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    Embroidery Blanks for Christmas Décor

    Embroidery Blanks for Christmas Blanks are the greatest invention for quick gifts and home décor. Embroidery blanks are designed to work with embroidery hoops so personalization is easy and effortless. Choose a favorite embroidery design to create customized embroidery blanks for Christmas décor and more. Read on to find an embroidery blank you like, and grab up several to make as gifts to get ahead on Christmas gift-making. Embroidery Blanks – Kitchen Towels A kitchen towel is basically a blank canvas that accepts any design you want to showcase. Choose an appliqué design and bring fabrics from your stash into the mix. Go with a phrase or song lyrics to…

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    Christmas Gift Making – Get a Head Start

    Christmas Gift Making get a head start on handmade holiday creations Christmas gift lists may not be on your radar yet. But, we’re more than halfway to Christmas, so it’s time to think about Christmas gift making and figure out how to fit it into our schedule. Here are our top picks for Christmas gifts you can start now and finish before the clock strikes midnight on Christmas Eve. NEW BABY GIFT By starting on handmade gifts now, you’ll have time to create personalized stockings for a new baby joining the family this year. Our Velvet Stocking is personalized with a hand embroidered alphabet design. CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR KIDS Our…

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    Countdown to Christmas with Sulky!

    Countdown to Christmas in our July Videocast! Join Ellen March as we Countdown to Christmas with a cross-stitch Christmas countdown calendar project. On July 13, 2021 at 2pm ET we will go LIVE on our education platform to teach you how to do cross-stitch in your embroidery machine. (Attention handwork sewers, we’ve got you covered, too!) While making this Countdown Calendar, you’ll learn machine embroidery, piecing, quilting and binding techniques that you can also apply to other projects. Ellen March will take you through the techniques, presenting this unique pattern LIVE. Highlights: Learn how to do machine embroidered cross-stitch. Achieve perfect seam allowances for accurate piecing. Learn how to inset a…

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    No-Sew Gifts for Sewing Friends

    10 No-Sew Gifts for Sewing Friends Looking for that perfect gift to give a sewing buddy, guild friend or quilting group? Look no more! We’ve got loads of great no-sew gifts that not only make great presents for others, but you’ll also want them on your wish list! SEWING MACHINE NECKLACE Nothing says “I Love to Sew” better than a statement necklace! This classic coin pendant necklace features a laser cut sewing machine with a CZ accent. Coin is approximately 1″ width. Necklace length is 20″ plus a 2″ extender chain so the total length can go up to 22″. SCISSOR EARRINGS These rose gold plated drop earrings feature a…

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    Free Embroidery Design for Holiday Decorating

    Free Embroidery Design Alert! Grab the embroidery design files for your machine to stitch adorable Holly String Lights to decorate your mantel, Christmas tree, wreaths and more! by Zandra Shaw of EmbroiderShoppe DESIGN DETAILS The Holly String Lights, digitized by Zandra Shaw of EmbroiderShoppe, is a freestanding design that’s embroidered through layers of organza for additional support and color. The free embroidery design link will take you to Zandra’s site where you can log in or create an account to grab the designs for free. Any machine embroidery hoop size will work with this project! Use a smaller hoop to embroider one Holly leaf cluster, or choose larger hoops to…

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    10 Gifts to Sew for the Holidays

    10 Gifts to Sew for holiday gift-giving Here are several gifts to sew for holiday gift-giving! Pair something handmade with a few special store-bought items to create a fun gift basket, themed for the recipient. Tea Towel Gifts Package an embroidered tea towel with a festive spatula, cake mix and fun sprinkles. Gift this to a friend who loves to bake! Grab a kit that includes six towel blanks, 12 wt. Cotton Petites Thread and hand embroidery patterns to make easy work of several gifts. Or grab an individual white tea towel and choose a holiday machine embroidery design personalized to the recipient. Grab the Reindeer with Boots computerized embroidery…

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    Embroidered Christmas Stocking Personalized In the Hoop

    Embroidered Christmas Stocking Add a machine embroidery design to an in-the-hoop stocking project to personalize it and add a touch of whimsy. The featured stocking design is FREE and ready to load into your machine. You don’t even need software to add a fun design and name. SUPPLIES 1/4 yard of outer fabric (canvas, denim or wool felt) 1/4 yard of festive lining fabric Assorted fabrics for appliqué pieces & hanging loop 80/12 Top Stitch Organ Needle Appliqué scissors Sulky Stabilizers Sticky+™ Soft ’n Sheer™ Thread Sulky Merry Kris-Mouse Machine Embroidery Palette (includes 10 spools of Sulky Rayon thread & 10 machine embroidery design files designed by Zandra Shaw of…

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    Holiday Sewing Project – Sew & Make Before Christmas

    Your Next Holiday Sewing Project You’re sure to find your next holiday sewing project with these five ideas to get the creative juices flowing. These projects are fun to make, both for yourself or to give as gifts. 1. Poinsettia Wreath Create a wreath out of freestanding poinsettia leaves. These are made in the hoop of your embroidery machine, with Sulky Rayon thread, Fabri-Solvy™, small beads and organza. 2. In-the-Hoop Holiday Sewing Project – Gift Tags A great holiday sewing project is a handmade gift tag that does double duty as an ornament. Hang these on the tree and insert a gift card into the tag slot. The recipient can…

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    Freestanding Lace Christmas Village with Sulky Fabri-Solvy

    Create a Freestanding Lace Christmas! This freestanding lace Christmas Village is a labor of love. It takes quite a bit of time to stitch out each element and assemble together, but the results are worth it. Stitched in all white Sulky 40 wt. Rayon thread, this village is a great way to decorate for the holidays. Christmas Village Details Start now and vow to complete a new element twice a month leading to Christmas. The work is manageable in chunks as you have time at the machine. This is what “Christmas in July” is all about – starting now on projects to complete by the big day! Jennifer Tryon created…

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    Cross-Stitch Christmas Countdown Calendar

    Have Yourself a Cross-Stitch Christmas by Chrissy Callahan Create a fun cross-stitch Christmas countdown calendar using needle and thread! This exclusive Sulky design, created by TurtleBunny Creations, is available with purchase of the Sulky Silver Bells handwork mini palette. It comes with five coordinating 12 wt. Cotton Petites™ thread spools and a spool of Sulky Holoshimmer™ Metallic.   Cross-stitch with 12 wt. cotton Petites is the answer to no more tangles thread skeins! Stored on a convenient snap spool, this heavyweight thread is great for all sorts of handwork, cross-stitch included. Plus, it’s also usable in a sewing machine when paired with a 100/16 Top Stitch needle. Learn more about…