Event Updates & Video Tutorials!

I’m excited to announce that registration is now open for our School of Art Fashion Boutique in Fredericksburg, VA Sept. 28-30; sign up for the School of your choice, where you’ll spend two-and-a-half days sewing with the best teachers, kits and materials ever! We are also getting ready for our live summer licensing events in Palm Harbor, FL. The Perfect Mix: Sew, Serge Embellish will be held July 21-26, and Children’s Garment Construction will be held July 28-August 2. Join us for a summer sewing vacation!

Speaking of great sewing instruction, we just added a lot of sewing video tutorials to our online store – these include hundreds of individual episodes of the long-running “Martha’s Sewing Room” PBS TV series, as well a bunch of our classic Martha Pullen Company DVDs that are now available to purchase as digital downloads for the first time. I would say that we have tutorials for pretty much any and every sewing technique imaginable. I’d like to share a couple of video previews with you – just click on the photos to watch!

Martha’s Sewing Room: Chain Stitch Quilting – In this clip, Alicia Welcher will show you how to create chain stitch “quilting” by serger. This is a decorative technique that we teach in our serger licensing classes – if you have taken our Serger I Licensing, you will recognize it from the Zippered Jewelry Keeper project! Here, Alicia shows you how to create a chain stitch “quilted” pocket on a tote. This episode also features tutorials for creating a hidden zipper bag by serger, lattice ribbon window designer techniques and the hand embroidered buttonhole stitch.

Smocking with Martha Pullen DVD – This is one of our most popular DVD workshops we’ve released over the years and a great introductory guide to anyone interested in smocking. In this clip, Martha will walk you through creating one of the stitches we do most in smocking – the cable stitch. Martha demonstrates a lot of other smocking stitches on the workshop and covers picture smocking and machine smocking, too.

Click here to explore all of the video download tutorials available in our online store!

Internet Embroidery Club members, be sure to log in to your account and download your new May bonus designs. The designs come with instructions for a pretty purse project!

We pray for the men and women serving our nation in harm’s way, and for all of you.

Much Love to You All & May God Bless,

Kathy McMakin