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.


Ultimate Fancy Footworks 2 – Part Three

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


Ultimate Fancy Footworks 2 – Part Two

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 sequel, Fancy … Continue Reading


Ultimate Fancy Footworks 2 – Part One

Do you ever wonder how to use specialty sewing machine presser feet? You’re not alone! Many of us rarely change presser feet and subsequently never reap the creative benefits of sewing. The goal of this three-part Sewing With Nancy, Fancy Footworks 2, series is to put your mind at ease and show you exactly how and … Continue Reading


The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew – Part Three

Sew it simple. Sew to have fun. How? It’s straightforward after you learn The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew! This time, learn how to insert an invisible zipper. To seamlessly—pun intended—insert an invisible zipper into the seam use this modified approach, attaching the facing before sewing the zipper. It’s a new approach and one of … Continue Reading


The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew – Part Two

We are going to make a rather bold statement: Collars are so easy to sew that even a first time stitcher will have success. That kind of statement is out of character for us, but it’s true. Let us show you . . . The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew Collars In the second episode of … Continue Reading


The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew – Part One

We generally think of two or three different ways to stitch most techniques, yet we generally use just one method. Which one? The absolute easiest way, of course! This week’s featured online Sewing With Nancy program is the first of a three-part series on The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew. Use just a few pins … Continue Reading


Fashion Sewing: Plain to Fabulous – Part Two

A jeans jacket is a go-to wardrobe basic. They’re casual, comfortable, and essential. Today’s guest took that wardrobe staple and gave it options—many options. Welcome back Lorraine Torrence, fashion sewing expert, who takes our fashion sewing to the next level on Fashion Sewing: Plain to Fabulous Part Two. On this Sewing With Nancy episode, you’ll see … Continue Reading


Fashion Sewing: Plain to Fabulous – Part One

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 Nancy Zieman’s guest on Fashion Sewing: Plain to Fabulous Part One. Watch as Lorraine shares her knack for making a statement through … Continue Reading

ISFF Pillowcase Feature

I Sew For Fun Project Tutorial: Pillowcase

Have a PJ party with your little partner as they make their very own pillowcase. Sweet dreams will definitely follow! This easy project is a favorite for gift giving too! Learn how to make an easy Pillowcase with this FREE! I Sew For Fun Pillowcase Tutorial by Nancy Zieman. You’ll find this easy sewing project, … Continue Reading


Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares – Part Three

Incorporating specialty fabrics can add functionality when sewing gifts and projects. For example, try clear vinyl. This unique fabric is the star of the Sewing With Nancy program, Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares—the third episode. Watch online.  Here’s a preview of the projects that you’ll see demonstrated during the show. Jewelry Caddies Nancy began this … Continue Reading

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