What is Bernina Academy?

Join us for two glorious days of sewing, fun, learning and socializing!!

Learn new techniques and get new ideas from Bernina National Educator Sandra Swick. Get inspired, and learn to Sew like a Pro!

Bernina Academy will be held May 4th & 5th, from 10AM to 5PM at our Baton Rouge, LA location with doors opening at 9AM both days.

Event Highlights

  • 6 hours of sewing each day
  • Top Educator in the Country
  • Sew on Top of the line B 790 E machine provided to us by Bernina
  • Snacks and Lunch provided

    What do you Get as a Registered Attendee

  • Exclusive deals on machines and supplies only available at the event
  • Give-a-ways and prizes
  • Diploma
  • Lunch Provided each Day

Bernina Academy is a fun educational event for sewing enthusiasts of all levels to gather to sew, have fun, learn and be inspired. This two day event will consist of learning and creating your very own techniques book to take home. This technique book teaches you various sewing techniques and how to "FEAR NO FABRIC".

Course Description: 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. This will be a team sewing event, so be sure to let us know if you would like to sit with someone.

Course Completion: 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.

Course Requirements: NONE! Whether you are a seasoned pro, or you've never touched a sewing machine you can attend this course.

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icon Sandra Larson 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!

With degrees in education from the University of Oregon, Sandra blends classic teaching skills with spunky humor to present project oriented one-day or multi- day events and retreats that send participants home with fresh enthusiasm and inspiration. She’s a master instructor in not only quilting but embroidery, garment construction, overlockers, and specialty projects and crafts.

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.

icon Attendees will be provided Bernina B790 Machines to sew and embroider on. We will have exclusive pricing available on machines, and accessories only for attendees!

icon Receive and Create Your Very Own Bernina Academy Techniques Book
Create in class the Bernina Academy Technique book as your work through the lessons that will be yours to keep to reference in your sewing studio. Sewing tips and free patterns are included on the collectible Bernina USB Stick, and all supplies, technique book, and machines are provided for you during the two-day course.

Learn under Bernina Expert Kathy Shalda how to sucessfully sew challenging fabrics like: leather, fur, Chiffon, cork, knit, and more with ease. Discover new ways to make sewing easier through different techniques and accessories for precise sewing.

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Class sizes are intimate so that you get the most out of our Bernina educator. Don't miss your chance!

icon Two Days of Sewing Sessions to Build a Solid Sewing Foundation and help you through a LIFETIME of sewing.