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Embroidering Luxury Fabrics by Machine

with Pam Damour
Embroidering Luxury Fabrics by Machine
Discover how to embroider speciality fabrics and make gorgeous decor that’s uniquely you!

Add luxurious style to your home with silk, voile and more! Pam “The Decorating Diva” Damour reveals the techniques you need to know to successfully stabilize slippery, sturdy and sheer fabrics using your larger embroidery hoops. Create a chic set of in-the-hoop coasters from matelassé and find out how to make freestanding monograms to embellish anything — even furniture that won’t fit in the hoop! Embroider an elegant shadow appliqué slipcover and learn to align continuous designs to make any length of silk trim you desire. Construct and finish a posh pillow and pretty place mats in flawless style and enjoy Pam’s innovative sewing and design tips along the way! 


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Lesson 1. Matelassé Coasters

  • Meet your instructor, interior designer and sewist Pam Damour, and get a sneak peek of what you’ll learn in the class. Then make your first project: an in-the-hoop matelassé coaster that slips onto the base of a wine glass or champagne flute.


Lesson 2. Monograms on Leather & Velveteen


Lesson 3. Shadow Appliqué on Sheers


Lesson 4. Embroidering Trims


Lesson 5. Trimmed Silk Pillow


Lesson 6. Couching a Silk Pillow


Lesson 7. Naugahyde Place Mat

"I am so glad I purchased this class. The instructions are concise, clear and easy to follow. The techniques have greatly expanded my embroidery options. I will not be taking my pillow shams apart to embroider them, I will be using the freestanding technique on my pillows."
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