• Luggage Accessories to Sew & Embroider

    Luggage Accessories Planning to travel in the New Year? Luggage accessories are a must to keep your items organized and clearly marked for identification. Machine embroidery is the easiest way to add a bit of personalization to luggage tags, bags and tech totes in order to keep everything together for your next trip. Here are five ideas for projects to make as you look forward to upcoming trips. LUGGAGE TAGS Luggage tag blanks are super simple to embroider and easy to personalize. You’ll need: Luggage Tag Blank Sulky Sticky+™ Stabilizer Sulky 40 wt. Poly Deco™ Thread (colors determined by design & luggage tag color) Bobbin Thread: Sulky 60 wt. Bobbin or PolyLite Thread Sulky…

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  • 3 scissor cases for your favorite shears

    Scissor Storage for Your Best Shears

    Scissor Storage Your best shears deserve the royal treatment! Make scissor cases to house your favorite sharp tools and keep them away from sticky fingers! For National Sewing Month, we want to treat our best tools with tender loving care, so here are three in-the-hoop scissor cases to create, with kits to make things easy. SCISSOR STORAGE #1 The Candy Corn Clutch, from Sookie Sews for Sulky, is the perfect shape to hold a pair of large scissors. The largest size measures about 5 3/4″ x 9 1/4″, so easily holds a pair of scissors slightly smaller than that. Grab a Candy Corn Clutch Kit to create yours out of…

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    Smart Packing – Sewing Projects that Make it Easier

    Smart Packing Ideas Smart packing is more and more necessary as airlines charge heftier fees for luggage and car space is increasingly limited. Thankfully, we can use our sewing talents to whip up some pouches, totes and bags that help us stay organized and pack like a pro. Whether you’re actually going on a trip (coming to Europe with us, anyone?) or simply trying to tidy up your storage space or sewing room, these smart packing tips and projects are for YOU! PACKING SOLUTIONS FOR SMALL ITEMS Zippered pouches are the obvious choice for corralling small items, such as toiletries, makeup and the like. But clear zippered pockets are game…

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  • Germany trip with Sulky

    Take a Germany Trip with Sulky for your Sewing Vacation

    The Germany trip with Sulky registration closes soon! Have you ever taken a sewing vacation? A vacation where you’re surrounded by fellow sewists, quilters and crafters? It’s so nice to meet people from all over the country who are interested in the same things you are. These are fast friends that we sit on the bus with, chat about our past experiences with, hand sew or hand quilt a little project with while venturing from place to place, experience different parts of the world with, eat different cuisine with, and get inspired for our future projects. Don’t you want to make this apple strudel (or at least EAT it!)? I’m…

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  • new year resolution - sewing vacation with sulky

    Travel More this Year & Take a Sewing Vacation

    Take a Sewing Vacation & Travel More This Year New Year’s resolution: sewing vacation! To avoid a resolution that’s unattainable, I like to keep it simple and vow to simply sew more, have more fun, spend more time with the kids…things like this. This year my New Year’s resolution is to take a sewing vacation. I’m vowing to feed my passions by traveling more and absorbing inspiration from other cultures, other cities, and other people. I know it’s a lot easier to do this sort of thing if you don’t have to work most days, as it can be hard to get days off work. I’m assuming though that a…