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Learn: Free Motion Embroidery

Posted on February 06, 2014 by The Makery | 1 comment

Free motion embroidery is one of those techniques that when you show off your finished creation it's guaranteed some "ooohs" and "aaaahs".

Creating super sweet embroidered designs with a needle and thread is really satisfying, but from the moment you discover how easy free motion embroidery is, you'll definitely become ADDICTED. If you've not seen it before the technique is a bit like painting with your sewing machine. Isn’t that just the coolest thing to do!?  And the best bit is you don't have to be really neat (or able to paint) so it's great for beginners. 

Using embroidery to embellish things is as old as the ark but using the machine to create beautiful designs in the last few years has hit the mainstream adorning all sorts of things from tea towels to tea cosies. 

We love this colourful birdy from Little Pip Designs on Etsy - can you see how the edges look all scribbly like they have been sketched?

Have you tried free motion embroidery? Or perhaps you've bought something with it on and it's inspired you to have a go. Need more inspiration? Then check out these designs on Pinterest.

In our book ‘Makery’ Kate showed a really simple way to get started with Free Hand Embroidery. Did you have a go? We’d love to see the results on our Facebook page.

The tea cup cushion from our first book 'Makery'


If you fancy coming to one of our Free Motion Embroidery workshops we'd love to see you. You can even book online.

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  • Jon M

    This looks great, very inspirational!


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