Adult Sewing Classes

Plus Patchwork, Overlocking and Machine Embroidery


A great class for beginners. Learn to use multi-size patterns and lots of basic techniques.
We have sewing machines and overlockers for you to use during the class. We now sell beautiful dress fabrics which will be available to you as well as our Kwik Sew and New Look patterns which are great for beginners. You will get a requirements list upon payment for the class. During the course you get a 10% discount on all purchases in store.

Class Dates Prices Times
Tuesday Evening 3rd October  $25.00  5.30pm-7.30pm
 Tuesday Evening 10th October  $25.00  5.30pm-7.30pm
 Tuesday Evening  25th October $25.00  5.30pm-7.30pm
 Tuesday Evening  31st October  $25.00  5.30pm-7.30pm


This is a free demonstration. Come and learn how to sew wonderful quilt blocks using 2 ½ inch strips of fabric.  Every month you will learn a new block and quilting tips and tricks.

2017 Dates:

Month Date Time
September Friday 29th 9:30am – 10:30am
October Friday 27th 9:30am – 10:30am
November Friday 24th 9.30am-10.30am


This is an informal group on Tuesdays. Beginner patchwork class is at 9:30am until 12:30pm and the informal quilting class is at 1:00pm until 3:30pm. Bring existing projects or start new ones. Fee for each class is $25.00.  All classes held at Bernina Tauranga on Tuesdays.

2017 Dates:

Beginners Patchwork Time Quilting Time
October  3rd,10th,17th.24th,31st 9:30am- 12:00pm 12:30pm- 3:00pm
November 7th 14th,21st last class 9.30am-12.00pm 12.30pm-3.00pm


This class is a free for all patchwork class where you can come and make your own patchwork project with all the ladies input, but Robyn’s final say (haha). The tuition fee is $25.00 per night. This classes are held in the evenings for people that work during the day and just need help getting their projects started and finished.

2017 Dates:      TUESDAY EVENINGS

Month Date  Time
 October 3rd,10th,24th,31st  5.30pm-7.30pm
 November 7th,21st last class  5.30pm-7.30pm


If you have brought a Bernina overlocker this is a wonderful class to learn how to use your new machine.  The class will cover threading, tension and the stitches available on your machine.  Be sure to get your name down as spaces fill fast. Please bring your own machine and threads.

The class is $20.00 for the morning, however, you will be given a $20.00 gift pack worth of goods to use on your overlocker to make overlocking a breeze.  Be quick to book into one of these classes as they fill in very, very fast.

This class is from 9:30am till 12:00pm.


This is held once a month using your own embroidery machine used for making projects with like-minded sewing enthusiasts. The cost of the class is a $60.00 yearly fee. This price includes any notes for projects, tea, coffee and lots of fun and laughter.

2017 Dates:

Month Date  Time
October Thursday  12th 1pm-4.30pm
November Thursday  9th Last Class 2017 1pm-4.30pm

BERNINA 7 SERIES        2017

This class is a get together with other 7 series and Bernina 880   machine owners . Get the full potential out of your machine . This is a free class for customers who have purchased their Bernina 7 Series from Bernina Tauranga.  If you have purchased your Bernina from elsewhere you are more than welcome to come and join the class and the fee is $80.00 for the year.

2017 Dates:

Dates Series 7 Time  
October Wednesday 4th or Friday 6th 10am-2.30pm
November Wednesday 1st or Friday 3rd 10am-2.30pm


Come and learn your brand new Bernina machine. A class is being held for anybody whom has purchased a Bernina. You can either bring your own machine or we may be able to supply you with one. This is a class to learn your machine and the different techniques stitches etc that it is capable. This is a free class if you have purchased a Bernina machine.

2017 Dates:  These classes are held once a month.

To be advised


Bernette Club is a hands-on sewing group.  You will learn new projects and how to use your machine to its full potential. So bring along your machines, sew in a group and learn new tips and tricks.
As a member of the Bernette Club you also get a 10% discount card for our store and you will be the first to hear about any specials we are having instore.

Fees are $5.00 per month or $40.00 for the year. This price includes tea, coffee, lots of learning, fun and laughter.  All classes held at Bernina Tauranga.

2017 Dates

Date Time
October Thursday  12th  9am-12.30pm
November Thursday  9th  9am-12.30pm


Bernina Club is a monthly sewing club for anyone who owns a Bernina.
This is a demonstration only event where you will be shown interesting craft and sewing techniques. Receive 4 Bernina Inspirational magazines as well as notes on everything you are shown.  Throughout the year guest tutors will demonstrate their specialised methods.  This is a great way to be with likeminded sewing enthusiasts and learn to use the full potential of your machines.

The fee is $85.00 for the year which includes a 10% discount loyalty card for Bernina Tauranga store.
Bernina Club will also be available online for Bernina Club members.  If you would like to be an online member only the fee is $70.00 for the year, you can still download all the notes for every month of Bernina Club.

Tauranga Bernina Club 2017

 October Wednesday 18th  5:30pm – 7:30pm
 October Thursday 19th  9:30am – 11:30am & 1:00pm – 3:00pm
 October Friday 20th  9:30am – 11:30am
 October Saturday 21st  9:30am – 11:30am
 November Wednesday 15th  5:30pm – 7:30pm
 November Thursday 16th  9:30am – 11:30am & 1:00pm – 3:00pm
 November Friday 17th  9:30am – 11:30am
 November Saturday 18th  9:30am – 11:30am
Bernina Sewing Centre
387 Cameron Road  Tauranga
Phone:  07-928 5815