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Intro to Machine Embroidery, Part 1: Stabilizer and Hooping Basics

Learn the basics of how to use your embroidery machine, proper stabilizers, and best hooping technique to ensure your next job is a success.

In this class, you will learn the basics of machine embroidery to help you get started on your embroidery machine. You will learn about the basic tools used in machine embroidery from threads, snips, and stabilizers. You will work through three different projects to learn the proper stabilizer and hooping techniques for working with cotton fabric, stretch fabric, and terry cloth.

Although optional, it is encouraged you bring your own embroidery machine, so you are able to have hands-on practice on your machine. If you would like to use one of our floor model embroidery machines, please email us at in advance of the class with your request.

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details:

Ages 15+

This class is part of a two part Intro to Machine Embroidery series:

Materials Included:

All materials needed for this class are included in the kit price. The kit is required for this class and will be provided on the day of your class. These are the materials included in the kit:

  • 1 Hand Towel
  • 1 Fat Quarter of Knit Fabric
  • 1 Fat Quarter of solid Cotton
  • Machine Embroidery Needles
  • 1 Spool Of Embroidery Thread
  • 1/3 Yard of tear away Stabilizer
  • 1/3 Yard of cut away stabilizer
  • 1/8 yard of wash away stabilizer
  • 1 Stabilizer sample pack
  • Bobbin Thread

Additional items you will need but are offered at classroom stations include:

  • Embroidery Machine
  • 5" x 7" hoop
  • Pins (included at classroom station)
  • Fabric Marking tool (included at classroom station)
  • Measuring tape (included at classroom station)
  • Ruler (included at classroom station)
  • Shears (included at classroom station)

Cancellation Policy

A Student may cancel a class registration via email ( or by phone at 214-358-3549.

Cancellations with more than 3 days prior notice may request a full refund. Cancellations received 1 - 3 days before the class will receive credit towards another class. Any cancellations on the day of the class cannot be refunded or transferred.

Read our full Classroom Policies here.

$60 Class + $50 Materials
(Materials are included with the class fee)

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.