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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


Sew a Faux Fur Infinity Scarf

Find yourself making these infinity scarves and wishing for a chilly day! If you are in a cold climate, you may already be familiar with the luxury of faux fur and cuddle fleece fabrics. With so many textures and prints from which to choose, See how easy it is to work with this snuggly-soft fabric. … Continue Reading

Little Dresses for Africa Donation - with Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy | Nancy's Notions

What Charity Do You Sew With/For?

What charity do you sew with/for? 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. Quilt to Give is a sewing and quilting community service project that is close to my heart. Thanks to generous 2016 Quilt Expo attendees for … Continue Reading

Garnet fabric collection by Nancy Zieman for Penny Rose a division of Riley Blake Designs

Introducing Nancy Zieman’s Garnet Fabric Collection

Let me introduce you to my new fabric line, Garnet, by Penny Rose (a sister company of Riley Blake Designs) with 24 coordinating pieces. Ranging from the signature garnet color to a yummy salmon shade and then to a wheat color, the eight prints with three colorations each are—I think— a tasteful grouping. Three New … Continue Reading

Second Chance T-Shirt Gifts by Mary Mulari on Sewing With Nancy - Nancy Zieman - Recycle T-Shirts - T-shirt Quilts

Transform Treasured T-Shirts into Gifts

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 renewing … Continue Reading

VStocking Sewing Challenge Winner hosted by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy | 2016

Stocking Sewing Challenge Winners

The Christmas Stocking Sewing Challenge was so much fun to host. I enjoyed seeing all the entries and the talent showcased in the event. You can still view the virtual stocking show at the bottom of this post. As you may know, this year the winners were chosen by a panel of judges. With over 100 entries, it … Continue Reading

Sew Peppermint Holiday Themed Mug Rug Drink Coasters with this tutorial from Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Sew A Mug Rug from Fabric Scraps

Stitch the perfect stocking stuffer, a gift for a friend, or an accent for your home using fabric scraps! My easy-to-sew mug rug pattern is ideal to stitch using a peppermint theme. In no time, create a set of festive drink coasters. If you don’t have a favorite go-to recipe for homemade hot cocoa, my … Continue Reading

Second Chance T-Shirt Gifts by Mary Mulari on Sewing With Nancy - Nancy Zieman - Recycle T-Shirts - T-shirt Quilts

Second Chance T-Shirt Gifts

Make T-shirts into a quilt, pillow, scarf, and more! I 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 today’s new episode of Sewing With Nancy, Mary … Continue Reading

Nancy Zieman's Garnet Fabric Collection for Riley Blake

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day

Welcome to the Nancy Zieman blog! If you’ve found your way here from the Sew Mama Sew Give Away Day, I’m glad you could join us! At the Sewing With Nancy production studio and in my office, we’re mindful of giving year round. From giving free patterns and tutorials to giving to the community through … Continue Reading

Sew kids' fleece hats and scarves/Cuddle Buddies/Sewing With Nancy Zieman

Sew Adorable Animal Fleece Hats and Scarves

Sew an adorable animal hat from fleece! If your next sewing project includes a cute critter face, look no further! These easy, yet artistic sewing projects will find their way onto your to-do list. They are irresistable! Have I piqued your interest? My goal is that you’ll be inspired to create hat and scarf creations … Continue Reading

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