Author Archives: Natalie Nettles

Shamrocks (February 2016 Monthly Designs)

Get ready for St. Patrick’s Day with our February 2016 Internet Embroidery Club designs! This collection includes a design that says “LUCKY” with a row of five little shamrocks underneath, as well as an elegant “Heirloom Shamrock” motif. These designs are perfect for a variety of projects – stitch them on...

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Shannon Fabrics + A Swaddle Blanket Kit Giveaway!

Learn all about Shannon Fabrics and enter for your chance to win this sweet Swaddle Blanket Kit We are partnering again in 2016 with Shannon Fabrics for our live and in-person Martha Pullen Teacher Licensing events, and we would like to share what they have to offer. Shannon Fabrics, Inc, founded in 1995...

February IEC: Shamrock Embroidery Designs

2016 Internet Embroidery Club members, your new February designs are ready to download! This month’s collection includes two shamrock embroidery designs – one says “LUCKY” with a row of five little shamrocks underneath, and the other is an elegant “Heirloom Shamrock” motif. These shamrock embroidery designs are perfect for a variety...

Preview Our Cleveland School of Art Fashion Boutique

Registration is now open for our School of Art Fashion Boutique in Cleveland, OH March 29-30! We’re offering three schools at this event, so you can choose just how you want to spend your time with us. Create an heirloom masterpiece with Connie Palmer, take your machine embroidery skills to the...

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Valentine Project Ideas & Inspiration

Don’t you just love sewing for Valentine’s Day? Smocked hearts, embroidered roses and pretty red-and-pink prints – what could be sweeter? I think my only wish would be that we had just a little more time to plan for the holiday – after all, wasn’t it just Christmas, then New Year’s...

16 Valentine Sewing Ideas

Are you looking for some sweet projects to sew for Valentine’s Day? You’ve come to the right place! We’ve gathered together all sorts of heart and Valentine sewing ideas to inspire you – from adorable outfits to make for your little Valentine to cute machine embroidery designs you can use to...

Technique Tutorial: Decorative Ric Rac Neckline

Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it! If you’re looking for a cute dress to make a little one for the occasion, I have just the ticket for you. Designed by Annette Drysdale, this adorable pink dress adorned with sweet picture smocked hearts is actually named “Birthday Surprise,” but...

Sneak Peek: School of Art Fashion & Licensing EXPRESS

We’re heading to Lakeland, Fla. this March for our first live event of 2016: the School of Art Fashion Boutique! You can choose from taking five different course offerings at the event – four School of Art Fashion schools will be offered as well as our first ever Martha Pullen Teacher...

What Are Your Sewing Goals for 2016?

Happy new year! I’m looking forward to another great year of sewing education and instruction in 2016. We recently announced our schedule of live and in-person Martha Pullen Company events for the new year, and I do hope you’ll make plans to join us for some sewing fun. We just opened...