Sew To Give Projects


Sew To Give™ is Nancy Zieman’s sewing outreach initiative. Here you’ll find tutorials and sewing-how-to’s for popular donated items and projects needed by organizations. Read more about Sew To Give™, find out how you can help, and review a list of charitable organizations by scrolling through this page and its links.

Hat Ladies Charity Sewing Opportunity by Nancy Daly and Nancy Zieman

Sew To Give—The Hat Ladies

Nancy Daly is the enthusiastic coordinator of the busy Hat Ladies. Make that Hat Ladies and Gentlemen, as two men have recently joined the group! The Hat Ladies project was featured on a segment of Nancy’s Corner on Sewing With Nancy in hopes that you’ll be encouraged to sew hats for children in your community. Nancy Daly recently emailed with … Continue Reading

Sew To Give | Nancy Zieman Charity and Outreach Sewing and Quilting Campaign | Nancy's Corner | Sewing With Nancy

Sew To Give–Sewing & Quilting Outreach Opportunities

In December 2015, Nancy Zieman created Sew To Give™. Nancy Zieman’s Sew To Give™ spotlights sewing, quilting, and volunteering outreach programs – and the individuals that volunteer their time and talents to help others. Over the years, in the Nancy’s Corner Segments on her Public Television show, Sewing With Nancy, Nancy Zieman interviewed guests with amazing … Continue Reading

How to Sew and Donate a Travel Pillowcase by Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy | Sewing Outreach | Stitch It Forward

Sew and Donate a Travel Pillowcase

When my team recently approached our local cancer treatment center to inquire about their sewn item needs, the response was immediate: “Super-soft travel pillows with washable pillowcases”. We were happy to oblige. I encourage you to reach out to your local hospitals and treatment centers to ask if they may have similar needs. Here’s a … Continue Reading

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Quilt to Give—Free Quilt Instructions

Sewing a quilt and giving it as a gift is gratifying. Sewing a quilt for someone in need or who is going through tough times shows compassion. Most importantly, the recipient feels loved. Win. Win! This will be the fourth year that the Quilt to Give quilt pattern will be sewn and quilted during the … Continue Reading

Kids' Sewing Project Sew An Easy Pillowcase

Teach Kids to Sew Pillowcases

If you’ve been thinking about teaching one of your favorite kids to sew, this pillowcase sewing project is truly for beginners—ideal for a summer sewing project. Working in tandem, it’s a project that can be finished in an afternoon or evening. Fabric—make it fun! Novelty fabric prints are ideal for pillowcases. Have your young sewing … Continue Reading

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Sew an Alzheimer’s Activity Mat

Sew an Alzheimer’s Activity Mat with free sewing instructions as seen on Sewing With Nancy! Marcia Engquist, who designs Alzheimer’s Activity Aids, designed these activity mats after watching residents at a care center restlessly fidget. These easy-to-sew activity mats help sooth the agitated fidgeting of people with dementia or autism. Plus, the mats help focus … Continue Reading


Quilt for Others with “Quilt to Give”

Many hands make light work! The words of this time-tested adage went through my mind on several occasions this past weekend, during the 3-day Quilt Expo event in Madison, WI. Among the hustle and activities of 15,000 enthusiastic quilters, women sat down to cut and stitch full-sized quilts to be given away to people in … Continue Reading

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