At Cherry Pie Bernina we offer a number of basic classes on a regular basis and other tutored classes from time to time. We have a special Christmas project programme and other special events including Bernina Club. Bernina Club is open to anyone not just those who operate a Bernina Sewing Machine. Currently our most popular class is our 5 week overlocking course followed closely by our new beginners patchwork class.

To ensure our classes run well we do have some conditions and these are published below for your information.

Class Conditions and Information.

 Please read the following carefully when signing up for our classes. We are here to help you and these guidelines help us to continue to provide a great class programme for everyone.


  • The cost of the class covers tuition only unless otherwise stated.
  • At times there may be an additional pattern or materials fee this will be stated on the class and the needs list.
  • Classes are held at Cherry Pie Bernina 204 Oxford Street Levin unless otherwise stated on the class enrolment form.
  • All classes are to be pre-paid.
  • Your place in a class is only confirmed when you have paid a deposit of at least half of the class cost with the remainder payable at least 14 days before the commencement of the class.
  • Cherry Pie Bernina staff reserve the right to replace a registration with another students if the class fee has not been paid in full 14 days before the class. Should this happen the partial payment received can be transferred to another class.
  • If the class is cancelled by Cherry Pie Bernina you will receive a full refund.
  • To receive a full refund (if you wish to cancel out of a class) you must do so 14 days before the class. After this if you cancel out of a class you will need to find a replacement person, if you cannot find a replacement person there will be a fee of 25% of the class cost.
  • If booking for a class with a guest tutor the full class fee is payable when booking. If cancelling less than 3 weeks before the class there will be a 50% refund if cancelled three weeks unless you find a replacement person.
  • It is your responsibility to attend all the classes…if a class is missed there may be no opportunity to have an extra lesson as classes run back to back. If a tutor is unable to attend a class or changes a class the students will still receive the same number of lessons as booked for.
  • When signing up to one of our classes you accept the terms and conditions as stated on this page.


  • Please ensure that the form attached is completed and returned with your deposit by post/fax/email/or in person.
  • Enrolments made by phone/fax/email will only be accepted if payment is made by credit card.
  • Full payment must be made with 14 days of the commencement of the class to guarantee your place in a class.
  • Class numbers are restricted so early enrolments are advisable.


  • If you require accommodation please indicate this on your enrolment and we will send you an options sheet.

Class Pre-Requisites

  • During classes it is important that you know how to use your machine.
  • If you are a new sewer or returning sewer and have not used a machine before or for many years it is important to have a lesson on your machine before starting a class.
  • Classes are for teaching you how to sew/patchwork not how to operate your machine.
  • We are now providing a class for this. It will be before the beginning of each new round of classes.
  • These will be limited to four and cost $15 for 1 hour or alternatively you can book an individual, 40 - 60 minute, one-on-one lesson with a tutor, cost $20. You must bring your machine, manual and all accessories with you.
  • Any brand of machine eligible for this class.