EMBROIDERY MACHINE BASICS for Viking and Pfaff Embroidery Machines purchased at Murray's Fabrics Store*
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EMBROIDERY MACHINE BASICS for Viking and Pfaff Embroidery Machines purchased at Murray's Fabrics Store*


Did you just purchase an embroidery machine or would you like to review the basics of embroidering on a variety a different fabrics and how to hoop the fabrics? This class will cover embroidery threads, stabilizers and how to hoop your embroidery fabrics project with stabilizer. Examples for embroidery will be shown, such as terry cloth bath towel, kitchen tea towel, knit shirt, sweat shirt, wool sweater, jean jacket, as well as other examples. Then, we will walk through how to start embroidering a design in the embroidery machine software and smart save, if your embroidery machine has this feature (we may not finish an actual embroidery in class). This class is open only to Viking and Pfaff Embroidery Machines not purchased at Murray's Fabric Store. The embroidery machine instruction manual is essential to participate in the class. Therefore, you must bring your instruction manual to the class.

Students that are enrolled in Embroidery Machine Basics will receive 10% off embroidery supplies at Murray's Fabric Store. Mention that your are enrolled in the class in order to receive a 10% discount on embroidery materials.

Supply list for the class includes:
Viking Embroidery Machine and embroidery unit
Instruction manual for the Viking Embroidery machine
Embroidery Needles
Medium weight Cotton Fabric
Stabilizer to practice hooping the fabric
All Accessories for the embroidery machine (hoops, embroidery foot, embroidery unit and power cord...)
Quality Embroidery Thread and embroidery bobbin thread
Quality Scissors
Recommended: Pen and Notebook
Fabric, stabilizer and embroidery thread are not provided in the class


ENROLLMENT INFORMATION: The enrollment for this class is combined with the embroidery machine basics class for machines purchased at Murray's Fabric Store, and will run for three hours for two to four students enrolled, or it will run for 1.5 hours for one student enrolled*. See store policy for enrollment cancellations and refunds.


Instructor: MARDI BYERLY
Instructor Bio: Mardi Byerly grew up learning how to sew as a child. Then, received a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Maryland, College Park and completed post-doctoral training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Marine Biological Laboratory. My training at the University did include utilizing software for designing and creating illustrations in scientific publications, and this background has transferred to a greater understanding of the embroidery software and how to utilize it while creating embroidery designs.
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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.

Contact Us

  • Phone: (508) 255-0653
  • 11 Route 28, Orleans MA. 02653
  • Shop Hours:
  • Monday - Saturday: 9:00a - 5:00p,
  • * Closed Sundays