Hand Embroidery for Kids

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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…

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    Needle Case for Safe & Pretty Storage

    Needle Case – Free Pattern! designed by Chelsea Briner, Sew Simple Home This quick-and-easy needle case is a fun project that houses your sewing needles and protects them, too. Add hand embroidery elements to the case front for a bit of personalization and pops of color. Print the included design or a design of your choice onto Sticky Fabri-Solvy or Stick ‘n Stitch to easily transfer the design and stitch through all layers before removing under running water. GRAB THE FREE PATTERN> Celebrate National Sewing Month by creating this Needle Case to keep your most-used needles safe, organized and stylish, too! If desired, add machine embroidery instead of hand embroidery…

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    Felt Advent Calendar with Holiday Cheer Embroidery

    Felt Advent Calendar a free pattern showcasing the Holiday Cheer Hand or Machine Embroidery Collection Count the days until Christmas with a fun felt advent calendar. This pattern comes together quickly and you decide what designs to feature on the pockets! ADVENT CALENDAR DESIGN OPTIONS Opt for our Holiday Cheer Hand Embroidery Kit, which includes a digital booklet full of ten patterns and reference materials, a sheet of Sulky Felty™, printed designs on Stick ‘n Stitch, and TEN spools of Sulky Cotton petites™ Thread. Or, choose machine embroidery and grab our Holiday Cheer Machine Embroidery Collection, which contains the ten designs digitized for 40 wt. Rayon Thread. The Holiday Cheer…

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    FREE Hand Embroidery Pattern for Place Mats

    Free Hand Embroidery Pattern for Place Mats Orange You Glad it’s Summer? Bring some yellows and oranges into your summer décor with this free hand embroidery pattern for place mats. Along with the free hand embroidery pattern, you’ll also get great tips for straight-line quilting. Download the free project PDF today and get started! SUPPLIES For Embroidery: Get the free designs on our Free Projects page here Sulky Stick ‘n Stitch™ – 8 1/2’’ x 11’’ – Printable Sheets Hand embroidery needle Small embroidery scissors Sulky 12 Wt. Cotton Petites – 50 yd. Spools in these colors: Almost Black Sunset Orange Flame For the Place Mats: Download the full instructions…

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  • 10 Uses for Sulky Cotton petites Thread

    Cotton Petites Thread: Top 10 Uses for Sewing Projects

    Top 10 Uses for Sulky Cotton Petites™ Thread Sulky 12 wt. Cotton Petites thread is a great thread choice for so many sewing applications. The thread is heavyweight, 12 wt. to be exact, comes in myriad colors (even Blendables®) and one strand equals two strands of traditional embroidery floss. HANDWORK vs MACHINE SEWING Yes, you can use this heavyweight thread for hand or machine sewing. For serging, try this thread in the loopers for a full coverage rolled hem or decorative blanket edging. For machine embroidery, try this thread in “heavy,” “fur” or “brushed” designs (just don’t brush the design out; use Sulky Filaine to achieve that effect). For standard…

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    Leo the Lion Project: Hand Embroidery for Kids, Episode 4

    Leo the Lion Hoop Art Project Hand Embroidery for Kids, Episode 4 with Laura Bray of Laura Bray Designs Create this Leo the Lion Hoop Art to display your first hand embroidery project! The Leo the Lion embroidery pattern is a simple pattern to teach kids or to make as a beginner of any age. LEO THE LION EMBROIDERY Download the Leo the Lion pattern. Print it out onto Sulky Stick ‘n Stitch™ stabilizer. Cut around the pattern. Stick the pattern onto the right side of a piece of fabric of your choice. Choose thread colors for the lion, using the wide range of Sulky Cotton Petites™ Thread. For the…

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    Basic Hand Embroidery Stitches: Hand Embroidery for Kids, Episode 3

    Basic Hand Embroidery Stitches Hand Embroidery for Kids, Episode 3 with Laura Bray of Laura Bray Designs When learning hand embroidery, three basic stitches are essential for most embroidery patterns. Learn these three easy stitches to begin learning the wonderful world of hand embroidery! The below video is great for teaching kids in a safe, fun environment.   Have your child practice these stitches on a piece of scrap fabric. They won’t be as nervous about their stitches, which will help them grow their stitching confidence. Backstitch This is one of the easiest stitches. The backstitch is a great stitch to use when outlining a pattern. For beginners, outlining a…

  • Transferring Designs for Hand Embroidery

    Transferring Designs: Hand Embroidery for Kids, Episode 2

    Transferring Designs onto Fabric for Hand Embroidery by Laura Bray, Laura Bray Designs There are a number of ways to transfer designs (PDF patterns) onto fabric. Some are simpler than others, especially when teaching children the art of hand embroidery. Lightbox or Window Method If your fabric is lightweight, you can use a lightbox or even a bright window. Kids love using a lightbox, and this one is super lightweight and easy to use. Simply print out the PDF embroidery pattern, place it on the light source and then place your fabric over the pattern. Use chalk or water-soluble pencil to trace the image onto the fabric. Transfer Pens Print the…

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    Hand Embroidery for Kids – New Video Series, Episode 1

    Hand Embroidery for Kids: a New Sulky Video Series Episode 1: SUPPLIES Yes, hand embroidery for kids! In this video series, Laura Bray of Laura Bray designs takes us through the steps to teach children the wonderful art of hand embroidery. Hand embroidery is a gateway craft for kids, as it’s easy to learn and understand how stitches are formed, the supplies are inexpensive, and it’s fun to pick out thread and fabric colors (not to mention designs!) From Laura Hand Embroidery is a wonderful skill to teach your child. It’s a creative and quiet activity for both you and your child. I began teaching my daughter how to embroider…

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