anniversary gifts for couples Introducing BERNINA Sewing Celebrity Vanessa Christenson decorative pillow shams

Author, blogger and fabric designer Vanessa Christenson of V and Co. is one of our newest experts here at WeAllSew and says that she has always liked to decorate, put colors togetheranniversary gifts for couples, and rearrange things. Her blog, book and online sewing class through Craftsy show her passion and enthusiasm for the craft.

As a BERNINA Sewing Celebrity, Vanessa will take us through her experience with the new B 780 E from the 7 Series as well as the new DesignWorks software. We will have the opportunity to see how she is inspired to create original projects with these new tools.

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“;I am blessed to be included in the BERNINA family, as I believe using a BERNINA has helped me become a better sewer with the excellent machines they produce, but as well, the support they give through the programs they have in place,”; says Vanessa.

Vanessa already owns a BERNINA but noticed some pretty big differences when she got her 780 E home as noted in her blog post “;Meet the Beast”;. ??

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For me, the best part about Valentine’s Day is giving the ones I love handmade items filled with goodies. This year, I’m making everyone a Valentine Treat Bag with heart shaped cut outs. These are the perfect size for stuffing with candies, gift cards, or even a small stuffed animal or trinket. Best of all? This project is fat quarter friendly and sews up quickly – so you can easily make one for all your friends and family this year!

Pattern weights are really useful for weighing down fabric or pattern paper when you sew.

I’m sharing with you a simple trick to change up the look of a zip pouch sewing pattern! If you like this project then you may also like this tutorial for an Embellished Zip Pouch.