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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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Your First Sewing Book

What is the first sewing/quilting book you owned? That’s the question I posed earlier this month, via this blog, Facebook, and Pinterest. Enjoy the selected responses below, plus a spotlight on one of my followers. My favorite part about your responses is that many of you remember exactly what motivated you to grab the book and what you … Continue Reading

Trace 'n Create Florida Bag Template by Nancy Zieman and Clover USA

Nancy Zieman’s Favorite Bag Sewing Techniques

Handbags are more popular than ever! They are easy to sew and require far less fabric and time than quilts. They’re always the right size and fit perfectly—making them appealing to apparel sewists. I’ve been looking forward to sharing my Florida Bag design with you on today’s featured Sewing With Nancy Series. This is the first … Continue Reading

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Now Five Ways to Watch Sewing With Nancy

Now Five Ways to Watch Sewing With Nancy! Back in 1982 when the first Sewing With Nancy show aired, never did I dream; #1,  that I’d still be recording shows and #2 that the show would be available on multiple channels. (Not to mention that in 1982 no one had a clue about the internet!) … Continue Reading

Make a 5-Piece Knit Garment Collection with Nancy Zieman's New Pattern M7548 | Nancy Zieman Blog | Dressy-Casual Skirt

Sew a 5-Piece Knit Wardrobe for Spring

It seems I just can’t get enough sewing with knits! My newest knit wardrobe with The McCall Pattern Company is simple to create and will keep you fashionable and comfy. M7548 is a five-piece versatile sportswear collection. Mix and match the five pieces to complete a fantastic wardrobe that’s easy to sew, wears like a dream, and travels … Continue Reading

Bringing Hope 2 Others: Blankets Needed | Hat and Blanket Drive | Nancy's Corner | Sewing With Nancy | Nancy Zieman

Bringing Hope 2 Others: Blankets Needed

Behind the Scenes of Sewing With Nancy Recently on Sewing With Nancy, I interviewed Karen Klemp and Jane Krogstad from Hope 2 Others. Karen and her husband Rick founded Hope 2 Others—a non-profit organization with a focus on birthing, new-born resuscitation projects, and survival kits to prevent hypothermia for moms and their babies in Eastern Africa. They’ve … Continue Reading

Sew Simple with Rectangles and Squares by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Sew Simple with Rectangles and Squares Round Up

As you may already know, I love to streamline and simplify the sewing process. Making projects faster and more efficient frees up valuable time, and everyone could use more time! One of my most popular Sewing With Nancy three-part series, Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares (Part One, Part Two, and Part Three), addresses streamlining the sewing process. Change … Continue Reading

Sew Red Projects Round-up with PBS's Sewing With Nancy | Nancy Zieman

Sew Red Projects Round Up

Love is in the air! It seems most holidays have colors associated with them. Thankfully, the sewing community is a very visual group, so colors are a welcome jumping-off point for many design ideas. This season, I rounded up a few of my favorite RED sewing projects from my blog. Find them all linked below. … Continue Reading

Turn Orphan Quilt Blocks into Throw Pillows | Be My Valentine Quilt Block | Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Sew a Pillow from an Orphan Quilt Block

Along our quilting journey, we try new techniques and test interesting ideas. Sometimes these valuable lessons and attempts yield “orphan blocks” or leftover quilt blocks that don’t belong to a larger quilt. Take one or more of these treasured quilt blocks and sew them into throw pillows. It’s an easy idea that doesn’t require any … Continue Reading

Personlize Your Wardrobe with Fashion Sewing Techniques with Lorraine Torrence and Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy | Jean Jacket

Personalize Your Wardrobe with Fashion Sewing Techniques

A jeans jacket is one of my go-to wardrobe basics. They’re casual, comfortable, and basic. Today’s guest took that wardrobe staple and gave it options—many options. Welcome back Lorraine Torrence, fashion sewing expert, who is with us again to take our fashion sewing to the next level on Fashion Sewing: Plain to Fabulous Part Two. On … Continue Reading

Personlize Your Wardrobe with Fashion Sewing Techniques with Lorraine Torrence and Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy | Jean Jacket

Fashion Sewing: Plain to Fabulous

Expressing yourself with fabric is one of the hallmarks of sewing. Whether it’s dramatic, casual, modern, or sophisticated, you can easily combine fabrics and techniques that showcase your sense of style. Lorraine Torrence is today’s Sewing With Nancy guest on the all-new Fashion Sewing: Plain to Fabulous Part One TV Show. Watch as Lorraine shares … Continue Reading

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