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    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…

  • Cinco de Mayo Embroidery on Cute Tea Towels

    Cinco de Mayo Embroidery is much easier with Sulky Sticky Fabri-Solvy! These tea towels are lightweight and crinkly, but the embroidery is easy–even easier than making a bowl of guacamole. Arm yourself with the right products and you’ll have no problems stitching these fun towels with ease. Supplies Sulky Sticky + Sulky Sticky Fabri-Solvy Sulky rayon threads (colors determined by design) Tea Towel blank How to Do the Cinco de Mayo Embroidery Choose a design you like. Avocados, tacos, margaritas, limes, cilantro bundles–these are all great tea towel designs appropriate for Cinco de Mayo embroidery. The featured design is called Holy Guacamole by Concord Collections. It comes in one size…

  • How to Embroider a Pillowcase

    Embroider a Pillowcase for Memory Care Patients

    Learn how to embroider a pillowcase with our free pattern, plus donate it to a charity of your choice. We’re focusing our charity sewing effort on Memory Care facilities this month, and partnered with a facility to provide them with personalized pillowcases for their residents. If you’d like to join our effort and embroider a pillowcase, comment on this post and we’ll provide you with a name of a resident and mailing instructions for your pillowcase. This partnership will end March 16, 2019. After that time, or in lieu of participating in our effort, please contact a facility in your neighborhood and ask if they’d take pillowcase donations. Or embroider a…

  • Gifts to Sew + Free Patterns

    Quick Gifts to Sew + Free Patterns We’re all running out of time to make holiday gifts, so we’ve compiled eight quick gifts to sew that you can make before the clock strikes midnight on Christmas Eve. These quick gifts to sew are also small-scale projects, which means you can utilize your fabric stash! Plus, you can choose different embroidery designs, add fun embellishments, and experiment with various thread weights and types to make each quick gift unique. Fleece Hat Everyone can use a hat during the winter months! This fleece hat pattern comes in kid and adult sizing, and it’s easily sewn in less than two hours. If you…

  • Dads & Grads DIY Gift Ideas

    This series is written by guest blogger, Pamela Cox. Pamela is an expert embroiderer, designer, digitizer and all around wonderful girl! We are so happy to have her contributing to the Sulky Blog! Dads & Grads Can there be any busier month than now?  School is getting out, summer is in full swing and we have two exceptional people to make gifts for!  Embroidering distinctive gifts becomes a little easier when starting with a premade item.  Most of us are familiar with embroidering on t-shirts, sweatshirts and towels and they should not be overlooked as possible gifts. Any one of them can be embellished with a design specific to the…