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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Big Block Quilt
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Overlock Pillow Class
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Advanced Crochet Blanket
Advanced Crochet Blanket
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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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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:

Thursday 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
Full

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

Men Only Class – Make a Casual Shirt
Men Only Class - Make a Casual Shirt
September 6, 2022
Sandy
Available

Join Sandy to make yourself a casual shirt from the example pattern. We will cover all the basic skills for sewing a garment including drafting from the pattern, reading the instructions, cutting and sewing – even the buttonholes!

This is a great introduction to sewing for yourself using your own machine over 4 sessions.

Class Time: 

Begins Tuesday 6 September

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

Jelly Roll Posies Quilt
Jelly Roll Posies Quilt
October 1, 2022
Sandy
Available

ONE SPACE LEFT

 

Join Sandy to make this quilt using a jelly roll plus accent and background fabrics.

This is a great project for an intermediate level 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:

Saturday 1 and Saturday 15 October

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

 

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