2021 BERNINA Software Inspirations Club

Dive into Embroidery Software 8 in 2021!V8 is the perfect companion to your embroidery machine.

12 Lessons will be offered.  Ten virtual OR hands-on lessons will guide you through many of the features of BERNINA Embroidery Software 8.2. See page 2 of the Software Inspirations Schedule PDF (or the list below) for 10 of the topics.

Each lesson contains a video featuring a demonstration and an explanation of software techniques with step-by-step handouts.

Files will be distributed before the lesson.

  • 6 Lessons developed and presented by Debbi Lashbrook
  • 2 Lessons, developed and presented by Julie from Bits 'n Pieces, Wayne, MI
  • 2 Lessons, developed and presented by Rachel from BERNINA Oklahoma City, OK
  • 2 Lessons, developed and presented by Marlys from Margie's Sew Much Fun, Crestview, FL

Software Inspirations Hands on Classes are held on Thursdays at 10:30 am OR Saturdays at 10:30 am. The lessons are taught via ZOOM!, although we allow a LIMITED number of students into the classroom.


2021 Software Inspirations

Registration is open now for Software Inspirations 2021! 10 hands-on classes and 2 bonus classes on the USB Stick for $125 ($150 if your software wasn't purchased from Bits 'n Pieces.) Call the store at (734) 641-4970 or come and see us to sign up!

 Click here for a .pdf of the 2021 Software Inspirations Class Schedule
(you will need Adobe Reader or another .pdf reader to see it.)

#1 February Fun with Decorative Stitches

Thursday February 4 OR Saturday February 6 10:30 am

There are many options for using and creating decorative machine stitches in our Version 8.2 software. Learn to add your favorite machine stitches to your software decorative stitch library.

#2 March Color PhotoStitch

Thursday March 4 OR Saturday March 6, 10:30 am

Let's go back to the basics with Color PhotoStitch. Learn about preparing to take the right photograph, editing the photograph, and creating with PhotoStitch.

#3 April Creating Fringe

Thursday April 1 OR Saturday April 3 10:30 am

Learn how to make fringe to embellish your embroidery.

#4 April-May 3D Embroidery

Thursday April 29 OR Saturday May 1, 10:30 am

BERNINA version 8.2 software offers many 3D options. We'll work with couching, a few versions of trapunto, and other 3D embroidery techniques.

#5 June Applique

Thursday June 3 OR Saturday June 5, 10:30 am

Compare and contrast the two applique tools in Version 8.2 software. Learn quilt applique methods as well as those that will take more time to create.

#6 August Blending Colors

Thursday, August 5 OR Saturday, August 7, 10:30 am

Investigate different ways to blend thread in BERNINA Embroidery Software.

#7 September Digitizing for Trims

Thursday, September 9 OR Saturday, September 11, 10:30 am

Learn how to create your own pattern runs in the software..

#8 September-October Embroidery Library

Thursday, September 30 OR Saturday, October 2, 10:30 am

The ins and outs of the BERNINA Embroidery Library. View, open, organize, convert, manage and print designs using this Library that's built into our version BERNINA 8.2 software.

#9 November Blackwork Run

Thursday, November 4 OR Saturday, November 6, 10:30 am

Blackwork Run is for more than single outlines. We'll explore different options for using this wonderful tool.

#10 December Digitizing in the Hoop

Thursday, December 2 OR Saturday, December 4, 10:30 am

In the Hoop Designs are always fun to make (and, of course, perfect every time!) We'll work through a few different techniques. Plus, you'll master the basics for creating your own In the Hoop Projects.