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Embroidering Luxury Fabrics by Machine

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Discover how to embroider speciality fabrics and make gorgeous decor that’s uniquely you!

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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 Pam Damour
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Add luxurious style to your home furnishings with silk, voile and more! Pam "The Decorating Diva" Damour reveals the techniques to successfully stabilize slippery, sturdy and sheer fabrics using your larger embroidery hoops. Create a chic set of in-the-hoop coasters from matelassé and find out how to make freestanding monograms to embellish any decor — even furniture that won't fit in the hoop! Embroider an elegant shadow appliqué slipcover and learn to align continuous designs to make any length of silk trim you desire. Construct and finish a posh pillow and pretty place mats in flawless style and enjoy Pam's innovative sewing and design tips along the way!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Matelassé Coasters
Meet your instructor, interior designer and sewist Pam Damour, and get a sneak peek of what you'll learn in the class. Then make your first project: an in-the-hoop matelassé coaster that slips onto the base of a wine glass or champagne flute.
2. Monograms on Leather & Velveteen
3. Shadow Appliqué on Sheers
4. Embroidering Trims
5. Trimmed Silk Pillow
6. Couching a Silk Pillow
7. Naugahyde Place Mat

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Taught by

Pam Damour
Pam Damour
Interior designer and sewing professional Pam “The Decorating Diva” Damour has been in love with designing and creating decor for decades. Pam is the co-author of design books Pillow Talk and Cheaper by the Dozen, teaches interior design and sewing workshops internationally, and has produced 12 instructional home decorating DVDs. You can find out more about Pam at her website,

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