Free motion sewn badges, beards & hats!

Since my last blog post about experimenting with free motion sewing I managed to find a ‘domestic sewing machine free hand screw on darning foot’ on eBay (very good value for just under £6 including postage) that fits my machine – good, it was really making me cringe, the thought of getting punctured and bloody fingers. It would be like wounding yourself and getting stitches all at the same time without anaesthetic – ouch & yuk!

Anyway, here are my latest free motion efforts. I’ve been trying to work at a smaller size so that I could utilise my badge machine to make fabric badges. A few I quite like and others are definitely still in the ‘experimental’ zone!

It was this one that made me laugh – I was going for a grumpy bearded man…

…and discovered that upsidedown he looked like a gurning old git wearing a chewed fruit pastille hat!

It’s good fun trying to draw with a sewing machine, the results are never quite what you expect!

If anyone has any free motion sewing tips or blogs they can recommend I’d love to check them out so please do leave comments.

Thanks for looking and have a good weekend all. 🙂

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4 Responses to “Free motion sewn badges, beards & hats!”


  1. 1 giddystuff 20/05/2011 at 8:20 pm

    I’ve invested in a proper darning foot. The sound of a ‘bare’ needle hitting embroidery hoop is not good!
    I love the badges, the Cossack/Beard one is great!

  2. 2 Kate 20/05/2011 at 10:42 pm

    I love them all!! how can you have favourites. I too have a darning foot but am a little bit scared! Love the idea of a two way badge

    Kate x

  3. 3 Baye 21/05/2011 at 12:46 pm

    What a talent you are! These are so nice. I’ve tried a bit of freehand but didn’t have your knack for it. I was going to say which were my favorites–shoes, purse, bunny, little people. Well, you see where that went. I like them all.


  1. 1 Teacosy: Adventures in freemotion stitching | Just Keep Sewing Trackback on 17/01/2013 at 10:07 am

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