To all of us, Nancy Zieman was an industry icon but to her granddaughters, she was Grandma.
Nancy loved hanging out with all of her granddaughters. Sometimes she would sew with Avery and Luella (the older granddaughters) but often they would bake. Playing in the kitchen with Grandma is something every child wants to do. Nancy Zieman’s children were no different. Nancy enjoyed not only baking in the kitchen but also playing on the computer with her granddaughters while they decorated cupcakes and other bakery items in a popular software program. She marveled at how engaged her granddaughters were, how they intuitively knew what buttons to click and how pleased they were with their creations.
She really wanted to experience something similar with them for sewing. She shared this desire with me in early 2017. I listened to her thoughts and then explained the possibilities that we could make happen here at dime. After Nancy and I defined what we wanted the software to do, the dime software development team jumped into action. They understood our goal of creating a one-of-a-kind software program that children and adults could enjoy.
Nancy and I knew that kids would jump right into this program because they love technology. To them, it’s a natural first step in the sewing process. Create the fabric, print the pattern and move to the sewing machine! That’s what Click, Print & Stitch does.
Imagine what fun it would be to help a youngster design an outfit for an 18” doll. They can make capris, a skirt, sundress, top and skirt. Of course, they can personalize the fabric by drawing their own embellishments like dots, diamonds, squares, hearts and more. Unlimited color choices are just a click away or they can choose from a built-in repeatable pattern.
Kids love the cat and dog pillows. Here we show a purple cat but this kitty could be any color under the rainbow.
Our blue dog is a big hit with everyone. In just three simple steps, the project is complete!
Click, Print & Stitch is just one element of Nancy Zieman’s I Sew for Fun line of youngster-friendly sewing notions, a child’s book, Amazing Design embroidery collection and more. This new line of products ensures Nancy’s legacy of making sewing easy is passed down to the next generation. I’m looking forward to using all of these products with my 5-year old grand daughter – lots of memories in the making!
What project would you like to do with a youngster? Share your thoughts below and one random winner will receive a copy of Nancy Zieman’s I Sew For Fun Click, Print and Stitch software program.