Author Archives: Natalie Nettles

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...

Register for Virginia’s School of Art Fashion Boutique!

Registration is now open for Martha Pullen’s September School of Art Fashion Boutique! The event will be held in Fredericksburg, VA Sept. 28-30 at the Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center. Sign up for the School of your choice, where you’ll sew with your teacher for the full two-and-a-half day duration of...

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas to Sew

Want to make something special this Mother’s Day? Sew a handmade gift with a downloadable pattern from our online store. The six projects featured here are all available to download instantly, so you can start creating right away. Whether you’re sewing for your own mother – or helping the grandkids create...

Floral Designs (May 2015 Monthly Designs)

Add beautiful floral detail to your upcoming projects with our May Internet Embroidery Club designs. These four coordinating motifs include a Floral Wreath and Swag as well as decorative “HIS” and “HERS” Lettering. Combine the designs or stitch them separately on towels, pillows, robes and more to create elegant couples gifts...