More Stress Free Artistic Doodle Stitching

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More Stress Free Artistic Doodle Stitching

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Doodling—we’ve all done it with pen and paper. Those same concepts—drawing squiggles, circles, rectangles, and silly shapes—can be done with fabric, trim, and/or stitching. Why should you doodle at your sewing machine with fabric? It’s a great way to use fabric odds and ends while being creative.

Watch the Doodle Stitching TV show online now. You’ll also find details, tips, and techniques in the new Doodle Stitching bookavailable at Nancy’s Notions.

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Collage Doodle

A Collage Doodle is where we’d would like to start in Doodle Stitching Part Two. Gather buttons, small pieces of fabric, leftover ribbon, and do a little stitching to create a greeting card or a small piece of wall art. The process is spontaneous with artsy results.

         If giving as a greeting card, apply card stock behind the collage prior to stitching around the outer edges.

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Fuse ‘n Doodle

Next, doodle with fabric and your iron! Cut rectangles and squares that are backed with fusible web, arrange on a background fabric, then press! After adding ribbon and button accents, you’ll have an art piece that was made with odds and ends of fabric, yet looks like it could be hung in a modern art studio. See how easy it is on Doodle Stitching Part Two.

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Daydream Stitching

When you’re doodling on paper, most likely you’re not paying much attention to what’s happening around you, as Nancy Zieman said she was known to do in history class. When you’re brain is not thinking of the task at hand, it’s the BEST time to experiment with simple, doodle-type free-motion stitching. For those of you intimidated by the process, put your brain in neutral and daydream while stitching. Watch online as those doodles transform with sewing machine and thread.

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Squiggle Monograms

When we think of monograms, our mind’s eye sees large, preciously stitched letters. Hmm, not so if you’re doodling. The same type of impact can be made with squiggle stitching, creating the shape of the letter, or stitching the negative space around the letter to make the un-stitched fabric “pop” with distinction. It’s a 20-minute stitching exercise that will satisfy the doodler inside of you; watch now.

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The Book: Doodle Stitching

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  • We’ll guide you through 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.
  • This signature style of stress-free techniques and easy projects inspires and empowers. Plus, you’ll learn 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 Doodle Stitching (Part One and Part Two) on Sewing With Nancy online.

The Best of Sewing With Nancy TV Show hosted by Nancy Zieman

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Do you like to doodle and/or create fabric art? Leave a comment below to be eligible to win a copy of the Doodle Stitching Book, from Nancy’s Notions.

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Happy Sewing,

Team Nancy Zieman

Nancy Zieman Productions. LLC.

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    April 23, 2019

    Love doodling and would love to watch the video link, but it does not go to the program, your link goes to the WPT site with no way to find this program, or any other you promote on this blog. Could you fix the link or provide information on how to get to Nancy’s videos? Folks out here love and miss her and her programs and would like to see them.

  • Susan
    April 23, 2019

    Love to take fabric scraps and utilize in applique to create designs or fabric “photos”. Only need to use your imagination and it will take you to places near and far!

  • Barb K
    April 23, 2019

    This looks like a fun technique–would be fun to try it!

  • Julie Kill
    April 23, 2019

    Thank you for the opportunity to learn a new skill that I can do with my sewing machine! I love to doodle on paper… I would love to to learn to use up small scraps to make beautiful things!

  • Sharon
    April 23, 2019

    I haven’t tried doodle stitching.

  • Martha Drabiski
    April 23, 2019

    I am very interested in learning doodle quilting, thanks for all your great ideas.

  • Ann West
    April 23, 2019

    I have not tried doodle quilting yet. Sounds like real fun to try and do so. I need to try this real soon!

  • Karen
    April 23, 2019

    I have dabbled in doodle quilting. I need to practice more to get comfortable.

  • Thunder
    April 23, 2019

    I have done a bit of doodle stitching, I would love the book to learn more. Thanks for the chance.

  • Carol
    April 23, 2019

    I think this doodle stitching looks like a fun way to sew interesting designs.

  • Clovis
    April 23, 2019

    It’s always great to learn something new. Doodling would be a great accomplishment.

  • MoeWest
    April 23, 2019

    Creating some fabric art with thread doodling sounds like fun!

  • Laura M
    April 23, 2019

    I do like to create fabric art. I think the whole idea of doodling to play and to practice free motion quilting is a fabulous way to practice and to learn. This book sounds wonderful.

  • Teri
    April 23, 2019

    Looks like a lot fo fun to try.

    April 23, 2019

    Love the name doodle stitching.

  • Mary Reinhardt
    April 23, 2019

    I doodle all the time, but I haven’t tried doodle stitching. Looks like fun and something new to try.

  • maria elena blecha
    April 23, 2019

    I would love the book, looks like a lot of fun!

  • Dixie
    April 23, 2019

    would like to do doodle quilting. looks like fun.

  • MonicaAD
    April 23, 2019

    All these happy colors for this happy time of the year. I would love this book … FIESTA 🙂

  • Gail Beam
    April 23, 2019

    I would love to have this book to learn how to bring out some new and inspiring creative ideas in my sewing abilities.

  • Regina Harris
    April 23, 2019

    I’m working at Doodle stitching and hope to become more proficient.

  • Rosie
    April 23, 2019

    I’m not very good at doodling. I would love to practice and develop this skill. I’m sure this book is full of great ideas I want to learn.

  • Anna
    April 23, 2019

    You can’t help but smile when you say “Doodle Stitching”! How fun it would be to try my hand at this!

  • Bonnye
    April 23, 2019

    I am not a doodler. I certainly need help in this area.

  • Renee
    April 23, 2019

    This might just get me to “color outside of the lines”

    April 24, 2019

    My dad was a doodler, and from his doodling painted beautiful art.
    When I saw this it reminded me of him as he did this all his life right up until he passed away at age 91 (11 yrs ago.)
    He and I painted together for many years and I was never as proficient as my dad, but he always encouraged me to try anything once or even more.
    So fun to see this.

  • Carolyn T
    April 24, 2019

    One big takeaway from the Doodle show: bridal illusion! Nancy’s collage doodling techniques are masterful and a great way to spend 10 creative minutes a day.

  • Cheryl Ann Gavette
    April 24, 2019

    This looks like fun and a new way to work with fabric. If I were to win the book, my first project would be to send a card to my co-worker and friend who has 5th stage renal disease caused by diabetes. She has dialysis at night for 10 hours, so she can do volunteer work in the day. She loves crafting, so she would love a card and could possibly learn the technique.

  • Bonnie
    April 25, 2019

    I enjoy doodling on paper, but I have never tried it on fabric. This book would be a great inspiration for learning several new techniques. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • DeAnna S
    April 26, 2019

    I love fabric art and would like to be more creative with it. Doodling is a great way to start and the book will be an awesome resource.

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