Author Archives: Natalie Nettles

flower embroidery

Flowers and Butterflies (April 2016 Monthly Designs)

Say hello to springtime with our April 2016 Internet Embroidery Club designs! This collection includes three floral designs that are perfect for warm weather projects. The main design shows happy butterflies fluttering among the flowers, with the two coordinating motifs featuring a block of matching flowers and a row of flowers....

netting

How to Embroider and Sew English Cotton Netting

We talk a lot about sewing for little ones, but it’s good to remind ourselves to sew for ourselves too! With spring’s arrival, I know I’d love to have a new piece or two for my warm weather wardrobe — and while thumbing through some back issues of Sew Beautiful, this...

flower embroidery

April IEC: Butterfly and Flower Embroidery Designs

Say hello to springtime with butterfly and flower embroidery designs! Internet Embroidery Club members, your April butterfly and flower embroidery designs are here! This month’s collection includes three floral designs that are perfect for warm weather projects. The main design shows happy butterflies fluttering among the flowers, with the two coordinating motifs...

Spring Sewing Ideas and Inspiration

Spring is in the air, and that means all sorts of exciting things in the world of sewing! There are a host of special occasions and celebrations to sew for this time of year, from Easter to weddings to christenings and more — and warm-weather patterns and pretty pastel and floral...

Crafters’ Blog Hop: Treat Basket Tutorial

March is National Craft Month, and we’ve teamed up with a few of our sister communities for a blog hop celebrating all things crafty! This Crafters’ Blog Hop includes sewing, quilting, machine embroidery, knitting, crocheting, beading and more. Here at Martha Pullen Company, sewing is our specialty – heirloom sewing to...

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,...