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With every machine purchase at classes are offered so that you can “master” all that your machine can do for you. We feel that the more you know about your machine, the more you will enjoy your sewing experience. Our students are invited to attend My BERNINA Classes as often as they like. We understand that “reinforcement” leads to true mastery.

publishes a newsletter. Our team includes talented teachers who offer classes such as beginning sewing, quilting, home decoration, crafting, garment construction, and heirloom sewing. Many of our customers have discovered that classes provide the opportunity to learn new techniques, sew without interruption, and build friendships with a diverse group of people bound together by their love of sewing. We hope you will join in on the fun!

Please print the Mastery/My BERNINA Pages to bring to your class - click on the following links: 

My BERNINA Class Workbooks are what we use in class. Feel free to download your copy or purchase a copy in class.

My BERNINA Sewing Machine Class 1:  Basic Operation - Click HERE for PDF workbook

My BERNINA Sewing Machine Class 2:  Stitch Fun - New - All machines Click HERE for PDF workbook

My BERNINA Sewing Machine Class 3:  Creative Options -Click HERE for PDF workbook

My BERNINA Serger Class 1:  Basic Serger Use - Click HERE for PDF workbook

My BERINA Serger Class 2:  Serging Ahead - Click HERE for PDF workbook

My BERNINA Embroidery Class: NEW - All machines including Chicago 7 - Click HERE for PDF workbook

My BERNINA Software 7 Classes (Click HERE for a Icon Cheat Sheet):

Workbook 1 (Editor Plus Features) - Click HERE for PDF workbook

Workbook 2 (Auto Digitizing Methods) - Click HERE for PDF workbook

Workbook 3 (Designer Plus Features) - Click HERE for PDF workbook

Workbook 4 (Application Programs) - Clic HERE for PDF workbook

 

Classes


Classes

All About ME

All About ME All About ME! is an in-store, virtual education event that includes a 30-45 minute embroidery presentation by a knowledgeable BERNINA educator . $15 per class which includes CD you will take home covering the class information. If you can’t make the class, but want the CD, sign up and let us know you won’t be able to attend and we will burn you a CD. This is for all embroidery machine owners—not just BERNINA brands.

Cost: $ 15.00
Bernina Club

Bernina Club - Sew Much Fun! is excited to offer this class where you will have fun exploring new patterns and techniques. Each class will include a Power Point presentation and each student will take home a CD containing all instructional material. Susan Fears, BERNINA educator will present in a recorded webinar.. Class Fee is $15 which includes the CD. If you can’t make the class, but want the CD, sign up and let us know you won’t attend and we will burn you a CD.

Cost: $ 15.00
Cozy Kits

These kits are a fun way to use many different techniques with the embroidery machine. Come explore cutwork, quilting in the hoop, zippers, and creating mesh all in the embroidery hoop. In class we will use cutwork to cut out the applique shapes and apply them to a quilted base, insert a zipper onto mesh that has been stitched in the hoop.

Cost: $ 35.00
Introduction to Sewing

Learning to Sew - In this one session class get the basics to get you started sewing. Learn machine operation, variety of straight stitch seams and overcastting seam edges. Bring your machine from home or test drive one of our wonderful Bernina classroom machines. You will leave class with confidence and ready to start your first project. Teens are welcomed in this class. 6 to 9 $30

Cost: $ 30.00
Kids Learn to Sew Advanced

We will introduce sewing basics and learn how to read patterns while making different sewing projects and gifts. We will be using Kwik Start & Kwik Sew Learning to Sew Patterns. Patterns and supplies are not included in the cost of class & will vary according to each project. Each student will work at their own pace.

Cost: $ 20.00
Kids Learn to Sew Beginners

We will introduce sewing basics and learn how to read patterns while making different sewing projects and gifts. We will be using Kwik Start & Kwik Sew Learning to Sew Patterns. Patterns and supplies are not included in the cost of class & will vary according to each project. Each student will work at their own pace.

Cost: $ 20.00
Learning to Sew

Learning to Sew Continued - This class is for all levels of sewers. Beginners- start your first project. Advanced beginners- continue to learn new techniques. And for you well advanced sewers get help on projects, or just come for an evening of sewing. Prerequisite: Learning to Sew or teacher approval $75 for three classes 6 to 8:30

Cost: $ 75.00
My BERNINA Embroidery Class - Embroidery Machine Basics

Learn the ins and outs of your BERNINA or Deco embroidery machine. From the basics of hooping to customizing designs and Endless Embroidery, you'll discover all you need to get the most from your embroidery system. Topics covered: stabilizers, needle and thread; hooping; templates/placement; file formats; tension; accessing designs; stitching a design; customizing designs; combining designs; lettering; stitch density; saving & deleting designs; free arm embroidery; multi-hooping; mega hoop; jumbo hoop; endless embroidery. $10 Supply Fee - Print and bring class workbook found on this website under the classes tab. Please bring your manual to all classes. Bernina software owners are welcome to bring their laptops to use in class (software must be installed prior to class). Saturday 10 to 4

My BERNINA Overlocker Class 1

Overlocker Class 1: Basic Serger Use—All BERNINA overlockers (except 009DCC). Designed to make you comfortable with your new serger, this class covers threading, tension settings, and basic serger applications. Topics covered: 4-thread balanced stitch; adjusting tension settings; micro thread control; stitch length; cutting width; differential feed; securing serged seams; corners: inside and out; 3-thread balanced stitch (wide & narrow); presser foot tape guide; 3-thread rolled hem; 3-thread flatlock stitch; 2-thread balanced stitch; 2-thread rolled hem; 2-thread flatlock.

My BERNINA Overlocker Class 2

My BERNINA Overlocker Class 2 Serger Class 2: Serging Ahead—All BERNINA sergers. Learn to use your serger for more than seaming and edge finishes. This class explores the use of serger accessory presser feet and attachments for both embellishment and practical uses. You’ll also discover how to incorporate chain and cover stitching if your model offers these features. Topics covered: elasticator; blindstitch foot; gathering foot; gathering attachment; cording foot; multi-purpose foot; chain stitch seam; decorative chain stitch; 3-needle cover stitch (1300MDC); 2-needle cover stitch; cover stitch hem; cover stitch binding.

My BERNINA Sewing Class 1

My BERNINA Class 1- Basic Operation—All BERNINA & Bernette models. Designed for all BERNINA sewing machines including Bernette models, this class is a must for new owners. Learn what you need to know about the basic operation of your new machine in this informative, fun class. Topics covered: sewing machine needles; thread; presser feet; securing stitches; turning corners; zigzag stitch; blind hem; triple straight stitch; vari-overlock stitch; stretch stitch; gathering over cord; manual buttonholes automatic buttonholes; and attaching buttons. 10 to 4

My BERNINA Sewing Class 2

My BERNINA Class 2 - Stitch Fun—all BERNINA models except 1008. Explore the decorative stitches and creative functions of your BERNINA sewing machine while learning embellishments for almost any type of project; this class is designed for all computerized BERNINA sewing machines. Topics covered: decorative stitching; securing function; temporary altered memory; satin stitching; altering stitches; pattern functions; mirror image; balance; balance bonus; memory/combi mode; alphabets; memory buttonhole; continuous reverse/backstepping; free-motion stitch; BERNINA stitch regulator; double needle stitching; wing needle stitching; and bobbinplay. 10 to 4

My BERNINA Sewing Class 3

My BERNINA Class 3—Creative Options—artista 640, 730, and 8-series machines. This class examines the distinctive features and functions that make these models unique and useful additions to your sewing rooms. Topics covered: setup program; stitch collage; long stitch; tapering stitches; multi-directional stitching; free-form directional stitching; all-over directional stitching; trailing tulip vines; and monograms. 10 to 4

Quilt Beginnings

Quilt Beginnigs will explore many piecing techniques. You will learn from ground zero how to cut, sew & press each block. We will also talk about products & how they effect the finished quilt. So use the good stuff! Good thread, good fabric, good tools, good skills make for a beautiful finish! Each block will build to create a wall hanging or baby quilt when finished. This could be done slightly differently to make a lap size quilt if you like. Most of all we are going to have fun quilting! This is a 4 part class.

Cost: $ 125.00
Software Mastery 7

Software 7 Mastery Class 7Tuesday, 9/23, 6 to 9 In this lesson, we will explore the many possibilities of Art Canvas with Corel DRAW Essentials X6. This class will highlight the basics and how to use them to the greatest effect.

Cost: $ 15.00
Software Mastery Class 6

Software 7 Mastery Class 6Tuesday, 8/25, 6 to 9 During this class, we will take a look at multi-hooping and using hoop canvas to create bigger designs than will fit in the hoop. If time permits, we will explore the new small alphabets that are available in Software 7.

Software Sampler

Software Sampler Sew Much Fun! is hosting a virtual software presentation by a BERNINA Educator. Each month will include a software lesson with instructions for the various levels of BERNINA Embroidery Software. You will also receive instructions for using your new software knowledge to create a project and have an opportunity to try your hand at a number of embroidery and embellishment techniques. Each session is $15 if software was purchased from Sew Much Fun! ($30 each if software was purchased elsewhere). You will also be able to take home the design because it will be in its’ final form on the CD you will receive. If you can’t make the class, but want the CD, sign up and let us know you won’t be able to attend and we will burn you a CD. If you have been wondering about the software and want to come sit in on the demonstration, please come as our guest! We do ask you to sign up so we can arrange the classroom appropriately. New for 2012 - moved to the 4th Monday of each month, 6 to 9pm, for a quieter classroom. Hands on - Bring your laptop to work through the exercise after the video presentation.

Cost: $ 15.00
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Do you love little birdies??? Do you love warm or cool colors of fabric? Well, here is your chance to make Susan’s newest design to be your favorite quilt! It is easy piecing with fun machine appliqué to make this little birdie quilt. Pick a color combination in warm colors or cool colors in a monochromatic theme from batiks OR use any color combination for your quilt. And don’t forget the button eye.

Cost: $ 55.00
Wrap Around Jumper

Here is a super easy and versatile project for beginner sewers. You will learn about curves, basic piecing, and turning something inside out and basic hand stitching. Once you make one of these, the options are limitless on the different fabrics and trim you can use. A simple pattern is provided for a girl aged 6-12 months.

Cost: $ 18.00