Free Motion Embroidery
When most people think of embroidery, they think of hand embroidery or embroidery machine embroidery. Both of which are great works of sewing art. However, embroidery can be done in other ways as well. One way that tends to be forgotten, overlooked, or undiscovered… free-motion embroidery. This is a fun and mesmerizing way to using your domestic sewing machine, and good old-fashioned embroidery hoop, to be more creative in your sewing designs.
Our editor will be holding a LIVE & Learn event in our Facebook group to give you an introduction to free motion embroidery. The event will be held on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. If you miss this event live, you will be able to find it in our VIP Club “After Party Video Library”.
If you would like to sew along during the demonstration, you will find a list of supplies below and an Amazon shopping list for your convenience. You will also find a printout guide to practice your rhythm and stitching. This guide will be used during the demonstration to make it easy to follow along.
You can find more information about how to transfer your embroidery designs in this blog post.
Cotton Fabric – We recommend white to practice on so you can see your stitches better while learning.
Stabilizer – You can use a tear-a-way or wash-a-way stabilizer if the back of your design will show. However, if the back will be visible or you are just practicing, use a stabilizer of your choice.
Darning Foot – Check to see if your sewing machine came with this foot. Several machines do! If you need to purchase one, check to make sure it is compatable with your sewing machine. You will need to know if you have a low shank or a high shank.