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BERNINA DEALER BIGSBY’S SEWING CENTER TO HOST SEWAPALOOZA FEATURING NANCY BEDNAR OCTOBER 7 IN ELM GROVE WISCONSIN

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BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Bigsby’s Sewing Center, a BERNINA Dealer in Elm Grove, Wis., will host a Sewapalooza event on Wednesday, October 7 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the store located at 13200 Watertown Plank Road in Elm Grove. Participants will learn sewing, quilting and embroidery techniques and tricks from BERNINA educator Nancy Bednar. Nancy will demonstrate on the BERNINA 880 (B 880), the BERNINA 790 (B 790) and the BERNINA 580 (B 580). The cost is $40.00 and includes all project materials, use of BERNINA machines, and lunch. To register, call (262)785-1177 or stop by the store.
 
The B 880 is BERNINA’s top-of-the-line model and one of its fastest sewing and embroidery machines to-date. The B 880 also features more built-in stitch patterns and embroidery designs to choose than ever before. It comes standard with the BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR), which ensures stitches of the exact same length when free-motion sewing. Other features include 400 built-in embroidery designs, as well as the ability to create unique embroidery designs and adjust their color before embroidering begins. In addition, the B 880 has a Jumbo Bobbin with 80 percent more thread capacity than standard bobbins.
 
The B 790 is a sewing and embroidery combo machine with a 7-inch high-resolution color touch screen and programmable foot control, and comes standard with the BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR), which ensures stitches of the exact same length when free-motion sewing. The B 790 is also equipped with the one-of-a-kind Stitch Designer, which allows users to draw their own stitches on the touch screen and in one click, convert them into a stitch pattern. Additionally, it features 554 stitches, including newly designed sideways motion stitches, 270 embroidery designs, and eight embroidery alphabets. The B 790 also comes with the embroidery module that accommodates the Maxi Hoop for a large embroidery area.
 
The B 580 is the most versatile of the 5 Series line and packed with features, including a built-in BSR and an accessory box for presser feet. The patented and easy-to-use BSR helps maintain an even and consistent stitch length at any speed using sophisticated sensor technology that monitors the materials moving past the needle while regulating the length of the stitch. The BSR complements the B 580’s built-in embroidery function and 100 embroidery designs that can be mirrored, rotated, combined and scaled in size on the machine’s large color touch screen. The B 580 also features 838 stitch patterns, including 187 decorative stitches and seven alphabets each for sewing and embroidery.
 
BERNINA Educator, Nancy Bednar teaches embroidery, overlocker/serger and machine quilting tips and techniques. Nancy is from Brookfield, Ill., and is a sewing educator, freelance instructor and author, who uncovered her passion for sewing when she explored creative and practical aspects of sewing in elementary school. From garment, home decoration projects to bridal and special occasion sewing, Nancy’s true love is the overlocker/serger. Nancy has trained BERNINA Dealers and consumers about all aspects of sewing with a special emphasis on garment stitching and creative machine techniques. She is a regular contributor to Sewing and Serger Update Newsletters and has been published in Sew News and Through the Needle.
 
Bigsby’s Sewing Center is an authorized BERNINA Dealer which provides top-quality service to area residents. The Dealer offers BERNINA sewing machines, software, and accessories, and also provides a variety of sewing, embroidery and quilting classes for people of all skill levels. For more information, visit www.bigsbyssewingcenter.com.
 
About BERNINA
Founded in Switzerland more than 100 years ago, BERNINA is the world’s premier manufacturer with a proven reputation for offering quality state-of-the-art sewing, quilting and embroidery machines, overlockers/sergers, and embroidery software. BERNINA’s leadership is marked by an impressive number of ambassadors, industry leaders, influencers and bloggers, who chose to partner with the company. BERNINA products are sold in the United States through a network of over 400 fully trained independent stores that also offer support and education. Select BERNINA and bernette machines, and BERNINA software can also be purchased through BERNINA’s eCommerce site, shop.bernina.com. BERNINA products are designed for beginning to advanced sewists and priced to meet a variety of budgets, with new products being introduced every year. You can follow BERNINA on Facebook: www.facebook.com/berninausa, Instagram: @BERNINAUSA, and Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/WeAllSew, and read BERNINA’s WeAllSew blog at www.weallsew.com. To learn more about BERNINA and to find a Store, visit www.bernina.com or call (630)978-2500.