I Was Secretly Scared of This Embroidery Machine

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But, I used MY OWN Embroidery Essentials Online Course to master this “new-to-me” embroidery machine! 

Here is my story…

When the PFAFF creative icon sewing and embroidery machine launched, it was during one of our busiest seasons at the store. I was knee-deep hosting sewing events, teaching classes, and running a full retail store. After my short, one-day PFAFF creative icon certification course at the annual PFAFF convention, I must confess, I didn’t take the time to sit down and master all the new amazing features.

I was secretly scared of this machine.

New Year’s Day rolled around and I always sew something on January 1. That year I decided to embroider out a new pink/black/white/gray Embroidery Essentials class sample. I had seen one of my students use this color combination and I loved it! I wanted one for myself. 

Little did I know what was about to happen…

It took the entire day but I embroidered through all 15 techniques. I laid out all the blocks and then it hit me…


I had mastered the PFAFF creative icon embroidery machine using my own Embroidery Essentials online course!

I continued to sit there in awe. I was 100% more confident in using, teaching, and selling this machine than when I had started.

If this course worked for me, it will work for you!

I now fully understand what it feels like to be a student in this course. It was an amazing feeling. I vowed right then and there, that every time a new embroidery machine arrives in our store that I will embroider a new Embroidery Essentials quilt to help me learn the machine inside and out. 


Do you have an embroidery machine you are scared of? The Embroidery Essentials online course is designed to work with ALL brands of embroidery machines. Enroll today!

Check out the latest Embroidery Essentials Graduating class and what they said about their embroidery journey here:

Why Enroll Today?

On top of the 3 1/2 hours of the Embroidery Essentials course videos, handouts, and embroidery designs, if you enroll today you will also receive the following 10 Bonus lessons totaling an additional 90 minutes of content!


  1. How to Design a Quilt Label for your quilt
  2. Dig Deeper into Stabilizers
  3. Master Threads & Needles
  4. Understand Embroidery Tension
  5. How to Make a Lined Zipper Bag
  6. How to Add Lettering to Zippered Bag
  7. Create Piping Hot Binding for the Best Pop of Color for any Quilt!
  8. Learn how to Turn the Embroidery Essentials Tile Block into Trapunto
  9. Learn how to Turn the Embroidery Essentials Tile Block into Shadow Work
  10. Experience How to Spray Paint an Embroidered Quilt
  1. Eileen W says:

    I’m afraid of my embroidery machine! I bought a Creative Performance in 2013 and just this year am mustering up the courage to learn the embroidery features and use it! Would your embroidery essentials course be compatible with the Creative Performance model? I just had the machine tuned up at my local Pfaff dealer, and they told me it’s in great working condition, which is a fine testament to Pfaff products, seeing as I neglected it for far too long!!

    1. Sara says:

      Hi Eileen,

      Yes! Our Embroidery Essentials online course was designed to help people get through the scary part of “where should I start?” It is never to late to get started. You have a beautiful embroidery machine and we would love to be part of your embroidery journey. I hope you will join our group of almost 1,000 Embroidery Essentials students who have mastered their embroidery machine with our course.

      I hope to see you in class soon!

      Sara Snuggerud

      Enroll today:

  2. Rose Dempsey says:

    Hi Sara, I have a Bernini 750 with embroidery capabilities but never really used it. I would like to take the class but do I have to come to Arlington Heights to pick fabric for the project and is this embroidery machine compatible to follow the direction given in the course? When does the next session start?

    1. Sara says:

      Hi Rose,

      We would love to have you in class! Yes, this course was designed to help embroidery users of all brands mastery their embroidery machines. The Embroidery Essentials online course allows you to start at any time. There is no time requirement for competition since we have created this course for you to have lifetime access. You will be able to login immediately upon enrollment.

      As for fabric, there really is not a ton of fabric you need. You probably have enough fabric in your collection to start without needing to purchase fabric.

      Hope you see you in class soon!

      Click here to enroll today:

      Sara Snuggerud

  3. Jenny says:

    I just purchased a Pfaff Creative Icon, I have sewn for 50 years but never embroidered. I don’t even know where to start. Do you have a embroidery for beginners?

    1. Sara says:

      Hi Jenny,

      Yes, we have embroidery for beginners! Our Embroidery Essentials online course would be perfect for you! Click here to check it out:

      You can also check out our Embroidery Essentials Facebook Group:

      There are hundreds of Pfaff users there who have mastered their embroidery machines with this course!

      Hope to see you in class soon!

      Sara Snuggerud

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