Author Archives: Natalie Nettles

Summer Savings Start Now!

We just kicked off our Friends & Family Summer Savings event in our online store, and what better way to get ready for summer projects than to stock up on savings! From now through Sunday, June 7, you can save 40% off nearly everything in our store when you use coupon...

Frame Designs (June 2015 Monthly Designs)

Create one-of-a-kind gifts and home décor projects with our new June 2015 Internet Embroidery Club designs. This lovely floral and bow frame is available to download in two sizes to fit your 4×4- and 5×7-inch hoops, and it can be stitched with a wing-needle-filled center or a plain center inside the...

How to Make Beaded Flowers

Have you ever seen a journal cover as pretty and elegant as this one? Named “Melody,” the gorgeous cover is featured in Australian Smocking & Embroidery Issue 89 and was designed by Nancy McEvoy, whose designs have frequently been featured in both Australian Smocking & Embroidery and Sew Beautiful magazines. It is...

June Internet Embroidery Club Designs are Live

Create one-of-a-kind gifts and home décor projects with our new June 2015 Internet Embroidery Club designs. This lovely floral and bow frame is available to download in two sizes to fit your 4×4- and 5×7-inch hoops, and it can be stitched with a wing-needle-filled center or a plain center inside the...

Summer Sewing Ideas for Girls

Summertime is just around the corner, and if you have a little girl to sew for that means it’s time for pretty sundresses and adorable summer separates. This week I’ve pulled together a collection of precious summer project ideas to sew for little girls – with dresses, tops and even a...

Fun Sewing Projects for Boys

Dinosaurs and footballs and planes, oh my! We have a number of fun fabric prints perfect for boys in our online store, from Riley Blake’s “Oh Boy!” Collection designed by Lori Whitlock to the “Dinosaur” Collection from The RBD Designers. Below, check out a few playtime-approved project ideas you can make...

Tips for Coordinating Fabrics

Selecting fabric for a new project is always fun, but trying to mix and match multiple prints in one design can be tricky. Below, I’d like to share a few print-pairing tips from designer and teacher Martha Demere. Martha, who has studied embroidery technique both in the U.S. and abroad, graduated...

Summer Licensing Event Preview

We have been busy preparing for our 2015 in-person events, and I thought I’d tell you a little more about what we have coming up next on the calendar – our two July teacher licensing events in Palm Harbor, FL. Both of these licensings will be held at the beautiful Innisbrook...

In Memory of Joe Ross Pullen

This week we said “goodbye for now” to one of the behind the scenes leaders in the heirloom sewing industry – Joe Ross Pullen. Without Joe there would have never been a Martha Pullen Company. Many locally and abroad know Dr. Pullen as a pioneer and educator in implant dentistry. Others know...