Online Class

Stabilizer Savvy

$24.99$39.99

Learn to choose the best stabilizer for your fabric and design, and create picture-perfect embroidery every time!

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 10 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including embroidery designs
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Q&A in our virtual classroom with fellow crafters and makers
  • 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

Banish out-of-place outlines, gaps, puckering and wrinkles for good with Terri Hanson’s expert guidance on picking the right stabilizer for any project. Find out how to use cutaway stabilizer with sheer and lightweight fabrics, and achieve perfect tension when hooping it with woven fabrics. Discover which stabilizer is a great choice for appliqué, stitch-intensive designs and sturdy fabrics, and which will help you hoop and embroider tricky, bulky or oversized items. Explore the creative possibilities of wash-away stabilizer and learn valuable tips for creating freestanding lace, intricate cutwork and patches. Learn how certain stabilizers can enhance the look of your embroidery and speed up your stitching, with lessons on fusible fleece, fuse-and-stick stabilizers and topping. As a bonus, you’ll also receive four exclusive, embroidery-themed designs you can use to practice your new stabilizer skills!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
03:20
Get to know your instructor, machine embroidery expert Terri Hanson, and gain an overview of the class, which will help you understand when to use different types of stabilizers and how to create embroidery projects that look and feel exactly the way you want them to.
2. Storage, Labeling & Other Basics
09:48
3. Cut-Away Stabilizer
12:40
4. Tear-Away Stabilizer
08:54
5. Sticky Stabilizer
09:14
6. Water-Soluble Stabilizer
10:27
7. Fusible Fleece
07:35
8. Fuse & Stick Stabilizer
15:53
9. Toppings & Cloud Cover
09:54

Recommended with this class

  • Embroidery machine that accepts any of the following file types: ART, DST, EXP, HUS, JEF, PES, SEW, VIP, VP3, XXX
  • Variety of stabilizers

Taught by

Terri Hanson
Terri Hanson
Terri Hanson discovered machine embroidery in 1999. Frustrated by her initial results, she began experimenting and researching and soon became a stabilizer expert and award-winning digitizer. Terri and her husband own and operate Terradon Embroidery, an online shop dedicated to sharing Terri’s tips and helping others achieve beautiful embroidery results. She frequently shares her expertise at conferences and seminars across the country and is thrilled to share it with you here on Craftsy!
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