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Embroidering Monograms by Machine

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Add a personal touch with elegant embroidered lettering! Learn how to create sophisticated monograms with any machine as you perfect placement and stitching.

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What You Get

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

How it works

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


Engage with a timeless tradition and put a unique touch on almost anything! Join embroidery expert Terri Johnson and learn how to use any machine to create and embroider monograms with or without software, using correct etiquette and placement, and following both traditional guidelines and modern adaptations. No matter your machine or your fabric, Terri will point out a variety of aspects to consider, so that you can get flawless stitching results every time. Learn how to maximize fonts and decorative elements to create unique arrangements, and align multiple hoopings for big-impact monograms. Terri will even show you how to tackle the trickiest items, from zippered boots to baseball hats and beyond. Plus, you’'ll receive elegant letter designs from A to Z, created exclusively for this class! With this impressive bevy of techniques, you'’ll have all the skills you need to add a simple, personal touch no matter the occasion.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
Meet your instructor, embroidery arts educator Terri Johnson, and enjoy an engaging introduction to both traditional and modern adaptations of monogram etiquette. Next, Terri illustrates a variety of monogram styles that you can choose from, and shares pointers on what to consider when placing your designs.
2. Designing Monograms on the Machine
3. Designing Monograms With Software
4. Adding Frames & Decorative Elements
5. Accurate Placement With Templates
6. Monogramming Hard-to-Hoop Items
7. Troubleshooting Tricky Fabrics

Recommended with this class

  • Embroidery machine
  • Variety of stabilizers
  • Optional: Embroidery software for editing files, such as Floriani Total Control or Embrilliance embroidery software

Taught by

Terri  Johnson
Terri Johnson
Terri Johnson has been sewing since she was a young girl. After taking many classes and working in various sewing stores, Terri opened up her own Brother Dealership in 2000, where she offered a wide variety of sewing, embroidery, quilting and software classes. She has taught embroidery across the country, whether in stores or at expos, and now hosts and teaches her own retreats.

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