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Skill Level: Intermediate
Krista Southern
Machine Embroidery Techniques I
Machine Embroidery Techniques I
Krista Southern, Instructor

Get two classes in one--Fundamentals of Machine Embroidery plus Machine Embroidery Techniques I. Find out more in the Class Description below.


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Machine Embroidery Techniques I FAQ

I have just purchased my first embroidery machine. Is there a more basic lesson to get me started?Expand

Fundamentals of Machine Embroidery now comes as a bonus with the Machine Embroidery Techniques I class. It goes over the basics of machine embroidery, including threads, stabilizers, needles, etc. It would be a basic class to start your machine embroidery experience. The combination of the two classes would allow you to grow with your machine, progressing from the basics to special techniques.

If you don't have or can't find Angelina could you use something else?Expand

You could use Sparkle organza or any other fabric with a shine instead of Angelina.

How can I download the designs in this class?Expand

To download the stitch files, click on the Drawings Tab. To download the color charts (in PDF format), click on the Documents Tab.

What affordable software for this would you recommend?Expand

I use Pfaff/Viking 5D system, which I really like. Just like with a machine, however, I would purchase a software system where you can get dealer support. There is a learning curve to using the software and classes are very helpful.  In addition to dealer support with the 5D system, there is also online support, both through the company and independent instructors. I don't think you will be disappointed with 5D.

You used the word "affordable." Unfortunately, none of the embroidery software programs are cheap. Go to your local machine dealers and ask for a demonstration of their software and ask about classes and support.

How do you attach the lace design when completed on the edge of a napkin or whatever you want to use it on with the cut away of the material that it is replacing?Expand
  • Hoop 2 layers of water soluble stabilizer very tight in your hoop. Please do not try to use a hoop larger than 5" x 7" and do not stitch more than one motif in a hooping.
  • Stitch out the motif.
  • Cut away excess stabilizer.
  • Align the motif on a napkin corner. You can use pins or a basting stitch.
  • Stitch the lace with your sewing machine to the fabric using a zigzag stitch width 2.5mm and density 0.5.
  • Cut the excess fabric away at the back.
  • Soak in warm water until the stabilizer has dissolved.
  • Apply a bead of Fray Block to the cut edge of the napkin on the back side.
FREE -- Class Overview
FREE -- Introduction
Materials & Tools
Applique Designs
Cutwork Designs
Lace Designs
Embroidered Redwork
Mylar Designs
3-D Angelina
Class Wrap-Up
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Class Project Photos

Customer Reviews for Machine Embroidery Techniques I:

Average Rating:
4 out of 5 (Reviewed by 12 customers.)

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November 2, 2015
Marylee M
The class was very good and I felt the instructor was very informative. Sometimes folks are just not able to capture all the knowledge as it is given out. I know this because I also teach and have had some unfair comments from certain students.
As an intro class I was happy with the content and presentation.
Annie's is a nice place to gather information on many subjects. The HIA designs are fantastic too!
August 24, 2015
Elaine L
I liked the class, but it was not long enough to make more projects. I'm used to watch a video that last 2-3 hours and learn a lot of techniques and create more than one thing. I enjoyed all my purchased classes.
March 28, 2015
Jane B
I enjoyed the class. I felt that it might have been better if it had been a little longer, to have included things that are just assumed that we know how to do. Presentation was well done.
October 23, 2014
Helen C
I enjoyed watching some techniques that I haven't tried. I would take an advanced class if there were one offer.
July 15, 2014
Margo R
I enjoyed this class very much once I got going on it. The designs stitched out very nicely for the most part. I have stitched out the five designs for the wall hanging and am in the process of putting it all together. This online class website could use a class forum for questions and discussion and a place to upload photos of finished class work.

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