• celebrate sewing mini pillow

    Sewing Themed Mini Pillow for National Sewing Month

    Sewing Themed Mini Pillow a shelf sitter for your sewing room Sewing themed anything is fun for your sewing space, and this mini pillow is no exception! Embroider a fun sewing themed design onto a Felty™ base, and then choose a fun sewing-themed fabric print and mini pom-pom trim. Gift this to a sewing buddy or fellow guild member, or display it proudle in your sewing room to celebrate National Sewing Month! SEWING THEMED PILLOW SUPPLIES 8″ x 11″ sheet of Sulky Felty™ Love to Sew Machine Embroidery Palette (comes with 6 spools of Sulky Rayon Thread and six sewing-themed designs; Full Bobbins is used for the sample, which measures…

  • embroider a can koozie

    How to Embroider a Can Koozie Blank

    Embroider a Can Koozie Learn how to embroider a can koozie with this quick tutorial. A can koozie makes a great gift for Father’s Day, birthdays or any time of year. Find a fun design that fits the can koozie front or use software to resize a design to fit. CAN KOOZIE SUPPLIES Can Koozie Blank (SPOILER ALERT: find one in our 35th Anniversary Mystery Box! Available for purchase on 6/17/22!) Sulky Rayon or Poly Deco™ Thread (machine embroidery; colors according to chosen embroidery design) Poly Deco™ Thread (construction; one spool for sewing machine, 3 or 4 spools for serging) 60 wt. Bobbin or PolyLite™ Thread Organ® 90/14 Embroidery Needles…

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  • embroidered napkins

    Embroidered Napkins for National Hamburger Day

    Embroidered Napkins – Quick & Easy Gifts to Make Embroidered napkins make great gifts. Create a set in no time and choose a design for a theme, such as a cookout or luau, to gift to the host. Or create a set for your next get-together this summer, to celebrate National Hamburger Day! EMBROIDERED NAPKIN SUPPLIES Poly Deco™ Thread (for construction& embroidery) Sulky Sticky+™ Stabilizer Sticky+ Slitting Pen KK 2000™ Temporary Spray Adhesive Napkin blanks (or create your own napkins from linen or cotton fabric and a rolled hem!) Embroidery design (approximately 3″ square or smaller) Note: The featured design is BBQute Burger from Urban Threads. Choose a design you…

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  • roller skate charm

    Roller Skate Charm In the Hoop

    Roller Skate Charm A roller skate charm is a cute addition to any summery bag or backpack. Whether you are a roller skater or know a roller skater, you’ll love a retro roller skate charm that acts as a decorative bag accent, key ring or luggage tag. A roller skate charm is nostalgic and fun, plus it makes a great quick gift. There are lots of roller skate charm in-the-hoop designs to choose from, available from different sellers online. Do a quick search and browse the offerings to locate one that’s perfect for your bag pattern, premade or homemade tassel, or gift recipient. For even more fun, add a tassel…

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  • waxed canvas daypack

    Explore More Daypack with Waxed Canvas & Machine Embroidery

    Explore More Daypack Create a waxed canvas daypack with a zippered front pocket that’s water-resistant and durable. This bag is great for a day on the boat, at the beach or taking a hike. Waxed canvas has a few challenges to overcome when sewing, but nothing that isn’t fixed with the right thread, needles and notions. Plus, it’s easily embellished with machine embroidery, adding fun personalization and a pop of color to the project. DAYPACK SUPPLIES Sulky Explore More Daypack Pattern 60”-wide waxed canvas (outer fabric; amount according to pattern guidesheet) 54”-wide laminated cotton or oilcloth (lining; amount according to pattern guidesheet) 44”-wide sew-in fleece interlining (amount according to pattern…

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  • sunglasses pouch

    Sunglasses Pouch to Sew & Embroider

    Sunglasses Pouch Embroider a small zipper pouch to hold sunglasses, chapstick and sunscreen for a day at the beach. This pattern is a freebie from SewCanShe.com, and the added embroidery gives the pouch a personal touch. Read on to learn tips for sewing and embroidering this pattern using cork fabric and a double-slide zipper. SUNGLASSES POUCH SUPPLIES Long Zipper Pouch Pattern by SewCanShe Fabric & notions according to pattern Sallie Tomato Cork fabric was used for the outer pouch Perfect Appliqué™ Fusible Web was used for the featured pouch Poly Deco™ Thread was used for construction Felty™ was used instead of a sheet of craft felt A double-slide zipper was…

  • linen apron with embroidery

    Linen Apron with Embroidery for Mother’s Day Gifting

    Linen Apron with Machine Embroidery A linen apron makes a great gift for Mother’s Day, Grandparent’s Day or any day of the year. Aprons are almost always one-size-fits-all, so they’re easy to gift to anyone of any size. However, the featured free apron pattern by Hey June Handmade is a multi-size apron that requires a couple of measurements to ensure a good fit. Choose a linen fabric for this to elevate the gift and make it super comfy to wear. A medium- to heavyweight linen fabric is best to support the embroidery stitching and last through multiple washings and wearings. Linen is typically a rather open-weave fabric, so the right…

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  • patriotic embroidered tee

    Machine Embroidered Tee to Celebrate the Fourth

    Machine Embroidered Tee A machine embroidered tee makes a great gift for any occasion. It’s also fun to personalize machine embroidered tees for the whole family for fun gatherings and photo ops. Here’s how to hoop a child’s tee and embroider it for summertime. MACHINE EMBROIDERED TEE SUPPLIES T-shirt Sulky Sticky+™ Stabilizer Sticky+ Slitting Pen Uncle Sam Machine Embroidery Palette (includes four Poly Sparkle & seven Rayon snap spools, plus the Uncle Sam Machine Embroidery Collection, which includes six designs in three sizes) 60 wt. Bobbin Thread Organ Embroidery Needle Assortment KK 2000™ Temporary Spray Adhesive Sulky Tender Touch™ Stabilizer Pinking shears or wavy-edge scissors HOW TO HOOP THE ‘UN-HOOPABLE”…

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  • how to embroider a hooded towel

    Hooded Towel Embroidery How-Tos

    Hooded Towel how to personalize a hooded towel with machine embroidery A hooded towel makes a great gift for a little one, either for a birthday or summer fun package. Read on to learn how to add machine embroidery to a hooded towel blank that’s already trimmed with cute fabric. This project is easily completed in two hours or less, depending on the complexity of the chosen design. Keep things simple with a name or monogram, or choose a motif that speaks to the recipient’s interests. SUPPLIES Hooded Towel Blank Sulky Poly Deco™ Thread Organ® size 80/12 Top Stitch Needle Sulky Sticky+ Stabilizer Sticky+ Slitting Pen Sulky Bobbin Thread Machine…

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  • Tie Quilt for Father’s Day & Grad Gift

    Tie Quilt Block for Great Gift Giving + quilted wall hanging for Dad or Grad Create a memorable quilty wall hanging for the Dad or Grad in your life. This tie quilt block is a foundation paper piecing (FPP) pattern, printed onto Sulky Paper Solvy™. Use Sulky 50 wt. Cotton Thread for strong, yet lightweight, seams that are easily pressed flat for easy quilting. Personalize the tie quilt with machine embroidery for a nice touch SUPPLIES Supplies listed are enough to create a 4-block wall hanging, measuring approximately 18” x 20”. Each finished block measures 5 5/8” x 8 1/4″. Stabilizer Sulky Paper Solvy™ Sulky Sticky+™ (optional embroidery)  Sticky+ Slitting…

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