If you’re completely new to machine embroidery, here’s some basic information that might help you out! This serves as a quick primer for embroidering for plush toys so using the ones that come with my patterns is a little easier. There are lots of other fantastic tutorials out there that I’ve included in this page. So be sure to check them out 🙂 Choosing an embroidery machine: Another great resource: Choosing an embroidery machine: http://www.urbanthreads.com/tutorials.aspx?t=Choosing+an+Embroidery+Machine Getting the right scissors: Other machine embroidery essentials: Another great resource: Embroidery starting supplies: http://www.urbanthreads.com/tutorials.aspx?t=The+Machine+Embroiderer%27s+Toolkit Stabilizers: Another great resource: Choosing stabilizer: http://www.urbanthreads.com/tutorials.aspx?t=Choosing+Stabilizer Hooping Fabric for Plush Embroidery: Teacup Lion’s tutorial for hooping is also fantastic: http://www.teacuplion.com/hooping-minky-and-stretch-fabrics-for-plush-making/