Online Class

Absolute Beginner Machine Embroidery

by F&W Media
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Explore machine embroidery techniques beyond the basics to create projects you'll love.

Skill Level

Beginner

What You Get

  • 26 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers from fellow classmates in our virtual classroom

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Class Overview

Expand on your machine embroidery skills with specialty embroidery techniques such as cutwork, freestanding organza, 3D lace, paper embroidery and embossed designs. Along the way, Sara will show you how to create fun projects including an in-the-hoop sunglass case, sweet stuffies, embroidered earrings and patches, a butterfly shadowbox, floral sachets and much more.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Intro to Embossed Embroidery Designs
07:28
When using embossing designs, you can choose whether or not to use a topper stabilizer. Sara shows examples of two projects, a stretch terry hoodie and an anti-pill fleece hat, that didn't use toppers on the embossed design stitched on them.
2. Embroidering on Back Pockets
07:00
3. Embroidered Yoga Mat Carrier
11:43
4. In-the-Hoop Quilt Blocks
07:39
5. Making Earrings With Embroidery
06:35
6. Embroidered Freestanding Organza Designs
05:02
7. Intro to Embroidered 3D Lace
06:27
8. In-the-Hoop Sunglasses Case
05:17
9. Embroidered Peek-a-Boo Pals
13:43
10. In-the-Hoop Bookmarks
05:58
11. In-the-Hoop Tooth Fairy Pillow
04:05
12. Clear Vinyl Appliqué In the Hoop
04:46
13. Embroidered Lace Ornament Covers
07:10
14. Embroidered Butterfly Shadowbox
07:54
15. Using Glow in the Dark Thread
03:18
16. In the Hoop Stuffie
13:24
17. Intro to Cutwork Embroidery
05:36
18. In-the-Hoop Pot Holder
07:07
19. Embroidering a Bag or Tote
10:03
20. Embroidering Patches
09:00
21. How to Embroider "On the Edge"
11:10
22. Embroidering on Card Stock
07:34
23. More Hand-Look Embroideries
09:44
24. Creating a Layered Embroidery Scene
05:48
25. In-the-Hoop Easter Bunny Candy Holder
05:29
26. In-the-Hoop Potpourri Sachet
08:34

Taught by

Sara Gallegos
Sara Gallegos
Sara Gallegos has been working in the sewing industry as an educator and freelance consultant for more than a decade. She has hosted "Behind the Seams," "My First Quilt" and "Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting," and has been a guest on several other shows. She has been a regular contributor and columnist to Sew News, Creative Machine Embroidery and Sew It All magazines. Her contagious enthusiasm shines through in her videos and classes!

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