Nancys Notions Archives - Totally Stitchin

by Stacey

Nancy’s Tip of the Week

July 7, 2011 in Tips & Tricks

I just received my Sewing with Nancy's Tip of the Week email and I am so inspired. This week she highlights how quick and easy it is to make an oilcloth tablecloth. I have not worked with oilcloth before; to tell you the truth it scared me a little. I am so worried that after spending the money for the ...

by Kendra

Pattern Fitting Know-How

September 13, 2010 in General, Tips & Tricks, Videos

Nancy Zieman is a guru when it comes to sewing, especially pattern fitting. She's been hosting a PBS show, Sewing with Nancy, for over 25 years. And, in that time she's made hundreds of projects -- garments, quilts and embroidery. In this video Nancy demonstrates how easy it is to fit a pattern to your body using the pivot and slide ...

by debbie

Changing Lives, One Little Dress at a Time…

July 15, 2010 in General

[caption id="attachment_3576" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Sampling of the dresses that were made"][/caption] All of the ladies at Jackman's were touched and motivated to help out with the little pillowcase dresses for the orphanages in Africa program. After seeing it on the BabyLock website, they decided to make it an Independence Day workshop sort of thing.  They put a shout out to ...

by Kendra

Cute, Simple Dresses for Little Girls!

July 12, 2010 in General, Projects, Videos

In this short video, Nancy Zieman will sho you the steps to making a simple summer dress for a little girl. It's sew easy -- you'll want to make several!

by KellyC

Sewing Box

July 10, 2010 in General

Have trouble finding a place to store all of your sewing supplies? This compact foldaway sewing box holds it all! You can store thread, hooks and eyes, and needles. With the compartments on the sides it keeps all of your small supplies organized and available for easy access when you need them. This is great for travel or t keep ...

by Kendra

Sewing with a Double Needle

June 17, 2010 in General, Videos

Double needles are great for decorative stitching, hemming, and heirloom sewing. In this short video: - Learn what size double needle Nancy Zieman recommends for heirloom sewing, hemming, and decorative stitching - Watch Nancy demonstrate how easy it is to thread your machine for use with a double needle - See a quick demonstration on how to stitch a perfect double stitch hem ...

by Kendra

Learn to Embroider a Towel

June 7, 2010 in General, Projects, Videos

When I started embroidering, the first item I made was a monogrammed towel. To this day I still make them as wedding gifts, hostess gifts, and thank you gifts. They're quick and easy, but to a beginner it can raise a few questions. So, to help you out, check out this video on how to embroidery a towel from Nancy's ...

by Kendra

Perfect, No Hassle Buttonholes!

May 24, 2010 in General, Tips & Tricks

Alright all you garment sewers, this post is for you! Creating evenly spaced, perfect buttonholes can be a challenge (so I hear). But, after watching Nancy Zieman's technique video, I'm suddenly inpired to bust out that jacket pattern I stashed away and give it a try! You can get all the notions shown in the video at Nancy's Notions.

by Kendra

Dresses for Africa

April 12, 2010 in General, Projects

Little Dresses for Africa is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to distribute dresses to little girls in remote villages of Africa. Nancy's Notions employees are teaming up with this organization to sew and package dresses, then ship them to Africa. You, too, can help change lives. Free project instructions include: Step by step instructions for dresses size 3 through 12 3 design ...

by debbie

Simply Trims Decor Easter Egg

March 25, 2010 in General, Projects

Plan your Easter decorating around a one-of-a-kind Easter Egg table runner using Simply Trims from Designer's Gallery Interactive Embroidery. Download project
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