• FLEECE PILLOW with FAUX FUR EMBROIDERY

    Sew a Fleece Pillow with Mammoth Fur Embroidery

    Sew a Fleece Pillow with “Mammothly Merry Christmas” Machine Embroidery Sew a fleece pillow for the holidays with our NEW Mammothly Merry Christmas Machine Embroidery Design. Brush the Sulky Filaine Threads in the design to fluff the wooly mammoth and create a faux fur effect! The supplies listed are enough to create one 12″ square pillow. FLEECE PILLOW SUPPLIES Sulky Mammothly Merry Christmas Machine Embroidery Design (by Jennifer Carson of Fur & Feather Friends) Magnetic embroidery hoop (optional, yet very helpful!) Sulky Stabilizer Sticky Fabri-Solvy™ Solvy® Sticky+™ Slitting Pen (optional; if not using a magnetic hoop) (2) 13″ squares of fleece fabric (1) 14″-long all-purpose polyester zipper 12″-square pillow form…

  • HOW TO EMBROIDER A ROBE

    How to Embroider a Robe – Plush Fleece or Bamboo Knit

    Embroider a Robe for Comfy Lounging in Style Embroider a robe to add a personalized touch. Monograms are great embroidery design choices, as are sleepy-themed designs, such as moons, stars and even music notes. Vintage Celestial Sun & Moon Design from Urban Threads Fantasy Letter E from Urban Threads For plush robes, choose designs with medium to heavy stitch fills, as line-art style designs may get lost in the fabric pile. For knit robes, choose a lighter stitch fill or line-art style design to avoid bulletproof embroideries that don’t move with the fabric. Monograms that have embossed effects (or “knockout” effects) are especially nice on super plush, fleece robes. A…

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    Reindeer Stuffy to Embroider & Give

    Reindeer Stuffy – How to Embroider an Embroider Buddy A reindeer stuffy is a great gift idea for Santa to leave inside a stocking this year. The reindeer stuffy is an Embroider Buddy, meaning he is specifically meant for machine embroidery embellishment. The stuffing is enclosed in small “pillows” for easy removal, allowing you to access the tummy and place it flat on the hooped stabilizer. REINDEER HOOPING All Embroider Buddies are basically the same as far as how to remove the stuffing. Unzip the animal along the lower edge and remove the stuffing “pillows.” The reindeer stuffy has two removable “pillows” and one that stays put (in the the…

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    Backpack Charms for Back to School Gifts

    Backpack Charms to embroider, make & give Create cute backpack charms from freestanding animals for back-to-school gifts. These embroidery designs are commonly called “felties” and are embroidered onto a felt base. Choose from a no-fray fabric, such as cork, or a printed ribbon to hang the backpack charm from a swivel hook. SUPPLIES Thread: Sulky Poly Deco™ (colors according to design), Sulky Bobbin & Sulky 30 wt. Cotton (to match felt) 1 sheet of Felt (or scraps at least 5″ square, depending on embroidery design size) Stabilizers: Sulky Sticky+™ & Sulky Solvy® Organ® size 90/14 Embroidery Needles Animal feltie design, such as a Llama or Sloth (shown: Girl Llama Feltie…

  • 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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    Embroider Blanks for Teacher Gifts

    How to Embroider Blanks for Teacher Gifts Learn how to embroider blanks to create teacher gifts that have a handmade touch. Hand towels, pillows and even T-shirts make great gifts for teachers who have been tirelessly adapting and changing their teaching styles all year long. Show how much you appreciate the teachers in your life and gift them a personalized present. Plus, learn how easy it is to embroider blanks in the process. Embroider the same gift assembly-line style or grab several different types of blanks so everyone gets something different. WHAT YOU NEED Embroidery blank, such as a hand towel, pillow cover, zipper pouch Stabilizer: Sulky Sticky+™ or Sulky…

  • 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…

  • breast cancer awareness gifts to sew

    Breast Cancer Awareness – Gifts for Patients & Survivors

    Breast Cancer Awareness Month is Here! Celebrate a survivor or show your support of a patient with five gifts to sew or quilt. PERSONALIZED ZIPPER POUCH FOR TREATMENT DAYS This zipper pouch blank is actually meant for jewelry, but anything is easily stored inside. Fill it with sewing supplies to tote to classes. Fill it with treats for treatment day, such as tissues, hand sanitizer, mints or candies, ear buds, hand lotion and Chapstick. The small compartments inside are also perfect for corralling sewing supplies to classes or from one station to another in your sewing room. The zipper goes around the entire top, making it easy to embroider using…

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    Monogram Machine Embroidery on Beach Towels

    Monogram Machine Embroidery on Beach Towels Monogram machine embroidery designs are plentiful on the internet. It’s difficult to decide which design to choose with all the options available. When embroidering towels or other heavily napped fabrics, an embossed monogram machine embroidery design is a great choice. Embossed Monogram Machine Embroidery An embossed monogram machine embroidery design results in a technique similar to trapunto. However, instead of adding a layer of batting between fabric layers to add dimension to the design, the heavyweight toweling acts as the raised portion of the design. The surrounding threads tame the fabric nap and open areas are left as the “loft” to create the 3-D…

  • 10 Water-Soluble Stabilizer FAQs with Patti Lee

    10 Water-Soluble Stabilizer Questions Answered Patti Lee, VP of Consumer Relations at Sulky of America, answers your questions all day, every day. She’s a true expert on Sulky products, so we asked Patti to share the 10 most common questions she receives about Sulky water-soluble stabilizers, including Solvy®, Super Solvy™, Ultra Solvy™ and Fabri-Solvy™. Here are the top 10 water-soluble stabilizer questions answered. Q: Why should I use a water-soluble stabilizer and where? A: Use it anywhere that dissolving the stabilizer would be preferable to tearing, cutting or heating it away. They are widely used in the following techniques: Quilting, computerized embroidery, lace work, buttonholes, thread sketching, as a time-saving…