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Preview Our Children’s Garment Construction Online Licensing

Registration is now open for our brand new online licensing, Children’s Garment Construction. Offered for the first time online, the course begins Oct. 25 and includes all the projects and techniques taught at our popular face-to-face retreat. The curriculum features the most darling collection of children’s garments, with the teaching focus on all the distinctive construction...

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Sneak Peek: Minneapolis School of Art Fashion Boutique

We’re heading to Minneapolis, MN Nov. 7-9 for another fun School of Art Fashion Boutique! Four great schools will be offered at this event, so you can choose just how you’d like to spend your time with us. Create fantastic projects with Connie Palmer, get a lesson in fitting with Cynthia Guffey, master the art of...

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Tutorial: Sew a Custom Ironing Board Cover!

When you spend a lot of time sewing, it’s important to have a space where you enjoy spending your time. And just like in the creation of a beautiful heirloom garment, the magic is all in the details. September is National Sewing Month, so now’s the perfect time to show your sewing space some...

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Preview Our New ‘Women’s Shirts’ Online Course with Cynthia Guffey!

Our Martha Pullen team recently spent some time in Cincinnati taping some new online courses, and we’re so excited to share them with you! Registration just opened for the first course, Women’s Shirts: The Best of Everything with Cynthia Guffey. Cynthia has been one of the most popular teachers at the Original Sewing & Quilt...

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Q&A with Designer Cynthia Guffey

Cynthia Guffey has been designing women’s clothing and teaching sewing for many years. She shares her effective, practical and simple fitting and construction techniques with students throughout the United States, offering seminars and workshops filled with information that results in beautifully fitted, custom-look clothing. She’s one of the most popular and sought-after instructors at the...

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September IEC: Fall Embroidery Designs

Stitch up some fun projects with our new September designs — two fabulous fall embroidery designs! Celebrate baby’s first Halloween with the adorable “My First Boo!” design. This motif will be so sweet stitched on a little shirt or onesie, or even a diaper cover or bib. The second design in this month’s collection is a...

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Fun Projects to Sew for Fall

Hello again, friends! We opened registration for two new Martha Pullen events this week: our live Minneapolis School of Art Fashion Boutique Nov. 7-9 as well as our first non-licensing online course, Women’s Shirts: The Best of Everything with Cynthia Guffey which begins Sept. 26. Cynthia has taught the last couple of years at our School of Art Fashion Boutique...

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What Our Students Think About Online Licensing

We kicked off our Heirloom I Online Licensing course this week, and registration is still open if you would like to join us! Don’t worry, you haven’t missed anything. Because the course is online, you can sew along with us all on your own schedule. The Heirloom I course curriculum includes more than 20...

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5 Great Heirloom Sewing Projects

What’s better than finding the perfect heirloom pattern to sew? Having a project kit for that pattern so you’ve got everything you need to make it, all in one convenient place! If you have ever been to one of our live and in-person events, you know that we put together beautiful project kits full...

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Heirloom I Online Licensing: All the Techniques!

We’re just a week away from kicking off our Heirloom I Online Licensing! A few weeks ago, I shared a preview with you of some of the more than 20 beautiful projects included in this curriculum, and today I’d like to focus on another great aspect of the course: all the techniques! You’ll master a lot...