Author Archives: Natalie Nettles

Preview Our Fredericksburg School of Art Fashion!

Our next School of Art Fashion Boutique kicks off Sept. 26 in Fredericksburg, VA! We’re offering five great schools at this event, so you can choose just how you’d like to spend your time with us. Whether you want to focus on children’s garment construction, fitting techniques, machine embroidery or become a licensed...

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5 Great Embroidery Stitches

Decorative hand embroidery can add such a special touch to our sewing projects. No matter what form of needlework you enjoy — smocking, crazy patch, silk ribbon embroidery, etc. — there are a number of great embroidery stitches that are good to know. Below I’ve gathered together five of my favorite...

Hot Rolls & Maid Service (July 2016 Bonus Designs)

Make a couple of fun embroidered projects with these special bonus designs! The first design, made to be used on a bread cloth for a bread basket, says “Hot Rolls Make the…” (with an embroidered butterfly in flight centered below the wording). Instructions for making and embroidering the bread cloth project are...

How to Sew Entredeux to Flat or Gathered Fabric

Summertime calls for all kinds of adorable children’s garments – from comfy play ensembles to adorable heirloom creations. But you don’t have to choose between comfort and cuteness with our brand new Summertime Baby Dress, Bloomers and Hat Kit. The top in this sweet ensemble is a comfortable little play top, but...

July Bonus Internet Embroidery Club Designs + Projects!

Looking for a quick and easy embroidery project? We just gave our 2016 Internet Embroidery Club members a couple of bonus embroidery designs, along with instructions for using them on some fun projects. The first design, made to be used on a bread cloth for a bread basket, says “Hot Rolls...

Sneak Peek: Heirloom I Online Licensing

Our Heirloom I Online Licensing begins August 15! This course includes all the projects and techniques taught at our Heirloom I in-person licensing events, but the online licensing format allows you master it all in the comfort of your own home. The curriculum includes the most wonderful collection of ready-to-teach heirloom projects —...

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...