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Editing Essentials: Splitting & Aligning Designs

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Create embroidery that’s bigger than your hoop! Learn how to properly split designs so you can stitch big, flawless embroidery with your machine.

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including embroidery designs
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Penny Muncaster-Jewell
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Class Overview

Is the size of your hoop keeping you from creating bigger embroidery designs? Start thinking outside the hoop as you learn how to split embroidery designs step by step with beloved instructor Penny Muncaster-Jewell. During class, Penny will demonstrate how to split designs without leaving scars or overlaps. Then, you'll discover how to create multi-hooped text, split-design borders, seamless continuous borders and more. Wondering how to create your own large designs? You'll learn to stitch any design you dream up from scratch. Along the way, you'll see how to easily add and remove alignment lines and create intentionally split designs with confidence!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Understanding Split Designs
Join Penny Muncaster-Jewell for an overview of split designs. Penny walks you through the steps to create your first two-part design - a basic circle - including machine setup, hooping tips, Penny's "moon landing" secret and stitching the two halves using an alignment line to center them.
2. Creating Split Designs
3. Alignment Lines
4. Where to Split Designs
5. Splitting Existing Designs
6. Multi-Hooped Texts
7. Working With Borders

Recommended with this class

  • Embroidery software (Penny demonstrates with Brother’s PE-Design Next/Babylock Palette version 9.0)
  • You can use any software as long as it has the following capabilities: splitting a design; creating a straight line with a larger stitch length, saving or exporting a design larger than your sewing area; converting text or other items to stitches so you can easily split the design ; adding undersewing or underlay to a design

Taught by

Penny Muncaster-Jewell
Penny Muncaster-Jewell
Penny Muncaster-Jewell has lived a dual life as a wearable arts enthusiast and computer nerd since the age of eight. But it wasn’t until after she retired from NASA that she committed fully to stitching and sharing her bountiful knowledge. Now she’s a teacher, author and award-winning fiber artist who travels the world spreading the incredible art of embroidery in lively fashion. After all, who better than a former NASA employee to teach you embroidery techniques that are out of this world?

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