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Bernina Academy 11-5


Learn how to successfully sew challenging fabrics such as leather, fur, chiffon, cork, knit and more during the Mastering Challenging Fabrics course offered thru the BERNINA Academy at Olde City Quilts.

BERNINA Academy will provide all machines, supplies and accessories for use during this need to bring your machines.

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 of BERNINA machines for precise sewing. We will let the Creative Consultant, built in the BERNINA machine, be the guide and lead students through the course. Students will be inspired and encouraged to sew as they learn how to successfully work with all the new textiles available using traditional techniques.

Each attendee will leave the academy with a completed BERNINA Academy Technique Book with 20 finished sewing samples. This book is chock-full of sewing samples and techniques for Mastering Challenging Fabrics.

Technique Book

Click here for instructor, Cathy Shea Wright's bio.


Materials Included: Lunch, project kits and Bernina machines for class use all included.
Requirements: NONE! This is the best part, the course is open to everyone. Whether you are a seasoned pro, or you have 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!
Instructor: Cathy Shea
Instructor Bio: Cathy Shea Wright

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.