Join me as I chat about the latest Bishy Barnababes free-motion applique patterns and the Swhetty Betties Designer Pairs challenge. I explain how I’m getting on with my coverstitch and the differences between this and a sewing machine or overlocker/serger, and of course what I’ve been sewing in my Sewing Room!
I love free-machine appliqué and want to share my passion for it with all sewers! It’s so much fun, you get to use up all those scraps you’ve horded and you create cute embellishment for clothes, bags, quilts and more!
In this episode, a very exciting delivery interrupts the podcast – my new sewing machine and coverstitch! I chat about which machines I’ve bought and why, the latest Bishy Barnababes pattern – the Ballerina Briony free-motion appliqué (FMA) – the essential foot for FMA and what I’ve been sewing in my sewing room!
Free-motion appliqué, or FMA, is a great way to add fun, unique details to hand-made or ready-to-wear items that children will love.
Ballerina Briony is the first to be released with many more designs in the pipeline, including designs for boys. Ballerina Briony can be added with her head to be a complete dancer, or without a head so that the child is the ballerina. I have been wanting to make headless appliqués as they are so fun for the children to wear – and, speaking from experience, much more practical to wear to the park than dressing up clothes! Briony, my daughter, loves to do ballet around the house, and other places too, even though she only did a few weeks of class last summer (something went wrong and she refused to go back). She loves getting to be the ballerina and I love making something unique for her.
I’m pleased to get the next episode of the podcast out to you, after hopefully the last of the website problems. This episode I share about the latest Bishy Barnababes testing (free-motion appliqué), a little about my fabric addiction and another favourite product (Kam snaps) that can also be addicting to collect, and of course what I’ve been sewing in my Sewing Room!