Exercises to Improve Your Free Motion Sewing with Dionne Swift, Textile Artist.
Classes with Dionne Swift • Educational, G, 09-Sep-2022
Muscle memory is the the key to developing your techniques for free motion sewing.
Dionne Swift suggests sewing your signature as a practice piece, since this is a motion in your muscle memory.
She outlines the importance of simplifying your piece by sketching a basic design on paper. Although warns against transferring it to your fabric as this could stifle your creativity when sewing.
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