Sew Smart-A Three-Season Jacket

If it’s been awhile since you stitched a jacket, take an easy approach and create a swing-style version made from comfy, fashionable knit fabric. Tune in and watch Nancy as she shares her time-saving knit sewing tips and techniques. Jackets are flattering and versatle you can personalize with style options. The fabric of choice is … Continue Reading

Back to School Big Bigger Canvas Tote with Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy and Baby Lock Serger

Back to School Big-Bigger Canvas Tote

  For kids going off to college or college grads moving to start a career, serge a Big-Bigger Canvas Tote that expands to handle storage and laundry needs. It’s a tote that has both function and style! Supplies: 1 yard each of two coordinating canvas or denim-weight fabrics Madeira Mouline, 100% Cotton, Six-Strand Floss or … Continue Reading


Sew Delightful Doll Clothes in Just 30 Minutes

When Joan Hinds proposed the idea of 30-Minute Doll Clothes for a Sewing With Nancy program, Nancy’s interest piqued. She asked Joan if the pieces could truly be made in just 30-minutes instead of several sewing sessions. Her answer—absolutely! Nancy gave Joan the go-ahead to submit ideas centering on sewing for the popular 18″ dolls. She sent Nancy sketches and photos. … Continue Reading


Tips for Sewing Trendy Tunics

’ Make a fashion statement when sewing knits! Concerned about the process? Not to worry. Nancy will show you that the “Less is Best” principle applies to stitching comfy fashions. During this episode of Sewing With Nancy, get the inside scoop on choosing knit fabrics and stitching a flattering tunic. You’ll soon see knit sewing … Continue Reading


Lighthearted Kid-Friendly Sewing

Team Nancy Zieman is honored to carry on Nancy Zieman’s dream by continuing to share her love of sewing with you—Nancy’s dedicated viewers and readers. It is our honor to introduce you to Nancy Zieman’s I Sew For Fun program. Nancy and the Nancy Zieman Team worked nearly three years developing this unique sewing experience … Continue Reading


15 Projects to Make from T-Shirts

  Make a Christmas Stocking from a T-shirt and more! T-shirts, we all have them. Whether from schools, vacations, concerts, sport events, or charitable causes, T-shirts hold memories usually stored in a drawer. Mary Mulari, our recycling expert, is here to encourage you to give those T-shirts a second chance and create unique gifts while … Continue Reading


More Rainbow Quilts made with Fabric Scraps

  Do you have a variety of fabric scraps that don’t seem to coordinate? Team Nancy would 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 … Continue Reading

Six Knit Sewing Tips by Sewing With Nancy Host Nancy Zieman

Six Tips for Sewing with Knit Fabrics

Find success sewing with knits using six of Nancy Zieman’s favorite sewing tips. Follow the simple less is best principles and you’ll find knit garments are quite fun and approachable for most sewing skill levels. Here are a few tips that might help you with your next (or first) knit sewing project. Six Easy Knit … Continue Reading


Fun Gifts Made With Your T-Shirt Stash

Make T-shirts into a quilt, pillow, scarf, and more! We can say with confidence that most families have a collection of T-shirts. Some may be meaningful, so they’re difficult to give away. To give these memory-making shirts a second chance is Mary Mulari, our makeover specialist. On this episode of Sewing With Nancy, Mary will … Continue Reading


Use Fabric Scraps For Rainbow Quilts

Do you have volumes of fabric scraps?  Today you’re going to learn how to sort your fabric stash into usable pieces. You might be surprised to find the fabrics you need to create scrap quilts at your fingertips. Nancy welcomed Judy Gauthier, scrap-quilting aficionado, on this episode of Sewing With Nancy. Rainbow Quilts for Scrap … Continue Reading

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