Author Archives: Natalie Nettles

Valentines (January 2016 Monthly Designs)

Happy new year! We’re so excited to share our January 2016 Internet Embroidery Club designs with you. This trio of Valentines’s Day themed designs is the first of all the monthly surprises in store for IEC members this year. The first design is the word “love” (with a heart cleverly used...

January IEC: Valentines Embroidery Designs

Happy new year! We’re so excited to share our January 2016 Internet Embroidery Club designs with you. This trio of Valentines’s Day designs is the first of the monthly surprises in store for IEC members this year. The first design is the word “love” (with a heart cleverly used in place...

bias bound collar

Technique How To: Bias Bound Collar

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! As we look forward to the upcoming year, now is a great time to think about what sewing goals you’d like to achieve in 2016. Maybe you want to plan a christening gown for a future grandchild, sew Easter garments or learn new...

snowman applique

2016 Live Event Schedule & Christmas Appliqué Tutorial

I’m so excited to announce our 2016 schedule of face-to-face Martha Pullen Co. events! Our tried and true faculty and I invite you to join us next year for licensing and School of Art Fashion fun. You can check out the full schedule above. Registration is now open for our Vintage,...

silk ribbon angel

Project Tutorial: Stitch a Beautiful Silk Ribbon Angel

This beautiful silk ribbon angel project designed by Margaret Land would make a wonderful Christmas gift for someone special! Featured in our Nov/Dec 2012 issue of Sew Beautiful, it’s easy to make even if you’ve never worked with silk ribbon before. What You Need: • One 2-yard packet each of silk...

Little Flowers (December 2015 Monthly Designs)

Embroider a beautiful garden of little flowers with our December 2015 Internet Embroidery Club designs. This machine embroidery collection includes 12 miniature floral designs ideal for any project that calls for small, sweet accents. These designs would be lovely stitched on both table and bed linens. They would also be great...

smocked christmas dress

Smocking Tutorial: Cute Picture Smocked Snowmen

I love seeing little ones wearing sweet picture smocked garments! This time of year there are so many cute seasonal designs you can smock: Christmas trees, reindeer, gingerbread men and of course snowmen! I have a free smocking plate to share with you today as a little pre-Christmas treat – this...

December IEC: Little Flower Embroidery Designs

2015 Internet Embroidery Club members, your new December designs are ready to download! This month’s collection includes 12 miniature floral designs ideal for any project that calls for small, sweet accents. These flower embroidery designs would be lovely stitched on both table and bed linens. They would also be great for embellishing...

Free Project: Create an Embroidered Christmas Tree Skirt

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! As we look forward to the holiday season ahead, I know many of you are gathering up your decorations to get ready to display. Perhaps you’re even working on some new pieces to add to your decor this year! This cute retro-inspired Christmas...

Heritage Doll Clothes

Book Preview: Heritage Doll Clothes by Joan Hinds

Have you heard? Joan Hinds, one of our favorite doll clothes designers, has a brand new book! Heritage Doll Clothes includes 20 outfits to make for 18-inch dolls, all inspired by America’s signature fashions from decades past. The book also includes a number of accessories, so you’ll have everything you need to take...