Author Archives: Natalie Nettles

Summer Sewing Ideas for Women

It’s finally here! I’m packing my bags for Palm Harbor, FL and I can’t wait to see all of you who are joining us for our summer licensing retreats – The Perfect Mix: Sew, Serge, Embellish July 21-26 and Children’s Garment Construction July 28-Aug. 2. I’m also so excited about the...

In-The-Hoop Stocking (July 2015 Bonus Design)

It’s Christmas in July! Stitch up some holiday fun with our July 2015 bonus design – a beautiful In-The-Hoop Stocking. This festive embroidery design/project is completely done in the hoop and requires a minimum 5×7-inch embroidery hoop. The stocking can be used as a silverware holder, gift card holder, napkin holder...

4 Great Books for Sewing for Girls

There is no shortage of adorable patterns to sew for little girls. But with so many options, it can be hard to decide just which ones you want to make! To help you narrow down the choices, we’ve gathered together some of our favorite books for sewing for girls. From party...

Bonus July Internet Embroidery Club Design is Live

It’s Christmas in July! Stitch up some holiday fun with our July 2015 bonus design – a beautiful In-The-Hoop Stocking. This festive embroidery design/project is completely done in the hoop and requires a minimum 5×7-inch embroidery hoop. The stocking can be used as a silverware holder, gift card holder, napkin holder...

Video Tutorial: Shaping a Lace Diamond

Shaping a lace diamond is so easy to do! Lace diamonds feature two types of miters – the three that go around the diamond and the one that finishes it at the end. On this clip from Martha Pullen’s Lace Shaping video workshop, she will teach you how to create both...

How to Bind a Bishop Neckline

We’re just a couple weeks away from our summer licensing retreats in Palm Harbor, FL  – The Perfect Mix: Sew, Serge, Embellish July 21-26 and Children’s Garment Construction July 28-Aug. 2. I can’t wait to see all of you who are joining us! Don’t forget we’re also having an Afternoon Tea...

Folded Ribbon Stitch Tutorial

Designed by Marian Sitko, this smocked silk dupioni gown featured in issue #70 of Australian Smocking & Embroidery makes the perfect little flower girl dress. The full bodice smocking design has a backsmocked band on the lower edge and a pretty smocked vine made of silk ribbon fuchsias, looped flowers and leaves...