Editor’s Blog

A Cuddle Giraffe Kit Giveaway + Tips From Connie

Enter for your chance to win a cute Cuddle Giraffe Kit! We’ve recently announced a few dates for the first of our 2017 live-and-in-person Martha Pullen events, and to celebrate we’re having a giveaway with Shannon Fabrics! We’ve partnered with Shannon Fabrics for a couple of years now for our live retreats,...

10 Children’s Garment Construction Techniques to Master

Our new online licensing begins in just a couple weeks: Children’s Garment Construction! There are more than 30 projects included in this course curriculum, with wonderful details and techniques designed into each one. You’ll receive beautifully illustrated written instructions and patterns plus step-by-step video tutorials for all of the projects and a wide...

7 Great Fabrics For Your Stash

There are a number of heirloom fabric staples that are nice to have on hand for any project that may arise. And, with our huge Stock-tober Sale happening in our online shop this October, now is the perfect time to stock up and save! From batiste to cotton to linen, here are seven...

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October IEC: Thanksgiving Embroidery Designs

Embroider some fun projects with our new October designs — three Thanksgiving embroidery designs! This collection includes three designs: a boy pilgrim, a girl pilgrim and a precious “My First (Turkey) Day” motif. The pilgrim designs are perfect to embroider on garments for little ones to wear on Thanksgiving, and they’d be pretty cute...

How to Sew a Blind Hem

The bishop dress is one of the most loved heirloom children’s garment designs of all time. It’s a versatile pattern that can be constructed in specialty fabrics for baby’s Sunday best, or in classic cotton for more casual occasions. One of my favorite bishop designs is the angel-sleeve bishop Karen Bosch...

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Preview Our Children’s Garment Construction Online Licensing

Registration is now open for our brand new online licensing, Children’s Garment Construction. Offered for the first time online, the course begins Oct. 25 and includes all the projects and techniques taught at our popular face-to-face retreat. The curriculum features the most darling collection of children’s garments, with the teaching focus on all...

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Sneak Peek: Minneapolis School of Art Fashion Boutique

We’re heading to Minneapolis, MN Nov. 7-9 for another fun School of Art Fashion Boutique! Four great schools will be offered at this event, so you can choose just how you’d like to spend your time with us. Create fantastic projects with Connie Palmer, get a lesson in fitting with Cynthia Guffey, master...

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Tutorial: Sew a Custom Ironing Board Cover!

When you spend a lot of time sewing, it’s important to have a space where you enjoy spending your time. And just like in the creation of a beautiful heirloom garment, the magic is all in the details. September is National Sewing Month, so now’s the perfect time to show your...

Preview Our New ‘Women’s Shirts’ Online Course with Cynthia Guffey!

Our Martha Pullen team recently spent some time in Cincinnati taping some new online courses, and we’re so excited to share them with you! Registration just opened for the first course, Women’s Shirts: The Best of Everything with Cynthia Guffey. Cynthia has been one of the most popular teachers at the Original...

Q&A with Designer Cynthia Guffey

Cynthia Guffey has been designing women’s clothing and teaching sewing for many years. She shares her effective, practical and simple fitting and construction techniques with students throughout the United States, offering seminars and workshops filled with information that results in beautifully fitted, custom-look clothing. She’s one of the most popular and sought-after...