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Converting Embroidery Files to .SVG and .FCM files Using Embird – Pegboard Crafts

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I love cutting both fabric and marine vinyl on my cutting machine. Embird 2020 – and newer –
makes it oh-so-easy to create the necessary cutting files to send to your cutting software. The
methods and quality of the cut files has improved greatly over previous versions. You’ll learn what a
design needs to be a successful candidate as well as the steps to create your own SVG and FCM files
for cutting fabric for single and multi-piece applique designs and for marine vinyl in-the-hoop
projects.

Bits and Pieces – by Beth & Peggy of Pegboard Crafts

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Join Peggy and Beth as they share ideas for turning the pieces piling up in your sewing room trash
into cash. They’ll have you “scrapping” like a pro. Marine vinyl, fabric, HTV, and more.

 All about that Cork! – With All Stitched Up By Angela

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Think outside the box and learn to craft with cork and use cork to “jazz” up your projects!


Sewing and Craft Room Essentials with All Stitched Up By Angela

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It’s time to get organized and save time! Make sure you have all the sewing/craft room essentials. Stay up-to-date with the latest products, tricks and tips with Angela!

Patch Making by Maralien with Allbrands

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Certain fabrics or products may be difficult to embroider on. Making patches and then affixing the patch to the product gives it a professional look and it takes the worry out of embroidering designs on thin fabrics. Learn about the process of making patches and how it can be beneficial and cost effective.

Sublimation 101 – Joy  Alphalicious Designs

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Are you interested in adding a new technique to your shop?  Learn the ins and outs of Sublimation.  Here you will learn the ins and outs, techniques, and equipment must haves. This can be a valuable tool to be able to offer more variety to your customers.


Stitching with Mylar – Joy Alphalicious Designs

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Are you tired of stitching with the same fabric over and over? Adding Mylar to your embroidery project can be a fun way to set your product apart from the crowd.  In this class, Joy with Alphalicious Designs will teach you all the tricks!  You and your customers will fall in love with the end result.

Digitizing 101 – Lisa Shaw

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Are you interested in digitizing?  Do you want to know what goes into creating your own designs from scratch to see if this is something you want to do? This class will show you what goes into creating well digitized designs from the ground up.  Working with basic digitizing theory, we’ll talk about the 3 main stitch types that make up all designs.  Terms such as underlay, density, and compensation will be explained with how they pertain to the whole digitizing plan and process. A digitizers goal should be to create designs with few jumps and trims and this is accomplished by planning (or mapping) your stitches. This will be a great primer for those interested in learning more about the whole embroidery design creation process.

Multi – Dec Embroidery – Libby Ashcraft

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Take your embroidery to the next level using your Silhouette Cameo, heat transfer vinyl and
rhinestones!! Learn how to bring an embroidery design into Silhouette Studio and create our
cut file for the applique. Instead of cutting fabric, we’ll plan to cut heat transfer vinyl. Then just
for fun, we’ll add a few rhinestones! (Silhouette Studio Designer Edition Plus is required for
manipulating embroidery designs.)


All about that Bean Stitch with Cassidy Winn from Sewing Seeds

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Bean stitch appliques are on the trend right now and that is my specialty. They are so quick to stitch. However, bean stitch applique is a new learning curve for most.  It’s so different from satin and requires different techniques to get the best look.  This class will show you all the dos and don’ts for bean stitch applique.  I’ll share all my secrets and tips with you.  If you are on the fence about bean stitch applique, please join our class.  There are so many reasons to love bean stitch appliques. However, I do warn you, once you conquer the techniques, you may not want to stitch anything but bean stitch.    

Shillouette Studio Software with Melissa Bryan Designs

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In this session I’ll show you the basic and most frequently used
functions in Silhouette Studio and explain the variety of saving options and what they do. This
class will give you a better understanding of the software and how to make it work for you to
create your own one of a kind designs.

All Things Etsy -Growing Your Business With Etsy by SK Creations

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Are you selling on Etsy, or thinking about joining Etsy?  This class is for you.  Shaina will be teaching all the tricks she has learned as she has grown her business.  You will learn what makes a product sell, and how to get more views on Etsy.  You will also learn common mistakes that keep your listing from selling. 


Sublimation Markers 101 sponsored by Craft Chameleon

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Join Ashley from Artesprix to learn about sublimation markers. This will be a demonstration as well as a lecture. You won’t want to miss this class if you have been interested in sublimation but not the high entry cost.

Machine Applique Basics – Melissa Bryan Designs

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– In this class I will teach you how to do a machine applique from
start to finish. I’ll discuss the difference in a traditional satin stitch finish design versus the bean
stitch, blanket stitch and zigzag stitch finish. I’ll show you tips and techniques to get a clean and
professional look every time.

In The Hoop Projects- Melissa Bryan

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It’s time to conquer your fear of In-the-hoop projects! It is both fun
and rewarding to create your own Christmas ornaments, key fobs, or bag tags! I will walk you
through step by step and show you how easy it is to create designs in the hoop of your
embroidery machine.


Finding Your Niche with SK Creations (Shaina Kilby)

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Knowing your niche market and target customer are key to your business’s success.  Here you will learn how to identify and  focus on that niche, and how to make that laser focus translate into more sales for your shop. You will learn how to make your niche work for you. 

Scaling Your Business & Managing Your Team with SK Designs

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If you are a one person show, or managing a team, this class is for you!  Scaling and hiring that 1st, 2nd, or 3rd etc. employee is scary. In this class you will learn when the right time to hire is, how to manage those employees and how to continue to grow your business.

Setting Yourself Up For Success Through Photography with SK Creations

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Selling in today’s “virtual” world can be difficult. Here you will learn everything from lighting to staging in order to create a photo that will appeal to your target market.   You will learn how to use those photos, and translate them into more sales!


Advanced In The Hoop Project – Jackie Bauman with Ellia Jacksford Designs

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Embroidery is not just for clothing!  Easily create fabulous decor for your home throughout the holidays with these fun ITH projects .  Jacki Bauman from Ellia Jacksford Designs will walk you step by step through stitching the felties on your machine, to attaching them to wreaths, candlesticks, and so much more!  We’ll discuss the best stabilizer to use as well as different fabrics to use to make your design really pop.  

Beginners Guide To Heat Transfers –  By Stahls

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Heat transfer vinyl, screen printing, embroidery, sublimation and transfers – where do you start? With the variety of choices, the world of heat printing can be confusing and often intimidating.

Join Kelly Walters for hands-on demonstrations that will help to understand the basics of heat pressing popular heat transfer types and unique finishes.

Working with Fusible for Applique, Quilting and More – Hot Fix Adhesive

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Have you ever wanted to work with fusibles?  In this class, you will learn the following:

Creating layered applique with a silicone mat.

Cutting pre-fused fabric on home cutters.

How to print and/or draw patterns onto paper backing of Hotfix Adhesive.


Brother 10 Needle 101 – AllBrands

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The Brother 10 needle machine is very user friendly, and fun to use. In this class you will learn tips and tricks to have the perfect stitch out every time!

Cutting up with the Brother ScanNCut

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Allbrands.com is excited to announce our upcoming Brother ScanNCut class at this year’s EEM. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to spend the day getting to know the ScanNCut, gain valuable knowledge and experience for your ongoing projects. Don’t have a ScanNCut yet? Bring your questions and have them all answered by experienced ScanNCut instructor Courtney Douthat. It’s sure to be a fun day of learning and crafting. 

 

Rhinestones Made Easy – Libby Ashcraft

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Discover how to incorporate rhinestones into your Silhouette projects with ease. Join Libby
 to explore “all about” rhinestones, including the tools and
materials for successful rhinestone designs and the rhinestone panel in Silhouette Studio. Learn
how to add sparkle to garments, embroidery and everyday objects.


All Things Patches – Lisa Shaw

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Patches are super popular. Not only can you create them to affix to a ready made product, but they can also be used by themselves. In this class, Lisa will teach you how to make a beautiful, professional looking patch every time. Don’t let fear keep you from adding this skill to your sewing box!

Design Placement – Lisa Shaw 

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Design placement is a make or break for every item created.  If you choose the wrong placement, the item can look “off”. In this class, Lisa will discuss how to pick the right placement, and have a great looking design and product every single time something comes off your machine. 

 

Making Embrilliance Work For You -Lisa Shaw

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 Are you interested in learning how to make Embrilliance work for you? In this class, Lisa Shaw will “expose” all the hidden things that Embrilliance has to offer, highlighting all the things that will make running your business easier.  Creating font selection , finding designs etc


Embroidery Basics – Bella Bleu Embroidery

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Whether you are just looking at purchasing an embroidery machine to a beginner this class will help you with create the perfect stitch out with basic knowledge of products and hooping.  From stabilizers to thread to having the right products to make your embroidery creations simple and perfect.

Screen Printing With Just a Heat Press – Transfer Express

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With just a heat press and 4 seconds you can offer screen printed apparel.   At this class we will introduce heat presses and talk about how to create art, order and press screen printed transfers.   This is a great addition to your embroidery or vinyl business.

Embellish It – Sublimation vs Digital Transfer sewingmachine.com 

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Learn the differences between Sublimation and Digital Transfer by seeing the latest in equipment and accessories. Discover pricing and other important features of each of these awesome processes.


Digitizing Your In The Hoop Projects – Lisa Shaw 

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Have you ever wanted to make your own ” in the hoop” project?  In this class Lisa Shaw will take you step by step through the process.  You will begin with the project idea, and end with a beautiful final product. 

IT’S LASER BEAMS!Exploring Glowforge as an Addition to Your Vinyl and Embroidery Business

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Learn the benefits of adding a Glowforge desktop laser cutter to your vinyl and embroidery projects. In this session, Lisa Potts will explain the Glowforge laser, what it does, its benefits, its limitations and if it’s time to add it to your business. Join us as we discover this machine and how it can set you apart in your business.

PR Machines Tips and Tricks sewingmachine.com 

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Learn Maintenance tips including proper oiling and cleaning on your PR series machine. Go over settings and color change options. Discuss backing types and features along with the differences and uses of stabilizer and specialty backing.  Test and try hooping aids including Mighty hoops, Hooptech Clamping systems and Durkee frames. See the use of hooping aides and techniques along with new industry products including embroidery software choices.

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10 Most Profitable Products from Craft Chameleon

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Learn which products can create the largest margins for your business! Our instructor Becky Dykes, owner of
Vinyl Me Crazy, will be showing you which products she has found that create the largest profits when sold. A
handout will be provided. Sign up to grow your business!

Layering HTV Easily PLUS How to Layer/Press Specialty HTV (Iron On Vinyl) – Sponsor Craft Chameleon

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Ever wondered how to get htv to layer easily? Our instructor Becky Dykes, owner of Vinyl Me Crazy, is going to
demonstrate exactly how it is done. Then Becky will provide instruction on layering the various specialty heat
transfer vinyl. Handouts will be provided so you will have all the information to take home.
Sign up and never have the vinyl come off your teeshirt again!

Growing your business using Social Media – Kelly Payne Embroidery Nurse

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Promoting your handmade products on social media can be a very successful tool to growing your business. We will talk about the top social media platforms you should be using in your handmade business and tips for how to get started.

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Silhouette Loves Sublimation from Craft Chameleon

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Learn to design in Silhouette Software for your sublimation creations. While the class will be showcasing free
Silhouette Studio Software some features will be found on the paid versions. Our instructor Becky Dykes,
owner of Vinyl Me Crazy, will show you all the in’s and out’s no matter what sublimation printer you own.
Sign up, this is one of our most popular classes.

Create a Biloxi Souvenir Knit Headband with Stretch HTV – Craft Chameleon 

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Try your hand at applying stretch HTV. Our instructor Becky Dykes, owner of Vinyl Me Crazy, will guide you
step by step using our pre-cut stylized Biloxi design for your stretch headband. Learn when to use stretch HTV,
what the differences are plus the tips and techniques to be successful!
Sign up to create your trip Souvenir while you learn!

Printable Designs 101 by Southern Draw Designs (Jessica Fountain)

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Have you ever wondered how to create shirts or other items using sublimation or inkjet printing? If so, this class is for you! In this class, you will learn how to use png digital designs to create items in order to start a small business, use for gifts, or even for your family/friends using inkjet or sublimation printing. We will offer tutorials mainly through Silhouette Studios, but we will also give you a glimpse of how to use Photoshop. We will educate you on the different types of printing such as sublimination vs inkjet printing, how to use your digital designs, and answer any questions that you may have about working with these programs in order to have success while printing, pressing, and creating your final product! We hope you decide to join us!
 
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Pricing For Profit with Joy from Alphalicious Designs

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 Owning a small business can change your life and provide financial freedom, but pricing is a key component to your success. While it is really fun to create your beautiful product, do you really know how much you are making? If you are not sure, or just wat some tips on putting money in the bank, come join me. We will be breaking the whole thing down from cost of materials, extra costs ad fees the effect on the community as a whole, and (most importantly) we will discuss the value of your time!  I hope to see you there!

Embroidering on Toilet Paper with Jackie Bauman from Ellia Jacksford Designs 

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There’s a lot of crap to embroider on… but why not try toilet paper??  You need more than one square, but join Jacki Bauman, from Ellia Jacksford Designs as she takes you step by step through embroidering on toilet paper! Learn to make hilarious gag gifts, or build an inventory for your next craft show with this class lesson on toilet paper embroidery! 

‘Tis the Season! Designing to Your Full Potential in Silhouette Studio and Setting Yourself Apart This Holiday Season

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Say bah humbug to boring holiday designs. With the holiday season rapidly approaching, it’s time to start featuring items that help you stand out. In this session, Lisa Potts will show users the vast capabilities of the Silhouette Studio design software and will go over design examples that will get anyone into the holiday spirit.
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Recycled Candy Bags – In the hoop with Melissa Billingsley

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Reusable candy bags are addictive and fun to make and a great way to recycle and repurpose. Save the candy to share with someone else, because let’s be real, it’s all about the bag. Missy will share with you her tips and tricks on making adorable recycled candy bags in the hoop. Working with a cute candy bag, marine vinyl, fusible vinyl, and a zipper in the hoop has never been easier.

Hardware How To Taught by Gayle Pearl and Missy Billingsley 

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Are you curious about all of the hardware options available for finishing your projects? Overwhelmed by whoosits and whatsits galore? Join Gayle and Missy to learn about easy hardware installation and the many creative uses for snaps, rivets, grommets, and more. Tools for application will also be demonstrated in this fun class that’s sure to take your projects to the next level!

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Workshops / Vendor Panel


Hands on Workshop #1 

Personalizing Projects with Embrilliance Essentials LISA SHAW

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Skill: Any, but this class is paced for the beginner or new to Embrilliance student 

Requirements: If you want to participate in this class hands on, you must bring your laptop with Embrilliance Essentials installed and authorized. The Demonstration version can also be used for this class. The Embrilliance software can be run natively on BOTH Mac and Windows computers, so both operating systems are welcome. Those that are using Designer’s Gallery EmbroideryWorks are also welcome to take this class. If you have questions about the topic/requirements BEFORE signing up for this class, please contact Lisa via her website form at www.Sew-Bubbles.com/EEM2021

Embrilliance Essentials can open up a whole new work in your machine embroidery adventures! It allows you to be even more creative and design new and personalized embroidery projects. In this hands on class, we will use Embrilliance Essentials to merge designs, change and remove elements from existing designs, add lettering and more. The tools in Essentials allow you to easily change up the designs in your stash. They will quickly become one of a kind personalized expressions that you will enjoy stitching. 

NOTE:   Notes for the class will be emailed to your inbox the week of the show. Please make sure you check your email, and have them on your computer when you arrive to the workshop.

Hands on Class #2 

Digitizing with Embrilliance StitchArtist – LISA SHAW

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  • Skill: Any, but this class is paced for someone who is familiar with how embroidery designs stitch at the machine. If you are new to machine embroidery and still learning your machine, you may feel more comfortable taking this class without a laptop or looking on with a friend.
    Requirements: If you want to participate in this class hands on, you must bring your laptop with Embrilliance StitchArtist (any level) installed and authorized. The Demonstration version can also be used for this class. The Embrilliance software can be run natively on BOTH Mac and Windows computers, so both operating systems are welcome. Those that are using Designer’s Gallery Creator are also welcome to take this class. If you have questions about the topic/requirements BEFORE signing up for this class, please contact Lisa via her website form at www.Sew-Bubbles.com/EEM2021

Digitizing software allows you to transform your ideas into a stitch file that you can send to the machine. We will learn about the tools in StitchArtist that you can use to create whatever it is that you want. We will create a personalized key fob and move on to embossed designs to stitch on towels and more- this class is all about “how to make projects such as these a reality using StitchArtist”. 

NOTE:  Notes for the class will be emailed to your inbox the week of the show. Please make sure you check your email, and have them on your computer when you arrive to the workshop.

After Hours Vendor Panel – Meet and Greet to follow

 

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Have you ever wanted to have the chance to join some of your favorite vendors in a formal panel discussion?  Here is your chance.  You will get to listen to questions be answered, and will have a chance to ask your own.  Bring your bestie and join us for a fun, informative time.  This is an exclusive event that is only open to the first 300 people.  We will have sweet treats and a meet and greet to follow.  You do not want to miss this!

Panelists:

Lisa Shaw – Embrilliance

Sewingmachine.com

Melissa Bryan Designs

Bella Bleu

Sewing Seeds Designs

Sweet and Sassy Blanks

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