Author Archives: Natalie Nettles

5 Fall Sewing Projects for Your Home

Autumn has officially arrived, and we have some project tutorials to share with you that are perfect for decorating your home for the new season. These five fall sewing projects all have one thing in common: pumpkins! From hand embroidery to smocking to machine embroidery and more, there are so many fun ways we...

6 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 entering our Sewing Month giveaway, to sharing your love of sewing with others. Here’s our list of the top 6 things you can do in honor of...

Preview Our NEW ‘Celebrating Sergers’ Online Licensing

It’s here! Our brand new online licensing — Celebrating Sergers: Tricks, Trends, Technique and Tradition — is open for registration. Offered for the first time online, this course is taught by Kathy McMakin, Alicia Welcher, Connie Palmer, Pam Mahshie and Missy Billingsley. It includes so many wonderful projects and techniques; in all, there are...

September IEC: Little Script Alphabet

We have a wonderful monthly collection for Internet Embroidery Club members this September: a brand new alphabet! The Little Script Alphabet includes lovely script letter designs in A-Z, plus a coordinating Little Script Frame that the letters will fit perfectly inside. The small letters will add an elegant touch to any embroidery project: think...

Little Script Alphabet (September 2017 Monthly Designs)

We have a wonderful monthly collection for Internet Embroidery Club members this September: a brand new alphabet! The Little Script Alphabet includes lovely script letter designs in A-Z, plus a coordinating Little Script Frame that the letters will fit perfectly inside. The small letters will add an elegant touch to any embroidery project: think...

Sneak Peek: November School of Art Fashion

Want to join the Martha Pullen team live and in-person? Registration is now open for the School of Art Fashion Boutique in Minneapolis, MN on November 7 and 8! We are offering four fun schools at this retreat: sew an adorable little girls outfit and matching doll dress with Connie Palmer and Kathy McMakin;...

Whipped Chain Stitch Tutorial

Back-to-school season is in full swing, and we have the cutest little dress for your little one to wear to class. The pattern for this corduroy tunic named Top of the Class is featured in issue #94 of Australian Smocking & Embroidery. Designed by Julie Graue, the dress is embroidered around the hemline with pairs of...

Free Sunflower Smocking Graph: Les Tournesols

Laura Jenkins Thompson’s Pascale pattern is a true classic. The darling French-inspired design was first introduced in the January 2002 issue of Sew Beautiful magazine and has been featured dozens of times since. Part of this simple, timeless design’s versatility is the fact that you can make it so many different ways. Sixty-four different ways, to...

Tutorial: Create the Cutest Rickrack Trim

As the little ones head back to school, there are all sorts of sweet garments we can create for the season ahead. Of course, a classic jumper is one of the first things that comes to mind for this time of year. Take a look at this little jumper created by designer Laurie Anderson....

The Ultimate Guide to Online Licensing

Our Teaching Beginning Sewing online licensing course is off and running, and there’s still time to enroll if you want to join in on the fun. This wonderful course includes more than 20 projects for you to create as you hone your sewing skills with our licensing team. Not sure if online licensing is...