About Me

The Southern Sewist – Inspiration & Education with Southern Hospitality

The Southern Sewist
Kelly Nagel – The Southern Sewist

Kelly Nagel has a flare for things that are fresh, stylish and modern without abandoning her traditional southern roots. She has been sewing and creating since she was 7 years old. After 2 decades of sewing, taking classes, entering in quilt shows and actively participating in her local quilt guild, Kelly had taught innumerable friends and acquaintances how to sew. She decided to begin teaching professionally in 2012 after taking the Sulky of America Teacher Certification class. She began working for Sulky in 2013 and began writing a sewing blog for Sulky in 2014 as well as doing demonstrations, teaches classes and lectures all over the country.

Kelly has several online classes on Burda Style and the Quilting Company and launched her own brand, The Southern Sewistâ„¢, in 2018.

With a passion for sewing, quilting and a Bachelor Degree in English from Florida

State University, Kelly enjoys creating new projects and writing easy-to-follow

tutorials that even the busiest sewists will enjoy and have time to make.

Kelly lives with two beautiful daughters, one amazing husband and two spoiled dogs in North Georgia where she grew up.