BERNINA Owner’s Classes

These 2-hour classes are FREE to anyone who purchases a BERNINA from BERNINA of Naperville or already owns a BERNINA purchased before November 14, 2019.

Sewing Track:

ALL BERNINA and bernette Machines.

Intro to Your Machine – In this class you will learn the basics of operating your machine, maintaining it and troubleshooting tension.

Thursday, December 5, 10AM - Noon: REGISTER

Friday, December 6, 6PM-8PM: REGISTER

Seams and Hems and Mends, Oh My! – Darn it! These machines can do the basic alterations your friends and family expect. Let’s learn the basic seams and hem techniques as well as darning some small holes.

Thursday, December 5, 6PM-8PM: REGISTER

Gather It Up and Tuck It Down – Ruffles, gathering and pintucks are the focus of this class. And now, this isn’t just for fussy heirloom sewing.

Tuesday, December 3, 6PM-8PM: REGISTER

Zippers – Invisible, lap, centered and bag are all going to be in your vocabulary after this course. $10 kit fee required for this class.

Wednesday, December 4, 1PM-3PM: REGISTER

Decorative Stitch Clinic – What are these decorative stitches and how do I use them? Well, this is the class where you learn how to use them and play with that Stitch Designer feature included in your machine.

Tuesday, December 10, 6PM-8PM: REGISTER

Miscellaneous Magic – Mock drawn threadwork, fringing and bundling are all covered in this fun course where the tailor tack foot is the star of the show.

Tuesday, December 17, 6PM-8PM: REGISTER

Buttonholes – Simple to extravagant, there’s more ways than we can name to make a buttonhole. Part lecture, part hands-on. It’s fun, we promise.

Tuesday, January 7, 6PM-8PM: REGISTER

Creative Sewing – The BERNINA chain stitch is all you’ll want to learn in this class that also covers applique, sewing on a button and mock hand quilting. 

Wednesday, December 11, 1PM-3PM: REGISTER

Directional Dynamics – Sew in sixteen different directions without rotating your work. It’s like magic.

Wednesday, December 11, 1PM-3PM: REGISTER


Embroidery Track

Intro to Your Embroidery Machine – In this class you learn the basics of operating your embroidery machine, maintaining it and troubleshooting.

Saturday, December 14, 9AM-11AM: REGISTER

Quilting in the Hoop – Finish your quilt top with beautiful pre-designed quilting patterns. We’ll cover the basics of marking, hooping, stabilizer and pin-point placement in this class.

Tuesday, November 19, 6PM-8PM: REGISTER

Applique in the Hoop – We’ll stitch out a pre-programmed applique design on a painter’s canvas. You'll love how easy it is to make artwork for your sewing room.

Wednesday, December 11, 6PM-8PM: REGISTER

Embroidered Patches – Merit badges aren’t just for the girl scouts! You’ll love making your own for any occasion.

Wednesday, December 18, 6PM-8PM: REGISTER

Embellishing Ready to Wear – Bring in your own plain garment to embellish in this class that covers hooping obstacles and careful stabilizer planning.

Saturday, December 14, 11:30AM-1:30PM: REGISTER

Oops My Thread Broke! – Yep, it happens, let’s go through the steps to ensure no one ever notices where it broke.

Saturday, Deecember 7, 1:00PM-3PM: REGISTER

E 16 Intro – Learn the basics of operating your industrial embroidery machine, maintaining it and troubleshooting.

Sunday, January 5, 11AM-1PM: REGISTER

Precision Hooping – Pinpoint placement, templates, and anchor points are explored in this hands-on and one-hour lecture/demo class.

Sunday, January 5, 3PM-4PM: REGISTER


Quilting Track

Intro to your Q Series – In this class you will learn the basics of operating your longarm quilting machine, maintaining it and troubleshooting. 

Saturday, January 11, 9AM-11AM: REGISTER

Perfect ¼” Seams – You don’t need the top-of-line machine to achieve perfection. You’ll learn how to create a seam gauge, that a ¼” is a quarter of an inch and play with some tools of the trade to achieve precise narrow seams for patchworking.

Sunday, December 8, 2PM-4PM: REGISTER


Overlocker Track

Overlocker Introduction – Learn the basics of operating your overlocker machine, maintaining it and troubleshooting.

Friday, December 13, 6PM-8PM: REGISTER

Cover and Chain Stitch – Bring in a t-shirt to hem for this hands-on class.

Friday, January 10, 6PM-8PM: REGISTER

Rolled Hems – We’re making napkins and ribbon.

Tuesday, November 26, 6PM-8PM: REGISTER

Decorative Touches – Cover stitch plaid and pin weaving are "covered" in this hands-on class.

Friday, January 17: REGISTER


Software Track

Q-matic – Learn how to import a design, line it up, adjust the position and size and stitch it out!

Saturday, January 11, Noon-2PM: REGISTER

BERNINA Embroidery Software Introduction – Learn the basic tools to open a design, import an image, access the additional applications (Quilter and Cross Stitch Maker), create a basic original design and edit a design.

Tuesday, December 10, 1PM-3PM: REGISTER


Classes TO BE ANNOUNCED in December...

BERNINA Embroidery Software Fancy Editing – Use a simple element from a pre-existing design to make wreaths, kaleidoscopes and other awesome arrangements.

BERNINA Embroidery Software Photosnap and Photostitch – Commemorate a special occasion or memory or use for artsy exploration in fiber embellishment.

BERNINA Embroidery Software Designing Your Own Quilting motifs – There’s a fantastic freeform drawing tool in this software that will make your hand-drawn feathers fly.

BERNINA Embroidery Software Creative Applique – You will create a simple and multi-layered applique design ready to embroider.

BERNINA Embroidery Software Pillow Party – We’re making a simple Mid-century wallpaper design using the echo quilt function in the software and multi hooping.

BERNINA DesignWorks – Basic intro class to learn all of the modules available in the BERNINA DesignWorks software.

  • CutWork
  • PaintWork
  • CrystalWork

Ligatures – We’re building out inspiring messaging using a variety of interconnecting fonts and filigrees using the following BERNINA Software Proograms.

  • Toolbox
  • BERNINA Embroidery Software

BERNINA Embroidery Software Logo Logistics – Have you always wanted to commemorate your own personal brand, business logo or other applications? In this class we will auto-digitize, use the shape maker and play with TrueType fonts.