Author Archives: Natalie Nettles

The Perfect Mix and a Special Bonus

Have you heard? We have a fantastic early bird registration offer happening right now for our new online licensing, The Perfect Mix: Sew, Serge, Embellish! Any of you who enroll by April 29, 2018 will receive a special bundle of some of our favorite machine embroidery designs from the Internet Embroidery...

April IEC: Liberty Floral MOM Embroidery Designs

Make something special for Mom with our April 2018 Internet Embroidery Club monthly designs! This set of two multi-colored designs includes a Liberty Floral “M” and an “O.” These letters were designed to be used together to form the word “MOM.” Embroider them on special gifts for Mother’s Day or any...

Liberty Floral MOM (April 2018 Monthly Designs)

Make something special for Mom with our April 2018 monthly designs! This set of two multi-colored designs includes a Liberty Floral “M” and an “O.” These letters were designed to be used together to form the word “MOM.” Embroider them on special gifts for Mother’s Day or any time of the...

The Secret to Tying a Perfect Sash Bow

We love beautiful dresses with big sashes, but tying a picture-perfect sash bow is harder than it looks. In this article from Sew Beautiful magazine, Carolyn Sheron shares her method for tying a perfect sash bow. Note from Kathy Barnard, former editor of Sew Beautiful: “No matter how many sashes I’ve...

Preview Our ‘Perfect Mix’ Online Licensing

It’s here! Our new online licensing — The Perfect Mix: Sew, Serge, Embellish — is now open for registration. This course is the latest, and some say the greatest, Martha Pullen Teacher Licensing curriculum to be offered online. Taught by Kathy McMakin, Alicia Welcher, Connie Palmer and Missy Billingsley, this licensing...

Ribbon Flower Tutorial with Kari Mecca

Welcome spring’s arrival with beautiful ribbon flowers! In this tutorial from designer Kari Mecca, learn how to stitch beautiful quick-folded roses and peonies by hand. The ribbon stitches are shown here on Kari’s Fairytale Finery baby gown and bonnet set. This sweet ensemble has a magical feel, and the stitched flowers...

A Great Way to Archive Your Heirlooms

Archiving Your Heirlooms by Nancy McEvoy Occasionally, a family heirloom is discovered in a cedar-lined chest, wrapped in tissue and accompanied by a note that records when it was made, from what fabric it was made, who wore it and why. More often then not, however, a vintage garment is found...

March IEC: Bunny and Floral Medallion

Spring is just around the corner, and our March 2018 Internet Embroidery Club designs are perfect for celebrating the season! This monthly collection features a bunny design and a coordinating floral medallion. Both designs fit 4×4 hoops. Use these machine embroidery designs together or separately on all sorts of Easter and...

Bunny and Floral Medallion (March 2018 Monthly Designs)

Spring is just around the corner, and our March 2018 Internet Embroidery Club designs are perfect for celebrating the season! This monthly collection features a bunny design and a coordinating floral medallion. Both designs fit 4×4 hoops. Use these machine embroidery designs together or separately on all sorts of Easter and...

How to Enlarge an Infant Pattern

Babies come into this world little, but some do grow more quickly than others, leaving us searching for baby patterns that will fit them. This article from designer Jeannie Downs Baumeister will show you how to enlarge an infant pattern, resulting in a size 12-month pattern. The baby dress shown here...