Thimbles is now accepting registrations in person and by phone

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Thimbles, a BERNINA Dealer in Lockport, Ill., is hosting two classes about sergers with educator and author Nancy Bednar on Monday, April 22. The classes will be held at Thimbles, 940 S. State St.  Registration is available by visiting Thimbles or calling (815)836-8735.

Ms. Bednar will teach two different classes:

  • “Serger Boot Camp,” from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. A lecture class designed for both serger and non-serger owners, participants will discover how the loopers interact with the needles to create serger-unique stitch formations, which stitches are best for any sewing situation and how to rip a serged seam, as well as usage of the right needles, threads and notions. There is a $20 fee.
  • “I Didn’t Know a Serger Could Do That!” from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. A hands-on class, participants will travel between pre-threaded serger stations to learn some of the many practical and decorative techniques that only a serger can provide. Discover how to create serger “lace,” flat lock weave, decorative chain stitching, blanket stitch and more. There is a $30 fee and an additional $20 kit fee.
Nancy Bednar is a sewing author and educator delivering lectures and hands-on classes to consumers and interested individuals across the country.  Ms. Bednar specializes in garment and serger classes, and creative embellishment sewing machine techniques.

Thimbles is an authorized BERNINA Dealer providing top-quality service to area residents. The Dealer sells BERNINA sewing machines and software, and also provides a variety of sewing, embroidery and quilting classes for people of all skill levels. Thimbles is also active in its community and supports several groups through club activities.  For more information about the Dealer, please visit

Founded in Switzerland more than 100 years ago, BERNINA is the world’s premier manufacturer with a proven reputation for offering state-of-the-art sewing and embroidery systems, sergers and embroidery software. BERNINA’s leadership is marked by an impressive number of industry leaders, influencers and artisans who chose to partner with the company. BERNINA products are sold in the United States through a network of approximately 450 fully trained independent dealerships. In 2008, the company introduced the revolutionary BERNINA 830, a machine designed to change the home sewing industry. To learn more and to find a dealer, visit or call (630)978-2500.