• St Patrick's Day Sewing Projects

    St. Patrick’s Day Sewing Projects to Make & Give

    There’s still time to decorate with St Patrick’s Day Sewing Projects! Here are 5 St Patrick’s Day Sewing Projects to whip up in time for the little leprechauns to visit. Shamrock Place Mats These cute place mats are quick to make and you can use whatever green and white fabric you have in your stash. Try quilting them with Summer Grass Blendables 30 Wt. Cotton Thread. 2. Mug Rug Use this under your Shamrock Shake or Green Tea for a festive addition to afternoon tea. 12 Wt. Cotton Petites Thread is perfect for wool applique. 3. Pretty St Patrick’s Day Pillow Embroider a shamrock, like this Mendhika Shamrock from Urban…

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    No-Sew Wreath with Thread Wrapped Letter

    No Sew Wreath Make a no-sew wreath in no time! This month, we’re decorating with wreaths to fill the holiday-decor void. We’ve had a colorful wreath made of thread spools, a snowflake wreath made with freestanding lace snowflake embroidery designs, and now a no-sew wreath composed of a wooden letter wrapped in thread. Make your own no-sew wreath to add some cheer to your front door, with a little or a lot of color. Sulky 12 wt. cotton Petites make quick work of winding the wooden letter, which can be found in a craft or hobby store (I found mine at the Target dollar bin!). For your no-sew wreath, choose…

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    Instant Pot Cover 3: Free Pattern + Recipe

    Get Your Free Instant Pot Cover Pattern! We’re continuing this month with enjoying new soup recipes as well as new takes on our free Instant Pot Cover pattern. Pictured above is our free Instant Pot Cover pattern made by Nicole Daskiewwicz of Modern Handcraft. She used home-decor weight fabric, which goes perfectly with her choice of Sulky Poly Deco thread, and Sulky Fuse ‘n Stitch for extra stability. Do you keep your Instant Pot on your counter all year long? Do you store it away? Either way, you’ll love having a cover for it to keep it dust free as well as sitting pretty. She loves the handle at the…

  • Instant Pot Cover 2: Free Pattern + Recipe

    Instant Pot Cover Version 1   Do you Instant Pot? Some of our favorite sewists do, and they’ve teamed up to offer their twists on our Instant Pot Cover pattern. Our Instant Pot Cover project is an instant winner! It’s popularity might be due to the fact that so many people were gifted an Instant Pot over the holidays. Or maybe because it’s National Soup Month and everyone is making yummy soups and stews. Or maybe it’s because the project is amazing and is easily completed in no time at all. Whatever the reason, we hope you join in and make yourself an Instant Pot Cover version, too! Katrina Walker,…

  • Gifts to Sew + Free Patterns

    Quick Gifts to Sew + Free Patterns We’re all running out of time to make holiday gifts, so we’ve compiled eight quick gifts to sew that you can make before the clock strikes midnight on Christmas Eve. These quick gifts to sew are also small-scale projects, which means you can utilize your fabric stash! Plus, you can choose different embroidery designs, add fun embellishments, and experiment with various thread weights and types to make each quick gift unique. Fleece Hat Everyone can use a hat during the winter months! This fleece hat pattern comes in kid and adult sizing, and it’s easily sewn in less than two hours. If you…

  • Machine Embroidered Cork Key Fobs

    Machine Embroidered Cork Key Fobs By Pamela Cox Making these machine embroidered cork key fobs were quite easy (and fun!). Cork Fabric is one of my top favorite materials to stitch on!  It cuts easily and the edges do not fray. It also easily feeds through a sewing machine, allowing a true seam to be stitched, and it even accepts machine embroidery! Specific information about working with Cork Fabric can be found in Sulky’s Materials Blog Archives. Key Fob Instructions The basic concept is to embellish a strip of cork fabric, back it with another strip, trim, and add hardware!  Yes, it really is that easy! It takes more time…

  • FREE Gift Tag Pattern & Printable

    Holiday Gift Tags by Ellen March Handmade holiday gift tags are the perfect finishing touch to a wrapped present. Even better if you include a message to the recipient, letting him or her know you made what’s inside, too! These cute handmade gift tags are made using Sulky 12 wt. Cotton Petites thread but you can also use 30 wt. or 40 wt. thread for different looks. Download the free printable to use as a hand embroidery template, machine embroidery template, or simply print them out onto card stock and use the tags as-is! GIFT TAG SUPPLY LIST Supplies listed are enough to make 6 gift tags, depending on size…

  • Holiday Mini Hoop Ornaments – FREE Hand Embroidery Patterns and PDF

    Aimee Davis of daisyeyes handmade created these adorably festive Holiday Mini Hoop Ornaments and honestly, we’re obsessed with them! The best part? The pattern is designed for all levels of embroiderers and is perfect for beginners, so even the little ones can join in! These would make a great addition to the Christmas tree or even to hang around the house.   Supply List Fat quarter of white cotton fabric Sulky® Stick ‘n Stitch™ Stabilizer + a printer (if desired for printing your patterns) Thread Heaven (suggested for using with sewing Sulky Stick ‘n Stitch) Embroidery needle Small embroidery scissors Mini wooden hoops (holes are 1″) Red/white cotton bakers twine for…

  • Dads & Grads DIY Gift Ideas

    This series is written by guest blogger, Pamela Cox. Pamela is an expert embroiderer, designer, digitizer and all around wonderful girl! We are so happy to have her contributing to the Sulky Blog! Dads & Grads Can there be any busier month than now?  School is getting out, summer is in full swing and we have two exceptional people to make gifts for!  Embroidering distinctive gifts becomes a little easier when starting with a premade item.  Most of us are familiar with embroidering on t-shirts, sweatshirts and towels and they should not be overlooked as possible gifts. Any one of them can be embellished with a design specific to the…

  • Valentine’s Day DIY Inspiration

    With Valentine’s Day coming up we wanted to highlight our previous Valentine’s Day blog posts to give you some “lovely” inspiration. Heart Mug Rug and Place Mats Tutorial Fill your home with love! Create these adorable heart-shaped place mats and “mug rugs” for the perfect Valentine’s Day environment. Machine Embroidery on Card Stock Tutorial Create unique, personal cards that the recipient can cherish forever or even use as Valentine’s Day decor for years to come! DIY Heart Pendant Whether you want to show love to a friend, sibling, child, or make one for yourself, these little hand-stitched pendants are wonderful, quick and easy Valentine’s Day gifts! Scrappy St. Valentine’s Day…