10-20-30 Minutes to Sew A Tunic – the Nancy Zieman Way

10-20-30 Minutes to Sew McCalls 8022 Tunic on Stitch it Sisters Program 114

10-20-30 Minutes to Sew A Tunic – the Nancy Zieman Way

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10-20-30 Minutes to Sew McCalls 8022 Tunic on Stitch it Sisters Program 114 Watch Stitch it! Sisters Program 114: 10-20-30 Minutes to Sew A Tunic – The Nancy Zieman Way!

Watch the Stitch it! Sisters Program 114, 10-20-30 Minutes to Sew A Tunic – The Nancy Zieman Way with hosts Deanna Springer and Dana Casey. In this video, the Stitch it! Sisters share Nancy Zieman’s tried and true knit garment sewing tips, and easy pattern assembly steps for sewing our McCall’s Tunic & Dress Pattern, M8022. Gain the confidence and know-how to sew with knit fabrics, every time!

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Nancy Zieman Productions McCalls M8022 Tunic and Dress Pattern with Cowel and Center Front Pocket

Nancy Zieman’s 10-20-30 Minutes to Sew A Tunic McCall’s – M8022

See how to easily complete our McCall’s M8022 Tunic Pattern by grouping garment construction steps into Nancy’s units of 10, 20, or 30-minutes or less – and maximize your sewing time. ⏰ 

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⏰ Nancy’s Classic Timesaving Tips makes the sewing process easy, even for beginners!

 

10-20-30 Minutes to Sew A Tunic – The Nancy Zieman Way Tools & Supplies:

 

⏰ 10 Minutes – Pretreat Your Fabric:

Prewash fabrics right after purchasing them, so they’re “ready for the needle”. Pretreat each fabric as you will wash or clean the completed project/garment. For our Ponte Knits, we recommend machine washing in warm/cold, and tumbling dry low or hanging to dry.

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 ⏰ 10 Minutes – Gather Project Supplies

Gather your fabric, interfacing, elastic, thread and sewing tools. Watch the Stitch it! Sisters Program 114, 10-20-30 Minutes to Sew A Tunic – The Nancy Zieman Way, reference the Tools & Supplies Listing(above), and/or check the back of the pattern envelope and pattern instructions for our recommendations timesaving tools – when sewing our McCalls’ M8022 Tunic/Dress Pattern by Team NZP.

 

⏰ 10 Minutes – Prepare Pattern Pieces

Choose a pattern view, and cutout pattern pieces needed project. For greatest accuracy, extend the pattern grainline so it’s visible the entire length of each pattern piece. Fold tissue pattern along the grainline arrow and press with a dry iron to extend the line the full length. Using Clover’s Supersize 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge and a permanent marker, mark pattern grainline the entire length of each pattern piece.

10-20-30 Minutes to Sew McCalls 8022 Tunic on Stitch it! Sisters Program 114 at the Nancy Zieman Blog at nancyzieman.com/blog

⏰ 30 Minutes – Optional: Press Interfacing to Back of Each Pattern Piece

Before beginning the pattern fitting process. Using the tissue pattern pieces, cutout and press Pellon’s Easy-Knit Interfacing to the back of each pattern piece – for ease in handling patterns during fitting, plus durability when sewing favorite pattern designs, again! Be sure to press with an Eze-View Press Cloth and no steam.

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⏰ 30 Minutes – Alter the Pattern

In our  Stitch it! Sisters Program 113, Tunic Pattern Fitting – The Nancy Zieman Way Video, we show step-by-step how to increase the bust line, waistline, hip line and sleeve, using Nancy’s easy pivot and slide pattern fitting techniques.

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⏰ 30 Minutes – Cut Out Tunic Fabric Pieces

Layout tissue pattern pieces according to pattern guide sheet. First position all pieces that need to be placed on the fold. Second, position other pattern pieces – using just two straight pins. Using Clover’s Supersize 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge, unpin and reposition pattern pieces as necessary – placing pieces on grain and at even distances from grainline to fabric selvage. Prior to cutting fabric, double check that all pieces needed to be placed on the fold – are indeed on the fold. Reference individual pattern pieces to verify the need to “Cut One” or “Cut Two”. Reference the pattern guide sheet to be sure all pieces are placed for cutting. Use pattern weights, or commercial kitchen canned goods – to weight pattern pieces. Cut out pattern using 28 mm Rotary Cuter, ruler, mat, and 7-3/4″ Bordeaux Ultimate Fabric Shears.

 10-20-30 Minutes to Sew McCalls 8022 Tunic on Stitch it! Sisters Program 114

⏰ 5 Minutes – Transfer Pattern Markings

Instead of cutting around notches, cut them off at the cutting line and mark notches by cutting short “nips” in the edge of the fabric at each notch or circle marking, about 1/8″ in length. Clip two “nips” at a double notches.

10-20-30 Minutes to Sew McCalls 8022 Tunic on Stitch it! Sisters Program 114 at the Nancy Zieman Blog at nancyzieman.com/blog

 ⏰ 5 Minutes – Set Up Sewing Machine and/or Serger

Insert a new Schmetz Chrome Jersey Stretch Ball Point Needles Size 80/12 into sewing machine and/or serger. Thread machine(s). Choose a seam option, and test out stitches on fabric scraps:

10-20-30 Minutes to Sew McCalls 8022 Tunic on Stitch it! Sisters Program 114

⏰ 10 Minutes – Fuse Interfacing Strips to Tunic Back Shoulder Seams and Sleeve Hems

Cut 3/4″ strips of Pellon’s Easy-Knit Interfacing. Fuse knit interfacing strips to wrong side of Tunic Back Shoulder Seams, and to wrong side of Sleeve Hems.

10-20-30 Minutes to Sew McCalls 8022 Tunic on Stitch it! Sisters Program 114 at the Nancy Zieman Blog at nancyzieman.com/blog

10-20-30 Minutes to Sew McCalls 8022 Tunic on Stitch it! Sisters Program 114 at the Nancy Zieman Blog at nancyzieman.com/blogUsing Clover’s Hot Ruler, press up 3/4″ hem on sleeves.

10-20-30 Minutes to Sew McCalls 8022 Tunic on Stitch it! Sisters Program 114 at the Nancy Zieman Blog at nancyzieman.com/blog

 

⏰ 10 Minutes – Staystitching

Staystitch side edges of Front and Back, between notches. Staystitch and ease sleeve caps by holding fabric behind presser foot with pointer finger –as shown in the Stitch it! Sisters Program 114, 10-20-30 Minutes to Sew A Tunic – The Nancy Zieman Way.

10-20-30 Minutes to Sew McCalls 8022 Tunic on Stitch it! Sisters Program 114 at the Nancy Zieman Blog at nancyzieman.com/blog

10-20-30 Minutes to Sew McCalls 8022 Tunic on Stitch it! Sisters Program 114 at the Nancy Zieman Blog at nancyzieman.com/blog

10-20-30 Minutes to Sew McCalls 8022 Tunic on Stitch it! Sisters Program 114 at the Nancy Zieman Blog at nancyzieman.com/blog


⏰ 20 Minutes – Construct Tunic Front, Pocket, and Front Side Sides

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10-20-30 Minutes to Sew McCalls 8022 Tunic on Stitch it! Sisters Program 114 at the Nancy Zieman Blog at nancyzieman.com/blog

10-20-30 Minutes to Sew a Tunic Stitch it! Sisters Program 114 Stabilzer Shoulder Seam (1)


⏰ 10 Minutes – Construct Tunic Cowel Collar

10-20-30 Minutes to Sew McCalls 8022 Tunic on Stitch it! Sisters Program 114 at the Nancy Zieman Blog at nancyzieman.com/blogPlace strips of Sewer’s Fix-it Tape to collar – between circle markings – to mark “no-sew zones”. The Sewer’s Fix-it Tape is a reminder to stop stitching!

10-20-30 Minutes to Sew McCalls 8022 Tunic on Stitch it! Sisters Program 114 at the Nancy Zieman Blog at nancyzieman.com/blog

Using Clover’s Clip ‘n Glide Bodkin, to insert Elastic Shock Cording into Cowel Collar.

10-20-30 Minutes to Sew McCalls 8022 Tunic on Stitch it! Sisters Program 114 at the Nancy Zieman Blog

In the next step, use the 5/8″ width of Clover’s Supersize 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge, to mark casing stitching lines – on each side of the cowl seam.

10-20-30 Minutes to Sew McCalls 8022 Tunic on Stitch it! Sisters Program 114 at the Nancy Zieman Blog at nancyzieman.com/blog

10-20-30 Minutes to Sew McCalls 8022 Tunic on Stitch it! Sisters Program 114 at the Nancy Zieman Blog


⏰ 20 Minutes – Construct Tunic with Nancy’s Flat Construction

With right sides together, pin flat sleeves to armhole edges, matching notches and circles. Stitch Sleeve caps to Tunic. Stitch front to back at Side seams, stitching from the bottom Tunic hem to the wrist area of sleeve –as shown in the Stitch it! Sisters Program 114, 10-20-30 Minutes to Sew A Tunic – The Nancy Zieman Way.

10-20-30 Minutes to Sew McCalls 8022 Tunic on Stitch it! Sisters Program 114 at the Nancy Zieman Blog at nancyzieman.com/blog


⏰ 20 Minutes – Hem Tunic & Sleeves

Cut 1″ strips of Pellon’s Easy-Knit Interfacing. Fuse knit interfacing strips to wrong side of hem. Using Clover’s Hot Ruler, press up 1″ hem. Topstitch hem with wobble stitch. Refold Sleeve Hems and topstitch hem with wobble stitch.

10-20-30 Minutes to Sew McCalls 8022 Tunic on Stitch it! Sisters Program 114 at the Nancy Zieman Blog at nancyzieman.com/blog

 

Our McCalls’ M8022 Tunic is Complete!

 10-20-30 Minutes to Sew McCalls 8022 Tunic on Stitch it! Sisters Program 114 at the Nancy Zieman Blog at nancyzieman.com/blog

 

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13 Comments

  • Susan Du
    September 24, 2020

    Love this concept of the 10-20-30 minutes! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  • CARLA
    September 24, 2020

    Hard to believe this can be sewed so quickly. Would love to win the Clover’s Clip’ N Glide Bodkin because it is so useful in SoooooooooooSew many projects. Love the tunic…

  • Dixie
    September 24, 2020

    Love the tunic.

  • Pat
    September 24, 2020

    Love the pattern and instructions. Makes this sound very doable.

  • Carolyn T
    September 24, 2020

    Your tunic video and this tutorial with a breakdown by 10-20-30 minutes are a terrific combo as are the two of you. Thanks, Stitch it! Sisters.

  • Janet
    September 24, 2020

    Terrific instructions. I may have to give it a go. I think my granddaughter might like this tunic. It’s fun sewing for someone with a perfect shape.

  • Karen
    September 24, 2020

    What a great tunic. Thanks for your simple step by step instructions.

  • Eileen
    September 24, 2020

    OMG! I just went over to my library and found Nancy’s 10-20-30 Minutes to Sew from the 1990s….I used to sew a lot when I was younger, not so much today, but have always been a fan of Nancy’s and have followed her posts (and now yours) faithfully all these years. She was an original and her tips and techniques were and still are invaluable. She made sewing so much fun!

  • Lorraine Alves
    September 24, 2020

    The steps outlined are terrific. While I have enjoyed sewing for decades, it’s great to see such logical steps for sewing this tunic.

  • Noreen
    September 24, 2020

    Nancy was one of a kind! Love this easy way to create a garment.

  • Caroline
    September 25, 2020

    I have twin daughters in grad school and would love to surprise them with the McCalls tunics. The Clover’s Clip ‘n Glide Bodkin would enable inserting the elastic cording sooo much easier than using a safety pin. This would be a much appreciated gift and used in many projects.
    Thank you for continuing Nancy’ Sewing techniques for all of us.

  • Lee Ann Wagner
    September 25, 2020

    I love tunics! This one is really cute and would be so easy to make. Thanks for the helpful tips!

  • Carol
    September 25, 2020

    My interest in sewing has picked up after making face masks.

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