20 Things Every Machine Embroiderer Should Know!

Essential Skills for Confidence at Every Step

Machine embroidery isn't as simple as pressing the start button on your machine — I don't have to tell you that! But with the right foundation of techniques, you can get the result you want, every time. Join me, returning Craftsy instructor Lindee Goodall, in my online Craftsy class, 20 Things Every Machine Embroiderer Should Know. I'll set you up for success with new skills, tips and tricks that will help you approach every step of your embroidery with confidence!

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Essential Skills for Confidence at Every Step

Machine embroidery isn't as simple as pressing the start button on your machine — I don't have to tell you that! But with the right foundation of techniques, you can get the result you want, every time. Join me, returning Craftsy instructor Lindee Goodall, in my online Craftsy class, 20 Things Every Machine Embroiderer Should Know. I'll set you up for success with new skills, tips and tricks that will help you approach every step of your embroidery with confidence!

During class, you'll learn the right way to hoop designs and how to choose the best stabilizer, needles and thread for your projects. When we move on, I'll show you measures you can take to avoid mistakes before they happen, and how to fix those that already have. Then, discover finishing techniques for a polished final product, pointers for picking the right fabric and why thinking like a digitizer can go a long way.

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I'll begin by talking about different hoop types, before I teach you the right and wrong way to hoop. I'll also introduce you to handy hooping aids that may have never been on your radar.

Then, find out how to pick the right stabilizer on a case–by–case basis. You'll discover when to use wash–away vs. tear–away, cut–away vs. organza and more! I'll even share the contents of my own stabilizer stash, and talk about how I use each one.

Once you're comfortable choosing stabilizer, we'll make sure you have the tools for the job. You'll learn how how to select the correct thread, and get an idea of which weight will deliver the best look. Plus, you'll get my golden rule for needle selection, and I'll lay out the right way to balance bobbin and embroidery thread.

Wondering how to avoid mistakes? They happen to beginners and experts alike! I'll show you tricks you can use to avoid errors in the first place, and you'll find out how to fix mistakes with tools and techniques every embroiderer needs.

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When we move on, we'll focus on an important truth of embroidery: your work's not over until you cross the finish line. I'll show you how to cross it with confidence, using the proper finishing techniques to achieve polished results. You'll learn to cleanly and easily remove stabilizers, and see the correct way to lift and press.

Have you ever found yourself stuck when picking fabric? Fabric is the first and most important choice you'll make in any project, and I'll explain how it has a big impact in stabilizer selection and beyond. I'll also give you tips on avoiding a design that's too complicated, and point out some pitfalls that make projects harder than they have to be.

Being an embroiderer doesn't mean you have to be a digitizer, but thinking like one can go a long way! Learn how Embrilliance software can help every embroiderer, as I customize a design in real time. When we're done, you'll be able to answer the most important question of all: Is this even suitable for embroidery?

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Learn fabulous techniques you need for well–rounded embroidery when you enroll in 20 Things Every Machine Embroiderer Should Know today.

When it comes to embroidery, it's been a common thread in my life for more than 20 years, but it's helping fellow embroiderers that's my true passion. I've taught at numerous events and venues across the country as well as on television, making frequent guest appearances on Martha's Sewing Room and America Sews. And, if you're ever looking for a little inspiration, you can find my work in popular magazines like Creative Machine Embroidery, or in my books: Poetry in Motion and The Embroidery Cookbook.

Craftsy supplies no shortage of inspiration themselves, featuring online classes that you can follow at your own pace and revisit for a lifetime, no matter where you are. That's why I'm so excited to teach another class.

Conquer every step of embroidery with confidence! Learn essential skills for the results you want.

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Lindee Goodall | Craftsy Instructor
   
 
 
 

About the Author

Lindee Goodall

lindee crafsy ovalLindee Goodall is a veteran master digitizer who's won awards for her beautiful designs, been a guest on numerous PBS sewing shows, written articles for a variety of home and industry related magazines, and is a Craftsy instructor.

Lindee G Embroidery is her second company, following Cactus Punch, which was founded in 1994.

About Me

lindee crafsy ovalHi, I’m Lindee Goodall, a machine embroidery designer, digitizer, and educator  in Tucson, AZ.

It’s pretty accurate to say that I’m addicted to digitizing and I have a major fondness for cats, all things Mac, and Filemaker Pro. It’s my passion to help keep you in stitches—embroidery stitches, that is!

Mission

To inspire and nurture personal creativity and productivity by connecting embroiderers and digitizers with innovative, high-quality products and information that significantly elevate their enjoyment and experience while maximizing the use of technology. In other words, more toys and more fun!

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