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Free motion embroidery

KayK

Free motion embroidery
« on: February 23, 2021, 13:59:24 PM »
Just a little sample of free motion embroidery wot I have been playing with!
I just love sewing!

Acorn

Re: Free motion embroidery
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2021, 14:02:52 PM »
That's amazing.  I've never tried free motion embroidery - free motion quilting, yes, and pretty much every other sort of embroidery, but free motion scares me.

What stitches do you use?
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Lilian

Re: Free motion embroidery
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2021, 18:53:29 PM »
That is really nice  :)  How did you start?  Do you draw or trace the shape on to the fabric first?
Willing but not always able :)

KayK

Re: Free motion embroidery
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2021, 19:27:30 PM »
I drew the design onto a piece of old sheet with a water erasable pen, backed it with some iron on stabiliser and hooped it into a wooden hoop.  I use a zig zag stitch, length 0 and width 3, and move the hoop in a side to side motion.  I hold the hoop very lightly and try to remember to breathe!
I just love sewing!

Lachica

Re: Free motion embroidery
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2021, 19:39:14 PM »
That's beautiful!.
Mary
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Nuttywife59

Re: Free motion embroidery
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2021, 21:25:57 PM »
Thats lovely never had the courage to try this I can just about manage basic free motion quilting.




Tamnymore

Re: Free motion embroidery
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2021, 22:09:57 PM »
Wow fantastic @KayK
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BrendaP

Re: Free motion embroidery
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2021, 22:58:00 PM »
WOW!    @KayK  that's brilliant
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Iminei

Re: Free motion embroidery
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2021, 09:10:16 AM »
Blimey!!! Respect!!
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Bodgeitandscarper

Re: Free motion embroidery
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2021, 09:20:33 AM »
Crikey, that's clever!

I'm still trying to work out in my head the "zig zag stitch, length 0 and width 3, and move the hoop in a side to side motion" bit...  :S

RJR_38

Re: Free motion embroidery
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2021, 21:35:57 PM »
That’s amazing! Never thought to try free motion embroidery...  :thinking:

Lilian

Re: Free motion embroidery
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2021, 22:50:14 PM »
Just a little sample of free motion embroidery wot I have been playing with!

This is stunning and what a clever way to do it, I like that you did it yourself and not a preset pattern on an embroidery machine, it looks more organic.  I absolutely love it!  Thank you for sharing the way you made it.  :dance:
Willing but not always able :)

So Chic

Re: Free motion embroidery
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2021, 14:49:47 PM »
I do quite of bit of bargello and long stitch by hand but I'm very envious of those who do free motion embroidery as I have never managed to produce anything that looks good.  I have a friend who does it and she makes it look so easy. 
So Chic
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Catllar

Re: Free motion embroidery
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2021, 18:36:49 PM »
That's lovely - well done!
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Sara-S

Re: Free motion embroidery
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2021, 17:00:51 PM »
I do free-motion embroidery also.  I use a combination of straight & zig-zag stitches. Zig-zag is for filling larger areas. 

Since I have a Cricut machine and fabric markers made for it, I often just design for the machine and let it write directly on my fabric.
You can't scare me. I taught high school for 32 years.