Author Archives: Natalie Nettles

Sweet Summer Sewing Ideas for Girls

Summertime is just around the corner! From bright and colorful garments with fun embellishments to simple little beach outfits, there are so many adorable things you can make little ones this time of year. Below, I’ve pulled together a handful of cute summer project ideas for girls. There’s precious dresses, tops...

Serif Alphabet (May 2016 Bonus Designs)

We are so excited to share our May 2016 Internet Embroidery Club BONUS designs with you — a gorgeous Serif Alphabet! This collection includes 26 satin-stitched serif letter designs in two hoop sizes: 4×4 and 5×7. The upper-case alphabet coordinates with our Victorian Scroll Alphabet included in your initial 2016 Internet Embroidery Club...

Two Easy Summer Technique Tutorials!

Summertime is just around the corner, and that means it’s time for some easy breezy sewing projects! Simple summer garments make the perfect canvas for special creative details, and today I’d like to share a couple of fun embellishment ideas with you: a flip-flop ribbon trim and an interlocking scallop bodice....

May Bonus IEC: Serif Alphabet

Internet Embroidery Club members, we are so excited to share our May 2016 BONUS designs with you — a gorgeous Serif Alphabet! This collection includes 26 satin-stitched letters in two hoop sizes: 4×4 and 5×7. The upper-case alphabet coordinates with our Victorian Scroll Alphabet included in your initial 2016 Internet Embroidery Club sign-up...

Preview Our Vintage, Classic, Contemporary Licensing

We are heading to Atlanta, GA July 17-22 for our next face-to-face Martha Pullen event – our Vintage, Classic, Contemporary Licensing Retreat – and we would love to have you join us! The event will be taught by me, Alicia Welcher, Connie Palmer and Peggy Dilbone. We premiered this curriculum last...

Take the 2016 Sewing in America Survey

Take this survey for a free digital pattern and a chance to win a $500 shopping spree! What types of projects do you love to sew? What would you like to see more and less of in the sewing marketplace? You can let us know all about your sewing preferences by...

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Wedding Collection (May 2016 Monthly Designs)

Create beautiful wedding gifts with our May 2016 Internet Embroidery Club designs. This collection includes six coordinating designs: a Lily of the Valley design, a Border, a Corner Border, a Cross, and Doves (both with a connecting border and a regular border). These elegant motifs would be lovely on all sorts...

Pattern Inspiration: Pascale Through the Years

One of the most popular patterns we ever published in Sew Beautiful was Laura Jenkins Thompson’s beautiful Pascale. This charming little French dress first graced the January 2002 edition (issue #80); that was the issue photographed at Chateau du Plessis-Fortia in the Loire Valley in France. Laura designed the capped sleeve...

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May IEC: Wedding Embroidery Collection

Create beautiful wedding gifts with our May 2016 Internet Embroidery Club designs. This collection includes six coordinating wedding embroidery designs: a Lily of the Valley design, a Border, a Corner Border, a Cross, and Doves (both with a connecting border and a regular border). These elegant motifs would be lovely on...

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Serger, Serger! Early Registration Bonus Offer Extended

Great news! We have extended the deadline for our Serger, Serger! Online Licensing early registration BONUS until Saturday (April 30, 2016). Don’t miss this chance to receive Kathy McMakin’s Knit Baby Daygown and Bonnets instructional video absolutely free, along with the shared copyright on the instructions, so you can teach these...