Sewing General


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.

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

Baby Lock/Sewlebrity Love of Sewing Challenge/Nancy Zieman

“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


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

Best Sweatshirt Makeovers, Nancy Zieman Mary Mulari, Sewing With Nancy

Become a Sweatshirt Makeover Expert

Restyling, revising, and repurposing are trending terms. When you tag on the word sweatshirts, you might think of my friend and Sewing With Nancy guest Mary Mulari. Since the early years of my program being on TV, Mary Mulari has been our resident sweatshirt makeover expert, whose ideas are timeless. During the current repurposed Sewing With … Continue Reading

How to Sew Buttoned Up Box Pillows with techniques by Nancy Zieman

Sew Easy—Boxed-Corner Pillows

Give your living space a breath of fresh air by sewing new pillows. These boxed-cornered pillows are almost effortless to make. Last week, I showed you how I create pointed, crisp pillow corners with the wrapped technique. This week learn how to add a nice boxy edge to each of the four corners. Fabric, Notions, … Continue Reading

Stress-Free Quilting Showcase Tote Bag Pattern and Embroidery Design Bundle by Nancy Zieman

Stress-Free Quilting Showcase Tote

Create this showcase tote using your embroidery machine or with your traditional sewing machine. That’s right, you can piece perfectly and quilt with your embroidery machine. This new Stress-Free Quilting Showcase Tote bundle from Amazing Designs includes pieced blocks and a computer-guided embroidery machine quilted design, in addition to the fun bag pattern, bonus table … Continue Reading

Simple To Chic T-Shirt Updates from Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

Simple to Chic T-Shirt Remakes

Knit tops are a wardrobe basic; most of us live in them. After awhile, the style can get, well, boring! Welcome to Simple to Chic T-Shirt Remakes, a Sewing With Nancy 2-part TV series—Watch online or on PBS. During this first episode, learn how to transform the common knit shirt into a fresh and smart-looking … Continue Reading

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Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle, Part One

Do you ever shy away from sewing fashions, since getting the right fit may seem daunting? Don’t worry—you’re not alone. During the next two Sewing With Nancy episodes featuring the new show, Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle, I’d like to share with you my favorite pattern fitting techniques that are easily mastered without cutting the original pattern … Continue Reading

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