Online Classes

Getting Personal with Machine Embroidery (Online)
Teacher: Michelle Umlauf
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Code(s): Hands on Workshop
Online Class
Pre-Registration Closed
Pricing Information
Price: $39.00
Learn how to embroider the seemingly impossible-to-hoop while getting comfortable with the built-in lettering features on your own machine. Michelle will walk you through creating an inspiring message or commemorative date to personalize your choice of embroiderable stuffed animal. You will also learn more about positioning designs before AND after you hoop the “impossible”, which stabilizers are best to use for hard-to-hoop items, and thread options. Since there are over twenty-five stuffed animals to choose from, be sure to order one for every child-at-heart on your list!

  • Student Maximum: 200
  • Category(ies): Machine Embroidery, Just for Fun, Gift Items
  • Experience Level:

    All welcome

  • Advance Prep:
    Be sure to purchase the kit at least two weeks prior to class using the link in the Student Supply List.


    You will also need to:

    • Cut the following stabilizers about 2 inches on all four sides larger than your embroidery hoop:

    Cut Away Plus,
    two pieces of Soft ’n Sheer stabilizer
    • Cut a 5” x 5” piece of Solvy Stabilizer.
    • Set up the machine for machine embroidery.
    • Wind and insert a bobbin wound with bobbin thread.
    • Insert a new needle sized appropriately for the thread and thread the machine.
    • Think about what you would like to embroider on your stuffed animal. It can be a short inspirational message or name. Keep in mind that you will have about a 3.25” square area to embroider the message.
    • Select the thread colors you might like to use to stitch out the message.
    • Brush up on your machine’s built-in lettering capabilities. Michelle will demonstrate on a Baby Lock machine and show you some different features some embroidery machines are capable of doing.
    • Familiarize yourself or be able to consult your manual to learn if your machines have some of the features she will be showing you.
  • Supply List:

    Please order the required kit directly from Michelle for $45.00 plus shipping using the link below. Order at least three weeks before the class to allow plenty of time for shipping. (if you are ordering less than two weeks before the class, you are welcome to join the class as scheduled, and follow along with the recording once the kit has arrived as you will have access to the recorded class for one year.)


    You will also need:

    Spool(s) of 40 wt. Rayon or Polyester thread to embroider your message. (Sulky 40 wt. variegated thread adds a lot of interest to lettering.) Bobbin thread, embroidery machine, 4x4 inch embroidery hoop, scissors, thread snips, pins, seam ripper, 6x12 inch ruler, air erasable marking pen, sharpie marker, KK 2000 Temporary Spray Adhesive (optional). Machine manual on embroidering and built-in lettering.

  • Completion Level:

    Project complete 

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