• fleece embroidery tips

    Fleece Embroidery Tips for Perfect Stitchouts

    Fleece Embroidery 101 + Tips for Perfect Stitchouts Fleece embroidery doesn’t have to be tricky. With the right tools for the job, you can embroider fleece like a pro. Fleece is a popular fabric for gifts, as the fabric is comfy, cozy and warm. Plus, it’s easy to sew because it doesn’t fray and the edges can be left raw. If you have a serger, it’s even easier to create projects using fleece! A few tips are all you need to remember when sewing fleece, and then we’ll get to the personalization options and fleece embroidery fun. SEWING TIPS When sewing fleece seams, a walking foot helps guide the fabric…

  • CREATE REFLECTIVE HALLOWEEN COSTUMES

    Reflective Halloween Costumes with CRY Thread

    Reflective Halloween Costumes Create reflective Halloween costumes with the help of Sulky CRY® Reflective Thread. CRY stands for Coated Reflective yarn. This thread is 30 wt. and reflects light, making you more visible when walking at night, especially important for young trick-or-treaters. If making a costume from scratch, use CRY for topstitching, hems and to outlining details. If using a store-bought costume, follow existing stitching with CRY to create reflective Halloween costumes. Use a size 90/14 Top Stitch needle for best results. If working with knit or stretchy fabrics, use a 90/14 Jersey needle and a stretch stitch to ensure the fabric moves as intended. Don’t topstitch over high-stress areas,…

  • Sew Metallic Thread with Ease – FAQs with Patti Lee

    How to Sew Metallic Thread by Patti Lee If you’ve wondered how to sew metallic thread, this post is for you! Metallics are specialty threads and not construction threads. They require a few minor adjustments to sew with ease, and then they become magical! You’ll love the special effects you can achieve when you learn how to sew metallic threads. Q: What’s the difference between Sulky Original, Sliver™, & Holoshimmer™ Metallic Thread? A: Sulky Original Metallic is a round, twisted thread that is created by twisting and bonding a fine metallic foil around a strong core to create an exceptionally smooth, strong, and pliable thread. Add an elegant sparkle to…

  • 10 Uses for Sulky Cotton petites Thread

    Cotton Petites Thread: Top 10 Uses for Sewing Projects

    Top 10 Uses for Sulky Cotton Petites™ Thread Sulky 12 wt. Cotton Petites thread is a great thread choice for so many sewing applications. The thread is heavyweight, 12 wt. to be exact, comes in myriad colors (even Blendables®) and one strand equals two strands of traditional embroidery floss. HANDWORK vs MACHINE SEWING Yes, you can use this heavyweight thread for hand or machine sewing. For serging, try this thread in the loopers for a full coverage rolled hem or decorative blanket edging. For machine embroidery, try this thread in “heavy,” “fur” or “brushed” designs (just don’t brush the design out; use Sulky Filaine to achieve that effect). For standard…

  • 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…

  • choosing the right needle

    Choose the Right Needle for Sewing Projects

    Choose The Right Sewing Needle Learning how to choose the right needle for your sewing projects is a skill that saves time and fabric. Sometimes many needles will do while other times only one specific needle will get the job done. So how do we choose the right sewing needle? Ask yourself the following questions: What type of fabric are you sewing: woven or knit? What technique are you using, such as topstitching, applique or embroidery? What thread weight are you using? The lower the number, the thicker the thread. So if you’re using a 12-wt cotton Petites thread, you’ll need a size 100/16 needle. Needle Type Universal needles are…