Monday, March 05, 2007

Perfecting a technique

I perfected my craft with machine applique! I found it rather easy to use the machine to sew the faux fur of the yetis but at first it was a challenge to get the corners right on the cotton prints. Here are some photos of my first attempts from early last year to use the machine.

You can only rip so many times before the applique is a mess but it was fun to tear off the fabric.

I love sewing and I love making these guys but I just wasn't able to keep up the hand sewing. I want to be prolific! That can't happen when it takes almost three hours to make one piece. So far the machine stuff is doing very well in the shop and in person.