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 Top National Educator Kathy Shalda. Get inspired, and learn to Sew like a Pro! Bernina Academy will be held March 23rd & 24th, from 10AM to 5PM at our Houston location with doors opening at 9AM both days.

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 creating your very own Techniques book to take home. This technique book teaches you various sewing techniques and how to "FEAR NO FABRIC".

Event Highlight

  • 6 hours of sewing each day
  • Top Educator in the Country
  • Sew on Top of the line Machines
  • Lunch and light snacks served both days

    Directions and virtual tour
    Sew Contempo, which has been serving the Houston Clear Lake area for over 30 years is now part of AllBrands.com!
    (281) 333-5322
    10am to 6pm Monday - Friday
    9am to 4pm Saturday
    Email houston@allbrands.com
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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.

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 Acadmed 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.
Course Supplies: BERNINA machines and supplies will be provided both days. The B880 Plus and the B790 Plus and the L450 BERNINA overlocker.

Students will leave the class with the completed 20-page BERNINA Academy Technique Book and a BERNINA Academy collectible USB stick with inspiration, embroidery designs and projects for their next sewing session.

Bernina Academy coming to AllBrands! Heather Lostrom and Barbara Chatelain announcing the launch of Fear No Fabrics sewing.
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A resident of Dallas Texas, Kathy has been an avid sewer for over 40 years. She has been a quilt shop teacher, pattern creator, and quilt show employee for 13 years. She was also a business owner making custom memory quilts for individuals. Kathy has been a BERNINA national educator since 2013, and is now working her "Dream Job".

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 patters 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.