• Countdown to Christmas

    Cross-Stitch Christmas Countdown Calendar

    Have Yourself a Cross-Stitch Christmas by Chrissy Callahan Create a fun cross-stitch Christmas countdown calendar using needle and thread! This exclusive Sulky design, created by TurtleBunny Creations, is available with purchase of the Sulky Silver Bells handwork mini palette. It comes with five coordinating 12 wt. Cotton Petites™ thread spools and a spool of Sulky Holoshimmer™ Metallic.   Cross-stitch with 12 wt. cotton Petites is the answer to no more tangles thread skeins! Stored on a convenient snap spool, this heavyweight thread is great for all sorts of handwork, cross-stitch included. Plus, it’s also usable in a sewing machine when paired with a 100/16 Top Stitch needle. Learn more about…

  • Holiday Apron for Cookie Baking

    Fun Embroidered Holiday Apron to Sew, Wear & Give

    Embroidered Holiday Apron for You And Yours! An embroidered holiday apron is a great gift idea to give as the holiday gift-giving season begins. Add a rolling pin, cookie cutter set or cookbook to the gift for a little something special. Or make the embroidered holiday apron for yourself to wear during cookie baking sessions. This embroidered holiday apron is especially cheeky, with “Naughty” embroidered on the front. The design is part of our Christmas Machine Embroidery Palette, which comes with 10 spools of Sulky Rayon and Metallic threads. If “Naughty” isn’t your favorite phrase, go with one of the two “Noel” designs, or combine some of the included snowflakes…

  • Machine Embroidered Jewelry Case: Easy Gifts Using Blanks

    Machine Embroidered Jewelry Case An embroidered jewelry case is a great holiday gift, or gift for any time of year. A jewelry case “blank” is meant for embroidery embellishment, and makes quick work of finding the perfect case to embroider. Machine embroidery on blanks, or premade items, are the easiest decorations and gifts you can make for the holidays. Stock up on blanks and choose a different embroidery design to personalize each one for different friends and family. From pillows to napkins and towels to bags and totes, there’s a blank suitable for everyone on your gifting list. BAG & TOTE BLANKS Purchased bags and totes are great canvases for…

  • velvet pillow embroidery

    Embroidered Velvet Pillow with Holly Designs

    Elegant Embroidered Velvet Pillow by Katrina Walker Add extra elegance to your holiday décor with a luxuriously embellished embroidered velvet pillow. Festive holly and mistletoe embroidery give a spark of color, and a wide lace border makes a dramatic statement. Follow these steps for a fabulous look that is easy to sew using Sulky Sticky+ stabilizer to tame the shifty velvet. SUPPLIES Fabric: 1/2 yard 44″ wide velvet or velveteen Trim: 2 yards wide lace fringe trim Pillow: 16″x16″ pillow form Thread: Sulky Machine Embroidery Holly Palette (Optional: Sulky Original Metallic thread in Gold); black Sulky bobbin thread Embroidery Designs: Sulky Machine Embroidery Holly Palette Stabilizer: Sulky Sticky+, Sulky Solvy…

  • paper pieced ornament table topper

    Paper Pieced Ornament Table Topper with Glitter Accents

    Paper Pieced Ornament Table Topper by Vicki Holloway A paper pieced ornament table topper is a quick and easy project to add to your existing Christmas decor. The vinyl appliques showcase an extra sparkle of glittery sequins, neatly contained and movable for an interactive experience.   SUPPLIES Finished Paper Pieced Ornament Table Topper measures 24″ square. Sulky may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links on our posts. Sulky Paper Solvy   Cotton + Steel thread by Sulky (neutral, white or otherwise matching the background fabric) Sulky clear Invisible thread (optional; for stitching the vinyl applique blocks) 12 gauge Vinyl (30″ long and 8″ wide, cut into four 6…

  • kid holiday apron pattern

    Holiday Apron to Make for Kids & Adults Too!

    Stitch a Fun Holiday Apron for a Great Gift Idea A holiday apron makes a great pre-Christmas gift for kiddos as well as adults. Change the fabric to suit the recipient and give it as a holiday gift, personalized with embroidery, if desired. Create an easy pattern and use and reuse it for different recipients. Incorporate machine embroidery for a fun embellishment, using designs from our Christmas, Poinsettia or Holly thread palette. Add a name or monogram for the ultimate personalization. SUPPLIES (for kid’s holiday apron) Cotton + Steel thread by Sulky to match main fabric Sulky Machine Embroidery Palette (optional) Tear-Easy Stabilizer (optional; for machine embroidery) Sulky bobbin thread…

  • embroidered Christmas pillow

    Machine Embroidered Christmas Pillow with Removable Tags

    Add some holiday cheer to any room with a simple embroidered Christmas Pillow. After the holidays, slip the pillow form out and easily store the embroidered Christmas pillow sham until next year. Hold on to the pillow form to create a new cover, a new design for every month of the year, for an ever-changing home accent. Embroidered Christmas Pillow designed by Pamela Cox.                            Supplies ⅛ yard – wool felt  ½ yard of Osnaburg utility fabric (prewash, dry, and press)  ½ yard of decorative ribbon – 2 3/8” wide  ½ yard of decorative ribbon – 1/2” wide …

  • stocking with embroidery

    Embroidered Velvet Stocking

    Create an embroidered velvet stocking set for your mantle this Christmas. By starting the project in July, you’ll have plenty of time to create one for each member of your family, including hand embroidered letters to represent their first names. Grab the free stocking pattern to start creating your stockings today. What You’ll Need: Winter Greens Hand Embroidery Patterns Stocking Pattern Template Stocking Pattern Instructions Sulky 12 wt. Cotton Petites Thread for the hand embroidery — OR — Sulky Filaine 12 wt. Acrylic Thread Sulky Stick ‘n Stitch Stabilizer – to print the designs on! Printer   This beautiful embroidered velvet stocking project is rather easy to construct. The embroidery…

  • snow globe coasters

    Snow Globe Coasters: Christmas In July Project to Make

    Create adorable snow globe coasters using Sulky 12 wt cotton Petites in your sewing machine. These heavyweight threads CAN be used in the needle–just be sure to choose the right one! A size 100/16 or 100/18 Organ needle is your friend when sewing with thick thread. But choose a lighter weight thread in the bobbin, such as a PolyLite or even a bobbin thread. THE DETAILS Karie Jewell of Two Kwik Quilters designed this snow globe coasters project for you to try your hand at these beautiful threads. These coasters make great gifts and decor for the holiday season. Choose different fabric prints to make them for any season or…

  • Noel Door Hanger

    Noel Door Hanger: Christmas in July Project to Make

    Make a Noel Door Hanger with our free project! It’s less than 200 days until Christmas. Won’t it be nice to have a new handmade project done well in advance of the holiday season? This is why “Christmas in July” exists–to prepare us for the onslaught of all things holly and jolly.   Even if you’re not even thinking about Halloween decor yet, our Noel Bell Pull project is easily completed with step-by-step instructions to not overwhelm you and gradually get you into the holiday spirit. Take it one step at a time and carve out some time as you have it in order to complete this adorable door hanger…