Upcycling

  • Treasured Threadz Faux Patchwork

    Treasured Threadz Faux Patchwork Free Webcast with Sulky

    Treasured Threadz Faux Patchwork Free Webcast LIVE with Amy Barickman Learn how to use quilt panel fabrics to create faux patchwork garments, accessories and more. Amy Barickman, of Treasured Threadz, shows you how to create an embellished denim jacket and add Amy’s Crossroads Sulky Threads for additional embellishment. Plus, she’ll share tons of inspiration for using fabric panels to create myriad projects you’re sure to love. REGISTER NOW! Live-streaming on April 9, 2024 at 2pm ET. The quilt-inspired jean jacket trend isn’t going away any time soon. And Amy’s fabric panels make it super simple get the look in a fraction of the time! Add a bit of handwork stitching to complement the style, or…

  • 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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  • embroidered mini pillow with USA embroidery

    USA Embroidery

    USA Embroidery USA Embroidery is the perfect embellishment for a variety of projects. Add USA embroidery to a small shelf pillow, complete with a pocket on the back for storing things like the TV remote for easy access, playing cards for outdoor entertainment or a note for a fallen soldier. Or create wall art to hang up for Memorial Day and July Fourth. Either way, add pom-pom fringe and specialty baubles for fun and whimsy. USA EMBROIDERY SUPPLIES Sulky Tear-Easy™ Stabilizer Sulky Stick ’n Stitch™ Stabilizer https://sulky.com/stick-n-stitch-8-12-x-11-printable-sheets Frame machine embroidery design, no larger than 6” x 6” (Such as Sulky’s Uncle Sam Frame design) https://sulky.com/uncle-sam-frame-machine-embroidery-design Sulky Rayon Thread (purchase the…

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    5 Recycled Sewing Projects to Make this Earth Day

    Reuse and repurpose used items into new recycled sewing projects with these 5 ideas for Earth Day! Sweater Pincushion Take an existing sweater that has seen better days and cut out a swatch to embroider. Make a cute pincushion by adding stuffing and inserting it into a little basket or small jar. This recycled sewing project makes a great gift! Denim Pillow Cut up jeans of all sizes that are too small, stained or otherwise unwearable and use the scraps to make a cool pillow. This recycled sewing project and more are included with our Upcycling Denim on-demand course!3. Artful patches Breathe new life into torn, ripped or stained clothing…

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  • Fashion Flip | The Bandanna Sweatshirt

    I recently came across this adorable sweatshirt. With a not-so-adorable price tag of $148. So, I decided to make it myself. I made mine for $22! Here is how I did it. I purchased an XXL sweatshirt from Target for $20. I liked the color, the feel, and the neckline looked like it would work well for this project. I purchase the two bandannas at Hobby Lobby for $1 apiece. (NOTE: You can make this Fashion Flip for even less, if you use a sweatshirt you already own, or get one at a thrift store or a store like Hobby Lobby, which sells them as blanks for projects.) Since the…

  • Online Class | Upcycling with Denim

    Upcycling with Denim A Start-Anytime Online Class With Kelly Nagel, Creator of Opportunities Sulky’s newest Online Class: Upcycling with Denim is all about denim! For only $39.99, you will learn how to upcycle your favorite pair of old jeans, jacket, or even thrift-store finds. In addition, learn how to deconstruct denim into wonderful use-able elements, and show you some great techniques for making denim easier to sew in several great projects! Your Instructor: Upcycling and redesigning are passions for Kelly Nagel. She has been sewing and upcycling for almost 40 years and in that time she has created lots of fun projects and upcycling techniques. Kelly says, “For as long as…

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  • Fashion Flip | Turn A $3 Denim Skirt Into A $50 Skirt

    Fashion Flip: Turn a $3 Denim Skirt into a $50 Denim Skirt Here is another great Fashion Flip! This time we are taking this denim skirt that I got for $3 at a thrift store and using some great thread and decorative stitches to make it into a skirt that could easily sell for $50! Denim and embroidery is all the rage this fall too, so cheers to us sewists who can create these awesome pieces at a fraction of the cost AND ours will be like no one else’s clothes. I just love being unique, don’t you? If you have read my blog for any length of time then…

  • Fashion Flip | Turn $6 Jeans into $100 Jeans

    Fashion Flip: Turn $6 Jeans into $100 Jeans Like most women, I love to shop. I also love keeping up on the latest fashion trends. If nothing else, it gives me something to talk about with my two middle-school-aged daughters! The problem is my taste in fashion far outweighs my clothing budget, so when I saw these jeans for almost $100 on one of my favorite websites, I got really excited. Why you ask? Because I knew that I could make jeans with that look! You know all those fancy-dancy decorative stitches on your machine that you look at, love them, but have know idea when or how to use…

  • Earth Day Featured Artist: Laura Pifer of Trash to Couture

    Happy Earth Day! Earth Day is an annual, worldwide event held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. This week we highlighted two of our Eco-friendly products, Sulky Rayon Thread and Sulky KK 2000 Temporary Adhesive Spray. Both products demonstrate that you CAN have a great product, while still being eco-conscious. Also in the spirit of Earth Day, we wanted to feature Laura Pifer, founder of Trash to Couture. Laura has reinvented the way we see fashion. With her innovative DIY projects she is teaching her viewers how to up-cycle clothing into creative, trendy looks. Her refashioned designs are not only eco-conscious, they are absolutely adorable! We met with Laura to…

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  • How To: Upcycle Clothing with Embroidery

    Our Friend Laura from Trash to Couture shares how to upcycle clothing. She takes a boring shirt and transforms it by adding embroidery using a Sulky Stabilizer, Sulky Rayon Thread, and the BERNINA 560 machine + embroidery module. We love this concept and are so excited to see more of her work. Take a look! What did you think? Let us know in the comments section! Happy sewing!

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