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Get Creative and Learn Embroidery! Self-Paced Course

Celeste Miller M.A.Ed
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In this 6 week course I will teach 12 basic embroidery stitches and learners will use those embroidery stitches to create beautiful samplers for a hanging hoop.

Class experience

8 lessons//6 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Class Introduction
Students will learn to thread the embroidery needle, set up fabric in an embroidery hoop, and get a brief overview of the course.
Lesson 2
Running Stitch and Back Stitch
Students will master three basic stitches: Running Stitch and back Stitch.
 Week 2
Lesson 3
Stem Stitch and Split Stitch
We will explore more stitches, including the split stitch and stem stitch.
 Week 3
Lesson 4
Chain Stitch and Blanket Stitch
This week, students will learn how to complete the chain stitch and blanket stitch, which are two more difficult outlining stitches.
 Week 4
Lesson 5
Lazy Daisy and Woven Wheel
This week, students will learn the lazy daisy stitch and the woven wheel. These stitches are decorative designs.
 Week 5
Lesson 6
Fishbone and French Knot
This week, students will learn the fishbone stitch and the French knot. The French knot is great for adding eyes or details to a flower. The fishbone is used to fill in a design.
 Week 6
Lesson 7
Satin Stitch and the Long and Short Stitch
Both of these stitches are used to fill in designs.
Lesson 8
Final Project Completion
Students will have the opportunity to create a design of their own using what they have learned throughout this course. If students would like, they can upload their final projects for feedback.
  • By taking this course, students will learn basic embroidery stitches and create their own embroidery design.
As a high school Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher, I have many years of experience teaching sewing skills to students. Teaching embroidery is one of my favorite units to teach, this unit allows students to learn a skill that many consider good for relaxing self-care.
Homework Offered
Each week students should plan on spending an hour watching the video and trying each of the new stitches. I would recommend additional time throughout the week students practice what they have learned.
0 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Feedback will be given each week on student's uploaded pictures of their progress.
Grades Offered
I am happy to offer grades if the learner needs a grade for school.
An Embroidery Hoop 4" or 6" will work sufficiently.

2 9"X9" pieces of fabric. The best fabric for embroidery practice I have found is muslin. For the final project, you may want to use a plain colored lightweight cotton. In my classroom, I use broad cloth.  

Embroider Needles. - I suggest purchasing a multi pack of embroider needles. Make sure they have the sharp end and will come in a range of sizes through 12. Having a variety of needle sizes will allow students to select the needle what will work best for the fabric they have chosen and the thickness of the embroidery floss.

Embroidery floss in an assortment of colors.   

A light colored pencil or chalk. I find a yellow or white colored pencil works best on colored broadcloth. A regular pencil will work for the embroidery sampler if done on unbleached muslin. 
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Joined June, 2022
Teacher expertise and credentials
Montana Teaching Certificate - Elementary Education
California Teaching Certificate - Secondary Education
California Teaching Certificate - Secondary Education
Bachelor's Degree in Psychology
Master's Degree in Education
Education is my passion. I truly believe that as educators it is our job to not only provide meaningful curriculum to create well-educated individuals but to inspire students to become lifelong learners.  We should celebrate student achievements... 
Self-Paced Class


weekly or $60 for all content
8 pre-recorded lessons
6 weeks of teacher support
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1 year of access to the content

Completed by 4 learners
Ages: 11-16

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