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Software Sampler Club

Software Sampler

If you have Bernina Embroidery Software 8, this will be a very exciting group for you to join. We are delighted to offer you a hands-on software class which gets you using your computer in fun, creative ways, and gets you more comfortable with your software. You will not only work on creating your own designs in class, but you will go home with a cd that includes the complete lesson plan and a video tutorial with step by step instructions as taught in class. The only thing you need to bring to this class is your laptop with your software already loaded. It is recommended that you be comfortable saving files on your computer before taking this class. If you are not comfortable doing that, please call CS Sewing for a private lesson with one of our instructors. MONTHLY CLASS FEE $25.00

Subject matter listed below, but please remember that every lesson has so much to take away!  Try to not let the project determine your interest:

CLASS TIME:  11am-2pm  (All classes fall on a Friday unless otherwise notes)

Friday, May 18th, 11am-2pm     Leave Your Imprint

Friday, June 8th, 11am-2pm      Picture This

Friday, July 13th, 11am-2pm     

Friday, August 10th, 11am-2pm     

Friday, September 14th, 11am-2pm     

Friday, October 12th, 11am-2pm     

Friday, November 9th, 11am-2pm     

The projects descriptions are not listed with each class because we believe each one of these classes to be extremely beneficial.  Whether you want to sew out the completed project or not really has no bearing as to the fact that you are going to learn things you will not grab from reading the manual.  We encourage you to join us because education and hands-on use is key to your success! 

Click here for the SUPPLY LIST in pdf


Mastering BERNINA Software 8 - Video Lessons

Learn BERNINA Software 8 at your own pace, anywhere, anytime with these great videos by Debbi Lashbrook (BERNINA of America) Simply click on a title to view a video.  Debbi is working on more Software 8 videos.  As new videos are added this page will be updated.


  1. Tour of the Screen The first step to becoming a BERNINA Embroidery Software 8 master is to familiarize yourself with the screen interface.
  2. View Toolbar. Discover all the icons in the View Toolbar in BERNINA Embroidery Software 8.
  3. Tools to Learn the Software.  BERNINA Embroidery Software 8 has features and functions to help you learn the software.
  4. Saving and Sending Designs to the Machine.  How do you get the design to your embroidery machine and ready to stitch?
  5. Open vs. Insert.  What is the difference between "open" and "insert"?
  6. Overview Window.  Discover the functions of the Overview Window in BERNINA Embroidery Software 8.
  7. Setting Options. Learn to properly set up BERNINA Embroidery Software 8 options to get the most from your software.
  8. Finding Designs. The location of built-in designs for BERNINA Embroidery Software 8 is in a new location.
  9. Zoom Toolbar.  Discover how to properly use the Zoom Toolbar in BERNINA Embroidery Software 8.
  10. Articles.  Add T-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets and more to a design.  Learn how to change the size and color of the articles you add to the background.
  11. Dockers. What are dockers and how do you change the view of the dockers.
  12. Hoop Selection.  Learn how to select hoops and feet for your embroidery machine so that the designs you create will fit inside the hoop.
  13. Changing the Display Colors. Learn how to change the display colors in Software 8 to make it easier to view the designs.
  14. Altering the Background of Designs. Discover the ways that the background of designs in BERNINA Embroidery Software 8 can be changed.
  15. Calibrating your Screen.  Calibrate your screen so that your 100% view of a design is actual size.
  16. Applying Fabrics. Applying fabrics correctly will help provide you with optimal stitching results.  Watch this tutorial for tips on applying fabrics.

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We are a small family owned business serving all of Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.
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