Online Class

Machine Embroidery on Challenging Fabrics

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Whether it's bulky, shiny, delicate or stretchy, learn how to embroider on any material with confidence.

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What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including a printable tips and tricks, and a guide to needles and stabilizers
  • Detailed instruction, explanation and demonstration
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Deborah Jones

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Embroider dazzling designs on any material! Expert Deborah Jones breaks down the theory behind fabric and machine embroidery to help you create a variety designs on infamously tricky fabrics.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Fabric Theory & Machine Embroidery
Deborah starts off by identifying knit and woven fabrics, and what she calls "un-fabrics": materials that fit into neither category. Then she goes over different choices for stabilizers, needles and density of design, explaining how they work together in successful stitch-outs.
2. Sheers, Nylons & Densely Woven Fabrics
3. Stretch Fabrics
4. Leather, Pleather & Vinyl
5. Velvet, Fleece, Terry & Napped Fabrics
6. Embroidering Through Thick & Thin

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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