• Holiday Mini Hoop Ornaments – FREE Hand Embroidery Patterns and PDF

    Aimee Davis of daisyeyes handmade created these adorably festive Holiday Mini Hoop Ornaments and honestly, we’re obsessed with them! The best part? The pattern is designed for all levels of embroiderers and is perfect for beginners, so even the little ones can join in! These would make a great addition to the Christmas tree or even to hang around the house.   Supply List Fat quarter of white cotton fabric Sulky® Stick ‘n Stitch™ Stabilizer + a printer (if desired for printing your patterns) Thread Heaven (suggested for using with sewing Sulky Stick ‘n Stitch) Embroidery needle Small embroidery scissors Mini wooden hoops (holes are 1″) Red/white cotton bakers twine for…

  • 2018 Houston Quilt Festival Winners

    The 2018 Houston Quilt Festival is underway and the winners of the quilt show were just announced! Drum roll, please…. Best of Show Sponsored by Handi Quilter Winner: Sherry Reynolds – “Eternal Beauty” Abstract, Large Sponsored by Elna First Place: Eunjoo An – “A Self-Portrait in an Ancient Bronze Mirror” Abstract, Small Sponsored by Benartex First Place: Shirley Gisi – “Cool Jazz” Alternative Techniques Sponsored by Madeira Thread First Place: Aki Sakai – “Small Happy Crazy Quilt” We’d like to give a special congratulations to one of our Sulky Designers, Karlee Porter, who won 3rd place in this category with her incredible quilt titled “The Royal Huntress”. The quilt took…

  • Sunflower Wallet – Make One in an Afternoon!

    Pam Damour, The Decorating Diva, will show us how to make this fantastic sunflower wallet. Made of Cuddle Suede, the wallet features a metal frame closure and an exclusive wrap around embroidery design that hasn’t been released yet. Co-author of the book Hold Everything: Purses, Totes and More, Pam will share her professional wallet construction techniques and inspire you to customize your wallets. After learning how to make the Sunflower Wallet, you will be able to make one in an afternoon! Learn: How to embroider on specialty fabrics with Sulky 12 wt. Cotton Thread How to Topstitch with Sulky Holoshimmer™ Metallic Thread Tips for using stabilizers for purposes other than machine…

  • DIY Glow-in-the-Dark Halloween Pillow

    Create your own Glow-in-the-Dark Halloween Pillow! Halloween will be here before you know it! I don’t know about you, but we’ve already started decorating for the festivities and sewing spooky projects. Guest blogger Pamela Cox stitched up this amazing Glow-in-the-Dark Halloween Pillow for us and you’ve got to check it out! It would make a fantastic addition to your Halloween decor that you can use year after year. Isn’t it great?! This pillow is available as a FREE Project on the Sulky website, equipped with free design downloads, free instructions, a supply list, and free tips and tricks. Check out these details! And it really glows! You can find the…

  • Back to School Sewing Series: Beaver Pencil Case

    Back to School Sewing Series: Beaver Pencil Case In the final project for our Back-to-School Sewing Series Wendi Gratz of Shiny Happy World made this ADORABLE Beaver Pencil Case. We love how it turned out and hope you all enjoy making it! If you make any of the projects from our Back-to-School Sewing Series, be sure to share them on social media with #SewBetterWithSulky or #SulkyBackToSchoolSewingSeries. Supplies Used: one fat quarter of the main fabric scraps of lining fabric Sulky Sticky Fabri-solvy Sulky Petites 12 wt. embroidery thread #8 embroidery needle tiny scrap of black felt 9 inch zipper Read the full tuturial here. Hope you all have enjoyed our Back…

  • Flat to Flair: 3D Machine Embroidered Peony – Free Webinar!

    Zandra Shaw of Embroider Shoppe is coming to us all the way from South Africa for this FREE one hour webcast. Zandra will show us how to easily make flawless peonies using an embroidery machine. Watch the 3D peony come to life as she gives you great tips for success and demonstrates how to shape it while assembling into a flower on a stem and brooch. “From Flat to Flair” 3D Machine Embroidered Peony Featuring Special Guest: Zandra Shaw of Embroider Shoppe LIVE Date: September 11, 2018 Time: 2:00 PM, EDT Duration: 1 Hour Cost: FREE! or Watch it On-Demand!   How to create this 3D flower quickly using your…

  • “Raven Captures the Sun” Art Quilt

    “Raven Captures the Sun” Art Quilt by Chris Eichner Did you know that according to an ancient legend, the solar eclipse occurs when a Raven “captures” the sun? This legend became the inspiration for Chris Eichner – Fiber Artist, Designer, and Sulky Certified Teacher – and her award-winning art quilt “The Raven Captures the Sun”. “The quilt originated from a challenge to ‘Thread Heads’, which is a group of fiber artists that I’m a member of in Seneca, South Carolina. We were asked by Duke Energy Nuclear Power Plant to create art quilts for display for the month of August, which would represent the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017.” says…

  • Why It’s Never Too Late to Start Machine Embroidery

    I met Clyde by phone about a year ago when he called with some questions about threads and stabilizers.  I was so charmed by him, and we ended up talking about all kinds of things.  The fact that he was 80+ years old and had just recently embarked on a computerized embroidery hobby blew me away!  He kept in touch, and I asked to read his book. (Yes!  He wrote a book – for his family and friends).  After his wonderful book, I felt like we were friends, too.  It is so unusual to meet men who embroider; and men who begin embroidery in the their 80’s are rare indeed. …

  • Featured Artist | Katie Bartz of “Sewing Scene”

    “Katie has a reputation of being an adventurer and an inspiring entrepreneur.” Introducing our newest Featured Artist – Katie Bartz of Sewing Scene. We asked Katie to answer a few questions to learn a bit more about her, such as how she came to be such a great instructor and what her future plans are in the sewing industry. Where were you born? I was born in Hibbing, Minnesota and grew up in my formative years in Palisade, Minnesota. I now reside near Missoula, Montana. How did you grow up (i.e. in a city, on a farm, raised by wolves, etc.)? We lived 18 miles from town and we lived…

  • Free Webinar | Zipper Pouch with kraft-tex®

    Join us in creating this zippered pouch made with kraft-tex® Paper Fabric! During this FREE, one hour webcast, you will learn how to make a faux-leather zipper pouch using the versatile and durable kraft-tex paper fabric. How to make kraft-tex look like faux leather How to transfer a hand embroidery design to kraft-tex using Sulky Stick ‘n Stitch Stabilizer Tips on hand embroidery through kraft-tex How to machine embroider onto kraft-tex A fun way to insert a zipper and lining – plus, how to make a zipper pull tassel out of kraft-tex General instructions for kraft-tex Downloadable instructions for one of Alyssa’s projects from the book kraft-tex Style, compliments of…