Learn Machine Embroidery

Learn Machine Embroidery. A new online course for beginners
Machine Embroidered Greetings Card

Learn Machine Embroidery. 

 A unique step-by-step free machine embroidery course for beginners. 

Learn machine embroidery by following along with our expert tutor, Gail Cowley, from the comfort of your own home. Learn how to make 4 new projects, including greetings cards, a cushion, a draw-string bag and a open tree design.  

School of Stitched Textiles

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 online freestyle machine embroidery course. Aimed at complete beginners, 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 and that you can personalise. 

Join Gail now and begin learning machine embroidery today. 

Online Teaching Platform

All of our beginner courses are taught online through high quality tutorial videos and downloadable course content. Theses are 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. 

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What You'll Learn

Discover how to get started; setting up your machine and understanding the different stitches.

Create a free-machine embroidery greetings card.

Practise various free machine embroidery techniques, like writing your name and drawing with your machine.

How to professionally mount and back your designs. ( 4 projects to complete)

Projects to make on our Machine Embroidery course

Machine Embroidery Tutor


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. 

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