Editor’s Blog

March 2015 IEC Designs are Live

Stitch up some Easter fun with our new March 2015 Internet Embroidery Club designs! This set of three coordinating motifs will look great on seasonal table linens and decorative tea towels. They are also perfect for baby’s Easter Sunday accessories, such as a receiving blanket or a bib. The main design (Easter-1)...

Licensing Update & Heirloom Sewing Tips

If you thought you missed it, you didn’t! Registration has been extended for our “Online Licensing: Teaching Beginning Sewing” – sign up now. Have you missed anything? No! Not one thing! This is a 24/7 course, so you can watch the videos, download the handouts, ask questions to your instructors or...

Smocking Tutorial: Trailing Vine

Designed by Lorraine Bergeron, this precious bishop bubble – “Once Upon a Time” – from issue #93 of Australian Smocking & Embroidery looks like it may have floated in straight from a fairy tale. With lace-trimmed sleeves, whimsical trailing vine smocking and perfect little rosebud embroidery, it’s comfortable enough for playtime...

Learn How to Teach Sewing… & How to Teach it Well!

Our “Online Licensing: Teaching Beginning Sewing” course kicks off this Monday, Feb. 23! If teaching others how to sew is something you’d like to do, I hope you will join us for this class. Not only will we prepare you to teach beginning sewing with a ready-made curriculum of over 20...

How to Sew a Featherstitch

This “Glorious Splendor” crazy patch quilt designed by handwork expert Gloria McKinnon features a whole library of embroidery stitches created with silk threads and ribbons. Among the gorgeous array of stitches is the featherstitch — a beautiful surface embroidery stitch that has a delicate, vine-like appearance. Follow Gloria’s step-by-step tutorial from...

Martha’s School of Art Fashion Video Invitation

Our March School of Art Fashion Boutique events in Lakeland, Fla. March 2-4 and Atlanta, Ga. March 9-11 are just around the corner, and we hope you can join us! We have six fabulous sewing schools planned, plus you’ll get to have fun with Martha Pullen herself! Martha will be on hand...

Sneak Peek at Kari Mecca’s SOAF School

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from one of our favorite sewing teachers, Kari Mecca, at our School of Art Fashion Boutiques in Lakeland, Fla. March 2-4 and Atlanta, Ga. March 9-11! Kari is the owner and designer of Kari Me Away, a business catering to those who love sewing, embellishing and...

Valentine’s Day Treats & Lace Shaping Fun

Happy Valentine’s Day, friends! Do you want your sweetheart to give you the best Valentine’s gift ever – aka a trip to join us at a sewing event? I know just what you need to do: print out this newsletter, circle the event you want to attend on the schedule below...

Sneak Peek at Missy Billingsley’s SOAF School

We are so excited that one of our favorite sewing teachers, Missy Billingsley, will be teaching at our upcoming School of Art Fashion Boutiques in Lakeland, Fla. March 2-4 and Atlanta, Ga. March 9-11! Missy, a Martha Pullen Licensed Teacher and a Sulky Certified Instructor, travels around the country teaching classes...

Wildflower Fabric Project Ideas

The groundhog may say we’re in store for a few more weeks of winter this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start sewing for spring! If you’re looking for some bright, cheerful fabrics to put you in that warm weather sewing mood, be sure to check out the brand new...