Licensing is a unique experience that blends the love of sewing with skill-building and business opportunity. Whether you want to teach or simply enjoy learning and creating, this online course just might be perfect for you. With over 20 projects to download and videos to support the project instructions, you can hone your sewing and teaching skills - in the comfort of your own home. The projects range from quilting to home decorating to garment construction to organizers.
This Heirloom I Licensing course will prepare you to teach heirloom sewing while giving you a beautiful tried-and-true curriculum. You will have licensing privileges from the day you receive your license. This means that you can either make the projects for sale without limit or, if you are teaching, you can make as many copies of the project instructions as you need for your students.
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Projects in each licensing collection are unique to that particular licensing, so no one else will have your projects other than the students who are licensed in the same curriculum. If you choose to teach, holding a Martha Pullen License will open teaching doors that might not otherwise be available to you. Do you have to teach if you become a Martha Pullen Licensed Teacher? No! We have many licensed teachers who never plan on teaching or do not plan on teaching at this time. Everyone is welcome!
Do you have to know heirloom sewing or have a machine that does machine embroidery machine to join the group? Absolutely not! We will teach you everything you need to know and no machine embroidery is required for this curriculum!
Access your courses anytime, anywhere, with a computer, tablet or smartphone.
In-depth how-to videos, interactive assignments and social interaction designed for a proven learning experience.
No set class time! Our courses are structured to fit around your schedule.
Frequently Asked Questions
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1. Who should take this course?
Sewists who want to learn the beloved art of heirloom sewing.
Sewist who want to improve their heirloom sewing skills
Sewists who want to teach heirloom sewing or make heirloom project to sell.
Sewing teachers who are looking for a prepared, ready-to-teach curriculum
Sewists who always wanted to become a licensed teacher but could not afford the time or money
Sewists that want to become certified in Martha Pullen’s “Heirloom I” licensing but require a flexible schedule.
Sewists who love sewing in their pajamas!
2. What you'll get:
Great how-to videos on techniques and projects
Round table discussion with class and kit pricing suggestions
Business ideas from Martha Pullen - where to teach, advertising yourself and promoting classes.
Tips on how to improve your teaching skills
Teaching methods for all student types
Over 20 project handouts for you to download and teach
Over 20 embroidery designs in all formats that can be used on your licensed projects
Downloadable patterns for all projects requiring patterns
Lessons about using correct notions that make even the most difficult trickiest techniques easier
Detailed Instruction on beginning, intermediate and advanced heirloom techniques
How-to videos and instructions on specialty heirloom techniques
Coaching about needle types and stabilizer choices
Tips on machine embroidery
Best sewing and teaching practices from internationally known teachers
Plus much, much more!
Upon completion - receive a personalized Teaching Beginning Sewing licensing graduation certificate, signed by Martha Pullen. Plus receive the Martha Pullen teacher licensing logo for your website or business card as well as a digitized version of the teacher licensing logo.
3. You will learn how to make:
Diamond/Pintucks Neckroll Pillow
Madeira Frame Pillow
Fancy Band Pillow
Double Ruffle Window Pillow
Cathedral Laptop Bag
Heirloom Sampler Quilt
Scalloped Madeira Nightgown
Loops of Lace Nightgown
Heirloom Wedding Hanky
Heirloom Hanky Bonnet
Sweet Puffing Christening Gown & Slip
Expandable Diaper Bag & Changing Pad
Heirloom Thread Catcher/Pincushion
Linen Table Runner
Little Prince Christening - Button-on Pants & Overskirt
Hooded Baby Cape
Grace Abounds Gown & Slip
So thankful for this course! I have four children and I live in the northeast. There is no way I could attend an in person course. There is so much flexibility here. I can take the course when it fits my schedule and I can review the videos as many times as needed to glean every bit of information in there. It is like having the pros right in my sewing room! Thank you all for your passion for teaching and passion for sewing.
Thanks for a wonderful class! The special hints you give us about the order you do things in, mistakes to avoid, etc. is like learning 10-20 years worth of knowledge in our classes! Thanks! Keep up the great work, ladies!
Thank you for this e-course. It has been my dream for many years, to take part Martha Pullen Heirloom Licensing. But I live in Estonia and it would be too expensive for me to travel US and participate personally. I have learned a lot during this course and improved my heirloom sewing skills. It has been fun! Thank you!
Wonderful class. Super instructors who were kind, knowledgeable and helpful. If I should decide to teach, I will strive to always keep those same attitudes and qualities in my teaching. It is always a joy to help someone learn something new and impart knowledge.
I loved this heirloom licensing! I learned new techniques with every project. I feel very confidant now in my heirloom sewing skills. The videos were extremely instructive and helpful and made the written directions easy to follow. Thank you so much for this wonderful licensing. I hope I can take an in person licensing someday as well!
Prompt responses to my questions was GREATLY appreciated and helpful.
Kathy McMakin is one of America’s foremost authorities in the field of heirloom sewing by machine and by serger. She is the editorial director of Classic Sewing magazine, and she teaches beginning and advanced sewers from every corner of the world and inspires a new level of confidence in her students. Kathy directs sewing and serging events for Classic Sewing and Martha Pullen Company held all across the U.S. and is the director of Martha Pullen’s Teacher Licensing Program. She also teaches at the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo.
She has been a guest instructor at events for every major sewing machine manufacturer in the world. She has authored several sewing and serging books and has produced and appeared in numerous sewing and serging videos. Kathy lives in Birmingham, Alabama, with her husband and has two grown children and three absolutely precious grandchildren.
Charlotte has been sewing and designing for over 40 years. As a child, she learned the art of handwork and sewing from her Mother, an expert seamstress. One statement from her Mother still rings in her ears, "Sure, you can do that!" Charlotte used these encouraging words with her own daughters on their successful paths into adulthood.
What started as a hobby, quickly grew into a long career with Martha Pullen Company, where she worked in most aspects of the company. Her talent lies in mentally dissecting projects and creating a roadmap for creating beautiful things. She has designed and written instructional handouts, books and digital materials for the company for many years. An eye for detail, her technical ability and putting her ideas and ideas of others into words, has been a great asset to the company. Charlotte has been a part of our licensing team for many, many years.
Peggy Dilbone is a designer, author and teacher. She has been teaching for over 20 years, sharing her enthusiasm for heirloom sewing and sergers. She has appeared on "America Sews" with Sue Hausmann and "Martha’s Sewing Room" with Martha Pullen. Peggy has taught classes in London, Mexico and Puerto Rico; and at Husqvarna Viking conventions, the Martha Pullen School of Art Fashion and Martha Pullen /Husqvarna Viking Extravaganzas. Peggy presents heirloom and serger seminars and trunk shows throughout the United States and is a key teacher and designer for the Martha Pullen heirloom licensing programs. Peggy is also a Certified Sulky™ Teacher. Peggy publishes a series of sewing and serger patterns, CDs and a DVD on serger coverstitch.
What began as a simple interest in sewing 30 years ago has blossomed into an exciting adventure that Connie loves to share with her students. Her gift for elegant design and exquisite craftsmanship has made her a highly sought-after teacher in the US, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico.
She travels and teaches for the Martha Pullen travel events and returns year after year as one of the favorite teachers at the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo. Her showcase of skills can often be seen on PBS television in Martha’s Sewing Room, America Sews with Sue HausmannandQuilting with Shar. She is a regular contributor toClassic Sewingmagazine and contributed toSew Beautifulmagazine for many years. She has the privilege of having garment designs on the covers of five Martha Pullen books:Lovely Lingerie; Elegant Sewing for Baby; Contemporary Heirlooms for the Older Girl; Six Easy PatternsandFabulous Fashions.
Alicia Welcher is a designer, author, and sewing instructor who specializes in heirloom and serger sewing. She has earned a following of devoted sewists through her clear and concise teaching methods. She is an assistant editor of Classic Sewing magazine and is on the faculty of the Martha Pullen Teacher Licensing program, Classic Sewing Events and Original Sewing & Quilt Expos. Join Alicia in her online classes found under the education tab at thesewingcollection.com, on Facebook at Alicia Kountz Welcher and on her website at www.aliciawelcher.com.
Although Missy's mother tried to share her love of sewing with her daughter, Missy wasn't interested at the time. Now that Missy has embraced sewing for over 20 years, the roles are reversed. Missy travels around the country teaching classes on sewing, serging, embroidery and software with a special focus on heirloom sewing by machine and serger. Additionally, her in-depth software knowledge has enabled her to create her own website featuring her digitized embroidery designs, in-the-hoop projects as well as other sewing and serging projects. Some of her projects include companion instructional DVDs! She teaches regularly at Baby Lock's Love of Heirloom events and at Baby Lock's Dealer Convention. To add to her credentials, Missy is a Martha Pullen Licensed Teacher and a Sulky Certified Instructor. She's appeared on the "Martha's Sewing Room" television show and has been featured in several magazines such as Sew Beautiful, Creative Expressions and Creative Machine Embroidery and Quilting.