Thread Painting and More Optional Feet


Singer Sew Mate™ Sewing Machine Model 5400 - Fast Start


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Thread Painting and More Optional Feet

Let's, put the pink pink on here. I'll just grab one of these right here. Now this was done. We started out with ray on thread, but here just to continue on, I'll show you may be the difference that eh? More of a mat colored thread will make on here. In this case, this is a you can you can do free motion with regular thread. You can do it with ray on thread we started this one earlier with the reon. Um, probably in the case of the thread painting, you want to do a bob and phil threat in the bobbin, it'll be lighter and wait. And you also when you do this, you want to add a stabilizer on the back side just tears away when you're done and you can set your machine for I like to use is zag, which is number three in this case and we want to probably bring the width down a little bit. So it's, I'm not super duper wide, but you can do it. Why it if you want, we'll just kind of pick up where we left off earlier, press her foot down and then will hold our thread taken stitcher to tow um, grab t...

hat thread tail and clip it so it's not in our way and pulling it around and then just just start filling in the area where before you were filling it with a straight stitch now you're just filling it with zigzag and you can be under back and forth with this one to get us much filling in and thicknesses you want to go back and forth over your previous stitching it's make it look however you want to come over here and later on we'll go over this with the lighter colored pink so won't matter that we were there with the darker one well just fill in right over it was back and forth filling as we go so what it is is literally you're like you're painting with thread back here you wanted just a nice, nice, consistent moderate speed I'm not like jerking this real fast just taking your time with it breathe you just get the look you want way when we're ready when we finish going around all the outside edges of these pedals and will switch to the medium pink and and so on and fill it is all in here you can see we have the two different greens to get shading effect it's really quite beautiful and it can look however you want you can do your own original art or transfer stencils and fill them in it's really very beautiful ok, so that is your threat painting and so I'm going to switch back to the regular shank so we can try a couple of other feet with the time we have left, so we're gonna loosen that up and turn that screw tio, take that off to completely remove it and then put this, um, shank back on that he holds our regular feet. Okay, now another really, really fun foot to use is you're courting foot the courting foot has these three little grooves on the top side here that will hold one or two or three chords, and you mix your decorative stitches with ease to get kind of embellishment on the surface of your fabric. So one way to use your courting foot is too, um, stitch over accord to do gathering and I have this piece of the t's tw here and we'll do just that, so I'm going to start out with if I have a cord record here, here's, something I can use for accord, this is like, uh, pro cotton art program ray on excuse me and I'm going to put a knot in the back side of it, and what we're going to do here is slipped this in, I'll start out with a single cord work and then I'll do three chords, triple court and show you what that looks like, so I'm going to just snap it into my center cord. A center slot here of the three chords, and that moves very freely because those holes are big enough for these big, big threads and snap that on can beds go under the foot? And now when we so I'm just gonna go right down the center of this piece of cotton, and I'm going to check this, I want to zigzag stitch. Now we bring this down a little narrow. I want to just check it to make sure it's stitching on both sides of the cord without stitching into the cord, because if we stitch into the cord, we can't pull it. What we want to do is art what we're what our goal is here is we're going to stitch over this cord back and forth and back and forth without stitching into it, and when we're done, we can use it for gathering it's a neat away to do get lengthen this out to we can afford for that to be nice and long, okay, where you might use a technique like this is, um, let's say that you want to make like some fun little aprons. I mean there's so many fun fabrics out there, you could just have one for every day of the week, but you want to gather up around the top before you place it into the ways sound this is a neat way to do gathering um, recently we did a skirt where we actually use this technique to gather up a little bit narrower strips of silk, and we made rosettes after we were done gathering, we just went around and around and around, and they could be rosettes to go on a pillow skirt, whatever you want, we'll just do a little more of that. So we've got something to draw up, but you definitely want to make sure that it's stitching back and forth over the court and not into court so if we were finished with that, then what you can do is because you put that not there at the end too. You want a pretty good size, not it's kind of pretty all by itself just to look at it, but you can actually use this cornell to do your to gather this up, and you would just go all across your piece to dear to do your gathering just I was grabbing both of the threads and it didn't want to pull their we got just the court and look at that, and then you can adjust the fullness however you want, that isn't that need now you can imagine if these were a little bit thinner strips this way. You control these around and around and around and create like flower shapes and just go around in a spiral like a big rosette pillow or something really a lot of fun. But the other thing you can do with this foot because it actually has three grooves on it is to put all three chords in there and stitch overall free and where I've done that is on this piece here. This is a just to give you some inspiration, he's, kind of a culmination of a lot of things we've been doing here today. But this is a table runner where we actually use thie wing needle the hem stitch the needle and that drawn thread. We used orange linen and orange thread and we you see this a lot on your very elegant store bought linens where this hem stitch look is around the edge of this him it's, it's, gorgeous. And then here we actually put, um, fabric on like we did the heart replicate we laid the heart the leaf design on the linen we remember when we just did the free motion where we went back and forth over the little flower, or or those that those aqua and white leaves same technique, we use metallic thread in the needle and did free motion work to go all around these with copper colored it's this beautiful what you can do but where I was going here's the here's, the little placemats to go with it kind of like lunch in size and we did the same technique here with that we need a ll on the napkins. But what I'm going to do with the courting foot here's, what we did to create the napkin rings is we sold over three chords at a time. Just row after row after row to embellish are napkin rings cave so our let's just we'll do it in pink again but you'll get the idea so here's my cord and or excuse me, my foot and what you want then is what let's do that with uncle I think I have some gold here let's do that with the silk and this gold this a look even more festive I'll switch to like a gold colored thread why don't we do that? That's gonna look really pretty case put a threat up here. Okay? Automatic needle threat er cane out this time here's my court. Okay, this is a kind of a sparkly little holiday looking one and we've got some silk wiccan stitch on and here's my foot, so now what we'll do is we're going to snap three chords in here so we do one at a time snap that in so it's in the first group and you just pull on a little bit to make sure it's running freely that's great! And then we want chord number two. Maybe I'll just shorten these up for time's sake. Just how I had him in my bag there a little tangled second one goes in, you snap it in goes in the centre groove that we just used for the gathering and it's moving freely so that's great and then that third one okay, so they're all in there and pull on a make sure they they're free that looks good and will snap the foot on and then the thread goes, of course, under the foot now usually like to just kind of separate these out, make sure they're not twisted, entangled in the front. When I get started, the fabric can go underneath the whole bit and maybe you just want to. So from one corner to the other you can do because there's three of these cords at one time set your machine for eight months, little stitches exact, which is number six and put the presser foot down and we'll start to so it just goes back and forth could actually even lengthen your stitch length out a little bit, it doesn't have to be super short. Can actually be a little longer because your goal is really just to attach these cords. But they kind of twisted you go. I try to keep him a little interested, but because they go into these little slots in the front, they tend to untangle them cells as they get set in there. And when you take a look at that, you see how how beautiful that is. What we've done is just attach those you can use different decorative stitches like theirs. One that's really pretty. Looks like a little domino stitch that goes back and forth like this with a few stitches back and forth. And that makes a beautiful pattern. You can have your thread contrast. You can have it. Blend in. You could do it all, monta filaments. So all you see is the cord here. We used a pro cotton cord, but we use metallic thread to stitch them down to get this effect. And we just did. Three rose, three rolls, three rose, three roles, just three right up red, but it up next to each other to get this texture and her napkin ring. I did this one time where I actually ran rose like this. Space him about an inch or so apart, and they went around like this way and made a grid pattern almost looked like a plaid was a wonderful text surface texture to give to a like a christmas stocking, for example, or ah, holiday pillow or table linens and things like that. So that's recording foot, it's really a lot of fun, lots of potential there and that's kind of a culmination here of a lot of the tech. Next, we've done this afternoon with this linen set just in time for fall beautiful colors as well. Well, thank you so much. I love that final, that final piece that you did great. Yeah, I love it, too. It's, really a lot of fun pool. Just experiment with different colors of cord. It can be ray on or metallics, as long as they just move freely through those little holes, like just draw them through. There should be absolutely no obstruction. They'll work great.

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