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Nancy Zieman (June 21, 1953 – November 14, 2017) was an American author, designer, businesswomen, TV producer, blogger and national sewing authority, and host of the popular show Sewing With Nancy®, which appears exclusively on public television stations across the United States and Canada. You can watch Sewing With Nancy® online at

The Flying Sewing Machine Children's Book by Nancy Zieman

Celebrating Nancy with The Flying Sewing Machine Book Spotlight

There is a town nestled by the river not too far away, Where magic happens in mid afternoon each and every day. This place is much different from most cities or towns. Besides the usual people and pets, sewing machines fly around! At first glance this town called Sewland seems a normal place to gather. … Continue Reading


Doodle Creatively at Your Sewing Machine

Doodling—we’ve all done it with pen and paper. Those same concepts—drawing squiggles, circles, rectangles, and silly shapes—can be done with fabric, trim, and/or stitching. Why should you doodle at your sewing machine with fabric? It’s a great way to use fabric odds and ends while being creative. Watch the Doodle Stitching TV show online now. … Continue Reading

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June 2018 Block of the Month: Friendship Star

She’s Our Star 2018 Block of the Month June: Friendship Star This month we’re stitching the traditional Friendship Star quilt block design—the sixth and final of the six star-based blocks in NZP’s 2018 Block of the Month series. Team Nancy Zieman is pleased to honor Nancy with this beautiful new block of the month series … Continue Reading


Sew Artistic Thread Sketches with Doodle Stitching

Create small works of fiber art! We’ve all doodled, sketching with short pencil strokes or shapes in the margins of notes or homework. In part one of the Sewing With Nancy program, Doodle Stitching, you’ll learn to translate those sketched doodles onto fabric with sewing machine stitches. The sewing is fast, and the end result … Continue Reading

Simple to Chic T-Shirt Remakes

Simple to Chic T-shirt Remakes

The machine embroidery designs you’ll see below not only decorate, but transform an everyday knit shirt into a wow shirt. Eileen Roche, the brainchild of this technique, joins Nancy on Sewing With Nancy to take embroidery to the next level. The second of a 2-part series, Simple to Chic T-shirt Remakes, focuses on in-the-hoop T-shirt … Continue Reading


Red, White & Blue Fun and Creative Projects

Check out our June Project Round up featuring projects in Red, White, and Blue! Two Scarf Wrap Sometimes two identical scarves are just waiting for you to buy, take home, and sew only two seams. As Bobbie Jo can attest, the end wrap is delightful to wear! Watch All Occasion Fabric Wraps (Part One and … Continue Reading

10-20-30 Minutes to Recycle Jeans

10-20-30 Minutes to Recycle Jeans, Part Two

“Who uses minutes has hours to use; who loses minutes whole years must lose.” That great quote sums up the Nancy Zieman method of sewing—10 minutes here, 20 minutes there. Nancy created this minutes-to-sew sewing principle for fashion sewing and quilting, and now for recycling jeans. In part two of the Sewing With Nancy TV … Continue Reading


NEW! Free-Motion Framework Book and Blog Tour

Join the Free-Motion Framework Book Tour Thank you so much for stopping by the Nancy Zieman Productions blog stop on the Free-Motion Framework book tour! Team Nancy Zieman met author/sewer/quilter Jen Eskridge, about 3 years ago, when Jen interviewed for an independent contractor position to work on the NZP blog and social media team. While … Continue Reading


I Sew For Fun: Design and Print Your Own 18-Inch Doll Clothes to Sew

Design, print, and stitch your very own 18-inch doll outfit with the I Sew For Fun Click-Print-Stitch Software. The creative options are unlimited! Click and choose one of the project designs included within the Click-Print-Stitch Software. Print your project on 8-1/2″ x 11″ Inkjet Printer Fabric Sheets (not included). Stitch projects together following Nancy Zieman’s easy … Continue Reading


10-20-30 Minutes to Recycle Jeans, Part One

Sewing is a creative outlet and a favorite therapy for many of us. The NZP team enjoys making time for sewing each day. Some days it’s 10 minutes in the morning, or 20 minutes in the afternoon. This is how Nancy Zieman accomplished most sewing tasks, regardless of the project. If you’ve tuned in to … Continue Reading

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