This is a HYBRID CLASS: You can choose to come to the class in person or watch the class virtually from your home. If you choose virtual, please note that in the instructions/comments section when you purchase the class at checkout. If you choose to come into the shop for class, please read the note at the bottom of the page.
Join Mindy in exploring a new technique each month with your Bernina. Each month will focus on a simple, easy-to-learn technique that you can replicate at home. The techniques range from lessons on a variety of feet to different finishing techniques and projects you can do on a serger. This is a great way to get to know your Bernina machine.
The Club will be in a lecture/demo format. Students will receive handouts and/or demo videos where applicable.
September 23 (formerly May class): Pintuck Feet #30, 31, 32, 33, and 46. Originally pintucks were designed as an heirloom sewing technique, but in this lesson, you will learn several other fun applications. Pintucks can be created with various fabric weights and cords for added dimension and interest. Learn how to add beautiful pintucks to your next project!
October 28 (formerly June class): Decorative Stitch Binding. This is a perfect finish for a totally machine-stitched binding. Learn how to exactly place the decorative stitch to enhance the bound edge, creating a special finish.
November 25 (formerly July class): Serger Elasticator Foot. The elasticator foot for your Bernina and Bernette model sergers can add just the perfect amount of stretch to your elastic as you stitch it in place. This clever foot is great for making crib sheets, ironing board covers, or simply installing narrow elastic around an opening or pocket. Even better—you can use the Bernette elasticator foot on the b42 coverstitch machine as well. In this lesson, you will learn the various applications and gain an understanding for how to operate the presser foot with ease. Get ready to add elastic to all the sewing things!
December 23 (formerly August class): Free-Motion Quilting with Non-Stick Feet. The non-stick feet are very useful because the sole of the foot is coated so that it glides easily over “sticky” fabrics like vinyl, suede, and leather. In this lesson, learn how easy it is to sew on challenging fabrics by simply using one of the non-stick feet.
Upcoming classes in 2021:
Binding with a Yarn Edge. Learn to bind with a yarn edge—this finish will surprise you! Everyone will think you bought an expensive fold-over wool braid. This is great on clothing or your wool projects.
Decorative Threads on a Serger. One advantage to a serger is that the large looper eye accommodates many thick and decorative threads that can be hard to use in a standard sewing machine. In this lesson, we will experiment with many decorative threads, including thick and thin decorative threads and various quilting threads too. Learn how these stitches look and how to use them in your next project.
Cording Feet #22 and #25. The Cording Feet #22 and #25 are designed to create beautiful couching, guiding several cords at the same time under the foot. This process is great for adding texture and dimension to any project. In this lesson, learn decorative couching techniques to prepare and design beautiful fabrics for your next project.
Piped Binding. A well-done bound edge creates a beautiful finish, but why not take it up a notch and add piping to the binding? A piped binding will create a “wow” finish to any project.
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