Machine Embroidery

Couture track

Instructor: Andrea LaVergne

Class Description:

You've gone to the embroidery classes, you know your machine and now you need to fine tune your work and go from "that's close enough" to "ahh, that's beautiful".

You will learn to successfully stabilize your fabric or garment according to the design and fabric. You will learn how to accurately position designs precisely in your hoop.

You'll learn 3 different methods, better, best and perfect!

Learn the secrets for successful hooping for ready to wear, your sewing projects, and for quilts.

Bring embroidery machine and hoops to practice what you learn.

No scents or perfumes if you want me to be anywhere near you!

Supply List:

Please e-mail me ( the machine format that you use and I will e-mail designs back to you that you need to put into your machine or put onto a device that your machine can access for the class.

Embroidery Machine -(bring embroidery attachment if needed), clean out bobbin area of all lint. Make sure embroidery function is working.

  1. Hoops and the hoop guides/templates for each hoop you will use
  2. Embroidery foot
  3. Embroidery needle
  4. Embroidery thread--2 contrasting colors
  5. Bobbin wound with bobbin thread

And More Supplies:

  1. Fabric --enough to hoop in your choice of hoop (4x4 hoop or larger)
    • 3--quilting cotton or muslin weight
    • 1--knit of your choice
    • 1--fabric that is hard/impossible to hoop (velvet, terrycloth)
    • 1--quilting sandwich (fabric, batting, fabric)
    • 1--light color fabric in one piece that would allow for multiple hoopings and alignment of designs (1/2 yd should be enough if using a 5x7 inch design)
  2. Stabilizer
    • Tear away (medium weight)
    • Sticky (wet or dry type), OR spray adhesive which must be used outside the classroom only (my asthma does not react well with it)
    • Iron on mesh (not interfacing)
  3. Other Supplies
    • Marking pen/pencil that will stay on the fabric for samples
    • Scissors for thread cutting
    • Rotary cutter for fabric cutting
    • Ruler (see through best) for drawing perpendicular lines (6x10, 4x8 or longer)
    • Normal embroidery supplies that would make your life easier. ie. seam ripper, etc