The Fabric Boutique 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 the Fabric Boutique, a BERNINA Dealer in Bossier City, La., is hosting two days of classes with BERNINA educator and trainer Debbi Lashbrook. The classes will be held Wednesday, May 1 and Thursday, May 2 at the Dealer, 1701 Old Minden Road, Suite 11. Registration is available at the Fabric Boutique or by calling (318)742-0047.

Ms. Lashbrook will teach three different classes:

  • “Made to Create: Ingredients for Creativity,” on Wednesday, May 1, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Attendees will use a variety of techniques and BERNINA accessories to create a stylish pillow. Attendees are required to bring a sewing machine. Accessories and presser feet will be provided. This class is $49.95.
  • “Made to Create: Creative Organization,” on Thursday, May 2, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Participants will turn a simple sewing organizer fabulous with a dash of appliqué, crystals and customization with BERNINA embroidery accessories and DesignWorks Software. Sewing machines and kits will be provided by the Dealer. There is no charge for this class.
  • “Made to Create: Journey through Creativity,” on Thursday, May 2, from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Participants will explore innovative BERNINA machine features, accessories and notions during a lecture and demo class. There will be door prizes and refreshments will be offered. This class is $25.

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.”

The Fabric Boutique 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. For more information on the Fabric Boutique, 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.