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Frequently Asked Questions


Are sewing machine needles universal?
Most home sewing machine needles will fit all home sewing machines except Singer Sewing Machine Needles.  Singer Sewing Machine Needles have an extra bit at the top of the shaft, they should only be used on Singer Sewing Machines.  Singer Sewing Machine Needles will damage other brands of sewing machines. 

How are Bernina Sewing Machines Superior to a Singer Sewing Machine

How are Bernina Sewing Machines Superior to a Singer Sewing Machine
When comparing Bernina and Singer sewing machines, Bernina has several distinct advantages that make it the superior choice. Bernina machines are known for their high-quality and durable construction, precision and accuracy, user-friendly interface, and excellent customer support. They are built to last and offer advanced features like automatic thread cutters, adjustable presser feet, and a wider range of stitch options than Singer machines. Additionally, Bernina machines have intuitive controls that are easy for beginners to use while also providing advanced features for more experienced sewers. With longer warranties and a network of trained technicians, Bernina offers a reliable and long-lasting investment. Overall, Bernina's superior quality, precision, user-friendliness, and customer support make it the better choice for serious sewers.


Class Information

We offer private lessons.
A group class with your group is possible. 
Call us at 812-323-2665 and we will figure out a solution you are comfortable with.

All of our Clothing related sewing classes will have a fitting component so that you will end up with a project that fits.  We want you to be successful in all your sewing projects, our teachers care! As a bonus, you get a 20% discount when you purchase your fabric and supplies at the University of Sewing.

You are welcome to bring your own sewing machine provided that it is in proper working order.​ If you would like to use our machines instead let us know so we can set that up for you.  -- Except if it's your Mastery class, you need to bring your own machine.

And please bring a Basic Sewing Kit for all classes. 

Basic Sewing Kit: Large Fabric Scissors, Seam Ripper, Universal size 12 needles, Small sewing scissors or thread snippers, Sewing needles, Pins, & Small ruler. ​

All classes require prepayment at least 72 hours in advance to the first class date.

Cancellation policy: If you need to cancel there will be no cash returns you will be issued a credit towards another class with 24hrs notice. All others will be a 50% credit.

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  • PH: 812-323-2665
  • 611 W 11th St, Suite 2
  • Bloomington, In  47404
  • M,W,H,F 10-6pm
  • Tuesdays 10-7pm
  • Sat 10-5 pm
  • Closed Sundays
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