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with Pattie Otto
Online Class

The Machine Embroidered Sweater

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From selecting the right garment to securing, stitching and finishing it, discover how to embroider a beautiful sweater that showcases your unique style. Embroidery expert Pattie Otto helps you choose perfect pairings of sweaters and designs, and reveals essential secrets to keep your stitches from sinking into or distorting the fabric. Find out how to accurately mark all-over, mirrored and symmetrical designs – even on textured sweaters – using the elegant designs that are included free with the class. Then, discover how to deconstruct a sweater to access sleeves and shoulders, and reassemble it with ease. Finally, learn damage-free removal methods for toppers and stabilizers, plus Pattie’'s tips for dyeing stabilizer so it blends seamlessly with your sweater, inside and out.


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h40m

Included in this Class

1. Choosing Sweaters & Designs

1. Choosing Sweaters & Designs

Meet your instructor, embroidery designer and author Pattie Otto, and gain an overview of the techniques and designs you'll be working on in class. Next, Pattie helps you compare a wide variety of sweaters with consideration to what styles, yarns and fabric weights will be the best choices for machine embroidery.

2. Hooping & Basic Placement

2. Hooping & Basic Placement

Hooping can be a little intimidating, but Pattie shares the best secrets of the trade for hooping your sweaters in a way that prevents your fabric from getting crushed or stretched. Next, learn how to gently secure your fabrics to ensure that your sweaters are stable enough to stitch on. Put your new skills into action as you embroider a gorgeous leaf design that's included with your class.

3. Embroidering Hard-to-Access Areas

3. Embroidering Hard-to-Access Areas

Shoulders and sleeves can seem inaccessible due to side seams and other constraints, but Pattie offers great techniques and confidence-boosting advice that will help you embroider where you want to. Learn which parts of a sweater can be deconstructed and which to leave as they are. Pattie also shows you how to gently take your seams apart and reconstruct them like a pro.

Recommended with this class

  • Embroidery machine that accepts any of the following file types: ART, DST, EXP, HUS, JEF, PES, SEW, VIP, VP3, XXX
  • 4" x 4" (100 mm x 100 mm) and/or 5" x 7" (130 mm x 180 mm) hoops with placement guide inserts