Meet our team
Shirley (left) and Robyn (right) between them share over 80 years of sewing passion and experience. Coming together as Bernina Dealers Robyn and Shirley took over Bernina Palmerston North in 1995. This formidable duo have had the sewing community in stitches ever since with their extensive knowledge and love to build on going, long lasting relationships with their clients.
Bernina Sewing Centre has been servicing the Manawatu for over 70 years. We contribute our success to the fact that our different sewing skills allow us to offer complete professional advice in a variety of areas from tailoring, dressmaking, creative sewing, quilting etc. We're passionate about creating and designing and love to share our knowledge with experienced and novice sewers. The team at our store have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to sewing machines, some training and support from Bernina NZ has also contributed to our success.
Our Sewing Machine Technician - Fred works on site in our technical department, and this means our clients are fortunate to be able to have their machines serviced in a very short time. Its vitally important that you have your machine serviced regularly to achieve the best results - so that 12 monthly "WOF" is highly recommended. As our workshop is steadily busy and you may not want to be without your machine for more than a day or so - we offer a same day book in service.