Posts tagged: "sewing for beginners"

  1. Top 5 basic hand-embroidery stitches for beginners

    Posted by on October 9, 2017

    Embroidery is in the spotlight these days—and we think we know why. It’s a snap to learn, it’s meditative and calming to do, and it doesn’t take mountains of money or tons of time to enjoy it. YES! If you love sewing, quilting, fabric, and thread but you’ve never tried embroidery, you simply must—we guarantee […]


  2. Celebrate National Craft Month by losing a shirt (and gaining an apron – free pattern!)

    Posted by on March 1, 2017

    It’s National Craft Month! March is the month to reclaim time for doing the things you love—like quilting, sewing, and crafting to your heart’s content. We Martingale staffers love to quilt, but we love other crafts, too. And of course, sewing tops many of our lists. That’s why we’re kicking off National Craft Month with […]


  3. ✂ You’ll have SEW much fun with Terry Atkinson! ✂ (+special giveaway!)

    Posted by on January 18, 2017

    We are thrilled to welcome celebrated designer Terry Atkinson to the Martingale family and to introduce you to her first-ever book with Martingale: Simple, Fun & Quickly Done! When it comes to sewing, Terry has a philosophy we can all relate to: no one needs a hobby that adds more stress to life! That’s the […]


  4. Got basic sewing skills? Try easy designer sewing patterns ✂ (+ sale!)

    Posted by on July 25, 2016

    If you can sew but the thought of zippers, pleats, and pockets sends you into a panic, you’re not alone. And we’re guessing you might be a quilter! If you’re a quilter, you probably know more about sewing than you might think. In fact, you’ve likely got the basic skills you need to create all […]


  5. A free flower pillow pattern for a fantastic Fourth! 🌸

    Posted by on July 4, 2016

    Happy Fourth of July! Today’s a day for fun, food, fireworks, and . . . flowers. And also freebies. Because on this Independence Day, we have a FREE flower pillow pattern for you. In Bloom free flower pillow pattern designed by Sarah Bisel. Simply sign in or register to download this free flower pillow pattern […]


  6. Learn how to quilt for beginners: 5 essential posts to save and share

    Posted by on April 8, 2016

    Are you a beginner? We’re all beginners in some way. Some of us have never paper pieced; others have yet to try needle-turn appliqué. How about hand piecing, embroidery, or machine quilting? There’s always something new to learn that will inspire your creativity! In today’s post we’ve collected resources for new quilters of all kinds. […]


  7. Sew much fuzzy fun: fleece projects for the whole family (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on November 25, 2015

    It’s New Release Day! If you’ve eyed the fleece aisle at your local fabric store lately, you’ve probably noticed—it’s grown! Fleece is inexpensive, easy to clean, and doesn’t fray. And with so many fleece prints to choose from these days, what’s not to love? So go ahead, browse that fleece aisle! Why now? Because you’ll […]


  8. Hello, summer stitching: 45 fun sewing projects

    Posted by on June 17, 2015

    Can you relate to one of these statements about your sewing life for the summer? ✓ I love quilting, but I want to branch out and learn how to sew other things too—bags, aprons, kitchen and sewing items—maybe even a stuffie? ✓ I’m in the mood for some fun sewing projects—and I’m looking for inspiration […]


  9. Focus on fun! Easy sewing gifts for kids (+ sale)

    Posted by on November 18, 2013

    Can you believe that the gift-giving season is almost here? Are you starting to panic because you promised yourself you were going to give handmade gifts this year and haven’t even started (see my hand waving frantically)? Have you resigned yourself to shopping by keyboard (more hand waving)? “Little Horses” from Felting for Kids Take […]


  10. Store it pretty – how to sew on pockets

    Posted by on August 1, 2013

    Have you ever tried sewing a pocket on a quilt? Our own Jenny Wilding Cardon did, making this darling wall hanging equally ready to store practical baby gifts like diaper cream and lotion—or Mama’s treasured mementos of Baby’s first days. Whether it’s an apron, a bag, a place mat, or a garment, adding a pocket […]