FREE BERNINA Embroidery Essentials Mini Course

A BERNINA online embroidery machine mastery mini course

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Welcome to a 2-hour FREE Embroidery Mini Course to help you master your BERNINA embroidery machine.

The Embroidery Essentials mini-course was designed to help you start mastering your embroidery machine while successfully stitching out 2 embroidery design techniques. This online course, hosted by Sara Snuggerud of, is over 2 hours of in-depth embroidery knowledge with step-by-step instructions. You will complete the first TWO embroidery techniques featured in the 5 1/2 hour Embroidery Essentials online course.

Sara has helped over 3,000 students worldwide master their embroidery machines with her online embroidery courses.

By completing each embroidery technique we guarantee that you will have worked through more areas of your embroidery machine than most owners. The repetition of these techniques throughout this online course will solidify the knowledge you learn for ease in your future embroidery projects.

What This Video to See What You Will Be Learning!

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


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 complete different embroidery techniques. After completing the Embroidery Essentials Mini-Course we guarantee you will realize that yes you can master your embroidery machine via an online course.


If you are truly ready to master your BERNINA embroidery machine, this FREE mini course is the perfect way to dip your toes into the wonderful world of embroidery.

The FULL Embroidery Essentials Online Course will include techniques like:

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

Many of the techniques taught in the full Embroidery Essentials course 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 to start an embroidery journey of a lifetime?

“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

Top 10 QUESTIONS Asked Before Students Purchase the FULL Embroidery Essentials Course

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Your Instructor

Sara Snuggerud
Sara Snuggerud

Sara Snuggerud, the face behind the FREE sewing machine tutorials on, 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 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.

Course Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
This course is a completely self-paced online course just like ALL our courses!
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 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.

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 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].