• waxed canvas daypack

    Explore More Daypack with Waxed Canvas & Machine Embroidery

    Explore More Daypack Create a waxed canvas daypack with a zippered front pocket that’s water-resistant and durable. This bag is great for a day on the boat, at the beach or taking a hike. Waxed canvas has a few challenges to overcome when sewing, but nothing that isn’t fixed with the right thread, needles and notions. Plus, it’s easily embellished with machine embroidery, adding fun personalization and a pop of color to the project. DAYPACK SUPPLIES Sulky Explore More Daypack Pattern 60”-wide waxed canvas (outer fabric; amount according to pattern guidesheet) 54”-wide laminated cotton or oilcloth (lining; amount according to pattern guidesheet) 44”-wide sew-in fleece interlining (amount according to pattern…

  • Quilted Garden Flag with Machine Embroidery

    Quilted Garden Flag Stitch a springy quilted garden flag to display with your emerging flowers and veggies. This festive flag features machine embroidery, tiny piecing and quilting. If you don’t have a flag stake, the project easily converts to a wall hanging. Finished size: 11 1/2″ x 17 1/2″ GARDEN FLAG SUPPLIES Spring Garden Flag Pattern (it’s free!) Sulky Soft ’n Sheer™ Extra Stabilizer Sulky Soft ’n Sheer™ Stabilizer Low-loft cotton or polyester batting Fabric 1 fat quarter of solid cotton fabric (such as Kona® Cotton) 12” x 24” rectangle of print cotton fabric (backing) (2) 2” x 24” rectangles of floral print cotton fabric (petal piecing) ¼ yard of…

  • sunglasses pouch

    Sunglasses Pouch to Sew & Embroider

    Sunglasses Pouch Embroider a small zipper pouch to hold sunglasses, chapstick and sunscreen for a day at the beach. This pattern is a freebie from SewCanShe.com, and the added embroidery gives the pouch a personal touch. Read on to learn tips for sewing and embroidering this pattern using cork fabric and a double-slide zipper. SUNGLASSES POUCH SUPPLIES Long Zipper Pouch Pattern by SewCanShe Fabric & notions according to pattern Sallie Tomato Cork fabric was used for the outer pouch Perfect Appliqué™ Fusible Web was used for the featured pouch Poly Deco™ Thread was used for construction Felty™ was used instead of a sheet of craft felt A double-slide zipper was…

  • linen apron with embroidery

    Linen Apron with Embroidery for Mother’s Day Gifting

    Linen Apron with Machine Embroidery A linen apron makes a great gift for Mother’s Day, Grandparent’s Day or any day of the year. Aprons are almost always one-size-fits-all, so they’re easy to gift to anyone of any size. However, the featured free apron pattern by Hey June Handmade is a multi-size apron that requires a couple of measurements to ensure a good fit. Choose a linen fabric for this to elevate the gift and make it super comfy to wear. A medium- to heavyweight linen fabric is best to support the embroidery stitching and last through multiple washings and wearings. Linen is typically a rather open-weave fabric, so the right…

  • patriotic embroidered tee

    Machine Embroidered Tee to Celebrate the Fourth

    Machine Embroidered Tee A machine embroidered tee makes a great gift for any occasion. It’s also fun to personalize machine embroidered tees for the whole family for fun gatherings and photo ops. Here’s how to hoop a child’s tee and embroider it for summertime. MACHINE EMBROIDERED TEE SUPPLIES T-shirt Sulky Sticky+™ Stabilizer Sticky+ Slitting Pen Uncle Sam Machine Embroidery Palette (includes four Poly Sparkle & seven Rayon snap spools, plus the Uncle Sam Machine Embroidery Collection, which includes six designs in three sizes) 60 wt. Bobbin Thread Organ Embroidery Needle Assortment KK 2000™ Temporary Spray Adhesive Sulky Tender Touch™ Stabilizer Pinking shears or wavy-edge scissors HOW TO HOOP THE ‘UN-HOOPABLE”…

  • Scissor Stasher in-the-hoop Project

    Scissor Stasher Webcast Join us and learn how to create a scissor stasher, designed and digitized by Lisa Archer of Pickle Pie Designs, in the hoop of your embroidery machine. We’ll go live on May 17, 2022 at 2pm Eastern Time. REGISTER NOW> Learn how to make an in-the-hoop scissor stasher to keep small scissors and/or snips at the ready while sewing. This scissor stasher holds a small pair of scissors, up to 4 1/4″ long. These scissor types are typically used for handwork projects, cross-stitch or needlepoint. But small thread snips will fit inside as well. Hang the scissor case around your neck like a lanyard to keep your tools close at…

  • serger infinity scarf

    Serger Infinity Scarf to Make & Wear Tonight

    Serger Infinity Scarf with a Twist A serger infinity scarf is quite possibly the quickest accessory you can make. This scarf is easily completed in an hour (or less!). Make one for yourself and one for a friend, to gift for Mother’s Day or a special birthday. The instructions below assume you’re using a knit/stretch fabric, but the method is easily adapted for a lightweight woven fabric, such as cotton sateen or voile, too. This easy serger infinity scarf makes a great travel accessory. Wrap it once or twice around your neck, wrap it around your head, use it as a belt, or use it as a bandeau top on…

  • sweet serger scarf

    Serger Scarf with Frilly Edges

    Serger Scarf Create a quick-and-easy serger scarf using lightweight jersey fabric. Choose a decorative thread, such as Sulky 30 wt. Cotton Blendables™, for the rolled hem edges, as the thread is easily the star of this project. Poly Deco™, a 40 wt. thread typically used for machine embroidery, is also a great choice when a colorful sheen is desired. This project is an excerpt from the book Serger 101: a Field Guide, by Katrina Walker. Designs copyright @2020 by Katrina Walker from the book Serger 101 from C&T Publishing, Inc. *We may earn an affiliate commission if you purchase the book using the link posted above. LETTUCE LOVER SERGER SCARF…

  • Serger Headband for All Ages

    Serger Headband with Rainbows of Roses Designed by Katrina Walker A serger headband is easy to create and fun to wear. Create a serger headband for all ages with this quick tutorial – a free project download at sulky.com! Spring has sprung and everything’s coming up roses! These soft and rosy serger headbands feature frilly accents that are comfy and fun to wear. Once you make one, you’ll want to make a whole rainbow of roses. Decorate with one rose (as shown) or create a whole bouquet. It’s easy to do using the rolled hem and the differential feed on the serger. SUPPLIES Headband pattern Serger ¼ yard jersey knit…

  • patriotic porch pillow

    Porch Pillows for Summer Nights

    Patriotic Porch Pillows Spend summer nights outdoors with decorative porch pillows. This pillow featured our Summer Nights machine embroidery design, part of our Uncle Sam Machine Embroidery Collection. The design is modified to include vinyl and fabric appliqués for a fun design element. Note that the featured design is NOT an appliqué design, but modified as such. PORCH PILLOWS SUPPLIES *Supplies listed are enough to make one 14″ square pillow. Uncle Sam Machine Embroidery Palette (includes 11 spools of Sulky Rayon & Poly Sparkle Thread and the Uncle Sam Machine Embroidery Collection; featured design is Uncle Sam: Summer Nights) Sulky Stiffy™ Stabilizer Organ® Needles: size 80/12 Top Stitch Sulky 40…