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    Love Appliqué Bunting

    Love Appliqué Bunting   Valentine’s Day Décor to Sew by Hand or Machine designed by Chelsea Briner, Sew Simple Home Create a festive flag bunting featuring appliqué letters that spell out a special “love” note. Hand this up for Valentine’s Day, an anniversary celebration or birthday party. The following instructions are to sew the project by hand. Alternatively, do the appliqué and topstitching by machine for a quicker version. Use Sulky 50 wt. Cotton Thread for the machine version and a size 70/10 Universal Needle for stitching. Love Appliqué Bunting Supplies Love Bunting Templates 3 to 5 cotton fabrics (or try Sulky Felty™ for a different, no-fray look) 35” length…

  • 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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  • 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…

  • basic hand embroidery stitches

    Basic Hand Embroidery Stitches: Hand Embroidery for Kids, Episode 3

    Basic Hand Embroidery Stitches Hand Embroidery for Kids, Episode 3 with Laura Bray of Laura Bray Designs When learning hand embroidery, three basic stitches are essential for most embroidery patterns. Learn these three easy stitches to begin learning the wonderful world of hand embroidery! The below video is great for teaching kids in a safe, fun environment.   Have your child practice these stitches on a piece of scrap fabric. They won’t be as nervous about their stitches, which will help them grow their stitching confidence. Backstitch This is one of the easiest stitches. The backstitch is a great stitch to use when outlining a pattern. For beginners, outlining a…

  • Embroidered Lampshade Lead

    Floral Embroidered Lampshade using Heavyweight Threads

    Floral Embroidered Lampshade by Aimee Davis of DaisyEyes Handmade   Create an embroidered lampshade that has a retro vibe using Sulky Filaine™ thread for texture. This is a great project to add a touch of vintage to any room. Plus, use the cute embroidered lampshade designs to create coordinating linens for a table, curtain borders or even on a denim jacket or jeans. It’s National Sewing Month, so we’re inviting you to try something new and expand your skills! This month, we’ll bring you fun projects using different threads, materials and specialty notions that you may have never heard of before. Celebrate sewing by adding new techniques to your repertoire…