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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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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


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 faux hand applique technique she does on the machine. It looks just like hand applique!!! If you are interested in making Susans Tweet Tweet quilt in class just let her know. This class will be all machine applique techniques, no hand applique.

Cost: $ 35.00
Have you ever wanted to learn the art of ?Paper Piecing? to make quilts that are full of sharp points and stars, plus flying geese and circles that are the favorites at quilt shows? Students will be taught how to overcome the challenges of paper piecing. This 4-hour class is designed for a beginner to learn the basics of paper piecing. The patterns for this class are the ?New York Beauty? and a ?Flying Geese? done on a curve. The sample patterns and fabric material is supplied. Just bring your sewing machine and a few basic supplies

Cost: $ 35.00
Are you a perfectionist, an over-achiever or a true creative? Learn sewing, quilting and embroidery techniques tailored to your unique sewing profile. Create a technique reference book featuring 13 techniques, including sashiko, buttonholes, needle felting, rulerwork, and more. The Technique Book features Amanda Murphy's new fabric line Celestial Lights. Your will be sewing on the BERNINA 590, 790, or 880. This is a great time to "Try Before You Buy"! Come have sew much fun at our 2 day hands on event!

Cost: $ 199.00
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
Come and have fun creating a one-of-a-kind tree. Using the ?Tree? pattern by Laura Heine, we will make a tree wall size quilt (29 x 53?). It can be a Christmas tree, a jeweled tree, a spring time tree, or maybe a patriotic tree. The possibilities are limited only by our imaginations. I will give you tips to make your tree easy to build. We will add borders (options) and you will leave with your tree ready to layer and quilt. And then, embellish a little, a lot, or leave it simple. I will demonstrate options for embellishment.

Cost: $ 50.00
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
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
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
Do you love to decorate for the holidays? Would you like to decorate a small space, such as a dorm room, office, or small apartment? Join Kim to make the perfect tree quilt to decorate a door or wall for any holiday or season. This is an easy paper piecing project.

Cost: $ 35.00
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
Do you want to try collage? Looking for a fun project for yourself? Or need a last minute gift? (I am making the mini pin cushion for a Christmas present! It?s a secret!) 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: $ 50.00
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 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
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
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
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
Quilt as you go table runner is a lot of fun to make! Join Barb to have sew much fun and get Christmas project done!

Cost: $ 35.00
Do you own a BERNINA with Free Point Positioning (880Plus or 790Plus) and not sure how to use it? This is a perfect class for you to learn how to use this terrific function on your machine while making an adorable snow globe. Free Point Positioning is perfect for Multi-Hooping, rotating designs with precision, "sewing without thread" and designs by Claudia's Creations.

Cost: $ 40.00
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.

You just learned how to paper piece and want to try out your new skill? Or learned to paper pieced a few years ago but never got around to making anything with it? This class is just right for you! You will be helped to make something you can be proud of with paper piecing. It will consist of (2) sessions with a pre-class. The pre class session you will get help picking out fabric (if needed) and getting organized the Judy Niemeyer way. The first full sew session will begin with an explanation of cutting the pattern out correctly and then starting the piecing. Those that need help with paper piecing, like the flying geese, etc. will receive help in getting started. This class is not for total beginners to paper piecing. You must have a working knowledge of paper piecing or have taken the beginners class taught by Carl. The 2nd sew session will include (if needed) help in putting the sections together, how make perfect centers when putting the sections together, quilting tips, and doing an ?inside miter? corner on the binding.

Cost: $ 65.00
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