I’m going on holidays tomorrow so this post will be short on words but big on pictures. Here are the crafty things I’ve been up to since I last posted. I’ll post more details on the techniques and gadgets when I get back.
1: Doctor Who bunting (using this fabric from Spoonflower). I backed mine with plain calico since it will be hanging against a wall and ended up with over 4 metres from only half a yard of fabric!
2: Avengers pencil case. The bottom is straight, it just looks wobbly because of the boxed corners.
3 – 6: Two needle stitching on my singer 401. I’m going to make a whole stitch book for 401 owners to download after my cam #17 arrives. When I do, I’ll tell you what all those letters and numbers mean 🙂
7: My very first pintucks!
8: Couching on the Singer 401 using the all purpose foot works really well. The only yarn that tried to escape was the metallic knitting yarn.
9: Auditioning threads with the circular stitcher attachment
10: Couching and appliqué using the circular stitcher.
11: A slightly wonky flower using, you guessed it, the circular stitcher attachment. I love this thing 🙂
12: At this point I realised my presser foot screw had worked it’s way loose, resulting in an even wonkier appliqué flower using the circular stitcher. I’ve since found out about some templates I can make to ensure everything lines up. I’ll make a post about those later with some downloadable templates.
Those wrinkles at the corners on the petals could be eliminated with some steam pressing BTW.
13: Circular pintucks made using the circular stitcher attachment. I took photos for a tutorial.
14: and finally I played with working multiple rounds with 2 needle stitching. My thread kept breaking for two reasons – it’s rubbish thread and I accidentally left the top tension set tight for pintucking. Oops.
The result of all this sewing is that I’m totally in love with this machine, I already learnt a whole bunch of new techniques and I’m totally enamoured with both two needle stitching (using 2 needles side by side or a twin needle), and I want to sew circles on everything.
In fact, I made this pinterest board on making things with the circular stitching attachment and flower stitcher (I have one of those too). I had no idea you could use it for so many different techniques!