Valentine's Day

  • Vintage Redwork Embroidery

    Vintage Days of the Week Embroidery Designs

    Vintage Days of the Week embroidery designs for handwork & machine These sweet vintage Days of the Week embroidery designs are now available at Designed by Carol Ingram, this collection contains ten designs that include a motif for each day of the week, Valentine’s Day, Flag Day and Home Sweet Home. The vintage designs are illustrated in Redwork, a classic style reminiscent of 19th century hand-embroidered household items. ABOUT REDWORK After the Industrial Revolution, when red dye, specifically “Turkey Red, was imported from Europe, red thread was widely used to embroider various household goods, napkins, tea towels, pillowcases and more. Redwork designs often depicted children, toys and animals, chores,…

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  • love bunting with appliqué

    Love Appliqué Bunting

    Love Appliqué Bunting   Valentine’s Day Décor to Sew by Hand or Machine designed by Chelsea Briner, Sew Simple Home Create a festive flag bunting featuring appliqué letters that spell out a special “love” note. Hand this up for Valentine’s Day, an anniversary celebration or birthday party. The following instructions are to sew the project by hand. Alternatively, do the appliqué and topstitching by machine for a quicker version. Use Sulky 50 wt. Cotton Thread for the machine version and a size 70/10 Universal Needle for stitching. Love Appliqué Bunting Supplies Love Bunting Templates 3 to 5 cotton fabrics (or try Sulky Felty™ for a different, no-fray look) 35” length…

  • Quilted Heart Pot Holders

    Quilted Heart Pot Holders

    Quilted Heart Pot Holders for Valentine’s Day & Beyond Pattern by Heidi Pridemore of Whimsical Workshop Create heart-shaped oven mitts, quilted with insulated batting between the layers to protect your hands and surfaces from hot dishes. These Quilted Heart Pot Holders make great gifts for Valentine’s Day or any time of the year. Finished Size: 9″ x 7″ QUILTED HEART POT HOLDER SUPPLIES   Supplies listed are enough to make one Heart Holder. You will sure want more! Thread  Sulky 30 wt. Blendables® Thread (quilting)  Sulky 50 wt. Cotton Thread (construction)  Organ® Needles  Size 90/14 Quilting (quilting)  Size 70/10 Universal (construction)  Fabrics  1/4 yard of Fabric A  1/4 yard of…

  • Cork Fabric Envelope Clutch

    Cork Fabric Envelope for Valentine Gifting

    Cork Fabric Envelope Tutorial the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for anyone on your list! Create a cork fabric envelope with magnetic closure to keep your Valentine cards and candy organized. This project also makes a great simple clutch to use after the holiday ends. Choose a fun heart-themed print for the interior lining or go with another motif that suits the recipient’s interests. Add our Conver”sew”tion Hearts embroidery designs to the exterior for a cheeky, fun nod to the chalky candies everyone loves this time of year. approximate size: 7″ x 11 1/2″ (folded) FABRIC ENVELOPE SUPPLIES Sulky Conver”sew”tion Hearts Machine Embroidery Palette (includes 20 designs and 10 Sulky Rayon…

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    Heart Bookmark with Conver”sew”tion Heart Embroidery

    Heart Bookmark with Sulky Conver”sew”tion Heart Embroidery These heart bookmark corners make great Valentine’s Day gifts. Personalize them with the Sulky Conver”sew”tion Heart machine embroidery designs, in either the “modern” or “traditional” style. The full embroidery collection includes 20 designs (10 of each style), or purchase only the modern or traditional style. The Machine Embroidery Palette includes all 20 designs and 10 spools of Sulky Rayon Thread needed to stitch out the collection. This makes a great kid’s craft to keep little ones busy during winter break from school, too! Have them choose the embroidery design and teach them to construct the final step with blanket stitches done by hand.…

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    Heart on Your Sleeve Sweatshirt

    Put Your Heart on Your Sleeve (Literally!) with Perfect Appliqué Fusible Web Whip up a Heart on Your Sleeve Sweatshirt in no time. This is a great Valentine’s Day or date-night garment, which is easily dressed up or down depending on your accessories and shoes. HEART ON YOUR SLEEVE SWEATSHIRT SUPPLIES Purchased sweatshirt 5″ x 10″ rectangle of medium- to heavyweight knit fabric Sulky Perfect Appliqué™ Fusible Web 12 wt. Cotton Blendables® Petites™ Thread Sulky KK 2000™ Temporary Spray Adhesive Hand sewing needle HEART TEMPLATE Create a heart template for the sweatshirt using plain old paper or card stock. Fold a 5″ square in half and draw half of a…

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  • Valentine's Day gift ideas

    Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

    Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas – DIY and Pre-Made! Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it! Luckily, we have tons of Valentine’s Day gift ideas for you on our blog. We also just launched a NEW Valentine’s Day Shop, packed with Valentine thread, kits, designs, and sewing-themed jewelry and decor for you to spoil your loved ones. Not sure what to get? Here are a few of our favorite projects and products that make perfect Valentine’s Day gifts. Filled with Love Tea Towel Add an adorable Filled with Love tea towel design to a blank trimmed tea towel to gift for Valentine’s Day. All you need is our Cup…

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    Filled with Love Tea Towel to Stitch

    Filled with Love Towel   Add an adorable Filled with Love tea towel design to a blank trimmed tea towel to gift for Valentine’s Day. Start with our Cup of Tea Thread Palette, which includes 10 spools of Sulky Rayon Thread and 6 machine embroidery designs in 3 sizes. Then grab a towel blank (choose one with a colorful border or add your own!) and Sulky Fabri-Solvy for beautiful results.   The Cup of Tea design collection contains all appliqué designs, done in the hoop of your embroidery machine. You’ll need some fabric scraps for the appliqué design portions, so choose solids that coordinate with the thread colors or fabrics…

  • cup of tea catchall - free pattern!

    Cup of Tea Catchall – Free Pattern & New Design Collection Debut

    Cup of Tea Catchall Package gift items neatly in a personalized felt box. Add fun machine embroidery to the inside of the box that complements the gift and/or the recipient’s interests. The featured Best-Teas Forever design is from the Cup of Tea Machine Embroidery Collection, available individually; as part of the collection of 6 designs in 3 sizes; or packaged with the Cup of Tea Thread Palette, which includes 10 spools of Sulky Rayon Thread. CUP OF TEA CATCHALL PATTERN DETAILS The Cup of Tea Catchall Pattern is a digital pattern, delivered to your account. Add it to your cart and go through the checkout process (it will say…

  • valentines for your valentine

    Valentines for your Valentine – quick projects & fun gifts

    Valentines for your Valentine 10 fun gift ideas you’ll love Valentines for your Valentine don’t have to be complicated. Including a touch of handmade, even when buying a gift, is the best way to say “I Love You,” and is a thoughtful addition to any gift. Here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing! You just might want to gift them to yourself. 1. Cookie Platter Valentine Whip up some homemade cookies using our Sewing-Themed Cookie Cutters and gift them to family and friends. Wrap up several cookies in cellophane bags with a fun ribbon and a note that reads “I’m “sew” in love with you!” 2. Diamond…