Free Machine Embroidered Christmas Star Zoom Workshop with Claire Muir

Free Machine Embroidered Christmas Star  Zoom Workshop with Claire Muir


Come and create these beautiful stars by sewing fabrics and ribbon to soluble fabric, decorating with machine embroidery, washing away the soluble fabric and cutting out the star design when dry.

They are finished off with beads and crystals and are ready to hang on a Christmas tree. They can also be used to make cards or decorate a present.

Inspired by a cookie cutter I had, this star design is not the only cookie cutter shape that looks great using this technique. Hearts pretty wedding and Christmas decorations.

The class will have a maximum of 10 participants.

The soluble fabric used is a quite a thick one so there is no need to use it in a hoop. It is great to pin fabrics and ribbon to it.

You don't need to have done much free machine embroidery before to get a great result.

On this relaxed zoom session I will show you how to create your star fabric and demonstrate different machine embroidery ideas. We will wash out our pieces and leave them to drip dry. I will show you how to cut out your birds and decorate them so that you know how to complete your stars when they are dry.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Live tuition for the whole of the session and individual help.
Star pattern

What you will need

Equipment Required for the Workshop:

An ordinary sewing machine
A free machine embroidery foot ( also know as a darning foot or a free motion quilting foot) It doesn’t come as standard with a lot of machines and has to be bought separately. If you have a quilting kit, it’s often in there. Please ask if you need more information
90 Topstitch machine needle
Fabric scissors
Paper scissors
Tape Measure
Dressmakers pins with no glass heads
Block of polystyrene or cardboard box to pin the washed out work to.
Tray to catch the water drips
Large bowl of cold water


During the Class You Will Use:

35 cm x 17cm (13 1/2"x 6 1/2") of Soluble film, Madeira Avalon Ultra or Aquatics Romeo. There are other solubles which you may already have, but it needs to be a thick, clear one that doesn't require using a hoop.
You need to pin 6/7 strips measuring 1-3cm (1/2"-1 1/4") to the soluble and they can be a variety of the following:
Dupion or Habotai Silk
Organza or Satin Ribbon
Plain or Patterned Cotton Fabric
Other strips not mentioned but that you'd like to try
Thread- Machine embroidery rayon thread eg Madeira Classic 40. You can use polyester thread or cotton threads.
Metallic machine embroidery thread if you have it.

To finish your stars after the class:

A variety of flat backed crystals in colours to compliment your star
E600 Glue
Toothpicks, plastic milk bottle lid and tweezers.
Invisible thread / fine cord to hang the stars up with.
We will discuss threads and materials in the class.


Claire Muir at Claire Muir

This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Christmas
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


2½ hours (2:00pm to 4:30pm)

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