BERNINA Sewing Centre 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 BERNINA Sewing Centre, a BERNINA Dealer in Lake Mary, Fla., is hosting three days of classes with BERNINA educator and trainer Debbi Lashbrook. Two of the classes are $20 each and will be held Tuesday, April 16, in the morning and afternoon.  The third class, on Wednesday, April 17, is free, but an RSVP is required. Register at BERNINA Sewing Centre, 3593 Lake Emma Road, or by calling (561)747-0525.

Ms. Lashbrook will teach three different classes:

  • “Made to Create:  Ingredients for Creativity,” on Tuesday, April 16, from 10:00 a.m. to  1:00 p.m.  Class fee:  $20.  Attendees will use a variety of techniques and BERNINA accessories to create a stylish pillow in a hands-on sewing class.
  • “Made to Create: Creative Organization,” on Tuesday, April 16, from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Class fee: $20. A hands-on class, participants will turn a simple sewing organizer fabulous with a dash of appliqué, crystals and customization with BERNINA embroidery accessories and DesignWorks Software.
  • “Made to Create:  Journey through Creativity,” on Wednesday, April 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. There is no charge for the class. Participants will explore innovative BERNINA machine features, accessories and notions during a lecture and demo class.

BERNINA’s DesignWorks Software Suite offers three modules, CutWork, PaintWork and CrystalWork components, turning your embroidery machine into a mixed media tool. Each module may be used independently or in combination with the others. With CutWork, shapes, patterns and designs are cut from multiple layers of fabric. PaintWork allows the application of pen drawings to fabric and textiles. Crystal appliqué patterns are created for textiles and garments using CrystalWork.
Debbi Lashbrook is a BERNINA educator and trainer, and one of BERNINA’s Experts on its WeAllSew blog.  Her blog posts include “Spirograph Quilt,” “Decorative Stitches à la CutWork” and “Audition Appliqué Fabrics in Your Embroidery Software.”
BERNINA Sewing Centre is an authorized BERNINA Dealer and has been providing top-quality service to all of Central Florida for over 16 years.  The Dealer sells BERNINA sewing machines and software, and also provides an extensive variety of sewing, embroidery and quilting classes for people of all skill levels.  For more information on 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.