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.


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


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

Nancy's Notions Sewing Weekend 2018

Sewing Weekend at Nancy’s Notions, May 3-5, 2018

Celebrate the 34th annual Nancy’s Notions Sewing Weekend, May 3–5, 2018—in Beaver Dam, WI. What started as a grand opening in 1985 has grown into one of Wisconsin’s largest annual sewing events. This year’s events start Thursday, May 3rd, and run through Saturday, May 5th. FREE Admission and FREE Parking! Join in on 24 seminars … Continue Reading


Spring Sewing Project Round Up

  Start sewing this spring with fresh easy projects! This curated collection of ideas are the perfect way to try a new technique or make a useful item. You’ll find all skill levels represented here. Embroider a Handbag Originally designed for the Baby Lock Sewlebrity Sewing Challenge, this handbag features custom machine embroidery along the … Continue Reading

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