Editor’s Blog

Fun Sewing Projects for Boys

Dinosaurs and footballs and planes, oh my! We have a number of fun fabric prints perfect for boys in our online store, from Riley Blake’s “Oh Boy!” Collection designed by Lori Whitlock to the “Dinosaur” Collection from The RBD Designers. Below, check out a few playtime-approved project ideas you can make...

Tips for Coordinating Fabrics

Selecting fabric for a new project is always fun, but trying to mix and match multiple prints in one design can be tricky. Below, I’d like to share a few print-pairing tips from designer and teacher Martha Demere. Martha, who has studied embroidery technique both in the U.S. and abroad, graduated...

Summer Licensing Event Preview

We have been busy preparing for our 2015 in-person events, and I thought I’d tell you a little more about what we have coming up next on the calendar – our two July teacher licensing events in Palm Harbor, FL. Both of these licensings will be held at the beautiful Innisbrook...

In Memory of Joe Ross Pullen

This week we said “goodbye for now” to one of the behind the scenes leaders in the heirloom sewing industry – Joe Ross Pullen. Without Joe there would have never been a Martha Pullen Company. Many locally and abroad know Dr. Pullen as a pioneer and educator in implant dentistry. Others know...

Learn Children’s Garment Construction Techniques

Looking for a fun and educational summer sewing vacation? Join us for our “Children’s Garment Construction” Licensing in Palm Harbor, FL July 28 – August 2, 2015. This sewing retreat will be held at the beautiful Innisbrook Resort and is sure to be an unforgettable week with nationally recognized educators Peggy Dilbone,...

Create a Gathered Ribbon Rose

Wedding season is in full swing, and if you’re looking for the perfect gift to make for a special bride this dainty “Heart of Mine” pillow designed by Celine Girouard is just the ticket. This keepsake would make a perfect ring bearer pillow and is sure to be a treasured part of...

Sew, Serge and Embellish with us this July!

We are just a couple months away from our next live and in-person teacher licensing event, “The Perfect Mix: Sew, Serge and Embellish.” The event will be held July 21-26 in Palm Harbor, FL at the beautiful Innisbrook Resort, and we would love to have you join us! This sewing retreat...

Event Updates & Video Tutorials!

I’m excited to announce that registration is now open for our School of Art Fashion Boutique in Fredericksburg, VA Sept. 28-30; sign up for the School of your choice, where you’ll spend two-and-a-half days sewing with the best teachers, kits and materials ever! We are also getting ready for our live...

May Bonus IEC Designs + Purse Project are Live

Create a beautiful silk purse with this month’s bonus Internet Embroidery Club designs and project tutorial. These six floral designs are combined and then mirror-imaged on the front of this lovely silk dupioni purse, while a monogram design from the Renaissance Alphabet (part of your initial designs from the 2015 Internet...

Fun Project Ideas with Floral Fabric

Beautiful floral fabrics never go out of style, and there are so many fun ways you can incorporate them into your own sewing projects. We have a number of lovely floral fabric offerings available in our online store – from the vintage-inspired “Stiles Collection” from Liberty Lifestyle of Liberty Art Fabrics to...