Nancy Zieman Productions Fast Projects for the Holidays Sewing Round Up


Nancy Zieman Productions Fast Projects for the Holidays Sewing Round Up

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Peppermint Mug Rug Nancy Zieman First

The holiday season is upon us! Time to enjoy family, traditions, and celebrations. In keeping with holiday traditions, we’ll be making handmade items. We hope you will, too. NZP’s Fast Projects for the Holidays sewing round up is a collection of festive and quick sewing tutorials. Sew items for yourself or gift them to someone special. Gather fabrics from your stash, grab a new collection of fat quarters, or start with ready-made/recycled items. There’s a project here for everyone!

TreeSkirt NancyZieman

Festive Tree Skirt: With a small investment of time, you can create a Christmas Tree Skirt that will showcase the center of your holiday decorations. Choose fat quarter cuts or use fabric from your stash to create the wedge shapes. The sewing is streamlined; the end result is a boutique-style decoration.  Enjoy!

Peppermint Mug Rug Nancy Zieman First1

Holiday Peppermint Mug Rugs: Stitch the perfect stocking stuffer, a gift for a friend, or an accent for your home using fabric scraps! Our easy-to-sew mug rug pattern is ideal to stitch using a peppermint theme. In no time, create a set of festive drink coasters.

Ornament Napkins

Festive Napkins: We love to set a special dinner table with cloth napkins. Adding a simple, and we stress the word simple, design makes it even more festive. That’s when the idea dawned on us to use the Circles Sew Simple Tool to add the traditional ornament shape to napkins.


Quick Pot Holders: Make these pot holders for your big holiday meal or as a unique hostess gift. The project can be created in minutes using a few simple tricks.

Christmas Tree NapkinsChristmas Tree NapkinsWith two coordinating fabric prints and a little serging savvy, you’re on your way to creating functional as well as festive napkins. Give a set as a gift, or make a set for your holiday entertaining. It’s a fun project. Here’s a preview of the serging process.

LumberjackPillow NancyZiemanLumberjack Pillow—from a flannel shirt:  We call this recycled-garment project the Lumberjack Pillow, although you could make this from a loved ones’ shirt and sew a memory pillow as well. The technique used to fit the shirt around the pillow form allows for many shirts and pillow sizes to be created easily.

WrappedPillow NancyZieman

Wrapped Pillows for All Seasons:  You can easily change your home décor with a little fabric and a great embroidery design with this pillow wrap project. Embroider a seasonal motif on fabric or choose an elegant fabric design to complement your décor.

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For a chance to win a package of Wrap ’n Fuse Piping from Nancy’s Notions, please leave a comment below stating which project above you would use the piping on.
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The randomly selected winner of a copy of the I Sew For Fun Book from Nancy’s Notions is, Gayle O’Grady.

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Her comment is: I loved watching Nancy sew with her granddaughters. I taped the final show and watch it often. She inspires me to sew and do other crafts with my grandchildren.


Happy Sewing and Gifting,

Team Nancy Zieman

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  • Debbie Rhodes
    December 8, 2018

    I have made and learned so much from Nancy’s projects. What a blessing she continues to be. Prayers for her family

  • Lorraine Alves
    December 8, 2018

    I have previously made pillow covers but have stayed away from using piping on them. This product would help me get over my fear of making piping and using it to decorate the pillow covers I still need to make.

  • Beverly
    December 8, 2018

    Thanks you for the ideas. Wrapped Pillows for all Seasons would be my first choice. I would probably make the pillow cover to match my décor. The pillow wraps can then be made for different seasons or holidays and changed out. Also a great idea for Christmas gifts.
    Merry Christmas!

  • Ann West
    December 8, 2018

    I would try using piping to make pillows for holidays.

  • Teri
    December 8, 2018

    The piping would be perfect for a version of the wrapped pillow.

  • Betty Tolan
    December 8, 2018

    This piping wouldn’t great to use around that lovely tree skirt! Would help it go quickly together

  • DebbieW
    December 8, 2018

    A tree skirt for my new home. Everything new, out w/ the old. Another blessing from Nancy’s teachings over the years.

  • Robin Card
    December 8, 2018

    I would use the piping to make a doggie bed for our beautiful German Shorthair, Cynder! Thanks for all the great inspiration, Sewing with Nancy! And Merry Christmas!

  • RITA
    December 8, 2018

    I would make a pillow with it. There are so many things I have learned watching Nancy all these years. Thank you for keeping her legacy going.

  • Jenn
    December 8, 2018

    I would use the piping for a pillow.

  • Bonnye
    December 8, 2018

    I would use pipping on the mug rug. Cute, quick project.

  • Clovis
    December 8, 2018

    I would use the piping on the mug rug or the pillow.

  • Janet johnson
    December 8, 2018

    I would use it on a pillow.

  • Anne Z.
    December 8, 2018

    I would use the piping to make wrapped pillows. I love putting piping on my quilts. It will be fun to branch out and use piping on pillows.

  • Betty Elsner
    December 8, 2018


  • Dixie
    December 8, 2018

    I would use piping on pillows and the new tree skirt I am working on. Gives them a great look.

  • Sandra C
    December 8, 2018

    I would try to make the pot holders first as my supply is old and definitely need replacing. Then I would try pillows.

  • Diana
    December 8, 2018

    I will like to make a zippered piped pillow and also kitchen pot pans.

  • Beverly
    December 8, 2018

    I like piping on throw pillows for a nice tailored look.

  • Mary Green
    December 8, 2018

    The piping would be perfect for the pillow wrap.

  • Diane L. Putzer
    December 8, 2018

    The piping would look nice on the pillows.

  • Gail Beam
    December 9, 2018

    I love piping on everything! Pillows, quilts, jackets, pants, shorts, etc. Thanks for the chance to win !

  • Annette Canonica
    December 9, 2018

    I love using piping on pillows! I also use it on aprons, towels and totes.

  • Rosie Cahill
    December 9, 2018

    I would use the piping on the tree skirt or pillows.

  • Karen King
    December 10, 2018

    I use piping on my placemats so on the above projects I would use it on the mug rugs (which by the way I like the round shape!) I also like to make mini piping on my quilt binding and on some seams when I garment sew.

  • Catherine Burden
    December 11, 2018

    I love the Christmas tree napkins!

  • Nadine Donovan
    December 11, 2018

    I think this piping is awesome on pillows and bags. Really dresses them up!

  • Pat Macfarlane
    December 11, 2018

    The piping would make a great finished edge on the tree skirt.

  • Barbie Lu
    December 11, 2018

    I would use the piping on the wrap for the pillow or I may use it on a pillow or the tree skirt. I may be inspired to use it elsewhere after watching a video of Nancy creating something.

  • Helen Flores
    December 11, 2018

    Piping on pillows always adds a classy touch. However my project would be a Christmas tree skirt in plaids.

  • Donna Thomas
    December 12, 2018

    I would use the piping on pillows.

  • Catherine Beyers
    December 12, 2018

    I’d like to try the piping on a tree skirt.

  • Kar
    December 12, 2018

    Would love to try making piping for trim on the totes and purses I make using Nancy’s templates.

    December 12, 2018


  • Susan
    December 13, 2018

    Cording would look great on wrapped pillow project. I could envision creating different looks for the various seasons such as a nautical look for summer and Santa’s belt for Christmas.

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