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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 Simple with Rectangles & Squares – Part One

Streamline the sewing process to make fun projects in no time at all.“I like to sew but I really don’t have the time.” Sound familiar? Nancy Zieman’s three-part series, Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares, will change the way you think about projects and patterns. Everything demonstrated is simply cut from rectangles and squares! The Travel Trio … Continue Reading

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Second Chance T-Shirt Gifts – Part Two

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

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Sew An Insulated Casserole Carrier

Stitch this Casserole Carrier, from the Hot and Handy Projects book. Then, let your tasteful carrier help you get a handle on things. Place your hot dish (or cold dish) in the center, wrap and GO! An insulated carrier is perfect for picnics and potluck dinners. The inner insulated pocket lets you store a hot … Continue Reading

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Second Chance T-Shirt Gifts – Part One

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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I Sew For Fun Project Tutorial: Superhero Cape

    You’ve got the sewing power to help your little partner create their favorite superhero cape. Dress–up time and imagination time are so much fun, with this FREE! I Sew For Fun Superhero Cape Sewing Tutorial by Nancy Zieman. You’ll find this super fun sewing project, plus 19 additional I Sew For Fun projects, … Continue Reading

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Learn to Sew a Knit Wardrobe from Start to Finish

While Nancy Zieman liked trying new sewing and quilting techniques, there’s something she found irresistible about sewing the basics. Going back to her sewing roots, these next two episodes are all about sewing knits. You’ll get a chance to sew, then mix and match four classic wardrobe pieces in her two-part series, Sew a Knit … Continue Reading

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Beginning Landscape Quilting

  Two of Nancy Zieman’s favorite hobbies were gardening and sewing. A little over 20 years ago, she was introduced to a quilting technique by Natalie Sewell, nationally known landscape quilt artist. Natalie and Nancy became fast friends and scheduled two to three quilting dates each year. During this three-part series on Sewing With Nancy, … Continue Reading

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I Sew For Fun Project Tutorial: Super-Simple Skirt

Sew a Super-Simple Skirt with a little elastic and 5/8 yd. knit fabric! Your budding little sewists will bloom, as they create their first clothing project, with this FREE! I Sew For Fun Super-Simple Skirt Sewing Tutorial by Nancy Zieman.   You’ll find this sweet skirt sewing project, plus 19 additional I Sew For Fun … Continue Reading

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Learn More “Stress Free” Doodle Stitching

Do you like to doodle? Many of us enjoy sketching or even scribbling absentmindedly, dreaming we’re budding artists! The same action can be translated to needle and thread, randomly stitching on small pieces of fabric while learning creative techniques. Watch the Doodle Stitching TV show (Part One, Part Two, and Part Three) online now. You’ll also find … Continue Reading

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More Stress Free Artistic Doodle Stitching

  Doodling—we’ve all done it with pen and paper. Those same concepts—drawing squiggles, circles, rectangles, and silly shapes—can be done with fabric, trim, and/or stitching. Why should you doodle at your sewing machine with fabric? It’s a great way to use fabric odds and ends while being creative. Watch the Doodle Stitching TV show online … Continue Reading

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