Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares - Part Three

Incorporating specialty fabrics can add functionality when sewing gifts and projects. For example, try clear vinyl. This unique fabric is the star of the Sewing With Nancy program, Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares—the third episode. Watch online. Here’s a preview of the projects that you’ll see Nancy Zieman demonstrate during the show.

Jewelry Caddies

Nancy begins this episode with a Jewelry Caddy duo, which fits all of the standards set for this show. The caddies use two sizes of fabric rectangles, specialty fabric (clear vinyl with a ribbon accent trim), and all the sewing is done with straight stitches. Best of all, the projects are attractive and very practical!

Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares as seen on Sewing With Nancy Zieman

Portable Ironing Blanket

Use the same dimensions as the jewelry caddies plus Quilted Iron Quick fabric to make a portable mini-ironing blanket. Use it next to your sewing machine for quick presses. Or, create a larger ironing blanket, any size of your choice, with the same transportability. It could easily be used as an ironing board substitute or for travel. Either way, you can custom-make these projects easily with Nancy’s sew simple techniques.

Sew Simple with Rectangles and Squares as seen on Sewing With Nancy Zieman

Closet Organizer

How about adding extra storage to your home without assembling knock-down furniture or remodeling a closet? Create portable, compact closet organizers with double-sided quilted fabric, clear vinyl, and ribbon trim. It’s another straight-stitched project that can hang in full sight or hidden behind a closet door.

Sew Simple with Rectangles and Squares as seen on Sewing With Nancy Zieman

Watch Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares (Part One, Part Two, and Part Three) on Sewing With Nancy at

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Sew to Give Spotlight! Today watch Nancy Zieman’s 5-minute Nancy’s Corner Interview on Sewing With Nancy with guest Laura Nigbur who makes Cage Comforters (padded blankets) for her local animal shelter. Cage Comforters are needed for cats and dogs for extra warmth and comfort. It’s an easy sewing project for beginners. The comforters are sent with the pets when they move to a permanent home

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