Summer Projects

  • How to Sew a Tooth Fairy Pillow

    How to Sew A Tooth Fairy Pillow

    How to Sew a Tooth Fairy Pillow for National Tooth Fairy Day! Learn how to sew a Tooth Fairy Pillow in a few easy steps. Sulky Felty makes a great tooth-shaped pocket, while a bit of hand embroidery stitches a smile. Dive into your button stash for the eyes, and hang the pillow from braided cord. This keepsake gift is sure to be one that’s treasured. TOOTH FAIRY PILLOW SUPPLIES 3″ square of Sulky Felty – white (2) 4 1/2″ squares of quilting cotton fabric Sulky 50 wt. Cotton Thread Organ® size 70/10 Universal Needle Sulky 12 wt. Cotton Petites Thread (colors as desired for eyes and mouth details) Hand…

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  • embroidered golf towel

    Embroidered Golf Towels

    Embroidered Golf Towels for National Golf Month Embroidered golf towels make great gifts! Stitch up a set for a bachelor or bachelorette party, gift them to the guys for Father’s Day, embroider several for the nieces and nephews and take them on an outing to hit the links. These six colors of golf towels have a gold grommet attached, complete with the perfect hook to attach the towel to a golf bag or tennis bag. And the towels are easily embroidered using Sulky Solvy, Ultra Solvy and Poly Deco™ Threads. Read on to learn how. EMBROIDERED GOLF TOWEL SUPPLIES Golf Towel Blank Golf-themed embroidery design (featured design: Golf Appliqué by…

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  • Pencil Pillow Pal Pattern

    Pencil Pillow Pal Full of Personality Stitch a stuffie that has a cute personality and gift it to a teacher or student for “back-to-school” season. Swap the pencil lead color to create a set of colored pencils, if desired! This pillow also makes a great gift for an artist. But it’s really great in a cozy corner or reading nook, too. GRAB THE FREE PATTERN! PILLOW PAL SUPPLIES Thread  Sulky 12 wt. Cotton Petites – Black (appliqué)  Sulky 50 wt. Cotton Thread (construction)  Fabrics & Stabilizer  Perfect Appliqué Fusible Web  4 Fat Quarters of cotton fabric: black, tan, grey & one solid or print of your choice  1 roll of…

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  • In the Hoop Ice Cream Pouch

    In The Hoop Ice Cream Pouch for National Ice Cream Day! This in-the-hoop Ice Cream Pouch fits a pair of scissors, a bit of pocket change or a handful of sweet treats. The project makes a great birthday party favor, too! Made in two hoopings, the in-the-hoop project is made entirely of Felty for no raw edges. Add a D-ring swivel clip or O-ring at the upper-edge tab to clip to a bag, backpack or use as a keyring. Instructional PDF is included with design files. Also included are two “DL” files to use in lieu of cutting machine files to create precut fabric templates, if desired. Finished Size: 3.38″…

  • Sewing Knits for summer

    Sewing Knits vs Woven Fabrics

    Sewing Knits vs Sewing Wovens Sewing knits is slightly more challenging than sewing woven fabrics. For one, knits have varying degrees of stretch. We need to tame the stretch to avoid wavy, and sometimes inaccurate, seams. As long as we aren’t stretching the fabric during sewing, knits can easily be tamed. The great thing is that you can use either a standard sewing machine or a serger when sewing knits. The latter allows for a nicer finish and helps tame the stretch factor, too. But a standard sewing machine also creates nice results. Typically, patterns designed for knit fabrics are not suitable for wovens and vice versa. However, there are…

  • Sun Sand Sea Cross Stitch Chart

    Sun Sand Sea Cross Stitch Chart & Machine Embroidery Design

    Sun Sand Sea Cross Stitch Chart Freebie! plus NEW Machine Embroidery Design  Designed by Kate Johnson of You Too More  This simple and fun Sun Sand Sea Cross Stitch project is easy to carry along with you on the go this summer, stitching away while traveling or lounging by the pool. Toss your supplies into a stitch pouch, resealable bag or beach tote and take off! Embellish a tote bag, kitchen towel or create hoop art with this cute design that’s sure to add some sunshine to your summer. Grab the free cross-stitch chart HERE. SUN SAND SEA SUPPLIES Thread  Sulky 12 wt. Cotton Petites 712-1253 Dk. Sapphire  712-1292 Heron…

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  • Citrus Slice Placemats

    Citrus Slice Placemats

    Citrus Slice Placemats – a Summery Set Create quilted citrus slices for your summery table with simple appliqué methods. Create your own pattern (with or without seeds!). A set of these Citrus Slice Placemats will look great on your outdoor table for a summer brunch, birthday lunch or pool party! CITRUS SLICE PLACEMAT SUPPLIES Patternmaking materials (paper, pencil, hand embroidery hoop or compass) Sulky 50 wt. Cotton Thread (white or off-white to match pith & color to match citrus fabric) Sulky Perfect Appliqué Fusible Web Citrus-colored fabrics (approximately two 16″ squares for each placemat) White or off-white fabric (approximately one 15″ square for each placemat) Low-loft batting (approximately one 16″…

  • Stitch an Embroidered S'mores Kit

    Embroidered S’mores Kit

    Embroidered S’mores Kit Perfect for Gifting Create an embroidered S’mores kit for summer campouts. This embroidered S’mores kit is a drawstring pouch with boxed corners for dimension. The roomy interior fits a 16 oz. bag of large marshmallows (or larger), 6 full-size chocolate bars,  6 full size peanut butter cup packs and 12 oz. box of graham crackers so everything you need is at the ready. The S’mores kit also makes a great last-minute Father’s Day gift, too! Make the embroidered S’mores kit from canvas or denim to ensure durability and longevity. EMBROIDERED S’MORES KIT SUPPLIES Road Trip Machine Embroidery Palette (includes six spools of Sulky Rayon Thread and six…

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  • Ice Cream Zipper Pouch

    Ice Cream Zipper Pouch Free Pattern

    Ice Cream Zipper Pouch for Summer Fun An Ice Cream Zipper Pouch is a fun way to have an ice cream sundae any day of the week without any of the calories! Grab this free pattern, designed by Melanie Call, and stitch your way to happiness! The zipper pouch makes a great gift for anyone celebrating a summer birthday. It’s also great for toting makeup, markers, or odds and ends while traveling. ICE CREAM ZIPPER POUCH SUPPLIES Pattern (it’s FREE!)  Thread Sulky 12 wt Cotton Thread: 1045, 1115, 1187, 1051 (for sprinkles) Sulky 50 wt Cotton Thread: 1015, 1130, 1366 (for quilting & pouch assembly) Fabrics 1 Fat Quarter of…

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    How to Embroider a Cheeseburger Charm

    Cheeseburger Charm Cheeseburger Charm, you ask? Yes, you read that right! It’s National Hamburger Day, and we are here for it with a Cheeseburger Charm tutorial! This project is done in the hoop of your embroidery machine, with the help of Parker on the Porch. Parker on the Porch is a machine embroidery design company that offers tons of fun stand-alone Felties and Planner Clip designs (among other cute things). We’re starting this charm “hack” with the stand-along Feltie design shown below left, part of the Cheeseburger Planner Clip & Feltie Set. Then. we’ll transform the design into a Cheeseburger Charm with swivel clip tab so we can attach it…