BERNINA of America

April 25, 2012 10:30 ET

BERNINA Announces Second WeAllSew Challenge

Enter the Sweepstakes for the Grand Prize, a BERNINA 730 E Sewing Machine

AURORA, IL--(Marketwire - Apr 25, 2012) - BERNINA of America, the world's premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce its second WeAllSew Challenge in which participants will be entered into a sweepstakes for a chance to win a BERNINA 730 E sewing machine, average retail value at $5,000. The challenge winner will also receive a $1,000 BERNINA gift certificate and a chance to be featured on BERNINA's

The theme of the second WeAllSew Challenge is "Make Yourself at Home" where participants are asked to upcycle any item, such as old bedding or tattered drapes, into reinvented home décor. Those who would like to participate in the second WeAllSew Challenge can enter by visiting BERNINA of America's Facebook page where they'll find full instructions and rules. A photo of the finished project along with a brief description must be uploaded to BERNINA of America's Facebook page, between Thursday, May 3 and Monday, May 21. To assist participants, BERNINA has included examples of upcycled projects on This is the second of three unique challenges that focus on upcycling or reinventing pieces of clothing and fabric.

The second WeAllSew Challenge winner will also have the chance to be featured in an article on, a blog designed for sewing enthusiasts of all ages to share a love of sewing through ideas, projects, patterns and tips, and inspire a whole new group of sewers. Combining the best of BERNINA of America's blog and its Sewing Republic Web site, offers a place for sewers, embroiderers and quilters to connect with blog contributors and sewing experts. Readers will also find tutorials, easy step-by-step instructions, new product information and inspirational ideas, including ways to help those in need.

The second WeAllSew Challenge entries will be judged by a panel of BERNINA experts based on three criteria, including the number of votes each project receives, the project description, and the finished project. The winner will be announced on the BERNINA Facebook page in early June. The theme and details of the final WeAllSew Challenge will be announced at a later date.

Additionally, anyone can enter to win the grand prize drawing for a BERNINA 730 E sewing machine, by filling out an entry form at participating BERNINA dealers. The sweepstakes drawing will take place in October after all three challenges have ended.


Founded in Switzerland more than 100 years ago, BERNINA is the world's premier manufacturer with a proven reputation for offering state-of-the-art sewing and embroidery systems, sergers and embroidery software. BERNINA's leadership is marked by an impressive number of industry leaders, influencers and artisans who chose to partner with the company. BERNINA products are sold in the United States through a network of approximately 450 fully trained independent dealerships. In 2008, the company introduced the revolutionary BERNINA 830, a machine designed to change the home sewing industry. To learn more and to find a dealer, visit or call (630)978-2500.

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