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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.

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Sew Smart-A Three-Season Jacket

If it’s been awhile since you stitched a jacket, take an easy approach and create a swing-style version made from comfy, fashionable knit fabric. Tune in and watch Nancy as she shares her time-saving knit sewing tips and techniques. Jackets are flattering and versatle you can personalize with style options. The fabric of choice is … Continue Reading

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Sew Delightful Doll Clothes in Just 30 Minutes

When Joan Hinds proposed the idea of 30-Minute Doll Clothes for a Sewing With Nancy program, Nancy’s interest piqued. She asked Joan if the pieces could truly be made in just 30-minutes instead of several sewing sessions. Her answer—absolutely! Nancy gave Joan the go-ahead to submit ideas centering on sewing for the popular 18″ dolls. She sent Nancy sketches and photos. … Continue Reading

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Tips for Sewing Trendy Tunics

’ Make a fashion statement when sewing knits! Concerned about the process? Not to worry. Nancy will show you that the “Less is Best” principle applies to stitching comfy fashions. During this episode of Sewing With Nancy, get the inside scoop on choosing knit fabrics and stitching a flattering tunic. You’ll soon see knit sewing … Continue Reading

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Lighthearted Kid-Friendly Sewing

Team Nancy Zieman is honored to carry on Nancy Zieman’s dream by continuing to share her love of sewing with you—Nancy’s dedicated viewers and readers. It is our honor to introduce you to Nancy Zieman’s I Sew For Fun program. Nancy and the Nancy Zieman Team worked nearly three years developing this unique sewing experience … Continue Reading

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15 Projects to Make from T-Shirts

  Make a Christmas Stocking from a T-shirt and more! T-shirts, we all have them. Whether from schools, vacations, concerts, sport events, or charitable causes, T-shirts hold memories usually stored in a drawer. Mary Mulari, our recycling expert, is here to encourage you to give those T-shirts a second chance and create unique gifts while … Continue Reading

Six Knit Sewing Tips by Sewing With Nancy Host Nancy Zieman

Six Tips for Sewing with Knit Fabrics

Find success sewing with knits using six of Nancy Zieman’s 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 … Continue Reading

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Fun Gifts Made With Your T-Shirt Stash

Make T-shirts into a quilt, pillow, scarf, and more! We can say with confidence that most families have a collection of T-shirts. Some may be meaningful, so they’re difficult to give away. To give these memory-making shirts a second chance is Mary Mulari, our makeover specialist. On this episode of Sewing With Nancy, Mary will … Continue Reading

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Handcraft a Rope Sewn Tote or Bag

Simple, structural, and multifunctional, that’s how this week’s featured guest describes the fiber art projects she makes using cotton rope, a zigzag stitch, plus a large dose of creativity. Sewing With Nancy guest Lindsey Zinno is also a full-time college student in environmental and biological sciences, business owner, and designer. Continuing the mini-series on using cotton rope … Continue Reading

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Fun and Easy Summer Splash Sewing Round-Up

Choose one or more of these fun summer-themed sewing projects and stitch some sunshine into your next picnic, pool party, or road trip. Whether you’re heading to the park, backyard, or beach—there’s an easy-to-make project for you. Here’s a roundup of a few of our favorite summertime sewing projects: Mermaid Dress Up Grab this quick … Continue Reading

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Easy, Contemporary Rope Sewing Projects

Sewing yards and yards of cotton rope or clothesline cording together to create baskets, trivets, or bags is not a new technique. Nancy’s guest for this next series creates multifunctional baskets, bags, and coasters for the modern home. She learned to sew at a young age, started a business during high school, and continues to … Continue Reading

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