Summer Projects

  • Custom Fabric Baskets Webcast (1)

    Custom Fabric Baskets with The Sewing Loft

    Custom Fabric Baskets a new FREE webcast with the Sewing Loft! Learn how to create functional nesting fabric baskets that have cork fabric borders for structure and style. Use the baskets for storing sewing supplies, fabric cuts, bathroom essentials, or to house a plant! These baskets also make great gifts for the holidays and beyond. Choose from three sizes with options to customize and make them your own. Options include highlighting an orphan quilt block, color blocking, banding and machine embroidery. Heather Valentine of The Sewing Loft shows you how! She’ll also teach you how to work with cork fabrics for the best results every time. Live-streaming on July 9, 2024 at 2pm ET. REGISTER NOW> ABOUT THE SEWING…

  • 2024 Summer Mystery Box from Sulky

    2024 Summer Mystery Box from Sulky

    SUMMER MYSTERY BOX It’s time for the 2024 Summer Mystery Box from Sulky and we are HERE for it! There’s no better way to kick off the summer season than with a new box of goodies to inspire your creativity. Check out the Summer Mystery Box for 2024 HERE>. ABOUT THE SUMMER MYSTERY BOX If you’ve never grabbed a Sulky Mystery Box before, you’re in for a treat! (Make that 16 treats, to be exact.) Each box contains SIXTEEN items to inspire your summer makes! PLUS, with purchase of this MEGA MYSTERY BOX, you’ll also receive two PDF patterns and a new exclusive machine embroidery design. Use the items in…

  • How to Sew a Pie Carrier

    Sew a Pie Carrier with Recipe Card Pocket

    Sew a Pie Carrier with Insulated Batting & Adjustable Straps Sew an insulated casserole and/or pie carrier to take to summer gatherings. Include a recipe pocket on the inside, too. Place a homemade pie or casserole dish in the center, complete with the recipe used to make it, and gift the carrier to someone special. This Carrier is shown with a pie tin that’s 9” in diameter at the widest part (upper edge). To use a larger pie tin or deep-dish glass pan, size up by at least 2”, depending on the vessel you plan to transport. PIE CARRIER SUPPLIES (1) 18” cotton fabric square (exterior) 18” square &  5…

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  • Sailboat Quilt Table Runner

    Sailing Quilt, Table Runner, Mug Rug and More – Free Pattern!

    Sailing Quilt by Susan Marth Create a pieced Sailing Quilt table runner featuring fun fabrics for summer. Choose patriotic-themed fabrics for a nice addition to your July 4 décor. Or choose hues of blue, gray and white for a nautical theme. This pattern was designed and made by Susan Marth, of Susan is an accomplished quilter, patternmaker and loves using Sulky Cotton Threads in her creations. Her Tiny Tree Template Set is recommended for this project, to create the sails on the sailboat blocks. The acrylic templates allow for accurate cutting. Plus, you can use them to create all sorts of trees and tree-shaped designs for future makes!…

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  • Embroider a Sunhat

    Embroider a Sunhat for Summer

    How to Embroider a Sunhat Embroider a sunhat for wearing on summer days, taking on vacation and gifting to a bride-to-be, bachelorette party, friend group. The hat brim is easily personalized with a name or phrase, such as “Miss to Mrs,” “Beach, Please,” or the featured “Vacay Vibes.” Read on to learn how to embroider a sunhat easily using Sulky Cotton Petites Thread and Stick ‘n Stitch Stabilizer. If you’re headed to Bali with us this October, make yourself an embroidered sunhat and bring it along! (DEADLINE FOR REGISTERING FOR THIS FABULOUS BALI SULKY TRIP IS QUICKLY APPROACHING! FIND OUT MORE HERE>.) SUNHAT SUPPLIES Wide-brim sunhat (like this, this or…

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  • daypack pattern in faux waxed canvas on table

    Daypack Pattern in Faux Waxed Canvas

    Daypack Pattern Faux Waxed Canvas vs Waxed Canvas This Daypack pattern is a great carryall for every day, sports activities, hiking and more. With its magnetic bar closure and adjustable backpack straps, it’s easy to wear and plenty roomy, too. The interior is lined with laminated cotton fabric, making it a great bag to tote damp swim towels, pet items and athletic shoes. The recommended fabric for the exterior is heavyweight, such as canvas, waxed canvas, faux leather or cork. The featured daypack pattern is made from waxed canvas. Can you tell by the image above which bag is made from waxed canvas and which is made of faux waxed…

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  • Fly a Kite banner on textured mat

    Fly a Kite Banner to Embroider & Sew

    Fly a Kite Banner Stitch a “Fly a Kite” banner to hang on your front door, pin to a message board or display on a garden flag stake. Add a fun machine embroidery design to celebrate the changing seasons and celebrate the beautiful days ahead! FLY A KITE BANNER SUPPLIES Sulky Hot Cocoa Wall Hanging Pattern (it’s free!) Fat quarter of fabric (front & back) or (2) 10″ x 16″ coordinating fabrics (front & back) Sulky 50 wt. Cotton Thread (construction) Hello Summer Machine Embroidery Palette (includes 10 spools of Sulky Rayon Thread and six summer-themed machine embroidery designs in 3 sizes; featured design: Hello Summer Kite) Sulky Stabilizers: Soft…

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  • Stars and Stripes Quilt

    Stars and Stripes Quilt Pattern

    Stars and Stripes – a Patriotic Quilt Pattern This Stars and Stripes patriotic quilt pattern is designed by Ashley Hough. The quilt features the ALL NEW American Beauty fabric stacker by Riley Blake, Sulky Patriotic Quilting Thread Sampler and 30 wt. Cotton Blendables Thread in color “America”. Grab the pattern for free during the month of May 2024 and use it for a variety of patriotic projects. STARS AND STRIPES QUILT PATTERN SUPPLIES Stars & Stripes Quilt Pattern (free for a limited time!) American Beauty Fabric Stacker – NEW! Background & backing fabric (featured: White Kona Cotton) Patriotic Quilting Thread Assortment 30 wt. Cotton Blendables® Thread Sulky Tender Touch Stabilizer…

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  • Join us at Comicpalooza

    Comicpalooza Here We Come!

    Comicpalooza 2024 Cosplay sewists flock to Comicpalooza, and we are HERE for it! This year, Sulky will be at Comicpalooza and will share all the fun with YOU. Ellen March, Sulky Director of Content, will share her expertise in sewing difficult costume fabrics, using Sulky products to make the process easier, faster and MORE FUN. Read on to experience her fun freebie for all guests of Comicpalooza and try your hand at making a decorative patch that showcases your favorite superhero, villain or comic book character. About Comicpalooza 2024 Comicpalooza takes place during Memorial day weekend, May 24-26, 2024, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. Avid collectors,…

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  • May Day baskets and More

    May Day Basket Tradition + Baskets to Sew for Others

    May Day Basket – a Fun Tradition to Share I recently discovered that the May Day Basket tradition isn’t as widely known or practiced as I thought. After moving to a new neighborhood (many years ago), I left May Day Baskets on my neighbor’s porches. They had no idea why or what was happening! Growing up, I made May Day Baskets with my sister, using construction paper, stickers to conceal used birthday bags, and a lot of ingenuity. We carefully crafted our “baskets” and handed them out to friends, neighbors and even strangers. I recall sometimes even including picked dandelions with the gift! Recently, during an episode of Sew What?,…

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