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with Katrina Walker
Online Class

Machine Embroidery on Denim

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Take your favorite denim pieces from tired to trendy! Acclaimed designer Katrina Walker walks you through her techniques for working with the most popular fabric in the world — denim! Katrina shares her methods for choosing color palettes on your favorite denim garments and reveals tricks for working around seams to achieve professional results. You’ll even be provided with a design pack to transform your own garments into one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable art.


  • intermediate
  • 6 episodes
  • 2h6m

Included in this Class

1. Designing for Denim Embroidery

1. Designing for Denim Embroidery

Katrina begins class with an overview of denim, including general design tips and challenges for machine embroidering this universally beloved fabric. Then she helps you choose the best design density and color palettes for the included design.

2. Planning & Preparing Garments

2. Planning & Preparing Garments

How do you embroider jeans, with their tubular legs? Here, Katrina shows you how to evaluate garments for design placement and open seams for a flat embroidery surface. Afterwards, see how to mark the stitching area for accurate hooping and stitching.

3. Stabilizing Solutions

3. Stabilizing Solutions

In this lesson, learn how to pre-stabilize your denim, and select and use the best stabilizers for successful results every time.

Recommended with this class

  • Embroidery machine that accepts any of the following file types: ART, DST, EXP, HUS, JEF, PES, SEW, VIP, VP3, XXX
  • Embroidery software
  • Denim fabric or garments to embroider
  • Embroidery hoops
  • Embroidery stabilizers: cut-away, tear-away and wash-away