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  • Yoga Bag Pattern by Sew Hungry Hippie

    Yoga Bag Pattern Tips & Tricks

    Yoga Bag Pattern – Bliss Yoga Bag by Sew Hungry Hippie This yoga bag pattern is a pretty easy sew; however, a few tips and tricks will help you navigate the tricky parts. Stitch up this yoga bag and sew your way to wellness in the new year! Note: this post includes affiliate links. If you make a purchase from those links, we may receive a commission on those purchases. Yoga Bag Pattern Particulars This yoga bag is lined with a layer of interfacing and fusible fleece (or batting) between the layers. This results in a nicely structured bag with a comfy strap. What I did: I used a heavyweight…

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  • Winter Wearables

    Winter Wearables to Sew

     Winter Wearables garments to sew for winter to keep you warm & cozy Winter wearables are often loose-fitting garments that are easily layered for temperatures that fluctuate day to day (and even hour to hour in some places). Stitch up some winter wearables in cozy fabrics, such as sweater knit, sweatshirt fleece and double knit, to add to your wardrobe this season. GO-TO WINTER STYLES A comfy cardigan is a great addition to your winter wardrobe, as it’s easily layered and constructed out of multiple fabric substrates. Choose a knit-friendly pattern, such as the Blackwood Cardigan by Helen’s Closet. This winter wearable is a great transitional piece for early spring,…

  • Luggage Accessories to Sew & Embroider

    Luggage Accessories Planning to travel in the New Year? Luggage accessories are a must to keep your items organized and clearly marked for identification. Machine embroidery is the easiest way to add a bit of personalization to luggage tags, bags and tech totes in order to keep everything together for your next trip. Here are five ideas for projects to make as you look forward to upcoming trips. LUGGAGE TAGS Luggage tag blanks are super simple to embroider and easy to personalize. You’ll need: Luggage Tag Blank Sulky Sticky+™ Stabilizer Sulky 40 wt. Poly Deco™ Thread (colors determined by design & luggage tag color) Bobbin Thread: Sulky 60 wt. Bobbin or PolyLite Thread Sulky…

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  • Last-Minute Knit Pajamas for Christmas Eve

    Knit Pajamas for Christmas Eve (& Beyond!)

    Knit Pajamas for Christmas Eve & Beyond Gifting new knit pajamas on Christmas Eve is a family tradition of mine. I guess the pajamas haven’t always been made of knit fabric…but those certainly are the preferred fabrics in my family. This year, I started with the Sulky Kids’ Pajama Pant pattern (bonus – it’s FREE! And it comes in multiple sizes from toddler to size 16Y!) and experimented with swapping knit fabric for the woven the pattern directed. The result? Read on to find out! KNIT PAJAMAS SUPPLIES Sulky Kids’ Pajama Pant Pattern Good quality knit fabric with 2-way stretch (amount is determined by pattern size) Sulky 50 wt. Cotton…

  • Sulky 2022 Holiday Mystery Box

    2022 Holiday Mystery Box from Sulky

    2022 Holiday Mystery Box GREAT GIFT ALERT! What’s inside the 2022 Mystery Box? The fun part is opening up your box to see what’s inside! The Holiday 2022 Mystery Box is just that: a MYSTERY!   The 2022 Sulky Holiday Mystery Box is HERE! Gift yourself this fun box, full of items that will spark your creativity this winter. The theme for this winter box is “calm, cool & crisp,” and you’ll find favorites, festive gifts and fun! Inside is more than $45 in products PLUS we’ll add a curated collection of holiday-themed machine embroidery designs to your Sulky account after your purchase is verified – an additional $10 in…

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  • Sulky Holiday Gift Guide

    Sulky Holiday Gift Guide 2022

    Holiday Gift Guide The Sulky Holiday Gift Guide for 2022 is here! We’ve compiled some of our best-sellers, fun gifts and must-makes for this holiday season into one convenient lookbook for you to peruse. Take a look below, flip the pages and click on the images to grab the freebies, purchase products and more. GIFT LISTS Inside the gift guide, you’ll find fun projects to make for others this holiday season. Pl products that you can gift yourself or your sewing friends. I always draw a blank when my family and friends ask what I want for Christmas. I guess I just forget what I’ve been wanting all year long!…

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  • tree collar

    DIY Tree Collar with Fabric Covered Cord

    DIY Tree Collar Make a DIY Tree Collar and put your fabric scraps to good use! If you remember the fabric covered cording used for sewing baskets and rugs, this is the same concept. However, there’s a hole in the center that’s big enough for your tree to fit inside. WHAT’S A TREE COLLAR? A tree collar is an updated take on a tree skirt. You’re probably seeing them in stores made out of various metals, plastics and basket materials. By making your own tree collar, you can customize the size and shape (oval or circle) and use up loads of fabric scraps in the process. Dive into your fabric…

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  • Sew Your Own Napkins & Add Fall Botanical Embroidery

    Sew Your Own Napkins with Machine Embroidery

    Sew Your Own Napkins for Family Gatherings Sew your own napkins for a great alternative to single-use paper napkins. Cloth napkins are easy to sew and really add a personal touch of handmade to your family gatherings, holiday meals and home décor. SUPPLIES TO SEW YOUR OWN NAPKINS 2 coordinating cotton fabrics (Amount & size depends on personal preference. See “NAPKIN FABRICS & CUTTING” below for guidance.) Sulky Fall Botanicals Machine Embroidery Collection (or design(s) of your choice no larger than 3″ wide; featured design: Fall Botanicals Gourds) Tear-Easy™ Stabilizer Sulky Thread: 40 wt. Rayon (colors determined by embroidery designs; featured colors are 942-1549 Flax, 942-0562 Spice & 942-1180 Med.…

  • stitch a quick superhero cape

    Quick Cape Costume for Halloween

    Quick Cape Costume your super simple solution to dressing up this Halloween (or every day you need some superhero energy)! CAPE COSTUME DETAILS This cape is sized for an adult, but easily adaptable for a kid’s costume. Draft a quick pattern, and then sew. Include a superhero-inspired motif, monogram or appliquéd letter to the cape back for fun personalization. No cutting machine is needed for this glittery motif, but if you have one – now’s your chance to use it! It’s easier to use the vinyl shimmer sheet than a fabric appliqué, especially if working with a fabric that can’t tolerate the heat needed for fusible web. Plus, the sticker…

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  • 3 scissor cases for your favorite shears

    Scissor Storage for Your Best Shears

    Scissor Storage Your best shears deserve the royal treatment! Make scissor cases to house your favorite sharp tools and keep them away from sticky fingers! For National Sewing Month, we want to treat our best tools with tender loving care, so here are three in-the-hoop scissor cases to create, with kits to make things easy. SCISSOR STORAGE #1 The Candy Corn Clutch, from Sookie Sews for Sulky, is the perfect shape to hold a pair of large scissors. The largest size measures about 5 3/4″ x 9 1/4″, so easily holds a pair of scissors slightly smaller than that. Grab a Candy Corn Clutch Kit to create yours out of…

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