Reflective Halloween Costumes with CRY Thread

    Reflective Halloween Costumes Create reflective Halloween costumes with the help of Sulky CRY® Reflective Thread. CRY stands for Coated Reflective yarn. This thread is 30 wt. and reflects light, making you more visible when walking at night, especially important for young trick-or-treaters. If making a costume from scratch, use CRY for topstitching, hems and to outlining details. If using a store-bought costume, follow existing stitching with CRY to create reflective Halloween costumes. Use a size 90/14 Top Stitch needle for best results. If working with knit or stretchy fabrics, use a 90/14 Jersey needle and a stretch stitch to ensure the fabric moves as intended. Don’t topstitch over high-stress areas,…

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  • July 4 Projects to Sew

    July 4th Projects to Sew: Décor + Wearables

    July 4th Projects to Sew: Décor + Wearables July 4th projects to sew don’t have to be fussy or complicated. It’s all about showing off our red, white and blue, but there are a few fun things you can throw into the mix, too. Read on to discover some of our favorite patriotic projects and find a fun freebie for your embroidery machine. July 4th Wearable Projects Matching family T-shirts are fun ready-made items to embroider for photo ops, family gatherings and watching fireworks. Try Sulky CRY® thread (CRY stands for Coated Reflective Yarn), and sprinkle some into a fun design to make your thread reflect light. When the fireworks…

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  • Star Wars Sewing

    Star Wars® Sewing & Embroidery Projects with Fun Threads

    Star Wars® Sewing & Embroidery May the Fourth Be with You™!   There’s nothing better than specialty threads for Star Wars® sewing! Stitching a design using Sulky Neon, Metallic, CRY® and Glowy™ just elevates any Star Wars® sewing design to greatness! The Brother LB5000S sewing/embroidery combo machine is a great starter embroidery machine for any newbie. Plus, it comes with removable face plates all in Star Wars® themes! And as an added bonus with purchase, you get a slew of Star Wars® embroidery designs to use for your Star Wars®sewing projects, like Princess Leia™, Star Wars® and the Resistance Badge designs featured above. If you’re a Star Wars® fan or know some out there in…

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  • Halloween Costumes to Sew – From Crafty to Couture

    Halloween costumes to sew don’t have to break the bank and don’t have to keep you up all night sewing before the big day. Here are some great Halloween costume ideas, whether you want your costume (or your kid’s costume) to be subtle or elaborate this year. Halloween Apron Sew an apron (pinafore, really) with festive Halloween embroideries. These are Halloween costumes you can quickly throw over clothes at work right before the lunch potluck begins. Or don it while handing out candy on Halloween night. Dress it up with a fascinator and some makeup to complete the look with a bit more effort. Use reflective CRY thread for some of…

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  • July 4 machine embroidery

    July 4 Machine Embroidery Designs & Projects to Make

    Celebrate Flag Day and Independence Day with July 4 machine embroidery! These projects are easy to make–all that’s needed are some cute designs to add to your collection. Pick up the Sulky Patriotic Machine Embroidery Palette, including 10 spools of coordinating rayon thread in red, blue, white and metallics, to make things super simple. 1. July 4 Machine Embroidery Placemat This project is completely free! The pattern and Fun Fireworks designs are all available for download in the format of your choice. They work perfectly in Sulky metallics, too. Just be sure to install an Organ metallic needle to account for the friction produced by metallic thread. 2. Reflective July…

  • Reflective Embroidery

    May the Fourth be With You + Reflective Embroidery

    On this “Star Wars Day,” I thought I’d bring you a tutorial on reflective embroidery. Our new CRY® reflective thread is a super cool product that’s great for designs like the Darth Vader featured here. What IS reflective embroidery thread? The thread does not glow, but rather reflects light, so it’s also great for adding a monogram to a jacket or topstitching on running shorts–for anytime you’re out exercising in the dark; camping and want your children to be easily seen; walking with your dog after sundown (add an embroidered collar or topstitching on a leash!). If you want to get technical: “Thousands of microscopic glass beads encase the reflective…