Hand Embroidery

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    Yarn Embroidery on Chunky Sweater

    Yarn Embroidery Yarn embroidery is the latest trend for chunky sweaters on children’s, kids’ and adult garments. Use Sulky Stick ‘n Stitch to transfer the name or phrase of your choice onto an open-weave sweater, and then stitch through all layers using chunky yarn. The result is boutique-worthy, soft and stylish. YARN EMBROIDERY SUPPLIES Open-weave sweater (featured sweater is made of 100% polyester yarn with metallic thread accents) Sulky Stick ‘n Stitch™ Stabilizer Sheets Chunky yarn, such as chenille (approx 100g weight) Large-eye plastic yarn needle The supply list above contains affiliate links. Sulky may receive a commission if you make a purchase through these links. DESIGN CHOICE & TRANSFER…

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    5 Embroidery Resources to Spark Creativity

    Embroidery Resources for your Stitching Journey February is National Embroidery Month, so we’re bringing you five embroidery resources, recommended by Sulky staff, to spark inspiration. With a mix of hand embroidery and machine embroidery, you’re sure to find a project, product and event that speaks to your embroidery love! STOCK YOUR EMBROIDERY SPACE ENTER TO WIN OUR NATIONAL EMBROIDERY MONTH GIVEAWAY! Entry opens Feb 1, 2024 and closes Feb 29, 2024. YOU COULD WIN 40 Wt. Rayon Embroidery Thread Starter Collection & Stabilizer Starter Kit – valued at $327.29! There’s no better way to start your machine embroidery journey than with the highest quality products at hand. Machine Embroidery Basics & Beyond…

  • Tea Towel with Iron-on Transfer Pens

    How to Use Iron-on Transfer Pens for Hand Embroidery

    Iron-on Transfer Pens – a Must-Have Embroidery Tool Learn how to use Sulky Iron-on Transfer Pens for hand embroidery and embellishments. With eight colors to choose from, you can color-code your designs to have a visual clue for when to switch thread colors during embroidery. Plus, if your stitches don’t cover the area as intended, the subtle hue peeking out from beneath the thread conceals imperfections. The featured project below is a tea towel blank, hand embroidered with a “London” design for our tourmates on our 2023 London Craftours trip. This workshop includes both the Iron-on Transfer Pen method and the Sulky Stick ‘n Stitch method for embroidery transfer. Tourmates…

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    USA Embroidery

    USA Embroidery USA Embroidery is the perfect embellishment for a variety of projects. Add USA embroidery to a small shelf pillow, complete with a pocket on the back for storing things like the TV remote for easy access, playing cards for outdoor entertainment or a note for a fallen soldier. Or create wall art to hang up for Memorial Day and July Fourth. Either way, add pom-pom fringe and specialty baubles for fun and whimsy. USA EMBROIDERY SUPPLIES Sulky Tear-Easy™ Stabilizer Sulky Stick ’n Stitch™ Stabilizer https://sulky.com/stick-n-stitch-8-12-x-11-printable-sheets Frame machine embroidery design, no larger than 6” x 6” (Such as Sulky’s Uncle Sam Frame design) https://sulky.com/uncle-sam-frame-machine-embroidery-design Sulky Rayon Thread (purchase the…

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    Mom Themed Embroidery Designs

    Mom Themed Embroidery Designs – Call Your Mom Collection designed by Jennifer Carson, Fur and Feather Friends Sometimes we need a reminder to let mom know we’re okay. What better way to nudge those wayward college kids (and even most adults!) than a pretty design reminding them to call their mom. Choose from two designs and stitch them onto towels, linens, aprons, totes and pillows. The hand embroidery design collection, containing the Call Your Mom and Home is Where Your Mom is designs, is available for FREE on the Sulky website! Simply add it to your cart, complete the checkout process and it will go to your Sulky account for…

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  • Vintage Redwork Embroidery

    Vintage Days of the Week Embroidery Designs

    Vintage Days of the Week embroidery designs for handwork & machine These sweet vintage Days of the Week embroidery designs are now available at sulky.com. Designed by Carol Ingram, this collection contains ten designs that include a motif for each day of the week, Valentine’s Day, Flag Day and Home Sweet Home. The vintage designs are illustrated in Redwork, a classic style reminiscent of 19th century hand-embroidered household items. ABOUT REDWORK After the Industrial Revolution, when red dye, specifically “Turkey Red, was imported from Europe, red thread was widely used to embroider various household goods, napkins, tea towels, pillowcases and more. Redwork designs often depicted children, toys and animals, chores,…

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    Love Appliqué Bunting

    Love Appliqué Bunting   Valentine’s Day Décor to Sew by Hand or Machine designed by Chelsea Briner, Sew Simple Home Create a festive flag bunting featuring appliqué letters that spell out a special “love” note. Hand this up for Valentine’s Day, an anniversary celebration or birthday party. The following instructions are to sew the project by hand. Alternatively, do the appliqué and topstitching by machine for a quicker version. Use Sulky 50 wt. Cotton Thread for the machine version and a size 70/10 Universal Needle for stitching. Love Appliqué Bunting Supplies Love Bunting Templates 3 to 5 cotton fabrics (or try Sulky Felty™ for a different, no-fray look) 35” length…

  • No Place Like Home Wall Hanging

    50 States Wall Hanging to Sew

    50 States Wall Hanging There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays Create homey wall art to welcome family and friends and proudly display your city and state at the same time. This free pattern comes with templates for all 50 states, so you can personalize your wall hanging depending on where you (or your family) live.   50 STATES WALL HANGING REQUIREMENTS  Sulky Thread  50 wt. Cotton (construction; featured color: Med Tawny Tan)  12 wt. Cotton Petites™ (hand embroidery; featured colors: Almost Black & True Red  Needles  70/10 Universal Organ® Needles  Hand Embroidery Needles  Fabrics & Stabilizers  (4) 5¼” squares of solid quilting cotton (A; matching or coordinating)  (3)…

  • Free Hand Embroidery Mammoth Holiday Design

    Free Hand Embroidery Mammothly Merry Christmas Design by Jennifer Carson of Fur & Feather Friends What’s better than free hand embroidery designs, especially for the holidays? Jennifer Carson, of Fur & Feather Friends, designed this Mammothly Merry Christmas pillow pattern and hand embroidery design for Sulky. It features Sulky 12 wt. Filaine Thread, which “blooms” when brushed to create the look of faux fur. Download the freebie and print the design page onto a sheet of Sulky Stick ‘n Stitch Stabilizer for the easiest transfer method ever! Follow Jennifer’s color chart and begin stitching, creating a large-scale design for a pillow or wall hanging. The free hand embroidery design also…

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    Mini Pet Stocking with Hand Embroidery

    Mini Pet Stocking Personalized with Holiday Cheer Hand Embroidery Whip up a mini pet stocking and personalize it with a name and adorable hand embroidered motif. This same stocking size works well as an advent garland, too! Create 12 mini stockings, string them together and add a gift for the 12 days of Christmas. SUPPLIES Sulky Felty™ (two sheets in desired color) coordinating print cotton fabric (lining) Holiday Cheer Hand Embroidery Kit (contains 10 spools of Sulky Cotton Petites™ Thread, one sheet of Felty, 10 hand embroidery designs and a sample of Sulky Stick ‘n Stitch™ with two printed designs) German Wooden Embroidery Hoop (optional) Hand Embroidery Needle Chalk Pencil…