See some of Nancy Zieman’s popular embroidery projects featured on the blog and on Sewing With Nancy.

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Time to Say Goodbye—A Personal Note from Nancy

There are many ways to celebrate a retirement and to say goodbye. Some might choose a gathering of close family and friends, a big party, or perhaps a quiet goodbye. I’ve decided to say goodbye to you—my loyal viewers, readers, and customers—with a personal note. My retirement came as a shock to my family and … 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

Hoop It Up with Maria Zinno and Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

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


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

How to easily sew mitered napkins by Nancy Zieman | Sew Simple with Rectangles and Squares

Summer Splash Sewing Round-Up

Choose one or more of these fun summer-themed sewing projects and stitch some sunshine into your next picnic, pool party, or road trip. Whether you’re heading to the park, backyard, or beach—there’s an easy-to-make project for you. Here’s a roundup of a few of my favorite summertime sewing projects: Mermaid Dress Up Grab this quick … Continue Reading

Remake Sweatshirts with Mary Mulari and Nancy Zieman on Sewing With Nancy

Fresh, New Sweatshirt Remakes by Mary Mulari

 By Mary Mulari, guest blogger and friend of Sewing With Nancy The book The Best Sweatshirt Makeovers is jammed full of great ways to make sweatshirts extraordinary, and today in Nancy’s blog, I’d like to share even more ideas. It’s time to mix it up and combine sweatshirt alterations and decorations in new ways. Page numbers are … Continue Reading

Sew Gifts- Make Memories by Mary Mulari and Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Sewing Gift-Giving Solutions

Sewing gifts ranks as the number one reason why most of us sew. During this Sewing With Nancy series, Sew Gifts–Make Memories, we feature gifts to sew that don’t always start with fabric yardage. When my guest Mary Mulari proposed the idea of sewing gift-giving solutions, I knew it was the perfect TV topic. Mary’s projects are clever, useful, and … Continue Reading

Tried and True Sewing and Quilting Tips from Sewing With Nancy | Nancy Zieman

Tried & True Sewing and Quilting Tips, Part Two

Sewing and Quilting specialists took time out from their busy schedule, while teaching at Nancy’s Notions Sewing Weekend event in Beaver Dam, WI, to record some of their favorite sewing and quilting tips. Today we’ll showcase the second episode of the two-part Sewing With Nancy mini-series, Tried & True Sewing and Quilting Tips.  I hope you enjoy the range of personalities … Continue Reading

Stress Free Quilting | Sew a Tote Bag to Showcase Quilt Show Pins | Sewing With Nancy | Nancy Zieman | Sewing Weekend

Sew a Tote and Display Your Collectible Pins

Create this showcase tote using your embroidery machine or with your traditional sewing machine. That’s right, you can piece perfectly and quilt with your embroidery machine. This Stress-Free Quilting Showcase Tote bundle, from Amazing Designs, includes pieced blocks and a computer-guided embroidery machine quilted design. In addition to the fun bag pattern, bonus table topper … Continue Reading

Tried and True Sewing Tips and Techniques by Nancy Zieman, Sewing With Nancy

Tried & True Sewing and Quilting Tips

The recording of the two-part Sewing With Nancy mini-series, Tried & True Sewing and Quilting Tips, took place during Nancy’s Notions annual Sewing Weekend event in Beaver Dam, WI. This yearly event takes place in May. Over 3,000 people flock to our small community for the 3-day sewing extravaganza. My guess is that during this weekend … Continue Reading

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