About Us

National Sewing Circle is your go-to online resource for new sewing instruction, ideas, and information – a community where passionate sewers can come together to express their creativity and learn to create something beautiful.

At NSC, we know that sewing is so much more than a hobby for you – it’s a lifestyle. We want to be your favorite place where you can feed that passion by learning new techniques, getting inspiring new ideas, and connecting with other sewers who feel the same way as you.

What We Do

Our main goal is to help you become a better sewer, and we teach through video. Our instructional sewing videos are taught by friendly, talented sewing experts who take the time to walk you through the techniques and demonstrations, providing helpful tips and ideas along the way.

On the website you’ll find an entire library of sewing videos at your fingertips, plus brand new videos to enjoy throughout the month. You’ll also find interesting articles, project ideas, product reviews, Q&As with expert sewers, and lots more. Make sure to follow our social media pages too – these are great places to ask questions, share your stories, and connect with your fellow sewers.

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Who We Are

National Sewing Circle has been creating instructional video content designed to engage sewers with their passion since 2012. In the beginning, we created and delivered the content sewers want right to their mailbox in the form of DVDs. In April of 2014, we decided to create a new channel for that content so passionate sewers could enjoy the videos they love from the convenience of an Internet connection. Since then the website has grown to a thriving community of sewers, all seeking to expand their knowledge and explore their passion.

National Sewing Circle is one of several brands within our family of video-based websites, including National Quilters Circle, Woodworkers Guild of America, RV Repair Club, Fix My Hog, and many others.

Meet Our Contributing Editors

Aurora Sisneros National Sewing CircleAurora Sisneros

Aurora is the owner of Fabric Bliss, a fabric boutique, sewing studio, and knit lounge in Denver, Colorado. Her mother is a master seamstress who got her into sewing at an early age, and in turn, she got her mother into knitting and crochet after discovering it to be a more portable addiction. After spending 15 years as an IT professional, she realized that many women with high-stress responsibilities — either in the workplace or in the home — need a hobby in order to de-stress. It is her drive to inspire and support women to find their creative side through sewing and crafting!

Jessica Giardino National Sewing CircleJessica Giardino

Jessica Giardino comes from a long line of crafters and make-do-and-menders. Her sewing journey began with dolls in third grade and evolved to include quilting and garment sewing. Most days she enjoys thinking up home decor sewing projects and is constantly rethinking her decorating choices. She worked as an editorial assistant for Sew News, Creative Machine Embroidery, and Sew it All magazines and continues to contribute to the magazines on a freelance basis. When not sewing, she can be found walking her dogs, playing video games, and eating popsicles in Portland, Oregon.

Ashley Hough National Sewing CircleAshley Hough

Ashley has sewn for years. Her mother taught her at a very young age. When first starting out, she stuck to mastering commercial patterns before venturing into creating her own. Her patterns have been featured in Sew News, Sew It All, and she has even been on Sew It All TV.

Quilting is somewhat new to Ashley, but she dove in head first – coming up with an original design for her first quilt that included curved seams and hand appliqué! She was even lucky enough to have it featured in one of Quilty’s “This is My Quilt” episodes.

Ashley loves all things crafty, from sewing to knitting, crochet to quilting, and everything in between. When she isn’t working on a new project or learning a different technique she loves teaching her passion to others.

Stacy Grissom National Sewing CircleStacy Grissom

Stacy is an avid sewer, knitter, and crocheter. She learned to sew only a few years ago at an Intro to Sewing class at Fabric Bliss in Denver, Colorado, and was immediately addicted. She has since quit her high stress job as a veteran middle school special educator to become a sewing and knitting teacher at Fabric Bliss. When not crafting, you’re likely to find Stacy just about anywhere from in the kitchen to on a ski slope.