I'm teaching at Applique Getaway in Irving TX June 27-30-2024! Click for details!

Classes and Workshops

Thanks for your interest in bringing me in to teach a class or workshop for your guild, shop or group! 

I have several workshop offerings that will give participants a deep dive into methods and techniques of various sewing and embroidery projects.  I love guiding both new and experienced machine embroiderers through the process of creating beautiful things with their embroidery machines.  The magic of seeing those AHA moments never gets old to me.  My lectures are full of humor and honesty to facilitate rapport between instructor and student, and I do not believe in gatekeeping any embroidery secrets. I believe you can embroidery absolutely anything if you can hold it still long enough to poke a needle through it! Let's learn how to #embroiderALLthethings together! 

Trunk Show: Designs by Babymoon - a 1.5 hour presentation of my embroidery design collections as well as my journey in sewing and machine embroidery.  I will bring representative samples of design work to touch and feel and walk through my creative process. Max 30 participants $250

Freestanding Lace De-Mystified - a 3 hour workshop guiding participants through all the steps to creating beautiful freestanding lace embroidery machine projects. Participants will leave with four completely finished projects and learn best practices and a range of different techniques in the realm of Freestanding Lace Machine Embroidery.  Embroidery machine with minimum 4x4 sewing field required. Additional supply list provided upon booking.  Max 20 participants $450

 

 

Flipping your Hobby to a Business - a 3 hour workshop with practical exercises to guide participants through the process of setting up a home business from the creative work they do with sewing or machine embroidery.  Best business practices, pricing, taxes, and customer service are covered in-depth. Participants will receive a workbook with space to take notes and detail their own steps to go from hobby to business with a clear pathway to monetizing the beautiful things they make Max 30 participants  $450

 

Monogram Everything - a 6 hour intensive workshop covering 15 different items to add monogram or embroidery lettering to.  Participants will get hands on practice stabilizing and hooping unusual or hard-to-hoop items on a single needle machine and get a workbook to take notes in and keep track of their "recipes" for hooping, needles, thread, and design information to continue to refer to as a long lasting resource for future embroidery projects.  Discussion will include on-board machine embroidery fonts, embroidery software considerations, stabilizer, hooping techniques, needle and thread considerations, as well as monogram and lettering placement and design creation.  Embroidery machine with 4x4 minimum sewing field required. Additional supply list provided upon booking. Max 15 participants. $850 

Mastering "In the Hoop" Embroidery Projects - a 3 hour workshop guiding participants through 6 "In the Hoop machine embroidery projects.  Particpants will receive design files on USB to load onto their embroidery machine.  Projects include: Key Fob,  Christmas ornament, Backpack Dangle Stuffie, Pen Pocket, Zipper Bag, and Cord Organizer. Seasonal Projects Available upon request. Supply list provided upon booking. Max  20 participants $450

big Big BIG Applique - Using those BIG hoops for BIG projects - a 3 hour class using your embroidery machines BIG hoops to create dramatic Applique and Embroidery projects.  Participants will get hands on experience working with their big hoops and learn professional stabilizing and hooping techniques.  Projects include 8x10 to 9x14 applique for quilting projects, pillows, shirts or jackets, cosmetic zipper pouches, and varsity applique lettering on pullover shirts.  Embroidery Machine with 8x12 or 9x14 hoop required. Supply list provided upon booking. Max 20 participants $450

Booking must be confirmed either 60 days prior with 25% deposit or 30 days prior with 40% deposit.  I will book my own travel for classes more than 50 miles from San Antonio, Texas and submit meals at the per diem rate of $59 per day with hotel and travel expenses to the hosting organization to be reimbursed within 10 days of event. 

Additional classes available upon request.

Contact me at Sheila@designsbybabymoon.com for more availability