• Christmas in July Sale 2017 + Projects and Inspiration

    Christmas in July 2017 Projects and Inspiration   To kick off Christmas in July 2017 we put together some great projects and ideas to get those creative juices flowing! We’ve got some amazing deals on the Sulky website this year that we can not wait to share with you! 40% off Webinar Kits, NEW bundles and kits over 20% off, Deck the Walls Christmas Panel kit – only $14.99, 15% off Embroider Buddies, 25% off all Christmas Thread, and so much more! A few new and exciting things we’ve added to the site for Christmas in July are all new Amy Barickman Crossroads Thread and Fabric Bundles!  The inspiration for Crossroads…

  • Why You’ll Love This Cotton+Steel Webinar

    Cotton + Steel Webinar Sunshine Pillow Want to add a little extra cheer to your home or office? Maybe you’re looking for a neat gift for a baby shower, wedding, or birthday! Whatever the occasion, the Sunshine Pillow project by Cotton+Steel is your winner. Here’s why… You get to watch how it’s made in a FREE webinar! You get to hang out with Devon Iott, Captain of Creative Communications at Cotton+Steel! (And we all know how cool those gals are!) If this fabric is too bright for you or doesn’t fit the occasion, you can change it out with whatever fabric suits your style! (Like these other fun Cotton+Steel Fabric Collections) You’ll…

  • DIY 4th of July Place-Mats in a Serger

    This series is written by guest blogger, Pamela Cox.  4th of July Napkins and Place-Mats The 4th of July is all about outdoor gatherings, fireworks, and celebrating our country’s independence! These explosions of color are sure to inspire creativity!  So, this is the perfect time to explore the wide variety of Sulky® Threads and using them in applications other than our regular intentions.   Sulky Cotton Blendables Thread in a Serger Let’s look at Sulky Cotton Blendables Thread .  These exciting, multicolor threads are a masterful blend of different colors within the same range of tone and intensity, with random, subtle color changes every 2-1/2 to 5 inches, which come…

  • Rod Art with Sulky Threads

    Did you know you can even glam up your fishing rod with Sulky Threads?  Rod art is a great DIY gift idea for the fisherman in your life!  We talked with John, who has been building rods to help make fishing easier for people with disabilities since becoming disabled himself. He uses Sulky Threads to turn his rods into beautiful works of art. Here are a few of his tips and tricks to making Rod Art: How did you get started with rod building? After I became disabled my hands became very weak and the pain in my body made fishing very difficult. My wife gave me the idea that…

  • Just in Time for Easter: Bunny Bags and more!

    With Easter quickly approaching we have some fun Easter ideas for you to make just in time for the festivities!  Bunny Bag by Jen Frost Project Overview: Note: 1/4 yard of fabric will make multiple bunny bags; however, instructions are written (for simplicity) to make just one bag.   What you will need:  4 fat quarters in Easter prints (or scrap pieces) Bunny Templates (found in full instructions on website) Sulky® Thread in complementary colors Soft ‘n Sheer™ Cut-Away Permanent Stabilizer KK 2000™ Temporary Spray Adhesive Straight pins Ribbon in complementary colors (45″ in length, cut to 15″ per bag Polyfill                  …

  • Cork Fabric Needle Case – A Free In-The-Hoop Project

    Cork Fabric Needle Case In-The-Hoop Project by Pamela Cox Supplies: 3-1/2”x 5-1/4” piece of cork fabric 3-1/2”x 5-1/4” piece of felt Sulky Soft ’n Sheer™ Stabilizer Sulky KK 2000™ Temporary Spray Adhesive Sulky 40 wt. Rayon thread Basic Needle Case Embroidery Design – Free download (Download is below) Color Chart for Needle Case – Free download (Download is below) Embroidery Design of Choice – optional (No larger than 1-1/2”x 2-1/4”.) Preparation: Download both the needle case design and the color chart here: Needle Case Emb Designs If a design is to be added to the cover of the needle case, open the basic case design in a software editing program.  Be sure…

  • DIY Tassel Necklace – It’s Super Easy!

    In case you are like me and need a couple more gifts, here is a fun and quick gift you can make.   These trendy necklaces can be made in any color you want, and you can get them done fairly quickly. Here is what you need: Beads – I picked mostly glass beads with a few natural stone and painted beads thrown in. I got 3 necklaces out of each 112-inch string of glass beads. Bead Stringing Wire, .024 in – I bought 30 ft. since I knew I had a lot of necklaces to make. You need 34″ per necklace Connectors – I like the triangle ones, but…

  • Gifts For Sewists

    Finding the perfect gift for my sewing friends should be easy. They love sewing, just like me; so if I would like it, they will like it! Well, I have found that isn’t always the case! More than once, I have given a gift to a sewing friend and been met with that fake smile and forced, “oh, thank you.” Some have even said, “Oh good! something else I won’t have time to make.” (Don’t worry, those people went on the “don’t buy a gift for them” list). In an effort to become a better gift-giver myself, I have done some research and made a list of gifts that sewists actually want.…

  • Machine Embroidery Series – FREE Baby Blanket Tutorial

    This series is written by guest blogger, Pamela Cox. Pamela is an expert embroiderer, designer, digitizer and all around wonderful girl! We are so happy to have her contributing to the Sulky Blog! Baby Blanket Directions Approximate Finished size: 40”x 32½” Life has been good to us, especially if we can afford an embroidery machine; not that we didn’t have to work hard to make this happen!  However, we still must be, not only “in a good place” with our lives, but possibly in a “better place” than many others. We have the ability to create many beautiful items while uniting our love of sewing with the technology of computerized,…

  • A Great Bag Tutorial For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I decided to make a bag to hold my bras and undies when I travel. If you have been reading my blog for a while, then you may remember that one of my best friends is a breast cancer survivor. She fought like a girl and after a long journey through chemo, radiation, several surgeries and recovery, I am happy to report she is cancer free. Ladies, please, get your mammogram. It’s uncomfortable, I know, but after walking through this journey with my friend, I can say with confidence that a squish of your girls is a much better option. Okay, I am off…