In this class you will use your combination embroidery machine and sewing machines built in stitches to create these elegant monogrammed pillow cases. The border on this project uses built in decorative stitches from your sewing machine. You must have either a combination embroidery/sewing machine or bring a sewing machine with decorative stitches along with the embroidery machine.
*Due to the rising cost of gas and distance teacher must drive, Kathy will require a minimum of 4 students (maximum of 7) to hold the class.
SKILL LEVEL - CONFIDENT BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE
Create a set of elegantly monogrammed pillow cases using a combination of your embroidery machine and your machines built-in decorative stitches. You will need a combination embroidery and sewing machine or option 2 - you could bring two machines, each with one of these capabilities - one of these is mandatory for your project. Quality quilt fabrics are the necessary ingredients for this project.
2 yards white cotton fabric and 1/2 yard contrasting color cotton (accent fabric)
White all-purpose thread, White 40 weight embroidery thread and White 70 weight bobbin thread
Water soluble marking pen & Ruler
Lightweight tear away stabilizer for embroidery and decorative stitches
Hoop size needed is 5?x7?
Embroidery threads needed: (SAMPLE uses pastel pink and green poly 40 weight embroidery thread for flowers and white for centers. Students may select the colors they want for the flowers then match the center to fabric color.
1 skein coordinating DMC hand embroidery floss that matches flower color
Blunt tapestry needle
Light weight tear away stabilizer cut in strips 4 inches wide
Embroidery needle size 75/11
Wing needle size 100/16 (available at Quilt Shop) ***Your machine must have a throat plate with an oval opening to use this needle*** OR a size 90 regular needle if you do not have an oval opening on your throat plate.
BASIC SEWING SUPPLIES - including a combination embroidery/sewing machine or two machines each with one of these capabilities. The border on this project uses built in decorative stitches from your sewing machine
Provide teacher with the letter you wish to use as your monogram on the pillowcase prior to class day