Every now and then I love to breakout my sewing machine and get all stitchery. So when I was asked to make a new baby card I decided that it would be fun to do a little faux free-motion machine embroidery.
I do love drawing with a sewing machine, it is such a gorgeous technique. With real free-motion machine embroidery you go off-road so to speak. You either don’t use a foot at all on your sewing machine – watch your fingers! – or you get one of those ‘jumping’ feet (that’s what I call them!), you know the quilting or darning ones that lift off with each stitch so that you can move the fabric freely.
What I call faux free-motion machine embroidery is where you draw with your sewing machine but you use it just as you would to sew a seam with an ordinary foot. It does require a bit of patience and some use of the sewing machine’s flywheel but it is nice halfway house if you are a little worried about going completely off-road.
This scenic baby new baby card was made using the faux free-motion machine embroidery techniques and fabric.
All the elements use stitch, the lettering, spot on the ladybird all of it. However, the inside and the envelop where stamped with a stamp from Clearly Besotted Stamps but they seem to have discontinued the stamp set, which is a shame ‘coz it was super-cute.
Do you ever use your sewing machine to draw your designs and not just stitch a border with? Is it something you would like to do more of but aren’t sure how? Are you a fan of the free-motion machine embroidery? I would love to know so do drop me a comment if it is something you would like to know more about.
Catch you later stitchinators.