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Nancy Zieman has many posts, tutorials and how-to’s on the topic of Sewing. With such a broad category, Nancy Zieman’s blog encompasses all areas of sewing, embroidery and quilting.

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

Quick Stitch to Wear Again- Hem Jeans- Sewing With Nancy Zieman

Quick Stitch to Wear Again: Zipper Repair

  Replacing a broken zipper, mending jeans, sewing on buttons—these clothing repair tasks sometimes get a 2-thumbs down rating in the topic of sewing entertainment! Clothing repairs are important, but they don’t have to be difficult. In this 2-part Sewing With Nancy series, Nancy takes a lighter approach to fixing what’s broken, while breaking most sewing rules. … Continue Reading

Quick Stitch to Wear Again- Hem Jeans- Sewing With Nancy Zieman

Quick Stitch to Wear Again: Hems

Mending! That’s a sewing topic that some try to avoid. Have you ever thought, Oh goodie, today I get to replace a zipper! Can you relate? Mending doesn’t need to be a trial. You can cheat! No demerits, rather legitimate—although unconventional—sewing repairs with minimal effort. You’ll find four common mending repairs in the first episode of … Continue Reading

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Team Nancy Zieman is Heading to the Sewing & Stitchery Expo

The 2018 Sewing & Stitchery Expo is just over two weeks away—March 1–4, 2018—held each year at the Western Washington Fairgrounds in Puyallup, Washington (near Seattle). The Sewing & Stitchery Expo is celebrating 34 year in 2018! Over 22,000 sewing enthusiasts from across the world attend this annual gathering to get inspired with new ideas … Continue Reading

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Beginning Landscape Quilting Part One

Two of Nancy Zieman’s favorite hobbies were gardening and sewing. A little over 20 years ago, she was introduced to a quilting technique by Natalie Sewell, nationally known landscape quilt artist. Natalie and Nancy became fast friends and scheduled two–three quilting dates each year. During this three-part series on Sewing With Nancy, Nancy and Natalie … Continue Reading

Nancy Zieman's Super Quick Circle Skirt and Clover's New Elastic Bodkins

Make a Skirt in One Night

Here are my tips and tools for sewing a skirt with an elastic waistband, in one evening. Adding a waistband to a skirt couldn’t be easier with the proper tools. I’m pleased to share with you the Flex ‘n Glide Bodkin, the Clip ‘n Glide Bodkin, and the Elastic Lock Set! These three useful sewing … Continue Reading

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“Sewlebrity Love of Sewing Challenge” with Bonus Embroidery Download

It’s time to wrap up this first sewing project in Baby Lock’s Sewlebrity Love of Sewing Challenge. During my last video, I promised you a special memento—a bonus embroidery, which is free to download below—and add as the finishing touch to this tote. Watch and enjoy the video, then get stitching! Follow The Journey; Create … Continue Reading

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Tote Making Tips—Baby Lock’s “Sewlebrity Love of Sewing Challenge”

It’s week one of Baby Lock’s Sewlebrity Love of Sewing Challenge and it’s time for the third segment of my hobo tote project. During this week, I’m posting videos and blog posts on my adventure of creating a hobo tote using my sewing machine of choice, Baby Lock’s Destiny II. Join The Journey, Create Your … Continue Reading

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Embroidery Tips from Nancy—”Sewlebrity Love of Sewing Challenge”

Join the Adventure! Find Your Destiny. On January 2, I announced my new hobo tote project for Baby Lock’s Sewlebrity Love of Sewing Challenge. Now for the amazing part of my Sewlebrity Love of Sewing Challenge project—the embroidery, using Baby Lock’s Destiny II. Watch the video as I resize, add custom thread colors, duplicate, and … Continue Reading

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Join me for Baby Lock’s Sewlebrity Love of Sewing Challenge

Welcome to Baby Lock’s Sewlebrity Love of Sewing Challenge. For the next 12 weeks, twelve sewlebrities will create exciting projects on the Baby Lock Destiny II. I’m kicking off the celebration by sewing a roomy hobo tote. Join the Adventure! Find Your Destiny. Click and watch the video below on how to get started. Supplies … Continue Reading

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