Author Archives: MPC Staff

Judy’s Embroidered Swirly Tree

I got the best surprise forwarded to me in my email inbox yesterday – SB reader Judy Gresham had sent us a picture of her version of my swirly tree embroidery from Issue #133! In my “Seasonal Swirls” article, we gave readers the hand embroidery template for this tree design (the...

Valentine’s Day Inspiration from the Pages of SB

In preparation for Valentine’s Day, we have perused some of our favorite springtime back issues of Sew Beautiful for some holiday-appropriate inspiration! All of these issues are still available in our web store, so click on the issue links provided in each description if you would like to purchase a copy....

Welcome to our new blog! Blogs are sort of new to me but Tabitha, our young “social media savvy” operations director, suggested we do one for Martha Pullen Company. Actually I think she knew that sometimes I am frustrated that my personal letter can’t be longer in the newsletter! You who know...

It’s Just Charming!

Juicy Couture, the design house that made track suits chic, carries all sorts of unique and colorful charms that speak to lifestyles, hobbies and frankly a love of fashion and passion for Juicy. But it wasn’t difficult for us to pick out our favorite. Their little pink sewing machine ($58) is...

The White Issue: A Teaser Preview

You’ll need to put Issue #134 on your must-have list! The January/February 2011 edition of Sew Beautiful, is our celebration all things wonderfully WHITE. Newsstand sale date is 1/4/11, and subscriber copies should start mailing out within the next few weeks. Keep your eyes out for this amazing issue – it...

Apologies and a Christmas giveaway!

Hello friends, and please accept our apology for the an extended hiatus on the SB blog! We have such a small full-time staff that in the wake of our super-busy schedules getting Christmas and January issues out on time, we’ve let the blog fall by the wayside. We do fully intend...

Celebrate Halloween with Sew Beautiful!

Happy Halloween from the staff at Sew Beautiful! It’s that time of year, and whether you’re aiming for spooky or sweet, we have lots of ideas for you to create your own holiday magic. This autumn, we celebrated the release of our new vintage-inspired Halloween Stitchin’ machine embroidery CD, complete with...

Our Reversible Bonnet Tutorial at Sew, Mama, Sew!

Our friends at Sew, Mama, Sew! are celebrating two weeks of Baby Shower goodness, and we are thrilled that they asked us to be a part of it! Head on over for a free tutorial on this super-sweet reversible baby bonnet, courtesy of our Martha Pullen Company president Kathy MacMakin. Be...

Amelia’s Silver Lace Dress

“In September, I had the good fortune of being invited to the Kent State University Museum in celebration of its 25th anniversary – the dress code – “Cocktail with a Touch of Silver.” I had been working over the summer on an early ‘50s-inspired dress I had cut from a steel...

Portobello Painted Gown

Our friend Leslie Roe of Rosebasket has offered to share the most beautiful painted antique gown with us. We hope you enjoy her story about this amazing piece of heirloom history! “Portobello Market, the bustling antiques market on Portobello Road in London, is always a treasure trove for collectors of all...