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Lowell, NC 28098
(704) 824-1961
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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.

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

Starting in January 2019 we will be using a new set of workbooks from BERNINA in our classes.  
NEW - My BERNINA Embroidery Class for 880, 790, 700, 770, 740, 590, 500, 570E, 550E, 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

This is a great class for some quick gifts just in time for any holiday! Every hostess loves a new tea towel! Susan will teach you all her tricks & tips for making your machine applique look professional. Machine applique is adorable on little baby bibs, little onesies and of course any quilt you have in mind and afraid to tackle. We will be using a number of applique stitches for this class, even a “faux” hand applique technique she does on the machine. It looks just like hand applique!!! If you are interested in making Susan’s “Tweet Tweet” quilt in class just let her know. This class will be all machine appliqué techniques, no hand appliqué.

Cost: $ 35.00
Perfect purse for travel or a trip to the store. Learn how to insert zippers and construct a bag that others will envy!

Cost: $ 30.00
Learn how to successfully sew a variety of seaming, hemming, and embellishment techniques to give your projects a professional finish. Discover ways to make sewing easier by using proper feet, stitches, and features of BERNINA machines for precise sewing. Students will be inspired and encouraged to sew as they learn how to successfully work with new techniques made easy with the right tips and tools.

Cost: $ 199.00
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
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
This is a fun and easy tote. It's so much fun to see how they all come together with everyone'e choice of fabrics. Great tote for everyday or to carry supplies to class in. Looks great in batiks or fun prints.

Cost: $ 35.00
Celebrate the first Christmas with Mary, Joseph, and the Christ child in a lowly table 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
Come make this beautiful pillow and learn how to use piping, insert a zipper (in a unique place) and make a Maderia hem. The "Faith" embroidery design will be given to you to use if you choose.

Cost: $ 35.00
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
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
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
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
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
Join us in February for our newest Block of the Month. Wing and a Prayer Design has created another beautiful quilt, using Timeless Treasures Tonga Lush collection. This gorgeous quilt is 108” square using fourteen beautiful fabrics. The colors range from creams to soft blush, rose into burgundy and vivid greens all nested in a navy base. This BOM we will learn some new piecing techniques and explore some new rulers. We will meet each month on the Second Saturday for a lecture/demo class. Each month, for ten months, you will receive your fabric kit with pattern and we will review piecing techniques for your monthly assigned blocks. This is a great way to tackle a large quilt broken down into manageable pieces. Keeping up with your monthly homework will help you finish this large quilt with ease. If you have participated in one of our Block of the Months in the past you know you will go home with a toolbox of resources to complete this quilt. We look forward to having you join us.

Cost: $ 25.00
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- 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 2 - Stitch Fun - For 880 Plus, 790 Plus, 770QE, 740, 590, 570QE, 535, 480, 475QE, 435. Learn how to put stitches into the machines memory and use your BSR. For 880 and 790 machines only, learn multi Directional stitching and the Stitch Designer.

Cost: $ 2.00
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: $ 25.00
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
Susan Brubaker Knapp will present a trunk show of her work, and demonstrate thread sketching and free-motion quilting techniques Friday, Feb. 15 from 1-3 p.m. at Sew Much Fun! Susan is a fiber artist, author, teacher, BERNINA Ambassador, and host of “Quilting Arts TV.” She lives in Mooresville, NC. Susan will show and discuss both her traditional quilts (she loves hand needle-turn appliqué and hand quilting!) and her art quilts. Her primary techniques in her fiber art are fusible appliqué and wholecloth painting, and then intense thread sketching to embellish the surface. After the trunk show, Susan will spend the next hour or so demonstrating her techniques on the BERNINA 770 QE, answering questions, and teaching the basics of thread sketching and free-motion quilting. Learn more at www.bluemoonriver.com

Cost: $ 10.00