Hand Painted Free Motion Stitched Surface Design on Wearable Art | Lidija Miklavcic | Skillshare

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Hand Painted Free Motion Stitched Surface Design on Wearable Art

teacher avatar Lidija Miklavcic, Design, Mixed Media Art, Surface Pattern Design

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Class Introduction


    • 2.

      More Surface Recycle Design Inspirations from my Tutorial Girl Projects


    • 3.

      Fabric Recycle Curved Patchwork


    • 4.

      Skirt pattern without paper pattern


    • 5.

      Doodle Painting - First Layer


    • 6.

      Doodle Painting - Second Layer


    • 7.

      Free Motion Doodle Stitch


    • 8.

      Skirt Finishing


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About This Class


This class will demonstrate handpainted surface design with the graphic contrast of free motion stitch. As an added bonus, the project will be wearable. First, we will recycle an old pair of jeans with curved patchwork stitching. Next, we will make a free from skirt pattern. Finally, we will play with handpainted surface design embellished with free motion stitching. There will be three lessons that could be used in one project or you could make three totally different projects. 

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Lidija Miklavcic

Design, Mixed Media Art, Surface Pattern Design


I work as self-employed pattern maker-designer a.k.a. Tutorial Girl. I design everything from shoes to clothes and bags … anything I need that I can’t find. I recycle a lot of old jeans into a new hand painted and free motion stitched surface patterns, so my designs are a little bit more personal to me. I have a big wish to become a surface pattern designer some day and the last few years I’m the happiest if my hands are covered with paint. I’ve never grown up and I still live like DIY person.

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I need to clean the glass plate, forced spread the water on and leave it for a least one minute more is better. I will use fabric medium with my Greeks, but it instructors to see how much you needed white. And this is my warm colors for pain scrapping. I used to scatter for one even, and it worked perfectly. But just if I were right for one minute for painting, protect your desk surface. Don't forget you could paint us our car. Stitches are or pain free. Shapes don't make the clash of pain. This piece will be wearable. Remember, I started large background shapes and just in long colors and later our weight in cold food . So I want making. I tried to make repeated shapes, or Hughes saw older color. Have a bear. I like to repeat something three times even more. I like the color is blended into the background fabric. You. So I use also water for these. If the shape is big, then I blend it inside in the dark or too light. 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Doodle Painting - Second Layer: background painting Quit painted to do this, let's start with cold colors after first pledged dry did the same it called shoes. You could go on top of the first layer, and your colors won't make much. Why it is still good. Blanding and Contra stick are black, too, just that color where you have bigger blank spots or brush the brushing toe the fabric to blend the background. Doctors. Who for interest do you? Scallops are good shapes. Toe. I just orders. Forget? No, If you don't like this piece, don't worry. It will be 100% better when the Stitch Lines company really three Martian stitch. In contrast, a threat is the best graphic element. Maybe sharp. You will do the same, but I don't care it so I can try it out. What I like the best is the country's between Mason painting and stitch, and that you almost get our dimension. Wait for one day to dry everything and then I only with Roxy paper between your irony emphatic. Next we'll play with three motions stitch 7. Free Motion Doodle Stitch: three. Motion dude, lest Ege, let's make graphic line. Drop the three dogs This are met our kids. You should have a battle on the side or at the back off the machine. Change saying feet into the free motion. Neither land on zero and inter down. If you have this option, start at the edge and just follow your painting. A picture makes Mozer inclines, and don't worry if they are not exactly match with paint. When you go are the first teacher, don't be exact, so the line will do either. And then the dude LaPlace coming and George. Sometimes I just drove on the painted lines or a drawer. Nature don't less in bigger surfers. Just playing. - Just break the long clan with something. Anything. Look, you don't need to follow your painting. Break the line made small deters. It's fun. - I also make empty lines between elements. All small imperfections are good thing. - One more important thing. Being comfortable position. When you do this and have a good lighting close to the deep. Try different speeds. Toe found the best one for you. Best of the speed. Faster and smoother. You could know the fabric some blanks are faced. Scooter gets under lesson. Done, but leave blanks patched. This one was his orbit song machine. Then with the way Imperfections is the most I don't know what that is to say about three motion song. Just playing. - No , I have you show you how you need to clean the machine. - No , - this could be used to also for bags or the same thing you could do on paintings and on paper. Next, I will show you how to finish. 8. Skirt Finishing: finishing soaring for our 34 patera unmaking scarred, I thought, See, putting through the sides measures in Berlin Place right side to right side Make a seem one centimeter from the edge I run the same or finger present Use easy, breakable cotton thread and make basting stitch This will be just are temporary Stitcher - you zipper foot For this step I didn't more temporary trends. Uh uh Use fabric scraps for their belts in open the half off the skirt and meaning to the second fabric Cut a little wider stream make us exacts teach all around. - Uh , so the sites So the site, - way edge and Iran Centimeter longer stretch fabric on both sides for But I tied the right time Make a thought I don't stop for FEMA. Put the edge, Kramlich, and make up your hands Just do the same on the other side of visit Make stops Each eight millimeter from the garbage deep . You could move the needle position to side and alive. They seem with edge of the food. Finish the booth. You could finish it with double or just one. I hope you didn't enjoy aside it and that you could see your future Project one or even more. One more advice attached the best public on the main skull on a few places. - Now go out and admire your Don't forget to post your project in the gallery to you by.