• 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…

  • Butterflies in the Hoop Webinar

    Freestanding Butterflies in the Hoop – Free Webinar

    Freestanding Butterflies in the Hoop FREE Sulky Webinar Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 2pm EDT Creating freestanding butterflies in the hoop of your embroidery machine is easy if you use the right stabilizer and follow the steps provided by the digitizer. You’re probably familiar with freestanding lace, which is another freestanding technique. This design is technically freestanding appliqué. Similar to making a patch in the hoop of your machine, creating this butterfly is made of mostly thread (like lace making) but with the addition of fabric. Choose different fabrics, from batiks to double-sided prints, to create all sorts of different butterflies! In our free webinar on June 9, 2020 at…

  • Patriotic Pillow Project

    Patriotic Pillow Project + Tips for Sewing Pom-Pom Fringe

    Patriotic Pillow Project +tips for sewing pom-pom fringe Create a fun patriotic pillow with pom-pom fringe to celebrate Memorial Day, July 4th, or any day of the year! The featured Land that I Love design is included in the Red, White & You machine embroidery mini palette, which comes with six spools of thread, including 3 rayon, 1 white Glowy™, 1 Original Metallic and 1 spool of white bobbin thread. Finished pillow measures approximately 14″ square. SUPPLIES FOR PATRIOTIC PILLOW Red, White & You machine embroidery mini palette (a link for 6 designs included with purchase!) Sulky Tear-Easy™ stabilizer Neutral Cotton+Steel® thread by Sulky (for construction) Assorted Organ® embroidery needle…

  • spring cross-stitch pillow

    Cross-Stitch Pillow Project + New Video Series

    Counted Cross-Stitch Pillow by Chrissy Callahan or TurtleBunny Creations   Cross-stitch is making a comeback (or did it ever leave?)! We’re loving all the cross-stitch creations being made with Sulky 12 wt. Cotton Petites Thread. Yes, that’s right! You can use Sulky Cotton Petites (solids and Blendables®) for all handwork projects, including cross-stitch. One strand of this thread equals two strands of traditional embroidery floss. And, it comes on a snap spool, meaning you can pop the top of the spool up to store the thread end after it’s cut. No more messing around with tangled floss! After handwork, you can then use the thread on your machine, too. About…

  • free quilt pillow project

    Quilt Block Pillow with Hand Embroidered Center Block

    Quilt Block Pillow Making a quilt block pillow is a great entry into quilting. If you don’t want to commit to making an entire quilt right off the bat, making one block helps you understand quilting fundamentals. If you’re a quilting pro, experimenting with different block patterns is a great way to discover new fabric or color combinations for future quilts. Perhaps you don’t have enough fabric to turn that one block experiment into a full-fledged quilt. Or maybe your experiment turned into something you’d love to showcase in another way. What to do with one-off blocks? Turn them into pillows! Better yet, add hand embroidery to make a statement…

  • give thanks pillow

    Give Thanks Pillow with Embroidery Made Easy

    Give Thanks Pillow by Ellen March This Give Thanks Pillow is a great last-minute decoration for Thanksgiving. Whether you’re planning on hosting the big day or staying in, this Give Thanks pillow sets a nice tone for the season. Add a zipper to the cover to easily remove the cover when swapping decor for different holidays. SUPPLIES 1/2 yard of medium-weight fabric or 14″ square pillow blank 14″ pillow form Tear-Easy™ Stabilizer Poly Deco™ thread (construction) 40 wt Rayon thread (machine embroidery) Machine embroidery design (approx 6″x9″; such as Give Thanks by Urban Threads) 14″ all-purpose zipper (optional; if not using pillow blank) GIVE THANKS EMBROIDERY If using fabric yardage,…

  • velvet pillow embroidery

    Embroidered Velvet Pillow with Holly Designs

    Elegant Embroidered Velvet Pillow by Katrina Walker Add extra elegance to your holiday décor with a luxuriously embellished embroidered velvet pillow. Festive holly and mistletoe embroidery give a spark of color, and a wide lace border makes a dramatic statement. Follow these steps for a fabulous look that is easy to sew using Sulky Sticky+ stabilizer to tame the shifty velvet. SUPPLIES Fabric: 1/2 yard 44″ wide velvet or velveteen Trim: 2 yards wide lace fringe trim Pillow: 16″x16″ pillow form Thread: Sulky Machine Embroidery Holly Palette (Optional: Sulky Original Metallic thread in Gold); black Sulky bobbin thread Embroidery Designs: Sulky Machine Embroidery Holly Palette Stabilizer: Sulky Sticky+, Sulky Solvy…

  • embroidered Christmas pillow

    Machine Embroidered Christmas Pillow with Removable Tags

    Add some holiday cheer to any room with a simple embroidered Christmas Pillow. After the holidays, slip the pillow form out and easily store the embroidered Christmas pillow sham until next year. Hold on to the pillow form to create a new cover, a new design for every month of the year, for an ever-changing home accent. Embroidered Christmas Pillow designed by Pamela Cox.                            Supplies ⅛ yard – wool felt  ½ yard of Osnaburg utility fabric (prewash, dry, and press)  ½ yard of decorative ribbon – 2 3/8” wide  ½ yard of decorative ribbon – 1/2” wide …

  • Pillowcases for Pets in Need to Make & Give

    Pillowcases for Pets: Calling all Animal Lovers! It’s National Pet Month, so we’re taking a slight departure from our Pillowcases for PEOPLE in Need charity sewing initiative to bring you Pillowcases for PETS in Need! Use an existing pillowcase or create your own using our free pattern. Stuff it with batting or shredded memory foam, and then whipstitch the cuff closed. Or simply insert a standard pillow into the pillowcase (if your pet is well behaved and won’t tear it apart!). It’s easy to add appliques to the pillowcase body or add machine embroidery to the pillowcase cuff–a cute doggie or kitty design, fire hydrant or fish adds a little…

  • free-motion lilac pillow

    Free-Motion Lilac Pillow + Free Pattern Downloads

    Make a Free-Motion Lilac Pillow to add springtime decor to your home. This pillow tutorial includes free free-motion lilac pillow embroidery templates from Katrina Wright. About Katrina Katrina Wright lives in Colorado with her supportive and creative family. As a member of Sulky’s Designer Endorsement Program and SAQA, she loves to exhibit her fiber art and talk about the advantages of fiber as a medium. When she’s not stitching, you can often find Katrina hiking along a trail being inspired by the beauty around her or tending to her flower garden. To learn more about Katrina, visit www.kwfiberart.com.  The Free-Motion Lilac Pillow Technique To learn more about free-motion, including a…