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« on: May 01, 2013 05:38:46 AM »

DD1 (who is 4) drew this lovely picture of herself and her baby sister the other day:





As soon as I saw it, I immediately thought it would be a great textile picture.  Free motion machine embroidery kind of lends itself to the scritchy-scratchy pencil lines that little kids use in their drawing, so I made this:



The original is on the fridge, and my version is on the wall.   Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2013 07:04:43 AM »

That is totally awesome! Did you use an embroidery machine on this? I am confused because you said free motion. You didn't really do this by hand on your sewing machine, did you?
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2013 09:57:49 AM »

This is lovely!  What a great way to capture that drawing!  This makes me want to pull out my sewing machine!

jexxican - to do free motion machine embroidery you need to drop the feed dogs on a normal sewing machine (so that it doesn't pull the fabric along, and you have more control to 'draw' with the machine) - if that makes sense!
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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2013 10:27:21 AM »

Thanks guys!  Cheesy

You didn't really do this by hand on your sewing machine, did you?

Yep!  As Trekky said, I just lowered the feed dogs on my regular sewing machine.
I stabilised the background fabric with some iron-on interfacing.  I scanned and reduced the size of the original drawing, then traced it with disappearing ink onto the background fabric.  I put the fabric into a hoop and away I went, following the lines. 

The orignal was drawn in red crayon so I picked red thread, although I decided to take a liberty with their dresses and add an appliqued panel.  The whole thing is only 5"x7".
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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2013 11:42:46 AM »

So adorable and I love it! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2013 01:57:44 PM »

I love this so much! What a treasure.
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