• quick & easy sewing ornament

    Quick and Easy Sewing Ornament to Make & Give

    Sewing Ornament with Fabric Scraps Dive into your scrap bin and make a fun sewing ornament to gift to friends and fill up your tree! The free Tomato Pincushion appliqué pattern is easily adaptable for a number of projects, and they look great sewn in Sulky 30 wt. Cotton Thread. SUPPLIES Sulky 30 wt. Cotton Thread: True Red, Christmas Green & Silver Gray 50 wt. Cotton+Steel Thread by Sulky (to match base fabric) Sulky Bobbin Thread KK 2000™ Temporary Spray Adhesive Size 90/14 Organ Universal Needle Sulky Totally Stable® Stabilizer Clover Wonder Clips (2) 4 1/2″ squares of fabric (ornament base) Approximately 18″ of mini pom-pom trim 6″ length of…

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    Fleece Embroidery Tips for Perfect Stitchouts

    Fleece Embroidery 101 + Tips for Perfect Stitchouts Fleece embroidery doesn’t have to be tricky. With the right tools for the job, you can embroider fleece like a pro. Fleece is a popular fabric for gifts, as the fabric is comfy, cozy and warm. Plus, it’s easy to sew because it doesn’t fray and the edges can be left raw. If you have a serger, it’s even easier to create projects using fleece! A few tips are all you need to remember when sewing fleece, and then we’ll get to the personalization options and fleece embroidery fun. SEWING TIPS When sewing fleece seams, a walking foot helps guide the fabric…

  • Hanukkah Wall Hanging

    Hanukkah Wall Hanging with Machine Embroidery

    Hanukkah Wall Hanging with Sulky Poly Star™ Thread Create a festive Hanukkah wall hanging with sparkle, created with Sulky Poly Star thread. The polyester thread has flecks of metallic running through it, making it the easiest metallic thread to sew. It’s a 30 wt. thread, so make some adjustments if using a machine embroidery design digitized for 40 wt. thread. SUPPLIES Cotton+Steel 50 wt. Thread by Sulky (construction) Sulky Bobbin thread (for embroidery) Winter Poly Star 6-pack Sampler or Silver Poly Star 6-pack Sampler Sulky 40 wt. Rayon thread Stabilizers: Sulky Tear-Easy™ & Soft ‘n Sheer™ Extra Organ Needles: 90/14 Embroidery (machine embroidery) & 70/10 Universal (construction) Fabric: Coordinating quilting…

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    Free Embroidery Design for Holiday Decorating

    Free Embroidery Design Alert! Grab the embroidery design files for your machine to stitch adorable Holly String Lights to decorate your mantel, Christmas tree, wreaths and more! by Zandra Shaw of EmbroiderShoppe DESIGN DETAILS The Holly String Lights, digitized by Zandra Shaw of EmbroiderShoppe, is a freestanding design that’s embroidered through layers of organza for additional support and color. The free embroidery design link will take you to Zandra’s site where you can log in or create an account to grab the designs for free. Any machine embroidery hoop size will work with this project! Use a smaller hoop to embroider one Holly leaf cluster, or choose larger hoops to…

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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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    Holiday Potholder + Cookie Cutter Bundle

    Holiday Potholder & sewing-themed cookie cutter bundle Get in the holiday baking spirit with the Snow Sweets Cookie Cutter Bundle. Included is a set of four sewing-themed cookie cutters (sewing machine, thimble and thread spool), a spool of Sulky Poly Star thread and a 10″ x WOF (“width of fabric”) rectangle of adorable Snow Sweets Folk Toss Charcoal fabric by Riley Blake Designs. With purchase you’ll also receive a simple holiday potholder pattern, a Sulky “Snowman Cupcake” machine embroidery design AND a fun sugar cookie recipe. The potholder project, made with the included fabric, is the perfect coordinating accompaniment to the Holiday Quilt in the Hoop Table Runner kit, featured…

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    Faux Leather Embroidery Techniques + Clara bag from Sallie Tomato

    Learn Faux Leather Embroidery Techniques in our first-ever LIVE Videocast! with Sallie Tomato’s Jessica Barrera + Sulky’s Ellen March FAUX LEATHER CLARA BAG This boutique-style bag includes high-quality, supple faux leather fabric with high-end hardware, including a clasp, zipper and magnetic snap. Wear the bag as a clutch, shoulder bag or cross-body bag, with convertible, adjustable options that ensure it sits comfortably on your body. Grab the kit at a screaming deal, in black with gold hardware or mustard with nickel hardware. We’re kicking it up a notch with fantastic modern faux leather embroidery! Included with the videocast purchase (it’s only $5.99!) is a Scroll Alphabet machine embroidery collection (186…

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    Embroidered Christmas Stocking Personalized In the Hoop

    Embroidered Christmas Stocking Add a machine embroidery design to an in-the-hoop stocking project to personalize it and add a touch of whimsy. The featured stocking design is FREE and ready to load into your machine. You don’t even need software to add a fun design and name. SUPPLIES 1/4 yard of outer fabric (canvas, denim or wool felt) 1/4 yard of festive lining fabric Assorted fabrics for appliqué pieces & hanging loop 80/12 Top Stitch Organ Needle Appliqué scissors Sulky Stabilizers Sticky+™ Soft ’n Sheer™ Thread Sulky Merry Kris-Mouse Machine Embroidery Palette (includes 10 spools of Sulky Rayon thread & 10 machine embroidery design files designed by Zandra Shaw of…

  • Thanksgiving Placemats

    Thanksgiving Placemats with Machine Embroidery

    Thanksgiving Placemats using Poly Star Thread by Ellen March Create a set of Thanksgiving placemats that showcase sparkly Poly Star™ thread embroideries. The large-scale line-art designs are easy to embroider with the 30 wt. thread, offering a touch of glitter and a pronounced texture to the placemats. Supplies listed are enough to make six Thanksgiving placemats measuring approximately 14” x 20”. THANKSGIVING PLACEMATS SUPPLIES Sulky Fall Poly Star™ 6-pack Sulky Soft ’n Sheer™ stabilizer KK 2000™ Temporary Spray Adhesive Sulky Bobbin Thread Designs by Juju Thanksgiving Folk Blocks machine embroidery collection (choose six 9” designs from the collection) 6 coordinating fat quarters of solid fabric 2 yards of pumpkin-print cotton…

  • holiday pillow pattern with embroidered stockings

    Holiday Pillow Pattern & Stocking Embroidery Design

    Holiday Pillow Pattern with Fur Stocking Machine Embroidery designed by Ellen March This holiday pillow pattern showcases machine embroidered appliquéd stockings that have a faux-fur cuff made completely with Sulky Filaine thread! After embroidery, the thread is brushed with the wire Filaine brush, to “bloom” the thread and create a faux-fur effect. Sulky Poly Star™ thread is used for the stocking outline to add some festive sparkle. The 30 wt. thread is polyester with flecks of metallic running through it, so it’s the easiest metallic thread to sew! The pillowcase base is sewn in luxurious wool felt by The Felt Pod and is stuffed with Poly-Fil from Fairfield World. To…