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Honoring Nancy Zieman

Photo credit: Glasgow Photography Nancy Zieman Productions, LLC. is saddened by the death of our friend and colleague, Nancy Zieman, longtime host of the Sewing With Nancy TV show on Public Television. Thank you, Nancy, for a life filled with inspiration, education, and grace. We extend our condolences to Nancy’s family, friends, colleagues, viewers and … Continue Reading


Make No-Sew Thanksgiving Napkins

Dress up the table this Thanksgiving, or on any occasion, with this no-sew project. Make cloth napkins in a hurry to coordinate with any season or theme. Using tips from our Sewing With Nancy friends, you may find your cloth napkin drawer overflowing in no time at all. The technique is shared from Gail Brown … Continue Reading

Fun and Festive Holiday Sewing Projects by Nancy Zieman - Sewing With Nancy

Fun and Festive Sewing Project Round-Up

This month’s sewing, quilting, and machine embroidery tutorial roundup fits the fun and festive theme. Everything from beginner skill levels to confident garment makers will find a project to welcome in the cool holiday season. Make one or make them all! Sew a Mug Rug Stitch the perfect stocking stuffer, a gift for a friend, … Continue Reading

Rope Sewing Reinvented with Lindsey Zinno and Nancy Zieman

Modern Bags Stitched with Rope

Simple, structural, and multifunctional, that’s how this week’s featured guest describes the fiber art projects she makes using cotton rope, a zigzag stitch, plus a large dose of creativity. Sewing With Nancy guest Lindsey Zinno is also a full-time college student in environmental and biological sciences, business owner, and designer. Continuing the mini-series on using cotton rope … Continue Reading


12th Annual National Tie One On Day

Give from the heart on Wednesday November 22—then give thanks on Thursday. This Thanksgiving Eve, Tie One On (an apron of course!) and bring joy to the life of someone in need. Participation is easy and uplifting. Simply wrap a loaf of bread or baked goods in an apron and tuck an encouraging note or … Continue Reading

Rope Sewing Reinvented with Lindsey Zinno and Nancy Zieman

NEW Rope Sewing Reinvented

Sewing yards and yards of cotton rope or clothesline cording together to create baskets, trivets, or bags is not a new technique. My guest for this next series creates multifunctional baskets, bags, and coasters for the modern home. She learned to sew at a young age, started a business during high school, and continues to … Continue Reading

Sew Simple With Rectangles and Squares by Nancy Zieman - Sewing With Nancy

Sew a Travel Bag Trio

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? My Sewing With Nancy 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! … Continue Reading

Most Common Garment Alterations - Reader Insights - Nancy Zieman - Sewing With Nancy

Most Common Garment Alterations

What type of alterations do you consistently make to your wardrobe?  That’s the question I posed earlier this month, via this blog,  Facebook, and Pinterest.  It was no surprise to learn that many alterations involve a hemline, whether it be on shorts, pants, dresses, or skirts. Many other fantastic alterations ideas are helping readers look their best. Enjoy … Continue Reading

Foster Creativity with Doll Costumes by Joan Hinds and Nancy Zieman - Sewing With Nancy

Foster Creativity with Doll Costumes

Dress up day is fun for all ages. Sewing costumes for 18″ dolls is a wonderful way to nurture imaginative play. Doll Costume Dress Up is this week’s featured Sewing With Nancy online TV show, with author Joan Hinds. Watch Doll Costume Dress Up online! Here’s a preview of the doll clothes patterns and sewing tips. Cowgirl … Continue Reading


Hot and Handy in the Kitchen

Whip up one of twenty different insulated kitchen-themed projects in as little as an evening. Start with the Hot and Handy Projects book. Slice up some fun fabrics into simple shapes, add a dash of insulating fabric, and you’ll have the perfect recipe to stitch up pot holders, oven mitts, casserole carriers, trivets, and more! Here’s … Continue Reading

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