I love sharing knowledge about Machine Embroidery and Dollmaking!  

There are several different ways you can learn from me online by watching video or joining a community.

Video Classes

These classes give you video instruction, along with the embroidery design files or sewing pattern so you can make the project I’m showing in the video.  These are more in-depth than most of my YouTube videos and you can get personal feedback from me in these classes. Some of my classes are available here at this website while others reside at Online Learning websites listed below.

Classes Here at Ballyhoo Creations

Learn to Make Jointed Art Dolls

With your Embroidery or Sewing Machine

$20 for full course, or get this course FREE when you purchase the Fairy or Gremlin Art Doll Packages. Or purchase the course which includes a simplified Gremlin art doll.

Basic Machine Embroidery for Newbies

Learn how to use an embroidery machine using inexpensive craft store felt with this FREE class coaster design.

I’ll walk you through the basics of stabilizer, threading your machine, transferring design files, plus some simple applique and in-the-hoop techniques will be shown.

More Classes Coming Soon in this Space!!

Skillshare Classes

Skillshare offers video classes on SO many topics, from sewing and drawing to computer animation or lifestyle improvements.  I’m so impressed with their platform that I’m posting my machine embroidery classes there.  A Skillshare membership is required to view these classes. Try out Skillshare with my Ballyhoo teacher link, and I hope you love their learning platform as much as I do!!!

Creative Fabrica Classes

Creative Fabrica offers its members Classes as well as a huge collection of embroidery designs, fonts, graphics, and more!  It’s like an All-You-Can-Craft buffet for creative people like us.  Hop over to Creative Fabrica and check it out.


The free Facebook Group Ballyhoo Inspiration & Support is a place where you can ask for help, get inspiration on dollmaking, and learn about upcoming design releases.

YouTube Channel

The Ballyhoo Creations YouTube channel is free for everyone.  I post tutorials for machine embroidery and dollmaking, do live maker sessions, and sometimes I simply chat about the ups and downs of a creative life.