Embroidery Resources
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5 Embroidery Resources to Spark Creativity

Embroidery Resources for your Stitching Journey

February is National Embroidery Month, so we’re bringing you five embroidery resources, recommended by Sulky staff, to spark inspiration. With a mix of hand embroidery and machine embroidery, you’re sure to find a project, product and event that speaks to your embroidery love!


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Machine Embroidery Basics & Beyond

machine embroidery basics and beyond

This embroidery resource is an on-demand webinar, available for viewing at any time. Simply register and you’ll have access to a 90-minute video that’ll teach you basic machine embroidery terms, the recommended products to have on hand for embroidery success, types of designs and more! Michele V., Sulky Customer Care extraordinaire, recommends this webcast for anyone starting their machine embroidery journey or thinking about upgrading to an embroidery machine.

Beginner Machine Embroidery Kits

embroidery resource kit

Starting out with machine embroidery, especially after investing in a new machine, can seem daunting. There are so many stabilizers, threads and needles to consider just for that first project alone! Grab up our Beginners Machine Embroidery Kit to have a nice start on stocking different stabilizer types, a Rayon Thread Slimline to have our most popular threads on hand, an extensive digital reference book, tool kit and more. Valerie T., graphic design guru, recommends this kit to embroiderers of all skill levels.

Absolute Beginner Machine Embroidery Video Series

If you have never dipped your toe into the machine embroidery world, you may be wondering what you need, what to look for in a machine, how to navigate designs, terms to know, not to mention thread types and weights and the difference between all the stabilizers on the market. This free video series explains it all! Check out the preview above and head to the full playlist for all the videos. Laurie E., marketing maven, loves the simplicity of this video series and thinks it’s a must-see for kids and adults alike who want to learn more about embroidery.

Hand Embroidery for Kids Video Series

Speaking of kids, this hand embroidery video series is geared toward ages 8-100! Kids and kids-at-heart will appreciate the entry-level explanations of how to start and stop an embroidery stitch, how to transfer a pattern, and how to form basic stitches. Jill B., customer service sweetheart, watched this series and was instantly hooked on Sulky 12 wt. Cotton Threads for handwork! Watch Episode 3 below, and then  CLICK FOR FULL PLAYLIST>

Hand Embroidery Sampler Kit

embroidery resource for handwork

One of our most popular kits is the Hand Embroidery Sampler. This kit features loads of hand embroidery stitches, with fabric, stabilizer and a rainbow of threads to create a pretty reference to hang in your sewing space.  Lee Ann J., excellent event planner, made this project with her daughter and recommends it as a relaxing craft that helps remind you how to form the stitches you learned long ago and have forgotten. It’s a great way to rekindle your love for handwork and help a newbie, too!
Join us all month long as we bring you more embroidery resources, both for hand and machine embroidery, and inspire your creativity!
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I am the Director of Content for Sulky of America. The former Editor in Chief of Sew News and Creative Machine Embroidery magazines, I hosted Sew it All TV on PBS for nine seasons. I've appeared on It's Sew Easy on PBS, DIY Network's Uncommon Threads, Hallmark's Marie Osmond Show, MacPhee Workshop and more! Come sew with me!