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Machine Embroidered Appliqué

with JoAnn Connolly
Machine Embroidered Appliqué
Learn how to use your embroidery machine to make quick, perfectly stitched appliqué!

Create five pretty machine embroidery projects as expert JoAnn Connolly guides you through appliqué the easy way! After you learn to prep and stabilize your fabrics, use your embroidery machine to navigate the curves on an adorable appliquéd pincushion. Find out how to tackle a large embroidery area with your 4"x4" hoop as you create a breezy blouse with a multi-fabric appliqué, and use paper templates to take the hassle out of accurate alignment. You’ll delve into raw edge appliqué with a whimsical pillowcase design, and learn timesaving tricks as you construct and appliqué a colorful tote and charming retro-style apron. Plus, you’ll receive five design files for a range of hoop sizes, free with the class!

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Lesson 1. Single-Layer Appliqué

  • As you learn single-layer appliqué techniques on your embroidery machine, you'll make a cute in-the-hoop pincushion for yourself or a gift.


Lesson 2. Multi-Hoop Appliqué

  • Learn multi-hoop techniques as you add a pretty layered design of blossoms and leaves to a blouse.


Lesson 3. Raw Edge Appliqué

  • You'll make a bold contemporary pillow as you learn raw edge techniques, adding a contrasting band and border and envelope-style pillow back.


Lesson 4. Appliqué for a Tote Bag

  • Learn how to work with heavier stabilizers and multiple design elements as you appliqué and embroider a bold floral design on this sturdy tote.


Lesson 5. Constructing the Tote Bag

  • Once the pocket is embellished, assemble the tote with sturdy webbing straps, a boxed bottom and lining.


Lesson 6. In-the-Hoop Appliqué Pocket

  • The retro design of this hexagon flower pocket has a trendy paper-pieced look, but it's a snap to make in the hoop. Add fussy-cut sections to show off your favorite fabrics.


Lesson 7. Sewing an Apron

  • Stitch up your apron with easy sewing techniques, assembling layers, applying the pocket, gathering and sewing the waistband, and attaching the ties.

"I've been sewing and doing embroidery projects for several years, never thought I would learn something new, but I did! It was very enjoyable. Hope I can re-watch it again and again.”
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