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Molas Nouveau 4x4

Molas are made in the San Blas Islands off the coast of Panama by the Kuna Indians. They use layers of fabric to create reverse, traditional, and inlaid applique. Traditionally, these designs are made using bold primary colors.

Molas originated from body paint art and evolved into monchromatic reverse applique with the introduction of woven fabrics.  The use of blanced primary and secondary colors is a relatively recent development, but fits nicely with the potential of modern machine embroidery.  This is my intrepretation of Molas sewn in machine embroidery.  I have attempted to recreate them as traditionally as is possible and still be practical for machine embroidery. You are welcome and encouraged to use your own imagination to sew these designs with whatever thread and fabric colors you desire.

These types of designs are primarily seen on clothing, purses, hats, etc. Because some of these articles, especially when already finished,  are difficult to impossible to handle on a home embroidery machine, I decided to make this easy and create them as ‘patches’.Once sewn you can attach them to whatever items you want. Of course, you can embroider them directly onto items as well.

lncluded with the set is detailed and illustrated instructions including a ‘patch’ method, a ‘nonpatch’ method, and sewing them with and without fringe.All of these designs are 90 mm x 90 mm (3.6 x 3.6 inches) and can be sewn onto smaller articlesor several may be sewn together to create a larger Mola.

 

 

I'd loved using my Kona Cotton black and red fabrics for creating these Mola patches.

Reversed files are included with the set

 

 

Variations and Possibilities

Dona’s Purse
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See Sheilas’s project using these designs on a denim shirt.

 

See More Molas
5x7
Mucho 5x7
Mucho 4x4

 

Molas Nouveau 4x4

$7.49 US
Includes 7 designs.
All designs fit the 4x4 hoop.
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These designs are 3.6 x 3.6 inches (90 x 90 mm hoop).

When ordering, be sure these designs will fit in your sewing machine hoop.  As with any software, refunds and exchanges will not be made.
 



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Laura's Sewing Studio embroidery designs are for personal use. Designs and copyrighted images are intended for private, non-commercial use. Laura's Sewing Studio entitles the purchaser only to make projects for personal use. The embroidery designs are the copyrighted property of Laura M. Waterfield. No design, documentation, or associated graphic distributed as part of this collection may be shared, re-sold individually, re-packaged, or used in any commercial endeavor or instructional presentation without the written consent of Laura's Sewing Studio. Any modifications of these embroidery designs are for the personal non-commercial use of the purchaser only and may not be sold or distributed under this licensing agreement.

If your friends want these designs, please send them to this website. .Both your integrity and patronage allow us to continue with new product development, while keeping down cost and maintaining quality support.

Thank you for your patronage and happy sewing.

Laura Waterfield

Copyright Laura M. Waterfield 2002-2017

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