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.

Hooded Poncho

Sew an Easy Hooded Poncho and Welcome April Showers

If you’re caught in the rain this spring, you’ll wish you had a fashionable, easy-to-sew poncho. Think of it like a rain slicker with serious personal style! This wrap-style hooded poncho is one of 14 easy-sew projects in Mary Mulari’s book, All Occasion Fabric Wraps. Today, Mary shares how to sew her easy all-weather poncho … Continue Reading

Milestone Birthdays | Month Bibs by Nancy Zieman

Absolutely Adorable Sewing Round-Up

Embroidered Baby Bibs to Celebrate Milestones Looking for that perfect baby gift? Embroider milestone baby bibs. These 12 bibs are sure to bring smiles and be used first as photo props to record each month’s milestone birthday, then for lunch time. See how easy these are to sew using this tutorial. Adorable Doll Costumes What … Continue Reading

Nancy Zieman's 2017 Pillow Sewing Challenge Winner hosted by Nancy Zieman of Sewing With Nancy

Nancy Zieman Pillow Sewing Challenge Winners Announced

The 2017 Nancy Zieman Pillow 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 pillow show anytime in my Facebook photo album, here. Great job to all who made and entered pillows into the 2017 Pillow Sewing Challenge. As you … Continue Reading


Sew, Fit and Design a Perfect T-Shirt Dress

Dress up your wardrobe, literally. During the perfect tee Sewing With Nancy mini-series, my guest and pattern designer Pamela Leggett shares fitting, sewing, and designing techniques for a classic tee dress. Join us on the second episode of Sewing The Perfect T-Shirt, this time concentrating on making a dress. Watch online, on DVD, or on PBS. Once … Continue Reading

Singer Treadle Machine | Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Remember Your First Sewing Machine?

What is the first sewing machine 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. Note: The photo above features my mom in 1954 with her first sewing machine, a Pfaff 130. (Isn’t she cute!) This was the … Continue Reading

Ten Tips I Learned About Sewing the Perfect T-Shirt | Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Sew the Perfect Knit Top or T-Shirt

The greatest benefit of my job is one-on-one lessons from sewing, embroidery, and quilting experts. When preparing for a TV series, my guests and I plan the series months in advance. After a quick study of the technique, book, or pattern, we have several phone conferences, I prepare scripts, the guest and my staff make … Continue Reading

The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew: Tutorial, Tips, and Techniques Sewing Round Up by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Absolute Easiest Way to Sew Tutorial Round Up

In this collection of sewing tutorials, tips, and techniques, you’ll learn The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew. My tips are also featured in the best-selling book by the same name. Think of my Absolute Easiest Way to Sew tutorials as building blocks for a solid foundation for future sewing endeavors. Much like constructing a home … Continue Reading

How to Patch a Hole in a Pair of Jeans by Nancy Zieman as seen on Sewing With Nancy

Five Common Mending Remedies

Are you replacing a broken zipper, mending jeans, or sewing on buttons? These sewing repairs get a 2-thumbs down rating in my book, under the topic of sewing entertainment! These clothing repairs are important, yet they don’t have to be difficult. In this new two-part Sewing With Nancy series, I’m taking a lighter approach to fixing what’s … Continue Reading

How to Sew an Off-Kilter Wonky Log Cabin Block by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Off-Kilter Log Cabin Quilt Block Pillow Tutorial

Off-Kilter Log Cabin Pillow The featured pillow for the 2017  Pillow Challenge offers a modern approach to a traditional Log Cabin quilt block design. The color choice gives the pillow a mid-century modern feel—the process is the time-honored Stitch ‘n Flip technique. Curious? The complete instructions are below. Fabrics and Cutting/Labeling Instructions This pillow can … Continue Reading

Think Spring! Nancy Zieman's Greenery Pantone Color Challenge Roundup | Sewing With Nancy

Think Spring! Green Sewing Round Up

It won’t surprise anyone to learn that my favorite color is green. Working in the garden, choosing green fabrics, and arranging home accents; green surrounds me. Imagine my delight when Pantone (the color forecasting company used by many designers across many industries) announced the 2017 color of the year: Greenery. *image from Looks like … Continue Reading

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