Sew Images - Located at 4172 Piedmont Ave in Oakland, CA

The Software Sampler club will focus on increasing your comfort level with Embroidery Software. Using your laptop computer, you will learn how to use software applications, auto digitizing, import pictures for digitizing, apply creative stitches for your embroidery project and much more. You will explore and learn how to use vector files, cross stitch, create quilting patterns and much more. Included in the class fee: CD with lesson and handouts.

Software Sample Dates
Day Time Date
Class Details
Sunday 1:00-3:00

January 29, 2017


Expanding the Boundaries

Photostitch is a fun new feature of Software 8!  If the size limitations of the picture are restricting, learn how to create a larger picture using this great new feature of Software 8 along with a few tricks from Artwork Canvas.



Sunday 1:00-3:00

February 26, 2017


Creating Textures with Alternating Pattern Runs

Create interesting textures using Alternating Pattern Runs.  Learn how to use basting stitches marked to create a design that reaches beyond the limits of the hoop.


Sunday 1:00-3:00

March 26, 2017


Quilting Made Easy

Use Software 8 to efficiently create your next quilted project!  See how quick and easy it is to add quilting stitches around designs that are perfectly placed. National Quilt Month.

Sunday 1:00-3:00

April 23, 2017


Beyond the Surface

Software 8 has six puffy foam alphabets!  Let's investigate embroidering 3D fonts and digitixing designs to work with puffy foam.

Sunday 1:00-3:00

May 29, 2016


Reaching Beyond the Limits

Bernina Software 8 has multi-hooping features.  During this lesson, we will explore how this new feature works and how to best align designs that reach beyond the limits of your embroidery hoop.


Sunday 1:00-3:00

June 25, 2017's a Secret! 

Something new and excitung is coming to Bernina Embroidery 8 and this lesson willspill the beans on these new updates.


Sunday 1:00-3:00

July & August


Sunday 1:00-3:00

September 24, 2017

Monogram mania

Let's Get Personal

Personalization of items is always in vogue.  Let's explore the monogramming program of softwarew 8 and create momograms that can be used on a vsriety of blanks.


Sunday 1:00-3:00

October 22, 2017

Creating Texture

Digitize Your Couching

Couching is a fun technique to add texture to your projects.  We've been able to couch yarns with embroidery machines since Free-motion Couching foot  was created, but the couching feature in the software program is new.  This lesson will focus om ways to add couching to your project. 

Sunday 1:00-3:00

November 27,2017


3-D Global Effects

With 3D Globle effect you can create a wonderful three-dimensional embroidery effect.  Create this contured effect using the numerous patterns in Bernina Embroidery Software 8 and learn ways to apply the effects in your project.


Sunday 1:00-3:00

December 17, 2017


Mirror Merge Possibilities

Two new tools have been added to our fun Mirror Merge Toolbox.  This lesson will focus on some of the things you an do with these tools and open up the mirror merge possibilities.

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Sew Images is located at 4172 Piedmont Ave in Oakland, CA. TEL: (510) 601-8739