Online Licensing + Over 30 Projects = Sew Much Fun!


Projects, Projects, Projects!

What a wonderful time we have had these last couple of weeks during our in-person licensing events in Costa Mesa, CA. Thank you to all of you who joined us – we loved sewing, laughing and having an absolute blast with you all! The licensing fun will continue tomorrow when we kick off our newest online licensing course: Teaching Beginning Sewing II. I invite you to join me and the rest of our Beginning Sewing II team – Connie Palmer, Pam Mahshie, Peggy Dilbone, Alicia Welcher, Charlotte Potter and Martha Pullen – for this six-month online course. There are over 30 projects included in this curriculum, including a few that would be perfect for teaching beginning sewing to children and teens. Let’s take a look at some of these beautiful projects!

Martha Pullen jacket

Single Button Swing Jacket

To receive your license at the end of the course, you’ll need to complete seven projects – the Change It Up placemat or table runner; a fold away jewelry keeper; a grommet purse; a single button swing jacket; the Stars Over Alabama pillow; a traveler’s jewelry roll; and your choice of one bonus project.

The bonus projects you’ll receive are: a beach towel hideaway bag; a beribboned carry all; a child’s capri set; the Creativity Portfolio; gift bags; a decorative journal cover; a drawstring backpack; the Everything In Its Place organizer; a fold away needle keeper; hot dog pillowcases; the Knot an Ordinary Purse; magic corner napkins; the Patches and Fringe scarf; a photo hang-up; the Ride the Waves T-shirt; scrap catchers for your sewing machines; screened carry all bags; the Stars Over Alabama quilt; The Road to Huntsville quilt and pillow; a triple tiered skirt; the Vest of Many Options; and the Zip It Bag.

Martha Pullen table runner

Change It Up Table Runner

One question I’m often asked about our licensing events is whether you can take a licensing course even if you don’t want to teach. Yes, of course! We actually have many licensing students with no plans to teach sewing. The license that you will receive at the end of the course will give you shared copyright ownership of the course curriculum with Martha Pullen Company, which means you can either make the projects for sale without limit or, if you’re teaching, you can make as many copies of the project instructions as you need for your students. Regardless of whether teaching sewing is something you want to do, licensing allows you to immerse yourself in mastering a number of sewing techniques and gives you a great collection of licensed Martha Pullen patterns.

Another question you may have is whether our Teaching Beginning Sewing I licensing is a prerequisite for this course. No – our licensing courses are all independent of one another. The “II” in the title simply means that this is a different curriculum with a whole different set of projects for you to make since projects in each licensing curriculum are unique.

Martha Pullen purse

Grommet Purse

In addition to the great projects in this course, you’ll get Martha’s Beginning Sewing Notebook; tips on how to improve your teaching skills and much more. Throughout the course you’ll be able to correspond with myself and the rest of the licensing faculty, as well as the other students.

Here’s a note we received from Barbara Biles from Alabama, after she took one of our past online licensing courses:

“I wasn’t sure how the online class would work, but I love it. The excitement is on every message blog between teachers, other students, pictures and videos. With the video’s, I can have teachers with me for several months. If i missed something, I can re-watch videos as often as I need or I can contact teachers and get answers. The other students are very helpful and it is great to see all the completed projects. I am using all the wonderful material I bought from Martha’s schools so finally making a dent in my stash. Thank you so much for offering this online, I cannot wait for the next one!”

Won’t you join us for Teaching Beginning Sewing II? Click here to learn more or register for this online course – on our site, you can watch Martha’s video invitation, read more student testimonials, view the course outline and more.

If you haven’t checked out our new 2016 Internet Embroidery Club yet, be sure to visit our IEC site to do so! There are so many beautiful embroidery collections this year – four alphabets, heirloom designs, sizing labels, doll dress designs, frames and more.

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


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