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AFTER hand embroidery

Created in this Craftsy class

Stupendous Stitching: Adventures in Surface Design taught by Carol Ann Waugh

Set your sewing machine and imagination free in this fun exploration of embroidery designs, decorative sewing machine stitches, couching and binding.

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Category Quilting
Type Accessory
Style Art, Casual
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What materials did you use? Home dec fabric, muslin lining, cotton batting, embroidery thread, button A wonderful friend gave me bits and bobs from her knitting stash!

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Carol, nothing looks washed out NOW! Still need a lot of work on my French knots, but they do get better as you go down the area. Okay, you have sold me on the absolute necessity of adding hand work!!! I had never done any beading before. I started just outlining, but that was just so boring, so I just picked up any color and number of beads and adding them randomly, letting the groups go over each other and making the whole area stand out instead of being flat. If I had known how to bead, it would probably never have come out this way, lol,

05/09/2014 Flag

So nice. Its a great Purse.

05/12/2014 Flag

Thanks, Claudia!

05/12/2014 Flag

Wow. What a difference a little hand work and beading can make. Love it!

05/12/2014 Flag

Thanks, Carol! AND I learned I really enjoyed both the hand work and the beading!

05/12/2014 Flag

ps I managed to do it all with only one stitch showing through my lining fabric! Much slower than doing it at the correct stage of the project, but at least I managed.

05/12/2014 Flag

Eepsers! I've been browsing your posted projects ~ MY but you're prolific! Love this lil' purse project....and I hope you use it proudly. This is a small project to get practice on....just up my alley. Do you have a link to this pattern?

01/23/2016 Flag

The wonky tiles FMQ motif is one I got from a book by Angela Walters. Love it--lots easier than it looks!

01/23/2016 Flag

Thanks, Eklectika! Sorry, I just made it up as I went along. I know that's not much help, but it's been a while since I did this, and I can't tell you exactly how I put it together. There are some great bag-making classes on Craftsy, including a couple of really good free ones. And you are right, this is a perfect size project to practice FMQ, and you end up with something useful besides a potholder, lol.

01/23/2016 Flag