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January IEC: Heart Embroidery Designs

Internet Embroidery Club members, we’re so excited to share the first of our monthly 2017 Internet Embroidery Club designs with you! This seasonal collection includes two lovely heart embroidery designs: a row of three hearts and a larger single heart, both available in two sizes for 4×4 and 5×7 inch hoops. Mix and match...

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5 Reasons to Become a Licensed Martha Pullen Teacher

2017 is nearly here – have you thought about your New Year’s resolutions yet? The new year is a great time to set sewing-related goals for yourself — maybe you want to create a certain number of projects, master new techniques or share your skills by teaching others to sew. No matter your resolution,...

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Creative Christmas Gift Wrap Ideas

Giving presents to loved ones is one of the best parts of the holiday season. We’ve shared inspiration all season for special handmade gifts to make, and today we’ve gathered together some creative last-minute gift wrapping ideas. They’re perfect for those special gifts you’ve stitched, but you can certainly use them on your store-bought...

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10 Quick Christmas Embroidery Ideas

With just a week to go until Christmas, time’s winding down to work on holiday projects. But if you’re looking for some fast and easy ideas that’ll help you finish everything on your gift list, machine embroidery is just the ticket. Below, we’ve gathered together 10 of our favorite festive machine embroidery designs from...

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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 Beautiful magazine. Choose your...

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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, accessories and more....

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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 look great stitched...

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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. Isn’t it gorgeous?...

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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 your holiday sewing:...

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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 Embroidery Club this week,...