A Little About …

Welcome to Sew Happy at Home.  My name is Bernie and I  have been sewing since I can remember. My odyssey into machine embroidery began with the POEM (Personal Options Embroidery Machine) sold by Passap and the DOS-based CS-I & II digitizing system in 1999. Since 2003, I have had the honor of teaching digitizing software systems, machine embroidery, overlocking, quilting and garment sewing worldwide. I have even had the pleasure of helping design a few software systems and home sewing machines.

In 2011, I received a very special award called the “Master Certified Sewing Educator” award from the Sewing Dealers Trade Association (SDTA), recognising my contribution to the sewing industry in the education of dealer and consumers.

I sincerely hope that you will find the designs, tutorials and videos on our site informative and fun!


Philosophy …

My philosophy is simple.  I love to teach others to use their embroidery and quilting software AND their machines to bring out the best in their creativity. I believe that sewing and crafting are beneficial to everyone and our society. Sewing beautifies our homes and the world we live in – and lifts the spirits of those around us. Plus it’s just plan fantastic to create something with your own two hands for someone you love – even is that someone is you!

We hope that you will enjoy our creations for you as much as we enjoyed making them.