About Shannon

My first memory of sewing was about the age of seven. Growing up my holiday memories weren’t complete without watching my mom up late the night before putting the finishing touches on our matching dresses. Sewing was a huge part of my life growing up!

At 19, I started working as a full-time educator for a major sewing company and traveled around the country teaching. My first book, Make It You: Sew Hip, was published in 2006. A second book followed in 2007 called Make It You: Your Space both published by C&T Publishing.  The most recent book The Basics And Beyond: Sewing Home Decor with Landauer Publishing gives the crafter a handle on everything Home Decor along with some projects! My projects can also be found in several magazines ranging from Sew News and Sew Simple to Adorn and Cutting Edge. My experience on shows like American Sews, America Quilts, Behind the Seams and Sew Young, Sew Fun helped me learn about production and feel comfortable being with an audience via video.

Fall of 2007, I married my amazing husband, Jeff, and in 2010 our first child, Liam, was born. I realized quickly I could never get away from my love of sewing, designing and sharing- and with some gentle prodding from Jeff and some robust encouragement from my family, I decided to begin Nina™.

About Nina™

The legacy that the Nina name carries is two-fold. First it is my middle name. Second, it is my great-grandmother’s name. This amazing woman taught my mom, Pam, to sew during summer visits and passed on the passion and love of her hobby so much that my mom wanted to make sure each of her girls learned this skill. Nina™ represents the four generations of creative, crafting women that I am proud to call family.