Take your multi-needle embroidery machine out of the box! Expert embroiderer Deborah Jones is here to teach you how to use it. During this class, you'll discover how to thread, assign colors, work with design data, adjust tension and speed up your work. Begin by learning how to set up your machine for success, from attaching your frame holders to using the hoop recognition feature. Move on to exploring key features such as automatic needle threading, trimming and adjusting your tension to prevent frustrating thread breaks. Then, sew your first design with Deborah's help and find out how to adjust the machine to your sewing speed. Wrap up class by discovering all of the different hooping options multi-needle machines offer and get tips for hooping multiple items quickly and efficiently.
Add dimension and texture to your embroidery with step-by-step guidance from expert Deborah Jones! Learn to use embroidery foam to create puffy designs with clean, polished edges, then explore trapunto – a fun, raised technique you can make with batting or cording. And, unleash your inner artist as you color your stitches with fabric paint! Next, add fantastic texture to your embroidery with fringe, and see how thread selection lets you vary the look from straight to curly. Learn tips for faux-fur and vinyl embroidery, and make your projects sparkle with Deborah’s hassle-free substitution for metallic thread. Finally, discover how to add crystals and stones to your designs, both individually and with a crystal transfer you can create yourself. Tips for editing your own design files so you can use these techniques are included – as well as 10+ free designs!
Learn to make professional-looking embroidered knits from your home embroidery machine. Deborah Jones will teach you how to hoop, stabilize and handle even the trickiest of knit fabrics, giving you the poise to create commercial-quality golf shirts, sweatshirts, swimsuits, fleece blankets and more. Learn to assess the stabilizing needs of your knit fabric, no matter how stretchy it is, and hoop it without the fear of crooked designs or hoop burn. Practice your skills with the six embroidery designs included with your class materials.
Discover the joy of learning how to embroider on 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.
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.