Thursday, 24 July 2014

DIY Vintage Sewing Machine Polymer Clay Tutorial

Hi everyone!
Recently I have grown a love for old sewing machines- in particular the famous Singer sewing machine. This inspiration lead to this treasure of an idea! In this tutorial I will show you how to make your own polymer clay model which can be adapted into a piece of jewellery or an ornament.
Before we start you will need a few things;
~Black, Brown and Silver effect polymer clay,
~Eye Pins,
~Permanent Marker Gold and Silver Pens,
~Printed Logo,
~Super Glue.
(click to enlarge images)
To begin take your black clay and roll in a ball to soften(1) for this tutorial you will need slightly more than in other tutorials.
Next roll the ball into a thick sausage shape(2) and bend around 1/4 from the right hand side to make a shape that looks a bit like a gun(3), and slightly flatten the end facing downwards.
Take the left end of the sausage and pinch upwards and downwards (looking at an image helps with this step)(4) .
After that take another, smaller piece of black clay, roll into a sausage and then flatten into a long pancake shape(5).
Place the main sewing machine on top(6) and gently push to secure into place. Add eye pins and details and then bake for the time and temperature stated on the packaging of your polymer clay.
Once baked use your paint pens to add smaller details and print off the labels below (save the image below, then insert and resize as an a4 sheet of paper into word) and then varnish to complete.
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial as I haven't done a polymer clay post in some time! Keep the Creative Juices flowing! New posts will be added regularly through the holidays so keep checking back!x


  1. I really liked the idea that this is a sewing machine. It's quite original :) Nice post!

    1. Thank you so much! Love your blog it's so inspiring!x