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    Designs by Juju Notebook Embroidery Session

    Designs by Juju Notebook a NEW Embroidery Sewing Session with Sulky Designs by Juju founder, designer and digitizer, Julie Trieb, joins Sulky for another Embroidery Sewing Session! In the Notebook Embroidery Sewing Session, activating on September 13, 2022, embroidery expert Julie Trieb will teach you how to create beautiful custom notebook covers in the hoop of your embroidery machine. Register today to reserve your spot! You will learn how to assemble this project right in the embroidery hoop, how to personalize an appliqué on the notebook front, how to customize the quilting and designs, and much more! The Kit for this Session features Art Gallery Fabrics, shown above, and you…

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    Embroider a Luggage Tag – How-tos & Tips

    How to Embroider a Luggage Tag To embroider a luggage tag, first find a good quality luggage tag blank. Make sure there is an easy way to access the front or back of the luggage tag to accept the embroidery without having to rip apart seams or embroider through all layers. For the following tutorial, a leather luggage tag is featured. Make sure to note the fabric type and contents of the chosen luggage tag in order to determine the proper stabilizer to use. EMBROIDERED LUGGAGE TAG SUPPLIES Luggage Tag Blank Sulky Sticky+™ Stabilizer Sulky 40 wt. Poly Deco™ Thread (colors determined by design & luggage tag color) Bobbin Thread:…

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    Oilcloth Sunscreen Roll-up Tutorial

    Oilcloth Sunscreen Roll-Up Get organized with this oilcloth sunscreen roll-up that stores sunscreen tubes, chapsticks and sanitizers safely and decoratively! As we splash into summer, it’s important to consider where and when we’ll be using the projects we create to make sure they aren’t damaged by water, sand and sun. Fabric choice is important: oilcloth, laminated cotton and other coated textiles are often good choices for water-resistance as well as durability. Sunscreen Roll-up This makeup brush tutorial was used to create the sunscreen roll-up, but with a few modifications. Instead of adding a vinyl layer to the cotton fabric right side, oilcloth fabric was used. Oilcloth is a stiffer fabric…

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    Multipurpose Bag – Free Pattern from Sulky

    Multipurpose Bag Create a large multipurpose bag that’s great for corralling laundry or sports equipment in a stylish, personalized way. This bag is lined with laminated cotton, making it easily cleanable is damp items get thrown in by mistake. Plus, it’s embroidered with a personalized monogram, making it a great gift for a Grad, Lad or Lady in your life. BAG SUPPLIES Sulky Poly Deco™ Bright Navy (construction & topstitching) & coordinating colors (embroidery) Sulky PolyLite™ (embroidery bobbin thread) Organ Needles Top Stitch 80/12 (for construction & embroidery) Sulky Stiffy™ (embroidery) KK 2000™ Temporary Spray Adhesive Removable fabric marker, such as Sulky Chalk Pencil Wonder Clips 48” of 44”-wide Slate…

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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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    Back to School Sewing Series: A Bunch of How-To Sewing Tutorials Are Headed Your Way!

    Back-to-School Sewing Series The start of school means lots of hustle and bustle whether your kids are going into elementary school or college. Gathering supplies, new clothes, and getting back into a routine after a lazy summer can be hard, but it often means that you may get a little more time to do some actual sewing! So why don’t we go back to school too and learn some new sewing projects? 🙂 With that in mind, I asked a few of my friends to join me in doing a Back To School Sewing Series. Over the next few weeks, we will publish posts from these fine ladies with great…

  • Machine Embroidery for the Summer

    I recently met a friend who is not from the South and the concept of monogramming everything you own was completely foreign to her. As a G.R.I.T.S. (Girl Raised In The South), I explained the importance and beauty of having everything monogrammed. And yes, I do mean everything. The wonderful thing about monograms is they are an easy and elegant way to personalize a gift for someone. I decided to make a summer care package, including a monogrammed bag, towel, and beach hat, for my friend using several of the tutorials on this blog! Supplies Good quality beach towel Matching waterproof beach tote Wide brim straw hat Sulky Sticky Plus™…

  • Handmade Gift Ideas from “Trash to Couture”

    Hi there, Laura here from Trash to Couture! Need some inspiration and ideas for your handmade gifting this year?  No worries, Sulky and I have got you covered. Not only are handmade gifts a sentimental gesture, they’re also fun to create.  Below we have 4 DIY gift ideas you can make for just about everyone in your life. Get the details below : DIY Ornament: Hoop using Sulky’s Fabri Solvy – I usually do 2 layers. Use a free standing ornament design. I used a star from my Brother SE machine. Use Sulky’s Metallic Thread and metallic needles. Embroider away! Place in water and let the magic happen as the stabilizer…

  • How To Sew The Perfect Monogram for Men

    Father’s Day! It’s just around the corner. Are you stuck for what to give the dad in your life? There are some great tutorials in this post “For Father’s Day – The Perfect Monogram”   Speaking of monograms, if you really want a monogram like the ones on these dress shirts to look crisp and professional, the best choice for thread is Sulky 60 wt. PolyLite™. Because Polylite is a nice thin thread (in the world of thread, the higher the number, the thinner the thread), so small lettering, like a small shirt cuff monogram will come out much cleaner and sharper than if you stitched with a standard 40 wt.…