Author Archives: Natalie Nettles

How to Make a Bunny Pocket Applique

Looking for a cute design element for an Easter garment? Try a bunny pocket! This tutorial from Wendy Schoen will show you how to create an adorable bunny pocket appliqué. This precious appliqué is attached to the garment using the Madeira appliqué method and the Point de Paris stitch. This type...

We Love Ewe Cuddle® Kit Giveaway with Shannon Fabrics

We’re preparing for our first live- and in-person sewing events of 2018! To share our excitement, we’ve partnered with Shannon Fabrics for a special Valentine’s Day giveaway. Those of you who have attended our live events know how much we love sewing with Shannon Fabrics, including their amazing Cuddle® fabric. Connie...

Sew a Stuffed Heart for Valentine’s Day

Want to make a sweet Valentine for someone special? All you need to get started on this simple and inexpensive hand-stitched stuffed heart are some scraps of felt, sequins and seed beads. The result is a personalized keepsake Valentine’s gift that can be displayed year after year. Designed by Shannon Miller,...

February IEC: Easter Egg Embroidery Designs

Get ready for Easter with our February 2018 Internet Embroidery Club designs. This collection includes two multi-color Easter egg designs for 4×4 inch hoops. These elegant yet whimsical designs are perfect for tea towels and table linens. They’d also look great stitched on Easter outfits for all ages; stitch the eggs...

Easter Eggs (February 2018 Monthly Designs)

Get ready for Easter with our February 2018 Internet Embroidery Club designs. This collection includes two multi-color Easter egg designs for 4×4 inch hoops. These elegant yet whimsical designs are perfect for tea towels and table linens. They’d also look great stitched on Easter outfits for all ages; stitch the eggs...

Pretty Pink Carnations Smocking Graph

Just as pretty pink carnations add charm to cut bouquets, stitched carnations add an extra special touch to this beautiful Pink Carnations smocking design by Monica Estrada. Originally featured in our January/February 2004 issue of Sew Beautiful magazine, the design uses double bullions to work greenhouse rows of these tufted blossoms atop a geometric base....

A Guide to Sewing Cathedral Windows

We love sewing cathedral lace windows. They’re inexpensive and can add so much interest to your projects. Our friend Sue Stewart borrowed the technique from quilting years ago and found a way to incorporate lace insertion into the design. In this tutorial, originally featured in our March/April 2005 issue of Sew...

Meet Your New Favorite Embroidery Designs

Have you seen our new 2018 Internet Embroidery Club collection? We’re so excited about these new machine embroidery designs, and we think you will be too. Collections this year include alphabets, numbers, whitework designs and more. There’s even a holiday collection that includes matching pinafore patterns for a girl and doll....

Ribbon Sash Tutorial with Connie Palmer

A wide ribbon sash, drawn into stitched bows with fine ribbon tendrils, is a great way to add a special design element to a simple yoke dress. Connie Palmer used this element on the sweet special occasion dress pictured here. Made using our “Pascale” Sew Beautiful Collection Pattern in an ice...

7 Sewing Courses to Inspire You in the New Year

The start of a new year is the perfect time to set new sewing goals. Maybe you want to improve the fit of your garments, or learn new finishing techniques. Perhaps this is the year you’ll expand your skills on the serger, or on the embroidery machine. No matter what you...