Author Archives: Natalie Nettles

Try Geometric Smocking with a Scalloped Twist

Corduroy is a traditional fall fabric that’s as popular as ever this year. It’s plush and comfortable, rich in color, and best of all, it requires fewer pleats for an insert that works up quickly. In keeping with corduroy’s soft hand, Stacey Moeller designed this “Scallops and Daisies” smocking plate that...

Behind the Scenes of ‘Sewing for Baby’

We have a treat for you all today: a behind-the-scenes look at our brand new Sewing for Baby online licensing course! Enjoy a video interview with our team of Martha Pullen instructors—Kathy McMakin, Missy Billingsley, Connie Palmer and Alicia Welcher—plus see photos from the course taping, learn about the projects and...

Learn Machine Embellishment Techniques with Jill McCloy!

Want to master some new machine embellishment techniques? We have a brand new online course series we’re so excited to share with you: Machine Techniques: A Two Part Series with Jill McCloy! In this series, discover the unique features of your sewing machine as you create two beautiful projects. With help...

September IEC: Fall Embroidery Designs

Celebrate fall’s arrival with our new September Internet Embroidery Club designs! This month’s collection features four fall embroidery designs: a swirly apple in two sizes, a cute bookworm and adorable pumpkins. These designs will add the perfect touch to home decor and gift projects this autumn. Here are the sizes for...

Fall Designs (September 2018 Monthly Designs)

Celebrate fall’s arrival with our new September Internet Embroidery Club designs! This month’s collection features four designs: a swirly apple in two sizes, a cute bookworm and adorable pumpkins. These designs will add the perfect touch to home decor and gift projects this autumn.

5 Ways to Celebrate National Sewing Month

September is National Sewing Month, and there are so many ways we can celebrate. There’s, well, sewing, of course, but there’s also so much more — from learning something new, to sharing your love of sewing with others. Here’s our list of the top five things you can do in honor...

Preview Our NEW Sewing for Baby Online Licensing

We’re thrilled to introduce you to our latest Martha Pullen Online Licensing course: Sewing for Baby! Taught by our terrific team of instructors — Kathy McMakin, Alicia Welcher, Connie Palmer and Missy Billingsley — this online licensing includes more than 30 projects, ranging from quick gifts to glorious heirlooms. The Martha...

Make a Serger Tote with Missy Billingsley

We have a brand new online course we’re so excited to share with you: Sensational Serger Tote taught by Missy Billingsley! This course will walk you through creating a large and roomy tote completely by serger. “Anybody that wants to take a course for a fabulous tote should take this course,”...

New Book Preview: My Doll, My Style

Do you love to sew doll clothes? There’s an adorable new book available from doll clothes expert Anna Allen, owner and author of the popular website Doll it Up! My Doll, My Style features a stylish collection of small-scale clothes designed for an 18-inch doll. With more than a dozen designs and accessories...

August IEC: Cross Embroidery Designs

Our August 2018 monthly Internet Embroidery Club collection features four multi-colored cross embroidery designs. Three of the designs fit 5×7 hoops and one design fits 4×4 hoops. These beautiful crosses will add the perfect touch to christening gown projects and more. The sizes of these cross embroidery designs are as follows:...