Online Class

Editing Essentials: Professional Lettering Techniques

$39.99

Achieve professional-quality embroidered lettering on any fabric! Learn to personalize projects of all sizes with font selection, software tricks and more.

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 9 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Deborah Jones
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Make the most of your embroidery lettering software to create crystal-clear text on your favorite fabrics! With expert instructor Deborah Jones' guidance, you'll create stunning embroidery by choosing the best font types for your projects and avoiding common software mishaps. Receive a refresher on the basic types of lettering as well as the strengths and restrictions of each. Then learn to combine speciality and standard fonts to create a cohesive design. Mix it up with both small and large letter stitching, and integrate your own combinations in multi-line text. Once you understand the essentials, explore your creative potential with a subway art embroidery project. Finally, add a finishing pop to your work through foam, mylar and shading special-effect techniques that are sure to impress.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Getting Started
04:53
Meet your instructor, Deborah Jones, an embroiderer with more than 40 years of professional experience! Deborah starts with explaining how text in embroidery differs from text in graphics and sharing guidelines for using color for impact and readability.
2. Lettering Mysteries Solved
17:54
3. Lettering Best Practices
17:44
4. Small Lettering
17:15
5. Large Lettering
21:52
6. Text on Multiple Lines
14:46
7. Subway Art
14:11
8. Special Effects Lettering
21:53

Recommended with this class

  • Embroidery machine that works with any of the following file types: ART, C2S, DST, EXP, HUS, JEF, PCS, PES, SEW, VIP, VP3, or XXX
  • Software with alphabet automatic mapping capabilities using BX Alphabet
  • Variety of hoops

Taught by

Deborah Jones
Deborah Jones
Deborah Jones has been involved in detailed machine embroidery for over 40 years and loves sharing her techniques for creating professional-quality embroidery. An expert in home and machine embroidery, she has authored Machine Embroidery on Difficult Materials and Dimensional Machine Embroidery. Additionally, she often speaks on commercial and home machine techniques.

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