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with Deborah Jones
Online Class

Dimensional Machine Embroidery

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Add dimension and texture to your embroidery with step-by-step guidance from expert Deborah Jones! Learn to use embroidery foam to create puffy designs with clean, polished edges, then explore trapunto – a fun, raised technique you can make with batting or cording. And, unleash your inner artist as you color your stitches with fabric paint! Next, add fantastic texture to your embroidery with fringe, and see how thread selection lets you vary the look from straight to curly. Learn tips for faux-fur and vinyl embroidery, and make your projects sparkle with Deborah’s hassle-free substitution for metallic thread. Finally, discover how to add crystals and stones to your designs, both individually and with a crystal transfer you can create yourself. Tips for editing your own design files so you can use these techniques are included – as well as 10+ free designs!


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 1h59m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction to Embroidery Foam

1. Introduction to Embroidery Foam

Meet your instructor, embroidery expert and author Deborah Jones. Get started with an overview of embroidery foam as you learn how to use this fun, versatile medium to create puffy designs with crisp edges. Deborah shows you her tricks for achieving a clean finish, and shares simple ways to edit your designs. .

2. Trapunto Techniques

2. Trapunto Techniques

Explore a variety of methods to create trapunto: a padded design that's used in quilting. Deborah shares the best types of fabrics, needles, stabilizers and threads to use to create the look you want, and offers step-by-step demonstrations for hooping and stitching. You'll learn how to tap into your inner artist as you color redwork designs by hand and explore ways to create the trapunto effect by stitching over cording.

3. Fringe

3. Fringe

Fringe is as fun as it is versatile, and Deborah shows you how to stitch fringed designs that are carefully secured in place. Learn what types of threads lend themselves to different looks, ranging from curly to straight fringe styles, and practice methods for anchoring your design before carefully trimming away the bobbin threads and splitting the top threads to create a fun, fluffy look.

Recommended with this class

  • Embroidery machine that reads any of the following file types: ART, C2S, DST, EXP, HUS, JEF, PES, SEW, VIP, VP3, XXX (embroidery designs are included with the class)
  • Variety of stabilizers
  • Project-specific materials for puffy foam, cording, fur, vinyl, Mylar and crystals are outlined in the downloadable class materials