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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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Doodle Creatively at Your Sewing Machine

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 now. … Continue Reading

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Sew Artistic Thread Sketches with Doodle Stitching

Create small works of fiber art! We’ve all doodled, sketching with short pencil strokes or shapes in the margins of notes or homework. In part one of the Sewing With Nancy program, Doodle Stitching, you’ll learn to translate those sketched doodles onto fabric with sewing machine stitches. The sewing is fast, and the end result … Continue Reading

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Red, White & Blue Fun and Creative Projects

Check out our June Project Round up featuring projects in Red, White, and Blue! Two Scarf Wrap Sometimes two identical scarves are just waiting for you to buy, take home, and sew only two seams. As Bobbie Jo can attest, the end wrap is delightful to wear! Watch All Occasion Fabric Wraps (Part One and … Continue Reading

10-20-30 Minutes to Recycle Jeans

10-20-30 Minutes to Recycle Jeans, Part Two

“Who uses minutes has hours to use; who loses minutes whole years must lose.” That great quote sums up the Nancy Zieman method of sewing—10 minutes here, 20 minutes there. Nancy created this minutes-to-sew sewing principle for fashion sewing and quilting, and now for recycling jeans. In part two of the Sewing With Nancy TV … Continue Reading

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10-20-30 Minutes to Recycle Jeans, Part One

Sewing is a creative outlet and a favorite therapy for many of us. The NZP team enjoys making time for sewing each day. Some days it’s 10 minutes in the morning, or 20 minutes in the afternoon. This is how Nancy Zieman accomplished most sewing tasks, regardless of the project. If you’ve tuned in to … Continue Reading

McCall's 7751 Color Blocked Shirt Pattern by Nancy Zieman

NEW! McCalls M7751 Summer Tops Designed by Nancy Zieman

Whether you choose casual or classy, you’re sure to be comfortable wearing this New! McCall’s M7751 Shaped Hemline Shirt Pattern by Nancy Zieman. Last spring, Nancy enjoyed working on this new pattern design for the McCall Pattern Company. Her goal was to give the classic button down blouse an update. We think you’ll agree, Nancy … Continue Reading

Too Cute for Kiddos

Too Cute for Kiddos 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 lunchtime. See how easy these are to sew using this tutorial. Cute Kids Embroidery Ideas The … Continue Reading

Solving The Patter Fitting Puzzle

Pattern Fitting 101-Part Two

Have you purchased or sewn a garment that doesn’t fit? Likely the answer is yes. Well, we can’t have that happen! So, in this featured Sewing With Nancy episode, Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle, Part Two, Nancy shares that fitting patterns doesn’t need to be puzzling. Learning to fit sewing patterns is definitely a sewing … Continue Reading

Free Kitchen Towel Topper Pritable Pattern

Kitchen Towel Topper Tutorial

Stitch a quick gift for you and/or a friend! This super-easy Free Kitchen Towel Topper Printable Pattern, with envelope-style closure, is a breeze to make with our free sewing tutorial and printable pattern! You’ll love to keep this practical, yet pretty, cotton towel close at hand. Finished Size: approximately 6 1/4″ wide x 18″ long … Continue Reading

Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle with Sewing With Nancy Zieman

Pattern Fitting 101

Learn each of Nancy’s pattern fitting techniques for your next garment sewing project. During the two Sewing With Nancy episodes featuring the show, Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle, Nancy shares with you her favorite pivot and slide methods that are easily mastered, without cutting the original pattern pieces apart! Fitting sewing patterns can be approached … Continue Reading

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