Want to get creative with your sewing machine?

Treat yourself & learn more skills for your hobby...

Free machine embroidery can be used to create some fabulous, creative textile art. And a basic sewing machine is all you really need. But it can look very intimidating when you are a beginner.

You'd LOVE to be able to 'do your own thing'.
DESIGN YOUR OWN embroidery & textile art projects.
Use free machine embroidery techniques to bring them alive.
But you lack confidence and aren't sure where to start.

YOU ARE READY for your next step in your creative journey!
You are ready to treat yourself and want to learn new ways to enjoy your hobby.

Come and enjoy our easy to use online course where you can learn at your own speed, when you want. No travel. No hassle. No 'falling behind'.

Foundations in Stitch & Design

With Machine Embroidery

Step-by-step learn simple techniques

& grow your creative confidence

This 'FOUNDATIONS' online course is a great place to start learning about design techniques and basic free machine embroidery.

You will develop a simple design and complete it using your new free machine embroidery skills.

Each small step and practical exercise will build together as you create your design and learn basic free machine embroidery techniques. Learn how to use your sewing machine to do more exciting things than just sew straight lines!

You are a beginner.

You are here to play, experiment and have fun!

You totally deserve this special creative YOU time.

And you can get started today.

P.S..... if you are an Embroiderers' Guild member, remember to grab your discount! Use your coupon code at the Checkout.

This Course Is For You

Here's What's Included...

What You Will Learn

We have designed this course so you gain confidence and develop skills, and achieve a basic standard of craftmanship & independence. Feel confident about 'doing your own thing'!

You will spend at least 40 hours on practical course work activities. The more you experiment and practice, the more skills you will learn and master.


  1. design development using Line & basic mark-making, Colour & Texture
  2. materials & techniques to create loads of samples.
  3. tools, equipment, materials & processes.


This Is How It Works:

Create a selection of design ideas using line and mark-making techniques. Explore Colour & Texture too.
Develop your final design idea.

Create a collection of stitched samples using a variety of machine embroidery stitches & textile art techniques.
You will be thrilled with the samples you create.

Be excited to stitch your developed design idea using your favourite techniques from your samples.

Unlock Your Imagination!
Clear, Concise & Organised So Well!

Course Price Details

Embroiderers' Guild members save £21 with your discount coupon code when you pay in full!

Course Details

  Welcome - Start Here!
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  About Your Course
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  About The Practical Sessions
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  Exploring Line
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  Exploring Colour : Session 3
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  Exploring Colour : Session 4
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  Exploring Texture
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Frequently Asked Questions

I've done a little machine embroidery, is this course still suitable for me?

This course is a great starting point for learning many techniques of machine embroidery and textile art. But not only that, developing design skills is also a key element.

I'm a complete machine embroidery NOVICE, is this course suitable for me?

Absolutely! It takes you from the basics and builds your learning & skills step-by-step in short well-designed tutorials.

You will build your design skills and grow confidence in free machine embroidery skills too.

Do I have to complete the TASTER course before I can buy this course?

Not at all, although most people prefer to 'dip their toe in the water' and work through the taster course first.

The taster takes around 15 hours practical time. This foundations course is around 40 hours of your practical time. BUT they both start from a beginners level of experience.

When does the course start & finish?

The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

How much time will I need to spend on doing this course?

This is a practical course so please expect to take at least 40 hours working through the course lessons and doing the practical exercises. Take as long as you like. The more you practise and experiment, the more skills and confidence you will develop.

What if I 'fall behind' - is that a problem?

'Falling behind' doesn't happen in this course because you work through it at your own pace.

However, there are live Zoom social 'show and tell' sessions to provide additional support and encouragement so attending these will help you keep your momentum going so you keep going and TAKE ACTION to apply your learning.

What if I can't attend the live Zoom sessions?

Life happens. We are in different time zones. So please don't worry. These sessions are a bonus addition for course students. They are social sessions where you can chat through your progress or even 'sticking points' with other like-minded souls.

You are welcome to submit your specific course-topic related questions within the course, and our expert tutor will pop in and answer those for you.

How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? Well to be more specific, you have access to the course for as long as it exists online. You also get all updates too. After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course across any and all devices you own.

If we decide to retire this course in the future, you will be given plenty of advance notification and be advised of what your options are. OK?

Do I need a fancy expensive sewing machine to take part in this course?


A sewing machine that is capable of doing basic zig zag and where you can alter stitch length and width, and lower the 'feed dogs' is all you need.

Nothing fancy, nothing expensive, nothing new.