• 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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  • stitch a Snake Costume

    Snake Costume for Halloween (& more!)

    Sew a Snake Costume Create a spooky snake costume for Halloween so it looks like a snake is coiling around your body ready to eat! This clever costume is made of a pair of leggings (more affordable than purchasing this type of fabric yardage) and is constructed with a serger. If you don’t have a serger – don’t worry! Simply set your sewing machine for a stretch stitch, install a Jersey needle and stitch the same seams as shown below. SNAKE COSTUME SUPPLIES Snake-print poly-spandex leggings (such as these; adult size small or “one size”; with elastic casing, ideally) Sulky Poly Deco™ Thread (four spools if using a serger; one…

  • Halloween Cross-Stitch by machine

    Halloween Machine Cross-Stitch Flag to Make

    Halloween Machine Cross-Stitch for garden flags, signs, totes & more! Stitch a quick Halloween machine cross-stitch garden flag to hang near your front door. This design is available as a single download (with tons of size options) and as part of a collection of four. Designed by Urusula Michael, this cross-stitch is done entirely on the embroidery machine so you don’t have to count a thing! Grab a garden flag blank to make things even simpler, or stitch your own using fun Halloween-print fabrics. HALLOWEEN MACHINE CROSS-STITCH FLAG SUPPLIES Garden flag blank (or fabrics to make your own) Halloween machine cross-stitch design of your choice Sulky Tear-Easy™ or Fabri-Solvy™ Stabilizer…

  • Stitch a Maker's Mat

    Maker’s Mat that Protects & Serves

    Make a Maker’s Mat Place this Maker’s Mat under your sewing machine to store sewing supplies and protect your work surface. The Maker’s Mat prevents your machine from slipping on the table during sewing, and the padded double-layer pockets hold all sorts of notions, tools and spools. This is the perfect project to kick off National Sewing Month! MAKER’S MAT SUPPLIES Sulky Thread 50 wt. Cotton+Steel Thread by Sulky 30 wt. Cotton Blendables® Thread (featured: Iris) Fabric (2) 22″ squares of coordinating quilting cotton fabrics (front & back) (1) 12″ x 22″ rectangle each of coordinating quilting cotton fabric (back pocket) (1) 9½” x 22″ rectangle each of coordinating quilting…

  • 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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  • Felt Bats Table Runner

    Felt Bats for Your Spooky Table Tons of flying 3D felt bats come together with Sulky Holoshimmer Thread to create a fun and whimsical table runner for Halloween decorating. The narrow table runner size allows for placing more fun spooky decorations around the table without interfering with place settings. Or place it on a mantel or buffet table to decorate for a fun party. Bat designed by Ameroonie Designs, amerooniedesigns.com. FINISHED SIZE: 9 1/4” x 42” FELT BAT TABLE RUNNER SUPPLIES Roll of Sulky Felty – Black 1/3 yard of 44”-wide quilting cotton fabric (backing) Sulky Holoshimmer Thread (appliqué; featured color: Gold) Sulky 50 wt. Cotton Thread (construction & topstitching;…

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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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