Machine Embroidery With Terrycloth and More

with Deborah Jones

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Tackle embroidery work on plush textured fabrics! Join Deborah Jones for an introduction to towels, velvet, fleece and more. Read More…

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Class Description

Discover the joy of embroidering towels, holiday stockings, stuffed animals and so much more. Deborah Jones walks you through hooping, handling and stabilizing techniques for a wide range of specialty textured fabrics, including stitching and finishing techniques that will make your projects stand out from the crowd. This class takes your basic machine embroidery skills to the next level, teaching you the ins and outs of fabrics that so many of us would love to embroider but feel intimidated to try.

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Lesson Plan


Lesson 1. Embroidering Towels

  • Meet Deborah and learn about stabilizing methods. Get to know different machine settings and common issues with terrycloth.


Lesson 2. Special Techniques for Towels

  • Learn about special techniques for towels and machine embroidering negative space.


Lesson 3. Machine Embroidering Velvet

  • Get comfortable with embroidering velvet and the underlay-at-once technique.


Lesson 4. Machine Embroidering Corduroy

  • Learn about corduroy and how to select fonts to fit ridged surfaces.


Lesson 5. Machine Embroidering Wool

  • Learn about wool and how to stabilize your work on this natural fiber.


Lesson 6. Cotton Afghans & Waffle Weave Materials

  • Enjoy using stabilizer on open-weave fabrics and alternative hooping techniques for cotton afghans and waffle weaves.


Lesson 7. Machine Embroidering Textured Knits

  • Learn about cutaway stabilizers, hooping textured knits and free-standing embroidery.


Lesson 8. Stockings & Fake Fur

  • Prepare for the holidays by learning how to hoop a stocking and embroider on fake fur.


Lesson 9. Machine Embroidering Plush Toys

  • Learn how to embroider stuffed animals, specifically a green dinosaur project.

I think this is a great class. She gives great information and gives alternate ways to achieve the same results. I think this class will teach you the proper way to get perfect embroidery results on hard to embroider fabrics. She's not trying to sell you a product, which I like.
- bconkwright

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