Author Archives: Natalie Nettles

6 Sewing Ideas for Your Little Prince or Princess

We are delighted about the birth of the royal baby! The new little prince was born Monday, April 23, 2018 and weighed 8 lb. 7 oz. The world caught its first glimpse of the newborn later that day as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge descended the steps of St. Mary’s...

Sending Love to Martha

We’re sending all of our love to our dear friend, Martha Pullen. Martha was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this week. We’d like to ask you and our entire sewing community to please keep her in your thoughts and prayers as she meets with doctors in the coming days and begins...

Behind the Scenes of The Perfect Mix

Our latest online licensing course, The Perfect Mix: Sew, Serge, Embellish, kicks off soon! Today, we have a special treat for you: a video interview with our wonderful team of Martha Pullen instructors—Kathy McMakin, Missy Billingsley, Connie Palmer and Alicia Welcher—and some fun stuff to show you from the course taping. We...

Make Reverse Madeira Appliqué Windows and Hems

Reverse Madeira appliqué can be used to create lovely shaped, transparent windows and hems in your garments, accessories and home decor items. Try out this heirloom technique on your next project with this tutorial from Sue Stewart. “I like to use an opaque fabric, such as handkerchief linen or silk dupioni...

The Perfect Mix and a Special Bonus

Have you heard? We have a fantastic early bird registration offer happening right now for our new online licensing, The Perfect Mix: Sew, Serge, Embellish! Any of you who enroll by April 29, 2018 will receive a special bundle of some of our favorite machine embroidery designs from the Internet Embroidery...

April IEC: Liberty Floral MOM Embroidery Designs

Make something special for Mom with our April 2018 Internet Embroidery Club monthly designs! This set of two multi-colored designs includes a Liberty Floral “M” and an “O.” These letters were designed to be used together to form the word “MOM.” Embroider them on special gifts for Mother’s Day or any...

Liberty Floral MOM (April 2018 Monthly Designs)

Make something special for Mom with our April 2018 monthly designs! This set of two multi-colored designs includes a Liberty Floral “M” and an “O.” These letters were designed to be used together to form the word “MOM.” Embroider them on special gifts for Mother’s Day or any time of the...

The Secret to Tying a Perfect Sash Bow

We love beautiful dresses with big sashes, but tying a picture-perfect sash bow is harder than it looks. In this article from Sew Beautiful magazine, Carolyn Sheron shares her method for tying a perfect sash bow. Note from Kathy Barnard, former editor of Sew Beautiful: “No matter how many sashes I’ve...

Preview Our ‘Perfect Mix’ Online Licensing

It’s here! Our new online licensing — The Perfect Mix: Sew, Serge, Embellish — is now open for registration. This course is the latest, and some say the greatest, Martha Pullen Teacher Licensing curriculum to be offered online. Taught by Kathy McMakin, Alicia Welcher, Connie Palmer and Missy Billingsley, this licensing...

Ribbon Flower Tutorial with Kari Mecca

Welcome spring’s arrival with beautiful ribbon flowers! In this tutorial from designer Kari Mecca, learn how to stitch beautiful quick-folded roses and peonies by hand. The ribbon stitches are shown here on Kari’s Fairytale Finery baby gown and bonnet set. This sweet ensemble has a magical feel, and the stitched flowers...