See the most popular blog posts and Sewing With Nancy episodes featuring sewing. Nancy Zieman has years of experience sewing and stitching and shares that wisdom with all her readers and viewers. Find your next sewing project with Nancy Zieman.


Learn Stress Free Doodle Stitching

Create small works of fiber art! We’ve all doodled, sketching with short pencil strokes or shapes in the margins of notes or homework. In part one of the Sewing With Nancy program, Doodle Stitching, Nancy Zieman shows how to translate those sketched doodles onto fabric with sewing machine stitches. The sewing is fast, and the … Continue Reading


Five Ways to Watch Sewing With Nancy

Did you know there are Five Ways to Watch Sewing With Nancy? Back in 1982 when the first Sewing With Nancy show aired, never did Nancy Zieman dream; #1,  that she would record over 35 years of television, and #2 that the show would be available on multiple channels and across the internet. (Not to … Continue Reading

ISFF Headband Feature

I Sew For Fun Project Tutorial: Reversible Headband

  Sew a reversible headband that is both practical and adorable—it keeps hair in place, while making a fashion statement! Ask your little sewing partner to choose two cotton fabrics and let the stitching begin with this FREE! I Sew For Fun Reversible Headband Sewing Tutorial by Nancy Zieman. You’ll find this reversible headband sewing … Continue Reading


Stitch Quick-to-Sew Designer Travel Gear

If you like creative stitching projects that can be made in an evening or less? You’re in for a treat! In part two of the TV series, Travel Gear Made Easy, this week’s featured online video, guest Mary Mulari teaches how to quickly stitch travel gear for everyday travel or extended trips. Mary knows all about travel, … Continue Reading


Sew Fun and Useful Travel Accessories

Nancy Zieman met Mary Mulari early in her career at a seminar that she was presenting in Minnesota. Mary introduced Nancy to her decorated sweatshirt patterns, a novel idea back then. She didn’t limit her repertoire to embellishing sweatshirts—no, far from it! Each season on Sewing With Nancy, Mary joined Nancy to share her new clever … Continue Reading

2019 NZP Pillow Sewing Challenge Feature

2019 Nancy Zieman Productions Pillow Sewing Challenge Winners Announced

We’re excited to announce The 2019 Nancy Zieman Productions Pillow Sewing Challenge WINNERS! Team NZP enjoyed seeing all the entries and the talent showcased in this annual event celebrating sewing.  The 2019 Nancy Zieman Productions Pillow Sewing Challenge was so much fun to host. We hope you’ll enjoy seeing all the pillow entries in this special … Continue Reading

McCalls M7871

McCall’s M7871 Easy Tunic and Dress Pattern

The McCall Pattern Company and Team Nancy Zieman are delighted to bring you The Nancy Zieman Productions TM Collection of sewing patterns designed for those of us who love to sew and have limited sewing time. We’re designing patterns to be sewn with Nancy Zieman’s innovative sewing techniques. Within each of our McCall’s patterns, we … Continue Reading


Learn to Use a Free-Motion Quilting Foot and More

Free-motion quilting is a technique that often is intimidating to beginning quilters. Trust us, you don’t need courage to attempt free-motion quilting, only practice! Here’s the best way to practice; the stitches are completely camouflaged by textured fabric. It’s the perfect testing ground for this specialty technique, using a quilting foot. Watch Nancy Zieman demonstrate … Continue Reading


More Recycled Jeans Projects in 10-20-30 Minutes

“Who uses minutes has hours to use; who loses minutes whole years must lose.” That great quote sums up the Nancy Zieman method of sewing—10 minutes here, 20 minutes there. Nancy created this minutes-to-sew sewing principle for fashion sewing and quilting, and now for recycling jeans. In part two of the Sewing With Nancy TV … Continue Reading


Learn to Use the Flower Stitch Foot and More

Nancy Zieman learned to sew using two presser feet—the all-purpose sewing foot and a zipper foot. Soon she discovered that specialty presser feet could improve her sewing skills. Much later she passed this information along in a series titled, Fancy Footworks. Not all sewing machine feet were featured in that series, so you guessed it—a … Continue Reading

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