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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 including new 790 PRO, Next Gen 5 series, 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 Overlocker L860 and L890 (Part 1)  Click HERE for PDF workbook

My BERNINA Overlocker L8890 Part 2 - Click HERE for PDF workbook

My BERNINA Embroidery Class: All Current BERNINA (880 Plus, NEW 790 PRO, 790 Plus, 770QEE, 700, 590E, 570QEE, Next Gen 535, and 500) Embroidery machines - Click HERE
for PDF workbook

My BERNINA - BERNINA Embroidery Software 9 - Designer Plus Workbook - Click HERE for PDF workbook

My BERNINA - BERNINA v.9 Creator Software - 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

Want to learn how to make your own decorative rope bowl? This beginners rope class will teach you the basics to get you started. You will learn how to coil your base, measure the rope, determine the width of your bowl, and how to angle your hands to make the sides. We will talk about strategies to add decorative features, tension on the feeding rope, and how to finish the bowl. This class is designed to give you the basic techniques so that you can become addicted to it as I have!

Cost: $ 35.00
Class is a prerequisite before renting Q24 long arm.

Cost: $ 125.00
These monthly tabletoppers are so much fun to make!! You will learn different techniques each month. Any skill level can join us! The piecing is all done in the hoop along with the appliqu? and then the blocks and borders are added with regular sewing. You can quilt them or simply stitch in the ditch. We will be using the 5x7 (large oval hoop) or midi hoop if you wish for all of the projects. A great opportunity to learn your embroidery machine and techniques.

Cost: $ 20.00
Learn all about English Paper Piecing by making a hexagon block. You will learn several techniques including: making templates and windows to identify which parts of fabric to cut; studying and identifying various elements within fabric to fussy cut to make creative EPP blocks; tracing template onto fabric and cutting pieces; ?basting fabric onto paper pieces via 2 different methods (thread baste or glue baste); and stitching pieces together in sections and then sections sewn together to complete block Your single block can be the springboard for a future quilt, or you can incorporate your block into a small project such as a mug rug or pincushion.

Cost: $ 30.00
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: $ 35.00
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: $ 35.00
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: $ 35.00
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: $ 35.00
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 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
The Paradise BOM uses 12 specially chosen fabrics that represent the colors of the tropics Traditional piecing techniques are used in making this 108 square quilt with the option of a queen finish at 98" X 106" This twelve month program offers a variety of block and fabric combinations The Paradise quilt uses 18.25 yards of Tonga Batiks.

Cost: $ 35.00
Learn to make a pincushion that has a ceramic glass base. Techniques you will learn in the class: use of template to identify best cut of fabric for placement within ceramic vessel; making of pincushion insert including making and stuffing yo-yo; attaching button; making matching decorative crystal/glass beaded pin You will leave the class with a completed pincushion and pattern (emailed) for future projects.

Cost: $ 30.00
Do you want to try collage quilting? Do you have a stash of florals waiting to create a collage? Join me to use the colors of spring to create your own unique collage.

Cost: $ 15.00
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 zipper bag to name a few. Intended for children 8 years & older. Class is 2 hours Tuesdays 4pm to 6pm and Thursdays 4:30pm-6:30pm.

Cost: $ 35.00
Want to create something fun and interesting? Create a rope bowl that has a spiral appearance Using Batiks and your basic knowledge of making rope bowls you can create a spiral bowl that will amaze your friends. This technique is created by weaving the fabric over/under the rope as you spin. How you decide to finish it will make it all the more fabulous.

Cost: $ 35.00
In this workshop, you will create your collage! I will teach you the Laura Heine techniques of blending colors, and the underlay methods. We will also cover preferred tools, needles, ironing and finishing techniques. I will demonstrate several ways to finish your quilt to welcome spring.

Cost: $ 60.00