Let’s not make things more difficult than they need to be. I like to break down traditional sewing methods into their simplest way to be accomplished. On this week’s Sewing With Nancy, I’ll show you my favorite techniques created in the absolute easiest ways. Watch part one of the three-part series on The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew.

Use just a few pins for pattern layout

Starting with pattern layout, cutting, and marking, learn ways to streamline and improve your sewing skills.


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Do sewing darts have you in a dither?

Learn how to use an index card or sticky notes as the sewing guide for effortless dart stitching, It’s the next Absolute Easiest technique.


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One size does not fit all when it comes to sewing gathers!

Type of fabric, the width of the seam allowances, and the project dictate the absolute easiest way to add gathers to fabrics. I show you four options during this TV episode, plus there are more in the book, The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew.


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Changing the rules is part of the sewing game

When adding elastic to knits, you’ll find this, by far, the simplest way to a sew casing. You’ll be stitching less and enjoying it more.


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There’s a secret trick when sewing a casing in sportswear

You’ll think to yourself, “Why didn’t I think of that!” (Watch online for the trick.)


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All my favorite sewing tips are in one book.

  • The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew chapters include:

    • Sewing Notions
    • Sewing Machine Confidence
    • Serger Spotlight
    • Patterns
    • Fabric Facts
    • Sewing Basics
    • Beyond the Basics


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Watch The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew (Part One, Part Two and Part Three) on Sewing With Nancy online.

For a chance to win a copy of The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew book, let me know what sewing tip/technique you like the most or would like help fine-tuning.

Bye for now,

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