Author Archives: Natalie Nettles

Christmas Pajama Embellishment Ideas

Wearing new holiday “jammies” on Christmas Eve is a long-standing tradition for many families. This year, why not forego the store-bought PJs and gather up some cute Christmas prints to create your own? The festive pajamas shown here were designed by Karen Faylor and featured in our November/December 2010 issue of Sew...

New Year Designs (December 2016 Monthly Designs)

A new year will soon be here — celebrate with our December 2016 monthly Internet Embroidery Club designs. This machine embroidery collection includes a cute Happy New Year design in two sizes — the smaller size fits 4×4-inch hoops and the larger size fits 5×7-inch hoops. This vintage-inspired motif would look...

Preview Our ‘Beginning Sewing’ Online Licensing!

Registration is open for our next online licensing event, Beginning Sewing: A Teacher’s Course! This course was originally offered as Teaching Beginning Sewing II, both online and as a popular in-person licensing retreat. The curriculum includes a wonderfully diverse collection of projects ranging from home decor projects and quilts to garments, bags, organizers,...

December IEC: New Year Embroidery Designs

A new year will soon be here — celebrate with our December 2016 monthly Internet Embroidery Club designs. This machine embroidery collection includes a cute Happy New Year embroidery design in two sizes — the smaller size fits 4×4-inch hoops and the larger size fits 5×7-inch hoops. This vintage-inspired motif would...

Free Smocking Graph: Scarlet Holiday

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! As we move ahead in the holiday season I know many of you are thinking more about your Christmas projects. This scarlet dupioni Christmas dress with black detailing features a narrow silk skirt band, beaded smocking and piping at the neckline and sleeves....

Festive Projects to Make for the Holidays

The holiday season is quickly approaching, and what a fun time it is for sewing! Between Christmas decor projects, festive garments and, of course, special handmade gifts for friends and family, there is so much to keep us busy this time of year. Below I’ve gathered together a few ideas for...

Stitch Special Gifts with our New Embroidery Club Designs

Are you looking for some special projects to stitch for friends and family this holiday season? Machine embroidery projects are perfect for creating thoughtful gifts that are also quick-and-easy to make — and who doesn’t need a little quick-and-easy in their lives around the holidays? We just released our new 2017 Internet...

5 Great Online Sewing Classes to Take

Our Martha Pullen events team is heading to Minneapolis this coming week for our School of Art Fashion Boutique! We can’t wait to see all of you who will be joining us, but if you can’t make it we have some wonderful online sewing course options available, too. You can still enroll in...

Christmas Designs (November 2016 Monthly Designs)

Have yourself a merry little Christmas with help from our new November Internet Embroidery Club designs! This month’s collection includes beautiful and festive designs you can use to deck the halls with holiday cheer. The first design features the words “I Wish You a Merry Christmas” forming the shape of a...

November IEC: Christmas Embroidery Designs

Have yourself a merry little Christmas with help from our new November Internet Embroidery Club designs! This month’s collection includes beautiful and festive Christmas embroidery designs you can use to deck the halls with holiday cheer. The first design features the words “I Wish You a Merry Christmas” forming the shape of a Christmas tree....