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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

Classes


Join us each month as we make a project using your embroidery machine. The projects will be related to the season and small enough to finish during your class. Bring your machine and meet fellow embroiders to have sew much fun!

Cost: $ 19.99
Class is a prerequisite before renting Q24 long arm.

Cost: $ 125.00
Come join us at the Holiday Collage Quilt class. There are many Fall/Halloween patterns (Black Cat, Jack Pumpkin, Dee Ceased, Scarecrow, Pheasant) and choices for Winter/Christmas (Nick, Peppermint, Gingerbread House, Polar, and Let It Snow). Tip: Check the pattern size of your choice. Many are much bigger than others. But all are wonderful! If you want, you may also choose Teeny Tiny pattern #10 (only this Teeny Tiny#), which has 3 Christmas patterns in one. The Teeny Tiny patterns tend to be 16 x 20. Bring a friend and enjoy a fun day sharing fabric, ideas, and creativity.

Cost: $ 55.00
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, 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
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
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
The Summer Solstice is one of Judy Niemeyer's most popular patterns because it can be made with so many different color combinations and all are so beautiful. This pattern uses a strip piecing technique that expands on the traditional foundation paper piecing approach to complete the lone star units. This lead to extreme accuracy in building the actual lone star.

Cost: $ 90.00
Do you a want to learn how to turn that pile of T-shirts you no longer wear into a loving keepsake? Or maybe you want to make a special gift for someone. We can teach you how! Learn the magical process of turning raw t-shirts into a display of memories. In this hands-on sewing class, you'll start with 12 t-shirts for a twin size or 16 t-shirts for a queen size and be guided through creation of a simple finished quilt top. You will learn how to lay out and start one quilt using the T-shirt Quilts Made Easy book, cut apart t-shirts, iron on stabilizer, precisely cut the t-shirts for quilt placement, cut the blocks apart for a creative design and sew the blocks together with borders (optional).

Cost: $ 50.00
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 (3) sessions and a pre-class. The pre class session will help you in picking out your fabrics 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 to do the paper piecing. Those that need help with paper piecing, like the flying geese, etc. will receive help from the instructor 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 later sewing sessions will include: 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: $ 75.00