I Sew for Fun blog hop! 3 essential tips for sewing with kids (+ giveaway)

We are excited to be a part of a very special blog hop today.


We were saddened when we heard that Nancy Zieman, beloved host of Sewing With Nancy, passed away on November 14 of 2017, shortly after retiring from her show and her business. Before her passing, she was preparing to launch a new program dedicated to a topic near and dear to her heart: teaching children to sew.


Nancy sewing with her granddaughters

Now Nancy’s dream has come to fruition. Her legacy lives on in the “I Sew for Fun” series, a range of books and products that teach children ages 5 to 9 how to sew. We’re proud to be part of this campaign and to honor Nancy’s memory by publishing her children’s book, The Flying Sewing Machine. Nancy’s rhyming tale introduces kids to the little town of Sewland, where everyone stops to sew each day at a quarter to two. Here’s a peek inside the book:


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The I Sew for Fun series introduces a modern, lighthearted approach to sewing with kids. Throw perfection out the window—this is all about creativity and fun!

I asked my son, Charlie, and his cousin, Courtney (both age 9), if they’d like to try out the I Sew for Fun project book and products. They were game!

We chose the Owl Pillow project from the I Sew for Fun book, and we tried several of the kid-friendly notions from the series too, including the pin magnet caddy, the retractable seam ripper (very cool for fewer pokes on small hands), and the hand-sewing needles with a cute heart-shaped case. You can view all the I Sew for Fun products here.


The products we used to make our Owl Pillows.

I made and cut out the owl pattern, and the kids traced the pattern onto the wrong side of their fabric with washable markers:

I had the kids cut out the owl pieces they’d traced onto their fabrics. They also cut the pattern pieces and fabrics for the eyes, beak, and heart (although Charlie opted to skip the heart motif).


Cutting out the owl bodies.


Cutting out the eyes, beaks, and heart. I love how Courtney decided to switch the colors of her owl eyes to the opposite of what the pattern suggested—she even added extra teeny white circles so her owl eyes would sparkle.

I took care of cutting the fusible web. After they positioned the faces on the owl bodies, I ironed them into place. Then I asked a question: do you want to try some hand embroidery? I was surprised to hear a resounding yes! The hand stitching took extra time, but neither of them stopped until they were done—it seemed like they especially enjoyed this part of the process.


Charlie stitching away . . . I noticed his stitches were pretty small.


And Courtney’s stitches were pretty big!

Once the owl faces were completed, it was time to head to the sewing machine. Unfortunately, it was time to say goodbye to Courtney, as she had family plans (but she’s coming back this Saturday to finish her project). Charlie couldn’t wait to put the pedal to the metal:


He turned his owl pillow right side out and stuffed it before calling it a day. We spent about 2½ hours sewing.

The next day we needed to do the final step: hand stitch the opening at the bottom of the pillow closed. I taught Charlie how to do a whipstitch and pinched the seam together while he sewed. He did great!

And ta-daa! Charlie’s pillow is complete!


We really did have a fun time.

I Sew for Fun by Nancy ZiemanMy favorite part about the I Sew for Fun book—aside from the great tips for sewing with kids—are the great tips for grown-ups sewing with kids. I took Nancy’s advice and kept these three guidelines in mind:

1. Lower your expectations! Perfection is not the goal.

2. Learn to embrace crooked seams. (This one took me a minute.)

3. Don’t worry about ¼" or ⅝" seams. Instead, use the presser foot as a guide for seam allowances.

These three tips alone made the entire process more fun for all of us. Yes, there were wonky seams and wayward stitches, but Charlie and Courtney were excited about their new sewing skills and proud of their projects. And I was plenty proud too!

There are also instructions in the I Sew for Fun book for making sewing boxes so kids have a place to store their supplies. I want to do this with Charlie and Courtney so they’ll be ready to sew when we make our next project.

A side note: Charlie was so excited when he finished his Owl Pillow that he immediately chose another project to make from the book: a pillowcase. We’ll be working on that project next weekend with his other cousin, Willa. Looks like sewing’s all in the family now!


Our friends at Nancy Zieman Productions have generously offered to give one set of I Sew for Fun books and products to one lucky winner today!

To enter your name in the drawing, tell us in the comments:

Which little one in your life would you like to teach how to sew?

We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win. Good luck, grown-ups—make time to pass your love of sewing on to the next generation!

Comments are closed for this post.

Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The winner is Carol, who says:

“My students. I tutor children with learning disabilities, and to get to my kitchen table, where we work, they pass through my sewing space (I hesitate to call it a room!). Over the past few years, several students have opted to receive 2 1/2 inch squares of fabric for rewards for good work, as opposed to stickers. When they have enough squares, they create the projects of their desires – a couple of Mine Craft cushion covers, a baby quilt for a new cousin, a lap quilt for watching TV. They love the success they find in their projects, achieved with more ease than they find in school work. I’d love to have a book that would show them that other children can sew too.”

We’ll email you about your prize, Carol—congratulations!

Visit more I Sew For Fun blog-hop hosts below (and enter more giveaways too):

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Tuesday, February 6

Wednesday, February 7

Thursday, February 8

Friday, February 9

Saturday, February 10


327 Comments

  • My quilt guild teaches kids to sew each spring, and I would love to donate this to the Tea. I am teaching my niece to quilt, she is 21.

    —Carol Nelms on February 9, 2018
  • I’ve got 2 young granddaughters ages 4 (almost 5) and 6 (almost 7). I’ve been letting them sew scraps and random squares together to get the feel of the machine, and just enjoy themselves, but we’ve not actually made anything. This would be great, the owl pillow would be a definite hit and hold their interest.

    —Lynn D in NC on February 9, 2018
  • I would love to teach my great niece how to sew.

    —Teresa Knittingdancer on February 9, 2018
  • I would love to teach my daughter to sew, she is a little older at 19, but I think she would enjoy it.

    —Tamara Isaacs-Smith on February 9, 2018
  • My grandson!

    —Kris B on February 9, 2018
  • I have a special needs neighbor girl. We are fast friends, she comes to bake cookies with me once a week. She is so thrilled to take them home to her large family, it’s quite an accomplishment for her. She has recently been admiring the qilts at my house and expressed an interest in learning to make one. What a hoot this package would be!

    —Paula on February 9, 2018
  • I think my grandson Logan (who loves art projects and works hard on them) would love to learn to sew.

    —Carolyn S on February 9, 2018
  • I have lots of grandkids but the oldest likes crafts. She is 8.

    —rachel on February 9, 2018
  • I would like to teach my granddaughter to sew.

    —June on February 9, 2018
  • Sorry, that should say, what a HIT this package would be 😀

    —Paula on February 9, 2018
  • I have four lovely granddaughters and one handsome grandson. I would love to teach all of them to sew – and hopefully enjoy it as much as their Mamaw does! This set looks like the perfect tool to get them interested!

    —Celene on February 9, 2018
  • I have one little grandson and I’d love to teach him to sew.

    —April Lopez on February 9, 2018
  • Would love to teach my great granddaughter to sew!

    —Sylvia on February 9, 2018
  • I have a sweet little niece who admires my projects and would love to learn to sew, so she would be my student!

    —Kathy E. on February 9, 2018
  • I would love to teach my 4 year old granddaughter how to sew. She is sew interested that when I am sewing she wants to be on my lap "helping".

    —Cathy H. on February 9, 2018
  • I have watched Nancy for years and was so sad to hear of her passing. Especially since she still had things to do! I have taught a couple granddaughters how to sew and have had them take a beginning sewing class from The Quilt Block in West Des Moines, IA. I still have a couple grands who want to sew. I would love to win this book or cd. These kids are the next generation of sewers!

    —Pat Knight on February 9, 2018
  • I have grandchildren, but somehow I’ve be rangled into teaching the 7th graders at a local grade school. This would really give me great ideas!!!

    —Judy Thompson on February 9, 2018
  • Instead of a couple, I have helped five granddaughters enjoy sewing and have three more to go!

    —Pat Knight on February 9, 2018
  • My four and one half year old granddaughter has already shown great interest in my sewing machine and projects. I was amazed at how quickly she caught on to the programming of my machine. She picked out the letters of her name right away and then delighted in changing size and spacing. Her little sister is expected any day now.

    It is my hope that I will be able to share my needle work skills with both of them so that they will discover the pleasure I have experienced in creating for others. Nancy’s direction in my efforts would be a blessing.

    —ADKKATE on February 9, 2018
  • My daughter is 10 and I would love to teach her how to sew.

    —Jennifer on February 9, 2018
  • I introduced my 5 year old granddaughter to sewing during a visit last summer. This would be great to have for her visit this year. She lives far away and we only get to see her once a year. I’m hoping sewing with grandma will be our special memory.

    —Patty P on February 9, 2018
  • I would love to teach my grand daughter how to sew.

    —NancyB on February 9, 2018
  • wonderful that the color of the products are gender nutural as I have a grandson I want to encourage to create with sewing

    —Susan T on February 9, 2018
  • I have 3 granddaughters and I would love to sew some projects with them.

    —Barb H on February 9, 2018
  • I grew up learning to sew with my Aunt Louise by my side. We had many fun times, many stop & pick it back out times but most of all I loved spending the time with her. I have a little great niece that I would like to share my time with as my aunt did with me. This looks like a great package to get us started.

    Kandy on February 9, 2018
  • I am teaching my cousin’s eight year old daughter to sew. I believe using Nancy’s sewing books would be of help in these sewing lessons.

    —jBonita Harms on February 9, 2018
  • My 6 year old .Granddaughter asked for a sewing machine for Christmas, so of course Grandma got it for her. Only problem is Grandma lives on the East Coast and she lives on the West!, I see a trip coming soon. This will help with ideas and helpful tips.

    Eileen on February 9, 2018
  • I have 4 wonderful grands, 5/7/8/9 and several little machines just for them. They are excited to come to Minnesota this summer for ‘Camp Abuela" where learning to sew is the order of the day! I can hardly wait. Having Nancy’s resources would be the icing on the cake!

    —Kathy G on February 9, 2018
  • My granddaughter Sophia, six and a half is already hooked on sewing since she’s been sewing with me for a while. I bought her a Janome sewing machine for Christmas so she’ll have her own to bring to my house when we get together to sew. My grandson Zander, three and a half and sweet baby Arya will get their turn when they are interested. So exciting!

    —MARSHA RANSOM on February 9, 2018
  • I have 4 granddaughters that I am teaching to sew (the other 3 will soon be old enough to start). The projects in this book would be a great source.

    —Kathy Richins on February 9, 2018
  • My 7 year old granddaughter,Zoey, has been asking when she can learn to sew and come with me to my sewing group on Thursdays. She does lots of crafts with her mom but not sewing as I showed her mom how to sew just before she was born and hasn’t used her machine since.

    —Joyce Kay on February 9, 2018
  • I would definitely teach my granddaughter Aurora how to quilt. She has loved all the quilts I have made for her since she was a baby. Now that she is older, she wants to learn "how to do what Grandma does."

    —Ann West on February 9, 2018
  • I taught my granddaughter to sew. Now I would like to teach my friend’s grandkids. I understand they aren’t teaching sewing in our local school. 🙁

    —Kris on February 9, 2018
  • I would teach my neighbor kids – twins – Reed and Myra to sew!

    —Mary Etherington on February 9, 2018
  • I have 4 grand daughters ages 5-9 that are so excited to learn about sewing. I am planning to teach them this summer when they are on vacation from school. I am especially excited about the sewing notions for young sewers. I think they are fantastic.

    —Rita Nichols on February 9, 2018
  • Shirley and I are mutual mothers-in-law sharing 5 granddaughters.plus I have 4 other grandkids and she has 3 other grandkids. Last summer we taught quilting at 3 schools in our area. We’ve also quilted with 4 of our grandkids and are looking for tips and ideas to continue what we started last summer. We have a local new quilt shop that would like us to utilize their classroom as well. This set looks like a great set of tools and ideas to help us in both areas, public and family!

    —Sally Fried on February 9, 2018
  • I would like to teach my nephew to sew because he is very crafty and willing to learn other things he doesn’t know.

    —Marthese on February 9, 2018
  • I have two grands who we see each week. I’d love to teach them and my grand in VA to sew.

    —nancy seitz on February 9, 2018
  • I really need this to use with my granddaughter and great grand kids this summer when school is out. We have sewing lessons as part of their summer fun at my house. I really need new ideas and projects.

    —Nanette on February 9, 2018
  • I am just starting to teach my 5 year old granddaughter how to sew. She is so excited. Sewing on her great-grandmother’s sewing machine makes it special too. I have to use the presser foot but she is guiding squares through the machine to make a quilt for her dolls. We have just started so we are having a good time. She comes home from school and wants to sew, so we do a few squares. This would be a great thing for her.

    —Kathy Elliott on February 9, 2018
  • Would like to teach both of my daughters how to sew and quilt. They have shown interest, especially in making quilts. Thanks for this opportunity to share our love of sewing!

    —JLouise on February 9, 2018
  • I am teaching my nieces to sew. They love easy projects like pillowcases.

    —Lexi Burg on February 9, 2018
  • I would love to use it to sew with Ava, my 4 yr. old granddaughter. When Ava or her mom has something needing fixed, Ava’s response is Grammie can fix it. I want to show Ava there are so many things to sew besides fixing things.

    —Sue Worrell on February 9, 2018
  • I have four grandchildren. My grandson has already made a project that he was so proud to give to his mother. My two granddaughters are almost old enough (4-5) and I am planning a project for this summer. My youngest grandson is only 1 year old but he too will learn to sew if he wants to learn. Grandchildren are so much fun! This time together is what we call ‘building memories’.

    —Kelly on February 9, 2018
  • I would love to further teach my 3 granddaughter more about sewing!

    Judy Strigel on February 9, 2018
  • I have seven grandchildren, six boys and one 11 year-old girl! My little granddaughter started sewing with me on a small project last fall. She eager to start another project soon!!

    —Susan Stanton on February 9, 2018
  • My granddaughters- ages 7, 6, and 4.

    —Cindy Fraher on February 9, 2018
  • great ideas!

    —Laura Davis on February 9, 2018
  • My granddaughter, Delaney, asked for a sewing machine for her 9th birthday. She is anxious to learn to sew. And I think the owl pillow would be a fun project for her.

    Kristie on February 9, 2018
  • What an awesome idea! I taught Home Ec in our Christian school, and wish I had this then, when we first started. With our sewing room that’s set up at the church, I’d gladly teach the smaller hands to Sew!

    —Kathee Yeager on February 9, 2018
  • I have nine grand children (5 girls and 4 boys) and I would love to teach each of them to sew. I’ve already have sewn a doll quilt with Zoe the oldest she’ll be 9 in September. I know she would love to sew the owl pillow and probably the pillow case next. Her brother Shiloh will be next he likes dinosaurs, a dinosaur owl would be cute. Thank you for the chance to win. Good luck everyone. And thank you Nancy for all you’ve taught us about sewing.

    —Valerie Thompson on February 9, 2018
  • How exciting! My granddaughters are the perfect age to start sewing- 7 and 5 years. And what a wonderful tribute to Nancy to continue her dream.

    —Karen Cadden on February 9, 2018
  • I bought my granddaughter, Catelynn, a toy sewing machine for Christmas. yeah…doesn’t work to good. I have a slow speed on my machine. I think we will make an owl this weekend!

    I hope you will find the time, Nancy – we had such a great experience! –Jenny

    Nancy Jo on February 9, 2018
  • I’d like to teach one, or all, of my 3 nieces to sew.

    —Amy Cofer on February 9, 2018
  • I would LOVE to win this! First, I would teach my 9 year old grandson as he has been watching me sew for along time, and has been waiting for me to teach him. I think he is finally ready! He also has an 8 year old brother and an almost 5 year old sister that will also learn to sew. Their mom is not a sewer so I think it is extremely important to keep the love of sewing going on to future generations! Thank you for this opportunity!

    —Sharon Formoe on February 9, 2018
  • My granddaughters Grace and Maddie are interested in crafts and want to learn to sew. I recently moved nearer to them and I am now able to help them.

    —Jackie Swanson on February 9, 2018
  • I taught both my kids to sew years ago for 4H. Now, I will have a granddaughter in less than a month. It’ll be a few years before she can start sewing, but I’ll be ready to help her learn!

    Wendy on February 9, 2018
  • I myself, learned so much from Nancy Zieman. She will be greatly missed. I would love to share her new book with my two little grandsons. I feel everyone should know how to sew. Being their grandmother is such a joy.

    —Vicki on February 9, 2018
  • My granddaughters, age 7 & 9, have a little sewing machine and I would love to teach them to use it. They have made a little purse and a pillow case. They both have an interest in sewing and love to see things in my sewing room. My son, has also helped them to understand the machine and safety of using it.

    —Virginia on February 9, 2018
  • I have two granddaughters ages (almost) 4, and 9 months. This book sounds very helpful in teaching them to sew. I wish I had learned as a child…didn’t start until in my 30’s.

    —Welton Renee on February 9, 2018
  • I would love to teach our grandkids 4 and 6 years old to sew. They both enjoy crafts and art projects.

    —Cheri B on February 9, 2018
  • I would love to teach my granddaughter to sew.

    —Linda B on February 9, 2018
  • My 9 year old grandson loves to use my sewing machine! Last year he used some Thomas the Train fabric from my stash to create a simple doll size pillow. He decided he was going to get rich by selling them on EBay! I went along with the idea, helped him decide on a price, take a picture and post it on Ebay. To my surprise that primitive little pillow was actually purchased by a grandmother in California!

    I am a long arm quilter and he still begs to use my sewing machine when ever I am in my studio!

    This is the best eBay story ever, Rhonda, thank you for sharing it! –Jenny

    —Rhonda Hildebrand on February 9, 2018
  • I have 3 great grandchildren in the same family, the boys are old enough to use the products, would love to gift them these products. I think they would enjoy sewing. So happy to see books for younger Sewers, we need to start them early.

    —Judi Casias on February 9, 2018
  • My grandson might be willing, he’s pretty adventurous. Then there are a couple of young girls in my sister’s family.

    —Cindy French on February 9, 2018
  • I have a granddaughter 3 years turning 10. She loves to help around the house – this would be a great pastime for her and I have extra sewing machines if she decided to get serious about the hobby!

    —Gloria on February 9, 2018
  • My great-niece Ella wants to learn how to sew. This book and the accessories should get her well on her way with a little help from her great aunt.

    —Terry on February 9, 2018
  • I have a granddaughter who loves creating.

    —Kathie L on February 9, 2018
  • I would love to teach my niece to sew! The book looks like fun!

    —Vicky on February 9, 2018
  • I have six granddaughters and one grandson, two of the adult girls enjoy sewing, and the rest enjoy getting my sewing and quilting projects. I do have two young granddaughters, so the books would be helpful to teach them to sew. They both live far away from me. I used to buy Nancy’s videos long before they came online. A lovely person!

    —Cynthia Fedak on February 9, 2018
  • How fun to teach a youngster to sew

    —Sharon on February 9, 2018
  • My 5 year old son Carter has taken an interest in sewing! I’d love to keep going with this special prize pack.

    —Jessica Morozoff on February 9, 2018
  • I know sewing is not just for girls, but I have 6 grandchildren, all girls, 12 and under. This year for their birthdays, I am having them visit me and we are sewing a bag made from a placemat. One done for this year and she loved it. I have helped some of them make pajama shorts and a yoga skirt, which they all loved doing. I have sewn since I was 10, and would love advice and suggestions on teaching my granddaughters (and neighborhood children) to sew.

    —Kathy on February 9, 2018
  • I have a 2+ grandson and his baby sister coming in May. It might be a little early, but their father sewed his first quilt at 6 or 7. He came back to sewing to make a Christmas stocking for his new wife in his 20’s. Children are always curious when they see you enjoying something so much – just don’t take them to the fabric store for too long!

    —Susan on February 9, 2018
  • My grandchildren. We have done some pillowcases, but more projects would be excellent.

    —Elaine Litto on February 9, 2018
  • I have been teaching my Grandson Roscoe age 7, my granddaughter Gwen age 5 to sew. This last Christmas holiday we made revisible drawstring backpacks. I did all the cutting. Roscoe did all his own sewing and Gwen sat on my lap and I helped her do the sewing. It was her first project. Roscoe first project last summer was a sleeping bag for his best stuff buddies Guy and Roar. We also worked on a Dino fabric zipper bag to hold his dinosaurs. I like to win this book actually I need about three. I have Aleksandra who is 4 that I will want to start teaching soon. We all live very far away from each other so it would be nice to have books at each location.

    —Sandra Bleicher on February 9, 2018
  • Twin great-nieces, its their time to learn to sew.

    —Judy B on February 9, 2018
  • I would love this kit to teach my 5 year old granddaughter and her 2 brothers who are 7and 9 it would be a fun thing to do together.

    —debra czepa on February 9, 2018
  • I’m already teaching my 8 year old grandson how to sew. He is making 9 patch blocks for his dinosaur quilt. He has done all of the sewing himself with me watching. It is so much fun for both of us.

    —Kathleen Weiser on February 9, 2018
  • My granddaughter, Jillian.

    —Linda Edwards on February 9, 2018
  • My eldest granddaughter already sees with me and is quite a competent sexist now. My younger grandchildren visited at Christmas. The middle two (Jack, 7, and Adriana, 5) watched , fascinated as I whipped up neck warmers for the whole family before our first ski outing! They also watched me make other things. Both want me to teach them to sew!!

    —Vanessa Cato on February 9, 2018
  • I’m hoping to pass on my love for sewing and quilting to my two daughters.

    —Mary on February 9, 2018
  • I’ve been teaching kids to sew for years! I taught my son to sew jeans for the homeless when he was 12. I taught sewing to Girl Scouts for years. I’m now teaching my many nieces, nephews and cousins to sew (still waiting on grandchildren!). I’ve planned a few "sewing retreats" (VERY popular in this family!) this summer and I’m trying to determine what projects we will sew. I’d love to see Nancy’s various suggestions for the process of teaching sewing, as that has been the most difficult part for me.

    A sewing retreat for kids – I love this idea, Mary Ann! –Jenny

    —Mary Ann Denton on February 9, 2018
  • I have 2 granddaughters that love 18″ dolls. Would love to teach them to sew and make doll clothes and their own clothes and quilts or pillows.

    —Susanna Hogan on February 9, 2018
  • What a wonderful story and give away. I have been talking with my little neighbor about learning to sew. She is very excited to learn we just have to set up a time to start. In stitches Annette

    —Annette S on February 9, 2018
  • My niece Flora 🙂

    —Ruth on February 9, 2018
  • I’ve been teaching kids to sew for years! I taught my son to sew jeans for the homeless when he was 12. I taught sewing to Girl Scouts for years. I’m now teaching my many nieces, nephews and cousins to sew (still waiting on grandchildren!). I’ve planned a few "sewing retreats" (VERY popular in this family!) this summer and I’m trying to determine what projects we will sew. I’d love to see Nancy’s various suggestions for the process of teaching sewing, as that has been the most difficult part for me.

    —Mary Ann on February 9, 2018
  • My 6 year old granddaughter is ready to learn. Winning would give her a wonderful start. First we sew then we quilt.

    —Linda Brennan on February 9, 2018
  • i would love to teach my granddaughter who is 3 to sew but she doesn’t seem interested. she is more into painting and drawing. maybe my 1 year old will want to when he is older.

    —carolyn montgomery on February 9, 2018
  • My 5 year old grandson has shown some interest in running a sewing machine. He has helped me stitch a few seams. Soon he will have a little sister and I hope to sew with her too

    —Robin on February 9, 2018
  • I have 3 grandchildren under the age of 2. I am so looking forward to teaching each of them the joy of sewing! The oldest already loves the soft books I have made for him, and each has a special quilt and Christmas stocking.

    —Pat on February 9, 2018
  • I have five grand daughters and promised each of them a sewing machine when they turned ten…..IF they were interested in sewing. The eldest is 11 and she has her machine!!!

    —Barbara Wambach on February 9, 2018
  • I’d use The Sewing with Kids book to teach the little girl (age 7) across the street how to sew. We’ve already made a fleece blanket for her bed & she did very well with the machine. She also got a little sewing machine from her Grandma for Christmas. How sweet!❤️

    —AUDREY Schwimmer on February 9, 2018
  • I WILL DEFINITELY BE TEACHING MY GRAND DAUGHTER.

    —Angie on February 9, 2018
  • I have 2 grand-sons – ages 8 and 6 who would love to sew one of these projects! I think Grandma could use all the advice she can get. I’m sure the boys favorite part will be pushing down the foot pedal!!!!

    —Patty on February 9, 2018
  • I have a 4 year old granddaughter, who LOVES to sit on my lap while I sew. I have been giving her scraps of fabric to play with and she loves it!! I have just ordered Nancy’s Book and plan on giving it to her for Valentine’s Day.

    —Traci on February 9, 2018
  • I would love to sew with the sweet 5-year-old little girl next door. We are very good friends.

    —Jean on February 9, 2018
  • My grandma taught me to sew when I was young. I sewed projects for 4-H and went on to get a degree in Apparel Design. Although I never went into that field I have always sewed throughout my life. My grandson who is eight has always loved doing crafts with me and I let him sew on my old Singer. I never thought to look for a book to help me teach him.

    Gail on February 9, 2018
  • My granddaughters are Amaris (8) & Love (5). They love to draw and create. I would lo
    Ike very much to work through projects in this book with them.

    —Donna on February 9, 2018
  • My 12yr old grandson has already ‘mastered’ (in his own unique way)
    knitting. So now it’s time for the sewing machine….

    —Hedda on February 9, 2018
  • I would love to teach my granddaughters to sew- the eldest at 4 loves to do creative projects already.

    —carol mandel on February 9, 2018
  • I have been spending time with my 7 year old granddaughter when she is not in school. She LOVES to look at quilt patterns and recently made a 9 patch pillow with some scraps of fabric. We are planning a Sewing With Grammy week this summer to spend uninterrupted time sewing together. I’d love the book and "sew" would she.

    —Mary Beth Rucker on February 9, 2018
  • I would love to teach my granddaughter!

    —Amy W on February 9, 2018
  • My Mother and Grandmother taught me how to sew through the 4-H program. Now I would love to teach my granddaughter and grandson.

    —Diane on February 9, 2018
  • I have two granddaughters that I sew with. I’m always on the lookout for more projects that will be fun for them.

    —Sharon S on February 9, 2018
  • I’d love to teach my daughter to sew. She has done a little bit of sewing on the machine, and this book would be a great next step. She really wants to learn to hand sew. I can totally see her making that cute owl pillow. Thanks!

    P.S. I am sad about Nancy’s passing. I always loved her show. I had the honour of meeting her at the big Houston Quit Show a few years back. What a treat for me! She was so gracious. She will certainly be missed.

    —Susan Madden on February 9, 2018
  • I have a 5 year-old grandson who wants to sit in my lap when I sew. Think this would be a fun way to teach him.

    —Deeann Fuglaar on February 9, 2018
  • 2 granddaughters 5 & 7. They are both very creative girls and would love to learn sewing. They come from a long line of quilters.

    —Barbara Schamell on February 9, 2018
  • My 10 yr old grandson, Q, is quite creative & artistic & has shown an interest in sewing. When he was 5, he asked if he could try sewing, so I put him on my lap, and explained what to do. I helped to guide the fabric & after we sewed a long seam, I helped him down. He looked up at me, and said really had wanted to drive…(use the foot pedal!)

    —MS Barb on February 9, 2018
  • Looks like fun for my grandkids.

    —Leanne on February 9, 2018
  • Oh! This would be so great to do with my 9-year-old granddaughter! She is interested – now to find the time in her busy schedule!

    —Elizabeth Bolton on February 9, 2018
  • I would use I Sew For Fun to teach my granddaughter and grandson to sew. I always enjoyed watching Nancy Zieman’s TV show and learned so much from her.

    —Pat R on February 9, 2018
  • What a great prize and a great looking book! Thanks to you and to Nancy’s inspiration. Lily-anne (8) has already made a doll quilt with me. But just last week her cousin Matthew (8) told me he would like to sew something. These projects look like the way to go. Next up, Nathaniel (3). Good times together.

    —DM Diana on February 9, 2018
  • My great-niece who is 7. She loves watching people sew.

    —Linda on February 9, 2018
  • I HAVE A GRAND-NIECE, MADISON THAT WOULD LIKE TO LEARN TO SEW. I FOUND A WONDERFUL 301A SINGER MACHINE FOR HER TO USE. I LEARNED TO SEW AT 6 YRS OLD BY MY MOM AND SAVOR THIS SKILL AND WANT TO PASS IT ON.

    —Kathleen McQuiggin on February 9, 2018
  • I would like to teach any child who has no one in their family to help them.

    —Carol M on February 9, 2018
  • I would LOVE to teach our 6 1/2 year old granddaughter to sew (even though she lives in Florida and we are in California)! Our daughter has always spent time making crafts with her, and she loves seeing her finished projects. Because of this "I Sew For Fun" promotion, when we go to visit this March, I plan on sharing my love of this wonderful past time with her. Hopefully, it will create some wonderful ‘Grammie and Elizabeth’ time that I know I will cherish and perhaps her, too.

    —Chris on February 9, 2018
  • I have several young granddaughters who would love to sit and sew with Grandma. What fun it would be to have that special time with them.

    —Janey on February 9, 2018
  • My granddaughter who is 7 years old. I bought her a Janome sewing machine for Christmas and this would be very helpful for her to learn all about sewing. I don’t live close to her so it is hard for me to get to spend time with her to teach her.

    —Chris Zofkie on February 9, 2018
  • My grandchildren are all grown, but the church has a group called MOPS, mothers of preschoolers. This would be a fun book to donate to them.

    —Sharon K on February 9, 2018
  • My twin (boy & girl ) grandchildren have spent many hours sitting and playing with grandmas buttons stitching them into scrap fabrics. We are now starting to move into using my Featherweight . They both love the one on one and the pride in making something. Of course Grandma loves it too 😊

    Pat Urbeck on February 9, 2018
  • My grandchildren are yet to come. I have the perfect sewing machines for children to use, as well. I love her idea!

    —Karen on February 9, 2018
  • I have two grandaughters that I would love to teach to sew on the machine. . And I will gladly teach any of my six grandsons that show interest. We have done handwork projects, but no machine sewing.

    —Lisa Zook on February 9, 2018
  • Two of my grandchildren are in this age group and I’ve been wondering how to get them started.Maybe we can get their mother to join us.

    —Mary Hawthorne on February 9, 2018
  • I would LOVE to teach my niece Faith how to sew

    —Julia on February 9, 2018
  • I have 5 granddaughters and 4 of them are sewing. They love new patterns and ideas. Thanks!

    —Twyla Johnson on February 9, 2018
  • My 7 year old granddaughter and I have tried a few projects. I would love to teach her about sewing.

    —Jennifer on February 9, 2018
  • WOW, this is awesome. My great grandchildren would love to learn sewing. Kaitlyn 11 yrs is being raised by her grandmother (my daughter) as well as my grandson Bentley 2 yrs. I have taught Kaitlyn some crafts such as painting but, I will be teaching her to sew also. I have to help my daughter with these children from time to time (when they come to my home they love crafts. Would love to have these books to assist me in teaching children to sew.

    —Sandra on February 9, 2018
  • I have two granddaughters that have made more than one pillowcase and three grandchildren that have made one pillowcase. I would love to win and have items for them to use and especially the book to give them more items to choose from to sew next. Thank you!

    —Sheila Fernkopf on February 9, 2018
  • My four grandchildren (2 girls, 2 boys) have each made a quilt, but they don’t know much more than how to "drive" a sewing machine, some at TOP speed. I’d love to teach them more.

    —Diane on February 9, 2018
  • I have littles who already like to sew with Gaga and would love to have Cole and Quinn share the book and new fun projects with me!!!

    —Gaga on February 9, 2018
  • My niece and nephew – twins – and I think they’d get a kick out of it.

    —Sandy on February 9, 2018
  • I have an 8 yr. old granddaughter and a 5 yr. old grandson that I’d like to teach to sew.

    —Susan Green on February 9, 2018
  • My 10 year old granddaughter Maddie and I made a quilt 2 years ago as a 4-H project. I am teaching her foundation piecing now. Brock, my 8 year old grandson, has made a small quilt and a pillowcase. They both have ongoing hand stitching projects. It definitely creates a bond!

    —Elllen on February 9, 2018
  • This looks like fun. I would love to teach my granddaughter how to sew.

    Cathy on February 9, 2018
  • My students. I tutor children with learning disabilities, and to get to my kitchen table, where we work, they pass through my sewing space (I hesitate to call it a room!). Over the past few years, several students have opted to receive 2 1/2 inch squares of fabric for rewards for good work, as opposed to stickers. When they have enough squares, they create the projects of their desires – a couple of Mine Craft cushion covers, a baby quilt for a new cousin, a lap quilt for watching TV. They love the success they find in their projects, achieved with more ease than they find in school work. I’d love to have a book that would show them that other children can sew too.

    Mini-charm rewards – I know a few grown-up quilters who would love that kind of reward! How clever and fun, thank you for sharing your story. –Jenny

    —Carol Johnson on February 9, 2018
  • I would love to win as I have started to teach my 5 granddaughters to sew.

    —Debbie on February 9, 2018
  • My oldest granddaughter has help me sew and she has done a pillowcase on her own but I would like to teach her more skills. She would love the owl pillow.

    —Debbie Chenoweth on February 9, 2018
  • Granddaughter, Tillie, age 9–we’ve already made a doll blanket and practiced sewing little squares together.

    —Barb K. on February 9, 2018
  • I would love to teach my grandson!

    —Cindy on February 9, 2018
  • I have three granddaughters, the oldest is 7. I am so excited to teach her how to sew, especially quilt.

    —Val Haggstrom on February 9, 2018
  • I have 5 grandchildren who want to learn how to sew like grandma

    Sandra Peterson on February 9, 2018
  • I miss Nancy! My youngest daughter, who is now 31, took a class when she was 10 and won first place, in the 18 years and under category, for her quilt at our regional state fair. I have all granddaughters, 6 of them, 5 and under, and have already started teaching them with lacing cards and simple projects. I will continue and hope they will find the love in sewing that I have in my 65 years.

    —Julie on February 9, 2018
  • I would love to teach my grandniece how to sew.

    —Carol Gearey on February 9, 2018
  • I would love to teach my two oldest granddaughters to sew (fat chance of leaving the 4 year old out!) But, it would be fun to play with the girls and fabric!

    —Bev Gunn on February 9, 2018
  • I’ve wanted to teach my youngest granddaughter to sew for awhile, but was afraid of her little fingers being too near the needle on my machine. When I saw this wonderful program Nancy had put together and that it included a special foot, I was thrilled. My granddaughter will be 6 yrs old in 2 days and lives close to us, so I’m hoping soon to work with her. I know she’ll be super excited because she LOVES grandma’s fabrics already and loves to play with them.

    —VickiT on February 9, 2018
  • I have a neighbor 2 doors down with a 9 yr old son. They have gone through a terrible divorce resulting in a restraining order against mom. Recently dad asked me if I would teach his son to sew because he "really wanted to learn how to run a sewing machine." This little boy is so enthusiastic and hangs around outside my house for hours before his time to come sew, just waiting. He has amazed me with how dedicated he is and how quickly he picks up what I tell him. He asks questions and I explain to him and then he says, "Well, that makes sense." And then "he’s got it! He sits still and listens and does exactly what I tell him. First lesson, he could sew a straight 1/4″ seam!! I really want to encourage and teach him correctly. I run a quilting group at my church, donating quilts to homeless children. Children are my passion!

    What a wonderful story you’ve shared, Jeanne, thank you! –Jenny

    Jeanne Baker on February 9, 2018
  • I would like to teach my three grandchildren to sew.

    —Mary Ernst on February 9, 2018
  • I would like to teach my great-nephews and nieces to sew.

    —Elaine on February 9, 2018
  • I would love to teach my great niece to sew.

    —Joel Sellers on February 9, 2018
  • I’ love to teach my 2 great grandchildren!!

    —Judy Palmer on February 9, 2018
  • I helped my 4 year old granddaughter make a quilt for her new sister. Boy, was she proud! Then my 5 year old granddaughter wanted to "sew with grandma" so we made a small quilt for her brothers favorite stuffed toy-his monkey. I have sure enjoyed this time with my granddaughters and hope my other(7)grandkids will take an interest in sewing/quilting.

    —Cindy on February 9, 2018
  • I hope to teach my grandson to sew.

    —Teri on February 9, 2018
  • I have a 9 year old great grand daughter I would love to teach to sew!!

    —Wanda Crum on February 9, 2018
  • I want to teach my great granddaughter to sew. She is 4. I’m sorry to hear about Nancy Zieman. What an inspiration she has been for those who love to see.

    —Bonnie Parker on February 9, 2018
  • My 5 year old granddaughter is so excited to make stuff like Momma and Grandma! She will just stand and watch amazed as Momma quilts on her home machine.

    —Ruth Woods on February 9, 2018
  • There are some wonderful kids at church that I have been teaching so this is for them.

    —Christi on February 9, 2018
  • I would teach my friend’s daughter who asked for a sewing machine for Christmas but her mother doesn’t sew much!

    —Ann on February 9, 2018
  • I have been helping my 2 granddaughters (6 & 4) learn to sew. This would be a very helpful tool for them!

    —Peg Lown on February 9, 2018
  • I would teach all three of my granddaughters to sew. They all would especially love the owl pillow project.

    —Mary H Czerwien on February 9, 2018
  • My grandkids are too little right now, but when they get older I want to teach them to sew!

    —kelly on February 9, 2018
  • My granddaughters, Madison and Alison

    —Linda on February 9, 2018
  • I am teaching my 7 year old granddaughter to sew. I bought her a sewing machine for Christmas. She li kes to sew while I’m sewing. She used some of my left over jelly roll strips to make a pillow.

    —Joan Pledge on February 9, 2018
  • I have a 9 year old granddaughter and she is definitely interested in sewing. I have done a few things with her and plan to spend more time sewing with her.

    Ruth Janssen on February 9, 2018
  • I would love to teach my daughter to sew

    Linda on February 9, 2018
  • My 6 yr old granddaughter has already sat & sewed with me to make a little bag that she designed. She lives in SC so on my next visit we are going to sew something else. My other granddaughter, age 3 1/2 in LA asked if she can sew with me when I come for a visit in May. The girls are creative & like to make things so I know I’ll be working with them on their projects when I visit because the Mommy’s don’t sew & aren’t interested in learning!

    —Patricia Faye on February 9, 2018
  • I would love to teach my granddaughters to sew

    —Cheryl on February 9, 2018
  • I have asked my Granddaughter, she is 5, if she would like to learn to sew on Grandma’s new sewing machine, of coarse she said "Yes". Hopefully she will be able to come to Grandma’s over Spring break from school. I am looking forward to teaching her. I want to buy the I Sew For Fun book but winning would work also.

    —Terri on February 9, 2018
  • I would teach my great grand daughters who are 10 and 8 years old.

    —Margaret Dalmer on February 9, 2018
  • I would love to teach my daughters how to sew with the cute projects. I am grateful for the many years of sewing tips and inspiration that I received from Nancy Zieman’s program.

    —Lisa on February 9, 2018
  • Fix would teach my granddaughter and grandson how to sew. They have sewn some seams with me so they are already interested.

    —Kathy h on February 9, 2018
  • My 7 year old grandson. We already did a hand stitched project. He loves my sewing machine because it’s a machine. Since he was about 4 he’s stood next to me and picked out fancy stitches to try.

    —Regina on February 9, 2018
  • I am working with the After School program at our town shcool. At present, we are learning to hand sew and our current project is a hand puppet. It is the younger students this month and next month wll be the older students. We have talked about moving to sewing machines for the older students and this would be a step in the right direction. This summer I will be sewing with two of my grandkids who are excited to make thier own quilts. Thank you.

    —Nancy Weller on February 9, 2018
  • My great granddaughter

    —Betty nelson on February 9, 2018
  • I would love new ideas and methods to teach my 4-H kids. I watched her online video and it was great to watch Nancy with her grandchildren. I am so sorry she has passed away. She was always my favorite teacher.

    —Christine Jensen on February 9, 2018
  • I have 2 granddaughters and one of my grandsons that have loved crafting, sewing and quilting with grandma since they were in preschool. Neither mom sews so this is something we do on a regular basis. When they get here and settle the first thing is what crafts can we do and I better have something in mind. Would love to have this book with new ideas.

    —Rita on February 9, 2018
  • I would love to teach my great-nephew how to sew. Thank you for the opportunity! ~smile~ Roseanne

    Roseanne on February 9, 2018
  • I am teaching my four year old granddaughter to quilt! This last Christmas she asked to make a quilt for her Mommy and Daddy, so I held my breath and said yea! She was very involved from choosing the precut fabric squares to sewing them together, including which ones should be next to the other, to whether or not to add dashing, to almost giving up at the end with me encouraging her to finish! Of course, I put on the final borders and did the rest from there, but now that she’s done so much on her first quilt, we’re ready for more!

    —Darla on February 9, 2018
  • I have been approached by my 8 year old "grandson
    "as he watched me working on a quilt. "Will you teach me to sew grammy?". I am trying to find a simple project to start with . The owl is something he would like too.

    —Kathie Stackpole on February 9, 2018
  • I have been wanting to help my granddaughter to sew. This might be the way to start. Looks like fun! Thanks.

    —Margie on February 9, 2018
  • Future grandchild!

    —Carol W on February 9, 2018
  • I am ready to teach my only grandchild, my six year old granddaughter, Reese. She has spent time in my sewing room since birth, and loves it there. We are planning a Quilt Camp with Nana for summer. Would love these goodies for Reese.

    —Glenda McCarthy on February 9, 2018
  • Hola. Me gustaría enseñar a coser a mi sobrina, la hija de mi hermano, que tiene 9 años. Vivimos muy cerca y yo soy su madrina. Nos queremos mucho. Saludos.

    Hi. I would like to teach how to sew my niece, the daughter of my brother, who is 9 years old. We live very close and I am her godmother. We love each other so much. Greetings.

    —Margarita on February 9, 2018
  • I would very much like to teach my 8=year-old great granddaughter to sew. My daughter and granddaughter never had an interest in sewing, but my great granddaughter is showing great interest in my quilting and applique projects. I have started her on hand sewing projects, but she would really like to start on the sewing machine. I am thrilled that perhaps she will carry on the love of sewing in our family.

    DiAnna Mueller on February 9, 2018
  • I’d love to teach my 2 youngest granddaughters to sew. Maybe with the right projects I can spur their interest!! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

    —Debby E on February 9, 2018
  • I would love to teach my niece how to sew! She just turned 10 and is so apt and creative. I love her to pieces 🙂 I am a beginner sewer myself, though, so I don’t know how to go about teaching her. This book and these tools look like they would be a great place to start! Thanks to this wonderful woman who wanted to pass on her love to little ones 🙂

    —Jenny on February 9, 2018
  • My granddaughter and I have done some sewing together. I would love to do more with her.

    —Joanne L Wilson on February 9, 2018
  • I would teach my great-grandkids to sew! Girls and boys!

    Bette I on February 9, 2018
  • I would teach a little girl at church who is only 5, but is already into Arts & Crafts.

    —Carolyn on February 9, 2018
  • I look forward to teaching my granddaughter Malia to sew one day. She is too young right now. But I definitely want to do it when the time is right.

    —Rilla Burnham on February 9, 2018
  • I would like to teach my 8 year old granddaughter,Bryn, how to sew. I already have done some projects with her, but I know she would enjoy learning how to sew on the machine too.

    —Kay on February 9, 2018
  • I have 8 year old twin grandchildren, a boy and girl. They know how devoted I am to quilting and would love to get them interested in something other than ELECTRONICS!! Gaming, I pads and u tube seem to be their lives!!

    —Rosemary on February 9, 2018
  • This is just what all children need. They will love it!
    I would love to teach my great granddaughter Daphne to sew with this.

    Nancy Dick on February 9, 2018
  • I run a sewing club for girls in our town. They are so excited to learn to sew. We have managed to find enough donated relatively new machines so they can have machines at home, too.

    Bunny Hand on February 9, 2018
  • My eight year old granddaughter and two five year old grandsons love to do crafts with Gramma. This book seems like it would be a great idea.

    —Gramma Mary on February 9, 2018
  • I would like to teach my great niece how to sew. She likes wrapping scraps around her dolls so I know she’d love to actually make them a dress.

    —debby on February 9, 2018
  • I have an 8 year old grand daughter who is perfect for the projects and tools in the book. Can’t wait.

    —Frances Claassens on February 9, 2018
  • I have a five and a four-year old granddaughter. They love my fabric scraps, love going into my sewing room, and have told me they want to sew. I am so ready.

    Loved watching Nancy on PBS sewing with her granddaughters. This will be precious memories for her granddaughters.

    —Carol Thomas on February 9, 2018
  • I have a niece and a great-niece who are both 9, and are interested in sewing. Another great-niece and great-nephew are a bit young right now, but they’ll be ready before I know it!

    —Stephanie on February 9, 2018
  • I inherited some nieces and nephews with my daughter in law, would love to get them ALL started! we’re having a granddaughter born this May, and I hope to have her mom up to speed to then get daughter started in a few years!

    —Sharon Schipper on February 9, 2018
  • My grandson in time! He’s still little, but I’m just itching to do sewing and other crafts with him!

    —Cathy on February 9, 2018
  • I would teach my cousin James’s little girl Ianna aged 8 who has just come from the Philappines to live in Scotland. She is so keen to learn.

    —susan prentice on February 9, 2018
  • How wonderful! I love that pillow! I would love to teach my youngest niece who happens to love teal and purple!! I was taught the basics as a young child by my paternal Grandma, I wish she had these tips (love her dearly but she did not have any patience 😊) or maybe I was a difficult student 😊 anyhow I appreciate all you share and will miss Nancy Z terribly she was my favorite host/teacher, I have learnt a lot from her shows. TFS!

    —Liz O on February 9, 2018
  • I have 9 grandchildren – 5 of whom are girls (a set of twins 4 years old who will be ready soon to start sewing). But Ava and Tenley (6 & 7) are very interested every time I sit down to sew. An older granddaughter (19) has in the past sewn things with me, but now is taking college classes in art as that is her chosen path to follow (and she does have a natural ability in that field and some of her drawings have been on display). So I truly would love to have this book as it would be a guide to teach them.

    —Maureen on February 9, 2018
  • I would like to teach my son to sew.

    —Angela Curtis on February 9, 2018
  • I have started teaching my 8 y.o. granddaughter to sew and quilt. Actually we started when she was 6 when I gave her a Janome "Hello Kitty" sewing machine for her birthday. I am so glad I am able to pass the torch to her. We are making memories together.

    —Judi Leventhal on February 9, 2018
  • I bought my granddaughter, Kya a sewing machine for her birthday, so would love the book to help teach her to sew.

    —Kay McCaffery on February 9, 2018
  • I have two granddaughters, ages 5 and 7. We have done some sewing together and they have really enjoyed it. They would be thrilled to have the book and tools to work with.

    —Mary D on February 9, 2018
  • Thanks for this opportunity to pass on my love of sewing to my granddaughter. Not only is sewing practical but it feeds our creative spirit, a skill that I would enjoy starting to share with her through this book. Thank you for the chance to win a copy but I will be purchasing one if my name is not drawn. There’s nothing more gratifying than to hold up a project and be able to say “I made it myself!”

    —Debbie Graves on February 9, 2018
  • I would like to sew with Jenna and Julianna. They have mini sewing machines they have used a little.

    —Elizabeth on February 9, 2018
  • My grand daughter is 7. She visited the quilt shop with great grandma and me today. She’s asked for us to teach her to make quilts. I think it is time 🙂

    Anita Jackson on February 9, 2018
  • I am teaching my granddaughters how to sew by using panels printed with dolls, and animals to stuff into toys. Jordan Lily is 9, Amelia is 5, and Courtney (she just does the stuffing) is 4. I especially like Nancy’s safety machine foot and needle cover from Clover!

    —Teresa Andrasik on February 9, 2018
  • I’d love to teach my 3 granddaughters to sew. They are all at my house frequently and have started asking me to let them sew. They watch me working on quilts all the time. We would all be thrilled!

    —Terri C on February 9, 2018
  • What a fantastic story! I really enjoyed reading about Charlie & Courtney. My 8 year old grand-son Tanner has a real interest in sewing & quilting. I helped him with two of the Row by Row projects this past Summer. He would be thrilled to win the ‘I Love to Sew’ book and products. AND, it would be such a ‘help’ to me too. I could use those tips for sewing with children!
    Thank you so much!

    —Christine Korndoerfer on February 9, 2018
  • I’d love to do this with my granddaughters. They love to sew—even sewing parts of dog toy stuffies together to make "new" toys.

    —Kathie Feller on February 9, 2018
  • My granddaughter and her friend are both interested in sewing and I want to teach them more fun things to sew.

    —Kathleen on February 9, 2018
  • I would love to teach my youngest granddaughter to sew. She is 8 years old. Her mother abandoned her and her brothers and their dad. They are now all living with us and she and I have become very close. She wants to learn to sew and be like Grandma. Thank you for the opportunity.

    —Vickie Waldron on February 9, 2018
  • I would like to teach my granddaughter, Sophie, to sew!

    —Katie Flanigan on February 9, 2018
  • Teaching my 7 yo granddaughter to sew got a boost with the Nancy flying Seeing machine booknfor one of the Christmas presents . I got her one of the kids sewing machines but it’s so annoying the basic real machine is better .
    Thanks Nancy

    Barb Collins on February 9, 2018
  • I love the owl projects! So cute. I’d like to teach my neice to sew! Have a happy day! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

    —Angela J Short on February 9, 2018
  • My 5 year old great grand daughter has asked me to teach her to sew. We don’t live real close, but for Christmas I made some sewing cards in a kit with yarn,large plastic needle small scissors. These books would be really great for her.

    —Vickie Keith on February 9, 2018
  • I have three little five year old’s that would be fascinated
    With learning to sew. Nancy was my inspiration for over twenty five years.

    —Catherine Stiele on February 9, 2018
  • eight year old granddaughter first and then her younger brothers in a few more years. My older grandson (28) will be entering his first quilt in our guild show this fall-designed and paperpieced and quilted by him for his girlfriend. So proud.

    —Rosalie on February 9, 2018
  • My Grandson, Charlie. When he was little, we would sew together; teddy bears for his elementary class and pillow cases for slumber parties. He is older now, and is looking forward to my giving him one of my older sewing machines. A gift of all the sewing notions would be *great.*

    —Gina Milano on February 9, 2018
  • I would love to teach my granddaughters to sew! This book looks like a great way to start!

    —Susan L. on February 9, 2018
  • My grandsons. They are both fascinated with how things work and how all the parts of a whole fit together

    —Kerry Grose on February 9, 2018
  • I’m going to teach great-granddaughter Chloe to sew. She’s 6 years old and very excited to learn.

    —Elizabeth Wilson on February 9, 2018
  • What a wonderful prize. I would love to teach my grandchildren to sew.

    Jocelyn on February 9, 2018
  • My grandson loves to sew book marks for his friends, and his sister while a little hesitant is interested in sewing as well. We almost always spend some time in my sewing room when they visit for a weekend. New projects would be welcome!

    —Liz Nieman on February 9, 2018
  • I would love to teach my granddaughter to sew.
    What a fantastic give-away!

    —Marg on February 9, 2018
  • These are great tools and instructions for kids. I’d use them with my grandchildren, including one of the boys ~ he loves my ‘sewing stuff’! Thanks!

    —Marie Eddins on February 9, 2018
  • My granddaughter Jordynn.

    —Janie M on February 9, 2018
  • I’d like to teach my step-granddaughter, who is 5 1/2, to sew! We did do a small doll "quilt" (just a top made from charm squares) when she was 4. She arranged the squares the way she wanted them and then I guided the fabric into the machine while she stepped on the foot pedal!

    —Dottie Macomber on February 9, 2018
  • I’d love to teach my granddaughter, Ivy, to sew. She’s almost 4. We did make a little blanket top for her doll. She picked out the squares, I sewed, with her on my lap. I offered to finish it with batting and backing but she decided it was done. So much fun!

    —Nicole M on February 9, 2018
  • I would teach my two grandsons that creativity comes in many forms. Sewing is one of them.

    —Lynn Beech on February 9, 2018
  • My grands, of course!

    —gail on February 9, 2018
  • I am teaching both my kids.

    —Helen on February 9, 2018
  • This would be fun to do with my 5 granddaughters !

    —Lois Capper on February 9, 2018
  • I’d love to teach my grandchildren – a boy and a girl – how to sew. Also, my nieces and nephew! Thanks!

    —Paula C on February 9, 2018
  • My 6yr niece wants to learn how to sew.
    I make quilts, but teaching someone? That will be challenging for me. AND her 5 yr old brother would like to sew. He’s become quite good sewing buttons on.

    —Linda Cruse on February 9, 2018
  • I have already taught my three 11 year old granddaughters how to sew. I need to begin teaching my 5 year old granddaughter now

    —Terri J on February 9, 2018
  • I’m a quilter, but my daughter and granddaughter have no interest in it . So I would love to teach my great-granddaughter, Mackenzie Mae who just turned 6 years old. Hopefully she will take an interest in my craft.

    —Ann Williams on February 9, 2018
  • I’ve just been asked by my 5 yr. old granddaughter to teach her and get her supplies. This is super great timeing. My fingers are crossed!

    —Roxanne on February 9, 2018
  • I would love to have this kit. I would use it to teach my young niece to sew. Also, I would like to hold sewing classes for young children at church, as well.

    —Lisa on February 9, 2018
  • I have a granddaughter Daisy who is eight and she loves to come over and sew lines on fabric. She has even made a mug rug and I would love to get her sewing just like I did when I was her age. I learned to sew making doll clothes on my mother’s machine. My two daughters do not sew and I have always missed that. Mind you they are not shy about asking me to make quilts or drapes for the nursery or to mend…..

    —Linda on February 9, 2018
  • I have 6 grandchildren and wanted to start teaching them to sew. This book would be a great help.

    —Pat Laforest on February 9, 2018
  • I have taught two of my granddaughters to sew and now teaching my friends’ 7yr old to sew. She is excited about it and she would love this book. I am
    so glad we can carry on Nancy’s legacy.
    thank you for this opportunity.

    —Peggy S on February 9, 2018
  • My great niece has a great desire to learn how to sew. My mom had cancer and also passed away last year. She asked if I would teach my great niece because she knew she wasn’t going to be able to. My great niece was gifted my mom’s (her great grandma’s) sewing machine. I’m looking forward to the great times we’ll have as she learns to sew.

    —April D. on February 9, 2018
  • I have a 3-year-old granddaughter that I make things for and when I do I make sure I tell her I made it with my sewing machine. And she always says "thank you Nonna!" when I give her whatever I’ve made. I haven’t actually introduced her to the sewing machine yet but I’m hoping she will be interested when I do; and when she gets older, I hope she may thank me again for teaching her!

    —Kathleen on February 9, 2018
  • I have one granddaughter who is especially interested in sewing. We have done some hand sewing and a little on the machine, but this book would be perfect to put her over the top! She would be so excited!

    —Pam M on February 9, 2018
  • My granddaughter, Amelia, is 5. She is the youngest and the only granddaughter I have not yet taught to quilt because of her age. I think this would be a fun way to start her off, as she loves crafts./

    —Carol Anthony on February 9, 2018
  • I will teach my goddaughter some new things if I win!

    —Bridget on February 9, 2018
  • I want to teach my four granddaughters how to sew when they visit during the summer.

    —Cecilia on February 9, 2018
  • My 8 year old granddaughter, Kinsley, is already very interested in learning to sew. She has made some little animals out of felt, that came in a kit. She loved it and can’t wait for me to teach her how to use a sewing machine. I thought we’d start with adding a cotton skirt to a readymade t-shirt. She is excited about making something she can wear. My 6 year old grandson, Aven, is showing interest, too. This is definitely on my to-do list for the summer!

    —Linda Braley on February 9, 2018
  • My mother and I are teaching my children to sew: My son, age 7 and my daughter age 5. I love to see the pride on their faces when they finish a small project.

    —Mehera Ortiz on February 9, 2018
  • I can’t wait to teach my granddaughter to sew.

    Barb Miller on February 9, 2018
  • I’ve been trying to teach my grand daughter to sew and she loves it! She’s 8 and feels so proud of doing it herself. I also try with my nieces whenever I see them. It’s a great skill to pass on to each generation! Thanks

    —Tabitha Keener on February 9, 2018
  • I would have fun teaching my niece Cami to sew. She is almost 4 and has already expressed interest in learning to knit. She loves the things I have sewn for her and I think she’d be very excited to learn how to sew blankets for her dolls and other stuffed animals.

    —Karen Seitz on February 9, 2018
  • I would like to sew with my 7-year old granddaughter Natalie. Thanks for the fun!

    —Pam S on February 9, 2018
  • I love teaching kids to sew – it is so rewarding. I’m actually a sewing instructor at our local Bernina Sewing Center and have been growing the kids sewing program since taking it over last summer. I have taught my own kids to sew, have taught my grand-daughters to sew and now I have several young sewist that I work with on a regular basis. They are so pleased when they complete their projects and have this huge ear to ear smile that is worth all of the gold in the world. I’m always on the look out for fun and easy projects, as well as projects that are a little more advanced for those who have been with me since last summer so would very much welcome a copy of this book.

    —Eilene Hengen on February 9, 2018
  • Definitely my granddaughter, Abigail.

    —Cynthia Wilbanks on February 9, 2018
  • I’m looking forward to teaching my granddaughter to sew when she gets a little older. In the meantime, I’m teaching hand sewing to a small group of elementary school girls. They are a lot of fun!

    —Pearl on February 9, 2018
  • Love to teach my niece who is already very interested in fabric and dolls.

    —Laura M on February 9, 2018
  • I would like to teach my grandson who is 8 years to sew as he would like to learn, but has been told boys don’t sew.
    He watches his 13 year old cousin Stella sewing.

    —Marion on February 9, 2018
  • I will teach my 12 year old niece, if I can get her nose out of the books she is reading all the time (yay, love readers). She is brilliant and creative!

    —Melody Lutz on February 9, 2018
  • I have a new grandson who will have to learn to sew someday!

    —Cathy Wilson on February 9, 2018
  • My great nephew loves to sew with me. He would love to have his own sewing supplies.

    —Vicki H on February 9, 2018
  • My grandson has shown some interest in sewing, he is 8. I would love the book to help me teach him properly.

    —Sandy K on February 9, 2018
  • I taught my step son how to sew, so I guess I’m going to have to wait for his anticipated grandchild to teach a little one to sew. P S,. The girls he knew just thought he was really great for being able to sew.

    —Stephanie Woodward on February 9, 2018
  • I don’t have kids, but I do have a friend’s daughter who is interested in learning.

    —Karen C on February 9, 2018
  • Hello, I have been working on teaching my 9yr. daughter for a couple of years. However I wish that I would have had Nancy’s tips to start with.I have not done much lately. But if I have Nancy’s new products,I am sure I can do more. After I read all of the tips first of course.Ha! Ha! Thank you for this opportunity.

    —Tammy Richardson on February 9, 2018
  • My granddaughter Bella.

    —Lisa Newton on February 9, 2018
  • I have a young granddaughter, Emmy, of whom I would love to spend time with teaching her to sew.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

    —JENNIE STORCH on February 9, 2018
  • I would LOVE to have this book for my 5yr old Grand daughter Madison. She is already enthusiastic about sewing ,and loves to pick out fancy stitches for dolls clothes and quilts that I make. Her 13 yr old sister was sewing pillows at 6 and I have Barbie clothes from when I was 10 so the tradition continues.

    —ELIZAJANE on February 9, 2018
  • My lovely Lily, 10 year old granddaughter and of course, awesome Ava, 7, would join in too.

    —Nancy on February 9, 2018
  • I would love to teach my youngest niece to sew! She loves everything crafty, she takes after me 😉 thanks for the chance to win and for sharing your son’s project! Looking forward to see the next projects! TFS!

    —Liz O on February 9, 2018
  • I would love to teach my 8 year old twin granddaughters to sew. Our special time is crafting together!

    —Terry P on February 9, 2018
  • My 9 year old son has been asking to learn how to sew so that’s in the works for this year.

    —Judith Martinez on February 9, 2018
  • I’d teach the little girl, the daughter of a friend, who I’ve been making Halloween costumes for. One year a carrot, the next a bunny.

    —Barbara on February 9, 2018
  • My good friend and I are mentoring four teenage girls in sewing/quilting…they are all 12-13 years old. These girls are doing a wonderful job sticking to their projects. It’s such a joy to teach them.

    —Becky Schultz on February 9, 2018
  • I’m gathering things to make it easier to teach my grand-daughter. She likes to watch her Mom sew and "help" with directions already at 2.

    —Ann M on February 9, 2018
  • My three year old granddaughter loves her quilts. She corrects people when they call them blankets. HA! Looking forward to teaching her to sew.

    —Wendy on February 10, 2018
  • my grandson Tomas sits with me as I sew ,we made a pillow with tom and dad on the front ,he would love this as I gave him a small sawing machine for Christmas he is 10 years old thank you Denise Stiles

    —Denise on February 10, 2018
  • The grandkids of course! Thank you for this opportunity.

    —Diane B on February 10, 2018
  • I have a granddaughter who is 3 right now, whom I would love to teach! she loves the things I make for her and I’m hoping it will generate to a love of quilting/sewing in a few years. I have taught all my children to sew by hand and by machine when they were 9. They made a mini=quilt and had to hand quilt it! I was quite proud of their accomplishments. There were 6 boys and 5 girls. My youngest will still pull out her machine to make something small for someone (she’s 12), and will design a project in the process. She usually doesn’t use a pattern. At this point, most of my kids haven’t pursued the skills they have learned, but I think it was a good process and craft to learn.

    —Tammy Ahrens on February 10, 2018
  • My 10 year old niece is very interested in learning to sew but her mother doesn’t sew at all. I would love to teach her some basics before she loses interest due to lack of a teacher.

    —Jean H on February 10, 2018
  • I would love to use this book to teach my 3 granddaughters ages 5,6 and 8.

    —Joyce on February 10, 2018
  • I was sad to hear about Nancy. I am happy.to hear aboit this great project of hers and that it is still going. Please enter me in your drawing.

    —Angela Loupee on February 10, 2018
  • I have taught 4,5,6th grades since 2004 to make single bed size quilt tops by machine from pre-cut blocks (the guild sandwiches them)then the kids tie them, pj pants & pillow cases. We always make a give away (usually to David’s House for sick kids @ Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital or 1 million p’case project) They love the 9 wk class (1 1/2 hrs)@ "School’s Out!" Sew Sleepy Club. Guild members assist. We have more boys than girls this semester and kids repeat all 3 yrs coming back as mentors from Middle School. 🙂 It’s all good.

    Wow, sounds like a fabulous program, Sarah! –Jenny

    —Sarah Silk on February 10, 2018
  • I have a 7 yr old grandaughter who wants to learn how to sew her clothes. thanks for the giveaway

    —Renea on February 10, 2018
  • I would luv to teach my grand daughter Natalie. She is a budding artist.

    —Virgi on February 10, 2018
  • My grand-daughter! It would be great to see her learn and maybe her mom too!

    —Jane Larke on February 10, 2018
  • I would love to teach my grandson who is seven, and his sister who is four, to sew. They are fascinated by sewing machines. Their Mama has "sewing anxiety" and I believe that it would help her to sew also, as she knits very well and is interested to learn, but needs to get beyond the anxiety. It would be a three-fer!

    —S H on February 10, 2018
  • Six precious grandchildren to pass along my love of all things fabric & sewing!!

    —Karen S on February 10, 2018
  • I’ve 4 children, none of whom were really interested. My grandchildren on the other hand were so different, I’ve taught them all some form of knitting, sewing etc,over the years. One of my grandsons, who is now 10, has made activity books, cushions, stuffed toys and an array of puppets. Over 30 years working in schools, and we’ve made a huge variety of puppets, display banners, stuffed toys etc. With the pupils. And the children have loved the experiences.
    I’ve now started teaching my four year old great granddaughter to sew. And she is so enthusiastic, she is going to love this. I’ve already started collecting what she needs, in her own little sewing box.

    —Olive on February 10, 2018
  • My niece!

    —Ashley on February 10, 2018
  • My granddaughter Emily. She just turned a very mature 4 and I am looking forward to having a project we can work on together.

    —Linda Ahn on February 10, 2018
  • I just got my 6 year old a sewing machine for Christmas because she wants to be like Mom. She’d absolutely love this!

    —Heidi on February 10, 2018
  • My 6 year old granddaughter just this week asked if I would teach her to sew the next time she came to visit!

    —Pam on February 10, 2018
  • I am teaching my granddaughter to sew, she has sewn a bag, and a pillow. She also did a few log cabin quilt blocks !!! I am sure she would love the book and notions. thank you.

    —Thunder K. on February 10, 2018
  • I love this, I have 3 grandchildren that want to learn to sew. I want to teach them, but I don’t know where to begin. You program to just the thing I need to help my grandkids to sew. We would be so happy to win this. I am crossing my fingers and toes!

    —Lori Walters on February 10, 2018
  • I would love to teach my granddaughter, Peyton, who is 6 how to sew. She is already very crafty and likes to spend time in the sewing room with nana. She likes to help remove the pins as I sew.

    —Gloria Albright on February 10, 2018
  • I would love to teach my great granddaughter to sew.

    —Marlene on February 10, 2018
  • My seven year old granddaughter!

    —MaryAnn on February 10, 2018
  • My 2 granddaughters are very creative and are learning the skill of using the sewing machine. Each has made a small quilt with some assistance. I want to help them gain independence with their sewing as I ahve had to maove away from them to take care of aging parents.

    —Terri on February 10, 2018
  • Oh what a wonderful program. I have 7 grandchildren and 3 Ava,Allison and Bailee are wanting to learn to sew, I wasn’t sure how to go about teaching them.

    —Barbara Waldbesser on February 11, 2018
  • This would be perfect for teaching my 4 year old daughter to sew!!!! She soooooo wants to learn!

    —Melanie C on February 11, 2018
  • I was delighted to find out about this program for kids. My 8 yr. old grand daughter got a kids singer sewing machine for Christmas and wants me to give her sewing lessons. This couldn’t come as a more perfect time for us.

    —Toni Clark on February 11, 2018
  • What a wonderful book and give away. I have 2 great granddaughters 9 and 7 who love to sew. We’re always looking for projects to do. I also teach sewing to Girl Scouts and other girls. Would love this book for inspiration.

    —Donna on February 11, 2018
  • I have several kids in my life, my students, who i am teaching to sew . Nancy tips and book are wonderful!

    Elana Goldberg on February 11, 2018
  • I am teaching my oldest granddaughter, 8, to sew. She has made a pillowcase and wants to make a quilt. There are 4 more granddaughters and 5 grandsons! The oldest grandson asked last week if I will teach him to sew. He is 12. I envision a sewing camp with grandchildren in the near future!

    —Linda Wellman on February 11, 2018
  • These ideas are so helpful because my daughter and I are teaching Samantha and Aprilia (our next generation of sewers) how to have fun with sewing…… so far so good

    Lori Hossack on February 11, 2018
  • I would love to teach my grandson (8) to sew properly. He is currently making items from my scraps – he has a imaginative mind to be able to create with no pattern. However, I would love for him to learn the basics as well. This book sounds great and would be an awesome tool for teaching him. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    —Betty Meyskens on February 12, 2018
  • I am looking forward to teaching my granddaughter how to sew. She has enjoyed some hand sewing projects!

    —Mary on February 12, 2018
  • I would love to teach my grand daughter and nieces to sew! They all want to learn. This is a great springboard to get them started.

    —Sarah Barton on February 12, 2018
  • I have two nieces that I would like to teach to sew.

    —Shari K. on February 12, 2018
  • I am looking forward to teaching my Granddaughter.

    —Jenny on February 12, 2018
  • All my grandchildren as soon as they are old enough. Previously I didn’t know you could sew with children as young as age five. I started teaching my own children when they were around 13 years old. This has definitely been an eye opener. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

    —Gunilla on February 12, 2018
  • My grandson has started learning on hold own to embellish jeans for his friends. He I would really like to learn other techniques and fashions. Although I can sew fairly well, im not a good teacher. I think these products would help both of us.

    —Peggy vargo on February 12, 2018
  • I have two young granddaughters that I would love to introduce to the craft of sewing.

    —Carol Schon on February 12, 2018
  • I would love to teach my granddaughter to sew she is very creative and loves to craft & create things I think she would enjoy it!

    —Linda on February 13, 2018
  • My grandson has shown an interest in my quilting projects. This book package would really help him to get started. Thank you!

    —Rose on February 13, 2018
  • I have twin granddaughters who I’d love to teach to sew.

    —Carol B on February 13, 2018
  • I hope my grand daughter will continue to show an interest in quilting. We’ve started a small quilt as her first. Thank you.

    —Patricia Anderson on February 14, 2018
  • I would love to teach my grandchildren Freya aged 5 and Maisie aged 7 to sew. Maisie has Aspergers syndrome so her attentions span is variable.

    Nancy’s books look absolutely great! Thank you to all concerned with getting them published.

    —Robina Weeds on February 15, 2018
  • My two granddaughters age 11 and 9 have shown a desire to learn to sew, but I truly believe it will be my 6 year old grandson that puts the sewing machine pedal to the floor!!!

    —Marge Grove on February 15, 2018
  • My eight youngest grandkids. Some boys and some girls.

    Brenda Artz on February 16, 2018

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