• embroidery on shoes

    Embroidery on Shoes: Embellishments by Hand & Machine

    Embroidery on Shoes? Yes, you can! Have you ever wondered how to add embroidery on shoes? Here’s your answer: Make them yourself! Yes, it’s possible to embroider shoes that are readymade. But it’s not easy to access the inside of the shoe to stitch and virtually impossible to hoop a shoe for machine embroidery. The answer is DIY SHOES and we’ve got your tutorial, expert tips and KIT so you can do it easier and have so much fun. EMBROIDERY ON SHOES – THE WEBINAR Our FREE Blooming Espadrilles webinar is May 12 at 2pm EDT. Melissa Quaal of A Happy Stitch will join us to tell us how these…

  • spring cross-stitch pillow

    Cross-Stitch Pillow Project + New Video Series

    Counted Cross-Stitch Pillow by Chrissy Callahan or TurtleBunny Creations   Cross-stitch is making a comeback (or did it ever leave?)! We’re loving all the cross-stitch creations being made with Sulky 12 wt. Cotton Petites Thread. Yes, that’s right! You can use Sulky Cotton Petites (solids and Blendables®) for all handwork projects, including cross-stitch. One strand of this thread equals two strands of traditional embroidery floss. And, it comes on a snap spool, meaning you can pop the top of the spool up to store the thread end after it’s cut. No more messing around with tangled floss! After handwork, you can then use the thread on your machine, too. About…

  • Machine Cross Stitch Journal Cover

    Make it Personal Machine Cross Stitch Journal Cover Finished book size: 8-3/8” x 6-5/8” This series is written by guest blogger, Pamela Cox. Pamela is an expert embroiderer, designer, digitizer and all around wonderful girl! We are so happy to have her contributing to the Sulky Blog! When my girls were little, I volunteered in their classrooms.  I remember an elementary school project, which I was so fortunate to participate in:  Helping young authors turn pages of their original stories into a book! Together, we wrapped cardboard in gift wrap, folded the story pages in half, and hand-stitched down the center to bind these precious thoughts into history.  To this…

  • Why You Will Fall in Love with Machine Cross Stitch!

    Why you’ll fall in love with Machine Cross Stitch (like we did!) We still can’t get over how amazing Machine Cross Stitch embroidery designs are!  We recently added two new designers to the Sulky Embroidery Club (where you can find hundreds of unique downloadable designs!).  These designers are Marcia Manning of Lickity Stitch Designs and Ursula Michael. We adore Marcia’s whimsical Christmas tree designs, her adorable Monster Alphabet, and her most recent camping and Christmas designs are too funny.  And wait til you see Ursula’s fun word play designs! There are tons of designs to choose from and we could rave about them for days, so why don’t we just…

  • Introducing Machine Cross Stitch to the Sulky Embroidery Club!

    Introducing: Machine Cross Stitch to the Sulky Embroidery Club   Machine cross stitch gives you the unique look of counted cross stitch with the ease and versatility of machine embroidery. We have added over 100 machine cross stitch designs to the Sulky Embroidery Club from two of the most popular cross stitch designers: Marcia Manning of Lickity Stitch Designs and Ursula Michael with her famous Word Play Designs. If you like the look of Cross Stitch designs, especially Word Play, but do not have the patience or desire to hand stitch them, then you will love these Machine Cross Stitch Designs from Ursula Michael.  Here are some of her Word…

  • DIY Heart Pendant – Just in time for Valentine’s Day!

    DIY Heart Pendant Whether you want to show your love to a friend or make one of these for yourself, a little DIY heart pendant is a cute addition! This DIY heart pendant is so quick and easy to make. It’s a perfect project to do with kids or grandkids. SUPPLIES I used this wooden circle blank. You might like these other shapes, too! Hearts, Crosses, Oval and more, and these even bigger Hearts Sulky may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links on our post. Don’t worry – this does not increase your cost.  You’ll also need Sulky 12 Wt. Cotton Petites. I used two…