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Fabric Addict



Free Motion Machine Sewing - Applique

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!

This class adds to the skills you learned in my basic free motion embroidery class.    Now that you have learned to draw with your sewing machine, we will be adding in applique, with all the tips and tricks you need to know to ensure success.  

Any basic sewing machine will work, machine setup is covered in class one.  Normal sewing rules are out the window, so no sewing experience is required. 

In the video lessons, I will cover the tools and supplies you will find useful for adding applique and discuss different methods of adding applique, the pros and cons of each.  We will also discuss design transfer options.

Click here for more information on the supplies and tools we will use.


Use the template provided to create your own free motion applique piece.  For project, please print at 100%, 'no scaling', to ensure correct size.

We will be utilizing all the tips and tricks we have learned in the class, and putting them together to create an applique piece that can be worked into a card, onto placemats, napkins, aprons, cosmetic bags, cushions, added to clothing, teacher appreciation gifts, journal covers, tea towels, framed art pieces, handbags...  the options are endless.


25cm x 25cm background fabric (light coloured, plain fabric, NON STRETCH! - see link for fabric recommendations)

Your prepared 20cm hoop - see class one / link

Fabric marking pen that disappears

Roll of very dark brown / grey / green thread (see class one for thread recommendations) 

Printout of Project template (pattern pieces) and Template 2 (background)


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