The Presser Foot invites volunteers to sew personal care items from 1 – 4 p.m.

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that The Presser Foot, a BERNINA Dealer with stores in Fort Collins and Longmont, Colo., is hosting a Sew Day for African Girls and Women on Saturday, February 16. The event will take place from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Longmont store, 2001 N. Main St. The Presser Foot invites volunteers to help sew reusable feminine hygiene items that will be donated to Empower Women in Africa, Inc. to help girls in schools and communities in Namibia, Africa. The Presser Foot is providing 15 – 20 BERNINA sewing machines and sergers, spa water and light refreshments, and is donating flannel material to create the items. Additional flannel fabric donations are welcome.

Empower Women in Africa, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that brings economic and educational opportunities to women in rural Africa. The group works to empower women providing skills to improve their lives and those around them. By working locally to support girls in their education and women in securing a job, Empower Women in Africa, Inc. helps to transform communities and change lives. For more information about Empower Women in Africa, Inc., please visit

Located at 2111 S. College Ave. in Fort Collins and 2001 N. Main St. in Longmont, The Presser Foot is an authorized BERNINA Dealer providing top-quality service to area residents. The Dealer is dedicated to helping customers succeed in all sewing and quilting projects by providing trained BERNINA experts and technicians at both store locations. The Presser Foot also offers a variety of specialty 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.