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Martha’s School of Art Fashion Video Invitation

Our March School of Art Fashion Boutique events in Lakeland, Fla. March 2-4 and Atlanta, Ga. March 9-11 are just around the corner, and we hope you can join us! We have six fabulous sewing schools planned, plus you’ll get to have fun with Martha Pullen herself! Martha will be on hand...

Sneak Peek at Kari Mecca’s SOAF School

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from one of our favorite sewing teachers, Kari Mecca, at our School of Art Fashion Boutiques in Lakeland, Fla. March 2-4 and Atlanta, Ga. March 9-11! Kari is the owner and designer of Kari Me Away, a business catering to those who love sewing, embellishing and...

Sneak Peek at Missy Billingsley’s SOAF School

We are so excited that one of our favorite sewing teachers, Missy Billingsley, will be teaching at our upcoming School of Art Fashion Boutiques in Lakeland, Fla. March 2-4 and Atlanta, Ga. March 9-11! Missy, a Martha Pullen Licensed Teacher and a Sulky Certified Instructor, travels around the country teaching classes...

Wildflower Fabric Project Ideas

The groundhog may say we’re in store for a few more weeks of winter this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start sewing for spring! If you’re looking for some bright, cheerful fabrics to put you in that warm weather sewing mood, be sure to check out the brand new...

Teaching Beginning Sewing Online Licensing Projects

Our next Martha Pullen Teaching Beginning Sewing Online Licensing course begins February 23! With 20+ projects to download and video tutorials to support the project instructions, this course prepares you to teach beginning sewing while offering a tried-and-true curriculum of projects ranging from home decorating and quilting to garment construction and...

Repurposing an Heirloom Garment

Incorporating parts of a family heirloom into a new creation is a wonderful way to add sentiment to a project. When Candy Stephenson found out she was going to have a new granddaughter, she knew she wanted to make something special to celebrate the baby’s arrival. For years, she’d been saving...

Embroidered Valentine Heart

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! If you’re looking for embroidery designs to help celebrate the occasion, we have just the ticket. Show your friends and loved ones how much they mean to you with this free-standing lace valentine heart, available as a free download on our website. It’s the...

Chain Stitch Tutorial

Designed by Fiona Wynne of Australia, this adorable boy’s romper – “Thursday’s Child” – from issue #93 of Australian Smocking & Embroidery is perfect for special occasions. The crisp cotton pique design is exquisite, but the magic is all in the details: white on white smocking sprinkled with pale baby blue beads, blue...

Martha’s Top 10 Reasons to Join Online Teacher Licensing

We are so excited to once again offer you the opportunity to become a Martha Pullen Licensed Beginning Sewing Teacher. We first offered this online teacher licensing course last spring, and so many of you reached out to say you wished you could have taken it the first time. Now you...

Rickrack & Button Hem Tutorial

This adorable Valentine’s Day dress from designer Frances Messina Jones was made using Ellen McCarn’s “Ultimate Bishop Dress” pattern. Made in pink pique fabric, the dress is highlighted by Frances’ sweet-as-candy conversational hearts smocking design and a rickrack and button trim that borders the hemline. Follow the tutorial below, originally featured...