Father's Day

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    How to Embroider a Can Koozie Blank

    Embroider a Can Koozie Learn how to embroider a can koozie with this quick tutorial. A can koozie makes a great gift for Father’s Day, birthdays or any time of year. Find a fun design that fits the can koozie front or use software to resize a design to fit. CAN KOOZIE SUPPLIES Can Koozie Blank (SPOILER ALERT: find one in our 35th Anniversary Mystery Box! Available for purchase on 6/17/22!) Sulky Rayon or Poly Deco™ Thread (machine embroidery; colors according to chosen embroidery design) Poly Deco™ Thread (construction; one spool for sewing machine, 3 or 4 spools for serging) 60 wt. Bobbin or PolyLite™ Thread Organ® 90/14 Embroidery Needles…

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    Football Table Runner Tutorial for Fall

    This Football Table Runner is a variation of the Touchdown Quilt pattern by Cluck Cluck Sew. It’s an intermediate level quilting pattern, further embellished with pretty quilting stitches. Finished table runner measures approximately 15 1/2″ x 44 1/2″. SUPPLIES Touchdown Quilt Pattern by Cluck Cluck Sew Neutrals & Nutshells 50 wt. Cotton Thread Assortment (12 snap spools of brown and neutral thread shades) 30wt. Cotton Blendables® Thread (featured color: Moss Medley) Sulky KK 2000™ Temporary Spray Adhesive Organ® Needles: size 70/10 Universal & 70/11 Quilting Fabrics (featured table runner includes 3 football blocks & 4 pieced borders from the featured pattern, plus 2 solid borders for the upper and lower…

  • Tie Quilt for Father’s Day & Grad Gift

    Tie Quilt Block for Great Gift Giving + quilted wall hanging for Dad or Grad Create a memorable quilty wall hanging for the Dad or Grad in your life. This tie quilt block is a foundation paper piecing (FPP) pattern, printed onto Sulky Paper Solvy™. Use Sulky 50 wt. Cotton Thread for strong, yet lightweight, seams that are easily pressed flat for easy quilting. Personalize the tie quilt with machine embroidery for a nice touch SUPPLIES Supplies listed are enough to create a 4-block wall hanging, measuring approximately 18” x 20”. Each finished block measures 5 5/8” x 8 1/4″. Stabilizer Sulky Paper Solvy™ Sulky Sticky+™ (optional embroidery)  Sticky+ Slitting…

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  • Star Wars Sewing

    Star Wars® Sewing & Embroidery Projects with Fun Threads

    Star Wars® Sewing & Embroidery May the Fourth Be with You™!   There’s nothing better than specialty threads for Star Wars® sewing! Stitching a design using Sulky Neon, Metallic, CRY® and Glowy™ just elevates any Star Wars® sewing design to greatness! The Brother LB5000S sewing/embroidery combo machine is a great starter embroidery machine for any newbie. Plus, it comes with removable face plates all in Star Wars® themes! And as an added bonus with purchase, you get a slew of Star Wars® embroidery designs to use for your Star Wars®sewing projects, like Princess Leia™, Star Wars® and the Resistance Badge designs featured above. If you’re a Star Wars® fan or know some out there in…

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    Embroidered Umbrellas with Sulky Stitch ‘n Seal™

    Embroidered Umbrellas for Moms, Dads & Grads Yes, you can create embroidered umbrellas! Chelsea Briner of Sew Simple Home created this tutorial for Sulky using Poly Deco™ thread (to withstand sun exposure and outdoor elements) and Sticky Fabri-Solvy™ stabilizer. Also included in Sulky Stitch ‘n Seal™, which keeps waterproofed items waterproofed after stitching! The stabilizer seals any needle holes produced by embellishment to ensure a water-tight hold. SUPPLIES NEEDED Look for an umbrella that has two layers of material that you can separate for embroidery. This allows you to embroider through only the outer layer, remove the Sticky Fabri-Solvy stabilizer, and then apply Sulky Stitch ‘n Seal to maintain the…

  • Farther's Day Gift

    Father’s Day Gift to Sew & Give: Free-Motion Hand Print Tie

    Need a quick Father’s Day gift? Jazz up the standard tie gift with free-motion stitching using your child’s hand print. This up-cycling project starts with a standard tie straight from the closet or thrift store and makes it a keepsake that dad can wear to work on the daily. Trace the child’s hand on the tie and refashion it by free-motion stitching around the hand print. Use Sulky Tear-Easy stabilizer to keep the tie from stretching out as you sew. The full instructions come from Heather at heatherhandmade.com. From Heather I love sewing, up-cycling, and refashion, and I share that love when I teach others how to sew with sewing…

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    5 Father’s Day Gifts to Sew & Embroider

    Here are five Father’s Day gifts to sew, some of which are even easy enough for kids to sew themselves. Dad String Art Pick up a canvas and outline letters using a lightbox. Poke holes along the letter outlines and then thread a needle with two to three strands of Sulky 12 wt. Cotton Petites thread (choose a Blendables™ thread for a neat look). Instruct the kids to sew back and forth through the holes until the desired look is achieved. Dad can hang this in the office, garage or work space and keep it forever! This project by the blog teachbesideme is great for kids of all ages as…

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  • Summer Embroidery Projects

    3 Outdoor Embroidery Projects to Make in an Afternoon

    Summer is coming and it’s time to get the patio furniture out of hiding and gather some fun outdoor embroidery projects to jazz up your deck decor. Using blanks, like tea towels and bath towels, is one super simple way to embroider personalized projects in a fraction of the time. Weigh the cost of purchasing a blank, or set of blanks, rather than the yardage needed to create the project if the main focus is embroidery. You may save a couple of bucks along with a couple of hours (or more!) and end up with something just as sweet. Here are three ideas for outdoor embroidery projects to get your…

  • How To Sew The Perfect Monogram for Men

    Father’s Day! It’s just around the corner. Are you stuck for what to give the dad in your life? There are some great tutorials in this post “For Father’s Day – The Perfect Monogram”   Speaking of monograms, if you really want a monogram like the ones on these dress shirts to look crisp and professional, the best choice for thread is Sulky 60 wt. PolyLite™. Because Polylite is a nice thin thread (in the world of thread, the higher the number, the thinner the thread), so small lettering, like a small shirt cuff monogram will come out much cleaner and sharper than if you stitched with a standard 40 wt.…

  • Quick Gifts for Dad to Sew & Create

    Gifts for Dad to sew & create! Father’s day is just around the corner! We have some wonderful embroidery designs with a mustache theme in the Sulky Embroidery Club for Dad (Click on the picture of the design to take you to the Sulky Embroidery Club site to purchase the design):   You may remember this post I wrote about gifts for dad that gives lots of tips on doing machine embroidery for dad on a handkerchief On a shirt cuff And this great tutorial for a notebook cover So don’t forget dad! He deserved a little something homemade with love too. Happy Sewing!

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