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.

#2 Gather your Supplies

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.

#3 Learn about Embroidery Software

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.

#4 All About Stabilizers

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.

#5 Go Shopping for Designs

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.

My Favorite Places to buy Embroidery Designs- Applique Alpha with Bow

#6 Learn How to Hoop

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.

How to hoop a shirt for machine embroidery on a brother PE770 or PE800

#7 How to Applique

This post covers step-by-step instructions on how to applique. This is one of my favorite styles of embroidery!

How to applique using machine embroidery

#8 Join the Sip & Stitch Squad

Watch my step by step tutorials that I film LIVE on YouTube every other Friday night 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 membership club on CF Fans, I have another private Sip & Stitch once a month as well!

Sip n Stitch

#9 Join my Facebook Group

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.

#10 Take my Beginner Course

If you need more help and would like me to hold your hand and teach you everything I wish someone would have taught me before I got my embroidery machine, then check out my beginner course From Start to Stitch. It includes 9 modules with 57 video lessons on everything you need to know to use your embroidery machine confidently!

From Start to Stitch Beginner Machine Embroidery Course
My Course

#11 Join my VIP Membership Group

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.