Author Archives: Natalie Nettles

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15 Favorite Heirloom Sewing Techniques

Our Heirloom Sewing: Creating Priceless Treasures Online Licensing is in full swing, and we’d love to have you join us! We’ve talked a lot about the more than 30 beautiful projects included in this course curriculum, and today I’d like to tell you more about another great aspect of this course: all the techniques!...

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Book Review: Making Luna Lapin

Take a look inside the charming world of Luna Lapin We have the most darling new book available in our online shop! Making Luna Lapin by Sarah Peel tells the story of Luna – a quiet and kind rabbit with impeccable taste. In the book, Sarah shows you how to make Luna as well as 20 patterns for...

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Free Pattern: Make this Cute Easter Bunny Purse!

Have you ever seen anything as precious as this lace and ribbon Easter Bunny purse? This darling accessory designed by JoAnn Hearn made its first appearance in issue #93 of Sew Beautiful. The original bunny face was hand embroidered, which inspired us to digitize the face so you can machine embroider it in half the time....

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April IEC: Spring and Wedding Embroidery Designs

Internet Embroidery Club members: have you downloaded your April 2017 monthly designs? Create special projects with this elegant spring and wedding embroidery collection. There are three designs included: a doves and wreath motif, a flower garland and wedding rings. These designs will add a lovely touch to wedding handkerchiefs, ring bearer pillows, keepsake photo album...

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Spring/Wedding Designs (April 2017 Monthly Designs)

Create special wedding gifts and spring projects with this elegant machine embroidery collection. There are three designs included: a doves and wreath motif, a flower garland and wedding rings. These designs will add a lovely touch to wedding handkerchiefs, ring bearer pillows, keepsake photo album covers and more. The flower garland will also make...

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5 Things You’ll Love About Online Licensing

Heirloom Sewing: Creating Priceless Treasures Class is in session for our new ‘Creating Priceless Treasures’ online licensing course, and we are keeping registration open for a short time if you’d like to join us! Whether you plan to teach sewing, make items to sell or simply advance your own sewing skills and pleasure, the...

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Free Easter Machine Embroidery Designs

If you’re looking for some cute Easter machine embroidery designs, be sure to download these free chick motifs available here on our website. We shared these designs in our newsletter last week, and received such a great response that we wanted to make sure our blog readers saw them, too! These Easter chick designs...

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You’re Invited to Our ‘Priceless Treasures’ Online Licensing

We just kicked off our new online licensing, Heirloom Sewing: Creating Priceless Treasures! I shared a special sneak peek with you when we opened registration, and today I’d like to tell you a little more about all the sewing fun in store for this course. Students will receive more than 30 beautiful heirloom projects, ranging...

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Rickrack Insertion Hem Tutorial

When you’re looking for a sweet springtime embellishment, you can never go wrong with rickrack. On the darling bishop dress shown here, designer Cindy Hayes used rickrack on the smocked neckline as well as in a unique bridging on the skirt hem. It’s such an impressive, yet easy design element. Follow the tutorial from...

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Master These Core Embroidery Skills

Learning how to machine embroider can feel overwhelming for beginners. With the different types of threads and needles and stabilizers and hoops, how do you know what to use? For our newest online course, we want to take the mystery out of machine embroidery for you. Core Embroidery Skills: A Four-Part Series with Katie...