Editor’s Blog

Preview Our NEW ‘Celebrating Sergers’ Online Licensing

It’s here! Our brand new online licensing — Celebrating Sergers: Tricks, Trends, Technique and Tradition — is open for registration. Offered for the first time online, this course is taught by Kathy McMakin, Alicia Welcher, Connie Palmer, Pam Mahshie and Missy Billingsley. It includes so many wonderful projects and techniques; in...

September IEC: Little Script Alphabet

We have a wonderful monthly collection for Internet Embroidery Club members this September: a brand new alphabet! The Little Script Alphabet includes lovely script letter designs in A-Z, plus a coordinating Little Script Frame that the letters will fit perfectly inside. The small letters will add an elegant touch to any...

Sneak Peek: November School of Art Fashion

Want to join the Martha Pullen team live and in-person? Registration is now open for the School of Art Fashion Boutique in Minneapolis, MN on November 7 and 8! We are offering four fun schools at this retreat: sew an adorable little girls outfit and matching doll dress with Connie Palmer...

Whipped Chain Stitch Tutorial

Back-to-school season is in full swing, and we have the cutest little dress for your little one to wear to class. The pattern for this corduroy tunic named Top of the Class is featured in issue #94 of Australian Smocking & Embroidery. Designed by Julie Graue, the dress is embroidered around the hemline...

Free Sunflower Smocking Graph: Les Tournesols

Laura Jenkins Thompson’s Pascale pattern is a true classic. The darling French-inspired design was first introduced in the January 2002 issue of Sew Beautiful magazine and has been featured dozens of times since. Part of this simple, timeless design’s versatility is the fact that you can make it so many different ways. Sixty-four...

Tutorial: Create the Cutest Rickrack Trim

As the little ones head back to school, there are all sorts of sweet garments we can create for the season ahead. Of course, a classic jumper is one of the first things that comes to mind for this time of year. Take a look at this little jumper created by...

The Ultimate Guide to Online Licensing

Our Teaching Beginning Sewing online licensing course is off and running, and there’s still time to enroll if you want to join in on the fun. This wonderful course includes more than 20 projects for you to create as you hone your sewing skills with our licensing team. Not sure if...

August IEC: Back to School Embroidery

Send your little ones to school in style with our August 2017 Internet Embroidery Club designs! This sweet collection features six designs including apples, a chalkboard, crayons, an old-fashioned school house and a school bus. These classic school-time motifs will be cute-as-a-button on back to school outfits, backpacks, lunchboxes and more....

Texture Stitching: Flower Smocking Tutorial

Have you ever tried your hand at flower smocking? This old-fashioned technique is achieved by stitching a series of pulled stitches and slack stitches worked over a grid. In this tutorial from our Sew Beautiful: Sewing Favorites for Summer special issue, designer Paige Alexander walks you step-by-step through creating this age-old...

How to Embroider a Pistil Stitch Flower

Embroidered flowers always make lovely embellishments. And, just like real flowers, there are so many different types and variations available.In this tutorial, learn how to embroider a pistil stitch flower. This unique flower is described as a “French knot on a stem,” and it’s shown here on Debbie Shepherd’s fun Kaleidiscope...