Fun and Festive Holiday Sewing Projects by Nancy Zieman - Sewing With Nancy

Fun and Festive Sewing Project Round-Up

This month’s sewing, quilting, and machine embroidery tutorial roundup fits the fun and festive theme. Everything from beginner skill levels to confident garment makers will find a project to welcome in the cool holiday season. Make one or make them all! Sew a Mug Rug Stitch the perfect stocking stuffer, a gift for a friend, … Continue Reading

Rope Sewing Reinvented with Lindsey Zinno and Nancy Zieman

Modern Bags Stitched with Rope

Simple, structural, and multifunctional, that’s how this week’s featured guest describes the fiber art projects she makes using cotton rope, a zigzag stitch, plus a large dose of creativity. Sewing With Nancy guest Lindsey Zinno is also a full-time college student in environmental and biological sciences, business owner, and designer. Continuing the mini-series on using cotton rope … Continue Reading


12th Annual National Tie One On Day

Give from the heart on Wednesday November 22—then give thanks on Thursday. This Thanksgiving Eve, Tie One On (an apron of course!) and bring joy to the life of someone in need. Participation is easy and uplifting. Simply wrap a loaf of bread or baked goods in an apron and tuck an encouraging note or … Continue Reading


Embroider Pumpkins with Style

Combine in-the-hoop machine quilting with coordinating embroidery designs for your next fall-themed quilting project. As I turned the calendar to October, this fall-themed embroidery design pack by Amazing Designs came to mind. The embroidery bundle includes 26 designs for 4″ x 4″ hoops and 14 designs for 5″ x 7″ hoops. The possibilities for Creative … Continue Reading

Rope Sewing Reinvented with Lindsey Zinno and Nancy Zieman

NEW Rope Sewing Reinvented

Sewing yards and yards of cotton rope or clothesline cording together to create baskets, trivets, or bags is not a new technique. My guest for this next series creates multifunctional baskets, bags, and coasters for the modern home. She learned to sew at a young age, started a business during high school, and continues to … Continue Reading

Sew Simple With Rectangles and Squares by Nancy Zieman - Sewing With Nancy

Sew a Travel Bag Trio

Streamline the sewing process to make fun projects in no time at all.“I like to sew but I really don’t have the time.” Sound familiar? My Sewing With Nancy three-part series, Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares, will change the way you think about projects and patterns. Everything demonstrated is simply cut from rectangles and squares! … Continue Reading

Most Common Garment Alterations - Reader Insights - Nancy Zieman - Sewing With Nancy

Most Common Garment Alterations

What type of alterations do you consistently make to your wardrobe?  That’s the question I posed earlier this month, via this blog,  Facebook, and Pinterest.  It was no surprise to learn that many alterations involve a hemline, whether it be on shorts, pants, dresses, or skirts. Many other fantastic alterations ideas are helping readers look their best. Enjoy … Continue Reading

Rainbow Quilts for Scrap Lovers by Judy Gauthier for C&T Publishing on Sewing With Nancy Zieman

Use Fabric Scraps In Bold Quilts

Do you have a variety of fabric scraps that don’t seem to coordinate? I’d like to introduce you to a system of making scrap quilts that incorporates all sizes, shapes, and prints. Today’s Sewing With Nancy guest Judy Gauthier developed an ingenious method of sorting scraps that will make scrap lovers of us all. Rainbow … Continue Reading

Foster Creativity with Doll Costumes by Joan Hinds and Nancy Zieman - Sewing With Nancy

Foster Creativity with Doll Costumes

Dress up day is fun for all ages. Sewing costumes for 18″ dolls is a wonderful way to nurture imaginative play. Doll Costume Dress Up is this week’s featured Sewing With Nancy online TV show, with author Joan Hinds. Watch Doll Costume Dress Up online! Here’s a preview of the doll clothes patterns and sewing tips. Cowgirl … Continue Reading

Farmer's Daughter Quilt Block 2017 Block of the Month by Nancy Zieman/Sewing With Nancy

Fat Quarter Mystery Quilt: October Block of the Month

Introducing the October Block of the Month Farmer’s Daughter* block is the October Fat Quarter Mystery Quilt Block. Like all blocks in this year’s block of the month challenge, this block is 15″ (finished size) and is created using quick strip-piecing techniques. Simple! During this 12-month block of the month challenge, all blocks will be … Continue Reading

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