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:


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
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: $ 125.00
Create the fashion of your dreams in our beautiful studio. Get one on one help with your cosplay/design creations. Learn tricks of the trade for this type of sewing... Read more

Cost: $ 200.00
Master your DesignWorks software with the help of BERNINA educator, Debbi Lashbrook and in house software expert, Vanessa Empire.

Cost: $ 150.00
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
Learn the technique for in the hoop embroidery to make a cute pot holder, pin cushion or mug rug.

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
Relax and enjoy your time off in a positive environment with a great group of people! Classes focus on building basic skills sewing and creating bags, accessories for fashion or home, gifts, and other fun projects while building life skills in sewing.

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 home dec applications on your new machine! Techniques include mitered corners, piping and more!

Cost: $ 100.00
Master your new BERNINA Embroidery Sewing Machine in this class! This class is free if you purchased your machine from Studio BERNINA.

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
Let the Fabric do the work! Kaleidoscopes appear in this method of quilting. Each block is unique and fun!

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
This class is not opened to the public, and is reserved for our advanced students that have completed the entire Fundamentals Curriculum, including...

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
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
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.