Mt. Airy's BERNINA and Brother dealership
Fabric, Notions, Classes
Attention: Owners of the Creative Sewing Machines’ Workbook for BERNINA Designer Software V8.

We have heard from many of you asking about an update for the Creative Sewing Machines’ Workbook for BERNINA Designer Software V8. The newest update from BERNINA is the 8.1 version.

If you have updated your BERNINA Software V8.0 to V8.1, you have probably found some of the things I wrote in the original workbook (introduced in April 2017) have changed slightly. I am working on corrections to existing lessons that work differently since the update. These pages will be posted on our website and will be available for download at no charge. These revised lessons will start to be posted by July 1, 2018. All revisions will not be posted at the same time.

In addition, there will be other lessons using features and tools that are on the V8.1 update starting in September 2018. These will be available for purchase on our website as a download.

If you haven’t downloaded the BERNINA Release notes for the V8.1 you can find these at the link below. You should download and print these.
https://www.bernina.com/en-US/Products-US/BERNINA-products/Software-Designs/Advanced-Embroidery-Software/Embroidery-Software-8-DesignerPlus-Full-Version#/!support

Sue Shrader

Welcome to the Creative Sewing Machines

Here at Creative Sewing Machines, we realize you have a lot of options when it comes to shopping for sewing equipment, software and supplies. That’s why we are committed to providing a wide selection of fabrics (now at Oopsy Daisy!), notions and quality sewing machines for you to choose from. We offer extensive education and service on every BERNINA and brother sewing and embroidery machine, to ensure that you get the best value, enjoyment, and success from your purchases.

As an authorized dealer for BERNINA since 1983 and brother since 2016, we offer the most up to date products, technologies, and promotions on the market today.


Sue's workbooks on the BERNINA Embroidery software are used locally, nationally, and internationally by people who want a logical and no-nonsense approach to learning to edit and create their own embroidery designs.

Timmesa is a fully trained certified sewing and embroidery machine technician for our fine machines and provides excellent service on a timely basis.  We service the machines that we sell and take good care of our customers after the sale!  


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  • (336) 786-7074
  • sue@creativesewing.com
  • tim@creativesewing.com
  • 247 N Main Street.
    Mount Airy, NC 
    27030
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