Embroidery Essentials

An online embroidery machine mastery course

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Welcome to an Embroidery Journey
of a Lifetime

The Embroidery Essentials course was designed to help you master your embroidery machine while successfully stitching out 15 different embroidery design techniques. This online course, hosted by Sara Snuggerud of SewingMastery.com, is over 3 1/2 hours of in-depth embroidery knowledge with step-by-step instructions for every embroidery technique.

The Embroidery Essentials course is designed to work with ANY brand of embroidery and ANY model of embroidery machine. By completing each embroidery technique we guarantee that you will have worked through more areas of your embroidery machine than most embroidery machine owners. The repetition of these specific techniques throughout this online course will solidify the knowledge you learn for ease of your own future embroidery projects.

Already an Enrolled Student?

If you enrolled in the original Embroidery Essentials course between July 2018 and March 2021, start by clicking LOGIN at the top of this page. If you are a Stitching Cosmos student you will see this course added to your "Course Library". For everyone else, please click RESET PASSWORD to create your new account using the SAME e-mail address you used when you originally enrolled in the Embroidery Essentials course. If you need assistance, please e-mail us at [email protected].

See What You Will Be Learning!

If you know you are not using your beautiful embroidery machine to its fullest, this course was created for YOU!


We have recently ADDED all new BERNINA branded videos for each of the 15 embroidery techniques! If you are already enrolled in this course, there is no extra charge for this new content!

This fast-track embroidery mastery series is 12 lessons with 10 BONUS lessons totaling more than 5 hours of online education.


This class is perfect for a brand new embroidery machine owner or an embroider who knows they are not using their embroidery machine to its fullest potential. We can take you from ZERO to HERO by having you repetitively completing different embroidery techniques. After completing the Embroidery Essentials Online Course we guarantee you will know and love your embroidery machine more than you ever thought possible.

If you are truly ready to master your home embroidery machine, Embroidery Essentials is the online course for you!

Embroidery Essentials Techniques include:

  • Free motion quilting
  • Trapunto
  • Applique
  • Tile Scenes
  • Folded fabric embroidery techniques
  • Confetti designs
  • Landscape designs
  • Free standing embroidery
  • Inserting a zipper into an in-the-hoop embroidered bag
  • Cutwork
  • Lace embroidery designs
  • Shadow work
    …and more!

Open for all embroidery hoop sizes! Designs being used in the Embroidery Essentials class will even fit a 4” x 4” hoop!

Many of the techniques being taught in this class will complete this small wall hanging quilt. There will be a few other techniques you will embroider that will be separate from the shown project such as the free standing lace design, the zippered bag and the free standing embroidery design.

The Embroidery Essential Online Course TEAM is available to answer any and all embroidery related questions via e-mail or through the private “Embroidery Essentials Online Course” Facebook Group.

Are you ready for an embroidery journey of a lifetime?

Originally developed by Anita Goodesign, a company that creates and sells embroidery designs, this curriculum is the most complete collection of simple embroidery designs to empower embroiders with hands-on knowledge of a wide assortment of embroidery techniques. After this course you will be able to pick up any Anita Goodesign embroidery collection, or embroidery design from ANY company, and have the skills needed to be successful from the very first stitch.

“I’m now the BOSS of my own embroidery machine.”

- Sandy, Embroidery Essentials Graduate

"I went from STARING at my embroidery machine to USING it!"

- Joanne S, Embroidery Essentials Online Course Graduate

"I was secretly scared of this embroidery machine!

- Sara Snuggerud, Your Embroidery Essentials Course Teacher

Learn How I Used My OWN Embroidery Essentials Course to Master a NEW-TO-ME Embroidery Machine

If this course can help ME, it can help YOU!

Sign up today and receive 15 BONUS lessons with OVER 2 hours of additional embroidery education valued at $149!

Top 10 QUESTIONS Asked Before Students Purchase this Embroidery Essentials Course

Here are the answers!

Your Instructor

Sara Snuggerud
Sara Snuggerud

Sara Snuggerud, the face behind the FREE sewing machine tutorials on SewingMastery.com, is a dedicated educator with a profound passion for empowering others to maximize their sewing machines, embroidery machines, and sergers. With a full-time commitment to teaching, Sara strives to equip her students with the skills and knowledge needed to unlock the full potential of their sewing equipment.

As a well-respected authority in the crafting world, Sara Snuggerud has extended her reach beyond SewingMastery.com. Serving as a Craftsy instructor, Sara has developed two popular online classes that have garnered widespread acclaim. Her first course, "Serger Solutions: Trouble Shooting Techniques," was so successful that she was invited back to teach "T-Shirt Quilts: Start to Finish," which quickly became one of the most sought-after courses on the platform. You can explore these courses and other featured classes recommended by Sara by clicking here. Click here to check out both these classes and her other recommended classes.

Sara's dedication to sharing knowledge doesn't stop at online platforms. On any given day, you'll find her busy filming informative YouTube videos showcasing various sewing machines, embroidery machines, and sergers from top brands like Bernina, Pfaff, Husqvarna Viking, Singer, and bernette. Beyond her online presence, Sara holds a prominent position as the lead instructor at Heirloom Creations in Sioux Falls, SD. If you're interested in attending one of her classes, be sure to check out the class schedule on Heirloom Creations' website. If you happen to be in the Sioux Falls area, don't hesitate to reach out ahead of time and let Sara know about your visit. She would be delighted to arrange a private meet-up at Heirloom Creations.


In the Class Curriculum below, look for the PREVIEW buttons to view a handful of videos and the supply list for FREE!

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Course Curriculum

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  Lesson 5 - Cutwork Block
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  Lesson 10 - Free Standing Design
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and 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 long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 14 days and we will give you a full refund.
Can I make monthly payments?
Yes, we offer this course with either a 6 or 12 month payment plan!
What if I don't have the exact brand of embroidery machine that is being used in this course?
The Embroidery Essentials course was designed to help ANY brand of embroidery machine user learn the features and functions of their own machine. Embroidery machines are all very similar. We can answer questions on any embroidery machine you own.
Do I need a computer to take this course?
You will need access to a computer to transfer the embroidery design files to the embroidery machine's USB stick. You will be able to view the course lessons and videos on ANY device such as a phone or tablet.
Do I need to own embroidery software to take this course?
No additional embroidery software is needed for this course. All embroidery design files are included with your enrollment.
What if I purchase a new embroidery machine once I have enrolled in this course?
The Embroidery Essentials course is the perfect gateway to master your NEW embroidery machine. Use the exact same course videos and techniques to learn all the NEW features on your machine.
What if my embroidery machine only has a card slot and not a USB port?
It is time for an upgrade! Please visit your local sewing machine store and check out all the new amazing features now available.
How big of embroidery hoop do I need for this course?
The Embroidery Essentials course designs will come in two sizes - The smallest set of designs will fit in a 4" x 4" embroidery hoop.
If I select a monthly payment plan do I get access to all the lessons immediately or only the first lesson?
All students, no matter the payment option selected, will have immediate access to the ENTIRE course, videos and handouts from the minute you enroll.

We hope you will join the over 1,500 students around the world who have mastered their embroidery machines with the Embroidery Essentials course!

We look forward to seeing you in class soon!

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  • The purchase of the Embroidery Essentials Online Course entitles the purchaser access to the paid-for level of the course.
  • Please be aware of copyright. Each student must have their own login.
  • The Embroidery Essentials Online Course can not be shared. Multiple logins will result in an account being closed without refund.
  • The Embroidery Essentials Online Course can not be used in a classroom setting by a teacher or store owner.
  • For additional questions about the Terms of Use of the Embroidery Essentials Online Course, please contact us at [email protected].