Saturday, July 15, 2017

My first machine embroidery project

Many, many years ago, my eldest sister taught me to embroider on our vintage sewing machine.But since the machine was not in a good condition, I couldn’t really finish any projects.After many broken needles and thread, I finally gave up.Recently, I got my sewing machine serviced and decided to give machine embroidery one more try.I was surprised at the result.All these years, the problem was not me not knowing how to embroider but the machine itself.I was so excited that I decided to embroider a yoke pattern for my new kurti.

The yoke pattern is from this book.

My first machine embroidery project!It’s not perfect but I’m satisfied.

Embellished with stones.

The finished kurti.

I didn’t record the embroidery process but in the video below you can learn how to stitch a round yoke kurti/dress perfectly.I’m planning to publish machine embroidery videos soon.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Table mat embroidery

This is my latest embroidery project - a table mat.

The pattern is from an old table sheet.

As you can see here, the tracing part has been done.The next part is embroidering, which I haven't started.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Paisley patterns

 My CPU was not working.It has been sent for servicing for months now and still no sign of it being repaired.My son had been pestering me to buy a tab for some time and since the PC is not working, I had to to give in.After typing on a keyboard all these years ,I find it difficult to tap or swipe on a tab but I’m not giving up.This is my first attempt at posting on blogger on a tab.
I know that most of you adore paisley patterns.So today I would like to share with you some Paisley patterns:

This pattern is from my mother’s saree. 

This is another pattern from the same saree. 

This is a handkerchief motif. 

And finally a pattern from my kurti  (Indian dress).

Saturday, December 3, 2016

DIY Fabric Button Tutorial

In this tutorial, learn how to make your own fabric buttons and find out a simple secret on how to prevent the fabric from fraying.

Please watch this video:

I wanted to delete the video below but don't know how , so please watch the video above only.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Flower Stitch Video Tutorial 1

Please watch the video below to learn how to embroider this simple but beautiful flower embroidery:

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Smooth purl (zardosi thread) flowers -part 2

Sorry for not posting for a long time.I was busy with everyday life that blogging took a backseat.My blog has reached more than 1 million pageviews, so thank you all for making it a huge success.When I started blogging, never in my wildest dreams that I thought I would reach a one million target.Thank you again for all your support.
Today’s post is the continuation from the previous one ; more smooth purl (zardosi thread) flower patterns.

Inverted wheatear stitch petals, joined together.

Inverted twisted wheatear stitch petals.

Twisted wheatear stitch petals, joined together.

Inverted twisted lazy daisy petals, joined together.
So, which one is your favourite?

Please watch this video to learn the simple way of making soft and puffy pooris (fried wholewheat bread).

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Smooth purl (zardosi thread) flowers

When I first found smooth purl (zardosi thread) in my small town a few years back, I was so excited that I decided to experiment with it. The results were these flowers which I created from various stitches.I had only a small amount of the thread then, so I was somewhat stingy and kept recycling it for the various flowers that you can see below.In the end, fix it onto the fabric using a thin layer of fabric glue.

This is a twisted lazy daisy stitch petals.

Another twisted lazy daisy stitch variation.

Lazy daisy petals.

Wheatear stitch petals.

I will share with you some more smooth purl flowers in my next post.

 Those of you interested in learning how to make puffy chapatis/rotis, please watch this video :