Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Freehand Machine Embroidery Mobile 'Phone Case

Good afternoon all,

This will be my last blog for 2014 and I would like to show you what I have just finished:

A freehand machine embroidery mobile 'phone case.

This fits my 'phone which is a Sony Xperia, it measures 5" tall by 2 1/2" wide and it fits well into the case. There is still some play width ways and a tiny bit lengthways, so I am sure it'd fit quite a few different mobile models. Of course, if there is a specific 'phone case you would like making, you can contact me and I'll do my very best!

This case has double interfacing and double padding to give stability and protectiveness to the mobile enclosed, it has a cotton lining for smooth use, an elastic closing and the best part - it's decorated using my favourite method... Do you like it?


See it in my Etsy store soon.

Thanks for reading, pass it on if you like or leave a comment. See you next year!


(C) FMN Crafts 2014

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Freehand Machine Embroidery Make Up Bag

Evening all,

Just a quick one to show you this:

My latest creation, a Freehand Machine Embroidery Make-up or Cosmetics Bag. As you know, I am in love with this style of hand made item and I finished this yesterday.

It has four flowers decorating the exteriors on cream linen, a denim flat base bottom that makes it stand up when in use and when not, pink piping between the materials, zip tabs with ribbon and a locking zip and the lining is made of oilcloth, so that spills and mess can be wiped out easily.

It stands approximately 7" tall and is 9" wide at the top and would look lovely standing on a dressing table. Of course, it can be used as a weekend bag for holding toiletries or it can used for nail varnishes or whatever you like! The stress areas are re-inforced and is a lovely quality item. See it in my Etsy store soon.

That's all for now, if I don't post again, HAPPY NEW YEAR! And leave a comment if you wish...


(C) FMN Crafts 2014

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Freehand Machine Embroidery Purse and/or Mobile Case

Evening all, MERRY CHRISTMAS! Or merry day after Boxing Day day... I hope you have all had and are still having a fabulous festive season and that you and your families are well. I have had a lovely time with friends and family and today, I got on with a little work. This is what I'd like to show you:

As the blog title suggests, this is my Freehand Machine Embroidery Purse and/or Mobile Case. And, for those of you who may be observant, you may notice it matches my Freehand Machine Embroidery Bag as written about it my previous blog. :)

I have decided that I REALLY like this method of machining and creativity and freedom and I don't want to stop. So I wont. Teehee.

This purse is fully interfaced for the duel purpose of padding and stability without too much bulk, it is patterned on both sides, it has a denim base and cream Romany style sides, a cream calico interior, pink piping, pink zip, pink ribbon and a denim key loop with split ring. It fits a large mobile easily and can also hold money and cards at the same time if desired. I love it, what do you think?

Over the next couple of days I hope to show you a make-up bag I am working on in the same style, I am working on a theme here...

You will see this in my Etsy shop really soon. Thanks for reading, please leave me a comment if you wish, or Like me on Facebook.


(C) FMN Crafts 2014

Friday, 5 December 2014

Freehand Machine Embroidery Bag & Double Craft Fair

Long title, huh? Yep.

So, I'll get right on with it, here is the Freehand Machine Embroidery Bag I mentioned:

One Side...
...Other Side
Sorry about the 'not so good' pics, the light is poor here today...

As I have mentioned before, I simply LOVE freehand machine embroidery and for those who may not be aware of what is it, it's using your sewing machine like a pencil, like drawing onto the material. You drop the feed dogs - the bits that push the fabric over the plate - and so you can move your material in any direction you please. You also either remove the needle foot - the bit that holds down the material whilst sewing - to add to the freedom or use a machine embroidery spring foot which gives a little support (I do). And then, wow, once you've found the right thread tension and speed, you just go mad! You can use your imagination to 'draw' whatever you like, in any place, in any direction, any how you like.

This time I designed and made this bag which has many lovely features, nameley 6 flowers of different kinds (3 on the front, 3 on the back), sewn onto cream Romany style material, it has a sturdy denim material base that is boxed and detailed with pink piping, it has padded handles that give comfort to the user and have denim patches added for stability and durability, it is lined with cream calico, it has two internal denim pockets and an exterior key ring. It has a lot going for it! Plus, it is approximately 14" tall, by 13" wide and has 10" long handles. I just love it. What do you think?

Flat Base to hold lots of shopping

Pink Piping detail, perfectly aligned ;)

Internal Pockets for mobiles, cash or cards

I have a double fair this weekend and will be taking it to that where I hope it will go to a good home.

Speaking of which, the fair is Saturday and Sunday 6th and 7th December, at the Bakewell Town Hall from 10am to 4.30pm. If you fancy a day out to Bakewell in the beautiful Peak District, just do it as I know there will be festive cheer in the air and a great atmosphere at the fair. Plus, Saturday is Small Business Saturday and so it would be great for you to do just that and show a little love for the small businesses, like my own, who have had a testing year and would appreciate an easier Christmas.

This weekend there promises to be stalls of all kinds selling textiles, jewellery, photography, paintings, food items, cards and lots more. Craft Fairs are not just about knitting and tea-cosies these days... Come on, you know you want to.

Anyway, that's all for now, have a great weekend and leave me a comment if you wish. Remember I am on Facebook too if you would like to Like me :)

Thanks for reading,

(C) FMN Crafts 2014