Studio Bernina & Elfriede's

★★★★☆
  • 2850 Arapahoe Rd # 100

    Lafayette, CO 80026

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  • 303-447-0852

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Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm
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I was in need of a quick sew job but being new in town, I did not know who does this kind of work. Since I pass by Studio Bernina often on my commute, I thought I would drop in and request a referral. Summer was there working and told me the job was easy and offered to sew my item for me while I waited. I tried to pay her for the job she did, but she said it was no trouble and free of charge. Additionally, she gave me a referral for my future needs. I don't think Studio Bernina does jobs like mine as part of their regular services, so I am thankful to Summer and Studio Bernina for hooking me up!

5
★★★★★

I was in need of a quick sew job but being new in town, I did not know who does this kind of work. Since I pass by Studio Bernina often on my commute, I thought I would drop in and request a referral. Summer was there working and told me the job was easy and offered to sew my item for me while I waited. I tried to pay her for the job she did, but she said it was no trouble and free of charge. Additionally, she gave me a referral for my future needs. I don't think Studio Bernina does jobs like mine as part of their regular services, so I am thankful to Summer and Studio Bernina for hooking me up!

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If you are interested in a new Bernina, this is the place to go. If you want to learn a new sewing skill, this is the place to go.
This shop is a sewing machine shop, fabric shop, and sewing studio all in one. I bought my first Bernina from here almost 3 years ago, and have been a constant customer since. When I wanted to make a dress using high end designer fabric, the owner guided me through each phase of making the garment from muslin to finished garment.
Not only does the shop sale Bernina sewing machines, but it also has sewing studios, where you can come in for weekly sewing groups, take classes, or finish that garment you??ve been working on with a little help. The studios are furnished with many different models of Bernina machines and sergers. So when I attend a sewing group or class I don??t have to lug my machine, I can just use one of the many machines in the shop. It??s especially nice if you are considering purchasing a particular model but want to ??test drive? it during sewing group.
I have found the staff to be friendly, and always willing to help. If it??s anything from how do I do something on my particular model of Bernina, or how do I make a handmade button hole, someone on the staff is willing to step me throughk it. The owner has knowledge and experience in fashion design, tailoring, and pattern fitting, amongst other things, and finds joy in sharing. I appreciate the fact that if something is beyond my current skill level, they tell me. But even more so, if it??s a new skill I want to learn, there is someone who is always willing to teach it to me, and they usually have a class.
I also regularly attend one of the many sewing studios. I cannot say enough good things about this shop. If you??re looking for a sewing machine or sewing instruction definitely check out the shop.

5
★★★★★

If you are interested in a new Bernina, this is the place to go. If you want to learn a new sewing skill, this is the place to go.
This shop is a sewing machine shop, fabric shop, and sewing studio all in one. I bought my first Bernina from here almost 3 years ago, and have been a constant customer since. When I wanted to make a dress using high end designer fabric, the owner guided me through each phase of making the garment from muslin to finished garment.
Not only does the shop sale Bernina sewing machines, but it also has sewing studios, where you can come in for weekly sewing groups, take classes, or finish that garment you??ve been working on with a little help. The studios are furnished with many different models of Bernina machines and sergers. So when I attend a sewing group or class I don??t have to lug my machine, I can just use one of the many machines in the shop. It??s especially nice if you are considering purchasing a particular model but want to ??test drive? it during sewing group.
I have found the staff to be friendly, and always willing to help. If it??s anything from how do I do something on my particular model of Bernina, or how do I make a handmade button hole, someone on the staff is willing to step me throughk it. The owner has knowledge and experience in fashion design, tailoring, and pattern fitting, amongst other things, and finds joy in sharing. I appreciate the fact that if something is beyond my current skill level, they tell me. But even more so, if it??s a new skill I want to learn, there is someone who is always willing to teach it to me, and they usually have a class.
I also regularly attend one of the many sewing studios. I cannot say enough good things about this shop. If you??re looking for a sewing machine or sewing instruction definitely check out the shop.

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The reason why I am giving this business 2 stars instead of one, is that you can get supplies for your bernina and there are other classes available other than the ones taught by Susan. I was thrilled someone else has gone through the nightmare of dealing with Susan other that myself. I think that although she knows her trade, she is self taught, mostly, which gives her a profound level of insecurity, which comes off as abrasive, rude, and borderline just plain evil. She is a biggot, hating anyone who is over a size 10. I was stupid enough to take classes leading up to the chanel jacket class. I was coaxed into buying fabric to this day I have not used. I was humilliated in front of my piers constantly. The amount of help I received was minimal in comparison to her click of followers. I was amaized how people have continued giving this woman business in spite of general bad service. Some clients are spared the infuriating abuse , they are the ones writting above. Unfortunately there is no other sewing center, in this area where one can take classes, hence the patronage. I did looking into filing a law suit but decided that my no longer giving her money is the best revenge

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★★☆☆☆

The reason why I am giving this business 2 stars instead of one, is that you can get supplies for your bernina and there are other classes available other than the ones taught by Susan. I was thrilled someone else has gone through the nightmare of dealing with Susan other that myself. I think that although she knows her trade, she is self taught, mostly, which gives her a profound level of insecurity, which comes off as abrasive, rude, and borderline just plain evil. She is a biggot, hating anyone who is over a size 10. I was stupid enough to take classes leading up to the chanel jacket class. I was coaxed into buying fabric to this day I have not used. I was humilliated in front of my piers constantly. The amount of help I received was minimal in comparison to her click of followers. I was amaized how people have continued giving this woman business in spite of general bad service. Some clients are spared the infuriating abuse , they are the ones writting above. Unfortunately there is no other sewing center, in this area where one can take classes, hence the patronage. I did looking into filing a law suit but decided that my no longer giving her money is the best revenge

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My sewing skills and confidence have increased tremendously over that last several years because of the dedication and outstanding teaching skills of Susan from Studio Bernina. Susan starts you out in basic classes that get you oriented to her style of teaching and to let you see where your skills need to improve. As you advance through her class series you become more independent and have the freedom to design your own custom fitted clothing.

5
★★★★★

My sewing skills and confidence have increased tremendously over that last several years because of the dedication and outstanding teaching skills of Susan from Studio Bernina. Susan starts you out in basic classes that get you oriented to her style of teaching and to let you see where your skills need to improve. As you advance through her class series you become more independent and have the freedom to design your own custom fitted clothing.

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I am now able to enjoy sewing all kinds of projects due to the skills I have learned at Studio Bernina. Their basic sewing class series is an absolute must, it is amazing how much better my sewing ability is after learning from Susan! I have gone on to take the knit class and the pattern adjustment class, which allowed me to conquer my fear of sewing on stretchy things and altering patterns to fit my shape.

Besides the classes I have purchased two Bernina machines from Studio Bernina (a serger and the 820), which I use constantly, and have appreciated the Master Classes I receive on care and usage of my machines.

5
★★★★★

I am now able to enjoy sewing all kinds of projects due to the skills I have learned at Studio Bernina. Their basic sewing class series is an absolute must, it is amazing how much better my sewing ability is after learning from Susan! I have gone on to take the knit class and the pattern adjustment class, which allowed me to conquer my fear of sewing on stretchy things and altering patterns to fit my shape.

Besides the classes I have purchased two Bernina machines from Studio Bernina (a serger and the 820), which I use constantly, and have appreciated the Master Classes I receive on care and usage of my machines.

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Studio Bernina is a state of the art sewing school and Bernina dealership. We are so lucky to have an enterprise of this caliber in our local area. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly while the owner, Susan, is a world class master tailor and incredible instructor. I have gained so many skills while studying with her for many years. I would highly recommend this business to all sewers whether you are just beginning your sewing journey or are an accomplished seamstress!

5
★★★★★

Studio Bernina is a state of the art sewing school and Bernina dealership. We are so lucky to have an enterprise of this caliber in our local area. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly while the owner, Susan, is a world class master tailor and incredible instructor. I have gained so many skills while studying with her for many years. I would highly recommend this business to all sewers whether you are just beginning your sewing journey or are an accomplished seamstress!

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One of the most consistent joys of my life is my long term relationship with my "family" at Studio Bernina. I started about 15 years ago as a novice who had never learned how to sew. From my initial purchase of my first machine, to upgrading to more sophisticated equipment, the staff has demonstrated excellence in instruction and support. Beyond that the sewing school led by Susan Igou, a Master Tailor, offers a variety of classes that allows one to hone skills to a level of sophistication probably unmatched anywhere beyond the instruction in New York, Milan and Paris. Susan's students are encouraged to perfect their skills. The focus is not on cranking out projects, but studying the process and achieving a result that focuses on fit, functionality, and elegance. If you have a desire to learn to sew with quality, are not afraid to rip out some stitches and try it again, I encourage you to take a trip to Studio Bernina and check out this fine store. All of us that enjoy sewing there on a regular basis will be happy to meet you.

5
★★★★★

One of the most consistent joys of my life is my long term relationship with my "family" at Studio Bernina. I started about 15 years ago as a novice who had never learned how to sew. From my initial purchase of my first machine, to upgrading to more sophisticated equipment, the staff has demonstrated excellence in instruction and support. Beyond that the sewing school led by Susan Igou, a Master Tailor, offers a variety of classes that allows one to hone skills to a level of sophistication probably unmatched anywhere beyond the instruction in New York, Milan and Paris. Susan's students are encouraged to perfect their skills. The focus is not on cranking out projects, but studying the process and achieving a result that focuses on fit, functionality, and elegance. If you have a desire to learn to sew with quality, are not afraid to rip out some stitches and try it again, I encourage you to take a trip to Studio Bernina and check out this fine store. All of us that enjoy sewing there on a regular basis will be happy to meet you.

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I was lucky enough to take sewing lessons at Studio Bernina while being on a two month visit in Boulder and can only say, not only did I learn a lot but I had a wonderful time. Atmosphere in classes is great, you are supported every step of the way of your sewing project, and the equipment you work with is top of the line. Highly recommended!

5
★★★★★

I was lucky enough to take sewing lessons at Studio Bernina while being on a two month visit in Boulder and can only say, not only did I learn a lot but I had a wonderful time. Atmosphere in classes is great, you are supported every step of the way of your sewing project, and the equipment you work with is top of the line. Highly recommended!

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Studio Bernina is a treasure. Friendly staff and fabulous sewing instruction. We're lucky to have this caliber of training available locally. The shop is now in Lafayette, not Boulder.

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★★★★★

Studio Bernina is a treasure. Friendly staff and fabulous sewing instruction. We're lucky to have this caliber of training available locally. The shop is now in Lafayette, not Boulder.

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If you are interested in world-class sewing instruction and don't mind being belittled in front of your peers, this is the place for you. The owner/instructor, although extremely talented, is harsh, abrasive, self centered and frankly rude. If you are looking for perfection at any cost (financially and emotionally), this is it! If you are simply looking to learn to sew and have a good time, I suggest you keep looking!

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If you are interested in world-class sewing instruction and don't mind being belittled in front of your peers, this is the place for you. The owner/instructor, although extremely talented, is harsh, abrasive, self centered and frankly rude. If you are looking for perfection at any cost (financially and emotionally), this is it! If you are simply looking to learn to sew and have a good time, I suggest you keep looking!

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If you enjoy sewing this is the shop for you. Located across from McGuckin Hardware in the Village shopping center. They offer classes for children, teens and adults. And from begginer to advanced. Good customer service.

4
★★★★☆

If you enjoy sewing this is the shop for you. Located across from McGuckin Hardware in the Village shopping center. They offer classes for children, teens and adults. And from begginer to advanced. Good customer service.

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