Editor’s Blog

Embroidery Inspiration for the New Year

Happy New Year, friends! With a new year under way, I’m sure many of you are making sewing resolutions – whether you are planning projects, vowing to learn a new technique or promising yourself you’ll finally complete those unfinished projects in the corner of your sewing room. January is a great...

January 2015 IEC Designs are Live

Happy New Year! We are so excited to share our January 2015 Internet Embroidery Club designs with you. The first of the monthly surprises in store for IEC members this year, this collection includes four heart and floral designs that fit your 4×4-inch hoops. Stitch one or more of these designs on a boudoir...

Crazy Patch How To: Looped Cretan Stitch

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! Now that the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is winding down, it’s time to get back to what we all love – sewing. I have a great stitch how-to from our dear friend Gloria McKinnon to share with you this week....

A Special Christmas Message from Martha

Birth Announcement John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his...

Last-Minute Christmas Embroidery Ideas

With just five days to go until Christmas, I know many of you are winding down your holiday sewing. But sometimes you need that last-minute something to make everything come together – a quick decorative accent to add that final touch to your decorations or perhaps an easy gift to complete...

Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas

Editor’s Note: From Dec. 8-19, we’ll be celebrating the holiday season in a number of fun ways — from project tutorials to gift ideas and more. We’ll also keep you in the loop about our 12 Days of Deals sale happening in our online store, so be sure to check back each day for...

Dressing Up Knit Daygowns

Can you believe we are just one week away from Christmas day? It seems that no matter how much I try to plan for the holidays, there are just a few things that always come down to the wire. If you’re in the same boat and looking for a quick baby...

Christmas Rose Ornament Project

If you’re looking for a beautiful, easy gift to make for a friend, these Christmas Rose Ornaments are just the ticket. Designed by Kari Mecca (karimeaway.com), the festive ribbon blooms first appeared in our November/December 2012 edition of Sew Beautiful and can be made quickly and easily using Whimsy Sticks and...

Vintage Inspiration: New Zealand Basket Pillow

Editor’s Note: From Dec. 8-19, we’ll be celebrating the holiday season in a number of fun ways — from project tutorials to gift ideas and more. We’ll also keep you in the loop about our 12 Days of Deals sale happening in our online store, so be sure to check back each day for...

How To: Fabric Sash Keeper

Editor’s Note: From Dec. 8-19, we’ll be celebrating the holiday season in a number of fun ways — from project tutorials to gift ideas and more. We’ll also keep you in the loop about our 12 Days of Deals sale happening in our online store, so be sure to check back each day for...