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The Machine Embroidered Sweater

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Embroider sweaters with crisp, defined designs as you learn to work with stretchy knits and hoop hard-to-access areas!

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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 Pattie Otto
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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

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.

Lesson Breakdown

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
3. Embroidering Hard-to-Access Areas
4. Mirrored Designs
5. Lightweight Sweaters
6. Finishing Techniques
7. Dyeing Stabilizers

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

Taught by

Pattie Otto
Pattie Otto
Pattie Otto’s career has always been driven by creativity, and she currently designs for both embroiderers and sewists in her pattern line, Great Copy. She has taught extensively over the years, and especially enjoys sharing her machine embroidery and heirloom sewing expertise.

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