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Free Motion Machine Sewing

Di Venter, Fabric Addict

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8 Videos (31m)
    • Trailer FME

    • Intro to FME

    • Supplies for Class

    • Machine Setup

    • Hooping

    • Good FME Habits

    • Practice Exercise

    • Class Project


About This Class


Kirstie Allsopp described machine embroidery as the 'crack cocaine of the crafting world', with this class, you can discover why free motion stitching is so addictive!

Discover everything you need to know about free machine stitching to get started.  Say goodbye to straight lines and formality and say hello to doodling.  Learn to draw with your sewing machine.  Any basic sewing machine will work. 

In the video lessons, I will cover the tools and supplies you will need, talk you through machine setup and I will teach you good habits to limit thread jams and bunches, ensuring a fun sewing experience. 

Then we'll practice stitching a few simple line patterns.  Normal sewing rules are out the window, so no sewing experience is required. 

Bring your creativity to life.

Click here for a link further explaining the supplies you will need for this class

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17 of 17 students recommendSee All

very clear sep by step information, and very well spoken
Great instruction, very clear, i'm motivated to try it now (but first i have to buy an embroidery hoop). Thanks!
Cathy Van de Laak

Textile Product Designer & Illustrator

Your explanations were spot-on! I couldn't wait to try the technique on my own clothes, as you can see from the yolk of this dress





Di Venter

Fabric Addict

I am South African born and bred, was Berlin based for over six years, been in the UK just over two, and have recently moved (with our now well-traveled cats) from Winchester to the Midlands.

I love to design and create a rather diverse range of things. Basically, if I am left alone with fabric ... there is no telling what the result may be.

I have taught sewing classes on three continents so far, everything from bespoke lingerie to textile art.

Being able to sew has b...

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