Author Archives: Natalie Nettles

Sneak Peek at Kari Mecca’s SOAF School

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from one of our favorite sewing teachers, Kari Mecca, at our School of Art Fashion Boutiques in Lakeland, Fla. March 2-4 and Atlanta, Ga. March 9-11! Kari is the owner and designer of Kari Me Away, a business catering to those who love sewing, embellishing and...

Valentine’s Day Treats & Lace Shaping Fun

Happy Valentine’s Day, friends! Do you want your sweetheart to give you the best Valentine’s gift ever – aka a trip to join us at a sewing event? I know just what you need to do: print out this newsletter, circle the event you want to attend on the schedule below...

Sneak Peek at Missy Billingsley’s SOAF School

We are so excited that one of our favorite sewing teachers, Missy Billingsley, will be teaching at our upcoming School of Art Fashion Boutiques in Lakeland, Fla. March 2-4 and Atlanta, Ga. March 9-11! Missy, a Martha Pullen Licensed Teacher and a Sulky Certified Instructor, travels around the country teaching classes...

Wildflower Fabric Project Ideas

The groundhog may say we’re in store for a few more weeks of winter this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start sewing for spring! If you’re looking for some bright, cheerful fabrics to put you in that warm weather sewing mood, be sure to check out the brand new...

Teaching Beginning Sewing Online Licensing Projects

Our next Martha Pullen Teaching Beginning Sewing Online Licensing course begins February 23! With 20+ projects to download and video tutorials to support the project instructions, this course prepares you to teach beginning sewing while offering a tried-and-true curriculum of projects ranging from home decorating and quilting to garment construction and...

Sew an Adorable Heart Appliqué

Join Us for Sewing Fun in Lakeland, FL or Atlanta, GA We’re just a few weeks away from our March School of Art Fashion Boutiques! What great projects and fun we have in store – please join Martha Pullen and our gang in Lakeland, FL March 2-4 or Atlanta, GA March...

Repurposing an Heirloom Garment

Incorporating parts of a family heirloom into a new creation is a wonderful way to add sentiment to a project. When Candy Stephenson found out she was going to have a new granddaughter, she knew she wanted to make something special to celebrate the baby’s arrival. For years, she’d been saving...

Embroidered Valentine Heart

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! If you’re looking for embroidery designs to help celebrate the occasion, we have just the ticket. Show your friends and loved ones how much they mean to you with this free-standing lace valentine heart, available as a free download on our website. It’s the...

Lady Sewing and Bouquets (February 2015 Monthly Designs)

Celebrate your love of sewing with our February 2015 Internet Embroidery Club designs. The “Lady Sewing” motif will make the perfect addition to your sewing bag or sewing machine cover, and would also be lovely stitched out in an antique frame for display. Pair the coordinating “Bouquet” design (available in two...

Chain Stitch Tutorial

Designed by Fiona Wynne of Australia, this adorable boy’s romper – “Thursday’s Child” – from issue #93 of Australian Smocking & Embroidery is perfect for special occasions. The crisp cotton pique design is exquisite, but the magic is all in the details: white on white smocking sprinkled with pale baby blue beads, blue...