The Sewing School

Thank you for your interest in our sewing school.  Our sewing school was developed 35 years ago...and we continue to teach beginners, designers and artists the skills needed to sew your dreams into reality. 

Fundamentals of Fine Garment Sewing
- Our Basic Sewing program emphasizes classic garment construction, as it was taught in the 1930's and 1940's.  Learn to sew from the very beginning or fine tune your skills for a professional finish.Our Fundamental Series is our most popular series for the creative person that wants to be able to independently sew what they want, along with having successful results in fit, flattery and design.

Fundamentals of Fitting
- The cours on Fitting explores drafting and measurements on the paper pattern and then completes the education by applying additional pattern edits to the cloth.  This 3-D soft architectural program emphasizes what makes a proper fit and how to achieve the desired polished look in all of your garments.

Design, Fit & Sew- These classes are a great place to start after completing the Basics.  In these classes you will complete wardrobe staples that are made to fit you, your style and body so that they are the most flattering garments that bring out the very best you can be.

Classic Garment Construction- These classes focus on the classic construction of wardrobe staples that every woman needs to look her best!  Take these classes to learn the classical way for constructing couture garments that will fit you and last a lifetime.

New Owner
-  These classes were designed by Susan Igou & Vanessa Empire to teach new BERNINA owners all about their new machines.  If you purchased your machine from Studio BERNINA these classes are complimentary*, a small kit fee may be required for fabric, and kit preparation. 

Additional classes listed including Kids and Quilting are below. 

  • Monday 10am - 5pm
  • Tuesday - Thurs 10am - 6pm
  • Fri & Sat 10am - 5pm
  • *Closed Sunday
  • Address:
    2850 Arapahoe Rd., Ste 100
    Lafayette, CO
  • Phone:


Once students have completed the Fundamentals Course (Minimum Required course is Part I), a Studio class is designed to work independently on a project of your choosing with instructors assistance.

Cost: $ 130.00
Learn to sew from the beginning or fine tune your skills as you create your Basic Sewing Workbook. Studies and sewing samples will include: seams and seam finishes, darts, gathering and easing and zippers. Practice workbook techniques and learn sleeve construction...

Cost: $ 300.00
Studio BERNINA presents All About Embroidery Sewcial Club from BERNINA of America. Ten great monthly lessons focused on machine embroidery techniques, stabilizers, design collections and exclusive embroidery features!

Cost: $ 130.00
Discover the wonders and sew like a pro with a new Bernina foot each month! Cash in on big savings on the feet, try before you buy, and build a reference book for the feet!

Cost: $ 130.00
The classic pencil skirt effortlessly adds an air of class and femininity to a woman's posture and form. Whether it's with color or texture or pattern, the pencil skirt is getting a well-deserved makeover, designed by you.

Cost: $ 200.00
Want to step into the world of serging, but find looking at all those spools of thread make you want to put the thing back in the closet? Join us for a day and we will walk you through using your serger, from parts and threading through the most common applications of the various stitches that can be used.

Cost: $ 40.00
Create the fashion of your dreams in our beautiful studio. Get one on one help with your creations. Learn tricks of the trade for this type of sewing... Read more

Cost: $ 130.00
BERNINA has teamed up with Studio BERNINA to host monthly in-store Software Sampler Club sessions. Learn each tool and master new software techniques while enjoying the friendship of fellow BERNINA owners.

Cost: $ 130.00
Join us for a 2-Day Workshop to learn to do Machine Embroidery/Applique to create these super applique stitch outs!

Cost: $ 140.00
This sewing class is for ages 7-12. Build fundamental life skills, while learning to sew fun projects that inspire creativity while building a strong foundation for a future in loving sewing!

Cost: $ 150.00
Ages 7-12 This class is designed to build fundamental skills while encouraging creativity and confidence at the sewing machine, for a lifetime of sewing their dreams into reality.

Cost: $ 150.00
Step into the world of sewing, or refresh your memory and become inspired by learning about the care and maintenance of your new machine, and basics of textiles needles and thread.

Cost: $ 100.00
Learn the garment and practical sewing features on your machine. Some techniques will vary based on the model. Learn your machine to the fullest for sewing garments, alterations or just quick jobs!

Cost: $ 100.00
Learn the basics of quilting and applique on YOUR machine! Take your applique and quilting projects to the next level in this beginners course!

Cost: $ 100.00
Learn the basics of home dec applications on your new machine! Techniques include mitered corners, piping and more!

Cost: $ 100.00
This class comes with your NEW BERNINA SERGER! This class will take the mystery out of threading your new serger and changing it's functionality from overlocking to rolled hem.

Cost: $ 80.00
Learn to Quilt Beginning to end... From beginner to advanced

Cost: $ 500.00
16 week Quilting class to learn to quilt Block by Block! This class is for beginning quilters as well as those who just want to brush up on techniques. It's packed with information, tips and techniques! You will make a workbook to keep for future quilts you create, complete with all of the techniques used to make 100's of quilts in the future! See more...

Cost: $ 500.00
Work on any quilting project (or UFO's) in a fun group, with like-minded people under the guidance of an expert quilter.

Cost: $ 80.00
Fun and fancy stitching using the decorative stitches on your Bernina to enhance a crazy quilt.

Cost: $ 50.00
In this workshop, students will learn the two basic methods of finishing quilts on a home sewing machine, straight-line quilting with a walking foot, and free-motion quilting.

Cost: $ 90.00
Learn the fundamentals of a tailored millinery course.

Cost: $ 100.00
Learn how to sew this versatile accessory in your choice of fabric.

Cost: $ 25.00
Throw pillows can add the finishing touches to your personal space... but they are usually expensive and not exactly what you want! Learn to sew and make your very own throw pillows out of the perfect fabric, with custom made piping of the same color, or a complimentary pillow, add a zipper and voila! Some sewing experience required.

Cost: $ 45.00
Workshop for garment techniques

Make palazzo pants

Cost: $ FREE
After completing your Fundamentals series, our Sewing Studio classes provide a place for you to grow your sewing knowledge and experience by

Cost: $ 130.00
Once students have completed the Fundamentals Course (Minimum Required course is Part I), a Studio class is designed to work independently on a project of your choosing with instructors assistance.

Cost: $ 130.00
Construct this classic, simple but fully tailored, collar-less jacket often seen as an integral part of Kate Middleton’s wardrobe.

Cost: $ 500.00
Registration and Store Policies: You are confirmed for class only when you have paid. If you cancel prior to 7 days of the beginning of class, a refund will be issued. Full refunds will be issued if minimum enrollment is not reached and the class is cancelled.Payments for classes by credit card will be refunded only as store credit. Please refrain from wearing perfume/cologne and all fragrances in the classroom.

*New Owner Classes are free to purchasers of Machines from Studio BERNINA.  Some New Owner classes require a kit fee that must be paid when enrolling in the class.