Spring Sewing Project Round Up

Spring2018RoundUp Nancy Zieman

Spring Sewing Project Round Up

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Spring2018RoundUp Nancy ZiemanStart sewing this spring with fresh easy projects! This curated collection of ideas are the perfect way to try a new technique or make a useful item. You’ll find all skill levels represented here.

Embroider a Handbag

Originally designed for the Baby Lock Sewlebrity Sewing Challenge, this handbag features custom machine embroidery along the top edge. Learn how to apply the embroidery to any handbag pattern or simply use the hobo tote template, as shown. Machine embroidered accents are a great way to personalize your sewn designs. See the handbag and embroidery demonstration in this earlier blog.

Embroidered Handbag

Spring Green Scarf

What begins as crosswise fabric strips, ends up in a completely bias scarf. Curious? It’s easy to sew a bias, spiral scarf with a little sewing savvy. We’ll use a serger to finish the edges of this delicate fabric while creating a unique all-season wardrobe accent. Learn how to sew the scarf here.

Serge a Colorful Fabric Bin

Serge this fast and fun fabric bin—an ideal project for 10-inch precut fabric squares. 10-inch precuts are also known as 10-inch Stackers, Crackers, Layer Cakes, Patty-Cakes, Storybooks, and Ten Squares! If you’ve been wondering what to do with 10-inch precuts, start by selecting four 10-inch precut squares and make this handy organizer bin. Learn to add decorative serger stitches to this home organizing bin, here.

Serge a Colorful Fabric Bin with Nancy Zieman

Sew a Plastic Bag Wrangler

Making this storage bag will not only clean up the kitchen, but make those plastic sacks much more accessible. See how to sew the storage wrangler here.

Sew A Plastic Bag Wrangler with Nancy ZiemanToasty Texting Gloves

It seems everyone is connected through their smart phones and mobile devices, these days. On chilly spring days, we’re faced with the dilemma of staying connected with our gloves off or staying warm with our gloves on. Peculiar, right? We’ve developed an easy solution—texting gloves. Use fleece scraps to create a comfy pair of these fingerless gloves. Optional: Personalize your gloves with a monogram. In either case, these make up quickly and solve a common seasonal problem. Learn how to sew texting gloves, here.

Stay Warm with Nancy Zieman's Texting GlovesSew the Complete Adventure Quilt Sampler

The 2015 Block of the Month is a free program offered on my blog. The event was quite an adventure, hence the name Adventure Quilt, as each block revealed surprised the reader. Luckily, the Adventure Quilt is available for free, all year round with all 12 blocks available. Grab the sewing tutorials and make your Adventure Quilt today. Find the 2016 and 2017, and 2018 Block of the Month series linked in the right side bar of this blog.

https://nancyzieman.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/IMG_3927-imp.jpgLearn to Sew Technology Cases

When developing the Sewing With Nancy series on how to create covers for electronic tablets or low-tech paper tablets, it was exciting to see how a small amount of stitching or a creative use of fabric could result in a stylish cover. The first of the two-part series, Sew Techie Coversdemonstrates how simple embellishments can transform practical device covers. Learn to sew these fun cases, here.

Sew Techie Covers by Nancy ZiemanMakeover Your Handbag with Ribbons

While shopping online for handbag inspirations, we spotted a bag decked out with ribbon—with a decked out price—$1,300. We knew we had the perfect inspiration to create a bag with Nancy’s line of Renaissance Ribbons at a fraction of the cost. Embellish your next bag design with the ribbon and the easy sewing instructions, here.

Ribbon City Tote Bag by Nancy ZiemanStress-Free Quilting with Machine Embroidery

Sometimes the quilting step is the most perplexing and stressful. Your goal is for a stress-free process, but where to begin? Denise Abel, guest on Sewing With Nancy, has a solution—use an embroidery machine and turn it into a quilting machine. Denise joins Nancy for the second part of this series, Stress-Free Quilting with Machine Embroidery, which is this week’s online video feature. Watch the demonstration and learn to quilt with your embroidery machine, here.

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Nancy Zieman's Giveaway Winner

The randomly selected winner of  an I Sew For Fun 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge from Clover, is Carolyn.

Her comment is, “I taught my granddaughter to sew when she was 6 yrs old; she’s now 21. We made pillowcases. Now I’m teaching an 11 year old little girl from church. I’ve told her Mom to order this book. Maybe I can win it instead.”

I Sew For Fun 5-in1 Sliding Gauge

Happy Sewing,

Team Nancy Zieman

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  • Linda
    April 14, 2018

    I have done many of Nancy’s sewing projects and they are all fun, creative, and beautiful. I purchased the “I Sew For Fun” book for my granddaughter and am now in the process of teaching her and building up her sewing tools supply. And her creativity has inspired me to make small wall art quilts based on her drawings!

  • Noreen
    April 14, 2018

    A great collection of ideas – so fresh for Spring!

  • Kim Grady
    April 14, 2018

    Every time that I receive an email from Nancy’s team, I am so motivated to run out and purchase material and supplies BEFORE I decide exactly what it is that I am going to be sewing. Nancy’s tips, tricks, expert guidance and expertise just set the wheels in motion for yet another exciting adventure with lovely and beautiful results! All without pulling my hair out because I was stressed out! A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to NANCY’S TEAM for everything you do! I love it!

  • Joanna
    April 14, 2018

    Pretty much all of the videos and commentary give us great guidance in a clear, simple way and that encourages the first step in making many great items. Team Nancy Zieman is continuing their teacher’s legacy.

  • Sunni
    April 14, 2018

    Years ago ordered templates and supplies to sew bags \ purses featured in Sewing With Nancy program. Viewing this email is inspiring me to get busy and make a bag for spring.

  • Debi
    April 14, 2018

    I love the notions Nancy designed over the years and have many of her books, but always looking for new ones! My grandmother taught me to sew, but Nancy taught me to sew BETTER.

  • Sally
    April 14, 2018

    Thank you Team Nancy for continuing her legacy. Her work is truly timeless.

  • Norma Karr
    April 14, 2018

    I am looking for the website & instructions for baby hats & blankets to donate to cold countries for newborns. It was a site called something like “hats 4 hope” ? Similar to that. There were two gals on tv with Nancy today at the end of the show. Can you help me? Thank you so much.

  • Linda Morales
    April 14, 2018

    I want to do ALL the projects that are on this site. With these tips, I will be using my time and material wisely. It will save time and money in the long run. I love all of these blogs and look forward every time I click on my mail to helping tips!!!! Thank you and God bless.

    April 15, 2018


  • Donna Fecteau
    April 17, 2018

    I would love to make one of everything.

  • Debbie
    April 19, 2018

    I am interested in making the tech cover for my dad. When his wife was ill he carried the tablet to her in the hospital so she could stay in touch.

  • beth d.
    April 23, 2018

    I would love to make a tablet cover. will get the template one day.

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