Author Archives: Natalie Nettles

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...

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...