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Learn more about the episodes of Sewing With Nancy, America’s longest running sewing television show produced by Wisconsin Public Television and distributed to over 200 independently owned public television stations nationwide.

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Elastic – Sew it the Absolute Easiest Way!

Okay, the above picture doesn’t look like much. That’s the point! It’s the easiest way to sew elastic to a waistline without the telltale topstitching of an elastic waistline. Over the years, Nancy tweaked and personalized sewing techniques.  Her favorites are collated in the book, The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew. She shares a bonus technique for … Continue Reading

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More Machine Embroidery Basics

Six lessons, it’s usually a great start in learning a new skill set—be it dancing, Zumba, or hang gliding! (Anyone hang glide?)  That same 6-lesson approach can easily be applied to the creative skill that Nancy’s guest, Eileen Roche has mastered. Eileen is the editor of Designs in Machine Embroidery Magazine, and she joins Nancy in the Sewing … Continue Reading

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Machine Embroidery Basics

Machine embroidery could possibly be your passion, or maybe it’s something you’d like to try. If you’re a newbie or want-to-be embroiderer, Eileen Roche, Nancy’s friend and Sewing With Nancy guest, will show you how to learn Machine Embroidery in 6 Easy Lessons on a 2-part series. The embroidery process comes down to six key … Continue Reading

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More Travel Gear Made Easy

If you like creative stitching projects that can be made in an evening or less? You’re in for a treat! In part two of the TV series, Travel Gear Made Easy, this week’s featured online video, guest Mary Mulari teaches how to quickly stitch travel gear for everyday travel or extended trips. Mary knows all about travel, … Continue Reading

Travel Gear Made Easy

Travel Gear Made Easy

Nancy met Mary Mulari early in her career at a seminar that she was presenting in Minnesota. Mary introduced Nancy to her decorated sweatshirt patterns, a novel idea back then. She didn’t limit her repertoire to embellishing sweatshirts—no, far from it! Each season Mary joined Nancy on Sewing With Nancy for another clever sewing topic. This … Continue Reading

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More Easy Fleecy Accessories

This Sewing With Nancy spotlight is part two of Fast and Fleecy Accessories. Made without traditional sewing patterns, the accessories that Nancy details in the TV series are simple, yet very practical, you could easily say fun! When you tune in to the show you’ll find the first project featured is a comfy scarf with muff-like pockets. … Continue Reading

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Sew More Stylish Doll Clothes in 30-Minutes

  Raising two boys, sewing doll clothes wasn’t on Nancy’s radar. So when Joan Hinds  approached her on the topic of sewing doll clothes as a Sewing With Nancy topic, Nancy had to stop and think. Wow, she hadn’t thought of that before! Joan’s take on the topic is to make simple styles in 30 minutes! … Continue Reading

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Now Five Ways to Watch Sewing With Nancy

Now Five Ways to Watch Sewing With Nancy! Back in 1982 when the first Sewing With Nancy show aired, never did I dream; #1,  that I’d still be recording shows and #2 that the show would be available on multiple channels. (Not to mention that in 1982 no one had a clue about the internet!) … Continue Reading

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Little Dresses for Africa—Thank You for Helping!

Little Dresses for Africa has an amazing story that continues to astound Rachel O’Neil, the founder, and many of us who follow her mission. Beginning as a grass roots effort in 2008 with a goal to take 1000 pillowcase dresses for little girls to a single village in Africa, Little Dresses for Africa has grown … Continue Reading

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Knit Top Transformations that will WOW You!

My favorite part of sewing is the process. I enjoy watching the progression unfold and then savor what my sewing efforts produce. Today you’ll see that machine embroidery is the star of the process and the end result!   The machine embroidery designs you’ll see below not only decorate, but transform an everyday knit shirt into … Continue Reading

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