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    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 …

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    Embroidered Velvet Stocking: Christmas in July Project to Make

    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…

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    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…

  • diy snowflake wreath with freestanding lace

    Snowflake Wreath with Freestanding Lace Designs

    Snowflake Wreath – Sulky Challenge by Pamela Cox Create a wintry snowflake wreath using freestanding lace designs and winter white thread. A snowflake wreath fits my home-decor bill quite nicely. I live in New England and the next few months promise to bring continual snowy-weather.  It seems only fitting that snowflakes take center stage on my Sulky-challenge wreath. My real inspiration for the snowflake wreath began after searching several of my favorite embroidery websites looking for possible designs.  The perfect set for the snowflake wreath, “Light and Lacy Snowflakes” was found on Embroidery Library. www.emblibrary.com There were two collections of the FSL snowflake designs, each available in three sizes.  Since…

  • Kid Sewing Projects for Winter Break

    Kid Sewing Projects for Winter Break It’s the dark side of Christmas that most people don’t talk about too often. You will occasionally hear a reference in a Christmas song (“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, every where you go….and moms and dads can’t wait for school to start again…”). For the next two weeks, our kids will be home with no homework and no after school activities to keep them company. I know, they just got a bunch of new stuff to play with from Santa, but if your kids are like mine, they will, inevitably get bored. Have no fear! Here are some great kid’s projects…

  • Gifts to Sew + Free Patterns

    Quick Gifts to Sew + Free Patterns We’re all running out of time to make holiday gifts, so we’ve compiled eight quick gifts to sew that you can make before the clock strikes midnight on Christmas Eve. These quick gifts to sew are also small-scale projects, which means you can utilize your fabric stash! Plus, you can choose different embroidery designs, add fun embellishments, and experiment with various thread weights and types to make each quick gift unique. Fleece Hat Everyone can use a hat during the winter months! This fleece hat pattern comes in kid and adult sizing, and it’s easily sewn in less than two hours. If you…

  • Easy Christmas Tree Skirt & Invisible Thread Tutorial

    Christmas Tree Skirt by Ellen March This Christmas tree skirt tutorial is super easy and helps use up all the holiday fabric remnants in your stash. You’ll learn how to make the Christmas tree skirt, plus learn how to work with invisible thread for a flawless finish. This Christmas tree skirt is reversible, too, giving you more bang for your buck! And you can adapt the tree skirt to make a holiday tablecloth. The featured tree skirt was sewn on a Husqvarna Viking Designer Epic sewing & embroidery machine. Christmas Tree Skirt Supply List Approx 1-1/2 yard of backing fabric (amount depends on size) Low-loft batting Approx. 1/2 yard each…

  • In-the-Hoop Christmas Stocking Tutorial

    In-the-Hoop Christmas Stocking by Pamela Cox Stitch this Christmas Stocking to use as decoration, a gift, or to fill with goodies!  It is made in two “in-hoop” sections:  the embroidered stocking, and the lining, with finishing touches stitched on a sewing machine. Don’t be afraid of the high stitch count for the patterned stocking front. The rows are decorative patterns, so the stitches are all small. It stitches up quicker than you might imagine. Supplies: 1/4 yard wool felt 1/4 yard lining fabric 5-1/2” decorative cording Topstitch Needles: 100/16 – use with wool felt 80/12 – use with lining Sulky® Stabilizers: Sticky +™ Soft ’n Sheer™ Thread: Sulky 40 wt.…

  • FREE Gift Tag Pattern & Printable

    Holiday Gift Tags by Ellen March Handmade holiday gift tags are the perfect finishing touch to a wrapped present. Even better if you include a message to the recipient, letting him or her know you made what’s inside, too! These cute handmade gift tags are made using Sulky 12 wt. Cotton Petites thread but you can also use 30 wt. or 40 wt. thread for different looks. Download the free printable to use as a hand embroidery template, machine embroidery template, or simply print them out onto card stock and use the tags as-is! GIFT TAG SUPPLY LIST Supplies listed are enough to make 6 gift tags, depending on size…