Sewing With Nancy® 1900 Series Program
Prog. 1901: Simple Swing Jackets (Uplinks Aug. 21, 2005, and Feb.
Use two fabrics and a streamlined pattern to sew reversible
jackets that have style and flair.
Nancy Zieman uses two coordinating fabrics and a jacket pattern
having only three or four main pattern pieces to make versatile
casual jackets. She demonstrates simplified construction
techniques as she makes a reversible print jacket with a collar.
Then she shows how to add interest to a collarless reversible
jacket by making and adding piping.
Prog. 1902: Simple Swing Jackets (Uplinks Aug. 28, 2005, and Feb.
Combine serger construction and interesting fabrics to make
single layer jackets.
Using the same pattern as in the previous program, Nancy Zieman
creates two serged jackets with totally different looks. She
chooses a midweight woolen fabric to make a single layer jacket
accented with serged stitching. Then she selects a sheer fabric
and uses a serged rolled hem to construct and finish a jacket
that has a collar.
Prog. 1903: Simple Swing Jackets (Uplinks Sept. 4, 2005, and
March 5, 2006)
Give a basic jacket personality and vitality with unique sewing
techniques and accents.
Small amounts of embellishment can give a jacket a new look.
Nancy Zieman adds couched thread accents to the collar of one
jacket, then finishes jacket and collar edges of another jacket
with fringe. She simulates color blocking, using both sides of a
reversible fabric on a third jacket, and adds elegant embroidery
to a boiled wool jacket.
Prog. 1904: Quilting—It’s All in the Cards (Uplinks Sept. 11,
2005, and March 12, 2006)
Use fat quarter cuts of fabric to learn how to select and
coordinate quilt fabric colorations.
Nancy Zieman and quilting author/color expert Terry Atkinson use
fat quarter “playing cards” to illustrate color selection
principles for choosing quilt fabrics. They use Terry’s Four
Seasons, Go Fish, and King’s Corner quilts as examples, with
designs based on popular card games. Nancy explains how to
construct the King’s Corner Quilt and the Go Fish Quilt.
Prog. 1905: Quilting—It’s All in the Cards (Uplinks Sept. 18,
2005, and March 19, 2006)
Practice combining quilt prints by using fabric fat quarters.
Guest Terry Atkinson and Nancy Zieman play a few hands of fat
quarter poker to develop winning strategies for combining five
prints of various sizes, values, and colors. They demonstrate
timesaving techniques for making a High Five Quilt and a Royal
Pairs Quilt, each patterned after a card game.
Prog. 1906: Quilting—It’s All in the Cards (Uplinks Sept. 25,
2005, and March 26, 2006)
Use a simple three step process to choose coordinating quilt
fabrics to complement a print.
Using folded fat quarter fabric cuts, Nancy Zieman and guest
Terry Atkinson practice selecting quilt fabrics by considering
three factors: print size, print variety, and value. They
illustrate those principles, then give step by step details for
making card game-based Texas Hold ’em and Four Seasons Quilts.
Prog. 1907: Sew Chic Chenille (Uplinks Oct. 2, 2005, and April 2,
Make textured chenille; then add it to fashionable garments,
accessories, and home accents.
Chenille is no longer restricted to the bedroom. Nancy Zieman
explains the simple process of layering, stitching, cutting, and
laundering fabrics to create chenille. After showing how to make
chenille scarves, she explains how to incorporate chenille into a
favorite garment pattern. She also details how to make an ultra-
soft chenille baby blanket.
Prog. 1908: Sew Chic Chenille (Uplinks Oct. 9, 2005, and April 9,
Learn simple techniques for adding chenille accents to chic
Nancy Zieman uses chenille to accent accessories rivaling those
found in exclusive boutiques. She adds Stacked Chenille to a
clutch bag, then incorporates chenille morsels on a cosmetic bag.
She makes a chenille Peek-A-Boo Scarf using a stabilizer base,
and adds fringed binding to jacket edges.
Prog. 1909: Sweatshirt Makeovers (Uplinks Oct. 16, 2005, and
April 16, 2006)
Convert ordinary pullover sweatshirts into fashionable cardigans.
After demonstrating how to turn a pullover sweatshirt into a
classic cardigan, Nancy Zieman and guest Mary Mulari construct
three variations. They add twisted button loops to a front
closure. They adapt a quilting technique to make center front
prairie points. Finally, they use hemline ribbing to convert a
sweatshirt into a vest.
Prog. 1910: Sweatshirt Makeovers (Uplinks Oct. 23, 2005, and
April 23, 2006)
Add style, comfort, and fashion to a sweatshirt by modifying the
neckline and hemline.
Host Nancy Zieman and guest Mary Mulari begin by adapting a
sweatshirt neckline to include a classic placket opening. Next,
they enhance the neckline with a zippered collar, and they
include a handy zippered sleeve pocket using a simplified
technique. They also add a buttoned-up side accent and neckline
crossover ribbing to another sweatshirt.
Prog. 1911: Sweatshirt Makeovers (Uplinks Oct. 30, 2005, and
April 30, 2006)
Change the style of a sweatshirt with facings and appliqués.
Nancy Zieman and guest Mary Mulari show how to remove neckline
ribbing and make facing patterns. Then they add pleated inserts,
vented or notched facings, and appliqués to sweatshirts. They
conclude by converting a sweatshirt into a vest, using a zippered
placket at the neckline and double facings to finish and trim the
Prog. 1912: Fantastic Fabric Bowls (Uplinks Nov. 6, 2005, and May
Use fabric to make bowls that serve as attractive home décor
Designer/sewing expert Kate Bashynski is Nancy Zieman’s guest.
She starts by making a basic fabric bowl by fusing two fabrics to
interfacing, then shapes the bowl with darts and accents it with
machine stitching. After making a confetti bowl, she and Nancy
modify the shape of several bowls, making flat-topped, octagon
base, chevroned, and 8-pointed versions.
Prog. 1913: Fantastic Fabric Bowls (Uplinks Nov. 13, 2005, and
May 14, 2006)
Take fabric bowl making to the next level with changes in shaping
After reviewing basic bowl construction, Nancy Zieman and guest
Kate Bashynski move on to more challenging variations. They make
a bowl with a scalloped edge and a center medallion, a stand-tall
bowl, a round bowl, a pagoda bowl, and a fluted bowl. For added
interest, they also accent several of the bowls with machine
stitching, fringe, and buttons.