Author Archives: Natalie Nettles

Learn Children’s Garment Construction Techniques

Looking for a fun and educational summer sewing vacation? Join us for our “Children’s Garment Construction” Licensing in Palm Harbor, FL July 28 – August 2, 2015. This sewing retreat will be held at the beautiful Innisbrook Resort and is sure to be an unforgettable week with nationally recognized educators Peggy Dilbone,...

Create a Gathered Ribbon Rose

Wedding season is in full swing, and if you’re looking for the perfect gift to make for a special bride this dainty “Heart of Mine” pillow designed by Celine Girouard is just the ticket. This keepsake would make a perfect ring bearer pillow and is sure to be a treasured part of...

Sew, Serge and Embellish with us this July!

We are just a couple months away from our next live and in-person teacher licensing event, “The Perfect Mix: Sew, Serge and Embellish.” The event will be held July 21-26 in Palm Harbor, FL at the beautiful Innisbrook Resort, and we would love to have you join us! This sewing retreat...

Purse Designs (May 2015 Bonus Designs)

Create a beautiful silk purse with this month’s bonus Internet Embroidery Club designs and project tutorial. These six floral designs are combined and then mirror-imaged on the front of this lovely silk dupioni purse, while a monogram design from the Renaissance Alphabet (part of your initial designs from the 2015 Internet Embroidery...

Event Updates & Video Tutorials!

I’m excited to announce that registration is now open for our School of Art Fashion Boutique in Fredericksburg, VA Sept. 28-30; sign up for the School of your choice, where you’ll spend two-and-a-half days sewing with the best teachers, kits and materials ever! We are also getting ready for our live...

May Bonus IEC Designs + Purse Project are Live

Create a beautiful silk purse with this month’s bonus Internet Embroidery Club designs and project tutorial. These six floral designs are combined and then mirror-imaged on the front of this lovely silk dupioni purse, while a monogram design from the Renaissance Alphabet (part of your initial designs from the 2015 Internet...

Fun Project Ideas with Floral Fabric

Beautiful floral fabrics never go out of style, and there are so many fun ways you can incorporate them into your own sewing projects. We have a number of lovely floral fabric offerings available in our online store – from the vintage-inspired “Stiles Collection” from Liberty Lifestyle of Liberty Art Fabrics to...

Create a Baby Bib from a Doily

When baby is dressed in a christening gown or other elegant attire, the last thing you want to do is mar the look with a colorful cartoon bib. This quick-and-easy bib from Martha Pullen’s book, Elegant Sewing for Baby, is made using a pretty linen doily … so it not only...

Sewing for a Little Princess

It’s a girl! Like the rest of the world, I am so excited about the birth of Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge – and of course I can’t help but daydream about the beautiful heirloom garments she will surely wear. Little Prince George is always dressed so adorably in his...