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831 S. Church St.
Lowell, NC 28098
(704) 824-1961
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Hours: Monday to Saturday - 10 to 5
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Classes


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.

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! 

CANCELLATION Policy on fee based classes:  To receive a refund on a class you have paid for, you must notify us at least 24 hours in advance of the first session.  The teacher may decide whether or not to allow a transfer to another class they are teaching.   No refunds or transfers if you are a no-show to the class.

If your class is an all day class, please feel free to bring a lunch and store it in our refrigerator.  Going out to eat can be fun, but takes away from your class time.

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.

My BERNINA Class 1 and 2 (for 8 series, 7 series, Next Gen 5 series, New 4 series) 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: All BERNINA Embroidery machines - Click HERE for PDF workbook

NEW - My BERNINA Embroidery Class 4 - Addendum for B880 Plus and B790 Plus and Embroidery Plus Upgrade for B880 and B790 - Click HERE for PDF Workbook

Starting in January 2019 we will be using a new set of workbooks from BERNINA in our classes discovering the sewing machine.  
NEW - My BERNINA Sewing Class for 880, 790, 700, 770, 740, 590, 570, 535, and new 4 series machines - Click Here
 for PDF Workbook  This download will cover Class 1 and Class 2 for the sewing machine portion of your classes.

2 and 3 series owners will attend their own classes that will be scheduled quarterly.  If you have questions before your class, we are always here to help. 

My BERNINA Software 8 Getting Started Videos - Click HERE for PDF Sheet with Links

Master BERNINA Embroidery Software 8 Video Lessons - Basics of Editing - Click HERE for PDF Sheet with Links

Let?s make a Perfectly Practical Bag great for travel and carrying all the things you need. This is a one-day class but homework is required. The key to making this bag is organization. You will need to cut and label all pieces of the bag as directed in the pattern on page 1 and the top of page 2 before coming to class. It?s easy, just take your time and read the directions carefully. You will need to bring these labelled cut pieces and be ready to start assembling and sewing your bag.

Cost: $ 35.00
Want a quick easy way to finish a quilt? Learn how to baffle quilts, a quick quilt as you go method. With this technique, you can go from fabric and batting to a finished quilt in just a few hours.

Cost: $ 30.00
Want to learn more about your BERNINA machine? Each lesson showcases features and benefits of your machine through a fun and inspirational project. The class will focus on a quick and easy projects and includes a 15 minute video lesson featuring on-camera demonstrations and project or technique instruction handouts. Machines purchased from Sew Much Fun! will be given priority enrollment.

Cost: $ 25.00
These monthly lessons will encourage you to use your software in new and creative ways. These are skill building lessons. Each lesson contains a 30 minute video lesson featuring a demonstration and explanation of software technique, step-by-step handouts, and hands on experience on your laptop.

Cost: $ 25.00
Class is a prerequisite before renting Q24 long arm.

Cost: $ 125.00
This class is designed to take all the fear out of binding your quilts!  No longer will you be struggling with the mitered corners on those quilts you have worked so hard on.  There will be several binding techniques discussed for different types of quilts.

Cost: $ 35.00
Celebrate the first Christmas with Mary, Joseph, and the Christ child in a lowly stable in Bethlehem. Shepherds, wisemen, and glorious angels on high marvel at the signs and sights of His Birth. Designs in this pattern are all machine embroidered. The minimum stitch field restriction is 7.5" wide X 11.5" long or larger. You will learn how to accurately re-hoop!

Cost: $ 299.00
Pick up your favorite jelly roll, pattern, batting and a spool of thread and let’s get started on your first Jelly Roll Rug. I say first because you will be hooked on this fun project. There are a few tips and techniques to make this rug a success so join us in this fun class. You will have some prep work to do before class so we will have time to cover the major techniques in class. So get signed up and start sewing those strips together.

Cost: $ 35.00
The Kaffe Fassett lecture is designed to inspire and motivate. His presentation highlights work from his latest projects, including his patchwork, fabric, needlepoint, mosaics, painting and knitting designs. Kaffe's inspiration comes from his travels throughout the world. His lecture is designed not to instruct but to empower and inspire the audience to create and develop their "mind's eye." Audiences leave invigorated - entranced by Kaffe's sense and use of colour; they are ready to try it themselves and are encouraged to do so.

Cost: $ 75.00
In each workshop, Kaffe & Brandon will teach and mentor each participant's own personal colour journey through fabric choice and placement. Each quilt workshop features a simple structure in which to explore colour. Kaffe reveals how he experiences the colours and basic shapes around him, how we can train our own eyes to see this rewarding source of creativity and how we can just as he does, combine striking fabrics with simple shapes to create our own spectacular quilt designs. In this workshop you will explore your colour palette within a diamond structure.

Cost: $ 385.00
In each workshop, Kaffe & Brandon will teach and mentor each participant's own personal colour journey through fabric choice and placement. Each quilt workshop features a simple structure in which to explore colour. Kaffe reveals how he experiences the colours and basic shapes around him, how we can train our own eyes to see this rewarding source of creativity and how we can just as he does, combine striking fabrics with simple shapes to create our own spectacular quilt designs. In this workshop, Kaffe has taken a traditional snowball and made it fabulous simply by the use of colour. This quilt is a study in using variations on a single colour.

Cost: $ 385.00
If you love rulers like we do you won't want to miss this quarterly class. Lets explore some rulers and see what great patterns we can make. Each class we will explore rulers and patterns to go along with each ruler. We will demo each ruler or template set and discuss fabrics for patterns. This is a great opportunity to see the techniques before you buy and see how easy and fun working with specialty rulers can be.

Cost: $ 10.00
The 3 hr. machine quilting class just grew into 5 hrs. of quilting play!  We will learn lots of techniques for free-motion quilting, from stippling to flowers & feathers.  There will also be instructions for using the walking foot, so bring your “quilt sandwiches” & come play & draw with your sewing machine

Cost: $ 55.00
This class is fun on so many levels! It was inspired from Melissa Averinos new book, “Making Faces in Fabric”. If you have taken Susan’s Machine Quilting Classes this is a great addition to improve those skills. We will first create a simple (funny) face in the morning using fabric collage techniques (and NO you do not have to be a portrait artist!) using unique fabrics, then in the afternoon we will machine quilt all the details such as eyelashes, cheeks, hair, etc. It is easy to create a face if you don’t have to make it look like anyone special. Just play and have fun with it!!! These could be made into placemats, small wall hangings, tote bags, pillows and more! This will be a no stress day of playing with fabric and threads!

Cost: $ 55.00
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

Cost: $ 10.00
This mastery class is for the 215, 330 & 350, 530, 560, and 570QE machine owners. Learn all the essentials for sewing on your machine. You bring your machine to this class so learning is hands on.

Cost: $ 2.00
My BERNINA Class 1 and 2 - Basic Operation for 880 Plus, 790 Plus, 770QE, 740, 590, 570QE, 535, 480, 475QE, 435 Machine overview, presser feet, tension, needles, thread, care and cleaning of machine and sew much more. In this course you will learn to master your BERNINA Sewing machine. Learn to care for your machine, and how to use specialty functions to customize your machine?s settings to your needs. You?ll learn to use the most important utility stitches on your machine, such as straight stitches, overlock stitches, long stitches, blind hem, and buttonholes. In addition, you?ll learn about the many creative options of your machine, including decorative stitches, combi mode, free-motion stitching and more. We will work step by step through hands-on activities from the My BERNINA Sewing Mastery Workbook.

Cost: $ 2.00
My BERNINA Class 3 ”Creative Options” 790 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

Cost: $ 2.00
There are steps to getting your BERNINA V8 software ready before you come to Claudia's Word Art with V8 class. Claudia is allowing Marcia to get you ready instead of making her class 2 days.

Cost: $ 10.00
This beginning quilting class 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 affect 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 or small lap quilt when finished. You will have a quilt top at the end of class using 3 different piecing techniques and machine applique techniques. Most of all we are going to have fun quilting and making new friends! ? This quilt will be a small wall hanging or baby size when finished. If you wanted to make several baby quilts from each pattern you could. ? Class #1: Four-Patch ? Class #2: Log Cabin ? Class #3: Triangles/Pinwheel ? Class #4: Machine Applique

Cost: $ 120.00
Love the idea of using all your scraps in 2019 but are not sure where to start? Let us help you. We have a new BOM program called Sew Hometown. Registering for this entitles you to a FREE project pattern when you bring in a completed block to show us (ie, bring one of your January blocks in during February and receive the free pattern, etc.). Bring your block(s) anytime after the first of each month during normal store hours to receive your free pattern.

Cost: $ 40.00
We are starting 2019 with a new Embroidery Club - Sisterhood Retreats from Hoopsisters and are very excited about the variety of In-The-Hoop projects. Each class will focus on one of the projects, but you will go home with the designs and instructions for ALL the projects. Machines purchased from Sew Much Fun! are given enrollment priority. Exclusive to BERNINA machines.

Cost: $ 39.99
Join us on the second Saturday of each month to complete this beautiful Aged Muslin quilt. Stargazing is a 10 month block of the month to make a 92 x 92 quilt. Marcus Brothers Aged Muslin are rich, saturated hues of hand dyed fabric that are sure to make this quilt become a Star! Aged Muslin is a special dyeing technique that creates a faded, distressed look that gives the cloth its rich suede-like appearance. Stargazing consist of 12 star blocks and unique sashing that form a secondary design. Each month you will receive the fabric and individual patterns necessary to complete the 73 blocks in the quilt center, along with all the fabrics for the diagonal setting triangles, outer borders and binding. This BOM is very organized and keeping up with monthly cutting and piecing will keep you excited and interested all year. We look forward to having you join us starting in February for this lecture/demo class that is sure to help you master and complete this beautiful quilt.

Tucker University is a monthly series of fully designed technique classes for the Studio 180 Design Tools and Techniques by Deb Tucker. You may already own one and don?t remember how to use it! This program offers you an exciting opportunity to build your skills and accuracy. In each Tucker University class, a new Studio 180 Design tool is taught each month. We only make 4? units so each month you can combine and create new blocks.

Cost: $ 25.00
Get Ready to be creative, inspired & educated with BERNINA Ambassador Claudia Dinnell! In the workshop Claudia will cover many of the new features & "fill" effects of V8 while teaching you exceptional manual digitizing with an emphasis on "Specialty Lettering" & "perfecting the Digitizing" for a great stitch out!

Cost: $ 99.00