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with Lindee Goodall
Online Class

20 Things Every Machine Embroiderer Should Know

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Machine embroidery isn't as simple as pressing the start button! Join popular Craftsy instructor Lindee Goodall to learn the essential machine-embroidery techniques you need for consistently successful results. Lindee will teach you the right way to hoop any design and give you pointers for choosing the right stabilizer, needles and thread for your projects. When you move on, Lindee will show you measures to take to avoid mistakes before they happen and how to fix those that already have. Then, discover finishing techniques that will add some polish to any fabulous final product, tips for picking the right fabric and why thinking like a digitizer can go a long way.


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 1h59m

Included in this Class

1. Hooping

1. Hooping

Meet Lindee Goodall, an embroiderer with 20 years of experience and founder of a company aimed at educating hobbyists. Lindee begins by describing different kinds of hoops, teaching the right and wrong way to hoop and introducing hooping aids both familiar and not.

2. Choosing Stabilizers

2. Choosing Stabilizers

Picking the right stabilizer is more art than science. Lindee offers the reasons behind choosing stabilizers while sharing the contents of her own stabilizer stash. Also included are examples of when to use cut-away vs. organza, wash-away vs. tear-away, along with a primer on toppings.

3. Selecting Needles & Thread

3. Selecting Needles & Thread

Embroidery begins with the right tools. Lindee shows how to select the correct thread depending on the project, along with the proper weight to deliver the best look. She also shares her golden rule of needle selection and the right way to balance bobbin and embroidery thread.