• 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…

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    Teacher Tote – a Great Back-to-School Gift

    Teacher Tote Create a Teacher Tote for a back-to-school gift, using a tote bag blank. Or create a quick tote bag using two fabric squares and self-made handles. This tote isn’t lined, so it couldn’t be easier to embroider and construct! Alternatively, create this “Teacher” Tote for a student and replace the embroidery design with one of your choosing that’s more appropriate for the recipient. TEACHER TOTE SUPPLIES Tote Blank (or create your own tote!) Sulky Sticky+™ Stabilizer Sticky+ Slitting Pen Sulky Thread: Poly Deco™ (colors according to chosen embroidery design) & 60 wt. Bobbin Large-scale embroidery design (Featured design is Teaching is my Thing in the 6×10 hoop size…

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    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 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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    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 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…

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    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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    Easter Basket Blanks to Personalize with Machine Embroidery

    Easter Basket Blanks Personalize an Easter Basket Blank with machine embroidery to add a special handmade touch. The basket is sure to be a treasured keepsake in any child’s life for years to come. ABOUT THE EASTER BASKET BLANKS These baskets are made from a sweet seersucker fabric and lined with a sturdy polyester to withstand lots of use. The polyester lining wipes clean with a damp rag. The handles are made of canvas and may need a good pressing after unpacking and embroidery. Fill the Easter basket blanks with loads of candy-filled eggs and gifts to surprise the littles. The baskets come in pink, blue and green. (Note: purple…

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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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    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…