Decorative Stitches

 How to use and what to do with the decorative stitches on your sewing machine

 

Decorative stitches cushion. How to use and what to do with decorative stitches on your sewing machine.

 

These decorative stitches are in most of your sewing machines, I find many people do not use these beautiful stitches to their full advantage, what I like to do is overlap decorative stitches with different coloured thread, as you can see in the photos. Have fun and experiment!

 

Sewing out decorative stitches. How to use and what to do with decorative stitches on your sewing machine.

 

Sewing out decorative stitches. How to use and what to do with decorative stitches on your sewing machine.

 

Sewing out decorative stitches. How to use and what to do with decorative stitches on your sewing machine.

 

Sewing out decorative stitches. How to use and what to do with decorative stitches on your sewing machine.

 

Press the fabric using your iron

 

Sewing out decorative stitches. How to use and what to do with decorative stitches on your sewing machine.

 

Lay the fabric in between the spaces of your decorative stitches and stitch down the fabric

 

Sewing out decorative stitches. How to use and what to do with decorative stitches on your sewing machine.

 

Showing all the fabric stitched down

 

Sewing out decorative stitches cushion. How to use and what to do with decorative stitches on your sewing machine.

 

This photo showing you another way of using your decorative stitches in your machine

 

Sewing out decorative stitches. How to use and what to do with decorative stitches on your sewing machine. Sewing out decorative stitches. How to use and what to do with decorative stitches on your sewing machine.

 

I stitched the rick rack down using a straight stitch and a similar colour thread first.
I then stitched a decorative stitch over the straight stitch in a white thread

Candy Love Instructions

instcandylove

 

  • The bag measures 16 x 21 cm or 8.5 x 6.5 inches
  • The design is “Candy Love_01_180x130
  • Stitched on pink and white gingham cotton.

 

instcandylove1

 

I stitched the following designs on the cupcake cushion

  • Candy Love_04
  • Candy Love_05
  • Candy Love_06
  • Candy Love_07

Stitched on white cotton fabric

 

instcandylove2

 

I stitched the following design on the Candy Love cushion

  • Candy Love_03_360x200

Stitched on a pale green linen

 

instcandylove3

 

I stitched the following design on the Candy Love cushion

  • Candy Love_02_240x150

Stitched on white cotton

Harvest Moon Instructions

Types of fabric I used

  • Bag Obi silk fabric which is rather a heavy weight silk
  • Cushion Japanese hemp fabric slightly open weave
  • Document box and file folder Fine silk fabric
  • Stool Cotton fabric

 

Harvest Moon Machine Embroidery Designs

 

Design “Harvest Moon_01” This design was stitched on Japanese hemp which I purchased while in Japan, the fabric is very similar to a good quality linen fabric with a slightly open weave. I stitched at the base of the cushion lines of white thread using a straight stitch

 

Harvest Moon Machine Embroidery Designs

 

I stitched “Harvest Moon_05” on an Obi fabric which is a very heavy silk fabric; I then used an Obi sash cord for the handle of the bag which I had purchased while in Japan

 

Harvest Moon Machine Embroidery Designs

 

I stitched “Harvest Moon_01” Just using 2 colours on a cotton fabric which is another way of using the designs, I stitched this out to make a lovely little stool

 

Harvest Moon Machine Embroidery Designs

 

Harvest Moon Machine Embroidery Designs

 

Harvest Moon Machine Embroidery Designs

 

The document box I stitched “Harvest Moon_02” on fine silk fabric, the folder I stitched “Harvest Moon_03” once again on fine silk fabric

 

Harvest Moon Machine Embroidery Designs

 

the document box and folder I pressed the silk down and glued the designs and then hot glued a small rope around the design and where the rope met I put a little black bow and then glued a little glass bead in the centre of the bow

 

Harvest Moon Machine Embroidery Designs

 

Place Mat “Harvest Moon_04” a thick cotton fabric

Delicious Instructions

Delicious Board

 

Delicious Machine Embroidery Designs

 

Please read the instructions carefully before you start

What you will need:

  • Canvas board 76cm x 38cm 30 x 15 inches approx.
  • 1 meter or 1 yard of Fabric to cover the canvas
  • Grey, yellow, aqua, white and mustard fabrics, you do not need a lot of these fabrics, I just used fabric scraps
  • Glue

 

Delicious Machine Embroidery Designs

 

Purchase a canvas board of your choosing, I selected 76cm x 38cm 30 x 15 inches approx.

 

Delicious Machine Embroidery Designs

 

Lay the designs onto the canvas board, once you have the desired look that you like, take a photo

 

Delicious Machine Embroidery Designs

 

  • Stitch out Delicious_17 if you do not have 240 x 150 on your background fabric at the top

  • Stitch out Delicious_ 16 (this is for the hoop 180 x 130 or 5 x 7 inches)

  • Stitch out above Delicious _18 (this is for the hoop 180 x 130 or 5 x 7 inches)

  • Pin all the panels on the background fabric

  • Lightly glue each of the panels down on the background fabric

 

Delicious Machine Embroidery Designs

 

Delicious Machine Embroidery Designs

 

Zigzag stitch each panel down on the background fabric

 

Delicious Machine Embroidery Designs

 

Delicious Machine Embroidery Designs

 

Once I had completed zigzag stitching all the panels down I felt the work needed a horizontal zigzag stitches on the background fabric, if I had thought about it, I would have done this once I had finished stitching out “Delicious_17” would have been a lot easier! 

  • Glue the front of the canvas board with wadding

  • Staple your work to the back of the canvas board

 

 

Dream Moon Fairies Instructions

Dream Moon Fairies Machine Embroidery Designs

 

 

Dream Moon Fairies Wall Hanging

 

Dream Moon Fairies Machine Embroidery Designs

 

  • The design stitched was “Dream Moon Fairies_01”
  • The work was stitched on purple cotton fabric
  • 2 sheets of Medium weight stabilizer
  • Wooden frame 19 cm or 7.5 inches in diameter
  • I glued on the edge of the wooden embroidery frame a large pale pink rick rack, then glued down the rest of the rick rack to the side of the embroidery frame
  • I used a Hot fixed wand to glue the glass jewels in between the zigzag

 

 

Dream Moon Fairies Cushion

 

Dream Moon Fairies Machine Embroidery Designs

 

The designs used on this cushion

  • Dream Moon Fairies_05
  • Dream Moon Fairies_06
  • Dream Moon Fairies_04


The work was stitched on blue and white cotton gingham

You can do 3 hooping’s or if you have 360 x 150mm or 7 x 12 inches or larger hoop you can do all the embroidery in one hooping

The 3 embroidery designs together measure:
Height 287.3 x Width 149.9mm or Height 11.3 x Width 5.9 inches

I made a little pocket above the embroidery of the writing “Tooth Fairy”

 

Dream Moon Fairies Machine Embroidery Designs

 

Showing you the little pocket for the tooth on the cushion

 

 

Dream Moon Fairies Coat Hanger Cover

 

Dream Moon Fairies Machine Embroidery Designs

 

Fabric used to make the coat hanger cover was a man-made fabric, bought it years ago so have no idea what the fabric is

Designs used on the coat hanger cover

  • Dream Moon Fairies_03
  • Dream Moon Fairies_04
  • Dream Moon Fairies_04 Mirrored

The 3 embroidery designs together measure:

  • Height 300.1 x Width 149.1mm or Height 12.9 x Width 5.8 inches