• graduation gifts to sew

    Graduation Gifts – Ideas to Sew & Embroider

      5 Graduation Gifts for your Students As graduation day approaches, it’s time to create some handmade gifts to celebrate your favorite grad! Personalize these great gift ideas with machine embroidery to not only label the item that may be taken to college, but also add a sentimental touch to the gifts. TOWEL SET Send your grad off to the dorms with a monogrammed towel set. Include a bath sheet, wash cloth and hand towel in school colors, complete with a monogram to tie them all together. Or send her off with a beach towel with plenty of sunscreen and a cute hat. For younger grads, preschoolers off to Kindergarten…

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    Free Potholder Pattern for Taco Tuesday

    Free Potholder Pattern This Tuesday is Cinco de Mayo. When do we ever have a Cinco de May synced up with Taco Tuesday? This fantastic day should be celebrated with a free potholder pattern, amirite? (This also makes a great Mother’s Day gift, especially if your mom likes tacos!) Supplies Potholder pattern (it’s a free download, guys!) Sulky 40 wt. Poly Deco™ thread that matches fabric (for construction) & coordinating (for machine embroidery design) 60 wt. Sulky Bobbin thread (for embroidery) Sulky Totally Stable® stabilizer Organ needles: size 75/11 embroidery & 80/12 universal (construction) Sulky KK 2000™ Temporary Spray Adhesive 4 matching or coordinating Layer Cake squares (10″ squares of…

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    Makeup Brush Roll – Quick Mother’s Day Gift

    MAKEUP BRUSH ROLL Quick Mother’s Day Gift Dive into your stash and grab a fat quarter of cute fabric to make this makeup brush roll. This gift makes a great Mother’s Day present that fits not only makeup brushes, but also pencils, paint brushes, sewing notions and more. Fill it with trinkets to add to the gift, or leave it as-is and let the recipient decide what to tote inside. The addition of vinyl is completely optional, but protects the inside of the roll from makeup or art-supply debris, making it easily washable with a damp cloth. Alternatively, use laminated cotton for the interior and exterior. However, if using quilting…

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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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    Holiday Apron to Make for Kids & Adults Too!

    Stitch a Fun Holiday Apron for a Great Gift Idea A holiday apron makes a great pre-Christmas gift for kiddos as well as adults. Change the fabric to suit the recipient and give it as a holiday gift, personalized with embroidery, if desired. Create an easy pattern and use and reuse it for different recipients. Incorporate machine embroidery for a fun embellishment, using designs from our Christmas, Poinsettia or Holly thread palette. Add a name or monogram for the ultimate personalization. SUPPLIES (for kid’s holiday apron) Cotton + Steel thread by Sulky to match main fabric Sulky Machine Embroidery Palette (optional) Tear-Easy Stabilizer (optional; for machine embroidery) Sulky bobbin thread…

  • Gifts to Sew + Free Patterns

    Quick Gifts to Sew + Free Patterns We’re all running out of time to make holiday gifts, so we’ve compiled eight quick gifts to sew that you can make before the clock strikes midnight on Christmas Eve. These quick gifts to sew are also small-scale projects, which means you can utilize your fabric stash! Plus, you can choose different embroidery designs, add fun embellishments, and experiment with various thread weights and types to make each quick gift unique. Fleece Hat Everyone can use a hat during the winter months! This fleece hat pattern comes in kid and adult sizing, and it’s easily sewn in less than two hours. If you…