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Preview Our Vintage, Classic, Contemporary Licensing

We are heading to Atlanta, GA July 17-22 for our next face-to-face Martha Pullen event – our Vintage, Classic, Contemporary Licensing Retreat – and we would love to have you join us! The event will be taught by me, Alicia Welcher, Connie Palmer and Peggy Dilbone. We premiered this curriculum last...

Take the 2016 Sewing in America Survey

Take this survey for a free digital pattern and a chance to win a $500 shopping spree! What types of projects do you love to sew? What would you like to see more and less of in the sewing marketplace? You can let us know all about your sewing preferences by...

Pattern Inspiration: Pascale Through the Years

One of the most popular patterns we ever published in Sew Beautiful was Laura Jenkins Thompson’s beautiful Pascale. This charming little French dress first graced the January 2002 edition (issue #80); that was the issue photographed at Chateau du Plessis-Fortia in the Loire Valley in France. Laura designed the capped sleeve...

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May IEC: Wedding Embroidery Collection

Create beautiful wedding gifts with our May 2016 Internet Embroidery Club designs. This collection includes six coordinating wedding embroidery designs: a Lily of the Valley design, a Border, a Corner Border, a Cross, and Doves (both with a connecting border and a regular border). These elegant motifs would be lovely on...

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Serger, Serger! Early Registration Bonus Offer Extended

Great news! We have extended the deadline for our Serger, Serger! Online Licensing early registration BONUS until Saturday (April 30, 2016). Don’t miss this chance to receive Kathy McMakin’s Knit Baby Daygown and Bonnets instructional video absolutely free, along with the shared copyright on the instructions, so you can teach these...

Serger Tutorial: Lettuce-Edge Hem

I love sewing on knits, especially with my serger. Differential feed is definitely your friend when serging on any kind of stretchy fabric, making those seams nice and flat! One of the most popular classes I teach at live events is my Knit Baby Daygown & Bonnets class — it’s a...

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Video: Online Licensing With Martha Pullen

Martha Pullen Online Licensing is a unique learning experience that blends the love of sewing and serging with skill-building and business opportunity. In the video above, Martha Pullen talks all about how our licensing programs work and the many benefits of taking one of our licensing courses online. Our next Martha Pullen...

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You’re Invited to Our ‘Serger, Serger!’ Online Licensing

Enroll by April 24 to receive a free bonus project! Update: The deadline to receive this bonus has been extended to Saturday, April 30! Watch our Serger, Serger! video preview: We’re just a couple weeks away from kicking off our brand new online licensing, Serger, Serger! Fundamentals and Creative Flourishes. I shared...

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Serger French Seam Tutorial

Did you know April is National Serger Month? I have a great serger technique to share with you in honor of this occasion – the serger French seam. Designed to enclose and hide raw edges, French seams can add such a beautiful, professional-looking finish to your sewing projects. Best of all,...

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How to Embroider and Sew English Cotton Netting

We talk a lot about sewing for little ones, but it’s good to remind ourselves to sew for ourselves too! With spring’s arrival, I know I’d love to have a new piece or two for my warm weather wardrobe — and while thumbing through some back issues of Sew Beautiful, this...