Online Machine
Embroidery Course
For Beginners
Course Overview

Machine Embroidery for Beginners

Learn machine embroidery online with our machine embroidery for beginners course at the School of Stitched Textiles. This is a unique step-by-step free motion machine embroidery course, designed for individuals that are eager to learn the basics. 

Learn machine embroidery by following along with our expert tutor, Gail Cowley, from the comfort of your own home. Learn how to make four new projects, including greetings cards, a cushion, a draw-string bag and an open tree design.  

Develop your machine embroidery skills by choosing to learn machine embroidery online. Aimed at complete beginners, this course will introduce you to key techniques and disciplines to really build your skills and confidence with design and embroidery. Our machine embroidery course has so many wonderful tips and skills to explore.

Learn Machine Embroidery Online with SST

As the UK’s largest distance learning provider of accredited textile courses, we’re passionate about teaching and supporting people to learn new skills. 

Master the basics of machine embroidery with our brand-new machine embroidery for beginners course. Aimed at embroidery newbies, this course will introduce you to key techniques and show you how to get started. This course includes full instructions on how to make 4 projects that you can personalise. 

So, Join our tutor Gail Cowley now and start to learn machine embroidery online today.

Online Teaching Platform

This Machine Embroidery for Beginners course is taught online  via high quality tutorial videos and downloadable course content. The course is accessed through our dedicated online teaching platform, the Creative Classroom.  With access to your own private learning dashboard you’ll be able to work your way through the course content, check off tasks as you complete them and track your progress throughout the course. 

You’ll get full access to your course for 12 months. 

What You'll Lean

Learn a new skill from home with new beginner craft courses
An open tree design, free machine embroidery

Head of Centre, Gail Cowley

Gail is Head of Centre and a Technology Enhanced Learning Specialist. She has numerous City & Guilds qualifications, a Teaching Certificate in Adult and Further Education, BTEC Diploma in Art & Design, Bachelor of Design (Hons) specialising in design for Textiles & Metal, Post Grad Cert in Education, MA in Education and a PhD in Education. 

Her interests are particularly in machine embroidery & computer aided design. 

Beginner Craft Courses

Not only do we provide a course to help you learn machine embroidery online, but we also teach new starters all kinds of crafting techniques and disciplines. We have beginner online craft courses, such as Learn to Crochet, Learn Drawing for Design, and much more. For those with prior experience in machine embroidery, we also offer accredited machine embroidery courses for varying skill levels.


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