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Elegant Machine Embroidered Bags

with Amanda Murphy
Elegant Machine Embroidered Bags
Embellish a custom-sewn tote, clutch, makeup bag and more with marvelous machine-embroidered motifs!

Discover the best methods for selecting, stabilizing and hooping pre-made bags that showcase your machine embroidery perfectly! Learn how to embroider tote bags with guidance from author and fabric designer Amanda Murphy, and conquer the challenges of tight corners, tough fabrics and small spaces. Then, expand your design area by sewing your own custom tote. Amanda will show you how to double hoop for a supersized design, add contrasting fabric, sew side seams and create fuss-free corners. Make a chic "on the go" zippered pouch, and master tricky thread tension and stabilizing strategies along the way. Plus, get all 9 embroidery files featured in the class for free!

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Luggage Tag

  • Meet Amanda, explore thread choices and learn to stabilize, mark and hoop.


Lesson 2. Ready-Made Canvas Tote


Lesson 3. Embroidering a Custom Tote


Lesson 4. Constructing a Custom Tote


Lesson 5. Small Bags


Lesson 6. Embroidering the On-the-Go Bag


Lesson 7. Constructing the On-the-Go Bag


Lesson 8. Advanced Hooping

"I love machine embroidery. It is my second class with Amanda. She is a very good teacher, she explains very clearly. I have learned many tips from this class and I loved it. Thank you so much Amanda for answering so kindly and quickly to my questions."
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Paris - FRANCE

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