This month’s sewing, quilting, and machine embroidery tutorial roundup fits the fun and festive theme. Everything from beginner skill levels to confident garment makers will find a project to welcome in the cool holiday season. Make one or make them all!

Sew a Mug Rug

Stitch the perfect stocking stuffer, a gift for a friend, or an accent for your home using fabric scraps! My easy-to-sew mug rug pattern is ideal to stitch using a peppermint theme. In no time, create a set of festive drink coasters. See the sewing tutorial here.

If you don’t have a favorite go-to recipe for homemade hot cocoa, my friends at PBS have one for you to try! The secret is in the crushed peppermints. Candy Cane Hot Cocoa Recipe

Sew Peppermint Holiday Themed Mug Rug Drink Coasters with this tutorial from Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

 

Creative Quilting Outlines…Charming Poinsettias

For sewing enthusiasts, fall is so much more than a lovely season with great weather and gorgeous foliage. Fall is the start of the holiday-gift-sewing-season! It is never to early to dive into the Christmas gifts and décor projects. Jump start your holiday sewing with this exciting poinsettia embroidery pack by Amazing Designs. The embroidery bundle includes 26 designs for 4″ x 4″ hoops and 14 designs for 5″ x 7″ hoops. Making festive holiday décor and gifts is easy with Creative Quilting Outlines…Charming Poinsettias. Find embroidery projects and ideas here.

Red Jacket: Holiday Fashion

Cooler weather is upon us! My newest pattern with The McCall Pattern Company will keep you fashionable and comfy. Pattern M7512 is a tapered jacket with two unique collar options and sleeve lengths—ideal to wear during three seasons. The fabric I chose to use in both versions is ponte knit, a medium weight fabric that stitches like a woven, but drapes like a knit. Look for the pattern at your favorite retailer or at Nancy’s Notions. Read more about the seasonal red jacket and other styles included in this pattern here.

Holiday  Stocking Round Up

Find all the inspiration you’ll need to sew for Christmas, right here! In today’s Christmas Stocking Pattern Roundup, view a gallery of stocking designs and choose one or more to fit your décor. In just a couple evenings of sewing enjoyment, you’ll have a new stocking, or two, or four! Find the round up here.

Seasonal Pillow Wrap

The project that I would like to share with you is a pillow wrap. You can easily change your home décor with a little fabric and a great embroidery design. Embroider a seasonal motif on the fabric. Then, follow these simple directions to create a wrap, or two! I made one for the autumn season and a second for Christmas time. One design fits both categories, the thread color changes transformed a fall tree to a Christmas tree! Learn to make the pillow wrap here.

Even More Holiday Round-Up Fun

Time to enjoy family, traditions, and celebrations. In keeping with my holiday traditions, I’ll be making handmade items. I hope you will, too. Fast Projects for the Holidays sewing round up is a collection of festive and quick sewing tutorials. Make 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. See the 2016 Holiday Sewing Round Up here.

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The winner of a copy of Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares Book and DVD from Nancy’s Notions is Daniela M.

Her comment is, “My dream destination is Iceland. I would love to see the aurora borealis.”

Sew Simple with Rectangles and Squares, a new 3-part Sewing With Nancy series

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