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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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    Holiday Onesie to Embroider for Baby

    Holiday Onesie How-Tos Embroider a holiday onesie for a new baby this Christmas. Choose from one of our cute Santa Sayings machine embroidery designs to make it extra special. SUPPLIES FOR HOLIDAY ONESIE Santa Sayings Machine Embroidery Palette Sulky Bobbin Thread (color to match onesie) Machine Embroidery Design (featured design from Santa Sayings Machine Embroidery Collection, included with Palette: Santa’s Sweetie), measuring approx. 4.69” x 4.75” or smaller, depending on size of onesie) Sulky Sticky+™ Stabilizer Sticky+ Slitting Pen Sulky Tender Touch™ Stabilizer Organ® Needles: 75/11 Embroidery Removable Fabric Marker (such as a Frixion highlighter) Pinking shears or scalloped scissors HOOPING ONESIE Load the chosen design onto the machine and…

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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…

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    Embroidery Blanks for Christmas Décor

    Embroidery Blanks for Christmas Blanks are the greatest invention for quick gifts and home décor. Embroidery blanks are designed to work with embroidery hoops so personalization is easy and effortless. Choose a favorite embroidery design to create customized embroidery blanks for Christmas décor and more. Read on to find an embroidery blank you like, and grab up several to make as gifts to get ahead on Christmas gift-making. Embroidery Blanks – Kitchen Towels A kitchen towel is basically a blank canvas that accepts any design you want to showcase. Choose an appliqué design and bring fabrics from your stash into the mix. Go with a phrase or song lyrics to…

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    Christmas Gift Making – Get a Head Start

    Christmas Gift Making get a head start on handmade holiday creations Christmas gift lists may not be on your radar yet. But, we’re more than halfway to Christmas, so it’s time to think about Christmas gift making and figure out how to fit it into our schedule. Here are our top picks for Christmas gifts you can start now and finish before the clock strikes midnight on Christmas Eve. NEW BABY GIFT By starting on handmade gifts now, you’ll have time to create personalized stockings for a new baby joining the family this year. Our Velvet Stocking is personalized with a hand embroidered alphabet design. CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR KIDS Our…

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    Multipurpose Bag – Free Pattern from Sulky

    Multipurpose Bag Create a large multipurpose bag that’s great for corralling laundry or sports equipment in a stylish, personalized way. This bag is lined with laminated cotton, making it easily cleanable is damp items get thrown in by mistake. Plus, it’s embroidered with a personalized monogram, making it a great gift for a Grad, Lad or Lady in your life. BAG SUPPLIES Sulky Poly Deco™ Bright Navy (construction & topstitching) & coordinating colors (embroidery) Sulky PolyLite™ (embroidery bobbin thread) Organ Needles Top Stitch 80/12 (for construction & embroidery) Sulky Stiffy™ (embroidery) KK 2000™ Temporary Spray Adhesive Removable fabric marker, such as Sulky Chalk Pencil Wonder Clips 48” of 44”-wide Slate…

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    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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    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…

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    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…