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# CB04
Please note: No physical orders will be shipped until Feb. 22, 2018. Digital products are always available.

Next class: May 5 - June 2, 2014

Do you have completed embroideries tucked away in a drawer, waiting to be finished into something that can be displayed?

Would you rather not pay hundreds of dollars to have them framed?

Are you running out of wall space to display your embroidery?

Would you like to finish a piece that can stand alone (think: table runner, placemat, window treatment) or be added to a tote or jacket?

Well, we've got just the thing, and you've found it!

Finish your needlework with hemstitching

Learn the fun and flexibility of hemming fabric edges to create useful and decorative stitched pieces. These pieces can then stand alone (placemats), be creatively framed (float mounted), be stitched or snapped to a tote or jacket or pillow or folder or, or, or...! There's no end to what you can create when your needlework isn't confined in a frame.

Get the scoop on all these things:

  • How to withdraw threads to create an open channel
  • How to stitch a hem
  • How to miter corners
  • How to create decorative borders
  • Ways to use and display hemstitched pieces
  • How to clean and press your completed embroidery

Join other stitchers in our private Yahoo! group where you'll download lessons, ask and answer questions, and share pictures of your progress.

Learn more about how our online classes work.


There is no kit for this class. I hope you'll use materials from your stash. While the ultimate goal is to complete an already-stitched-but-unfinished piece, I recommend practicing on plain fabric scraps first.

  • *Aida fabric, 14 count
  • *linen or evenweave fabric, 25 to 28 count
  • *sizes 8 and 12 pearl cotton or similar fiber
  • *needle, scissors, and all the usual stitching accoutrements

If you know how to make pearl fibers, you're golden. Bring your favorite flosses and whip up some cool colors. Two and four strands will do it.

Sign up now and let's get that embroidery finished!