Bernina Academy

Bernina Academy

Learn how to successfully sew on challenging fabrics such as knit, Minkee, chiffon, cork and more! Learn seam and hem finishes to “sew like a pro” on various fabrics. Discover ways to make sewing easier by using proper feet, stitches and features on BERNINA machines for precise sewing.

Bernina Academy Workbook

At the end of the two days you will graduate with a completed BERNINA Academy Technique Book with 20 finished samples and techniques for Mastering Challenging Fabrics and a collectible BERNINA Academy USB stick with bonus content. BERNINA machines, lunch, and supplies will be provided both days.

Saturday and Sunday, January 13 – 14
10:00am – 4:00pm
$129 ($99 until December 31)


Call (562) 498-6684 to enroll


COURSE REQUIREMENTS: None! Whether you are a seasoned pro, or you’ve never touched a sewing machine you can attend this course. Everyone will walk away with tips and techniques to improve their sewing skills or inspire them to learn and sew more!


Sandra Swick

Sandra Larson Swick has the unique distinction of sending one of her prize quilts into outer space! the quilt was signed by more than one hundred former students of astronaut and Teacher in Space, Barbara Morgan, and traveled with her to the International Space Station in 2007. But Sandra is equally thrilled to share her passion for sewing and textiles with earthbound students of all ages and abilities!

A certified BERNINA technician, Sandra has more than 15 years’ experience selling, sewing, and teaching professionally with BERNINA machines, overlockers, and embroidery software and design. She eagerly shares her extensive knowledge and experience, providing expert and individualized sales consultations to help customers select the perfect BERNINA machine that will launch them into their next sewing orbit.

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Call (562) 498-6684

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