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BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Mel’s Sewing & Fabric Center, a BERNINA Dealer with locations in Anaheim and Tustin, Calif., will host a Sewapalooza event on Saturday, December 5 at the Tustin store. The event will take place from 9:30 a. m. to 4:30 p. m. at 600 East First Street. Betty Stoltenburg will lead attendees through an array of projects using the BERNINA 790 (B 790) and BERNINA 880 (B 880). The cost is $49. 00 and includes all project materials, use of BERNINA machines, and lunch. To register, call (714)669-0583 or stop by the store.
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 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.
BERNINA Educator Betty Stoltenburg, from Portland, Oregon, left Intel after 25 years to pursue her passion of sewing. She loves to sew, digitize, embroider and serge with her BERNINA machines. She has worked at a BERNINA dealership as a sales associate, 7 Series and Embroidery Software 7 instructor and is a co-chair of the Embroidery Club.
Mel’s Sewing & Fabric Center is an authorized BERNINA Dealer that has been serving Orange County, California since 1956. The third-generation, family owned-and-operated business sells BERNINA sewing machines and software, and provides a variety of sewing, embroidery and quilting classes for people of all skill levels. For more information about Mel’s Sewing & Fabric Center, please visit www. melssewing. com.
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 dealerships 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.