Since I’m most comfortable and quite happy behind a sewing machine, I’m always intrigued to find new and interesting sewing methods in play. Here are some inspiring, imperfect and delightfully messy examples of scribble or freehand sewing, however you call it- I love it. Who needs a straight line anyway?
I need to practice this drawn portrait method by doodling more with a pen and paper, then experimenting with the feed dogs down on the sewing machine.
A tutorial on how to scribble on fabric for those who’d like a lesson in scribble sewing.
I feel like too many t-shirts these days are so in-your-face and obnoxious in their text and graphics, I prefer this subtler option for a T-shirt design, so free-thinking and open-minded. Perhaps I’ll try this and make a scribble t-shirt this week. You could even cover a stain on your favorite plain tee with some scribbling to distract the eye.
I love the simplicity of these freehand sewn flowers.
This birdie sits upon an iPhone case by Poppy Treffry a front runner in the scribble sewing world.
Text sewing, as demonstrated here, if you recognize the text then you are a Jared Hess devotee because it comes from his movie, Gentlemen Broncos (2009). An extremely weird film, it will leave you alternating between shock and awe at the silliness/immaturity and the full-on giggles throughout the film and forever after.
Swirls hand-stitched on a custom diaper bag I made a few years back. More pre-meditated than scribbling but freehanded nonetheless. Could also work quite well on a t-shirt.
Have you done any scribble sewing or even doodling lately?