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BEST FOR BEGINNERS
Everything you need to start embroidering with confidence.
with Kat McTee
Take the stress out of machine embroidery software as you learn everything you’ve always wanted to know about creating, customizing and organizing designs!
with Cindy Hogan
Conquer essential techniques for cross-stitch success as you learn the best methods for working designs on both Aida cloth and linen.
with Jeannette Douglas
Embroidery... it looks so cool, yet can seem so mystifying when it's time to gather your supplies. I, too, once stood at the fabric store wondering which needles and thread were appropriate for, um, everything. But don't fear! The basics you need are actually pretty straightforward.
by Kristen Valencia
As with most crafts, getting started on hand embroidery can seem daunting when you consider the huge array of available hoops, frames, needles, thread cutters ... whew, you get the picture. But don't be fooled! The list of actual hand embroidery essentials is refreshingly short. In fact, all you technically need is a needle (if you're cool cutting thread with your teeth ... no comment). I recommend the handful of tools below to get you started.
by Mary Corbet
Follow along as Jessica introduces the tools and materials you'll need to jump in, including a needle, embroidery floss and fabric.
Learn simple software techniques to modify designs you already own! Discover how to work smarter, not harder, to create personalized embroidery projects.
with Penny Muncaster-Jewell
Build a foundation of essential skills every embroiderer should know, so you can conquer each step of machine embroidery with the utmost confidence!
with Lindee Goodall
PROJECT IDEAS
Discover some of Sue's favorite decorative edging stitches, including basic and more complicated variations of the fly stitch, crested chain and rosette chain. You'll learn how to choose a direction, thread your needle and carefully stitch as you follow the outline of Sue's butterfly designs.
Master design skills to create beautiful machine embroidery on your favorite denim garments.
with Katrina Walker
Embroider with beads for eye-catching results! Create sparkling flowers, leaves and other stunning embellishments by hand.
with Myra Wood
A traditional Japanese needlework technique, sashiko was originally used for repairs and reinforcements. But today it's getting lots of love for its decorative purposes. The patterns are always graphic and repetitive, and they use only a basic running stitch (yes, beginners, you should try this!).
by Bridgeen Gillespie
Use innovative machine embroidery designs to stitch and construct great gifts, entirely in the hoop!
with Sue O'Very
Embroidery is everywhere, and its latest cool twist is breaking free of the hoop! We’re in love with 3-D stitchery that extends beyond the traditional flat circle with flowing threads or bumpy flourishes. Here are five 3-D trends to try.
by Lindsay Conner
Explore the principles of splitting an existing design and using an alignment line to center it, modifying the stitch type and length as you work. Penny shows you how to import and select the area of the image that you want to work with, separating one part from the rest.
Transform an everyday sweatshirt into a stylish jacket! Get the techniques you need for superb sewing and embroidery.
with Cindy Losekamp
Graphic, colorful, and pretty darn user friendly — it's time to give cross-stitch a go.
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Discover the joys of hand embroidery alongside slow fashion pioneer Natalie Chanin.
with Natalie Chanin
Build your embroidery skills with a modern floral and animal pattern.
with Jessica Long
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Embroidery is something that anyone can learn — it’s easy, affordable, and you can do it almost anywhere! In this kids’ beginner class, explore embroidery basics alongside expert Jessica Long. Learn five foundational stitches as Jessica helps you create a magical narwhal design that you can hang on your wall or give as a gift.
with Jessica Long
Master design skills to create beautiful machine embroidery on your favorite denim garments.
with Katrina Walker
Discover the joys of hand embroidery alongside slow fashion pioneer Natalie Chanin.
with Natalie Chanin
Build your embroidery skills with a modern floral and animal pattern.
with Jessica Long
Sew
Explore the sustainable world of slow fashion as you create a timeless hand-sewn skirt.
with Natalie Chanin
Whether it's bulky, shiny, delicate or stretchy, learn how to embroider on any material with confidence.
with Deborah Jones
Sew
Embrace your shape! Adjust any pattern to fit and flatter your figure.
with Jenny Rushmore
Everything you need to start embroidering with confidence.
with Kat McTee
Learn the ins and outs of your multi-needle machine. Get techniques for setting up, stitching your first design and embroidering faster than ever.
with Deborah Jones
Add gorgeous dimension to any embroidery project! Expand your needlework repertoire by learning how to create stunning, nature-inspired stumpwork designs.
with Celeste Chalasani
Learn simple software techniques to modify designs you already own! Discover how to work smarter, not harder, to create personalized embroidery projects.
with Penny Muncaster-Jewell
Create elegant goldwork embroidery that catches light and captivates! Learn time-honored techniques for working with metallic threads, chips, spangles and more.
with Lucy Barter
Achieve professional-quality embroidered lettering on any fabric! Learn to personalize projects of all sizes with font selection, software tricks and more.
with Deborah Jones
Conquer essential techniques for cross-stitch success as you learn the best methods for working designs on both Aida cloth and linen.
with Jeannette Douglas
Enhance any project with eye-catching beaded embroidery! Learn techniques for dimensional designs, elegant beaded fringe, embellished accessories and more.
with Myra Wood
Build a foundation of essential skills every embroiderer should know, so you can conquer each step of machine embroidery with the utmost confidence!
with Lindee Goodall
Make the most of your machine-embroidery hoops! Find the right hoop for almost any project and learn how to use it to its full potential.
with Lisa Shaw
Create embroidery that’s bigger than your hoop! Learn how to properly split designs so you can stitch big, flawless embroidery with your machine.
with Penny Muncaster-Jewell
Start your machine embroidery business! Learn the day-to-day business basics you need to lay out a solid foundation for success.
with Marie Zinno
Transform an everyday sweatshirt into a stylish jacket! Get the techniques you need for superb sewing and embroidery.
with Cindy Losekamp
Embroider with beads for eye-catching results! Create sparkling flowers, leaves and other stunning embellishments by hand.
with Myra Wood
Add a personal touch with elegant embroidered lettering! Learn how to create sophisticated monograms with any machine as you perfect placement and stitching.
with Terri Johnson
Experience fun, new possibilities when you combine machine embroidery and quilting to bring out the best of both worlds!
with Susan Stewart
Embroider sweaters with crisp, defined designs as you learn to work with stretchy knits and hoop hard-to-access areas!
with Pattie Otto
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