Fun Things You Can Do with a BERNINA Sewing Machine

Ginger Pahoes, whom I met at a BERNINA 830LE VIP event last year; I’ve posted some of her projects here on WeAllSew before: Embroidered Bags and Hello My Name Is Sam (one of my favorites!). Recently she sent photos of some gorgeous – and super cute! – children’s clothes she made. Don’t you wish you were 4-years-old again with a closet full of dresses, jackets, and pants like these? What fun! Jo

The patterns are in Sewing Clothes Kids Love, a book full of ideas for fun clothes for boys and girls sizes 18M-9, but leaning heavy toward girls’ garments because of all the trims, etc. It was fun having projects where I was able to use so many of the features and accessories BERNINA makes!

In addition to the jacket shown here, I’ve also made the Feliz dress from the book. The mother of the child I gave it to eventually had to hide it in the back of the closet and make her wear something else! It was a cute dress with a hem that took over two yards of ball fringe to embellish. That baby really flares when a two-year-old spins!

New pants made from charcoal pinstripe moleskin for a wild 2-year-old.

Charcoal pinstripe moleskin pants sewn by Ginger Pahos; pattern from Fun Clothes for Kids

 

This jacket is reversible. I added reflective tape to the sleeves both for safety and because I liked it as a trim.

Reversible jacket sewn by Ginger Pahos, with reflective tape trim; pattern from Fun Clothes for Kids

 

Back side of this jacket. I broke out the new AccuQuilt Go that Santa brought me for Christmas.

Back of reversible jacket sewn by Ginger Pahos, appliques cut using Accuquilt Go; pattern from Fun Clothes for Kids

 

Front of the reverse side of the jacket. The jacket is interlined in flannel.

Reversible jacket, second side, sewn by Ginger Pahos, appliques cut using Accuquilt Go; pattern from Fun Clothes for Kids

 

Back of reverse side.

Back of reversible jacket, second side, sewn by Ginger Pahos; pattern from Fun Clothes for Kids

 

Lots of appliqué using Clear Foot #34D.

Applique using Clear Foot #34D

 

Braiding Foot #21 to apply rattail trims and decorative stitches abound.

Couched cords

 

Tried out a variety of stitch combos with Sideways Motion Foot #40C.

Extra-wide stitch combos sewn with Sideways Motion Foot #40

 

Button placket to make the jacket fully reversible. Love using Button Sew-On Foot #18 to sew on buttons!

Button attached using Button Sew-On Foot #18

 

AccuQuilt Go Birds, Stems and Leaves, and Rose of Sharon dies.

Applique shapes cut using Accuquilt Go

 

More embellishment stitches.

More stitches and trims

 

I have loved the cording foot since my first BERNINA sewing machine!

More couching using Braiding Foot #21

 

This was a new stitch combo tried using sideways-motion and multi-directional stitching.

Stitch combination

 

Close-ups of stitching and the use of reflective tape with rick rack.

Reflective tape + rickrack = unique trim

 

Pocket on sleeve for phone, iPod, or maybe a candy bar!

Pocket on sleeve

 

More applique.

More applique

4 thoughts on “Fun Things You Can Do with a BERNINA Sewing Machine

  1. What fabric is the paisley fabric in the jacket (First picture of jacket — the collar fabric, 2nd picture of jacket — the main fabric on the back) — would love to know! This is really really cute!!!

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