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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

How to sew an Invisible Zipper using Absolute Easiest Ways by Nancy Zieman

Sew Invisible Zippers Easily

I often hear the stitching community say they are afraid of zippers. Today, I’d like to demystify the invisible zipper. It is one of the most useful zippers in garment/apparel and home décor sewing. The application is straightforward after you learn The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew! To seamlessly—pun intended—insert an invisible zipper into the … Continue Reading

Absolute Easiest Way to Sew A Collar by TV Host Nancy Zieman

Absolute Easiest Way to Sew Collars

What if I told you: Collars are so easy to sew that even a first time stitcher will have success. Bold. I know, and that kind of assertive statement is out of character for me, but it’s true. You’ll be successful sewing collars in the absolute easiest way. The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew Collars In my Sewing … Continue Reading

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Learn the Absolute Easiest Way to Sew

Let’s not make things more difficult than they need to be. I like to break down traditional sewing methods into their simplest way to be accomplished. On this week’s Sewing With Nancy, I’ll show you my favorite techniques created in the absolute easiest ways. Watch part one of the three-part series on The Absolute Easiest … Continue Reading

How to Sew Buttoned Up Box Pillows with techniques by Nancy Zieman

Sew Easy—Boxed-Corner Pillows

Give your living space a breath of fresh air by sewing new pillows. These boxed-cornered pillows are almost effortless to make. Learn how to add a nice boxy edge to each of the four corners. Fabric, Notions, and Supplies: Home Décor Fabric Matching Thread Three Buttons SofShape Interfacing 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge Fabric dimensions for 14″, … Continue Reading

Absolute Easiest Way to Sew Wrapped Pillow Corners by Nancy Zieman | How To Sew | Sewing With Nancy

Absolute Easiest Way to Sew Pillow Corners

Pillows, collars, and cuffs are just a few of the areas where corners need to be sewn. Cast aside the traditional technique and incorporate the “absolute easiest way” to handle sewing corners. A complete sewing tutorial to create the blue lattice pillow (shown above) can be found here. It includes an envelope pillow back and … Continue Reading

Nancy Zieman's Absolute Easiest Way to Sew A Lapped Zipper | Sewing With Nancy | How To Sew A Zipper

The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew a 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. I prefer the lapped zipper for side openings and sometimes back openings. 1. Increase the zipper seam allowance … Continue Reading

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