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Sew To Give–Sewing & Quilting Outreach Opportunities

Sew To Give™ is the name I’ve given to sewing, quilting, and volunteering outreach programs. Over the years, I’ve interviewed guests with amazing charitable goals during Sewing With Nancy’s Nancy’s Corner segments. Listed below is a grouping of many of the organizations that I’m aware of, giving you options to sew and quilt for others. As I often say on Sewing … Continue Reading

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Stay Organized with Simple Fabric Bins

Don’t settle for dull off-the-shelf storage bins. Customize fabric bins to accent your home décor, or dorm room décor, by selecting coordinating fabrics and sewing your own fabric bins! Made from simple rectangle and square fabric pieces—the sewing is enjoyable and the end result is as fresh in appearance as it is useful. This Fabric … Continue Reading

Back to School Big Bigger Canvas Tote with Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy and Baby Lock Serger

Back to School Big-Bigger Canvas Tote

For kids going off to college or college grads moving to start a career, serge a Big-Bigger Canvas Tote that expands to handle storage and laundry needs. It’s a tote that has both function and style! Supplies: 1 yard each of two coordinating canvas or denim-weight fabrics Madeira Mouline, 100% Cotton, Six-Strand Floss, four packages … Continue Reading

Hoop It Up- Guide to Successful Embroidery by Maria Zinno | Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Embroider Difficult-to-Hoop Projects

My featured TV guest likes to compare machine embroidery to cooking. When cooking you follow the recipe, purchase the ingredients, but sometimes you tweak the process. That’s what happens with machine embroidery; you learn to adjust the hooping technique, design, and/or stabilizer to fit the project. Marie Zinno, embroidery professional and author, is my guest … Continue Reading

How to Sew a Pillow by Nancy Zieman

Sewing Pillows 101

As the calendar turns to August, it’s time to start thinking back to school. Show your support by making a pillow for a special student in your life. Pillows are a go-to project for any skill level, they’re quickly sewn in most any size, and they can be made in multiple styles! Tutorials Included Wrapped … Continue Reading


Sew a Super Quick Summer Dress

Looking for a fresh new addition for your summer wardrobe? Sew an empire elastic-waist dress with a scoop neckline. Like other knit garments, this completed piece will be lightweight and will travel well. My knit dress and top collection, M7353 from The McCall Pattern Company is in line with my sewing approach—easy styling with streamline … Continue Reading

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Baby Gifts Embroidered In The Hoop

The first step for adding machine embroidery to fabric or “ready-mades” is to hoop the fabric. Sounds simple, yet with each different fabric type and/or shape of the project, there are valuable tips and techniques that make that hooping process simple. My Sewing With Nancy guest and professional embroiderer Marie Zinno and I give you five lessons … Continue Reading

Free Motion Quliting for Beginners by Molly Hansen | Sewing With Nancy Zieman

Free-Motion Quilting with Your Sewing Machine

It’s time to check free-motion quilting off your bucket list! With tips from Sewing With Nancy guest Molly Hanson you can jump in with a can-do attitude.  Luckily, my guest took her can-do attitude and taught herself artistic stitching. Now, you can watch her can-do free-motion quilting techniques online and view the specific techniques in her book. Molly’s goal … Continue Reading

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How do you mark fabrics?

How do you mark your fabrics when sewing?  That’s the question I posed earlier this month, via this blog,  Facebook, and Pinterest.  It’s fantastic to see such a range of marking ideas for so many projects. Think beyond the washable pen and chalk.  Enjoy the selected responses below, plus a spotlight on one featured reader. Here’s what … Continue Reading


Upgrade T-shirts with Machine Embroidery

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

Molly Hansen's Free Motion Quilting for Beginners on Sewing With Nancy | Nancy Zieman

Quilting For Beginners with Molly Hansen

Free-motion quilting is easier than you think with expert advice from Molly Hansen and a little practice.  According to Sewing With Nancy guest, Molly Hanson, all you need is a bit of confidence! Free-Motion Quilting for Beginners is this week’s online Sewing With Nancy feature. Watching Molly free-motion quilt is the best way to learn … Continue Reading

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