Ballerina Briony Free-Motion Appliqué – latest pattern release

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 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.

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The Sewing Room podcast: episode 5 – fabric addiction and the rabbits are multiplying

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!

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