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How to Create Free-Motion Bobbinwork Embroidery

This machine-stitched method looks like hand-sewn embroidery.
Threads #187, Oct./Nov. 2016

In bobbinwork, you sew with the fabric right side down so that the decorative bobbin thread shows on the fabric’s right side.

Combining free-motion stitching with bobbinwork can look like hand embroidery, and you can create large, impressive embroideries in a relatively short time. You might try stitching only design outlines in bobbinwork first, and then graduate to filling in the motifs by tracing the shape in decreasing scales.

Read the embroidery article (PDF below) from Threads #187 (Oct./Nov. 2016), for detailed instruction and technique.

Video Extra: How to Wind and Install a Bobbin for Bobbinwork Stitching

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