• 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…

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  • Fifth Avenue Fanny Pack Pattern Review

    Fifth Avenue Fanny Pack Pattern Review

    Fifth Avenue Fanny Pack by Sallie Tomato Pattern Review & Strap Variations The Fifth Avenue Fanny Pack by Sallie Tomato is really more of a “belt bag” than a fanny pack, as it is worn across the shoulder rather than over the “fanny.” However, it’s versatile with an adjustable, wide strap that allows you to wear it either way. Using Sulky Poly Deco Thread is recommended on the pattern, and we couldn’t agree with that choice more! The Fifth Avenue Fanny Pack is currently a free pattern (with video!) on the Sallie Tomato site. It can be made from almost any type of fabric, which means it is stash raiding…

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    Santa and Elves Ornaments with Felty & Filaine

    Santa and Elves Ornaments Jingle Ornaments Skill Level: Beginner Approximately 4” high Designed by Heidi Pridemore Santa and elves make great ornaments when paired with Felty and Filaine! Get crafty for the holidays and whip up a few fun ornaments using these templates and jingle bells for a bit of whimsy. SANTA ORNAMENTS REQUIREMENTS Sulky Felty™: (1) of each, Dark Red, Cherry Red, Forest Green, Light Green & White (2) spools of Filaine™ Thread: 864-1000 & 864-3401 (3) ½” Jingle Bells (3) pieces of string or twine, 28” long (3) ½” Pink Pom-Poms (3) ½” White Pom-Poms Craft Glue or Glue Gun & glue sticks Small Scissors Marking Pen SANTA…

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    Roller Skate Charm In the Hoop

    Roller Skate Charm A roller skate charm is a cute addition to any summery bag or backpack. Whether you are a roller skater or know a roller skater, you’ll love a retro roller skate charm that acts as a decorative bag accent, key ring or luggage tag. A roller skate charm is nostalgic and fun, plus it makes a great quick gift. There are lots of roller skate charm in-the-hoop designs to choose from, available from different sellers online. Do a quick search and browse the offerings to locate one that’s perfect for your bag pattern, premade or homemade tassel, or gift recipient. For even more fun, add a tassel…

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  • Lovely Llama Webcast

    Lovely Llama In the Hoop – FREE Webcast

    Lovely Llama in the Hoop with Desiree’s Designs Join us for a FREE webcast! LIVE DATE: MONDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2021 at 2PM ET. Say “I Love Ewe” with a Lovely Llama project, designed by Desiree Habicht of Desiree’s Designs, made entirely in the hoop of your embroidery machine! Choose to make either a pillow or wall hanging, using the same method and kit! Did you know? Llamas love sheep! “Guard” llamas are often introduced into flocks of sheep to protect them. Hence the “I Love Ewe” message in Desiree’s fabric collection, featured in this project. This project makes a great gift and addition to your Valentine’s Day décor. Use it any time…

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    Sallie Tomato Scarlett Bag in Plums & Purples

    Sallie Tomato Scarlett Bag reimagined in plums & purples The Sallie Tomato Scarlett Bag, designed un collaboration with Sulky, is easily transformed from a casual everyday bag into a luxurious high-end bag simply by swapping the fabrics. In our Legacy Webinar, Hobo Cork Bag, we presented the Sallie Tomato Scarlett pattern in cork fabric with sparkly machine embroidery on the flap. Watch how easy it is to create a totally different bag using the same pattern! ADDITIONAL SCARLETT SUPPLIES For this version of the Sallie Tomato Scarlett bag, swap canvas fabric for the cork outer pieces. The lining is a quilting cotton in a coordinating color and the cork is…

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    Graduation Gifts – Ideas to Sew & Embroider

      5 Graduation Gifts for your Students As graduation day approaches, it’s time to create some handmade gifts to celebrate your favorite grad! Personalize these great gift ideas with machine embroidery to not only label the item that may be taken to college, but also add a sentimental touch to the gifts. TOWEL SET Send your grad off to the dorms with a monogrammed towel set. Include a bath sheet, wash cloth and hand towel in school colors, complete with a monogram to tie them all together. Or send her off with a beach towel with plenty of sunscreen and a cute hat. For younger grads, preschoolers off to Kindergarten…

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  • Deanie Pouch Session

    Deanie Pouch – ALL NEW Summer Sewing Session

    Deanie Pouch – a Sulky Summer Sewing Session brand new virtual education opportunity! Join us as we present a new education experience at sewingonline.sulky.com! Together with Sallie Tomato, we’re bringing you the Deanie Pouch. This comprehensive sewing session includes multiple Lessons and sections within each Lesson, allowing you to learn at your own pace and complete the Deanie Pouch in either the wallet or project pouch size. Schedule your sewing, take breaks, and return right where you left off on our state-of-the-art education platform. SESSION OUTLINE Here’s what you’ll learn during the Summer Sewing Session: Deanie Pouch. Lesson 1: Embroidery Learn how to add machine embroidery. We’ll go over the…

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    10 Gifts to Sew for the Holidays

    10 Gifts to Sew for holiday gift-giving Here are several gifts to sew for holiday gift-giving! Pair something handmade with a few special store-bought items to create a fun gift basket, themed for the recipient. Tea Towel Gifts Package an embroidered tea towel with a festive spatula, cake mix and fun sprinkles. Gift this to a friend who loves to bake! Grab a kit that includes six towel blanks, 12 wt. Cotton Petites Thread and hand embroidery patterns to make easy work of several gifts. Or grab an individual white tea towel and choose a holiday machine embroidery design personalized to the recipient. Grab the Reindeer with Boots computerized embroidery…

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    How to Sew a Zipper Pouch with Dandelion Embroidery

    Sew a Zipper Pouch + Embellish with Dandelion Embroidery Learn how to sew a zipper pouch that’s fully lined with a professional finish. Plus, add a machine embroidered dandelion that “blooms” when brushed. A fun tassel on a key ring that makes a special zipper pull provides a little something “extra” to this great gift idea. If you caught our FREE Serger Smarts webinar, this embroidery design is familiar to you! The same Dandelion design, available with purchase of our Pollen Slimline Palette, was featured on the Market Tote kit designed by Katrina Walker. ZIPPER POUCH SUPPLIES Embroidery design (no larger than 6″ x 8″; featured Dandelion from the Sulky…