Editor’s Blog

Free Sunflower Smocking Graph: Les Tournesols

Laura Jenkins Thompson’s Pascale pattern is a true classic. The darling French-inspired design was first introduced in the January 2002 issue of Sew Beautiful magazine and has been featured dozens of times since. Part of this simple, timeless design’s versatility is the fact that you can make it so many different ways. Sixty-four different ways, to...

Tutorial: Create the Cutest Rickrack Trim

As the little ones head back to school, there are all sorts of sweet garments we can create for the season ahead. Of course, a classic jumper is one of the first things that comes to mind for this time of year. Take a look at this little jumper created by designer Laurie Anderson....

The Ultimate Guide to Online Licensing

Our Teaching Beginning Sewing online licensing course is off and running, and there’s still time to enroll if you want to join in on the fun. This wonderful course includes more than 20 projects for you to create as you hone your sewing skills with our licensing team. Not sure if online licensing is...

August IEC: Back to School Embroidery

Send your little ones to school in style with our August 2017 Internet Embroidery Club designs! This sweet collection features six designs including apples, a chalkboard, crayons, an old-fashioned school house and a school bus. These classic school-time motifs will be cute-as-a-button on back to school outfits, backpacks, lunchboxes and more. They’d also be...

Texture Stitching: Flower Smocking Tutorial

Have you ever tried your hand at flower smocking? This old-fashioned technique is achieved by stitching a series of pulled stitches and slack stitches worked over a grid. In this tutorial from our Sew Beautiful: Sewing Favorites for Summer special issue, designer Paige Alexander walks you step-by-step through creating this age-old technique. Paige’s finished handwork...

How to Embroider a Pistil Stitch Flower

Embroidered flowers always make lovely embellishments. And, just like real flowers, there are so many different types and variations available.In this tutorial, learn how to embroider a pistil stitch flower. This unique flower is described as a “French knot on a stem,” and it’s shown here on Debbie Shepherd’s fun Kaleidiscope dress pattern from...

The Reviews are IN for Online Licensing

Our next online licensing course, Teaching Beginning Sewing, kicks off soon! This fun and interactive online learning experience includes patterns and step-by-step video tutorials for more than 20 fantastic projects as well as lots of other fun content. It all results in a Martha Pullen teacher’s license, which, once received, makes you a co-owner...

Preview Our October School of Art Fashion Boutique

Our events team is heading back to Fredericksburg, VA this fall for our next School of Art Fashion Boutique! The fun begins Oct. 2, and we have five terrific class retreat options for you. You can become a licensed Martha Pullen teacher with Kathy McMakin and Alicia Welcher; make an adorable little girls outfit...

Online Licensing and the Sweetest Baby Quilt

Have you heard? We have a fantastic early bird registration offer happening right now for our upcoming Teaching Beginning Sewing Online Licensing. Any of you who enroll by July 17, 2017 will receive Missy Billingsley’s Sweet Baby Quilt video download. This is one of Missy’s most popular workshops, and you will have so much fun creating this...

July IEC: Summer Embroidery Designs

Stitch up some sweet summertime projects with our July 2017 monthly collection, featuring three summer embroidery designs. Who doesn’t love a nice cold ice cream treat on a hot summer day? The cute Banana Split & Cones design and coordinating Ice Cream Cones design are ideal for summer children’s clothing or kitchen items. Of...