Have Fun Stitching Outside the Lines
Do you like to doodle? Many of us enjoy sketching or even scribbling absentmindedly, dreaming we’re budding artists! The same action can be translated to needle and thread, randomly stitching on small pieces of fabric while learning creative techniques.
Clip ‘n Stitch Doodling
Let’s kick off Doodle Stitching Part Three with a Clip ‘n Stitch Doodle project. Small snippets of fabric fused to a background layer are the doodling tools. This is not a lengthy process, rather a random act of creativity!
One of the benefits of doodle stitching is becoming comfortable with free-motion quilting. Creating a Popsicle Garden is an ideal way to learn the tricks of the trade while stitching a whimsical work of art. Circles and rectangular shapes are all that’s needed, along with a little stitching time. Watch online to see how easy it is to try free-motion quilting on this smaller scale.
Doodle Outside the Lines
Next on Doodle Stitching Part Three, a scarf in the back of my closet was the fabric I chose for the last of our creative projects. I liked the look of doubling the sheer layers to create even more subtle shades of color. Each section is roughly stitched with sketchy stitches. I liken the stitching to coloring in a book. You can’t make a mistake when you purposely Doodle Outside the Lines.
The Book: Doodle Stitching
- I’ll guide you through my fun techniques for painting with thread and scraps of fabric. Don’t worry about perfection—these techniques are made to give you beautiful results, whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned sewist.
- My signature style of stress-free techniques and easy projects inspires and empowers. Plus, I’ll show you how to translate pencil-sketched doodles onto fabric with your sewing machine.
Doodle Stitching Book
- Full color photographs and illustrations
- Step-by-step instructions
- Double-wire binding so that pages lay flat when open—no more struggling to keep your page from turning or bending; plus it’s easier to keep your book right next to you as you work
- Soft cover, 40 page book by Nancy Zieman, Sewing With Nancy
Watch the on Sewing With Nancy online.
Where/when would you doodle in a sketchbook? Leave a comment below to be eligible to win a copy of the Doodle Stitching Book, from Nancy’s Notions.
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