Embellishments for Adventurous Sewing: Master Applique, Decorative Stitching, and Machine Embroidery through Easy Step-by-step Instruction
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This step-by-step technique reference introduces and thoroughly explores several methods of fabric embellishment that can be used to adorn clothes, home décor items, or even quilts. With Embellishments for Adventurous Sewing, you'll delve into various methods of appliqué, learn the nuances of free-motion embroidery and thread sketching, and learn to maximize the decorative stitches and embroidery capabilities of your sewing machine. Explore the world of trims and learn creative or tried and true ways to apply them. Try some fabric manipulation techniques to give fabric exciting texture. Each section includes easy-to-follow, illustrated instructions and ends with three to five small projects. Enhance your skills and develop your craft with Embellishments for Adventurous Sewing!
ideal for cut strips, loops, and projects that showcase the seam allowances on the outside of the project. Upcycled fabrics can be fun to use and eco-friendly at the same time. Consider felting wool sweaters or garments to create a dense fabric that won’t ravel to make scarves or throws that you can embellish with appliqués or stitching. Or recycle cotton or silk garments by cutting them into pieces to use for crazy quilting or fabric collages. Embroidered vintage linens pair beautifully with
also gives you the opportunity to be creative with photo editing software as shown in the second photo. Or use the copy feature of your printer to copy a design onto the fabric side. 2. If you are using a photograph for your appliqué design, use a fine-tip permanent marker to outline the main design lines of the photograph that will be cut from different fabrics. You can add details later with stitching. If your photograph has a foreground and background like the photo shown, print a second
gather the edge. 2. Tack the bottom of a petal to the felt circle. 3. Overlap and sew the bottom edges of the remaining petals to the felt. Sew a button to the center. To make a rose, begin with a 3" × 3" (7.6 × 7.6 cm) square of felt and a zipper of any length that has a decorative tape; the finished size will depend on the length of the zipper. One zipper will make two roses. 1. Stitch a gathering stitch along one edge of the zipper tape. Pull the threads to gather the edge and knot the
along the marked line. Press the seams open and stitch or glue gimp trim over them to cover the raw edges. 8. To assemble the back panel, fuse an interfacing strip to the wrong side of one long edge of each panel. Press the interfaced edges under 2" (5 cm) and topstitch them in place. Overlap the hemmed edges to form a 25" × 25" (63.5 × 63.5 cm) square and baste the overlapping edges together. Mark two evenly spaced button-hole and button placements. Stitch the buttonholes and sew the buttons in
to remove any sizing, if necessary. Cut a 10" (25.4 cm)-wide strip across the width of the fabric. 2. Press under a doubled 1/4" (6 mm) hem on both long edges of the fabric. Topstitch the hems in place. Repeat for the short edges. Create the Etched Design Refer to the Fiber Etch Basics instructions for the following steps: 1. Use the large leaf stamp to apply five painted leaf motifs on one end of the hemmed scarf, reapplying the paint to the stamp between motifs. Begin 1 1/2" (3.8 cm) above