Grass Roads presents Seams Unlikely by Nancy Zieman

Grass Roads presents

Seams Unlikely

by Nancy Zieman

About Seams Unlikely

In an age when hard-working women don’t know if we should lean in, lean out, or lean on someone, Nancy Zieman’s voice of calm, experienced authority is welcome. The lessons she shares are ones every businesswoman should take to heart.


In Seams Unlikely, Nancy:

  • Shares her life story for the first time

  • Gives details of the onset of Bell’s Palsy and how it played a part during school

  • Reveals the intricate involvement of 4-H in her development

  • Tells, step-by-step, how she grew Nancy’s Notions from a basement in her home into a multi-million dollar business

  • Includes behind-the-scenes information on the growth of Sewing with Nancy from filming in her living room to a long-term partnership with Wisconsin Public Television

  • Shows pictures of the people, buildings, and places that played key roles along the path of her life

Reading of the growth of Nancy’s family (she is a married
mother of two, one son by birth, one by adoption) alongside the growth of her show and business is both familiar and instructive to working moms. Nancy created solutions in both the workplace and at home, to carve a niche uniquely suited to her situation and talents. It’s a goal to which many of us aspire. And Nancy Zieman’s story gives us key insight.


I started watching Sewing with Nancy years ago, because a lot of times I visited my aunt Edna, she would be watching Nancy. My aunt is an avid seamstress, and she get a lot of ideas from the show.  I really never knew that she had Bell’s palsy until about a year ago when I was viewing her website. When I saw this book up for review, I was honored to be able to read and review Seams Unlikely. I found Nancy’s story to be one of the heartwarming stories I have ever read. Reading how Nancy started sewing, and it growing into the TV show Sewing with Nancy is amazing in itself. But the read about the difficult situations and the struggles she went through then, and has throughout her life, well I am just in awe of this special lady and her great success.

For all of you who enjoy sewing, I highly recommend this book for your to read, and if you struggle with a disability, or difficult situations, this is a must read for you! Everyone can learn from reading Nancy Zieman’s heartwarming story. Life seemed to be against her many times, but with Nancy’s determination to survive and be successful, well being the longest run sewing show on TV says it all!

I received this book from Glass Roads to read and review.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.


Nancy Zieman is host of Sewing with Nancy, TV’s longest-running sewing show, which she co-produces with Wisconsin Public Television. It has been on-air since 1982. She is the author of over 40 books, which have sold millions of copies and instructed numerous individuals on the finer points of sewing everything from clothing to quilts to home décor.

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