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Learn more about the episodes of Sewing With Nancy, America’s longest running sewing television show produced by Wisconsin Public Television and distributed to over 200 independently owned public television stations nationwide.

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Machine Embroidery in Six Easy Lessons – Part Two

Six lessons, it’s usually a great start in learning a new skill set—be it dancing, Zumba, or hang gliding! (Anyone hang glide?)  That same 6-lesson approach can easily be applied to the creative skill that Nancy Zieman’s guest, Eileen Roche has mastered. Eileen is the editor of Designs in Machine Embroidery Magazine, and she joins Nancy in the … Continue Reading

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Five Ways to Watch Sewing With Nancy

Did you know there are Five Ways to Watch Sewing With Nancy? Back in 1982 when the first Sewing With Nancy show aired, never did Nancy Zieman dream; #1,  that she would record over 35 years of television, and #2 that the show would be available on multiple channels and across the internet. (Not to … Continue Reading

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Machine Embroidery in Six Easy Lessons – Part One

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 Zieman’s friend and Sewing With Nancy guest, will teach you  Machine Embroidery in 6 Easy Lessons on a 2-part series. The embroidery process comes down to six key learning points. Learn … Continue Reading

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Stitch Quick-to-Sew Designer Travel Gear

If you like creative stitching projects that can be made in an evening or less? You’re in for a treat! In part two of the TV series, Travel Gear Made Easy, this week’s featured online video, guest Mary Mulari teaches how to quickly stitch travel gear for everyday travel or extended trips. Mary knows all about travel, … Continue Reading

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Sew Fun and Useful Travel Accessories

Nancy Zieman 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 on Sewing With Nancy, Mary joined Nancy to share her new clever … Continue Reading

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Sew More Fast and Fleecy Accessories

This Sewing With Nancy spotlight is part two of Fast and Fleecy Accessories. Made without traditional sewing patterns, the accessories that Nancy Zieman details in the TV series are simple, yet very practical, you could easily say fun! Watch Fast and Fleecy Accessories on The Best of Sewing With Nancy. When you tune in to the show you’ll find the … Continue Reading

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Sew More 30-Minute Outfits for 18″ Dolls

  Raising two boys, sewing doll clothes wasn’t on Nancy’s radar. So when Joan Hinds  approached her on the topic of sewing doll clothes as a Sewing With Nancy topic, Nancy had to stop and think. Wow, she hadn’t thought of that before! Joan’s take on the topic is to make simple styles in 30 minutes! … Continue Reading

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Sew Simple Specialty Fabric Projects with Rectangles & Squares

Incorporating specialty fabrics can add functionality when sewing gifts and projects. For example, try clear vinyl. This unique fabric is the star of the Sewing With Nancy program, Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares—the third episode. Watch online by clicking here.  Here’s a preview of the projects that you’ll see demonstrated during the show. Jewelry Caddies … Continue Reading

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Elastic – Sew it the Absolute Easiest Way!

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, Nancy tweaked and personalized sewing techniques.  Her favorites are collated in the book, The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew. She shares a bonus technique for … Continue Reading

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More Machine Embroidery Basics

Six lessons, it’s usually a great start in learning a new skill set—be it dancing, Zumba, or hang gliding! (Anyone hang glide?)  That same 6-lesson approach can easily be applied to the creative skill that Nancy’s guest, Eileen Roche has mastered. Eileen is the editor of Designs in Machine Embroidery Magazine, and she joins Nancy in the Sewing … Continue Reading

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