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See the posts from the popular series “The Absolute Easiest Way To…” presented by Nancy Zieman.

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Nancy Zieman’s Absolute Easiest Way to Hem Anything

If you’re stitching, there’s a good chance your project will have a hem. Nearly everything we sew has a hem—skirts, pants, sleeves, and home décor items such as curtains and table linens. Using Nancy Zieman’s Absolute easiest Way to Hem, turn hemming into a simple sewing task. Find Nancy’s hemming tips and more in her … Continue Reading

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The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew Part Two on The Best of Sewing With Nancy

Collars are so easy to sew that even a first time stitcher will have success! Learn Nancy Zieman’s “Absolute Easiest Way” to sew collars, corners, and sleeves! The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew Collars In the second episode of The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew Collars on Sewing With Nancy, Nancy shares her favorite absolute easiest way … Continue Reading

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The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew Part One on The Best of Sewing With Nancy

We generally think of two or three different ways to stitch most techniques, yet we generally use just one method. Which one? Nancy Zieman’s Absolute Easiest Way, of course! This week’s featured online Sewing With Nancy program is the first in the three-part series on The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew. Use just a few … Continue Reading

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The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew, Part One

We generally think of two or three different ways to stitch most techniques, yet we generally use just one method. Which one? The absolute easiest way, of course! This week’s featured online Sewing With Nancy program is the first of a three-part series on The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew. Use just a few pins … Continue Reading

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The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew – Part One

We generally think of two or three different ways to stitch most techniques, yet we generally use just one method. Which one? The absolute easiest way, of course! This week’s featured online Sewing With Nancy program is the first of a three-part series on The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew. Use just a few pins … Continue Reading

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Nancy’s Absolute Easiest Sewing Techniques

We generally think of two or three different ways to stitch most techniques, yet we generally use just one method. Which one? The absolute easiest way, of course! This week’s featured online Sewing With Nancy program is the first of a three-part series on The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew. Use just a few pins … Continue Reading

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Elastic – Sew it the Absolute Easiest Way!

Okay, the above picture doesn’t look like much. That’s the point! It’s the easiest way to sew elastic to a waistline without the telltale topstitching of an elastic waistline. Over the years, Nancy tweaked and personalized sewing techniques.  Her favorites are collated in the book, The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew. She shares a bonus technique for … Continue Reading

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No-Fear Lapped Zipper

A lapped zipper gives a tailored look. Only one line of stitching shows on the right side of the fabric. It’s easier to keep the stitching straight and to make sure the zipper teeth are completely covered. We prefer the lapped zipper for side openings and sometimes back openings. 1. Increase the zipper seam allowance … Continue Reading

Stitch Perfect Gathers: A Technique Round Up by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Stitch Perfect Gathers—A Technique Round-up

Gather round for this sewing technique round-up! I’ve collected 10 tips for gathering fabrics that will change the way you approach your next sewing project. Whether you are working with thick cotton to lightweight sheers, there’s a technique for you! Tips #3, #5, and #7 are included in the online episode of Sewing With Nancy. My … Continue Reading

Learn to Sew the Absolute Easiest Way to Finish Seams by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Tips on Troubleshooting Tension to Seam Finishes

Sewing basics—that’s the feature of today’s blog. Adjusting the sewing machine’s tension, stitching basic knit or woven seams, and seam finishing options. You can’t get more basic than this! Troubleshooting Tension Balanced stitches are generally easy to achieve if the sewing machine is properly threaded. There may be a time that the top thread and … Continue Reading

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