Online Class

Elegant Machine Embroidered Bags

$29.99

Embellish a custom-sewn tote, clutch, makeup bag and more with marvelous machine-embroidered motifs!

Skill Level

Beginner

What You Get

  • 8 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including embroidery designs
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Amanda Murphy
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

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

Class Overview

Discover the best methods for selecting, stabilizing and hooping pre-made bags that showcase your machine embroidery perfectly! Learn how to embroider tote bags with guidance from author and fabric designer Amanda Murphy, and conquer the challenges of tight corners, tough fabrics and small spaces. Then, expand your design area by sewing your own custom tote. Amanda will show you how to double hoop for a supersized design, add contrasting fabric, sew side seams and create fuss-free corners. Make a chic "on the go" zippered pouch, and master tricky thread tension and stabilizing strategies along the way. Plus, get all 9 embroidery files featured in the class for free!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Luggage Tag
12:00
Meet Amanda, explore thread choices and learn to stabilize, mark and hoop.
2. Ready-Made Canvas Tote
26:21
3. Embroidering a Custom Tote
21:13
4. Constructing a Custom Tote
20:18
5. Small Bags
20:42
6. Embroidering the On-the-Go Bag
25:46
7. Constructing the On-the-Go Bag
36:58
8. Advanced Hooping
25:28

Additional Supplies Needed

  • Embroidery machine
  • Sewing machine (optional, to construct tote and pouch)

Taught by

Amanda Murphy
Amanda Murphy
A lifelong sewer, Amanda Murphy discovered quilting after moving to North Carolina with her family. Quilting combined Amanda's education in design with her love of handwork, and her growing collection of wonderful quilts led her to create Amanda Murphy Design. She has designed several fabric lines for Blend fabrics and her own full-color pattern line highlighted by clear, graphic diagrams. Her first embroidery collection, Modern Blossoms, is based on some of these quilting collections. Amanda is also the author of two books, <i>Modern Holiday</i>, and <i>Color Essentials</i>.
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