• Dads & Grads DIY Gift Ideas

    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! Dads & Grads Can there be any busier month than now?  School is getting out, summer is in full swing and we have two exceptional people to make gifts for!  Embroidering distinctive gifts becomes a little easier when starting with a premade item.  Most of us are familiar with embroidering on t-shirts, sweatshirts and towels and they should not be overlooked as possible gifts. Any one of them can be embellished with a design specific to the…

  • 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…

  • How To Sew The Perfect Monogram for Men

    Father’s Day! It’s just around the corner. Are you stuck for what to give the dad in your life? There are some great tutorials in this post “For Father’s Day – The Perfect Monogram”   Speaking of monograms, if you really want a monogram like the ones on these dress shirts to look crisp and professional, the best choice for thread is Sulky 60 wt. PolyLite™. Because Polylite is a nice thin thread (in the world of thread, the higher the number, the thinner the thread), so small lettering, like a small shirt cuff monogram will come out much cleaner and sharper than if you stitched with a standard 40 wt.…

  • Quick Gifts for Dad

    Father’s day is just around the corner! We have some wonderful embroidery designs with a mustache theme in the Sulky Embroidery Club for Dad (Click on the picture of the design to take you to the Sulky Embroidery Club site to purchase the design):   You may remember this post I wrote about gifts for dad that gives lots of tips on doing machine embroidery for dad on a handkerchief On a shirt cuff And this great tutorial for a notebook cover So don’t forget dad! He deserved a little something homemade with love too. Happy Sewing!

  • No Math Notepad Cover Tutorial

    I hate math. Funny, I know, since we use an awful lot of it in sewing, but this little project has almost none! After you cut the stabilizer to the right size, the math is done. This little notepad would make a great gift for Father’s Day or Graduation and it only took a couple hours to make. What I used: Brown faux micro-suede and a matching batik fabric leftover from another project 6  – 8″ x 10″ pieces of Sulky Fuse ‘n Stitch™ Sewing thread Sulky 40 wt. Rayon #1266 Toast I have an 8″ roll of Sulky Fuse ‘n Stitch, so all I had to do was measure off…