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BERNINA L8 Overlocker Party

May 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


In this one-of-a-kind 1-day BERNINA L8 Overlocker Event, we will teach you when the best times are to use a serger to speed up your sewing projects. We will show you how a serger can make your seams look 10 times more professional, and make beautiful rolled hems and edgings. If you are sewing knits or anything stretchy, a serger is a must. Best of all, it cuts sewing time in half!

In this all-day hands-on Bernina event, you will learn how to overclock sleeves, cuffs, ribbing for necklines, and even quilt piecing and binding on a serger! Spend time mastering gathering, coverstitch seams, and rolled hemming on BERNINA’s amazing family of simple to use air threading sergers.

Your certified BERNINA serger instructor, Sandra Swick, will expertly explain the value of owning your own overlock machine. Check out her complete bio below. Hint: Her quilts have been on the space shuttle!

All sergers, fabric, and thread will be provided. Bring a friend!

Fee: $49.99

May 13 (Fri)   9 – 4pm or
May 14 (Sat)  9 – 4pm

Sergers truly are one of the wonders of the sewing world, sometimes referred to as the “microwave” of the sewing room, yet most people don’t know why they need one. They will save you time and make your sewing more efficient. But, just like a microwave, we also do not use it for everything; we do not cook Thanksgiving dinner in the microwave. 😉

Why you need a serger and what they do:

  • Sewing knits, fleece, sweatshirt fabric, or anything stretchy.
  • Overlock and seam in one pass.
  • Stitch beautiful rolled hems on lightweight and sheer fabrics in minutes.
  • Create decorative edges using thicker threads not meant for a sewing machine.
  • Sew faster than a sewing machine.
  • Insert elastic, beads, wire, cording, and pearls along any edge using one of the many available accessory serger feet.
  • Simplify and speed up the gathering of lighter-weight fabrics.
  • Fashion the same commercial-looking seams and hems using optional built-in coverstitch settings.
  • Add zippers to simple bags and home-dec items such as pillows.
  • A serger can even do “quilt-as-you-go” techniques faster than a sewing machine!
  • Pinterest projects go together much quicker on a serger.
  • Keep fabrics from unraveling more than necessary by finishing raw edges with a serged edge.

Why you need a Bernina serger from Heirloom Creations

  • Multiple serger models to select from for all budget levels.
  • Expert serger specialists are on staff to help you select the right serger for the type of serging you will be doing.
  • All sergers are tested before they leave the store.
  • Hands-on Serger Mastery classes are free with your purchase.
  • Heirloom Creations is the only store in the area that offers scheduled hands-on serger classes taught by internationally known serger expert, Sara Snuggerud.
  • Enjoy additional scheduled serger workshops to learn where and how to adapt current sewing projects into faster-serged projects.
  • Learn even more by bringing your serger and your current seger project to one of our scheduled Semi-Private sewing classes.
  • Free online tutorial videos via our Sewing Mastery website are at your fingertips to help get you started and become an expert one short video at a time.
  • Over 400 free videos on just sergers!

Already own a serger?
Join any of our scheduled serger classes or serger workshops to learn everything your serger can do. We have found if serger owners take just one class they will find a new bond and friendship with their serger.

Between Sara’s hands-on classes, her serger YouTube videos, and the debut of her online Serger Craftsy class, there is no excuse for not taking advantage of the expertise right here in Sioux Falls.

Sergers need not be scary! Heirloom Creations has got you covered when it comes to learning and understanding sergers. From people who can answer serger questions, the service department who can service all brands of sergers, to the formal classes and training to learn how to use a serger from A to Z, Heirloom Creations is your Sioux Falls serger mecca.


Meet Your Presenter – Sandra Swick

Sandra Larson Swick has the unique distinction of sending one of her prize quilts into outer space! The quilt was signed by more than one hundred former students of astronauts and Teachers in Space, Barbara Morgan, and traveled with her to the International Space Station in 2007. But Sandra is equally thrilled to share her passion for sewing and textiles with earthbound students of all ages and abilities! With degrees in education from the University of Oregon, Sandra blends classic teaching skills with spunky humor to present project-oriented one-day or multi-day events and retreats that send participants home with fresh enthusiasm and inspiration. She’s a master instructor in not only quilting, but embroidery, garment construction, overlockers, and specialty projects and crafts.

A certified BERNINA technician and international teacher, Sandra has more than 20 years’ experience selling, sewing, and teaching professionally with BERNINA machines, overlockers, and embroidery software and design. She eagerly shares her extensive knowledge and experience, providing expert and individualized sales consultations to help customers select the perfect BERNINA machine that will launch them into their next sewing orbit.

Sandra loves crisscrossing the United States as an eight-year veteran of the BERNINA Event Team, but happily returns to a log home she shares with her husband, two cats, and an enormous fabric collection in the woods on the edge of Lake Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Why You Need a Serger from Heirloom Creations


May 13
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Heirloom Creations Event Center
4020 S Hawthorne Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57105 United States
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