Sunday, September 16, 2012

Thread Sketching - Owl Pillow project

Okay, if you haven't noticed yet, my go to projects are always going to be a pillow or a bag.  This weeks project is a pillow as you can see.  I thought I'd try my hand at thread sketching...basically drawing with the sewing machine.  

Some people use a darning foot, but I don't have one so a regular presser foot is just fine.  I freehand drew the owl.  If drawing is not your best skill don't worry you can trace any pic you want.  The lines being sewn don't have to be perfect anyway. 


See...not very perfect.  I used different stitches that were available on my machine for the eyes.  The rest was just sewing lines, back stitching, and turning my piece around.


More non-perfectness.  I used interfacing and batting when I sewed the owl.  Gives it that squishy, wrinkly, quilt like look.  


My favorite part was the eyes.


For the rest of the pillow I just did freehand quilting lines.


I finished it off by adding a blue just like the eye's for the back.  I really enjoy the technique of thread sketching.  It's really fun to do.

Thanks for stopping by to view the new project.  Everyone have a fabulous week.

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66 comments:

  1. I think is this fab!!! Thank you so much for sharing! I love this sketch-look of it. Well done you!! :-)

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  2. So cute! Thanks for the push to try something new!!

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  3. Very cute! Love the owl. I am a big bird enthusiast!:) Thanks for sharing on Creative Monday and have a good week Fifi!

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  4. Wow, you did that all on your machine? Was a thick thread? or a special setting? How cool. I want to try it!

    I have my first linky party going on right now too, if you'd care to come link up! http://westernwarmth.blogspot.com/2012/09/weekend-warmth.html
    There are no rules involved :).

    Thanks!
    Bobi
    http://westernwarmth.blogspot.com

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  5. Hi Fifi,
    So fun your owl likes!Its an amazing work!
    Have a nice week!

    Hugs from Portugal
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  6. Your owl looks amazing! I can't believe you did it all with different stitches. So pretty. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Beautiful, I think that it isn't perfect makes it look even better. Owls are so hot right now, and this one is so unique. Love the stitches you used for the eyes. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success

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    1. Thank you for having your lovely party so that I can join in on all the fun.

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  8. I'm just stopping in from this gal cooks. That is really cute! You can never have too many pillows or bags!

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  9. I knew this was yours before I even clicked on the link...so you and so cute! Not sure I would have the patience to try the technique but it looks like a great way to get to know your machine. Thanks so much for linking up at Etcetorize this week!

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  10. Oh he's lovely, you've done a great job.

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  11. Wow! You are so talented. I am truly amazed that you drew this using the sewing machine. It looks great. You should be proud!

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  12. This is such an adorable project!! I love the stitching on the pillow and the colors that you used!!

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  13. That pillow is wonderful! I just wish I could thread a bobbin on my machine! Sometimes I think my sewing machine hates me, lol! I think free stitching looks like loads of fun!

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  14. Wow! This looks great! You did awesome! Found you from the blog hop!
    http://www.alyssadawsonblog.com/

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  15. Stopping by from Show & Share - I LOVE your owl pillow. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

    Shannon
    www.sewingbarefoot.blogspot.com

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  16. I gotta have that pillow! You did a FABULOUS job!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

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  17. Wow, this pillow is amazing!
    It's a piece of art.

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  18. Super cute! I really like it :)

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  19. Too cute! Thanks for sharing this with us at the All Star Block Party.

    Shasta @InTheOldRoad

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  20. This is a great form of art that I wish I could learn...awesome job Fifi...xo

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  21. very cute, Fifi! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

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  22. This is so cute!!! XO, Aimee

    itsoverflowing | simply inspired home living

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  23. This looks like it belongs on the shelves of World Market! FABULOUS! :D

    Please feel free to come link up this AWESOME project over on my blog to share it with the world!
    http://luanded.blogspot.com/2012/09/happy-humpday-handmade-link-party.html

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  24. I'm so glad that I found your blog! This owl is so cool!!! Great job, I love the way it turned out:)

    Katie
    www.funhomethings.com

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  25. Oh I love this!!! :)
    Thanks for sharing at Create & Inspire

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  26. This is gorgeous and my 5-yr-old daughter LOVES owls...so I might have to attempt this!? Thanks for sharing!! I saw your blog on Waste Not Wednesday :)

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    1. You should definitely give it a try!! Thank you for stopping by.

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  27. Beautiful!! I love Owls. You knocked this one out of the park!

    Jessica
    Chapman Place

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  28. This is amazing work! I love the design. Thank you so much for sharing on Marvelous Mondays! I will be featuring this on my blog this weekend so be sure to stop by and check out the features post!

    Julie

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  29. This is stunning and unique! Love it!

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  30. This is absoulutely AMAZING!!! I've never heard of it before...but I so want to try it! It turned out beautiful!! ;)

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  31. This is gorgeous! I just adore your sweet owl design and I love all the different stitches you used to create it.. I am featuring it tomorrow on the Pink Hippo Party!
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  32. I love your end result owl pillow. Its so very cute and charming :)

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  33. That is amazing! I can't believe you did that without a pattern! Great job! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning!

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  34. I've never seen anything like this! So cool!!

    Thank you for linking up at Keep Calm & Link Up again last week...we hope you'll join us again this Friday! :o)
    Meredith @ www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com

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  35. Your owl look so unique, this looks like an expensive pillow you can buy from fancy places!

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  36. Visiting from Sewing barefoot - This is amazing!! You must be very talented

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  37. This pillow is phenomenal! Loving the idea, very talented. Thanks for visiting and I am now your newest follower as well:)
    P.S. I've seen it through a few parties and have meant to click and visit - glad I did!
    Best,
    Katie

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  38. What the? You basically free handed this? That is so awesome girl! What I wouldn't do for some talent like that. It's adorable! I just wanted to let ya know that I'm featuring this tomorrow on Work It Wednesday. http://highheelsandgrills.blogspot.com/2012/09/work-it-wednesday-2.html Be sure to grab a button. You deserve it! :)

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  39. This is amazing! So much detail! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

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  40. Oh how cute!Owls are my all time favorite and I just love love love this pillow. Thank you so much for stopping by Mixer Monday Link Up at Whimsically Homemade! We're so glad to have you as a follower and we're now following you back.

    Megan@ Whimsically Homemade

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  41. This is beautiful, Fifi! I love the detail, owl, and the vibrant colors. Thanks for sharing with {air your laundry} friday. xo Jami

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  42. thanks for sharing..

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  43. I love this pillow. You did a great job! So very cute.

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