Quick and Easy Machine Wrapped cords - A Simple Sewing Machine Project!

Carrie R

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6 Videos (14m)
    • Machine Wrapped Cords - Class Introduction

      1:24
    • Machine Cords 1 - Class Supplies

      2:18
    • Machine Cords 2 - Machine setup & Sewing your first cord

      1:31
    • Machine Cords 3 - Talking Machine Feet & Sewing your Cord 2

      2:27
    • Machine Cords 4 - Further Techniques & Experimentation

      4:43
    • Machine Cords - Final Thoughts & Class Project.

      2:04

About This Class

Welcome to my Skillshare class.

In this class we will be making our own machine thread wrapped cords.

We will be using a standard home sewing machine.

Any basic home sewing machine with a zigzag stitch is suitable for this project.

The completed cords can be used in any number of craft or sewing projects.

This project is suitable for all levels including beginners.

Basic supplies needed;

  • Sewing machine in good working order with a zigzag stitch.
  • Machine sewing threads in varying colours (polyester or machine embroidery thread).
  • Wool / Yarn or string.
  • Small Scissors.
  • Piece of scrap fabric or felt.

Once you have learnt to make these cords, they are great to use in your home craft projects. Here are a few ideas;

  • Sewn on as an edging to a piece of fabric.
  • Couched or sewn down onto a piece of fabric as decoration.
  • Used in varying thicknesses as handles on bags etc.
  • As cord tie closures for decorative notebooks etc.

Please join me for this Skillshare class. Its a great way to use up odd coloured reels of machine thread you have lying around and make something useful in the process!

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I've had a love of Art, Craft and have been sewing and making things since I was a girl.

I've always sewn and made things at home and have attended many sewing and textile courses in my spare time over the years.

I originally studied Art, Typographic and Print Design at College when I left school. I have a love of lettering and calligraphy.