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    How to Sew a Metallic Plush Snowflake Throw

    Metallic Plush Snowflake Throw by Ellen March Learn how to sew a metallic plush snowflake throw to add some bling to your winter decor. These tips for stitching success almost guarantee flawless results, and are useful hints for the metallic embroideries you’ll stitch in the future. Choose a fuzzy fabric that has embossed metallic motifs (like snowflakes!) for extra pizazz, if desired. Then pick a metallic thread that matches the embossing. SUPPLIES 2 yards of faux fur, minkee or micro fleece fabric (solid color) 2 yards of faux fur, minkee or micro fleece (print; with embossed metallic snowflakes optional!) Sulky Holoshimmer™ Metallic thread 50 wt Cotton + Steel thread by…

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    Fun Embroidered Holiday Apron to Sew, Wear & Give

    Embroidered Holiday Apron for You And Yours! An embroidered holiday apron is a great gift idea to give as the holiday gift-giving season begins. Add a rolling pin, cookie cutter set or cookbook to the gift for a little something special. Or make the embroidered holiday apron for yourself to wear during cookie baking sessions. This embroidered holiday apron is especially cheeky, with “Naughty” embroidered on the front. The design is part of our Christmas Machine Embroidery Palette, which comes with 10 spools of Sulky Rayon and Metallic threads. If “Naughty” isn’t your favorite phrase, go with one of the two “Noel” designs, or combine some of the included snowflakes…

  • Machine Embroidered Jewelry Case: Easy Gifts Using Blanks

    Machine Embroidered Jewelry Case An embroidered jewelry case is a great holiday gift, or gift for any time of year. A jewelry case “blank” is meant for embroidery embellishment, and makes quick work of finding the perfect case to embroider. Machine embroidery on blanks, or premade items, are the easiest decorations and gifts you can make for the holidays. Stock up on blanks and choose a different embroidery design to personalize each one for different friends and family. From pillows to napkins and towels to bags and totes, there’s a blank suitable for everyone on your gifting list. BAG & TOTE BLANKS Purchased bags and totes are great canvases for…

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    Christmas in the Hoop with Sweet Pea Webinar

    Join our FREE Christmas in the Hoop with Sweet Pea webinar! Creating ornaments and gift tags for Christmas in the hoop of your embroidery machine is an easy way to decorate and celebrate the holidays! Register now to reserve your spot and attend on December 3, 2019 at 2pm US EST. Don’t worry – if you can’t make, it’s available to watch on-demand after the live date! CHRISTMAS IN THE HOOP DETAILS In this webinar, you’ll learn all about in-the-hoop designs from Martyn Smith, who helps create and test the designs for Sweet Pea embroidery. Martyn will take you through the entire process of making not one, but TWO fun…

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    Embroidered Velvet Pillow with Holly Designs

    Elegant Embroidered Velvet Pillow by Katrina Walker Add extra elegance to your holiday décor with a luxuriously embellished embroidered velvet pillow. Festive holly and mistletoe embroidery give a spark of color, and a wide lace border makes a dramatic statement. Follow these steps for a fabulous look that is easy to sew using Sulky Sticky+ stabilizer to tame the shifty velvet. SUPPLIES Fabric: 1/2 yard 44″ wide velvet or velveteen Trim: 2 yards wide lace fringe trim Pillow: 16″x16″ pillow form Thread: Sulky Machine Embroidery Holly Palette (Optional: Sulky Original Metallic thread in Gold); black Sulky bobbin thread Embroidery Designs: Sulky Machine Embroidery Holly Palette Stabilizer: Sulky Sticky+, Sulky Solvy…

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    Holiday Apron to Make for Kids & Adults Too!

    Stitch a Fun Holiday Apron for a Great Gift Idea A holiday apron makes a great pre-Christmas gift for kiddos as well as adults. Change the fabric to suit the recipient and give it as a holiday gift, personalized with embroidery, if desired. Create an easy pattern and use and reuse it for different recipients. Incorporate machine embroidery for a fun embellishment, using designs from our Christmas, Poinsettia or Holly thread palette. Add a name or monogram for the ultimate personalization. SUPPLIES (for kid’s holiday apron) Cotton + Steel thread by Sulky to match main fabric Sulky Machine Embroidery Palette (optional) Tear-Easy Stabilizer (optional; for machine embroidery) Sulky bobbin thread…

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    Machine Embroidered Christmas Pillow with Removable Tags

    Add some holiday cheer to any room with a simple embroidered Christmas Pillow. After the holidays, slip the pillow form out and easily store the embroidered Christmas pillow sham until next year. Hold on to the pillow form to create a new cover, a new design for every month of the year, for an ever-changing home accent. Embroidered Christmas Pillow designed by Pamela Cox.                            Supplies ⅛ yard – wool felt  ½ yard of Osnaburg utility fabric (prewash, dry, and press)  ½ yard of decorative ribbon – 2 3/8” wide  ½ yard of decorative ribbon – 1/2” wide …

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    Embroidered Velvet Stocking

    Create an embroidered velvet stocking set for your mantle this Christmas. By starting the project in July, you’ll have plenty of time to create one for each member of your family, including hand embroidered letters to represent their first names. Grab the free stocking pattern to start creating your stockings today. What You’ll Need: Winter Greens Hand Embroidery Patterns Stocking Pattern Template Stocking Pattern Instructions Sulky 12 wt. Cotton Petites Thread for the hand embroidery — OR — Sulky Filaine 12 wt. Acrylic Thread Sulky Stick ‘n Stitch Stabilizer – to print the designs on! Printer   This beautiful embroidered velvet stocking project is rather easy to construct. The embroidery…

  • Noel Door Hanger

    Noel Door Hanger: Christmas in July Project to Make

    Make a Noel Door Hanger with our free project! It’s less than 200 days until Christmas. Won’t it be nice to have a new handmade project done well in advance of the holiday season? This is why “Christmas in July” exists–to prepare us for the onslaught of all things holly and jolly.   Even if you’re not even thinking about Halloween decor yet, our Noel Bell Pull project is easily completed with step-by-step instructions to not overwhelm you and gradually get you into the holiday spirit. Take it one step at a time and carve out some time as you have it in order to complete this adorable door hanger…

  • Easy Christmas Tree Skirt & Invisible Thread Tutorial

    Christmas Tree Skirt by Ellen March This Christmas tree skirt tutorial is super easy and helps use up all the holiday fabric remnants in your stash. You’ll learn how to make the Christmas tree skirt, plus learn how to work with invisible thread for a flawless finish. This Christmas tree skirt is reversible, too, giving you more bang for your buck! And you can adapt the tree skirt to make a holiday tablecloth. The featured tree skirt was sewn on a Husqvarna Viking Designer Epic sewing & embroidery machine. Christmas Tree Skirt Supply List Approx 1-1/2 yard of backing fabric (amount depends on size) Low-loft batting Approx. 1/2 yard each…