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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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The Best Sweatshirt Makeovers

We are kicking off this Sewing With Nancy season with The Best Sweatshirt Makeovers. For many of us, sweatshirts are a wardrobe basic. Decorated sweatshirts have played a starring role during many seasons. Looking back at all the styles created, we decided to feature the 2-part series with guest Mary Mulari, a self-proclaimed goddess of embellished sweatshirts. … Continue Reading

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January Sew Organized Round Up

Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares (Part One, Part Two, and Part Three) is not only a sensible way to sew, but most projects in the book help keep your household organized. Everything from fabric bins to carry-on luggage, these simple designs stitch up quickly and aid in your New Year’s organizing resolution. As you may already know, … 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

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I Sew For Fun Sewing Spotlight with Morgan Mahon and Her Machine Embroidered Dragon Quilt

Our sewing friend, Morgan Mahon, read a book series about a family of dragons. She fell in love with the story and was inspired to make a quilt about dragons. She sketched out her ideas and talked with her mom, Designer Joi, about sewing a quilt. Morgan shares her creative journey, today on the NZP … Continue Reading

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Sew Simple Bins, Sacks, and Wall Pockets With Rectangles & Squares

From gift giving to personal sewing, Nancy found many projects could be stitched from the simplest shapes. We’ve already shared the first episode of the three-part series, Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares, on Sewing With Nancy. This blog focuses on part two of the series, sharing useful, yet clever items such as: Hold-it Sacks, … Continue Reading

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More Plain to Fabulous Fashion Sewing

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

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Sew an Easy Holiday Knit Dress

Sew a classy, yet comfortable, seasonal holiday dress. Nancy Zieman’s knit overlay tunic and dress, M7655 from The McCall Pattern Company aligns with Nancy’s sewing approach—easy styling with streamline sewing tips. The NZP Team’s pattern with McCall Pattern Company features an overlayed wrap on the bodice, two hem length options, and two neckline options: cowl and … Continue Reading

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Simple Bags and Totes Sewn with Rectangles and Squares

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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Plain to Fabulous Fashion Sewing

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

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Nancy Zieman Productions Fast Projects for the Holidays Sewing Round Up

The holiday season is upon us! Time to enjoy family, traditions, and celebrations. In keeping with holiday traditions, we’ll be making handmade items. We hope you will, too. NZP’s Fast Projects for the Holidays sewing round up is a collection of festive and quick sewing tutorials. Sew items for yourself or gift them to someone … Continue Reading

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