Editor’s Blog

Make a Serger Tote with Missy Billingsley

We have a brand new online course we’re so excited to share with you: Sensational Serger Tote taught by Missy Billingsley! This course will walk you through creating a large and roomy tote completely by serger. “Anybody that wants to take a course for a fabulous tote should take this course,”...

New Book Preview: My Doll, My Style

Do you love to sew doll clothes? There’s an adorable new book available from doll clothes expert Anna Allen, owner and author of the popular website Doll it Up! My Doll, My Style features a stylish collection of small-scale clothes designed for an 18-inch doll. With more than a dozen designs and accessories...

Transform a Tea Apron into a Pretty Pinafore!

We love to admire our treasured family heirlooms, yet we often keep them tucked away in our attics for “someday.” Designer Mary Caviness found a way to put one of her family linens to good use by turning this once tea apron for the stylish hostess of the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s into something...

August IEC: Cross Embroidery Designs

Our August 2018 monthly Internet Embroidery Club collection features four multi-colored cross embroidery designs. Three of the designs fit 5×7 hoops and one design fits 4×4 hoops. These beautiful crosses will add the perfect touch to christening gown projects and more. The sizes of these cross embroidery designs are as follows:...

Vintage Inspiration: Sew a Peek-a-Boo Sleeve

This beautiful tucked and lace dress is a treasure from Martha Pullen’s renowned collection of antique garments. Dating from between 1890 and 1910, the remarkable pink visiting dress came from a New England estate. One-quarter-inch release tucks grace the shoulders, bodice and skirt. Embroidered ecru netting softens the square neck, and...

10 Ways to Improve Your Applique

Adorable appliquéd children’s garments are as popular as ever. Whether you’re looking to try appliqué for the first time or simply improve your technique, we have the perfect article for you. “10 Ways to Improve Your Applique” from designer Debbie Glenn appeared in our July/August 2005 issue of Sew Beautiful magazine....

A Glimpse at Our Take on the Royal Christening Gown

Learn how to sew a wide gathered netting ruffle The “Royal Netting Christening Gown,” designed by Connie Palmer and featured in our book Sewing for a Royal Baby, was inspired by the famous christening gown worn by generations of British royal babies. The gown has been back in the spotlight this week with...

Sew a No-Pattern Sundress with Smocking

As much as we love to sew, we don’t necessarily want to be glued to the sewing machine 24/7 during the sunshiny summer months. Still, we love seeing our little ones twirling in the green grass or hiding their toes in the sand dressed in our handiwork. Smock this colorful fish...

July IEC: Sewing Motifs and Needle Book Project

Celebrate your love of sewing with our July 2018 monthly embroidery designs. This collection includes two single-colored sewing motifs: a vintage-inspired spool and a companion pincushion. Both designs fit 4×4-inch hoops and coordinate with the Filigree collection from our 2017 Internet Embroidery Club. We’ll also show you how to use these new...

Behind the Scenes with Joe Vecchiarelli

Our team was back in the studio last week taping new online courses with a special guest: Joe Vecchiarelli! Joe has worked in the fashion industry for over four decades, and many of you have enjoyed his classes at our live Original Sewing & Quilt EXPO events. His upcoming online courses will include...