We welcome all Brands of machines in classes
Our variety of classes continues each year to be very popular.   We enjoy taking our classes at Bernina and really enjoy working with each individual, seeing their finished projects/garments and have alot of fun along the way . Scroll down for information

More information about  some of our classes:

All Purpose Pouch Class - put your name down usually daytime class

$30 (we provide the pattern & zip)

Learn how to make this all purpose pouch with Robyn.  This is a fantastic class to get to know your machine better and it's capabilities (and yours)!  We provide the pattern and zip, you bring you scrap fabric and any embellishments.  

Bring your machine (all makes & models welcome) and your lunch.

Beginners Patchwork

$80 Tutor Robyn

Learn the basics of getting you started on  Patchwork - its addictable!!!  You will be cutting and sewing different shapes and stitching these into a sampler.   A needs list will be given.

Bernina Series & 7 Series Machine

Introductory - Become more familiar with your Machine (this is Machine only)

These classes run several times during the year  We contact our new owners  before each class 

You will finish up with a great deal of more knowledge - we all forget things, so a great opportunity to come in and have a good play  . Tea & Coffee are provided.


from $150 - These classes run regulary - day and night - with Shirley and Robyn Tutoring

Come along and sew up a storm - whether it be altering/changing the look of a garment or making  a special garment as per your pattern, under supervision.This is a great fun time to learn techniques you never thought you could sew, while also learning how to read your pattern and lots of tips and tricks and gaining more confidence in your sewing  - especially on your machines. We do get some wonderful results from these classes.

Heirloom Sewing Techniques

1 Day class Friday 24 April cost $110.00 plus your needs list

Come and learn some original Heirloom Sewing Techniques -. you get to take home your samples and notes, so you can then make your Heirloom quilt/garment.



Construct a fabulous jacket of your pattern choice using tailoring techniques.  I suggest Vogue and Butterick have very good instructions and methodology.  This is a class for the experienced sewer.   Consultation must take place at least two weeks prior to class to organise pattern adjustments.   The fabric and interfacing gets cut out prior to the class and is fused so the class can commence accordingly.

Learn to Sew


The main purpose of this class is learning and sampling your basic sewing skills, which will include zips, darts, seam variations, hems, etc.  These samples are put into your folder so you can keep for future reference.   We teach you how to read and understand a pattern.  You will also make a skirt while learning the techniques and you will be required to bring Fabric and Pattern to make a simple skirt   (you can consult with us regarding pattern) 

You are required to bring along your own machine in good working order and be familiar with the operation of your machine.  If you don't have a machine to bring - you are able to hire at $5 per night. (see Class Enrolment info page )

Learn the BSR (Bernina Stitch Regulator)


In this quicky class - you will play with the BSR on your machine and have fun with freehand.  This is a sampling only class, to give you more confidence.

Machine Embroidery

(Must book in as class numbers are limited)

Embroider/Applique a scissor case - Everyone has scissors - right!! perfect gift then.  This class is perfect for our clients with new Bernina Embroidery Machines that would like to gain more confidence in their embroidery projects.  This is a great chance to learn about your machine Embroidery system , with expertise nearby you. We are very relaxed and you can enjoy  lots of fun learning together    Tea and coffee provided.  If you would like to make in a group this is ideal - make it up here.

Merino / Stretch Fabric Sewing

$80 - Mondays starting March 23 1 - 4pm

This is a very popular class, we have students wanting to work with Sew many knit fabrics these days,.  Come and make what ever you like in a garment, from Adult clothes, underwear, baby or childrens garments.  Also you will learn some vital finishing techniques during this  course.   Merino can be purchased from Levana - our local shop in Levin.

2 weeks x 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Come and make a  few simple  items on your sewing  machines  - starting with  Craft note books, Coasters, or one of those popular material carry bags that you can personalize yourself with an embroidery!!, Then maybe continue  onto an easy garment, or cushions, pillow slips etc, If you have just one machine between you, we are able to supply a Bernette machine  for the class.  Please feel free to consult with Robyn prior to the class.  50% deposit must be pre paid.

Patchwork Elephant


Upcycle any fabric including some of those clothing treasures you have tucked away in the back of your cupboards.  It's a brilliant idea to use loved fabric or clothing and make it in to this beautiful memorable elephant.  Robyn recently made one of these elephants using some much loved, but no longer worn, ties of a family member.  The gorgeous elephant was gifted on to her grandson for his christening.

Quick Knickers

$60 includes full kit

Check out these beauties! Undies don't need to be boring, come and learn how to make your own.  One day class, full kit included.

School Holiday - Sew N Go Class - NEW MACHINE INCLUDED

$290 (take home your New Bernette Machine)

Bring your own lunch Class Fee:  $290 (includes full kit and your brand new sewing machine)

$150 deposit required to secure a place in this wonderful class (Need to enrol well before time for this class)

This class is aimed at our young sewers in the making.  Each student will receive their own brand new Bernette "Sew N Go 1"sewing machine that they get to keep and take home.  Depending on which Models Sew n Go Machine you choose to have, the price will vary . We will teach students the basics of how to use their new machine and then work with them to make their own beach towel bag.  

Trousers that Fit

$85 (includes pattern) 6 hour class - either Saturdays full day or 2 x evenings

This class will include your pattern.  Learn the art of tweeking your pattern to your exact body shape.  Trousers are the quickest easiest garment to make - ONCE you have that Pattern Perfected and thats what we do in this class.  Not only will you get  the fit right when making up your tuille - you will also learn some great techniques, that will set you up forever!!Tutored by both Robyn & Shirley

Xmas Bowl Class


Come along, get in the Christmas spirit and make these wonderful Christmas bowls with Robyn

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 06 356 7053

Cnr Main Street and Victoria Avenue
Palmerston North

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06 356 7053
Cnr Main St and Victoria Ave,

Palmerston North 4410

Opening Hours:  Mon - Fri  9am-5pm

Saturdays  9.30am - 1pm

Public Holidays - Closed