Try something new

For a while now I’ve wanted to try this
but kept putting it off
Then one day I just decided
today’s the day
and now I just can’t get enough!
This is my first attempt at freehand machine embroidery
I didn’t draw a picture, or have one in my mind, so I’m thrilled with how it turned out. 

Then I got a bit cocky and tried writing with the machine …
hmm … a little practice needed here I think.


You’ve so got to try it !  It’s so much fun.
I can totally see what Kirstie Allsop meant on her show “Kirsties’ Homemade Home”  when she described this technique as “the crack cocaine of craft”. 
So – how do I do it?  I hear you all ask
Well, here you go …
The good news is you do not need a specialist embroidery sewing machine,
a normal machine will do (as long as it allows you to drop the feed dog – check your manual). 
You also need a darning foot. 
An embroidery hoop is optional, I didn’t use one for the images above.
Simply drop the feed dog on your machine, add the darning foot and away you go. 
You basically draw a picture with your needle.
If you google machine embroidery or check out you tube you will find tonnes of info on this technique.

Have fun! 

Be warned, it’s addictive!

2018-11-08T19:01:17+00:00August 17th, 2011|Categories: Sewing|


  1. Kom Achterom 17/08/2011 at 8:01 am

    Leuk leuk!!!
    Wat een grappig meisje op de schommel!
    knutsel ze!

  2. Michelle @ rockMYroll 23/08/2011 at 3:57 am

    Yep your right i totally NEED to do this.

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