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Nancy Zieman’s Sewing Blog compliments the Sewing With Nancy television show through additional projects, sew-alongs, quilt and sewing tutorials, guest bloggers and episode links.


Nancy’s Absolute Easiest Sewing Techniques

We generally think of two or three different ways to stitch most techniques, yet we generally use just one method. Which one? The absolute easiest way, of course! This week’s featured online Sewing With Nancy program is the first of a three-part series on The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew. Use just a few pins … Continue Reading


Machine Embroidery Basics

Machine embroidery could possibly be your passion, or maybe it’s something you’d like to try. If you’re a newbie or want-to-be embroiderer, Eileen Roche, Nancy’s friend and Sewing With Nancy guest, will show you how to learn Machine Embroidery in 6 Easy Lessons on a 2-part series. The embroidery process comes down to six key … Continue Reading


More Easy Fleecy Accessories

This Sewing With Nancy spotlight is part two of Fast and Fleecy Accessories. Made without traditional sewing patterns, the accessories that Nancy details in the TV series are simple, yet very practical, you could easily say fun! When you tune in to the show you’ll find the first project featured is a comfy scarf with muff-like pockets. … Continue Reading

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Discover The Fun of Fabric Circles

By Donna Fenske, Nancy’s Notions Guest Blogger Make a colorful statement on your dining room table or buffet, family room coffee table, kitchen countertop, or even your bedroom dresser with a Shell Game Table Runner. This project calls for lots of circles, so keep your sanity in check by using precut fabric circles. You’ll save … Continue Reading


Nancy’s Most Popular Blog Posting—Absolute Easiest Way to Sew Elastic

Okay, the above picture doesn’t look like much. That’s the point! It’s the easiest way to sew elastic to a waistline without the telltale topstitching of an elastic waistline. Over the years, I’ve tweaked and personalized sewing techniques.  My favorites are collated in my book, The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew. Now I’ll share a bonus technique … Continue Reading


Add Designer Details to Towels in a Few Simple Steps

By Donna Fenske, Nancy’s Notions Guest Blogger Give your kitchen or bath an instant upgrade by sewing ruffles to the bottom hem of toweling fabric or premade towels. Discover this easy technique and dress up plain towels for yourself, or to give as gifts. Start by laundering toweling fabric or purchased towels, as well as … Continue Reading


Make Ordinary Projects Look Extraordinary With Ribbon Lights

By Denise Abel, Nancy’s Notions Guest Blogger Now it’s easier than ever to make any of your projects stand out—LED Ribbon Lights add just the right amount of sparkle to home décor, clothes and accessories, holiday decorations, and more. These small lights are attached to a soft, flexible satin ribbon that can be sewn or glued … Continue Reading


Meet a Sewing Notion That Can Multitask

I was recently asked if the  5-in-1 Sliding Gauge could really live up to its name, providing help with five sewing and quilting tasks. My response was, I certainly hope so! That question prompted me to go to my sewing studio and check out the little tool that I use every time that I sew or … Continue Reading


Up Close and Personal with Sewing Celebrity Pati Palmer

Pati Palmer returns as a guest on Sewing With Nancy with the second episode of Jackets for Real People. What a pleasure it was for me to learn from Pati! Now, you too can learn from the best of the best. Just click and watch! Spending time with Pati to plan and record the 2-part series was a pleasure. Warm, … Continue Reading


Sewing Guru Pati Palmer Gives 8-hour Jacket Tips

Sewing a jacket once meant using hair canvas interfacing and hand pad stitching to create a tailored look. But not any longer! Learn from  Pati Palmer, one of my favorite tailoring gurus, how to use fusible interfacings while creating a fabulous looking jacket. Famous for her 8-hour blazer pattern, Pati joins me on a 2-part Sewing With Nancy series, Jackets … Continue Reading

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