Saturday, July 31, 2010

Fabric Book of Stitching Techniques

As I was making flat feld seams on a garment, it occurred to me that it might be fun to make a soft book of stitching technique examples, some of which my mother taught me when I was just a teenager and some of which I have taught myself along the way. Fabric that others no longer want have a way of making it to my doorstep and often these may not be fabrics that I would choose for garments or for quilting projects. One such piece of fabric was given to my daughter who then gave it to me and it has been sitting in my stash for over 8 years. Ah ha, the fabric might be perfect for a little book. Thus, from my stash and my scrab bag, emerged this little book of 12 pages, 6 of which are finished. Perhaps more pages will be added over time.

As you will surely notice, freemotion cursive writing is not among my talents, but perhaps with practice, this will improve.
Each page was hemmed for stability and a double folded "binding" area was topstitched to the page. I hand sewed a running stitch along the outside fold with twisted craft thread.
When the 12 pages are complete I will "bind" the book by weaving craft thread through the stitches from the top to the bottom so that the book will open flat.

"Sandwiching and Top Stitching"

"Lace Made on Tule Foundation"

"Simple and Corded Pintucking"
(without pintuck foot)

"Freemotion Stitching"

"Flat Feld Seams"



  1. Hi Linda - Very cool idea! Keep creating! Mia

  2. This is a fabulous idea. The sample book can be used for your own inspiration when you are looking for that technique that would be just right! Thanks for sharing.