Machine Embroidery

Techniques and Projects

Claire Fell


Embroidering with a sewing machine is exciting, immediate and affordable, and this practical book shows you how to do it. Packed with encouraging advice, it introduces the sewing machine before explaining how to design, plan and make your own embroideries and turn them into finished items to treasure.

Topics covered include:

  • Learning how to set up the machine and carry out basic cleaning and maintenance
  • Discovering which thread types, fabrics and mixed media elements are most suitable for machine embroideries
  • Exploring how to use the pressure foot to turn functional utility stitches into exciting surface decoration
  • Working freely with dropped feeder teeth and an embroidery foot
  • Learning how to alter the tension to create different effects
  • Using soluble film to enhance your pictures to stitch realistic thread paintings of landscape, animal and bird embroiderie

With over 900 colour photographs and illustrations, this is the perfect companion for both those new to machine embroidery and those looking for new ideas and inspiration.


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