26 Weeks of New Programming—our 30th anniversary year!

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This week marks the kick off of the new Sewing With Nancy season—our 30th Anniversary Year. I can’t give you exact dates when each of the 240 PBS stations will air the new series, but I can with certainty tell you that for the next 26 weeks, a brand new Sewing With Nancy program will be available online!

Season Premier—Innovative Bags & Totes

I’m starting out the season with a 2-part series on Innovative Bags & Totes. Using any bag or tote template or pattern, learn how to upgrade and personalize your next bag project. A total of eight variations are shared, including this Smocked Tote!



Innovative Bags & Totes by Nancy Zieman



Using the Trace ‘n Create Florida Tote Template, the focal point (the smocked center section) is created with one of Clover’s Yo-Yo Makers.


Yo Yo Makers by Clover



The smocking accent is the brainchild of Donna Fenske, a member of the Sewing With Nancy Team at Nancy’s Notions. Five yo yos are hand stitched into one piece of cotton quilting fabric. The process is clever—the results are dramatic!


Innovative Bags & Totes by Nancy Zieman




The show is available in so many formats!

During this first program of Innovative Bags & Totes, there’s a total of four ideas. Watch the show online, on DVD, on PBS, or on your iPad, iPod Touch, or iPhone.

Sewing With Nancy app


Nancy's GiveawayWhat’s your favorite technique?

For a chance to win a copy of the Innovative Bags & Totes book let me know which bag or tote option is your favorite. (Watch the show online or on PBS in order to vote!) Next week, I’ll feature a project from the second program of this 2-part series with another chance to vote for your favorite Innovative Bag & Totes technique! Leave a comment below and we’ll choose a random winner on August 23.

Innovative Bags & Totes

Thanks to all the Sewing With Nancy sponsors for making this show possible.

Baby Lock

Clover

Madeira Threads

Koala

Amazing Designs

Klasse Needles

And, our new closed captioning sponsor, Oliso.

Bye for now,

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