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Wondering Which Embroidery Class is Right for You? Give These a Try!

With so many Bluprint 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 Embroider Should Know Class

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

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 

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

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 Embroidery

Continuous Line Embroidery

Bobbi 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!

Machine Embroidered Lace Classics
Machine Embroidered Lace Classics

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

 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

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.

How to Start an Embroidery Business

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.

Which class is right for you? 

11 Comments

Luke Martinelli

Not enough hand embroidery

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Debbie Henry

Stay tuned, Luke, a hand embroidery class overview is on the schedule!

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Wanda Whitlock

Ohhhhh goodie….. I’m a beginner and watching someone do it would be fantastic 😀

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Debbie Henry

You will love it, Wanda. Access 24-hours a day so you can “take” the class as many times as you like. And, they are broken down into sections so you can repeat any segment you wish without having to watch the whole class.

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Patricia faler

An advanced digitizing class would be great.

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Debbie Henry

Patricia, what software do you use and what would you like to see as an advanced digitizing class?

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Theresa Stillman

I use a bernina aurora do you have any instructions for using this machine for embroidery

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Debbie Henry

Theresa, I don’t have anything specific to an Aurora. If you do a Google search, there are manuals, YouTube videos, and lots of blog mentions of the Aurora. Often, Facebook has Bernina groups you can follow. Also, if you can find a local Bernina dealer, they should be able to provide owner classes for you!

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Katherine

Hi,
Great article again. I know I’m bit late reading this but learning never stops.
Machine embroidery really helps in creating perfect design.
Keep up the awesome work.
Thanks,
Katherine
(http://www.absolutedigitizing.com/)

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Debbie Henry

Thanks, Katherine!

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margaret

Would like a tutorial on bernina cutwork for a 830 embroidery machine.
Have found a few on line but not detailed enough
?
Thank you.
Mags

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