Sewing Machine Special Stitches

I’m hoping to learn machine free-stitching techniques soon so I recently tried out all of my sewing machines stitches and “documented” my results.

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I stitched all the numbers on the wheel then I started experimenting with the stitch length

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the final sampler

My First Machine Free Stitch

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I freehand sketched the main leaf pattern then used all my available thread to fill it in with special stitches (ran out of bobbins after the 3rd leaf…experiment ended for now…so lazy).

 

A Finished Product: Sewing Machine Finally Earns Its Keep

I needed to replace (or re-cover) the arm rests on the rocking chair in the living room (It’s the rocking chair from my now 20 year-old daughter’s baby years…needed a little refurbishing and we’re not getting rid of it…ever… o^O).

Luckily I bought this cool roll of paper from the place where I took my machine sewing classes (which is kind of shiny on one side…deli paper?) to cut out patterns.

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I measured the arm rests of the “Rocking Chair Needing New Arm Rests” and cut out at least four paper patterns before I got something that might resemble a finished product (with seams)…(cheap paper patterns are so helpful to avoid mistakes with material!)

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And here we go! I just need to secure it with a few anchor stitches to the arm rests! 

I inherited this material from a friend (it matches so great!!) and just sewed some seams onto each edge to get them ready for the upgrade. I dealt with the corner seams like an (untrained) champ and I now have a new home decor solution!

When I dreamed of owning a sewing machine I imagined myself sewing curtains for my home…so this seems pretty close to the dream (plus I’ve realized since then that buying curtains is way easier…unless the windows are a weird size…spoken from experience). #yaycustomwindows #rennovationsarefun

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2 thoughts on “Sewing Machine Special Stitches

  1. Carmen Ferguson

    Good for you. Can’t believe the fabric matches so well. The stitching reminds me of EKG readings ☺

    On Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 7:36 PM, Art by Annabellaboobop wrote:

    > annabellaboobop posted: “I’m hoping to learn machine free-stitching > techniques soon so I recently tried out all of my sewing machines stitches > and “documented” my results. I stitched all the numbers on the wheel then I > started experimenting with the stitch length My First M” >

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