Fabricland is now accepting registrations online, in person and by phone

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Fabricland, a BERNINA Dealer in North Plainfield, N.J., is hosting a Sewapalooza sewing, embroidery and overlocker/serger workshop on Saturday, March 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sewapalooza is a hands-on workshop for beginning, intermediate and advanced sewing enthusiasts to gather for a full day and sew, have fun, learn new skills and be inspired.

The fee is $65 and includes supplies for three projects, use of BERNINA machines and accessories, and lunch. In addition, each fan in attendance will receive a Sewapalooza package that includes all the materials and instructions from the workshop. The event will take place at Fabricland, 855 Route 22. Registration is now being accepted in person, by calling (310)257-1744 or online at

The workshop will be led by Nancy Bednar, a top BERNINA educator, who will present three different class sets using different BERNINA machines and accessories:

  • “Embroidery,” in which attendees will practice on the newest BERNINA embroidery machine and the Jumbo Hoop.
  • “Overlocker/Serger,” where participants will discover the BERNINA Free Hand System, the ease of threading, and perfect stitches using BERNINA’s new overlocker/sergers.
  • “Accessories,” for fans to learn about BERNINA's many presser feet, why they’re superior to other brands, and how they help project finish with a professional edge - literally and figuratively!
Nancy Bednar is a sewing educator, freelance instructor and author. She has trained BERNINA Dealers and consumers on all aspects of sewing, with a special emphasis on garment stitching and creative machine techniques using both the sewing machine and overlocker/serger. Nancy was a regular contributor to Sewing and Serger Update Newsletters, as well as being published in Sew News and the BERNINA publication Through The Needle. Her published books include Creative Serging, Innovative Applications to Get the Most from Your Serger, The Encyclopedia of Sewing Machine Techniques and Silk Ribbon Machine Embroidery.
Fabricland is an authorized BERNINA Dealer that has been providing top-quality service to area residents for 80 years. The third-generation family business offers the full line of BERNINA sewing machines, software and accessories, and provides a variety of sewing, embroidery and quilting classes for people of all skill levels. For more information, 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.