Author Archives: Natalie Nettles

How To: Reverse Roll-and-Whip Seam Finish

When it comes to sewing heirlooms for Easter and other special springtime events, we want the very best – not only the highest quality materials, but truly exquisite construction details as well. This tutorial I have to share with you from Jeannie Baumeister of The Old Fashioned Baby will help you...

April Internet Embroidery Club Designs are Live

Celebrate spring’s arrival with our April Internet Embroidery Club designs! These six whimsical motifs will coordinate beautifully on table linens; stitch the main design on the corner of placemats, then embellish the five smaller designs on matching napkins and coasters. The smaller designs are also the perfect size for adding embroidered accents...

Heirloom I Online Licensing Curriculum

Our new Heirloom I Online Licensing course starts in exactly one month (April 30)! This class will help you hone your beginning, intermediate and advanced heirloom sewing skills – and your teaching skills – all in the comfort of your own home. You’ll receive a curriculum of more than 20 sewing...

How To: Lace Rosette Bonnet Embellishments

Easter Sunday is just a week away, and there’s no better time for baby to wear a sweet little bonnet. This simple yet frilly bonnet by Jan Moore was made using the pattern “Old Fashioned Baby Bonnet” by Old Fashioned Baby, white pique and a Liberty of London floral print. The...

Sew a Peek-a-Boo Lace Hem

When I think about spring sewing, I think of pretty pastels, floral prints and fabulously fun trims – and this dress designed by Kari Mecca includes all three! Named the “Pink Parfait Dress,” the design is featured in Kari’s book More Sewing With Whimsy and includes one of Kari’s signature ribbon...

How to Sew Bias Binding on Sleeves

Designed by Michié Mooney, this adorable vintage-inspired boy’s baby bubble is embellished with bullion anchors and gingham bias binding. The design was made using Michié’s classic Creations by Michié “Sailor Bubble #105” pattern (sizes NB to 24M) and first appeared in our June/July 2014 issue of Sew Beautiful. Follow Michie’s tutorial below...

Spring Sewing Ideas & Event Updates

Happy spring, friends! This is such a wonderful time of the year for sewing. Easter and wedding season are right around the corner, and the warmer weather is sure to inspire fabulous new garment and home decor projects. We’re having a big Spring Into Savings Sale in our store this weekend,...

Register Now for Heirloom I Online Licensing!

We are so excited to announce that registration is open for our next Martha Pullen Online Licensing course… Heirloom I! The course will run April 30 – August 31, 2015. Click here to watch Martha’s announcement! Teacher licensing is a unique experience that blends the love of sewing with skill-building and...

Piping Tricks for Seam Allowances

We had a wonderful time in Atlanta this week at our School of Art Fashion Boutique! Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of you who joined us – we had “sew” much fun sewing and serging and laughing with you! Our next in-person event will be our “The Perfect...