Author Archives: Natalie Nettles

Nautical Designs (July 2016 Monthly Designs)

Set sail this summer with our July 2016 monthly designs — an adorable collection of five nautical themed motifs. There are four mini designs that fit your 4×4 inch hoop – an anchor, anchor with rope, wheel and wheel and anchor – as well as an anchor filled with rope that...

Perfect Piped Binding Tutorial

Tiny piping is a pretty and inexpensive design element that also provides structural stability. Pre-made piping is wonderful, but it’s also easy to cover cord and make your own – that way you can use any fabric you want. Here are some tips and tricks to making piped binding neatly and precisely as...

July IEC: Nautical Embroidery Designs

Internet Embroidery Club members, your July 2016 monthly designs are here! Set sail with this adorable collection of five nautical embroidery designs. There are four mini designs that fits 4×4 inch hoops (an anchor, anchor with rope, wheel and wheel and anchor), as well as an anchor filled with rope that fits...

How to Make a Wedding Garter

Special occasions call for special gifts, and nothing is more special than your wedding day. A traditional wedding garter is one gift that a bride can wear on her special day and then treasure as a keepsake. Wedding garters are incredibly easy to make, and with luxurious materials, you can quickly...

Summer 2016 Licensing Preview!

I know you all love to sew, but have you ever dreamed of doing more with your sewing? Teaching, perhaps? Teaching others how to sew is both fun and rewarding — and when you have a Martha Pullen teacher’s license, you have a whole curriculum of ready-to-teach projects right at your...

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Easy Breezy Embrace® Giveaway!

Have you ever sewn with Shannon Fabrics? We’ve partnered with their company the last couple of years for our live-and-in-person Martha Pullen licensing events, and today we’d like to take a moment to sing their praises. (And offer you a chance to win some of their fabric! But more about that...

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Event Updates & Bullion Stitch Tutorial

School may be out for the little ones, but things are just heating up for our summer Martha Pullen licensing events! I’m so excited to share the news that we are bringing back our popular Heirloom I Online Licensing beginning August 15. This curriculum includes more than 20 beautiful projects, and...

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Kids Designs (June 2016 Monthly Designs)

Stitch up the cutest summer projects for little ones with our June monthly designs! This trio of kids designs includes a cupcake, a dolphin and a mermaid. They’ll make the perfect addition to kids tops, bathing suits, towels, bibs, blankets, pillows and more. The cupcake and dolphin fit 4×4 inch hoops and...

Summer Sewing Ideas for Boys + a Free Pattern!

Summer is such a fun time for sewing kids’ clothes. Last week I shared a handful of sweet summer sewing ideas for girls, and this week it’s all about the boys! From cute nautical-themed outfits to fun picture smocked designs to a free vintage-look boys swimsuit pattern, there is much to...

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June IEC: Kids Embroidery Designs

Looking for some cute kids embroidery designs for summer? Look no further than the adorable new June monthly designs we released to our 2016 Internet Embroidery Club members this week! This trio of kids embroidery designs includes a cupcake, a dolphin and a mermaid. They’ll make the perfect addition to kids tops,...