Elegant Machine Embroidered Bags

with Amanda Murphy

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Embellish a custom-sewn tote, clutch, makeup bag and more with marvelous machine-embroidered motifs! Read More…

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Class Description

Discover the best methods for selecting, stabilizing and hooping bags that perfectly showcase your machine embroidery! Learn how to embroider a variety of pre-made bags guided by 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, and 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

  • Machine embroider a beautiful floral medallion onto a ready-made canvas tote. Go over bag choice considerations and common thread issues.


Lesson 3. Embroidering a Custom Tote

  • Mark, stabilize and hoop the floral designs for your custom tote.


Lesson 4. Constructing a Custom Tote

  • Finish your custom tote. Sew the side seams, box the corners and attache the handles.


Lesson 5. Small Bags

  • Choose an appropriate small bag for embroidery, then embroider several designs onto the bag.


Lesson 6. Embroidering the On-the-Go Bag

  • Hoop and embroider onto your bag fabric. Trim and sew the bag panels and assemble the pocket for your on-the-go bag.


Lesson 7. Constructing the On-the-Go Bag

  • Assemble and quilt the bag body panel. Attach the pocket and install a zipper, then sew the side seams to finish your bag.


Lesson 8. Advanced Hooping

  • Embroider a backpack with a flap, a traditional backpack and a heavyweight tote.

"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."
- Chantal.C
Paris - FRANCE

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