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Meet Our Teacher Licensing Team

We are so excited about our upcoming summer teacher licensing events – “The Perfect Mix – Sew, Serge and Embellish” July 21-26, and “Children’s Garment Construction” July 28-August 2. Both of these licensings will be held in Palm Harbor, FL at the beautiful Innisbrook Resort and taught by Connie Palmer, Kathy...

Free Sand Pail Summer Smocking Plate

Need a little summer sewing inspiration? Take a look at this adorable smocking plate designed by Michié Mooney, which was originally featured in our July/August 2006 edition of Sew Beautiful. With picture smocked sand pails stitched in colorful hues, it is pure summer fun! Follow Michié’s graph and instructions below to...

Sewing in Red, White and Blue

No color combination exemplifies summertime quite like red, white and blue! Nautical-inspired clothing is perennially popular in summer children’s clothing, and patriotic designs are perfectly on trend from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Below, check out some ideas for red, white and blue projects you can stitch up this summer. With...

Must-Have Fabrics for Your Stash

We’ve talked a lot about fabric prints here lately, but today let’s take some time to get back to the basics – the must-have fabric staples for your sewing stash. From batiste to cottons to linen, these are the versatile fabrics that are great to have on hand for any special...

Summer Savings Start Now!

We just kicked off our Friends & Family Summer Savings event in our online store, and what better way to get ready for summer projects than to stock up on savings! From now through Sunday, June 7, you can save 40% off nearly everything in our store when you use coupon...

How to Make Beaded Flowers

Have you ever seen a journal cover as pretty and elegant as this one? Named “Melody,” the gorgeous cover is featured in Australian Smocking & Embroidery Issue 89 and was designed by Nancy McEvoy, whose designs have frequently been featured in both Australian Smocking & Embroidery and Sew Beautiful magazines. It is...

June Internet Embroidery Club Designs are Live

Create one-of-a-kind gifts and home décor projects with our new June 2015 Internet Embroidery Club designs. This lovely floral and bow frame is available to download in two sizes to fit your 4×4- and 5×7-inch hoops, and it can be stitched with a wing-needle-filled center or a plain center inside the...

Summer Sewing Ideas for Girls

Summertime is just around the corner, and if you have a little girl to sew for that means it’s time for pretty sundresses and adorable summer separates. This week I’ve pulled together a collection of precious summer project ideas to sew for little girls – with dresses, tops and even a...

Fun Sewing Projects for Boys

Dinosaurs and footballs and planes, oh my! We have a number of fun fabric prints perfect for boys in our online store, from Riley Blake’s “Oh Boy!” Collection designed by Lori Whitlock to the “Dinosaur” Collection from The RBD Designers. Below, check out a few playtime-approved project ideas you can make...

Tips for Coordinating Fabrics

Selecting fabric for a new project is always fun, but trying to mix and match multiple prints in one design can be tricky. Below, I’d like to share a few print-pairing tips from designer and teacher Martha Demere. Martha, who has studied embroidery technique both in the U.S. and abroad, graduated...