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BERNINA of America Partners With Etsy Labs to Host Sewing Machine Basics Classes Thursday March 31 and Friday April 1 in Brooklyn New York

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The Anatomy of a Sewing Machine Class Kicks Off Series on Thursday; The Easy, Peasy, Squeezy Drawstring Bag Class Follows on Friday

AURORA, IL--(Marketwired - Mar 28, 2016) - BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Etsy Labs to host a series of free sewing machine basics classes. The first two-hour classes include The Anatomy of a Sewing Machine on Thursday, March 31, and The Easy, Peasy, Squeezy Drawstring Bag on Friday, April 1. Both classes are available at three time slots daily and will take place at Etsy Labs located at 55 Washington Street, Suite 712 in Brooklyn. BERNINA educator, Christine Gist and sewing expert, Gayle Schliemann will teach the classes. Registration is required as space is limited. To register, visit the Etsy Labs events page, www.etsy.com/community/events, and click on the Register Here button to select your class.

The Anatomy of a Sewing Machine class will teach attendees how to thread a machine, wind a bobbin, load the bobbin, and sew in a straight line. Additionally, attendees will learn important sewing vocabulary in order to follow patterns and other tutorials. 
The class will be offered on Thursday, March 31:

  • 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The Easy, Peasy, Squeezy Drawstring Bag class will teach attendees the basics of operating a sewing machine, along with machine techniques needed to make a practical drawstring bag. 
The class will be offered on Friday, April 1:

  • 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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, 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 Dealer, visit www.bernina.com or call (630)978-2500.

Media Contacts for BERNINA of America, Inc.:
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