Wednesday, July 31, 2013

What I'm Watching: Sewing with Nancy

I think I'm probably late to the game on this one, but I've been DVR'ing Sewing with Nancy for months without watching it. I finally got around to a few episodes, and it's fantastic!

Sewing with Nancy is hosted by, you guessed it, Nancy. Nancy Zieman to be exact, who also runs the website Nancy's Notions. A lot like It's Sew Easy, Sewing with Nancy covers a few different projects each episode. I watched a two-part series on making travel gear, which included tote bags, jewelry pouches, and luggage tags (among other things).

Nancy has samples ready for each step in the process, so the show moves quickly from project start to finish. Along the way, Nancy (and her guest, if she has one) throws out tips and techniques that you can apply to all kinds of sewing.

If you see an episode with projects you can't live without, there is a pattern book available for a fee (these PBS shows have to get along somehow!). And if you miss an episode, you can watch tons of videos online.

The episodes conclude with a segment called Nancy's Corner, where Nancy interviews someone about something sewing related. If you're a total sewing junkie like me, you'll love the diversity of topics covered in this portion of the show.

After only one episode, I could see why this is the longest running sewing TV show (30 years!!). I watched a bit of the 30th anniversary episode, and the clips from the previous decades were pretty hilarious. Is it weird to say that I can't wait until I've been sewing for 30 years?

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