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Machine Embroidered Classics

with Yvonne Menear
Machine Embroidered Classics
Explore the ins and outs of machine embroidery as you create chic matched linens—FREE!

Get to know your embroidery machine as expert instructor Yvonne Menear guides you through easily embroidering pillowcases, kitchen towels and even high-pile bath towels!  Start by deconstructing a pillowcase to make room for hooping a pretty redwork rose, and discover Yvonne’s favorite stabilization strategies, including wash-away stabilizer, spray adhesive and basting. Work with a woven kitchen towel and select thread colors that showcase texture in a lovely filled leaf design. Then, conquer a high-pile bath towel with a tulle topper trick that will help you highlight a stunning shell design. Plus, get the exclusive embroidery files featured during class for FREE, sized to fit both 4" x 4" and larger hoops.


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Lesson 1. Welcome to Your Free Mini-Class!

  • Overview on how to use your FREE mini-class!


Lesson 2. Introduction

  • Meet your instructor, Yvonne Menear, and learn about thread and needle choices and how to set up your machine for the best results.


Lesson 3. Pillowcases

  • Dive into a pillowcase set as your first project with Yvonne’s professional tips along the way! Learn the best choices for stabilizing, marking your fabric and ways to increase the area that can be embroidered by ripping out seams.


Lesson 4. Kitchen Towels

  • Discover the endless variations in kitchen towel sets as you select the best towels and pile types for your project. You’ll learn the best practices for placing and angling your design before embroidering it and removing unwanted threads.


Lesson 5. Bath Towels

  • Explore various ways to embroider bath towels, including Yvonne’s professional secret for holding down pile in an easy, fun-to-use method! You’ll receive close-up instruction on various methods for stabilizing, marking and matching your towels, in addition to discovering new sources of inspiration for your future projects.

"Thank you, Yvonne, for your expert instruction and lovely embroidery designs. Being fairly new to machine embroidery, I really appreciated your helpful tips and techniques. I hope we have the pleasure of learning from you again in a future Craftsy class. And many thanks to Craftsy, for bringing us these very informative classes."
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