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Free-Motion Machine Embroidery

Ready for some "outside the box" embroidery? Create artistic and fun designs using any type of machine! Terry White forgoes the automated approach and teaches you a variety of techniques in free-motion stitching. Learn how to maneuver your hoop to make smooth contours, seed stitches and painterly fills to add exciting textures to your projects. Learn basic stitches on four practice pieces and carry those skills into your main project: "The Painted Bird."

Topics: Machinist
Cost: $30 Per Course


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Take control of your machine and stitch fantastic, creative pieces with Terry White. She will go over the basics on how to trace, stabilize and hoop your design for some embroidery excitement.Learn basic stitches on four practice pieces and carry those skills into your main project: "The Painted Bird." You will stitch smooth contours to create Terry's "Mod Flowers." Then use seed stitching and painterly fill on her "Painted Egg" pattern. She will teach you how to embroider "Springy Flowers" and "Scallop Circle" using vibrant, silk-like rayon threads. When all is said and done, you will have a wide variety of new skills at your disposal to embellish and enrich your quilting and sewing projects. Terry also guides you along the way as you set up your machine and troubleshoot any mistakes.Go beyond digitized designs and sign up for Free-Motion Machine Embroidery!What You'll Learn Using stabilizers Transferring your design to the fabric Setting up your machine Free-motion stitching (also known as thread painting) Maneuvering the hoop Troubleshooting your designs


  • Level of Difficulty: Beginner
  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Instructor: Terry White
  • Cost: $30 Per Course
  • Institution: Craftsy
  • Topics: Machinist

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