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    Reindeer Stuffy to Embroider & Give

    Reindeer Stuffy – How to Embroider an Embroider Buddy A reindeer stuffy is a great gift idea for Santa to leave inside a stocking this year. The reindeer stuffy is an Embroider Buddy, meaning he is specifically meant for machine embroidery embellishment. The stuffing is enclosed in small “pillows” for easy removal, allowing you to access the tummy and place it flat on the hooped stabilizer. REINDEER HOOPING All Embroider Buddies are basically the same as far as how to remove the stuffing. Unzip the animal along the lower edge and remove the stuffing “pillows.” The reindeer stuffy has two removable “pillows” and one that stays put (in the the…

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    Mini Quilt Garland to Embroider & Hang on Display

    No Peeking Mini Quilt Garland Create a mini quilt garland to embroidery and display on a Christmas tree or holiday garland, hanging above the stockings on the mantel. The featured No Peeking design is from the Sulky Santa Sayings machine embroidery collection, and it includes an appliqué gift tag. Use a fun sparkly fabric, solid or fabric with minimal print for the appliqué in the hoop to not compete with the thread work. MINI QUILT GARLAND SUPPLIES Santa Sayings Machine Embroidery Palette Sulky Bobbin Thread (or PolyLite™ Thread in a color to match background fabric) Machine Embroidery Design (featured design from Santa Sayings Machine Embroidery Collection: No Peeking), measuring 4.69”…

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    Holiday Pillow Wraps to Sew & Embroider

    Holiday Pillow Wraps How-Tos Create holiday pillow wraps that enable you to quickly swap your décor throughout the year. Choose a winter-themed machine embroidery alphabet collection to personalize the wraps with a monogram, name or holiday-specific saying. Download the free Holiday Pillow Wraps pattern and add it to your Sulky account for easy retrieval if it’s ever misplaced. Simply create an account (if you don’t have one already) and add the freebie to your cart. Go through the checkout and grab the download to save, print or view as you wish. The featured digital Winter Greens Machine Embroidery and Winter Greens Hand Embroidery Collection is available at sulky.com. The machine…

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    Holiday Onesie to Embroider for Baby

    Holiday Onesie How-Tos Embroider a holiday onesie for a new baby this Christmas. Choose from one of our cute Santa Sayings machine embroidery designs to make it extra special. SUPPLIES FOR HOLIDAY ONESIE Santa Sayings Machine Embroidery Palette Sulky Bobbin Thread (color to match onesie) Machine Embroidery Design (featured design from Santa Sayings Machine Embroidery Collection, included with Palette: Santa’s Sweetie), measuring approx. 4.69” x 4.75” or smaller, depending on size of onesie) Sulky Sticky+™ Stabilizer Sticky+ Slitting Pen Sulky Tender Touch™ Stabilizer Organ® Needles: 75/11 Embroidery Removable Fabric Marker (such as a Frixion highlighter) Pinking shears or scalloped scissors HOOPING ONESIE Load the chosen design onto the machine and…

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    Festive Towels with Machine Embroidery for the Holidays

    Festive Towels for the Holidays Make festive towels with machine embroidery to add some festive cheer to your kitchen this holiday season. The following directions are for making your own towel out of fabric. But it’s equally as impressive to add a machine embroidery design to an embroidery blank. Choose one of our Santa Sayings embroidery designs or make six towels to showcase the entire collection and give some away as gifts, complete with your favorite cookie recipe. Finished size: approx. 13 ¼” x 23 ¼” SUPPLIES FOR TOWELS Supplies listed are enough to make one kitchen towel. 50 wt. Cotton Thread (to match towel or trim flange fabric) Santa…

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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…