Author Archives: MPC Staff

Free Daily Design: Pink Bows Smocking Plate

In celebration of National Sewing Month, Sew Beautiful is giving away a free design every day. Here is today’s design, a pretty geometric smocking plate with picture smocked bows. Enjoy! Note: To save this plate to your computer, simply right click and choose “Save As” from the menu; or on a Mac, control-click...

Serge with Confidence!

Learn to Serge with Confidence! Today we are giving away a copy of Nancy Zieman’s popular book! Expand your skills beyond those using a traditional sewing machine to discover these ease and versatility of creating wonderful projects with a serger instead. Renowned author and sewing expert Nancy Zieman shows you everything...

Free Daily Design: Vintage Dish and Spoon

In celebration of National Sewing Month, Sew Beautiful is giving away a free design every day. Here is today’s design, a happy little vintage dish and spoon. Enjoy! Note: This is a line art design. To save it to your computer, simply right click and choose “Save As” from the menu; or on...

Sewing with Nancy tv + giveaway

With the holidays just around the corner, here is an idea from Nancy Zieman tv for a personal handmade gift for the “techie” in your life!   Sew Techie Tablet Keeper Our giveaway sponsor today is… In honor of National Sewing Month, Garden of Daisies Embroidery is giving away a $50...

Free Daily Design: Air Mail

In celebration of National Sewing Month, Sew Beautiful is giving away a free design every day. Here is today’s design, an “air mail” letter. Enjoy! Note: This is a line art design. To save it to your computer, simply right click and choose “Save As” from the menu; or on a Mac, control-click...

Healing through Quilting + giveaway

Louise Brogan was inspired to create a lanscape quilt after watching Sewing with Nancy.  She sent both photos and a letter to Nancy telling her story.   From Nancy’s blog:  Memories—fabric— stitching—healing. Those words came to mind after reading the touching letter from Louise Brogan. Louise gave us permission to post...

Sewing Machine Giveaway!

Yes, it is true!  In honor of National Sewing Month, we will be giving away a brand new, Baby Lock Sofia2 sewing machine! Trend-setting Sofia 2 is full of ideas – the perfect friend for all of your embroidery and sewing projects. Compact in size, she always has something to share,...

Free Daily Design: Matryoshka Doll

In celebration of National Sewing Month, Sew Beautiful is giving away a free design every day. Here is today’s design, a sweet Matryoshka doll. Enjoy! Note: This is a line art design. To save it to your computer, simply right click and choose “Save As” from the menu; or on a Mac, control-click...

Hems with Nancy + book giveaway!

Continuing with techniques taught by the talented Nancy Zieman, today we give you an excerpt from her book,  Sewing A to Z.   Hems Nearly everything you sew has a hem—skirts, pants, sleeves; even home décor items such as curtains and table linens. By using a few simple hints, you can...

Interview with Nancy Zieman + DIY Giveaway!

Interview with Nancy Zieman We had the opportunity to have a Q & A with Nancy… 1.       In the Sewing industry, you have practically done it all – you’re a teacher, a TV personality, an author, a business woman who started her own notions company, a pattern designer, and a sewing...