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with Lisa Shaw
Online Class

Big Embroidery With a Small Hoop

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Think (and stitch) outside the hoop with embroidery expert Lisa Shaw as your guide. Get started with a charming felt purse as you learn how to embellish a blank purse with an all-over design, regardless of hoop size. Discover tips for aligning templates, and delve into multi-hooping to adorn a plush towel with a three-part design. Dress up a denim shirt with organic designs as Lisa introduces you to her secret weapon, a trick that practically auto-aligns templates for you! You'’ll also learn to use embroidery software to add alignment lines to any file and build on new skills to make an adorable tech case, extra-large embroidery and even a freestanding continuous lace border. Never be limited by your hoop size again. Learn insider tips and tricks that will take your embroidery as far as your imagination desires!


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 1h30m

Included in this Class

1. Thinking Outside the Hoop

1. Thinking Outside the Hoop

Meet your instructor, embroidery expert Lisa Shaw. You'll jump right into your first project as you embroider embellishments for a felt purse without having to use templates.

2. Going Bigger With Templates

2. Going Bigger With Templates

Pick up user-friendly tips on ways to create big designs with the help of templates as Lisa walks you through the creation of an embroidered towel. You'll align, hoop and embroider a split design with text through the middle - perfect for creating a towel that reminds your guests to "relax"!

3. Precise Template Layout

3. Precise Template Layout

Challenge your creative side as you work with alternative design orientations. Lisa illustrates how to use templates to embellish the sleeves and collar of a denim shirt, demonstrating centering, hooping and embroidering tips that can be used on a variety of fabrics.

Recommended with this class

  • Embroidery machine that accepts any of the following file types: ART, DST, EXP, HUS, JEF, PCS, PES, SEW, VIP, VP3 or XXX
  • Embroidery software. Lisa demonstrates with Embrilliance Essentials software and Brother PE Design. Ideally you will be able to adapt the steps/techniques used in these two programs to the software you use.
  • 4" x 4" or larger embroidery hoop