Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Free motion doodling

Last night I was doodling on my tablet thingy and a thought came to mind. Now, if you've been reading my blog long enough, you'll know I'm a fan of The Far Side and the one panel comic strip. I decided to turn my doodle into a one panel comic strip except to make it even more challenging, I decided to stitch the doodles - with my sewing machine!

It was already 11pm when the "brilliant idea" came and by the time I was done sewing the hens, it was midnight. I am not so good at free motion sewing that I was able to do it without any guidelines. I transferred the doodles to the fabric first. 


Hubs and my girl said they couldn't tell that I had sewn the stitches. Why did I choose to use free motion? To give it a child-like look. The words were too small and I decided to hand stitch them. That took another half an hour. If you don't get the humour, it's alright. I do have an odd sense of humour. I guess this is another piece of art for my wall.

p.s. has anyone done free motion doodling? are you stitches nice and regular or not at all like mine?

9 comments:

Anna said...

Very impressive, both the stitching and the drawing.

Christel Goh said...

Hi Jane, been a pretty long time since I came to your blog. I don't do free motion doodling, but I do try to embroider stuff sometimes. :P

Projects By Jane said...

Hi Christel, I still prefer hand embroidery as with your hands, you can do almost anything but with the machine, there are limitations.

Christel Goh said...

Well, I thought we would learn embroidery and basic sewing in home econs. But apparently my sec sch chose to focus on food :(

Jane said...

wow jane! impressive! i like the child-like look. :)

Sandra :) said...

WOW that's incredible! I can't even draw that well with a pencil - let alone with a sewing machine! I failed at stick figures, and it just went downhill from there :( :D

Bethany said...

I can't believe that's stitched! Excellent job! My free motion work is very....bad. That's pretty much the only word for it. And the more I practice the worse I get so it's one of those rare things I might just give up on.

Chris H said...

I have tried free motion sewing. I had a massive fail, so have not tried it again.
I get the humor.

Linda said...

Adorable, Jane!

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