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Child's Bean Bag crafted for my Goddaughter Sienna's 3rd birthday. I didn't have time to make the beanbag (I had every intention on making one, honestly). Anyway, I cheated and bought one but there are some fab free patterns for making beanbags on Pinterest. I did make the letters though and sewed them onto the bag using free motion embroidery. I've never done machine embroidery before so watched a few tutorials and loved doing it. It actually turned out OK I thought but don't zoom in : )

Inchies16 Aqua by Boxoftrix, via Flickr

love the idea of free motion stitching, fits well with my break the rules sewing style

OK, so this isn't paper. But it is the same concept and it is cool.

from Sewing Bee Fabrics

How to use a free motion (darning) foot

Free Sewing tutorial - how to draw with your sewing machine. Full instructions…

Handmade Christmas Tree and Pudding decorations by Stitch Galore Decorated with appliqué and freehand machine embroidery.

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The Makings of Mrs. Bertimus - lace & fabric collage...some seriously good free motion stitching!

from Folksy

Blue chicken - framed freestyle machine embroidery

Blue chicken - framed freestyle machine embroidery More

Thread spools with needle brooches. Made with freehand machine embroidery and appliqué