The Ins & Outs of Embroidery

with Jessica Giardino

$34.99

You Get with Your Class:

  • In-depth Instruction; 100 minutes
  • On-demand video access – anytime
  • Indefinite access. Pay once, view forever
  • Bonus materials including Class Project, Shopping Guide and Class Resources
  • Access to Class-only Q&A with Instructor

Discover the art of embroidery! This ancient handcraft has been fascinating humanity for time untold. Follow along as the instructor, Jessica Giardino, demonstrates all the tools required, shows off her tricks for transferring patterns to fabric in a variety of ways, and then hand stitches 14 different embroidery stitches.

In this class, you’ll find everything you need to know, whether you are looking to get started in hand embroidery or just brush up on your skills. Check out the coolest new patterns from modern day stitches. Watch as all the stitches you need to know to get started are shown in high detail.

The stitches demonstrated in this class include:

  • Running stitch
  • Back stitch
  • Blanket stitch
  • Varied length stitch
  • Chain stitch
  • Daisy stitch
  • Cross stitch
  • Herringbone stitch
  • Feather stitch
  • Fishbone stitch
  • French knots
  • Seed stitch
  • Satin stitch
  • Brick stitch

Included with this class are full instructions to hand stitch an embroidery sampler and suggestions for how to turn it into a variety of projects. Students can choose to use the freezer paper method for printing the embroidery pattern directly onto their fabric or any of the other methods demonstrated in the class for transferring the pattern.

You will even receive a Class Resource Guide which includes a cutting guide and two different versions of the sampler to allow students to choose their preferred method of fabric transfer, step-by-step, written project instructions for turning the sampler into a delightful throw pillow and a Shopping Guide. Walk away from the class inspired to stitch up something one-of-a-kind in no time at all.

Jessica Giardino

Hailing from a long line of artists, crafters and make-do-and-menders, Jessica grew up enjoying several different creative outlets. As an adult this has translated into finding any excuse to create daily. Her passion for sewing was handed down from her grandmother and mother. Previously, Jessica worked as a member of the amazing team that creates Sew News, Creative Machine Embroidery, and Sew it All magazines. Her work has appeared in the pages of each publication and she was featured on two episodes of Sew it All TV. When not stitching, Jessica can be found walking her tiny dog, seeking out delicious tacos, and playing all sorts of games in Portland, OR.

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Bonus Materials Included

  • Class Project PDF
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  • Shopping Guide PDF
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  • Class Resources PDF
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  • Meet Your Expert Video
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