• free machine embroidery design holly lights

    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…

  • Trimmed Tea Towels with Valentine Embroidery

    Trimmed Tea Towel with Valentine Embroidery

    Create a Trimmed Tea Towel for Valentine’s Day Decor This trimmed tea towel is adorned with cute Valentine’s Day themed fabrics, ribbon or trim, and embroidered with one of seven designs from the Sulky Scrolling Hearts design collection. The “I Heart You” thread palette includes the entire Scrolling Hearts design collection, along with 10 spools of Sulky rayon and metallic threads. Create several coordinating tea towels, using different designs for each, to display in your home for Valentine’s Day. SUPPLIES Sulky I Heart You thread palette Cotton + Steel thread by Sulky (to match towel and/or fabrics) Sulky Tear-Easy™ stabilizer Size 90/14 Organ embroidery needle & 70/10 Universal needle Sulky…

  • Halloween Decor: Fun Threads to Use to Spook & Delight

    Happy Halloween…Decor, that is! Halloween decor is so much fun to make and display. All bets are off when it comes to embellishments, too. The more the better! Add some fun effects to your Halloween decor with thread that glows, reflects, sparkles and pops! The pillow above features several different thread types, and YES it glows, too! Let it Glow Sulky Glowy thread is my first choice for Halloween decor projects. There’s no better time to create glow-in-the-dark wall hangings, table runners, quilts and the like. Some embroidery designs are even digitized specifically for glow-in-the-dark thread, such as the Halloween Glow – Jack o’ Lantern by Urban Threads pictured below.…

  • diy wreaths to decorate with after the holidays

    DIY Wreaths to Decorate with after the Holidays

    DIY Wreath Challenge with Sulky Pack up those Christmas trees and put up a cheery DIY winter wreath to fill the holiday-season void! As the holiday decor is put away, the house tends to feel a bit empty. We want to inspire you with some great winter decor that works in place of all those Santas, snowmen and red and green you might have had up for the past month (or more). So we created a Sulky DIY Wreath Challenge and asked some of our favorite designers to create different wreaths to show us how they decorate after the holidays. A set of simple guidelines guided the challenge. DIY Wreath…

  • In-the-Hoop Christmas Stocking Tutorial

    In-the-Hoop Christmas Stocking by Pamela Cox Stitch this Christmas Stocking to use as decoration, a gift, or to fill with goodies!  It is made in two “in-hoop” sections:  the embroidered stocking, and the lining, with finishing touches stitched on a sewing machine. Don’t be afraid of the high stitch count for the patterned stocking front. The rows are decorative patterns, so the stitches are all small. It stitches up quicker than you might imagine. Supplies: 1/4 yard wool felt 1/4 yard lining fabric 5-1/2” decorative cording Topstitch Needles: 100/16 – use with wool felt 80/12 – use with lining Sulky® Stabilizers: Sticky +™ Soft ’n Sheer™ Thread: Sulky 40 wt.…