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This club will explore all avenues of embroidery from monograms to quilting in the hoop, and everything in between. This is a hands on embroidery class, where you will learn techniques that can be applied to all types of projects. Any model of machine is welcome.

Cost: $ 150.00
2024 Challenge Anaheim
- May 04, 2024 10:00 am

Mel's Fat Quarter Challenge 2024

Cost: $ 5.00
2024 Challenge Tustin
- May 04, 2024 10:00 am

Mel's Fat Quarter Challenge 2024

Cost: $ 5.00
This club will explore all avenues of embroidery from monograms to quilting in the hoop, and everything in between. This is a hands on embroidery class, where you will learn techniques that can be applied to all types of projects. Any model of machine is welcome.

Cost: $ 150.00
BERNINA Software Club 2024
- Jun 15, 2024 12:00 am

Building blocks of Software 9: Volume 1

Cost: $ 150.00
Join the BERNINA Education Team for a Dealer Exclusive Livestream Event to introduce our customers to the NEW Top of the Line BERNINA

Cost: $ FREE
Join the BERNINA Education Team for a Dealer Exclusive Livestream Event to introduce our customers to the NEW Top of the Line BERNINA

Cost: $ FREE
Bernina 4 Series Instruction Class Wait List

Cost: $ FREE
BERNINA 770, 735, 570 535 Instruction Wait List

Cost: $ FREE
Finish Up Class with Ruth - Wait List
- Dec 31, 2024 12:00 pm

Need some time to finish projects from the Creative Sewing Club or any class that you have taken with Ruth? Here is your chance!!

Cost: $ FREE
This instructional class is for owners of the listed models who purchased their machine from Mel's Sewing & Fabric Center. If you did not purchase your machine from us, please call the store for more information.

Cost: $ FREE
BERNINA Serge of Creativity - Tustin
- Apr 23, 2024 09:30 am

Special Invitation to try the BERNINA L890 Serger!

Cost: $ 35.00
BERNINA Serge of Creativity - Anaheim
- Apr 30, 2024 09:30 am

Special Invitation to try the BERNINA L890 Serger!

Cost: $ 35.00
BERNINA Serge of Creativity - Anaheim
- Apr 30, 2024 01:30 pm

Special Invitation to try the BERNINA L890 Serger!

Cost: $ 35.00
6 hour class on operating the sewing machine.

Cost: $ FREE
This hands-on class includes instruction on machine/module setup, embroidery preparation, basic embroidery supplies, hoop adjustments & calibration, embroidery functions, accessing designs, customizing thread colors, sequence control, saving & deleting designs, word art and combining motifs with text. Embroidery software options will also be discussed.

Cost: $ FREE
This hands-on class includes instruction on machine/module setup, embroidery preparation, basic embroidery supplies, hoop adjustments & calibration, embroidery functions, accessing designs, customizing thread colors, sequence control, saving & deleting designs, word art and combining motifs with text. Embroidery software options will also be discussed.

Cost: $ FREE
This 6 hour hands-on class is on BERNINA machine basics for owners of the listed models who purchased their machine from Mel's Sewing & Fabric Center. If you did not purchase your machine from us, please call the store for more information.

Cost: $ FREE
Get on this list so you can be called when we schedule our next event. Learn the ins and outs of your new BERNINA Q16 or Q20. No charge for customer who purchased their machine from Mel's.

Cost: $ FREE
Interested in a sit down quilting machine? Join us in this try before you buy class and experience the ease of quilting with BERNINA Long Arm Expert, Robin Phippins. In this half-day event, students will gain a hands-on experience with Longarm quilting. You will learn free-motion techniques, Rulerwork, Echo Quilting and more. One student per machine - SPACE IS LIMITED!!! This class is for individuals who do not own a BERNINA sit-down quilting machine.

Cost: $ FREE
BERNINA's latest L 890 and L860 machines are full of innovative features and lets you sew, cut and finish in one easy step! This Mastery class will give you the confidence and expertise to get the most out of your new machine. Students will learn threading (One-step BERNINA Air Threader; color-coded one-path threading), maintenance, navigation, different stitches and how to switch between them, and much more. (L860 owners will be able to pack up a bit earlier than the L890 since they do not offer the Cover and Chain stitch options.)

Cost: $ FREE
Students must have taken the embroidery guidebook class prior to taking this class. Join us to learn more about the new features available to the 770Plus QEE model owners. The new sewing features will be shown as well as all the new embroidery features and functions. Pinpoint placement samples will be stitched.

Cost: $ FREE
This hands-on class includes instruction on machine/module setup, embroidery preparation, basic embroidery supplies, hoop adjustments & calibration, embroidery functions, accessing designs, customizing thread colors, sequence control, saving & deleting designs, word art and combining motifs with text. Embroidery software options will also be discussed.

Cost: $ FREE
With this class we offer one 3 hour hands-on classes to learn the BERNINA basics

Cost: $ FREE
Learn all the basic computer skills necessary for machine embroidery

Cost: $ FREE
Students must have taken the sewing & embroidery guidebook class prior to taking this class. Join us to learn more about the new features available on the 790 PRO. The new sewing features will be shown as well as all the new embroidery features and functions.

Cost: $ FREE
BERNINA 880 790 590 Instruction Wait List

Cost: $ FREE
In this class you will learn the extra features that the BERNINA top of the line machines can do in embroidery. Include will be: Color Wheel Editing - group & ungroup Rearrange stitch order Resizing between points Free point positioning Endless embroidery (Exercise only - not stitched out) Importing stitches Shaping (880 only) (Exercise only - not stitched out)

Cost: $ FREE
Gain the information and confidence you need to use your serger to it's fullest extent.

Cost: $ FREE
This hands-on class is designed to introduce you to the new features found in Bernina Embroidery Software 9 program. This 3-hour class will include instruction on keyboard lettering, applique, and more.

Cost: $ FREE
In this 3 hour class you will go beyond the basics of what your BERNINA 880/790 can do.Included in this class is: Sideways motion stitching Multi-directional stitches - single mode & combi mode Connecting stitches Stitch designer Saving stitches to USB Importing stitches from software

Cost: $ FREE
This club will explore all avenues of embroidery from monograms to quilting in the hoop, and everything in between. This is a hands-on embroidery class, where you will learn techniques that can be applied to all types of projects. Any model of machine is welcome.

Cost: $ 150.00
Join the Creative Sewing Club for lots of sewing fun in a new club format. Club will meet in February, April, June, September and November for a full day. This will give you plenty of time to finish your projects in a supportive environment. Club members will make a variety of sewing projects from bags to home decor projects and everything in between. Students will learn finishing tips and tricks for a professional looking finished product. This club is designed for anyone who owns a sewing machine from entry level to top of the line. All levels of sewers are welcome.

Cost: $ 150.00
This club will explore all avenues of embroidery from monograms to quilting in the hoop, and everything in between. This is a hands on embroidery class, where you will learn techniques that can be applied to all types of projects. Any model of machine is welcome.

Cost: $ 150.00
This club will explore all avenues of embroidery from monograms to quilting in the hoop, and everything in between. This is a hands on embroidery class, where you will learn techniques that can be applied to all types of projects. Any model of machine is welcome.

Cost: $ 150.00
This club will explore all avenues of embroidery from monograms to quilting in the hoop, and everything in between. This is a hands on embroidery class, where you will learn techniques that can be applied to all types of projects. Any model of machine is welcome.

Cost: $ 150.00
This club will explore all avenues of embroidery from monograms to quilting in the hoop, and everything in between. This is a hands on embroidery class, where you will learn techniques that can be applied to all types of projects. Any model of machine is welcome.

Cost: $ 150.00
This club will explore all avenues of embroidery from monograms to quilting in the hoop, and everything in between. This is a hands on embroidery class, where you will learn techniques that can be applied to all types of projects. Any model of machine is welcome.

Cost: $ 150.00
Prep class to be prepared for the next club

Cost: $ 25.00
This club will explore all avenues of embroidery from monograms to quilting in the hoop, and everything in between. This is a hands on embroidery class, where you will learn techniques that can be applied to all types of projects. Any model of machine is welcome.

Cost: $ 150.00
Join the Creative Sewing Club for lots of sewing fun in a new club format. Club will meet in February, April, June, September and November for a full day. This will give you plenty of time to finish your projects in a supportive environment. Club members will make a variety of sewing projects from bags to home decor projects and everything in between. Students will learn finishing tips and tricks for a professional looking finished product. This club is designed for anyone who owns a sewing machine from entry level to top of the line. All levels of sewers are welcome.

Cost: $ 150.00
Join the Creative Sewing Club for lots of sewing fun in a new club format. Club will meet in February, April, June, September and November for a full day. This will give you plenty of time to finish your projects in a supportive environment. Club members will make a variety of sewing projects from bags to home decor projects and everything in between. Students will learn finishing tips and tricks for a professional looking finished product. This club is designed for anyone who owns a sewing machine from entry level to top of the line. All levels of sewers are welcome.

Cost: $ 150.00
Spring Fling 2 Day Retreat - Anaheim
- Apr 26, 2024 10:00 am

Mel's Spring Fling Sewing Retreat is happening soon! We had so much fun and accomplished so much at our Christmas retreat that it is time to retreat again! The price includes half a table, lunch, and snacks for both days. (10:00am -4:30pm) Attendees can choose to work on either a new quilting or bag making project chosen by Ruth. Or you can bring a project from home that you want to complete. (So many projects were completed at our last retreat!) Either way you will have an experienced teacher ready to help you finish your chosen project.

Cost: $ 150.00
Spring Fling 2 Day Retreat - Tustin
- May 24, 2024 10:00 am

Mel?s Spring Fling Sewing Retreat is happening soon! We had so much fun and accomplished so much at our Christmas retreat that it is time to retreat again! The price includes half a table, lunch, and snacks for both days. (10:00am -4:30pm) Attendees can choose to work on either a new quilting or bag making project chosen by Ruth. Or you can bring a project from home that you want to complete. (So many projects were completed at our last retreat!) Either way you will have an experienced teacher ready to help you finish your chosen project.

Cost: $ 150.00
Hello Pouches - Tustin
- Jun 07, 2024 10:00 am

I love these little pouches! There are 4 sizes. The quilted bottom of the bag helps it stay upright so you can easily look into the bag?s clear top. It is the perfect bag to hold all your treasures. In this all-day class, students will learn bag making basics with step-by-step instructions from beginning to end. This class is perfect for beginners or those looking to refresh their skills! In class we will make an extra-large pouch.

Cost: $ 25.00
Hello Pouches - Anaheim
- Jun 08, 2024 10:00 am

I love these little pouches! There are 4 sizes. The quilted bottom of the bag helps it stay upright so you can easily look into the bag?s clear top. It is the perfect bag to hold all your treasures. In this all-day class, students will learn bag making basics with step-by-step instructions from beginning to end. This class is perfect for beginners or those looking to refresh their skills! In class we will make an extra-large pouch.

Cost: $ 25.00
Desert Charm Quilt Camp - Tustin
- Jul 26, 2024 10:00 am

Are you new to quilting? Are you looking for a project that will help you learn quilting basics and refine your skills? Are your quilt making skills a little rusty and you need a refresh? Are you looking for a little creative fun this summer? Welcome to Quilt Camp! This 4-session class will teach quilt top making 101 with 4 quick and easy methods to traditional block construction. Mel?s has done all the hard work for you by putting together a beautiful fabric kit for Running Stitches Quilts? ?Desert Charm? Quilt. With fresh and unique fabrics from Figo?s new ?Margo? Collection, this quilt will become a treasured heirloom. Guided by Ruth Locke, an experienced quilter, students will learn new skills and great tips for the whole quilt top making process. Each session will highlight new skills with time between sessions for students to finish any tasks. Sign up today, space is limited.

Cost: $ 100.00
Desert Charm Quilt Camp - Anaheim
- Jul 27, 2024 10:00 am

Are you new to quilting? Are you looking for a project that will help you learn quilting basics and refine your skills? Are your quilt making skills a little rusty and you need a refresh? Are you looking for a little creative fun this summer? Welcome to Quilt Camp! This 4-session class will teach quilt top making 101 with 4 quick and easy methods to traditional block construction. Mel?s has done all the hard work for you by putting together a beautiful fabric kit for Running Stitches Quilts? ?Desert Charm? Quilt. With fresh and unique fabrics from Figo's new Margo Collection, this quilt will become a treasured heirloom. Guided by Ruth Locke, an experienced quilter, students will learn new skills and great tips for the whole quilt top making process. Each session will highlight new skills with time between sessions for students to finish any tasks. Sign up today, space is limited.

Cost: $ 100.00