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Know Your Multi-Needle Embroidery Machine

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Learn the ins and outs of your multi-needle machine. Get techniques for setting up, stitching your first design and embroidering faster than ever.

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What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Deborah Jones
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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  • Watch on any device anytime.
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Class Overview

Take your multi-needle embroidery machine out of the box! Expert embroiderer Deborah Jones is here to teach you how to use it. During this class, you'll discover how to thread, assign colors, work with design data, adjust tension and speed up your work. Begin by learning how to set up your machine for success, from attaching your frame holders to using the hoop recognition feature. Move on to exploring key features such as automatic needle threading, trimming and adjusting your tension to prevent frustrating thread breaks. Then, sew your first design with Deborah's help and find out how to adjust the machine to your sewing speed. Wrap up class by discovering all of the different hooping options multi-needle machines offer and get tips for hooping multiple items quickly and efficiently.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Know Your Machine
Meet Deborah Jones, machine embroidery expert! She'll begin class by walking you through the parts of a multi-needle machine -- some familiar and others new. Then, set up your machine to ensure safety and stability, attach the all-important frame holder (hoop arms) and look at how the hoop recognition feature works.
2. Using Key Features
3. Thread, Needles & Tensions
4. Stitching Your First Design
5. Hooping
6. Hooping Alternatives

Recommended with this class

  • Multi-needle embroidery machine (Deborah demonstrates in class with the Brother Entrepreneur Pro PR1000e)
  • Variety of embroidery hoops

Taught by

Deborah Jones
Deborah Jones
Deborah Jones has been involved in detailed machine embroidery for more than 40 years and loves sharing her techniques for creating professional-quality embroidery. An expert in home and machine embroidery, she has authored "Machine Embroidery on Difficult Materials" and "Dimensional Machine Embroidery." Additionally, she often speaks on commercial and home machine techniques.

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