Machine Embroidery


Let Nancy Zieman help acclimate you to your Baby Lock or other Embroidery sewing machine. We have many different projects at all skill levels of machine embroidery. Jump in and give machine embroidery a try.

Fun and Festive Holiday Sewing Projects by Nancy Zieman - Sewing With Nancy

Fun and Festive Sewing Project Round-Up

This month’s sewing, quilting, and machine embroidery tutorial roundup fits the fun and festive theme. Everything from beginner skill levels to confident garment makers will find a project to welcome in the cool holiday season. Make one or make them all! Sew a Mug Rug Stitch the perfect stocking stuffer, a gift for a friend, … Continue Reading


Embroider Pumpkins with Style

Combine in-the-hoop machine quilting with coordinating embroidery designs for your next fall-themed quilting project. As I turned the calendar to October, this fall-themed embroidery design pack by Amazing Designs came to mind. The embroidery bundle includes 26 designs for 4″ x 4″ hoops and 14 designs for 5″ x 7″ hoops. The possibilities for Creative … Continue Reading

Fleece Texting Gloves from Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Stay Connected and Warm with Texting Gloves

Smart phones aren’t just for teenagers and business professionals. It seems everyone is connected through their smart phones and devices these days. Of course, when cooler weather comes, we are faced with the dilemma of staying connected with our gloves off or staying warm with our gloves on. Peculiar, right? I have developed an easy … Continue Reading

Kitchen Craze Sewing Round Up by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy | Sewing Project Tutorials

Kitchen Craze Sewing Round-Up

Food brings people together. Whether with family or friends, we all seem to agree on a great gathering centered around great food! This month, I’ve gathered some of my favorite kitchen, party, BBQ, grocery, and transport items to showcase in this August Kitchen Craze Sewing Round-up. These easy-to-sew projects will be a hit at your … 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

Simple to Chic DVD Sewing With Nancy with Host Nancy Zieman

Simple to Chic T-shirt Remakes Part One

Most of us live in our comfortable knit tops and T-shirts. Let’s spice them up a bit with designer embroidery touches. Welcome to Simple to Chic T-shirt Remakes, a Sewing With Nancy two-part TV series—Watch online or on PBS. During this first episode, learn how to transform the common knit shirt into a fresh and … Continue Reading

Sewing And Quilting Project Round Up by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Nancy Zieman’s Sewing Project Roundup

I’m always intrigued to learn which Sewing With Nancy TV shows, or sewing, quilting, and machine embroidered projects—featured on my blog—are your favorites. I enjoy sewing a variety of projects for my home, for gifts, and for my three grandaughters. Here’s a roundup of a few of my favorites projects: I See Spots Quilt Circle … Continue Reading


Sew Gifts – Make Memories

Shop outside the big box stores and make your own gifts from new or upcycled fabrics. In the Sewing With Nancy series, Sew Gifts–Make Memories, we sew gifts for kids and adults that will be appreciated, and enjoyable to make. Mary Mulari is my guest for this series—she always amazes me with her clever approach … Continue Reading

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