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



For the next 26 weeks, you’ll be introduced to a new Sewing With Nancy program—one show a week! Since ’82, I’ve had the honor of teaching on Public TV, DVD, and also online.

I begin this season with a 3-part series, Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares. I address one of the most common comments that I hear from viewers, I like to sew but I really don’t have the time.  To change the way you look at the sewing process, I designed projects that are exclusively cut from fabric rectangles and squares.

The Travel Trio

During this first episode, learn how to create a weekender tote, cosmetic bag, and luggage saddlebag. This travel trio is made using comparable sewing steps, straight stitching, and double-sided quilted fabrics.

Cosmetic Bag

Even if you’ve never sewn before, you can stitch this bag!


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



Weekender Tote

After learning how to make a simple cosmetic bag, apply many of the same sewing steps to create a Weekender Tote. It’s a super-sized cosmetic bag with the addition of sturdy straps and double pockets.


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



Luggage Saddle Bag

For ease of travel, make a saddlebag for your carry-on luggage or rolling case. Two sizes of bags are attached with connector straps.


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



When not using this handy accessory on your luggage, zipper the bags together and it’s a handy shoulder tote.


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



Sewing With Nancy Trivia—This photo was quickly taken on the Sewing With Nancy set. Notice the tape on the floor? Those are the positioning marks for my chair in the Nancy’s Corner area. We had to move the chair in order to take the photo. Now you see how we keep all our props and furniture in the right place!

Watch Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares on PBS, Online, or DVD.

There are four seasons of programs to watch online, or on your iPad, iPod Touch, or iPhone. Have you downloaded the app?


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



Sewing With Nancy on Public TV

We have the great fortune of having Sewing With Nancy air on 91% of all Public TV markets. Your local PBS programmer, determines when the new season will begin. Often, the new programming begins later on TV.  Check your local Public TV and/or Create TV listing for the new season, which begins with Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares.

12 Complete Projects in Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares

All the projects featured in the 3-part series, plus a bonus, are included in the book, Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares.


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



Nancy Zieman's Giveaway

What’s your favorite project from this series? A random winner will receive a copy of Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares. Winner will be posted on August 30th.

Bye for now,

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