Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Layering fabrics with free motion embroidery

When I first learned about free motion embroidery, I used it for everything. I can't seem to sew a straight line with a normal foot, so sometimes I would even do regular sewing jobs with a free motion foot. A few years ago I started this beauty, a free motion portrait. It's based on an image I found in an old fashion magazine. I haven't touched the work in a long time, and in fact just found it recently, so maybe I'll start back in on her. 

At the time that I started this project I had tons of tiny little fashion fabric scraps, all different construction, and had no idea what to do with them. So I just started pulling the ones that I thought looked enough like skin and stitched them on in layers.

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