When I first got started with machine embroidery, I had no idea what I was getting myself into! Here on my blog and YouTube Channel, I want to help you easily learn how to get started with machine embroidery so that you can make beautiful things faster and easier!
Here are a list of post and links that will help you learn more about how to start.
#1 Pick a machine that you want to buy
This can be tricky, so I have put together a guide book to help you figure out which is the best machine for you.
I have a whole post all about what supplies I use and where I buy them. Little did I know that when I started that I needed more than the machine and thread. There is a long list of supplies that are really important for you to complete a variety of projects successfully.
Here is a post all about Embrilliance Embroidery Software that I use and recommend. Software is one of the biggest things that you need to purchase on your supply list. This is a huge selection on the web of beautiful embroidery designs. Having software makes it possible for you to open and view those designs on your computer, make edits to them like resizing, and use embroidery fonts to add lettering to designs. When are ready to learn more, digitizing software allows you to create your own embroidery designs.
This post tells you all about different embroidery stabilizers and how to use them. I also have a cheat sheet that tells you what kind of stabilizer you should use for different projects.
In this post I go over some of my favorite places to buy embroidery designs and fonts. I also show you that there are several free designs that you can download from my favorite stores for you to use to practice with.
This post covers how to hoop a toddler or children’s t-shirt. There are lots of ways you can hoop shirts, but here I go over what works for me. I also show you a trick I use to help keep the extra fabric out of the way while you are stitching.
This post covers step-by-step instructions on how to applique. This is one of my favorite styles of embroidery!
Watch my step by step tutorials that I film LIVE on YouTube every other Friday morning called Sip & Stitch. Each time is a different project and I post the supply list on the Sip & Stitch homepage so you can join in on the project while I am working. Also, when you tune in live, you can chat with me and ask questions. In my VIP membership club, I have a private Sip & Stitch Zoom Class once a month as well!
In my Facebook group, Karlie Belle Beginner Machine Embroidery and Silhouette Craft Group, we have a wonderful community of crafters that are so helpful and inspiring. This is a great place to ask questions and post pictures of projects you have made.
For even more tools, tutorials, and tips, join my Sip & Stitch Squad VIP Membership. This is a monthly membership club that includes special perks from me including: a private live Zoom Class for VIP’s only, free embroidery designs, digitizing lessons, library of tutorials, and extra support from me when you need help.