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4112 S College Ave, Suite 112,
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Between Chili House & Hobby Lobby

Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm
Sat:  9am - 2pm
Sun:  Closed
We will be closed for
the following Holidays:
New Years, Easter, 4th of July, Thanksgiving & Christmas.

Beginning Free Motion Embroidery - Thread Painting with Leta

Class description: The class will cover the basics of free motion embroidery focusing on “thread sketching” to embellish fabric that can then be used in any sewing project such as pockets on clothing, zipper bags, or quilt blocks.

This class will be taught as free motion “in the hoop”- not embroidery machine, but traditional hand-held hoops.  

Students will learn how to set up their sewing machine, choose needle and thread, how to hoop their fabric, and how to coordinate movement of the hoop with the speed of the sewing machine. A special hand-held hoop will be needed so that it will pass under the machine foot and needle.

Supplies needed for class: 

  •        Sewing machine with free-motion capability (the larger the open space, the easier the free motion)
  •        Machine foot control
  •        Machine Power cord
  •        Extension table HIGHLY recommended
  •        6” or 7” special embroidery hoop (see store for more details)
  •        Free motion foot of your choice (preferably open-toe)
  •        1 fat quarter medium weight muslin or solid white or light colored quilting cotton
  •        1 fat quarter fabric with a large design or printed panel
  •        sewing thread to coordinate with printed fabric (40 weight is great – either cotton, polyester or rayon)
  •        tear-away stabilizer (18x24”)
  •        NEW sewing machine embroidery needle size 90/14
  •        bobbin thread (bobbin fill 60 weight is best)
  •        Scissors AND thread-snips
  •        Glasses??

Skill Level: beginner
Skill Details: Beginning Free Motion Embroidery will require that you know how to set up your machine in free motion. You may want to take Beginning Free Motion prior to this class
Requirements: Advanced Signup required
Instructor: Leta Smith

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