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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.

Fall Fashion Sewing Trends from Nancy Zieman Productions

Fall Fashion Sewing Trends from Nancy Zieman Productions

Build a fresh fall wardrobe with these trending fall fashion sewing patterns by Nancy Zieman for the McCall Pattern Company. Choose your favorite styles from Nancy’s easy-fit designs that flatter all body types, plus fall fashion trends from Team NZP. Pair a loose-fitting jacket with tapered pants or skirt. Color blocking using tonal fabrics with … Continue Reading

Travel Gear Made Easy

Travel Gear Made Easy

Nancy met Mary Mulari early in her career at a seminar that she was presenting in Minnesota. Mary introduced Nancy to her decorated sweatshirt patterns, a novel idea back then. She didn’t limit her repertoire to embellishing sweatshirts—no, far from it! Each season Mary joined Nancy on Sewing With Nancy for another clever sewing topic. This … Continue Reading

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Box Quilt Block – Table Runner Spotlight

You’re invited to participate in the Nancy Zieman Productions 2018 Fall Table Runner Sewing Challenge. Sew a table runner to showcase your sewing and quilting talents. Then enter by emailing your table runner photo to [email protected] Table runner entries may be any color palette, feature any sewing, quilting, or machine embroidery techniques, and must be … Continue Reading

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Ultimate Fancy Footworks 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 demonstrate this … Continue Reading

2018 Fall Table Runner Challenge

Nancy Zieman Productions Fall Table Runner Sewing Challenge 2018

You’re invited to participate in the Nancy Zieman Productions 2018 Fall Table Runner Sewing Challenge. Sew a table runner to showcase your sewing and quilting talents. Then enter by emailing your table runner photo to [email protected] Table runner entries may be any color palette, feature any sewing, quilting or machine embroidery techniques, and must be … Continue Reading

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Ultimate Fancy Footworks Part Two

Nancy 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

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Sew One of Nancy’s Favorite Scarves

Sew a Scarf in an evening or less! Long or short—square or rectangle—scarves are fashion statements that are as enjoyable to create, as they are to wear. Best of all, they can be created in a variety of fabrics and a minimal investment of time. Throughout the seasons of Sewing With Nancy, you’ve seen Nancy … Continue Reading

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Ultimate Fancy Footworks

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

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No-Fear Lapped Zipper

A lapped zipper gives a tailored look. Only one line of stitching shows on the right side of the fabric. It’s easier to keep the stitching straight and to make sure the zipper teeth are completely covered. We prefer the lapped zipper for side openings and sometimes back openings. 1. Increase the zipper seam allowance … Continue Reading

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“Really Easy” Youthful Sewing Projects

In today’s spotlight on Nancy Zieman’s I Sew For Fun program, we’ll take a look at seven “Two-Button” (really easy) sewing projects designed by Nancy. Remember to implement Nancy’s lighthearted methods when introducing youth to sewing. Watch the one-part series, I Sew For Fun on Sewing With Nancy. Nancy shares how to disregard lots of sewing … Continue Reading

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