Editor’s Blog

Book Review: Making Luna Lapin

Take a look inside the charming world of Luna Lapin We have the most darling new book available in our online shop! Making Luna Lapin by Sarah Peel tells the story of Luna – a quiet and kind rabbit with impeccable taste. In the book, Sarah shows you how to make Luna as well as...

Free Pattern: Make this Cute Easter Bunny Purse!

Have you ever seen anything as precious as this lace and ribbon Easter Bunny purse? This darling accessory designed by JoAnn Hearn made its first appearance in issue #93 of Sew Beautiful. The original bunny face was hand embroidered, which inspired us to digitize the face so you can machine embroider it in...

April IEC: Spring and Wedding Embroidery Designs

Internet Embroidery Club members: have you downloaded your April 2017 monthly designs? Create special projects with this elegant spring and wedding embroidery collection. There are three designs included: a doves and wreath motif, a flower garland and wedding rings. These designs will add a lovely touch to wedding handkerchiefs, ring bearer pillows,...

5 Things You’ll Love About Online Licensing

Heirloom Sewing: Creating Priceless Treasures Class is in session for our new ‘Creating Priceless Treasures’ online licensing course, and we are keeping registration open for a short time if you’d like to join us! Whether you plan to teach sewing, make items to sell or simply advance your own sewing skills...

Free Easter Machine Embroidery Designs

If you’re looking for some cute Easter machine embroidery designs, be sure to download these free chick motifs available here on our website. We shared these designs in our newsletter last week, and received such a great response that we wanted to make sure our blog readers saw them, too! These...

You’re Invited to Our ‘Priceless Treasures’ Online Licensing

We just kicked off our new online licensing, Heirloom Sewing: Creating Priceless Treasures! I shared a special sneak peek with you when we opened registration, and today I’d like to tell you a little more about all the sewing fun in store for this course. Students will receive more than 30...

Rickrack Insertion Hem Tutorial

When you’re looking for a sweet springtime embellishment, you can never go wrong with rickrack. On the darling bishop dress shown here, designer Cindy Hayes used rickrack on the smocked neckline as well as in a unique bridging on the skirt hem. It’s such an impressive, yet easy design element. Follow...

Master These Core Embroidery Skills

Learning how to machine embroider can feel overwhelming for beginners. With the different types of threads and needles and stabilizers and hoops, how do you know what to use? For our newest online course, we want to take the mystery out of machine embroidery for you. Core Embroidery Skills: A Four-Part...

Free Easter Smocking Graph + Pleating Tips

We all want our stitched projects to have a uniquely handmade look — without looking noticeably homemade. In smocking, keeping the pleats straight during construction is important for giving your garment a professional look. We’ve gathered together some expert tips for neat pleats that designer Michie’ Mooney shared in our March/April 2012...

March IEC: Woodland Floral Coordinates

We have a special treat for Internet Embroidery Club members this month: a new collection of embroidery designs that coordinate with the Woodland Floral Alphabet from the 2017 IEC. Included in this collection is a floral bird, rabbit, clover, pineapple and rooster in both one-color and multi-color formats. Pair these motifs with letters...