Author Archives: Natalie Nettles

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How to Be a Great Sewing Teacher

What does it take to be a great sewing teacher? Teaching sewing is both an art and a science. Of course, you have to know how to sew and have projects to teach. You also have to know how to TEACH sewing and provide the nourishment and encouragement your students need...

Smocked Pumpkins Project Tutorial

When we talk about picture smocking, we’re usually referring to adorable children’s garments – but picture smocking can be used for other great projects as well! These cute smocked pumpkins are the perfect example. Tess Ellenwood, owner of Tess’ Heirloom Needlework in southern Maryland where she designs and teaches heirloom sewing, originally shared these unique...

Cute Fall Sewing Ideas for Little Ones

We’re just a few weeks away from our live and in-person events in Costa Mesa, CA! We’ll kick off this trio of events with our Serger II licensing course, followed by a special one-day Martha Pullen And More event and wrap up with our new licensing course Vintage, Classic, Contemporary. Space...

Join Us in California Next Month for Serger II Licensing!

Our licensing team is heading to Costa Mesa, CA next month for a few live and in-person events! The first event scheduled is our Serger II licensing course, which will be held Nov. 1-6 at the Hilton Orange County / Costa Mesa hotel. This course will be taught by our wonderful...

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Home Decor Designs (October 2015 Monthly Designs)

Add some floral detail to your home this fall with help from our new October home décor designs. These elegant motifs fit your 4×4-inch hoops and will stitch out beautifully on table linens, handkerchiefs, bedding and boudoir pillows. They will also look lovely on ready-to-embroider tea towels, which make wonderful gifts...

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Pumpkin Flavored Embroidery Fun

We have had such a wonderful time at our School of Art Fashion Boutique this week in Fredericksburg, VA! Thank you to everyone who attended. If you missed the fun, you can join us in Costa Mesa, CA this November – we’ll be there for two in-person licensing events plus a special one-day...

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October IEC: Home Decor Embroidery Designs

Internet Embroidery Club members, your October 2015 embroidery designs are ready to download! These elegant machine embroidery designs fit your 4×4-inch hoops and will stitch out beautifully on home decor projects like table linens, handkerchiefs, bedding, boudoir pillows and more. They will also look lovely on ready-to-embroider tea towels, which of...

The Wonderful World of Tula Pink

A couple years ago, I had the opportunity to email chat with designer Tula Pink about her then-new book Tula Pink’s City Sampler for Stitch Craft Create. I have loved her ever since. If you’re not familiar with Tula or her brand, here’s the quick rundown: She’s a former music industry designer/art director with...

All About Our Online Licensing Events

It’s here! Registration is open for our new Martha Pullen Online Licensing program: Teaching Beginning Sewing II. We had so much fun taping the videos for this course for you this summer, and I can’t wait to be able to share it with all of you. The course begins Nov. 15...