Editor’s Blog

Easter Project Ideas & Inspiration

I’m excited to share that registration is open for our brand new online licensing: Serger, Serger! Fundamentals and Creative Flourishes. This course will run April 30 – September 30, 2016 and includes all the projects and techniques shared in our popular Serger II face-to-face teacher licensing. Visit our online licensing site...

Serger, Serger! Fundamentals and Creative Flourishes Online Licensing

Registration is now open for our NEW Martha Pullen Online Licensing course: Serger, Serger! Fundamentals and Creative Flourishes, which will run April 30 – Sept. 30, 2016! This Serger Licensing curriculum includes all the projects and techniques shared in our popular Serger II in-person teacher licensing retreats. We invite you to join us...

Event Updates & A Smocked Heart Tutorial!

Happy Valentine’s Day, friends! I’m so excited to announce that registration is open for our brand new Martha Pullen licensing – Heirloom and More: Essentials to Indulgences – which will be in Schaumburg, IL Oct. 12-17, 2016. You are going to love this all-new curriculum of heirloom designs, gorgeous embroideries, classic...

Technique Tutorial: Heirloom Hidden Hem

Did you know today, Feb. 6, is Lace Day? Not that we heirloom sewists need any extra reason to celebrate lace, but celebrate we shall with a fabulous lace technique! This heirloom hidden hem tutorial from Jeannie Downs Baumeister of The Old Fashioned Baby was featured in our March/April 2011 issue...

Shannon Fabrics

Shannon Fabrics + A Swaddle Blanket Kit Giveaway!

Learn all about Shannon Fabrics and enter for your chance to win this sweet Swaddle Blanket Kit We are partnering again in 2016 with Shannon Fabrics for our live and in-person Martha Pullen Teacher Licensing events, and we would like to share what they have to offer. Shannon Fabrics, Inc, founded in 1995...

February IEC: Shamrock Embroidery Designs

2016 Internet Embroidery Club members, your new February designs are ready to download! This month’s collection includes two shamrock embroidery designs – one says “LUCKY” with a row of five little shamrocks underneath, and the other is an elegant “Heirloom Shamrock” motif. These shamrock embroidery designs are perfect for a variety...

Preview Our Cleveland School of Art Fashion Boutique

Registration is now open for our School of Art Fashion Boutique in Cleveland, OH March 29-30! We’re offering three schools at this event, so you can choose just how you want to spend your time with us. Create an heirloom masterpiece with Connie Palmer, take your machine embroidery skills to the...

valentine smocking

Valentine Project Ideas & Inspiration

Don’t you just love sewing for Valentine’s Day? Smocked hearts, embroidered roses and pretty red-and-pink prints – what could be sweeter? I think my only wish would be that we had just a little more time to plan for the holiday – after all, wasn’t it just Christmas, then New Year’s...

16 Valentine Sewing Ideas

Are you looking for some sweet projects to sew for Valentine’s Day? You’ve come to the right place! We’ve gathered together all sorts of heart and Valentine sewing ideas to inspire you – from adorable outfits to make for your little Valentine to cute machine embroidery designs you can use to...

Technique Tutorial: Decorative Ric Rac Neckline

Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it! If you’re looking for a cute dress to make a little one for the occasion, I have just the ticket for you. Designed by Annette Drysdale, this adorable pink dress adorned with sweet picture smocked hearts is actually named “Birthday Surprise,” but...