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Editor’s Note: From Dec. 8-19, we’ll be celebrating the holiday season in a number of fun ways — from project tutorials to gift ideas and more. We’ll also keep you in the loop about our 12 Days of Deals sale happening in our online store, so be sure to check back...

Controlling Silk Satin Ribbon

Editor’s Note: From Dec. 8-19, we’ll be celebrating the holiday season in a number of fun ways — from project tutorials to gift ideas and more. We’ll also keep you in the loop about our 12 Days of Deals sale happening in our online store, so be sure to check back...

Smocked Christmas Ornament Tutorial

Crafting Christmas ornaments is one of my earliest, and fondest, holiday memories. My favorite ornament was probably the classic Christmas mouse – the kind you could make using two pieces of felt, a candy cane (for the tail) and buttons and thread (for the eyes and whiskers). I’m sure many of...

Simple Mock Roll and Whip Hem

Isn’t this little honeycomb smocked baby dress just precious? Designed by Kris Curtis and featured in issue #97 of Australian Smocking & Embroidery, “Dimity” represents a style that might have been worn during the 1930s or 40s and employs a variety of vintage sewing methods. The square neck opening frames baby’s...

December 2014 IEC Designs are Live

Create special projects and gifts with these delicate December Heirloom Crosses. The surface embroidery designs are offered in two different sizes – the small requires a minimum 4×4-inch hoop; the large requires a minimum 5×7-inch hoop. Embroider a decorative pillow or Bible cover to create a beautiful and inspirational gift. These...

Martha Pullen’s Thanksgiving Message

Psalm 28:7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song. Isaiah 12:4 In that day you will say: “Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make...

Pattern Spotlight: Pascale

Laura Jenkins Thompson’s “Pascale” pattern, available in sizes 3-7 and 8-14, is nothing short of a classic. First introduced in Sew Beautiful’s France Issue (#80), we have used the pattern in countless different designs over the last 12 years, which attests to its timeless style and staying power. The capped sleeve...

What’s on Your Holiday Wish List?

When I was a little girl, I loved creating my Christmas wish list. These days, when someone asks me what I want, I’m more inclined to say, “Oh, I don’t know. I’ll love anything you pick out!” The truth is though, we’ve all received presents that, for one reason or another,...

Stitch a Bullion Loop Flower

Dainty bullion loop flowers add a colorful touch to the collar of this adorable dress from Australian Smocking & Embroidery. Designed by Lesley Fletcher, “Ava” is made with a fresh floral print and features a fully smocked bodice in vibrant blue and pink. The lace trimmed hem of an attached petticoat...

Serger 1 Online Licensing Update

We’ve had quite a few of you ask whether you can still sign up for our Serger I Online Licensing, and the answer is YES! The class began Nov. 3, but we’ve extended the registration deadline for just a little while longer for those of you who would like to join....