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    Embroidered Golf Towels

    Embroidered Golf Towels for National Golf Month Embroidered golf towels make great gifts! Stitch up a set for a bachelor or bachelorette party, gift them to the guys for Father’s Day, embroider several for the nieces and nephews and take them on an outing to hit the links. These six colors of golf towels have a gold grommet attached, complete with the perfect hook to attach the towel to a golf bag or tennis bag. And the towels are easily embroidered using Sulky Solvy, Ultra Solvy and Poly Deco™ Threads. Read on to learn how. EMBROIDERED GOLF TOWEL SUPPLIES Golf Towel Blank Golf-themed embroidery design (featured design: Golf Appliqué by…

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    Embroidered S’mores Kit

    Embroidered S’mores Kit Perfect for Gifting Create an embroidered S’mores kit for summer campouts. This embroidered S’mores kit is a drawstring pouch with boxed corners for dimension. The roomy interior fits a 16 oz. bag of large marshmallows (or larger), 6 full-size chocolate bars,  6 full size peanut butter cup packs and 12 oz. box of graham crackers so everything you need is at the ready. The S’mores kit also makes a great last-minute Father’s Day gift, too! Make the embroidered S’mores kit from canvas or denim to ensure durability and longevity. EMBROIDERED S’MORES KIT SUPPLIES Road Trip Machine Embroidery Palette (includes six spools of Sulky Rayon Thread and six…

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    How to Embroider a Can Koozie Blank

    Embroider a Can Koozie Learn how to embroider a can koozie with this quick tutorial. A can koozie makes a great gift for Father’s Day, birthdays or any time of year. Find a fun design that fits the can koozie front or use software to resize a design to fit. CAN KOOZIE SUPPLIES Can Koozie Blank (SPOILER ALERT: find one in our 35th Anniversary Mystery Box! Available for purchase on 6/17/22!) Sulky Rayon or Poly Deco™ Thread (machine embroidery; colors according to chosen embroidery design) Poly Deco™ Thread (construction; one spool for sewing machine, 3 or 4 spools for serging) 60 wt. Bobbin or PolyLite™ Thread Organ® 90/14 Embroidery Needles…

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    Football Table Runner Tutorial for Fall

    This Football Table Runner is a variation of the Touchdown Quilt pattern by Cluck Cluck Sew. It’s an intermediate level quilting pattern, further embellished with pretty quilting stitches. Finished table runner measures approximately 15 1/2″ x 44 1/2″. SUPPLIES Touchdown Quilt Pattern by Cluck Cluck Sew Neutrals & Nutshells 50 wt. Cotton Thread Assortment (12 snap spools of brown and neutral thread shades) 30wt. Cotton Blendables® Thread (featured color: Moss Medley) Sulky KK 2000™ Temporary Spray Adhesive Organ® Needles: size 70/10 Universal & 70/11 Quilting Fabrics (featured table runner includes 3 football blocks & 4 pieced borders from the featured pattern, plus 2 solid borders for the upper and lower…

  • Tie Quilt for Father’s Day & Grad Gift

    Tie Quilt Block for Great Gift Giving + quilted wall hanging for Dad or Grad Create a memorable quilty wall hanging for the Dad or Grad in your life. This tie quilt block is a foundation paper piecing (FPP) pattern, printed onto Sulky Paper Solvy™. Use Sulky 50 wt. Cotton Thread for strong, yet lightweight, seams that are easily pressed flat for easy quilting. Personalize the tie quilt with machine embroidery for a nice touch SUPPLIES Supplies listed are enough to create a 4-block wall hanging, measuring approximately 18” x 20”. Each finished block measures 5 5/8” x 8 1/4″. Stabilizer Sulky Paper Solvy™ Sulky Sticky+™ (optional embroidery)  Sticky+ Slitting…

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    Embroidered Umbrellas with Sulky Stitch ‘n Seal™

    Embroidered Umbrellas for Moms, Dads & Grads Yes, you can create embroidered umbrellas! Chelsea Briner of Sew Simple Home created this tutorial for Sulky using Poly Deco™ thread (to withstand sun exposure and outdoor elements) and Sticky Fabri-Solvy™ stabilizer. Also included in Sulky Stitch ‘n Seal™, which keeps waterproofed items waterproofed after stitching! The stabilizer seals any needle holes produced by embellishment to ensure a water-tight hold. SUPPLIES NEEDED Look for an umbrella that has two layers of material that you can separate for embroidery. This allows you to embroider through only the outer layer, remove the Sticky Fabri-Solvy stabilizer, and then apply Sulky Stitch ‘n Seal to maintain the…

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    Father’s Day Gift to Sew & Give: Free-Motion Hand Print Tie

    Need a quick Father’s Day gift? Jazz up the standard tie gift with free-motion stitching using your child’s hand print. This up-cycling project starts with a standard tie straight from the closet or thrift store and makes it a keepsake that dad can wear to work on the daily. Trace the child’s hand on the tie and refashion it by free-motion stitching around the hand print. Use Sulky Tear-Easy stabilizer to keep the tie from stretching out as you sew. The full instructions come from Heather at heatherhandmade.com. From Heather I love sewing, up-cycling, and refashion, and I share that love when I teach others how to sew with sewing…

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    5 Father’s Day Gifts to Sew & Embroider

    Here are five Father’s Day gifts to sew, some of which are even easy enough for kids to sew themselves. Dad String Art Pick up a canvas and outline letters using a lightbox. Poke holes along the letter outlines and then thread a needle with two to three strands of Sulky 12 wt. Cotton Petites thread (choose a Blendables™ thread for a neat look). Instruct the kids to sew back and forth through the holes until the desired look is achieved. Dad can hang this in the office, garage or work space and keep it forever! This project by the blog teachbesideme is great for kids of all ages as…

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  • Dads & Grads DIY Gift Ideas

    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! Dads & Grads Can there be any busier month than now?  School is getting out, summer is in full swing and we have two exceptional people to make gifts for!  Embroidering distinctive gifts becomes a little easier when starting with a premade item.  Most of us are familiar with embroidering on t-shirts, sweatshirts and towels and they should not be overlooked as possible gifts. Any one of them can be embellished with a design specific to the…

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  • Rod Art with Sulky Threads

    Did you know you can even glam up your fishing rod with Sulky Threads?  Rod art is a great DIY gift idea for the fisherman in your life!  We talked with John, who has been building rods to help make fishing easier for people with disabilities since becoming disabled himself. He uses Sulky Threads to turn his rods into beautiful works of art. Here are a few of his tips and tricks to making Rod Art: How did you get started with rod building? After I became disabled my hands became very weak and the pain in my body made fishing very difficult. My wife gave me the idea that…