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9. Vary It
10. Make Sure it's Fun

Machine Embroidery Beginners Course

Instructions & Video Tutorials

All designs come with detailed instructions with photos included at every step, making in the hoop machine embroidery easy for everyone.  Some designs come with video tutorials. All designs in the beginners course come with video tutorials. 

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We sell thousands of in the hoop machine embroidery designs that can be downloaded to your computer. 


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Machine Embroidery
In the Hoop 
Online Beginners Course 

Get Started Now. With this course, you will get 12 new exclusive designs. These designs are exclusive to the course and cannot be purchased separately.

Each design comes with all machine files, photo instructions and in-depth instructional videos run by our Sweet Pea sewing expert Martyn Smith.

Every design included in this course has been made to fit in the 4x4 hoop so everyone can join! 

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Included Designs 

  • Coaster
  • Luggage Tags
  • Zipper Purse
  • Flip and Fold Technique Cushion
  • Table Runner
  • Baby Bib
  • Flap Purse
  • Articulated Hanger
  • Table Centre
  • Mylar Ornament
  • Stuffed Toy
  • Tote Bag 
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free machine embroidery designs

We also have FREE Learn to Do Designs 

We have some free designs on the website, perfect for beginners to practice in the hoop. The designs comes with very detailed instructions and will teach you the basics of machine embroidery.

As we offer a wide variety of file types, many of our designs can also be used with scan and cut machines.

Full photo instructions and directions for machine embroiodery are included with your download. It is our intention to offer you the best service always and for our designs to be the highest quality.

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