Expands the sewing creativity for readers by offering instruction on freestyle machine embroidery. Includes a variety of project ideas including home decor pieces and personal accessories. Talented textile designer Poppy Treffry takes readers into her studio and demonstrates how to create quirky, fun and memorable pictures and motifs. Layering, fraying and applique all add to the free and easy effect, while techniques such as freestyle shading and texturing create pictures with charm and attitude. The depth of projects include home accents such as cushions and curtains, plus personal accessories like handbags and purses, which are designed to show off the reader's sewing style. Step-by-step instructions, illustrations and photographs combine with a fresh design to offer a new twist in needlecrafting.