Sewing With Nancy


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.


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


Sew More Stylish Doll Clothes in 30-Minutes

  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

Five Ways to Watch Sewing With Nancy | Nancy Zieman

Now Five Ways to Watch Sewing With Nancy

Now Five Ways to Watch Sewing With Nancy! Back in 1982 when the first Sewing With Nancy show aired, never did I dream; #1,  that I’d still be recording shows and #2 that the show would be available on multiple channels. (Not to mention that in 1982 no one had a clue about the internet!) … Continue Reading

Little Dresses for Africa on Nancy's Corner hosted by Nancy ZiemanLittle Dresses for Africa on Nancy's Corner hosted by Nancy Zieman

Little Dresses for Africa—Thank You for Helping!

Little Dresses for Africa has an amazing story that continues to astound Rachel O’Neil, the founder, and many of us who follow her mission. Beginning as a grass roots effort in 2008 with a goal to take 1000 pillowcase dresses for little girls to a single village in Africa, Little Dresses for Africa has grown … Continue Reading


Knit Top Transformations that will WOW You!

My favorite part of sewing is the process. I enjoy watching the progression unfold and then savor what my sewing efforts produce. Today you’ll see that machine embroidery is the star of the process and the end result!   The machine embroidery designs you’ll see below not only decorate, but transform an everyday knit shirt into … Continue Reading

How to make a 9-patch quilt block, Sewing With Nancy Zieman, Change-up Patchwork

Quilting Magic with a 9-Patch Block

Many creative quilt or craft projects start with 9-patch blocks. Yet, there’s more to a 9-patch block than meets the eye! I’ll show you how to change-up the strip sizes, fabrics, or block layout to expand your quilting options. Change-Up Patchwork is the name of my newest Sewing With Nancy 3-part TV series. Watch online … Continue Reading


Ten Tips I Learned About Sewing the Perfect T-Shirt

The greatest benefit of my job is one-on-one lessons from sewing, embroidery, and quilting experts. When preparing for a TV series, my guests and I plan the series months in advance. After a quick study of the technique, book, or pattern, we have several phone conferences, I prepare scripts, the guest and my staff make … Continue Reading

Pattern Fitting with Confidence | Learning Pattern Ease | Nancy Zieman

Pattern Ease: The Wiggle Room You Need

September is National Sewing Month and I thought it would be fitting to celebrate by mentioning some tips and tricks to address pattern ease when reading a pattern and constructing the garment. How do you find out the amount of ease in a pattern? (Ease is the difference between the measurement that the pattern was designed to … Continue Reading

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Sewing Prescription for a Broken Zipper

Replacing a broken zipper, mending jeans, sewing on buttons—those tasks get a 2-thumbs down rating in my book under the topic of sewing entertainment! These repairs are important, but they don’t have to be difficult. In this new 2-part Sewing With Nancy series, I’m taking a lighter approach to fixing what’s broken, while breaking most of the … Continue Reading

Sewing With Nancy On The Road at Wisconsin Quilt Expo with Nancy Zieman

Sewing With Nancy on the Road

Have you ever wondered where I get my own sewing inspiration? I often find it out on the road at quilt shows and speaking engagements. This week’s Sewing With Nancy takes you on the road to the Wisconsin Quilt Expo. Join me as we see vendors, sewing machines, fabrics, and exquisite quilts. Watch the episode … Continue Reading

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