I’ve had a lot of fun lately with raw edge applique. It provides a great creative outlet without the tediousness of turning under the edges that I can never seem to get right.
I’ve been using the blanket stitch on my little Brother XR1355 machine and I love it. It does a great job; nice even stitches, and it covers the raw edges nicely. Actually it’s not easy to even see the raw edges unless there is a stray thread.
I made this project to hang in the Sewing Ministry room. Isn’t it cute?!
I like the vintage look of the sewing machine. I searched the internet for sewing machine images and found one I liked to use as inspiration to free hand the pattern.
It looked a little plain so I added the pennant banner applique to jazz it up. The pennant banner truly is raw edge applique as I used just a straight stitch to sew it in place. These pennant banners are so fun. Remember this little charm?
I haven’t done any embroidery in a very long time as you can tell by the inconsistencies in my stitch length on the “Keep calm and sew on” stitching.
I used to do a lot of handwork and I mean A LOT; all different kinds of handwork but I just don’t do much anymore. I find it a little tedious and time consuming. I guess I like the instant gratification of a finished project done quickly. But it was fun sit down again after all these years with needle in hand. Perhaps I’ll do it again soon.
Great sewing room decor, don’t you think?