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Lowell, NC 28098
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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 Class Mastery for 3 series and 215. 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 Current BERNINA (880 Plus, 790 Plus, 770QEE, 700, 590E, 570QEE, Next Gen 535, and 500) Embroidery machines - Click HERE for PDF workbook

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

Sisterhood Retreats is 12 Themes, 3 projects per theme for a total of 36 projects! Each month in Club, you will make one of the 3 projects, but take home ALL the information (including designs) to make the rest.

Cost: $ 39.99
These monthly lessons will encourage you to use software in new and creative ways. Each lesson will provide a video lesson featuring a demonstration and explanation of software techniques and step-by-step handouts.

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

Cost: $ 125.00
This charming cottage style potting shed opens your mind to all possibilities for the avid gardener! The open French doors invite you, the sunshine, and all things gardening to this wonderous spot! Birds, bees and butterflies are intertwined in the flowers and vines that surround the border. Heavenly!

Cost: $ 299.00
Come along and learn to sew! Learn basic sewing skills, how your sewing machine works (You can rent a machine from the store if you need to), and how to make various items, like a buttonhole, quarter-inch seams, and some different kinds of stitches as well. We will sew a tissue holder in this class.

Cost: $ 25.00
In this class, we will be learning how to make a Burrito-style pillowcase with a French seam. This style of pillowcase is incredibly easy once you know how to do it! Pillowcase kits may be purchased at the store.

Cost: $ 25.00
In this session of the class, we will learn how to make a Tea Towel Apron. The Apron is super easy, and very fun too!

Cost: $ 25.00
In the last session of Learning to Sew, we will learn how to make a Humbug bag! It comes in three awesome sizes! These are cool little gifts for family and friends and are very easy to make! You will also learn to put in a zipper!

Cost: $ 25.00
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
Need "hands on" instruction on your 340? If you purchased your machine from Sew Much Fun! this class is free (except the kit fee). If you purchased your machine elsewhere, the charge is $100.

Cost: $ 2.00
Do you want to try collage? The Laura Heine collages are a great way to jump into collage world. Using one of the ?Teeny Tiny? Collage Patterns, we will cover tips to prepare your fabrics and the techniques to blend fabrics, analyze color movement, and build your collage. We end class with a discussion of finishing options. You will be ready to go home ready to make more collage quilts! Bring a friend and enjoy a fun day sharing fabric, ideas, and creativity.

Cost: $ 55.00
Don't have time to make the big Poppins Bag? Let's start small with the Mini.

Cost: $ 35.00
Learn the ins and outs of your BERNINA embroidery machine (current models 880, 790, 770QEE, 700, 590, Next Gen 570, Next Gen 535, 500) . 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
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
Ever wish you had a bag like Mary Poppins? Well, here is your chance to make one and this bag holds a lot of stuff!

Cost: $ 65.00
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
Come learn basic sewing terminology, to use a sewing machine, to sew basic seams & construct simple projects to take home! Projects include a tissue holder, pillowcase, cinch bag, and small pillow to name a few. Intended for children 8 years & older. Class is 2 hours from 4pm to 6pm.

Cost: $ 25.00
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
Do you love Kaffe fabrics but want to try stripes instead of florals? Did you buy the book but need inspiration or help to make a quilt? Have you pulled your hair out with paper piecing but want to try again with success and fun? Then, come have fun creating this quilt. As shown in the book, it is 52? square but you can make it any size you want. Make 16 blocks or just 4? You decide. With or without sashing. I made 9 blocks set 3 x3 with sashing, approximately 56? square.

Cost: $ 55.00
This is Susan?s newest pattern! It is all about Applique using many stitches on your machine, that seem to be forgotten. She will guide you through all the ways to cut, fuse and stitch these beautiful wildflowers. Then let?s make a funky border of wacky triangles! This could be made lager or smaller if you like. It?s a fun project, so join Susan for lots of stitching!

Cost: $ 55.00