Posts Tagged 'free motion sewing'

Fabulous Fabric Fish & Baskets

I’m doing a bit of multi-tasking this afternoon. My computer desk and sewing machine table sit next to each other so I’m alternating between listing some new fabric fish in my OddSox Folksy shop, and sewing together some fabric baskets with freemotion birds on the front.

The fish are made from a collection of really lovely fabrics. The 100% cotton fabric came as a ‘jelly roll’ (I think that’s what it’s called anyway) – which is about 40 strips of complementary patterns and colours 44″ long x 2.5″ wide from the  ‘Howard Marcus for Moda’ range. I think they are often used for quilt making but I don’t have the patience to make such a large item so fish it is!

Just got the blue ones left to list now…

This is my first batch of fabric baskets, they just need to have the ‘turning inside out hole’ sewn shut by hand. These will be coming along to my craft fairs which start next month.

After the fish listing I’ll be putting more new sock creatures and amigurumi cuties into the shop over the next couple of days – please do pop by and have a look.

Thank you and have a good weekend 🙂


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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