With so many Craftsy embroidery classes, it can be difficult to choose what is right for you. Whether you are new to machine embroidery, have a little bit of experience, or a lot, this class guide breaks it down and provides an overview of some of our most popular classes to help you pick the best fit.
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Just starting out? These classes are great for beginners!
These classes are ideal if you are new to machine embroidery. They provide training in fundamentals and also serve as a wonderful refresher for more experienced embroiderers.
20 Things Every Machine Embroiderer Should Know
Award-winning digitizer Lindee Goodall uses 20 years of experience to help you achieve embroidery success. In 20 Things Every Machine Embroiderer Should Know, you will learn proper hooping techniques, how to pick the right stabilizer for the job, how to choose threads and fabrics for the design and how to select right needle. Plus, if you make a mistake, she will show you how to fix that as well!
Embroidery Software Essentials
There are so many things you can do with the right software: resize, change thread colors, add text and create a monogram. Cindy Hogan will show you how do all of those things using Brother PE-Design® Next and Babylock Palette software in Embroidery Software Essentials.
Elegant Machine Embroidered Bags
Now, make something! In Elegant Machine Embroidered Bags, Amanda Murphy shows you how to embroider on a pre-made bag and then make a tote of your own with a matching zippered bag. Embroidery designs are included!
Have some experience? Try these intermediate classes!
With some experience under your belt, it is time to learn new techniques and make something special!
Custom Sweatshirt Jackets: Sewing & Embroidery Techniques
Sweatshirts are so comfortable but are usually reserved for lounge wear, until now. With 30 years of teaching experience, Cindy Losekamp shows you how to hoop, stabilize, bind, create appliqué edging and center designs on sleeves. Get a great fit with Custom Sweatshirt Jackets: Sewing & Embroidery Techniques.
Continuous Line EmbroideryBobbi Bullard shows just how easy it is to take any standard design and turn it into continuous embroidery. In Continuous Line Embroidery, you will learn how to properly hoop, mark and align designs. Stitch along a sleeve, around a border or in a circle for fabulous results that look oh-so complicated!
If you love heirloom embroidery, this class is perfect. If you have ever wanted to learn lace shaping, shadowwork lace, and windowpane embroidery, author and teacher Hope Yoder will show you how in Machine Embroidered Lace Classics. Stitch on linen blanks, shirts or sweaters, it’s all here!
Machine Embroidery with Knits
Clothing embroidery mistakes can be costly and knits behave much differently than wovens. Deborah Jones shows you the best ways to stabilize and hoop golf shirts, T-shirts, sweatshirts, onesies and even swimsuits and active wear in Machine Embroidery with Knits. Help for embroidering hard-to-hoop items, like hats and socks, is also included.
Digitizing Machine Embroidery Designs
International teacher Cookie Gaynor shows you just how easy it is to take embroidery from concept to stitchout in Digitizing Machine Embroidery Designs. Create redwork, fill designs, and appliqué. Techniques are taught on Bernina and Brother software, but easily translate to other brands.
Ready to take the next step? Find out How to Start a Machine Embroidery Business.
Who better to show you the ropes than Sew Creative Embroidery owner Marie Zinno. In How to Start a Machine Embroidery Business, she will show you what you need to know. Hear the pros and cons and get insight on business basics as well as working at home versus a store front. Learn how to price goods, the type of machine to buy and how to promote yourself, with an expert guiding you all the way.