Stabilizer and other essentials supplies

There are many different types of stabilizers, but which one should you use? We'll go over the essential types you should have on hand for almost any machine embroidery project.

Hooping challenges

Some items are very challenging to hoop. We'll cover some clever tips and tricks to help you embroider on some of the trickiest items.

Conquer the Technology

Setting up, modifying and transferring embroidery designs onto an embroidery machine can be a challenge. I'll simplify the process so that even the most techno-phobic will be working with files like a pro.

Meet your instructor



My name is Julie, and I'm here to help you get that embroidery machine out of the box and start stitching!

I've been sewing and embroidering for years now.

But - believe it or not - it took me quite a while to get started.

My embroidery machine sat in a box for a couple of years before I even tried it out. But after many years of practice and hundreds of projects later, machine embroidery now feels like second nature.

So, are you ready to start embroidering?

By the time we are through - you will be embroidering like a boss and wondering why it took you so long to get going in the first place!

What my students say...


"I recently took one of Julie Griffey's, The Machine Embroidery Geek, machine embroidery classes. Instructions were clear with good examples of the step-by-step progress to complete the project. The tips she provided kept me from making some frustrating errors. I enjoyed the class and came away with an awesome and fun handmade craft."

- Eileen R.


"I am so happy to have found Julie and Machine Embroidery Geek. I have taken a couple of classes like SewArt/SewWhatPro and Master the Machine. I am amazed at how down to earth the explanations in the class are. In the past people treated me as if I should already know everything and I was too proud to admit I didn’t. Julie takes you where you are and is very patient. I have even had some questions I could not work through on my own and she is a great resource. Thank you Julie for all your help."

- Sharon J.




"I am a novice machine embroiderer and this class is proving to be extremely helpful in understanding the basics. I love that you are so practical and sincere in your suggestions and recommendations."

- Theresa F.



"Love your teaching!"

- Joyce G.









Here's what we will cover...


  01 - Getting Started
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  02 - Understanding Embroidery Designs
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  03 - Your first project: embroidering a fun hand towel
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  04 - Your second project: monogramming a tote bag
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  05 - Your third project: stitching an appliqué design on a t-shirt
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  06 - Troubleshooting machine embroidery problems
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  07 - More advanced techniques
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  08 - Embroidery software
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  09 - Future directions in machine embroidery
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  Embroidery Designs
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10 BONUS embroidery designs


There will be 10 bonus embroidery designs so that you can recreate every project we do throughout the course. Each embroidery design will be delivered in many different embroidery file formats and sizes.

3 BONUS embroidery fonts



You will receive three bonus embroidery fonts you can use to design names, monograms and words. All fonts will be delivered in the most common embroidery design formats as well as (the SUPER AMAZING) BX format!

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