Sew Artistic Thread Sketches with Doodle Stitching

Create small works of fiber art! We’ve all doodled, sketching with short pencil strokes or shapes in the margins of notes or homework. In part one of the Sewing With Nancy program, Doodle Stitching, you’ll learn to translate those sketched doodles onto fabric with sewing machine stitches. The sewing is fast, and the end result … Continue Reading

Simple to Chic T-Shirt Remakes

Simple to Chic T-shirt Remakes

The machine embroidery designs you’ll see below not only decorate, but transform an everyday knit shirt into a wow shirt. Eileen Roche, the brainchild of this technique, joins Nancy on Sewing With Nancy to take embroidery to the next level. The second of a 2-part series, Simple to Chic T-shirt Remakes, focuses on in-the-hoop T-shirt … Continue Reading


Red, White & Blue Fun and Creative Projects

Check out our June Project Round up featuring projects in Red, White, and Blue! Two Scarf Wrap Sometimes two identical scarves are just waiting for you to buy, take home, and sew only two seams. As Bobbie Jo can attest, the end wrap is delightful to wear! Watch All Occasion Fabric Wraps (Part One and … Continue Reading

10-20-30 Minutes to Recycle Jeans

10-20-30 Minutes to Recycle Jeans, Part Two

“Who uses minutes has hours to use; who loses minutes whole years must lose.” That great quote sums up the Nancy Zieman method of sewing—10 minutes here, 20 minutes there. Nancy created this minutes-to-sew sewing principle for fashion sewing and quilting, and now for recycling jeans. In part two of the Sewing With Nancy TV … Continue Reading


NEW! Free-Motion Framework Book and Blog Tour

Join the Free-Motion Framework Book Tour Thank you so much for stopping by the Nancy Zieman Productions blog stop on the Free-Motion Framework book tour! Team Nancy Zieman met author/sewer/quilter Jen Eskridge, about 3 years ago, when Jen interviewed for an independent contractor position to work on the NZP blog and social media team. While … Continue Reading


I Sew For Fun: Design and Print Your Own 18-Inch Doll Clothes to Sew

Design, print, and stitch your very own 18-inch doll outfit with the I Sew For Fun Click-Print-Stitch Software. The creative options are unlimited! Click and choose one of the project designs included within the Click-Print-Stitch Software. Print your project on 8-1/2″ x 11″ Inkjet Printer Fabric Sheets (not included). Stitch projects together following Nancy Zieman’s easy … Continue Reading


10-20-30 Minutes to Recycle Jeans, Part One

Sewing is a creative outlet and a favorite therapy for many of us. The NZP team enjoys making time for sewing each day. Some days it’s 10 minutes in the morning, or 20 minutes in the afternoon. This is how Nancy Zieman accomplished most sewing tasks, regardless of the project. If you’ve tuned in to … Continue Reading

Quilt Expo 2018 Modern Mini Challenge

2018 Quilt Expo Modern Mini Quilt Challenge Winners

  Thank you to everyone who helped make this years Quilt Expo Modern Mini Quilt Challenge a success! View all the mini quilt entries at Here’s a quick review of the 2018 Quilt Expo Modern Mini Quilt Challenge Complete Entry Rules: Entrants were to sew a mini modern quilt to showcase their quilting talents. Entries were … Continue Reading

McCall's 7751 Color Blocked Shirt Pattern by Nancy Zieman

NEW! McCalls M7751 Summer Tops Designed by Nancy Zieman

Whether you choose casual or classy, you’re sure to be comfortable wearing this New! McCall’s M7751 Shaped Hemline Shirt Pattern by Nancy Zieman. Last spring, Nancy enjoyed working on this new pattern design for the McCall Pattern Company. Her goal was to give the classic button down blouse an update. We think you’ll agree, Nancy … Continue Reading

Super-Sized Quilts Part Two

Sewing With Nancy Super-Size, Part Two

What happens when a clothing sewing teacher starts to quilt? Answer: She teaches a hybrid of techniques! That teacher was Nancy and her journey of breaking sewing and quilting rules all started when she taught a quilting class as part of her first job out of college. Nancy didn’t know much about quilting, but was … Continue Reading

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