Nancy Zieman Productions I Sew For Fun Kids' Sewing Challenge Badge 2019

NEW! I Sew For Fun Kids’ Sewing Challenge sponsored by Nancy Zieman Productions, Clover Needlecraft, and Riley Blake Designs. All Youth ages 15 and under are invited to share how they “sew for fun”— while making a cinch sack with Mr. Owl and Friends fabric by Riley Blake Designs, along with an I Sew For Fun sewing tool by Clover.

I Sew For Fun Kids’ Sewing Challenge Cinch Sack Kit–GREEN

Youth age 15 and under may participate in the NEW! 2019 I Sew For Fun Kids’ Sewing Challenge by reading and understanding the contest rules listed here, sewing a cinch sack using one of the 2019 I Sew For Fun Kids’ Sewing Challenge Cinch Sack Kits purchased by an adult, and emailing two photos to [email protected] on or before October 28, 2019: One photo showing youth sewing/working on the challenge project using the I Sew For Fun Tool (included in the challenge kit), and a second photo of youth wearing and/or using completed cinch sack. Note: It’s okay if you prefer not to show youth’s face in photos. Be sure to include challenge participants first name, city, state, and age–when emailing photos to [email protected].

I Sew For Fun Kids’ Sewing Challenge Cinch Sack Kit–PURPLE

To reserve a spot in the NEW! 2019 I Sew For Fun Kids’ Sewing Challenge, an adult parent or guardian must purchase the Official 2019 I Sew For Fun Kids’ Sewing Challenge Cinch Sack Kit. Purchase the challenge kit at the NEW! NZP Shop, as soon as possible. Quantities are limited!

Sew a Super Easy Cinch Sack and Join the I Sew For Fun Sewing Challenge

NEW! I Sew For Fun Kids Sewing Challenge Kick Off—Part One: Purchase and Prep Your Supplies

Supplies Needed

  • Sewing Machine, sewing thread, and basic sewing tools.
  • Here’s a listing of the ISFF Tools we’ve used to make our cinch sack: I Sew For Fun 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge, I Sew For Fun Clip ‘n Glide Bodkin, I Sew For Fun Fabric Marking Pen, I Sew For Fun Heart-Shaped Flat Head Straight Pins, I Sew For Fun Heart-Shaped Magnetic Pin Caddy, I Sew For Fun Point 2 Point Turner, I Sew For Fun Roll ‘n Press, I Sew For Fun Seam Guide, I Sew For Fun Sew Safe Presser Foot, and I Sew For Fun Wonder Clips.

I Sew For Fun Sewing Notions by Nancy Zieman Productions for Clover

Helpful Notions

I Sew For Fun by Nancy Zieman Productions Using the right sewing tools assists with creating a successful sewing project! Above is a photo showing all the I Sew For Fun Tools by Nancy Zieman Productions for Clover. You may use any of the above I Sew For Fun sewing tools while sewing your cinch sack challenge project!

Sew a Super Easy Cinch Sack and Join the I Sew For Fun Sewing Challenge

As soon as you receive your 2019 I Sew For Fun Kids’ Sewing Challenge Cinch Sack Kit, start sewing your challenge project! You’re the designer: You may choose to use a different color ribbon for the straps, add a patch pocket from your stash fabric, or decorate your cinch sack as desired. Remember, you must use the Mr. Owl and Friends fabric, the Cinch Sack Sewing Pattern, and the I Sew For Fun sewing tool—all included with the challenge kit!

I Sew For Fun by Nancy Zieman Productions Show us What You’re Making! We love to hear from you, so email your photos—anytime—to The NZP Team at [email protected], and/or share your experiences and photos with us on Facebook or Instagram!

Prep Before You Sew

Gather your sewing supplies and prep your fabric for sewing. Included with the Official 2019 I Sew For Fun Kids’ Sewing Challenge Cinch Sack Kit is the Cinch Sack Sewing Pattern. When you receive your challenge kit, open the package and locate the Cinch Sack Pattern. Read all the pattern directions, before beginning.

Sew a Super Easy Cinch Sack and Join the I Sew For Fun Sewing Challenge

I Sew For Fun by Nancy Zieman Productions Before the sewing process, pressing and starching the fabric adds a bit of stiffness that helps make cutting and sewing easier.

Cutting Directions

Nancy Zieman Productions 2019 I Sew For Fun Sewing Challenge Cinch Sack Sewing Project

  • Using a scissors, or rotary cutter, ruler, and mat; cut two 17″ x 21″ fabric rectangles for cinch sack front and back.

Nancy Zieman Productions 2019 I Sew For Fun Sewing Challenge Cinch Sack Sewing Project

I Sew For Fun by Nancy Zieman Productions To easily identify the cinch sack top, during the sewing process, place a piece of painter’s tape—on both fabric rectangles—near the fabric wrong side, near the top 17″ wide edge.

Sewing Directions

Sew a cinch sack with our super-easy step-by-step directions. This sewing project is ideal for beginners! Stitch this project in a weekend, then wear the cinch sack as a backpack – for carrying books or workout gear. The cinch sack also makes a great trick or treat bag! Approximate Finished Size: 16″ x 18″ – fits most youth and adults

I Sew For Fun by Nancy Zieman ProductionsUse the edge of the I Sew For Fun (ISFF) Sew Safe Presser Foot – for a quick and easy seam allowance reference.

 Nancy Zieman Productions 2019 I Sew For Fun Sewing Challenge Cinch Sack Sewing ProjectFinish Raw Edges

Clean finish cut edges with a zigzag stitch, or Serger machine stitching, around all four edges of both fabric rectangles.

 

I Sew For Fun by Nancy Zieman Productions Optional! Add a patch pocket to the front of your cinch sack.

 Nancy Zieman Productions 2019 I Sew For Fun Sewing Challenge Cinch Sack Sewing Project

Cut a contrasting 9″ x 16″ fabric rectangle for pocket.

Nancy Zieman Productions 2019 I Sew For Fun Sewing Challenge Cinch Sack Sewing Project

Fold pocket rectangle right sides together, meeting short ends. Using the ISFF 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge, mark a 3″ seam opening along one long edge.

Nancy Zieman Productions 2019 I Sew For Fun Sewing Challenge Cinch Sack Sewing Project

Stitch around three edges, leaving a 3″ opening for turning. Optional: Use Nancy Zieman’s Wrapped Corner Sewing Techniques to create quick and easy pointed corners.

 Nancy Zieman Productions 2019 I Sew For Fun Sewing Challenge Cinch Sack Sewing Project

Using the ISFF Point 2 Point Turner, turn pocket right side out. Press.

Nancy Zieman Productions 2019 I Sew For Fun Sewing Challenge Cinch Sack Sewing Project

Center and pin patch pocket to cinch sack front, right sides up, with lower pocket edge approximately 4″ from lower edge of cinch sack front panel.

 Nancy Zieman Productions 2019 I Sew For Fun Sewing Challenge Cinch Sack Sewing Project

Stitch sides and lower edge of pocket, guiding pocket edge along edge of ISFF Sew Safe Presser Foot, and pivoting (with needle down) at corners. Backstitch to reinforce top edges of pocket.

Mark and Prep Cinch Sack

Nancy Zieman Productions 2019 I Sew For Fun Sewing Challenge Cinch Sack Sewing Project

On the wrong side of upper right corner, using the ISFF 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge and ISFF Fabric Marking Pen, place a mark 1-1/4″ below top edge – at side seam. Place a second marking 1-1/4″ below the first marking. Repeat on all four front and back upper corers – this will later form the ribbon casing openings.

 Nancy Zieman Productions 2019 I Sew For Fun Sewing Challenge Cinch Sack Sewing Project

I Sew For Fun by Nancy Zieman Productions For reference later during the sewing process – place a piece of painter’s tape on the fabric wrong side, between each of the markings.

 Nancy Zieman Productions 2019 I Sew For Fun Sewing Challenge Cinch Sack Sewing Project

At lower left corner, using the ISFF 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge and ISFF Fabric Marking Pen, mark a 1″ square – to form a gusset.

 Nancy Zieman Productions 2019 I Sew For Fun Sewing Challenge Cinch Sack Sewing Project

Using a scissors, cut out lower 1″ corner square along marked lines. Repeat above steps on all four front and back lower corners.

 Nancy Zieman Productions 2019 I Sew For Fun Sewing Challenge Cinch Sack Sewing Project

At top edges, fold 1-1/4″ to wrong side on front and back panels. Press, then open. This step later forms ribbon casings.

 Nancy Zieman Productions 2019 I Sew For Fun Sewing Challenge Cinch Sack Sewing Project

Place cinch sack front and back right sides together, aligning edges. Hold edges together temporarily with ISFF Wonder Clips.

Assemble Cinch Sack

Stitch side seams and lower edge seam.

 Nancy Zieman Productions 2019 I Sew For Fun Sewing Challenge Cinch Sack Sewing Project

At upper right, stitch cinch sack side seam to first marking, backstitch and cut threads. Advance fabric under presser foot to second marking. Stitch remaining side seam, backstitching at the beginning and ending of seam. Repeat steps on remaining left side seam. Press seams open.

 Nancy Zieman Productions 2019 I Sew For Fun Sewing Challenge Cinch Sack Sewing Project

I Sew For Fun by Nancy Zieman Productions Placing a piece of painter’s tape on the fabric wrong side, between each of the markings, provides a visual marker for “no stitching zones”, and automatically forms the ribbon casing openings. It’s okay to remove the painter’s tape, after seams are stitched.

Stitch lower/bottom seam, backstitching at beginning and ending of seam.

 Nancy Zieman Productions 2019 I Sew For Fun Sewing Challenge Cinch Sack Sewing Project

I Sew For Fun by Nancy Zieman Productions Using the ISFF Roll ‘n Press, press seam open. The rolling action opens the seam—without the heat of an iron.

 

Fold over top edges at 1-1/4″ pressed line. Pin in place along clean finished edge.

Nancy Zieman Productions 2019 I Sew For Fun Sewing Challenge Cinch Sack Sewing Project

Stitch along clean finished edge, about 1″ from folded edge. Backstitching at beginning and ending of seam  – this forms the ribbon casing. Turn cinch sack right side out.

 Nancy Zieman Productions 2019 I Sew For Fun Sewing Challenge Cinch Sack Sewing Project

I Sew For Fun by Nancy Zieman Productions  For evenly spaced seams, place the ISFF Seam Guide on your sewing machine – to the right of the fabric fold.

 

Add Ribbon Straps

Cut two 60″ lengths of ribbon.

 Nancy Zieman Productions 2019 I Sew For Fun Sewing Challenge Cinch Sack Sewing Project

Using the ISFF Clip ‘n Glide Bodkin, thread ribbon through front casing beginning at right edge, then through back casing at left edge, and exit out the right edge. About 17″ of ribbon will extend out right edges of both front and back casings.

Nancy Zieman Productions 2019 I Sew For Fun Sewing Challenge Cinch Sack Sewing Project

Using the ISFF Clip ‘n Glide Bodkin, thread ribbon through front casing beginning at left edge, then through back casing at right edge, and exit out the left edge. About 17″ of ribbon will extend out left edges of both front and back casings.

Nancy Zieman Productions 2019 I Sew For Fun Sewing Challenge Cinch Sack Sewing Project

Center ribbon along outside right side seam, matching cut edges of ribbon to center of side gusset opening at lower right edge. Pin.

 Nancy Zieman Productions 2019 I Sew For Fun Sewing Challenge Cinch Sack Sewing Project

Reach into cinch sack, grasping pin head and ribbon layers, and turn cinch sack wrong side out.

 Nancy Zieman Productions 2019 I Sew For Fun Sewing Challenge Cinch Sack Sewing Project

Form Gussets and Complete Cinch Sack

Align cut edges of gusset corner openings, stacking side seam on lower/bottom seam – centering ribbon layers between fabric layers. Realign pin as needed and re-pin.

 Nancy Zieman Productions 2019 I Sew For Fun Sewing Challenge Cinch Sack Sewing Project

Stitch gusset seam through all fabric layers, securing ribbon ends within seam. Clean finish cut edges with a zigzag stitch or Serger stitching.

Nancy Zieman Productions 2019 I Sew For Fun Sewing Challenge Cinch Sack Sewing Project

Repeat above steps to form gusset at lower left corner.

 Nancy Zieman Productions 2019 I Sew For Fun Sewing Challenge Cinch Sack Sewing Project

Turn cinch sack right side out. Enjoy!


Nancy Zieman Productions I Sew For Fun Kids' Sewing Challenge Badge 2019

I Sew For Fun Kids’ Sewing Challenge Cinch Sack Kit–GREEN

NEW! I Sew For Fun Kids Sewing Challenge Guidelines

1. Challenge is open to all youth, ages 15 and under, residing in the continental US.

2. The challenge is limited to the first 24 persons whose parent or guardian purchases the Official 2019 I Sew For Fun Kids’ Sewing Challenge Cinch Sack Kit. Purchase kit as soon as possible to reserve challenge spot.

3. Sew a cinch sack using the official Official 2019 I Sew For Fun Kids’ Sewing Challenge Cinch Sack Kit pattern and fabric, along with any sewing and/or serging techniques. Construction may be done by hand or by machine. Participants may use any type of embellishment, decorations, and may add designer touches, such as adding a pocket made from a different fabric, choosing different colors of ribbon straps, etc. Work may be done exclusively by the participant, and/or with the assistance of an adult. One cinch sack per participant. Challenge participants, and/or an adult parent/guardian must email two photos to [email protected] on or before October 28, 2019: One photo showing youth using Clover’s I Sew For Fun Tool(s) while sewing and/or working on the project, and a second photo of youth wearing and/or using the completed cinch sack. Note: It’s okay if you prefer not to show youth’s face in photos. Be sure to include challenge participant’s first name, city, state, and age when photos to [email protected]

Participants will be judged on workmanship, creativity, and overall appearance. Participants photos will be shared on sponsoring companies social and web sites to promote the love of sewing.

Prizes will be awarded to those making the top three cinch sacks, along with additional prizes awarded randomly. Winners will be announced on the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog on October 30, 2019.

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Nancy Zieman Productions 2019 I Sew For Fun Kids Sewing Challenge Cinch Sack Sewing Project Sew a Super Easy Cinch Sack and Join the I Sew For Fun Sewing Challenge

To reserve a spot in the NEW! 2019 I Sew For Fun Kids’ Sewing Challenge, an adult parent or guardian must purchase the Official 2019 I Sew For Fun Kids’ Sewing Challenge Cinch Sack Kit (above left with green ribbon, or above right with purple ribbon). Purchase challenge kit, at the NEW! NZP Shop, as soon as possible. Quantities are limited!


Nancy Zieman Productions I Sew For Fun Kids' Sewing Challenge Badge 2019

NEW! I Sew For Fun Kids’ Sewing Challenge Prizes 2019

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  • Clover I Sew For Fun Sewing Notions Bundles, four different. $125 value
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Nancy Zieman Productions I Sew For Fun Kids' Sewing Challenge 2019

 

For Adults and Sewing Teachers: Tune in and watch Nancy Zieman and her granddaughters, along with friends, take a modern approach to sewing. Nancy shares her team sewing-for-fun experience along with many tips for a big partner, and numerous insights for involving a little sewing partner—all while making simple, easy to sew kid-friendly projects. Watch I Sew For Fun on Sewing With Nancy!

For a listing of all I Sew For Fun Tools by Nancy Zieman Productions for Clover, visit the NEW! NZP Shop.

 

 

Happy Sewing,

Team Nancy Zieman

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