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BERNINA Sewing Machine Mastery Class



This class will meet in the Mendenhall Mall's Event Center from 10-5 on Saturday for the February and March Sessions.  There will be a lunch break and you have 4 restaurants to chose from on site.

This class is open to all individuals who purchased their BERNINA at RainTree.  It is especially geared towards new owners.  We will be teaching on current models.  Stop in to register or register online.  Be sure to tell the clerk which machine you own.  If you register online please include your machine model in the notes section.  Also, we MUST have your phone number and email information as the instructor often needs to contact you prior to the class if changes occur. 

You will need The BERNINA Sewing Machine Mastery Kit and BERNINA Mastery Workbook:  The workbook is available under the "learning" tab on the BERNINA website or click the link below.  The workbook is an amazing resource. We advise that you print it in color and insert the pages into sheet protectors.  Use a binder to hold these "protected" pages.  During the class you will be placing your sewn samples in the sheet protectors with their corresponding set of instructions.  When you complete your workbook, you will have a permanent resource to assist you in the successful use of your  machine.  The ...Mastery Kit can be purchased at RainTree.  Or, you can study the pages and create your own kit.  If you choose to create your own kit, please have it completely ready prior to class.

If you have a portable device such as a tablet or smart phone, download the workbook on that device too.  Most of the "books" have video links that will serve as an amazing resource to you. 

Prior to class you will need:
1. to have your machine set up.  Please plug your machine into a power surge protector or UPS battery back up. 
2. all standard machine accessories accessible, including your slide-on table and Free Hand System
3. optional accessories used in lessons: #10/#10C/#10D;#34/#34C/#34D; #2/#2A; #9 or #24 or #26 or #29 IF you do not have a BSR
4. your mastery workbook printed and ready as mentioned above.
5. to purchase the  BERNINA Sewing Machine Machine Mastery Kit; leave the kit intact until class begins.
6. scissors or thread snips
7.  80/12 Universal Needle
8.  80/12 Quilting (Microtex) Needle
9.  90/14 Quilting Needle and 40wt King Tut thread (You will need a bobbin filled with 60wt bottom line thread.)
10.  1 spool of Silk Finish 50wt Cotton Mettler Thread in a color that contrasts with fabrics in kit (Fill a bobbin with this thread too.)

Covid Protocols are in place for now.  The class will occur in person in a large space with face coverings.  Zoom is still an option, especially for our out-of-town learners; Jodie or Deb will send you an invite to the email address we have in our system.  Please indicate "zoom" when you register.

5 Series, 7 Series and 8 series owners who also have an embroidery module will need to register for a separate Bernina Embroidery Mastery class.

You must register to reserve a space.  Thanks!

Each participant will need to purchase a BERNINA Sewing Machine Mastery Kit.  This kit contains all of the fabrics needed for the exercises in the workbook.


You can locate the required mastery workbook here for 4-8 Series Machines.


You can locate the required mastery workbook for the 3 series machines here.


Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: This class is designed to take the beginning sewist and usher him or her into the wonderful world of sewing!
Requirements: This class is open to BERNINA owners and offers BERNINA specific instruction. We are limited to the number of participants so registration is important. Please call the store to register and be prepared to tell staff what model you are sewing on. We will contact you prior to class as we need to know what model you are sewing on. There is no charge for this class. It is our desire that you learn to love and learn to master your machine.
Instructor: Deb Riddle and Jodie Buck
Instructor Bio: Deb and Jodie are both former Home Economics teachers with a vast knowledge in all things sewing and sewing machines. They both are particularly gifted in teaching and inspire their students to mastery. Deb's sewing resume includes custom garment work, garment fitting, quilting techniques, rulerwork, accuquilt and sew much more! Jodie's sewing resume includes: pattern design, garment design, custom bridal work, custom fitted garment work, quilting techniques, overlocker techniques and sew much more!
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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
CONTACT RainTree Quilting
  • 2213 Dunn Street
    Juneau, AK 99802
    Ph: (907) 789-7900

  • Hours: 2021 Hours
    • MON-FRI: 11 - 6 | SAT 10 - 5 | 
    • Sundays: Closed

  • Holidays Closed: Jan 1, Easter Sunday, July 4th, Christmas Day
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