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! 

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 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: All machines including Chicago 7 - 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
NEW - My BERNINA Embroidery Class for 880, 790, 700, 770. 590, 500, 570E, 550E 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

Come learn from the best - Amanda Murphy! She has a new panel (Jubilee) where you can practice her NEW ruler set (3)! You will become an expert in no time when you learn the tips and tricks from an expert. The panel, ruler set, and Amanda's technique book on using these new rulers are included in your class fee.

Cost: $ 150.00
Who's ready for lazy days at the beach, swimming at the lake or maybe picnics at the park? We want to get you ready with a new quilt for all your summer adventures. Beach Bound features seven unique blocks, each made in multiples to create this charming quilt. Beach Balls and Sand Castles or Ice Cream Cones and a smart Coastal Cabana, these whimsical blocks are so fun to stitch up! Don't miss out on this fun quilt! Sign up soon so we can have your kit ready!

Bel Canto is our new Block of the Month from Cozy Quilt using 2-1/2" strips and yardage from Timeless Treasures batiks. Bel Canto is Italian for "beautiful singing" or "beautiful song". So let your sewing machine sing and join us to make this beautiful 110" x 110" quilt. During this seven month program you will receive the patterns and fabrics needed to complete the quilt top including borders and binding. Each month you will receive a pattern that provides you with one step of the seven distinct steps to make Bel Canto. These patterns are special as they serve dual duty. Six block patterns include amazing Bonus strip quilts, so you can actually get 7 quilts when done. Each pattern is a stand alone strip pattern in multiple sizes perfect for any strip bundle. Each pattern also contains a new step to complete Bel Canto and month 7 pattern is the finishing pattern to turn these blocks into a stunning quilt. We will learn the Strip Tube Rulers, get tips on color placement, chain piecing, adding borders and pressing seams. Join us on the Second Saturday of each month for seven months to get your kit and tips to make this wonderful quilt.

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

Cost: $ 100.00
Come and enjoy creating a one-of-a-kind collage art quilt. Using a pattern by Laura Heine, we will cover the techniques to blend fabrics and use them to create these popular art quilts. This class is offered in 2 parts. In Class 1, we analyze our design, design the foundation, prepare our fabrics, and play with fabric to spot the “perfect” eye or “nose” or even an eyelash! Kelly will work with individuals in the first class to analyze their pattern, and make fabric choices, choices, choices! We will also discuss background choices. In the 2nd class, we create our quilt and talk about tricks of placement. This part is so much fun!!! We end with a discussion of finishing options. Students may choose any Laura Heine pattern but if this is your first, students find “Hip Hop Rabbit,” “Purrfect Cat,” or “Emerson Puppy” easier. Contact Kelly if you have questions about your pattern choice. Also, it’s a good idea to pay attention to the size of your finished quilt. Some are much larger than others. Appropriate for all levels of sewing.

Cost: $ 55.00
Join us on Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 9:30 to 12 OR 1:30 to 4 for a lecture, trunk show, and demo with Deb on Creative Grids tools. Bring a pencil and paper to take notes! You don’t want to miss this opportunity to hear about Creative Grids and how these tools will make your quilting faster, easier, and more precise. There will be refreshments and door prizes!

This fun and colorful table runner is made using Creative Grids Pineapple Trim Tool. Whether its made scrappy or in your favorite fabrics, it’s a fun project. You will learn the technique of using the Pineapple Tool and have a good start on your project to finish at home.

Cost: $ 25.00
Sew Much Fun is changing our monthly embroidery club for 2018! Every other month we will be learning a new technique. You will still have a project to make and get designs when you sign up. We are going to have Sew Much Fun exploring all that you can do with your embroidery machine whether you are a beginner or an experienced embroiderer. There are 2 days to choose from – Friday or Saturday! We are calling all embroidery fans to come join in the fun! Bring your USB stick so we can download the projects and designs. It is more technique oriented and I think you are going to love it! Come learn a new technique, make new friends and go home with a great project!

Cost: $ 25.00
The Quilt Block of the Month program is a great way to get involved in the exciting world of quilting with machine embroidery! Your 5 course program includes hands-on training over in the hoop applique, standard embroidery, tufted stains, line quilting and quilt construction with an expert instructor. At the end of your course you will not only have created a bold and stunning quilt, but will also have expanded your personal skill set and broadened your machine embroidery horizons!

Cost: $ 25.00
Do you have a collection of t-shirts that you would like to make into a quilt? If you said "yes" then, this class is the class for you! In this class, you will learn how to select a stabilizer for your t-shirts, the proper way to adhere it to your to-shirts, how to best cut the t-shirts to use in the quilt (or store for future use), and the rulers that you might want to use. We will discuss possible layouts for your quilt. We will also talk about which batting to select to have the feel that you would like for your finished quilt.

Cost: $ 35.00
Have you always wanted to sew? Our Intro to Sewing class will help you get to know your machine, as well as the basics of pinning, cutting, pressing, and stitching. During this class, you’ll also learn the basics of hemming, adjusting stitches for certain projects, and finishing edges. Bring your machine from home, or test drive one of our Bernina classroom machines. At the end of the class, you will have made a tissue holder to take home! Adults and teens welcome. 6 to 8:30 $25

Cost: $ 25.00
Kids Learning to Sew class is a great way to introduce kids to the joy of sewing. They will learn the basics of sewing, learn techniques and have fun making different projects and gifts. Patterns and supplies are not included in the cost of the class and vary according to each project. Each student will work at their own pace. Instructor will base projects on skill level.

Cost: $ 20.00
After learning the basics in the INTRO TO SEWING class, the LEARNING TO SEW one of the class samples. Each week of the month we will have instructions on a different sewing technique. Supplies are not included in the cost of the class and will vary according to each project. Each student will work at their own pace.

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
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
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

Cost: $ 2.00
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

Cost: $ 2.00
Dive into BERNINA Embroidery Software 8 DesignerPlus! These ten lessons will continue to explore the features of Software 8. You will appreciate why software is the perfect companion to your embroidery machine.

Cost: $ 20.00
Tuffets are a touch of whimsy for your home that blend with all decors and bridge the gap between design and function. In addition to being heirloom home accents, they make treasured gifts for special occasions including weddings, new babies, anniversaries and special birthdays. Learn to sew a gorgeous cover with your choice of fabrics during the first class session and turn the cover into an upholstered footstool in the second class.

Cost: $ 60.00