Free motion Embroidery

free motion embroudery

Have you ever wanted to understand what free motion embroidery is? Have you ever had a go and its not quite worked? This workshop will show you everything that you need to know and give you plenty of opportunity to explore the technique.

During the course of the workshop you will have chance to understand how to set up your machine for freemotion embroidery.  You will practice the techniques working on different samples of stitch. You’ll understand how to stabilise your work and free motion sew using different techniques. These include line and appliqué styles, to draw and colour with your machine.  For the ultimate in personalisation freemotion embroidery lets you add writing to your project. You’ll  learn the best techniques for adding writing to your work without the need for a special embroidery machine.

After all the practice  you will have chance to free motion stitch with appliqué to create your own collage style pictures. Play around with techniques and take home your own finished piece. This could  be mounted as a picture, used as cushion front or perhaps decorate a gift card.




24 Jun 2021


9:30 am - 2:30 pm

What you will need

All materials are provided for this workshop but we do recommend that you bring your own machine so you can become familiar with the settings on your machine. If you have a freemotion or darning presser foot please bring that as well. You are of course welcome to bring any fabric scraps that you would like to incorporate into your project.

Covid precautions

Whilst we continue to live with Covid where at all possible please bring your own sewing machine and sewing kit. Resources are available on-site if necessary. Please view our Covid-19 page for the latest guidance.


Drinks and biscuits will be available but we recommend that you bring a packed lunch with you.


During all of our workshops photographs are taken for promotional purposes only. Please make us aware at the time of booking if you would prefer not to be included.

Sarah Brangwyn


Sarah Brangwyn

Owner of Made and Making, Sarah has been sewing all her life. Her passion is helping others to gain the same level of enjoyment from mastering these creative skills. She's known for her infectious enthusiasm, her endless knowledge and for her knack for explaining things clearly, leading to lots of 'aha!' moments. In a previous life, Sarah was a branch manager in an insurance firm. Taking redundancy in 2012 allowed her to follow her dream of creating a hub for sewing and craft. At Made and Making Sarah teaches sewing, crochet, needle felting and other craft courses. She's also one of the tutors for the children's workshops. When family life allows, Sarah loves nothing more than immersing herself in her own projects.

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