Author Archives: Natalie Nettles

Serger Tutorial: Lettuce-Edge Hem

I love sewing on knits, especially with my serger. Differential feed is definitely your friend when serging on any kind of stretchy fabric, making those seams nice and flat! One of the most popular classes I teach at live events is my Knit Baby Daygown & Bonnets class — it’s a...

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Video: Online Licensing With Martha Pullen

Martha Pullen Online Licensing is a unique learning experience that blends the love of sewing and serging with skill-building and business opportunity. In the video above, Martha Pullen talks all about how our licensing programs work and the many benefits of taking one of our licensing courses online. Our next Martha Pullen...

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You’re Invited to Our ‘Serger, Serger!’ Online Licensing

Enroll by April 24 to receive a free bonus project! Update: The deadline to receive this bonus has been extended to Saturday, April 30! Watch our Serger, Serger! video preview: We’re just a couple weeks away from kicking off our brand new online licensing, Serger, Serger! Fundamentals and Creative Flourishes. I shared...

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Serger French Seam Tutorial

Did you know April is National Serger Month? I have a great serger technique to share with you in honor of this occasion – the serger French seam. Designed to enclose and hide raw edges, French seams can add such a beautiful, professional-looking finish to your sewing projects. Best of all,...

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Flowers and Butterflies (April 2016 Monthly Designs)

Say hello to springtime with our April 2016 Internet Embroidery Club designs! This collection includes three floral designs that are perfect for warm weather projects. The main design shows happy butterflies fluttering among the flowers, with the two coordinating motifs featuring a block of matching flowers and a row of flowers....

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How to Embroider and Sew English Cotton Netting

We talk a lot about sewing for little ones, but it’s good to remind ourselves to sew for ourselves too! With spring’s arrival, I know I’d love to have a new piece or two for my warm weather wardrobe — and while thumbing through some back issues of Sew Beautiful, this...

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April IEC: Butterfly and Flower Embroidery Designs

Say hello to springtime with butterfly and flower embroidery designs! Internet Embroidery Club members, your April butterfly and flower embroidery designs are here! This month’s collection includes three floral designs that are perfect for warm weather projects. The main design shows happy butterflies fluttering among the flowers, with the two coordinating motifs...

Spring Sewing Ideas and Inspiration

Spring is in the air, and that means all sorts of exciting things in the world of sewing! There are a host of special occasions and celebrations to sew for this time of year, from Easter to weddings to christenings and more — and warm-weather patterns and pretty pastel and floral...

Crafters’ Blog Hop: Treat Basket Tutorial

March is National Craft Month, and we’ve teamed up with a few of our sister communities for a blog hop celebrating all things crafty! This Crafters’ Blog Hop includes sewing, quilting, machine embroidery, knitting, crocheting, beading and more. Here at Martha Pullen Company, sewing is our specialty – heirloom sewing to...