Using your serger sewing machine for serging finished seams is only one of the many projects Nancy Zieman shows you in these popular blog posts and Sewing With Nancy episodes. Learn how to finish seams, apply decorative texture and create using a serger.

Back to School Big Bigger Canvas Tote with Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy and Baby Lock Serger

Back to School Big-Bigger Canvas Tote

For kids going off to college or college grads moving to start a career, serge a Big-Bigger Canvas Tote that expands to handle storage and laundry needs. It’s a tote that has both function and style! Supplies: 1 yard each of two coordinating canvas or denim-weight fabrics Madeira Mouline, 100% Cotton, Six-Strand Floss, four packages … 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


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

Six Knit Sewing Tips by Sewing With Nancy Host Nancy Zieman

Six Knit Sewing Tips

Find success sewing with knits using six of my favorite sewing tips. Follow the simple less is best principles and you’ll find knit garments are quite fun and approachable for most sewing skill levels. Here are a few tips that might help you with your next (or first) knit sewing project. Six Easy Knit Sewing Tips … Continue Reading

Sew Knit Coordinates- Start to Finish Part Two on Sewing With Nancy

Sew Knit Coordinates – Start to Finish Part Two on Sewing With Nancy

Learn the basics of sewing a knit top, pants, and a skirt on part two of Sew a Knit Wardrobe from Start to Finish on Sewing With Nancy. Less is better! That statement can be applied to many aspects of life, including sewing knits. During this second episode on sewing knits from start to finish, I’d like … Continue Reading

Sew a knit wardrobe start to finish with tips from Sewing With Nancy's Nancy Zieman

Sew Knit Coordinates—Start to Finish

While I like trying new sewing and quilting techniques, there’s something irresistible about sewing the basics. Going back to my sewing roots, these next two episodes are all about sewing knits. You’ll get a chance to sew, then mix and match four classic wardrobe pieces in my new two-part series, Sew a Knit Wardrobe from … 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

Use your serger for decorative finishes by Nancy Zieman

Decorative Serged Seams—Front and Center

A single-layer jacket can easily be sewn and serged with ease when choosing knit fleece or a Ponte knit fabric. Perfect for three-season enjoyment, the Cape Cod Jacket Pattern has perfect style lines to showcase serger stitches. I’d like to show you how I used a serged seam as a feature on this casual jacket. … Continue Reading

Tips to solver serger tension dilemmas by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Solving Serger Dilemmas

The serger is an invaluable tool when sewing knit garments. It has so many uses besides knits, though. Change the tension settings on your serger to create different stitches and finishes. The serger is a wonderful tool. But what happens when the tension is out of whack? It can be quite frustrating. Follow these tips … Continue Reading


Serge a Colorful Fabric Bin

Serge this fast and fun fabric bin—an ideal project for 10-inch precut fabric squares. 10-inch precuts are also known as 10-inch Stackers, Crackers, Layer Cakes, Patty-Cakes, Storybooks, and Ten Squares! If you’ve been wondering what to do with 10-inch precuts, start by selecting four 10-inch precut squares and celebrate National Serger Month with some one-on-one time with … Continue Reading

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