Sewing Tips and Fashion News
Virtual Bernina Club — What Is It?
Virtual Bernina Club is a monthly time to meet with other sewing, software and embroidery enthusiasts to refine your sewing skills and explore current and new techniques and accessories. A national Bernina Educator teaches a Webinar; then Vivien, our local educator, discusses and demonstrates the featured techniques. The club, a lecture/demo, is free and meets the last Friday of the month at 1:00 and on a following Monday night at 6:00PM. Come early and join the fun. Plan to bring your latest project for show-and-tell if you like. A courtesy call (656-4999) letting us know to expect you would be greatly appreciated (we want to be sure we have enough cookies)! Also, there will be 20% off items featured in the club project including presser feet!
All clubs are free at Bernina Sewing Center. We would like all of our customers to take advantage of the trainings we offer. The more you learn about your sewing machines, the more you use it, and get your money's worth. Bernina of America is big on education, and if you don't take advantage, you are missing out. This policy will apply to our 4 clubs: Bernina Club, Embroidery Club, Software Club, and HandiQuilter Club. Some of the clubs offer an optional DVD for the lesson. These will be available for you to purchase for only $5. Please call and register ahead of time so we have adequate materials prepared. Thank you!
Each session will incorporate a presentation by a Virtual Bernina educator, and a hands-on opportunity will follow with guidance our own Vivien Swant.
These opportunities will be hosted on the web by trained Bernina educators. You will learn many new techniques, and learn about new products and how to use them.
Please register early to reserve your spot and help us serve you better.
Please see the Bernina Virtual Club schedule in the column at right…
Sewing Books Hot on the Shelves
Modern Basics II
Fabrics Just In
Hello Sunshine Flannel - Riley Blake
Batiks! Batiks! Batiks!
Liberty Lane - Hoffman
Bow Wow Buddies - Northcott
Cool Cats - Loralie
Oink A Doodle Moo - Moda
Stonehenge Teams Colors - Northcott
106" Wideback Batavian Batiks
Modern Method - Marcus Brothers
Swing Time - Henry Glass
Java Batiks Softies - Galaxy
Comma - Moda
Jasper Flannel Basics - Northcott
Riverside Flannel - Northcott
Golden Elements - STOF
Textures - Art Gallery
Pure Elements - Art Gallery
Suede Flannel - P & B Textiles
Glamping - Moda
Marble Swirls - Moda
Fossil Fern Flannels - Benartex
Hello Dahlia - P & B Textiles
Sewing Patterns for Fresh Inspiration
As You Wish Jacket
Villa Rosa Designs
Santa Portrait Trio
All Boxed In
Snow Days - Crabapple Hill
Snowmen A to ZZZ - Crabapple Hill
Twas The Night Before Christmas - Crabapple Hill
Divided by 3
Twisty Twirly Scarf
Shades of Gray
Edding 4600 Textile Pens
Petite Press Iron - Dritz
JUMBO Wonder Clips
Go Board - Portable FOLDING Ironing Board
Best Press - Gallon Size
The New Bernina 830 is Awesome!
- Most Space
- Fastest Speeds
- Jumbo Bobbin
- Total Stitch Control
- Centered Screen
- Bernina Dual Feed
- Automatic Threading
- Thread Delivery System
My Label 3D Fashion Pattern Software
My Label is a unique program designed to give you the freedom of creating, designing, and sewing your own garments using baic style patterns provided by Bernina, without the need for expensive industrial equipment. This program allows you to view your design choices on a 3D model representing your own measurements! You will be able to view how the finished product will look as simulated on the 3D model that was mde to match your body type, proportions, and exact size. You choose the style and it is automatically adjusted to fit your measurements. You can then drape the style on your model and add design details such as fabric textures, buttons, Bernina embroidery, and stitches. Finally, My Label allows you to print out the pattern on your home printer. The patterns include markings for all button, embroidery, ant stitch placements! For more information, go to www.BerninaMyLabel.com.
Bernina's Aurora Anniversary Edition
Flawless blue faceplate and anniversary medallion plus 392 stitches and 9mm stitch width — ideal for embellishing. It's even Bernina Stitch Regulator and embroidery compatible. Now that's worth celebrating!
If you're having some difficulty sewing or you have a question regarding your sewing machine, check out our growing list of sewing tips. You might even want to look it over to avoid a future problem or learn a new trick!
For instance, if you are experiencing skipped stitches in your sewing, try using a larger needle. You would be surprised how often this takes care of the problem!