Nancy Zieman's Confident Sewing Collection Book and DVD Set

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This book and DVD set will teach you everything you need to know for confident sewing, serging, and fitting.

*Nancy Zieman's Confident Sewing Collection Book

  • Let expert sewer Nancy Zieman teach you how to sew, serge and fit patterns confidently with this comprehensive collection of books
  • Inspirational projects to sew and serge
  • Straightforward illustrations and clear instructions
  • Three complete books - Sew With Confidence, Serge With Confidence and Pattern Fitting With Confidence
    • Sew With Confidence
      • The friendly, easy-to-understand instruction starts with the basics and continues through the process
      • Clear step-by-step directions with lots of illustrations ensure your success
      • Seven inspirational projects, from wardrobe pieces to home decor
    • Serge With Confidence
      • First build your confidence by learning the basic techniques and tools needed on your way to serging success, and then put those skills to use by creating one of the many showcased projects
      • Comprehensive overview of a serger and how to use it
      • Overview of the types of stitches available, products and tools
      • 18 inspirational projects, from wardrobe pieces and accessories to home decor and holiday ideas, all fully illustrated and beautifully photographed
      • Thorough guide to keeping your serger running smoothly and trouble-free
    • Pattern Fitting With Confidence
      • With the help of Pattern Fitting With Confidence, you'll be able to adjust any garment pattern to fit your body
      • Nancy's simple formulas and easy to follow instructions and illustrations help you understand the pivot-and-slide technique for pattern fitting
      • Learn basic fitting changes including bustline, darts, hipline, waistline, sleeves, shoulder, back, and more
      • In addition, the book explains fitting techniques for skirts and pants
      • Plus, get reference charts for measurements and a personal fitting chart for various body types
  • Color photo and illustrations
  • Author: Nancy Zieman
  • Softcover; 400 pages

*Sew With Confidence DVD

  • Nancy demonstrates updated, timesaving sewing techniques which help ensure sewing success
    • Stitching smooth, super-straight darts
    • Easing fullness with graceful gathers
    • Finishing edges with carefree facings
    • Adding an easy elastic waistband
    • Shaping perfect patch pockets
    • Making crisp collars with wrapped corners
    • Setting in simplified sleeves
    • Inserting centered zippers
    • Attaching a sew-on waistband
    • Inserting an invisible zipper
  • Runtime: 56 minutes
  • Closed captioned for the hearing impaired

Serge With Confidence DVD

  • A serger complements your sewing machine with enhanced speed, neatness, and creativity
  • From eliminating raveling seams to creating easy embellishments, a serger is a great addition to your sewing studio
  • Become acquainted with the serging machine, discover what a serger can do, learn the types of stitches and their uses, plus find inspiration from the 18 included projects
  • Includes additional information on a pillow project
    • The pillow features a zipper, ruffles, and piping—all amazingly done on a serger
  • Whether you're a novice or experienced serger, this is an excellent resource and creativity guide
  • Runtime: 72 minutes
  • Closed captioned for the hearing impaired

Solving Pattern Fitting Puzzle DVD

  • Gain confidence to fit and then sew patterns with ease
  • Nancy shares with you her favorite pattern fitting techniques that are easily mastered
  • Watch and learn as Nancy walks you through the steps in creating patterns that fit
  • Traditional techniques are set aside and a no-nonsense approach called the pivot-and-slide is taught
  • Custom-fit patterns without cutting the original pattern pieces apart
  • Once you know your fitting formula, apply it to all pattern pieces
  • Practice along with Nancy using mini-patterns that you can download free online at
  • Runtime: 50 minutes
  • Closed caption for the hearing impaired


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