Classes

Sewing, Knitting and Crochet

Whangarei Sewing Classes

Expand your sewing, crocheting and knitting today! Our workshops cater for all skillsets. From beginner-friendly through to eye-opening for even the most seasoned crafters. We welcome students at any level looking for a fun and creative experience to join our specific and tailored sewing classes here in Whangarei.

Here at Bernina Northland we seek to ensure classes are fun, engaging and you go away with heaps of knowledge ready for your next craft project.

Sewing Classes

Sewing is a practical must-have skill that’s useful for anyone looking to complete creative projects in Whangarei.

Learn to utilise your sewing machine to its fullest potential. And no, its doesn’t need to be a BERNINA or Bernetta sewing machine to attend our sewing classes.

Could our Whangarei classes help you realise your inner fashion potential? Perhaps you want to undertake a dress making class or a simple cute tote bag.

With our clearly indicated classes, suitable for all ranges – chose the one that is right for you? Join us here at Bernina Northland for Whangarei based, in person sewing classes!

Crochet Classes

Get started with crocheting in Whangarei. We offer beginner or refresher classes for crafties looking to have a fun time making something handmade.

Learn crochet basics stitches: form a chain, do singles and doubles, handle tension, neatly work in rows and rounds. You’ll also discover the wonders of crochet yarns – know the different types, sort by weight class, ply factor and fiber content.

Create and shape your crochet project – work on your first craft project at our Whangarei crochet workshop.

Knitting Classes

Relax and learn how to knit with our Whangarei knitting classes!

Knit with confidence and create your best craftwork yet. Learn to cast on and cast off at your own pace through our expert instruction. Better yet, we provide a cozy and welcoming space for knitters of all ages at Bernina Northland.

Knit and purl simple colourful projects or have fun creating complex knit patterns. With a range of knitting classes available you’ll always find one that piques your interest.

Calendar

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Blueberries and Cream Mystery Quilt Class
Blueberries and Cream Mystery Quilt Class
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Barrell Bag Class
Barrell Bag Class
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Plush Fleece Quillo
Plush Fleece Quillo
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Learn My Bernina –  Retro Caravans Evening Class
Learn My Bernina – Retro Caravans Evening Class
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Ladies Autumn Dress Class
Ladies Autumn Dress Class
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Learn My Bernina – Retro Caravans Day Class
Learn My Bernina – Retro Caravans Day Class
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Blueberries and Cream Mystery Quilt Class
Blueberries and Cream Mystery Quilt Class
May 9, 2022
Sandy
Full

Join Sandy making this mystery quilt. On display are the first 3 blocks. While these blocks are 10” square there are also other sizes smaller and larger.

Learn the intricacies of piecing large and small units while maintaining seam allowances, perfect points and joins that match. All this while making a beautiful quilt.

Sessions will be approx. fortnightly.

Class Time:

Begins Monday 9 May

5pm – 7pm each session

Cost $30 per session + project requirements

A deposit of $40 is required to secure your place in the class

ALL CLASS REQUIREMENTS ARE TO BE PURCHASED THROUGH BERNINA NORTHLAND

Barrell Bag Class
Barrell Bag Class
May 14, 2022
Sandy
Available

2 SPACES LEFT

 

Join Sandy making this versatile Barrell Bag. There are 6 internal pockets and 1 external zippered pocket, so it makes a great gym bag or overnight bag.

Make it in linen like our sample or your choice of cottons or even water-proof fabric for a swimming bag. Your machine needs to be able to use dual feed function or a walking foot.

You need to be confident with you machine however this is a great project for your first step into bag making.

Class Time:

Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 May

10am – 4pm each day

Cost $70 + project requirements

A deposit of $40 is required to secure your place in the class.

ALL CLASS REQUIREMENTS ARE TO BE PURCHASED THROUGH BERNINA NORTHLAND

Plush Fleece Quillo
Plush Fleece Quillo
May 18, 2022
Sandy
Available

Is it a quilt or is it a pillow? It’s both. Join Sandy making this Plush Fleece Quillo mainly using your overlocker while the finishing is done on your standard sewing machine. Choose your fleece theme or follow ours.

 

This is open to any level sewist or crafter with an overlocker and sewing machine

Class Time:

Wednesday 18 May

10am – 4pm

Cost $40 + project requirements

A deposit of $40 is required to secure your place in the class.

ALL CLASS REQUIREMENTS ARE TO BE PURCHASED THROUGH BERNINA NORTHLAND

Learn My Bernina –  Retro Caravans Evening Class
Learn My Bernina – Retro Caravans Evening Class
May 26, 2022
Sandy
Full

Have you recently purchased your BERNINA sewing machine?

Or would you like to learn more about your BERNINA sewing machine that you’ve had for a couple of years?

 

Join Sandy to learn all about your model BERNINA, learn techniques and develop skills while making an amazing project.

This project is specifically designed to learn about your BERNINA and is exclusive to BERNINA Northland and consists of 12 fortnightly sessions.

Class Time:

Evenings        Thursday 26 May

Begin:             5pm – 7pm

Cost $40 per session + project requirements

A deposit of $40 is required to secure your place  

ALL CLASS REQUIREMENTS ARE TO BE PURCHASED THROUGH BERNINA NORTHLAND

 

Ladies Autumn Dress Class
Ladies Autumn Dress Class
May 28, 2022
Sandy
Available

ONE SPACE LEFT

 

Are you new to garment making? Join Sandy making the easy Autumn Dress. We will begin with drafting the pattern for fitting you. Sew the Autumn dress with your overlocker with finishing details on your sewing machine.

This is a great introduction into garment making so come along and have some fun making yourself a dress you’ll love to wear.

Class Time:

Drafting the pattern:

Tuesday 24 May 5pm – 7pm

Sewing Dress:

Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May

10am – 4pm each day

Cost $70 + project requirements

A deposit of $40 is required to secure your place.

ALL CLASS REQUIREMENTS ARE TO BE PURCHASED THROUGH BERNINA NORTHLAND

 

Learn My Bernina – Retro Caravans Day Class
Learn My Bernina – Retro Caravans Day Class
June 1, 2022
Sandy
Full

Have you recently purchased your BERNINA sewing machine?

Or would you like to learn more about your BERNINA sewing machine that you’ve had for a couple of years?

Join Sandy to learn all about your model BERNINA, learn techniques and develop skills while making an amazing project.

This project is specifically designed to learn about your BERNINA and is exclusive to BERNINA Northland and consists of 12 fortnightly sessions.

Class Time:

Mornings        Wednesday 1st June

Begin:             10am – 12noon

Cost $40 per session + project requirements

A deposit of $40 is required to secure your place  

ALL CLASS REQUIREMENTS ARE TO BE PURCHASED THROUGH BERNINA NORTHLAND

 

Woven Wall Hanging
Woven Wall Hanging
June 11, 2022
Sandy
Available

Join Sandy for some fun weaving fabric to make this wonderful wall hanging.

The weaving for the 3 panels will be the focus of the class so no sewing machine is required, however completing the project will be discussed and instructions provided

This is open to any level sewist or crafter.

Class Time:

Saturday 11 June and Sunday 12 June

10am – 4pm each day

Cost: $70 + project requirements

A deposit of $40 is required to secure your place in the class.

ALL CLASS REQUIREMENTS ARE TO BE PURCHASED THROUGH BERNINA NORTHLAND

Fun With Rope Class
Fun With Rope Class
July 2, 2022
Sandy
Available

ONE SPACE LEFT

 

Join Sandy making a rope bags. We will begin with the smaller craft / shoulder bag then move onto the larger  two-tone tote.

Come along to have some fun and learn the tricks and techniques for stitching in 3D.

You need to be confident with your sewing machine to enjoy this class.

Class Time:

Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 July

10am – 4pm each day

Cost $70 + project requirements

A deposit of $40 is required to secure your place in the class.

ALL CLASS REQUIREMENTS ARE TO BE PURCHASED THROUGH BERNINA NORTHLAND

Handmade Sock Class
Handmade Sock Class
July 5, 2022
Nicola
Available

Join Nicola to knit socks using a toe-up technique that is fitted to your foot. You will learn casting on, foot length, heel gusset and turning, leg lengths and casting off.

Four fortnightly sessions allow time to knit between.

Class Time:

Begins Tuesday 5 July

1pm – 4pm each day

Cost: $40 per session + project requirements

A deposit of $40 is required to secure your place in the class.

ALL CLASS REQUIREMENTS ARE TO BE PURCHASED THROUGH BERNINA NORTHLAND

Beginning Knitting Class
Beginning Knitting Class
July 7, 2022
Sandy
Available

Are you able to knit a little but want more guidance to complete projects? Do you get puzzled with reading the pattern?

Join Sandy to knit a small vest to gain confidence towards independent knitting. We will be focusing on all skills involved with garment knitting, casting on, ribbing, colour changing, stitches, armhole and necklines, bands etc.

There is also the possibility of continuing to a second project later in the year.

 

Class Time:

Begins Thursday 7 July

10am – midday each session

Cost: $30 per session

A deposit of $40 is required to secure your place in the class.

ALL CLASS REQUIREMENTS ARE TO BE PURCHASED THROUGH BERNINA NORTHLAND

Jelly Roll Bones Quilt
Jelly Roll Bones Quilt
July 9, 2022
Sandy
Available

Join Sandy to make this quilt using a jelly roll. Our sample has a darker complimentary fabric, what will you choose? Ask Amanda or Sandy for help choosing after you’ve decided on which jelly roll you will use.

 

This is a great project for a confident beginner sewist. Held over two days we will focus on preparation, cutting and sewing so come along and build your skills and confidence.

Class Time:

Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 July

10am – 4pm each day

Cost $70 + project requirements

A deposit of $40 is required to secure your place in the class.

ALL CLASS REQUIREMENTS ARE TO BE PURCHASED THROUGH BERNINA NORTHLAND

Ladies Kimono Class
Ladies Kimono Class
July 23, 2022
Sandy
Available

Join Sandy making a BERNINA Ladies Kimono. We made our version in soft rayon and added shirred cuffs mainly using French seaming with a contrast binding.

Learn about these techniques while making yourself something special to layer with during the cooler months.

Use both your overlocker and sewing machine making the BERNINA Kimono

Class Time:

Drafting the pattern:

Tuesday 19 July 5pm – 7pm

Sewing Garment:

Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 July

10am – 4pm each day

Cost $70 + project requirements

A deposit of $40 is required to secure your place in the class.

ALL CLASS REQUIREMENTS ARE TO BE PURCHASED THROUGH BERNINA NORTHLAND

Big Block Quilt
Big Block Quilt
August 11, 2022
Sandy
Available

Join Sandy to make this quilt using big blocks. While our sample has 20 blocks our class will use 9 blocks making an approx. 65” square quilt

 

This is a great project for a confident beginner sewist. Held over two days with a fortnight between we will focus on preparation, cutting and sewing so come along and build your skills and confidence.

Class Time:

Wednesday 11 and 25 August

10am – 4pm each day

Cost $70 + project requirements

A deposit of $40 is required to secure your place in the class.

ALL CLASS REQUIREMENTS ARE TO BE PURCHASED THROUGH BERNINA NORTHLAND

Overlock Pillow Class
Overlock Pillow Class
August 31, 2022
Sandy
Available

Join Sandy using both overlock and cover-seam stitches to make this decorative pillow cover. Choose your colour scheme or follow our sample colours

Learn about the various overlock and cover-seam stitches as seams and for decorative uses.

Class Time:

Wednesday 31 August

10am – 4pm

Cost $40 + project requirements

A deposit of $40 is required to secure your place in the class.

ALL CLASS REQUIREMENTS ARE TO BE PURCHASED THROUGH BERNINA NORTHLAND

Advanced Crochet Blanket
Advanced Crochet Blanket
September 2, 2022
Sandy
Available

ONE SPACE LEFT

 

All participants must have completed their project from the Learn to Crochet class prior to joining this class OR already be confident with crochet.

Please note: you are expected to understand stitches including their formation and have mastered appropriate tension.

Class Time:

Begins Friday 2 September

1pm – 3pm each session

Cost $30 per session + project requirements

A deposit of $40 is required to secure your place in the class.

ALL CLASS REQUIREMENTS ARE TO BE PURCHASED THROUGH BERNINA NORTHLAND

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