Author Archives: Natalie Nettles

Easter smocking

Smock This Free Bunny Design for Easter!

I just love seeing little ones dressed up in their Easter outfits! Whether it’s an heirloom classic or a picture smocked or embroidered design, they’re all so adorable. I have an Easter-themed smocking plate to share with you this week in honor of the holiday: Bunny Kids Easter Parade designed by...

tea dress

A Trip Down ‘Tea Dress’ Memory Lane

When I think about the patterns Martha Pullen Company has produced over the years, there’s one pattern that always comes to mind as one of the classics: Judith Dobson’s Heirloom Tea Dress. This pattern was introduced in the January 1989 issue of Sew Beautiful, and that magazine sold out faster than...

Flowers and Bunnies (March 2016 Monthly Designs)

Stitch up some spring fun with our March 2016 monthly designs! The first design in this collection is a lovely flower basket that would be beautiful stitched on tea towels and linens for the upcoming season. The second motif features an adorable bunny rabbit surrounded by Easter eggs, with the third...

Sneak Peek: New ‘Serger, Serger!’ Online Licensing

Our new Martha Pullen Online Licensing, Serger! Serger! Fundamentals and Creative Flourishes, begins April 30! This course includes all the projects and techniques shared in our popular Serger II face-to-face licensing retreats, and we’re so excited to offer this curriculum online for the first time. Alicia Welcher, Connie Palmer, Peggy Dilbone,...

March IEC: Flower and Bunny Designs

Our new March Internet Embroidery Club designs have arrived, and they’re perfect for spring projects! The first design in this month’s machine embroidery collection is a lovely flower basket that would be beautiful stitched on tea towels and linens for the upcoming season. The second motif features an adorable bunny rabbit surrounded by...

Easter Project Ideas & Inspiration

I’m excited to share that registration is open for our brand new online licensing: Serger, Serger! Fundamentals and Creative Flourishes. This course will run April 30 – September 30, 2016 and includes all the projects and techniques shared in our popular Serger II face-to-face teacher licensing. Visit our online licensing site...

Serger, Serger! Fundamentals and Creative Flourishes Online Licensing

Registration is now open for our NEW Martha Pullen Online Licensing course: Serger, Serger! Fundamentals and Creative Flourishes, which will run April 30 – Sept. 30, 2016! This Serger Licensing curriculum includes all the projects and techniques shared in our popular Serger II in-person teacher licensing retreats. We invite you to join us...

Event Updates & A Smocked Heart Tutorial!

Happy Valentine’s Day, friends! I’m so excited to announce that registration is open for our brand new Martha Pullen licensing – Heirloom and More: Essentials to Indulgences – which will be in Schaumburg, IL Oct. 12-17, 2016. You are going to love this all-new curriculum of heirloom designs, gorgeous embroideries, classic...

Technique Tutorial: Heirloom Hidden Hem

Did you know today, Feb. 6, is Lace Day? Not that we heirloom sewists need any extra reason to celebrate lace, but celebrate we shall with a fabulous lace technique! This heirloom hidden hem tutorial from Jeannie Downs Baumeister of The Old Fashioned Baby was featured in our March/April 2011 issue...