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Continuous-Line Embroidery

with Bobbi Bullard
Continuous-Line Embroidery
Embroider continuous lines around curves, borders and more! Learn to repeat both specialty and standard designs with simple techniques.

Embellish apparel and decor with the lovely look of continuous embroidery! Designer Bobbi Bullard shows you how to identify, mark and hoop to create continuous-line designs. Align multiple hoopings quickly and accurately, and create your own reusable templates to make marking easy.  Get the most out of your design library as you find out how to turn stand-alone files into continuous embroidery. Discover expert tips for deconstructing, stabilizing and hooping sleeves to apply fashionable embellishments, and turn the corner with captivating curved lines! You’ll even learn how to embroider borders, gorgeous medallions with repeated motifs and intricate continuous cutwork with Bobbi’s easy-to-understand techniques!

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Lesson 1. Continuous-Line Designs

  • Meet your instructor, machine embroidery expert Bobbi Bullard, as you learn about the fundamentals of continuous-line embroidery. Get started on your first project with Bobbi’s help as you learn to work with continuous designs, mark your fabric properly and align your first continuous line.


Lesson 2. Continuous Lines in Contained Spaces

  • Learn how to work in contained spaces as Bobbi demonstrates ways to determine design placement on your fabric, decide on how many design repeats to include in your project and access hard-to-reach fabric areas that can seem intimidating to approach. Bobbi offers tips on opening up a sleeve seam, centering your design and troubleshooting tricky areas.


Lesson 3. Using Standard Designs

  • Turn any standard design into continuous embroidery! Bobbi walks you through creating, printing and using design templates, and shares a simple trick you can use to keep the designs in line without a lot of extra printouts.


Lesson 4. Continuous Curves

  • Continuous embroidery isn’t just for straight lines; explore curves as Bobbi shows you how navigate curves to embellish collars, bibs and more. You’ll learn how to easily adapt any design with a simple template technique and stitch it with ease. Along the way, Bobbi shares her expertise on helpful supplies that will speed your embroidery along.


Lesson 5. Continuous Circles

  • Take your confidence in curves to the next level as you embroider circular designs! Bobbi’s worksheets make it easy to repeat your design as desired to create a beautiful medallion. Mark your fabric to plan perfectly circular placements, and turn it into a beautiful pillow you’ll be proud to display.


Lesson 6. Continuous Borders

  • Nothing sets off a beautiful blank like a continuous border. Bobbi shares close-up instruction for planning your border placement, using simple math to fit your designs into available space. You’ll also learn how to work with tricky fabrics and keep your design centered and symmetrical.


Lesson 7. Stitching Cut-Edge Designs

  • Complete the class with an exciting look at continuous cut-edge designs. Get step-by-step instructions for when to cut, when to stitch, and how to properly align each hooping. Create a beautiful blouse embellishment, or use the techniques on a project of your choice.

"I have embroidered with my machine quite a few times. My problem is aligning names and designs! Absolutely love the way Bobby explains is clear and sweet. I look forward to learning a lot. I know, Craftsy classes are always full of wonderful learning experiences!"
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Puerto Rico, USA

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