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Fourth of July Embroidery Fun

The Fourth of July is just a week away! If you’re looking for some festive machine embroidery designs to help celebrate the occasion, we have just the ticket. From the Stars and the Stripes to fireworks to grilling fun, here are a few machine embroidery designs you can stitch up just...

Must-Have Notions for Your Sewing Room

From necessities like needles and thread to specialty tools like pleaters and lace-shaping boards, our online store carries a number of great notions to help you complete your sewing projects. And, with the 40% Off Coupon Sale going on today, June 24 in the store, you can save 40% off all...

Live & In-Person Licensing Testimonials

Our summer Martha Pullen Teacher Licensing events in Palm Harbor, FL are just around the corner!  “The Perfect Mix – Sew, Serge and Embellish” will be held July 21-26, and “Children’s Garment Construction” will take place July 28-August 2. We invite you to join teachers Connie Palmer, Kathy McMakin, Peggy Dilbone, Martha Pullen and Alicia...

Event News & Classic Cotton Project Ideas

We’re just a little over a month away from our two summer licensings in Palm Harbor, FL! Both events – The Perfect Mix: Sew, Serge and Embellish July 21-26 and Children’s Garment Construction July 28-Aug. 2 – will be held at the beautiful Innisbrook Resort and we still have a couple...

Have Afternoon Tea with Martha Pullen!

Would you like to meet Martha Pullen? You can this July in Palm Harbor, FL! We will be in Palm Harbor for two back-to-back teacher licensing events in July, and we just opened registration for a special Afternoon Tea with Martha Pullen event that will take place between the two licensings on...

Tips for Unique Trims & Embellishments

Perfectly pairing multiple fabrics into one design can be easy with help from designer Lindsay Wilkes. The owner and creative force behind popular blog The Cottage Mama has built her signature style around mixing and matching fabric prints. Her ability to pull together multiple patterned fabrics, often from different manufacturers, lets her create truly...

Create a Vintage Tucked Lace Gown

Created by designer Laurie Anderson, this vintage tucked lace gown is a reproduction of an antique baby dress. The original gown was given to Laurie by her mother-in-law and featured lace that fanned out onto the skirt from the yoke. When Laurie began examining how it was made she became intrigued...

Great Techniques to Learn this Summer

Our summer licensing retreats are just around the corner, and I am so excited to see all of you who will be joining us! Both events – The Perfect Mix: Sew, Serge and Embellish July 21-26 and Children’s Garment Construction July 28-Aug. 2 – will be held at the beautiful Innisbrook...

Make a Whimsical Scalloped Trim

Kari Mecca’s whimsical trims and embellishments can turn any ordinary sewing project into a true work of art. In her Whimsy Flowers & Trims book and companion DVD, she shares step-by-step instruction for a number of fabulous trims and flowers – including this beautiful scalloped trim. These scallops can quickly and...

How To: Alternating Cable Stitch with Beading

Designed by Angela Bostick, this sundress from issue #91 of Australian Smocking & Embroidery is just as sweet as can be! Made of soft pink and yellow pique, the sunny design can be made in sizes 4, 5 and 6 years. The bodice features a shaped yoke trimmed with whipstitch piping,...