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  • yarn embroidery on sweater

    Yarn Embroidery on Chunky Sweater

    Yarn Embroidery Yarn embroidery is the latest trend for chunky sweaters on children’s, kids’ and adult garments. Use Sulky Stick ‘n Stitch to transfer the name or phrase of your choice onto an open-weave sweater, and then stitch through all layers using chunky yarn. The result is boutique-worthy, soft and stylish. YARN EMBROIDERY SUPPLIES Open-weave sweater (featured sweater is made of 100% polyester yarn with metallic thread accents) Sulky Stick ‘n Stitch™ Stabilizer Sheets Chunky yarn, such as chenille (approx 100g weight) Large-eye plastic yarn needle The supply list above contains affiliate links. Sulky may receive a commission if you make a purchase through these links. DESIGN CHOICE & TRANSFER…

  • Puffy Heart Sweatshirt

    Puffy Heart Applique Sweatshirt

    Puffy Heart Applique Try the Puffy heart Applique technique on a sweatshirt (as shown), tote bag or zip pouch. This applique technique is so quick and easy, and you’ll achieve great results especially on curved edges. PUFFY HEART SWEATSHIRT SUPPLIES Purchased sweatshirt Puffy Heart Appliqué Template Removable fabric marker or chalk Sulky Fabri-Solvy™ Stabilizer 50 wt. Cotton Thread Organ® size 70/10 Universal Needles Quilting cotton print fabric (amount determined by number of hearts desired) Fiberfill Sewing pins Sulky Multipurpose Turning Tool Pinking shears (optional) PUFFY HEART APPLIQUE Print the Puffy Heart Applique template and cut out at least one heart. Three hearts are included if you want to streamline your…

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  • stitched card with embroidery

    Stitched Card with Embroidery and Decorative Stitching

    Stitched Card for Valentine’s Day Add machine embroidery to a stitched card along with decorative stitches for a personalized Valentine for a sweet friend. STITCHED CARD SUPPLIES Sulky Felty™ Organ® size 75/11 Embroidery Needle Conver”sew”tion Heart Machine Embroidery Palette (includes 20 designs & 10 Rayon Thread spools) 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ fabric rectangle Sulky Tear-Easy™ Stabilizer 60 wt. Bobbin Thread 5×7 Card & Envelope (or 5″ x 10″ piece of cardstock folded in half) KK 2000™ Temporary Spray Adhesive Magnetic Hoop (optional) MACHINE EMBROIDERY Load the chosen design into the machine. The featured “QT Quilter” design is from our Conver”sew”tion Heart Machine Embroidery Collection. Wind a bobbin with 60…

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  • Valentine Mug Rug

    Valentine Mug Rug with Machine Embroidery

    Valentine Mug Rug A Valentine Mug Rug makes a great gift for “gal-entine’s” day, and also makes for cute décor during the month of February and beyond. Choose from one of our Cup of Tea Machine Embroidery designs, and grab a thread palette to have all the threads needed for this cute project. Valentine Mug Rug Supplies Sulky Soft ‘n Sheer™ Stabilizer Cup of Tea Machine Embroidery Palette (includes 10 spools of Sulky Rayon Thread and six machine embroidery designs in 3 sizes; featured design: Love You More) Sulky Thread 50 wt. Cotton Thread (construction) 30 wt. Cotton Blendables® (quilting) 60 wt. Bobbin Thread (embroidery) Organ® Needles size 90/14 Embroidery…

  • off shoulder top tutorial

    Craft a One Shoulder Top for a Totally 80s Look

    One Shoulder Top We’re celebrating the 1980s with a one-shoulder top to wear for our New Year’s Eve Sew-Along with Sulky and Sallie Tomato. Get in the totally rad 80s spirit by crafting your own one-shoulder top, inspired by the movie Flashdance, and sport the look along with us! All you need is a T-shirt or sweatshirt in your size. Machine embroidery is optional. ONE SHOULDER TOP SUPPLIES T-shirt of choice (long or short-sleeved) Flexible tape measure Removable fabric marker or chalk OPTIONAL EMBORIDERY SUPPLIES Sulky Thread: 40 wt. Poly Deco™ & 60 wt. Bobbin Sulky Stabilizer:  Soft ‘n Sheer™ & Tender Touch™ KK 2000™ Temporary Spray Adhesive Organ™ size…

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  • Embroider a Sign for Santa

    Embroidered Santa Sign to Sew

    Embroidered Santa Sign Sew an embroidered Santa sign so the big man is sure to stop at your house on Christmas Eve. This “Santa Please Stop Here” embroidery design is available in three sizes, so the sign is adjustable for several hoops. Adjust the fabric requirements as needed to sew an embroidered Santa sign that suits your needs. EMBROIDERED SANTA SIGN SUPPLIES Sulky Felty™ (off-white roll, light green roll) 50 wt. Cotton Thread (light green & teal, or colors to match per the instructions below) 13″ x 16″ rectangle each of quilting cotton fabric & batting (backing) Sulky KK 2000™ Temporary Spray Adhesive Santa Sayings Machine Embroidery Palette (Includes 10…

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  • Tea Towel with Iron-on Transfer Pens

    How to Use Iron-on Transfer Pens for Hand Embroidery

    Iron-on Transfer Pens – a Must-Have Embroidery Tool Learn how to use Sulky Iron-on Transfer Pens for hand embroidery and embellishments. With eight colors to choose from, you can color-code your designs to have a visual clue for when to switch thread colors during embroidery. Plus, if your stitches don’t cover the area as intended, the subtle hue peeking out from beneath the thread conceals imperfections. The featured project below is a tea towel blank, hand embroidered with a “London” design for our tourmates on our 2023 London Craftours trip. This workshop includes both the Iron-on Transfer Pen method and the Sulky Stick ‘n Stitch method for embroidery transfer. Tourmates…

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  • Pie Placemats for Thanksgiving and Fall

    Pie Placemats Perfect for Fall

    Pie Placemats A set of pie placemats are perfect for fall, when we’re baking (and eating!) lots of pie! Begin by following some of the instructions for our Citrus Slice Placemats, but change the “rind” to mimic a fluted pie-crust edge of a pie. Of course, you’ll also need to change the fabric colors to match your favorite pie, too. PIE 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 Pie crust colored fabrics (approximately two 16″ squares for each placemat) Pie filling colored fabric (approximately…

  • Trick or Treat Bag that Glows

    Trick or Treat Bag to Sew

    Trick or Treat Bag with Glowy Ghost Learn how to sew a trick or treat bag that featured Sulky Glowy and CRY reflective thread for fun effects. Finished size: 10 ½”W x 13 ½”H TRICK OR TREAT BAG SUPPLIES Sulky Glowy Thread (white) Sulky CRY Thread Sulky Poly Deco Thread Organ size 90/14 Universal Needles (2) 12” x 15” rectangles each of batting & two quilting cotton fabrics (outer & lining) (1) 4” x 20” rectangle of coordinating or matching quilting cotton fabric (handle) Sulky Perfect Appliqué Fusible Web GHOST APPLIQUÉ On the paper side of the Sulky Perfect Appliqué Fusible Web, draw a ghost shape that roughly fits within…

  • Sew an Octopus Costume from Socks!

    Octopus Costume for All Ages Using Socks

    Octopus Costume Create a unique octopus costume using eight tube socks and a button jar. This octopus costume wrks for trick-or-treaters of all ages and any gender! OCTOPUS COSTUME SUPPLIES 8 tube socks (in the color of your choice) Various contrasting & coordinating buttons of different sizes (approximately 15-20 per sock) Sulky 50 wt. Cotton Thread Fiberfill Clover® Wonder Clips (optional) Sweatshirt or tank top of choice (in a color to match socks) Skirt or pants of choice (ideally with an elastic waist) *The above list contains affiliate links. We may earn a commission if you choose to purchase something from these links. OCTOPUS TENTACLES To create the octopus costume,…

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