• Kid Craft Ornament to Sew in No Time

    Kid Craft Ornament – Snow Globe A kid craft ornament is the perfect snowy day activity for kids that are home from school during winter break. This snow globe kid-craft ornament is a quick and easy project that includes felt and glitter, two of the best kid craft supplies! I recommend working on this project with your kiddo, teaching them sewing fundamentals along the way. A straight stitch is all that’s needed, with a little finesse required for sewing the curved edges of the snow globe ornament. If working with kids younger than 8 years old, have them pour the glitter and you do the sewing (and they watch). Remember,…

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    Mini Quilt Garland to Embroider & Hang on Display

    No Peeking Mini Quilt Garland Create a mini quilt garland to embroidery and display on a Christmas tree or holiday garland, hanging above the stockings on the mantel. The featured No Peeking design is from the Sulky Santa Sayings machine embroidery collection, and it includes an appliqué gift tag. Use a fun sparkly fabric, solid or fabric with minimal print for the appliqué in the hoop to not compete with the thread work. MINI QUILT GARLAND SUPPLIES Santa Sayings Machine Embroidery Palette Sulky Bobbin Thread (or PolyLite™ Thread in a color to match background fabric) Machine Embroidery Design (featured design from Santa Sayings Machine Embroidery Collection: No Peeking), measuring 4.69”…

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    Holiday Pillow Wraps to Sew & Embroider

    Holiday Pillow Wraps How-Tos Create holiday pillow wraps that enable you to quickly swap your décor throughout the year. Choose a winter-themed machine embroidery alphabet collection to personalize the wraps with a monogram, name or holiday-specific saying. Download the free Holiday Pillow Wraps pattern and add it to your Sulky account for easy retrieval if it’s ever misplaced. Simply create an account (if you don’t have one already) and add the freebie to your cart. Go through the checkout and grab the download to save, print or view as you wish. The featured digital Winter Greens Machine Embroidery and Winter Greens Hand Embroidery Collection is available at sulky.com. The machine…

  • Festive Towels to Embroider

    Festive Towels with Machine Embroidery for the Holidays

    Festive Towels for the Holidays Make festive towels with machine embroidery to add some festive cheer to your kitchen this holiday season. The following directions are for making your own towel out of fabric. But it’s equally as impressive to add a machine embroidery design to an embroidery blank. Choose one of our Santa Sayings embroidery designs or make six towels to showcase the entire collection and give some away as gifts, complete with your favorite cookie recipe. Finished size: approx. 13 ¼” x 23 ¼” SUPPLIES FOR TOWELS Supplies listed are enough to make one kitchen towel. 50 wt. Cotton Thread (to match towel or trim flange fabric) Santa…

  • Gnome Mug Rug Appliqué Project

    Gnome Mug Rug designed by Chelsea Briner, Sew Simple Home How cute is this little Gnome Mug Rug? A mug rug is similar to a coaster, but much larger to accommodate a cookie or snack, too. Think of it as a mini placemat, perfect for appliqué, machine embroidery or showcasing a fun fabric print. This mug rug design will get you into holiday-sewing mode, and have you diving into your stash for some fun leftover holiday prints from last year. APPLIQUÉ BASICS This gnome mug rug was created using a sneak peek of Sulky’s new fusible webbing: Perfect Appliqué. Remember to always use care when fusing and set your iron…

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    Quick and Easy Sewing Ornament to Make & Give

    Sewing Ornament with Fabric Scraps Dive into your scrap bin and make a fun sewing ornament to gift to friends and fill up your tree! The free Tomato Pincushion appliqué pattern is easily adaptable for a number of projects, and they look great sewn in Sulky 30 wt. Cotton Thread. SUPPLIES Sulky 30 wt. Cotton Thread: True Red, Christmas Green & Silver Gray 50 wt. Cotton+Steel Thread by Sulky (to match base fabric) Sulky Bobbin Thread KK 2000™ Temporary Spray Adhesive Size 90/14 Organ Universal Needle Sulky Totally Stable® Stabilizer Clover Wonder Clips (2) 4 1/2″ squares of fabric (ornament base) Approximately 18″ of mini pom-pom trim 6″ length of…

  • Hanukkah Wall Hanging

    Hanukkah Wall Hanging with Machine Embroidery

    Hanukkah Wall Hanging with Sulky Poly Star™ Thread Create a festive Hanukkah wall hanging with sparkle, created with Sulky Poly Star thread. The polyester thread has flecks of metallic running through it, making it the easiest metallic thread to sew. It’s a 30 wt. thread, so make some adjustments if using a machine embroidery design digitized for 40 wt. thread. SUPPLIES Cotton+Steel 50 wt. Thread by Sulky (construction) Sulky Bobbin thread (for embroidery) Winter Poly Star 6-pack Sampler or Silver Poly Star 6-pack Sampler Sulky 40 wt. Rayon thread Stabilizers: Sulky Tear-Easy™ & Soft ‘n Sheer™ Extra Organ Needles: 90/14 Embroidery (machine embroidery) & 70/10 Universal (construction) Fabric: Coordinating quilting…

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    Free Embroidery Design for Holiday Decorating

    Free Embroidery Design Alert! Grab the embroidery design files for your machine to stitch adorable Holly String Lights to decorate your mantel, Christmas tree, wreaths and more! by Zandra Shaw of EmbroiderShoppe DESIGN DETAILS The Holly String Lights, digitized by Zandra Shaw of EmbroiderShoppe, is a freestanding design that’s embroidered through layers of organza for additional support and color. The free embroidery design link will take you to Zandra’s site where you can log in or create an account to grab the designs for free. Any machine embroidery hoop size will work with this project! Use a smaller hoop to embroider one Holly leaf cluster, or choose larger hoops to…

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    10 Gifts to Sew for the Holidays

    10 Gifts to Sew for holiday gift-giving Here are several gifts to sew for holiday gift-giving! Pair something handmade with a few special store-bought items to create a fun gift basket, themed for the recipient. Tea Towel Gifts Package an embroidered tea towel with a festive spatula, cake mix and fun sprinkles. Gift this to a friend who loves to bake! Grab a kit that includes six towel blanks, 12 wt. Cotton Petites Thread and hand embroidery patterns to make easy work of several gifts. Or grab an individual white tea towel and choose a holiday machine embroidery design personalized to the recipient. Grab the Reindeer with Boots computerized embroidery…

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    Holiday Potholder + Cookie Cutter Bundle

    Holiday Potholder & sewing-themed cookie cutter bundle Get in the holiday baking spirit with the Snow Sweets Cookie Cutter Bundle. Included is a set of four sewing-themed cookie cutters (sewing machine, thimble and thread spool), a spool of Sulky Poly Star thread and a 10″ x WOF (“width of fabric”) rectangle of adorable Snow Sweets Folk Toss Charcoal fabric by Riley Blake Designs. With purchase you’ll also receive a simple holiday potholder pattern, a Sulky “Snowman Cupcake” machine embroidery design AND a fun sugar cookie recipe. The potholder project, made with the included fabric, is the perfect coordinating accompaniment to the Holiday Quilt in the Hoop Table Runner kit, featured…