I have been sewing for about 46 years and sew almost every day. I make lots of items - pillowcase dresses, john-johns, bibs, burps, bags, other types of dresses, baby gowns. I love to applique and do hand embroidery from vintage patterns. I do a lot of iron on appliques. I work from home and am so glad to be here.
My sewing interests are:
garment, home decor, embroidery, hand sewing
I sew as a:
small business owner
I am interested in learning how to:
My sewing machine(s):
Domestic, Embroidery, Serger, I personally have a Husqvarna Sapphire, a Husqvarna Viking Rose,a Brother 8500 and a Singer that was my mom's. I have two sergers and one Brother PR600 for monogramming.
The brand(s) of my sewing machine(s):
Singer, Husqvarna Viking, Brother
I am interested in patterns such as:
Independents, I use Children's Corner patterns a lot and make some of my own.I also use patterns from Sandi Henderson. Oh course, I've used Simplicity, McCall's, Butterick, Vogue, and others from online that I have bought.
I love applique too, and am presently making yet more aprons for my niece's boys as they have grown out of the first ones! I mainly do woven fabric, as I was under the impression putting woven on stretch (i.e. T shirts) the stitches would break when the fabric stretched. Do you use stretch for the applique or does it just not stretch in the middle of the front of a tee? I guess I should just try it but I thought I would ask!
I use mostly Aunt Martha's transfer embroidery patterns. I get a lot of them on "Pattern Bee" and some on ebay. There are books that teach you the basic stitches, but I imagine you could find instructions on the internet. I love hand embroidery, and it is so simple to do. I make bibs, t shirts, etc. using hand embroidery. I am now finishing up curtains for my kitchen with hand embroidered rock and roll vegetables and kitchen utensils from the 50's. If you type in Aunt Martha's transfer embroidery patterns on google, I think there is a site that sells them. Most of mine I got from Hobby Lobby.
Can you give me some information on the type of hand embroidery of the duck holding the cake and the others like that in your photo galler? I am new to hand embroidery and would love to learn how to do that type. Where would I find patterns, instructions and/or any books on that type? Thanks