5/4/12

DIY: How to embroider with a basic sewing machine

Supplies: Free motion machine foot here
If you want a unique way to customize your clothing, free motion sewing is a great start. It doesn't require an expensive machine, or loads of time hand embroidering. It's pretty simple when using a basic free motion foot here.  It takes some practice but you basically just write or draw with the machine while moving the fabric with your hands. It's best to do this on tougher fabrics like canvas and denim. I've tried jersey or stretch fabrics with little success. 

You can even create tags of your brand by using twill tape. 

Customize denim, cotton shirts, or pillow cases.

21 comments:

  1. That's such a clever idea! I never would have thought of that.

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  2. Great idea! And i love that each label will be unique :)

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  3. I'm going to get a free motion foot this weekend! Love it! I just found your blog...addicted to it now!

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  4. I had tried that with an ordinary foot. Yep, you can imagine...
    How does the free foot work?

    I love the bonjour blouse!

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  5. Hi!

    Just discovered your blog and if its not too much trouble would like to ask which sewing machine you would recommend. I've been going through your entries and everything looks so fun I can't wait to try them out!

    -Shwin

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  6. I've only just started doing freemotion embroidery but love it! I can't believe how good you are at typography! Jealous! :)

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  7. Well... So you're beautiful and talented... Grrrrr LOL

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  8. Looks like a very CREATIVE way to have fun...FIESTA :)

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