Classes: General Information

Thank you for your interest in our class offerings.

If by chance you don't see a class that's  right for you at the right time, let us know--we do our best to try and accomodate your inner sewist.

You'll find that our faculty and their instruction is second to none. Classes are intimate, and the faculty and staff are completely invested in your sewing education. We are exceptionally proud of the quality and breadth of the education at Mea Bernina, the quality of the sewing equipment and machinery represented and sold, and the after-purchase services we provide.

Read through our class schedule--you'll find descriptions, times, dates and costs for all coursework. Additional information, such as supply lists will be available upon registration. Be sure to watch for all-inclusive classes. should you have any questions, please call us--we'll be happy to answer any of your questions: (785) 842-1595 or email us at

We truly appreciate your confidence in us, and enjoy providing you with creative opportunities to express your inner sewist. We take our educational obligations to you very seriously. Please familiarize yourself with our Enrollment Policy below: it is non-negotiable.

We have a dynamic schedule, and add to our offerings frequently. Be sure to sign up for our Newsletter or check out our Class Page to stay up to date with our latest additions!

How and When to Register for Classes

Class registration and enrollment are on a first come, first served basis. As our classes are limited in size in most circumstances to 6 or fewer students, classes fill very quickly. You will serve yourself well and be on your way to expressing your creative sewing genius if you enroll early. We are happy to "wait list" you for a class if you miss an opportunity to enroll, but it is unusual for openings to occur. Please enroll early to avoid disappointment. Register in person or by phone (785) 218-6146.

Private Instruction

Can't squeeze in one of our classes? Private instruction is just one of the myriad of services we proudly provide. Email to schedule private instruction with one of our instructors.

    Enrollment Policy

  1. Class fees are required at the time of registration.
  2. Registrations by phone are accepted with credit card payment.
  3. Some classes have pre-requisites for enrollment. In these classes, much of the coursework builds upon the instruction provided in the pre-requisite courses and presumes a familiarity and comfort with the content of the pre-requisite coursework. Pre-requisite coursework is not waived regardless of skill level.
  4. If you withdraw from a class, a store credit (no refunds) will only be given with your minimum 5-day notice prior to the first class date. Without this minimum notice, under no circumstance are store credits or transfers made. 
  5. We reserve the right to cancel classes as necessary, at which time a refund or store credit will be issued. We will do our best to notify students of a cancellation at least 2 days prior  to the class date.
  6. Make-up classes are given only in the event an instructor misses a class. Should you miss a class for any reason, it is your responsibility to make arrangements prior to the next meeting date so that you can be brought up to speed. Private instruction is scheduled in 1 hour increments and is billed at the prevailing hourly rate for private instruction at Mea Bernina.
  7. Unless otherwise noted in the class description, class fees do not include materials. When you register, be certain to provide an email so we can send you your supply list and any preparatory work necessary prior to class.
  8. Please make arrangements for child care well in advance of your class dates as children are only allowed in children's classes. Guests are not allowed in our classroom.
  9. Cell phone use is not permitted in the classroom.
  10. Only beverages in solid screw cap containers are allowed in the classroom--no straws, no sport caps.
  11. As a courtesy to those with sensitivities and allergies to colognes and perfumes, please refrain from using them when enrolled in a class.
  12. Each student is required to have a personal copy of each pattern, book, design collection, etc for each class. We take copyright violation very seriously as should you.
  13. In an effort to keep our doors open and the lights on, we do require that ALL class fabrics, patterns/books, designs, etc for classes be purchased at Mea Bernina. We are happy to offer you a 20% discount when you make these purchases during your registration and/or class sessions. Previously discounted items are not included.