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This workshop will guide you to create a piece of your own free machine embroidered artwork that is unique to you. It will give you the understanding of how to create different effects with your sewing machine and most importantly build your confidence. Although this workshop teaches the basics of free machine embroidery, you do need to know how to thread your sewing machine and fill a bobbin. This will be covered in your manual.


Using the guidance you'll learn how to use your sewing machine for free machine embroidery - the art of drawing and mark making with your sewing machine. You will learn what equipment and accessories are needed for free machine embroidery and why we use them before going through a series of activities designed to teach you the basics of free machine embroidery. The workshop will teach you how to transfer designs to fabric effectively along with lots of hints and tips along the way.


You will need:


- Sewing machine and foot pedal

- Free machine embroidery foot

- Plate to cover the feed dogs unless they drop

- Threads

- Hoop

- Fabric

- Embroidery scissors

- Sewing machine needles - they are quite liable to break while you're still learning!

- Your choice of fabric pen (optional)

- Tissue paper - white

- Pen or pencil


These instant workshops are PDF downloads that you can work on anytime, anywhere at your own pace. They are perfect gifts for creatives or yourself, especially if you find it hard to get to in person workshops. The workshop is yours to keep to refer back to time and time again, developing new skills and creating different textile artwork.


They are based on my in-person workshops, full of creativity and boosting your confidence through making art that is uniquely yours. There's lots of hints and tips in the workshop and if you need any further guidance you can always contact me.


See here for frequently asked questions.


To make these workshops an extra special gift or treat to yourself there are extra options available - they do not need to be purchased to complete the workshop see other online workshop listings. 

Free Machine Embroidery The Basics online instant textile workshop

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