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We celebrated our 15th Anniversary at BERNINA Middelburg in December 2015!


Purchase R 500.00 before end of January 2016 and you can still have your name entered into our 15 years celebration lucky draw to win a Tutto Trolley (Medium) – Valued at R2,500.00!



WINNERS of the Rabbedoe Lucky Draw!

A BIG Thank you to each and everyone that contributed to the Rabbedoe project this year, whether it was supporting the projects—in money and time making our gifts for these girls or selling and buying tickets to help to get funds for the camp. We did great as a BERNINA Middelburg network and we are grateful for all your support and loyalty. It is truly for a great cause.

Elise handing the prizes to the winners – Congratulations!

IMG_0269Judy Jordaan receiving her Metalnova Steam Iron and Foldy Ironing board.

IMG_0356Mr. Deyzel receiving the Domena Ecoflor Steam cleaner on behalf of his wife Sanmarie Deyzel

Thank you to Solly’s Fabric, A3’s Beads, Minolta Witbank, Zizwe Open Cast Mining and RTM Jhb for your support and sponsors.

Alice de Beer can be contacted for feedback on the weekend as well as more information on this annual project > Alice de Beer — 0832252243 /

IMG_0250BERNINA Middelburg handing over the picnic fleece blankets and pencil bags made by our ladies and young sewers for the Rabbeddoe girls!

Enjoy them with love!

 * Letter from WAU / VLU.

2015 Cinderella Experience

Win great prizes with BERNINA and the 2015 Cinderella Experience:

1. Share your BERNINA Sewing aspiration and your name will be entered into the lucky draw:


Have you had a sewing aspiration Cinderella experience with BERNINA?

Tell us about your above experience in approximately 300 words and send your story to together with a photograph or two featuring you with your BERNINA and maybe one of your special Cinderella creations.

Lucky Draw to be held on 15 October 2015—

* 1st Prize—R20,000.00 product vouchers

* 2nd Prixe—R15,000.00 product vouchers

* 3rd Prize– R10,000.00 product vouchers

10 x R2,500.00 product vouchers consolation prizes for the next 10 names drawn

Closing date 30th September 2015, please also confirm that you give us permission to publish your article, photo’s and your name on BERNINA RSA’s Facebook.

2. Design a 2015 cinderella project and win great prizes:10559691_923706874353296_2753817101582686385_nHigh SchoolPrimary SchoolAll HomeStudent

For More Info on each of the four Competition categories and their prizes:

High School
Primary School
All Home Sewers
Fashion & Clothing Students


#1 BERNINA 2 Years in a row!


Three Years

We did it again! Well done Middelburg as a community, Middelburg’s BERNINA Ladies and BERNINA Middelburg’s Winning team!

IMG_9656The #1 Team: Elise de Bruin, Sarah Mamosadi, Marcolen Steenkamp and Nadine de Bruin!

A BIG Thank you to each and every one that has supported us through this year, especially those not from Middelburg. Without the loyal support of you our customers, we as your local BERNINA  would never be able to achieve these awards! This way our mutual beneficial relationship can continue. Thank you!

IMG_9645Brendan Willson from Bernina RSA handing Nadine the Trophy of Bernina Dealer of the year!

IMG_9648Mom and Daughter #1 Team!

IMG_9635The Bernina Middelburg team with Jonet du Toit who was the lucky draw winner of a Yazzi Quilting Bag. Congratulations!




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Annual Demo Sale now on!

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8 Ingredients you will love –

  • Exclusive BERNINA Stitch Regulator
  • Extended Free Arm
  • Exclusive Jumbo Bobbin
  • Exclusive BERNINA Dual Feed
  • Fully Automatic features
  • Extensive Stitch and Design Library
  • Exclusive Total Stitch Control
  • Endless Embroidery

New features –

  • Colour wheel
  • Embroidery Shaping
  • Stitch Designer
  • Stitch Edit
  • Distortion

View the BERNINA 880 LOOK BOOK for more info!

Beginner Sewing Classes 2014 – Competition Winners

Appliqué Book Satchel Competition:

During the course of the year we  had an eager group of young sewers wanting to learn a new skill. Their enthusiasm and pride in their own hand work inspired many of us to regain ours!

For our August project – Appliquéd book satchel – we received a sponsored competition from BERNINA RSA for this student project,  based on creativity, sewing techniques and tidiness. Wow! What a great opportunity! Everybody brought their A-Game, worked hard and did their best, We are very proud of you all!

Our four winners for the Competition were:


From Left to Right

3rd: Jeannie van Heerden – Funky Music Notes , 2nd: Tayyibah Vaid (not in photo),  – Pink Floral4th: Karla Willemse – Blue Elephants and 1st: Nadine Hoffman – Pink Windmill 

The students at the prize giving tea:


Back Row Left to Right  – Micke, Jeani, Minke, Karla, Liese, Nadine; In the front – Nicky, Monique , Mantu and Pendile .  Absent – Sadaf, Tumeka, Simone, Sarah, Simpiwe and not in photo Tayyibah

All bags can be viewed  on the September Project Photos 2014 page:

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Well done to each and every student that completed this fun project! Thank you to all the parents who  brought them to BERNINA to complete their projects and to those who drove all the way from Witbank!

Thank you to BERNINA RSA for sponsoring the prize money and Linda Venter from BERNINA RSA for being the judge, it could not have been easy! (Linda’s Letter translated into English)

Soccer Lucky Draw and Feet Quiz!


During the Soccer world cup in Brazil from June the 14th until July the 13th we as BERNINA South Africa’s Network had an internal “goal scoring” competition. And we won with the most goals scored in the B Group!                                                                                                               –  LADUUMA!!

soccer 2FEET QUIZ!

To celebrate our achievement and thank you AGAIN for being such an awesome group in Middelburg we hosted a FEET QUIZ [Voetjie Vasvrae].


Elise explaining the rules!IMG_8588Elise showing a close-up of the sample!IMG_8590..and sharing a giggle!

IMG_8584Part of the Soccer competitions winning was a R5,000-00 voucher to one of the clients that bought a Bernina product during this time!

IMG_8592Logan did the honers of drawing the lucky winner!IMG_8594 IMG_8596The Winners:   Elise and Nadine with Sandie Archer that won the Feet Quiz and a R1,000.00 feet voucher and Rentia Venter with her R5,000.00 voucher from Bernina RSA!

Bernina Middelburg is the Dealer of the Year 2013/14


Thank you so much to each and every body that supported us during the last 14-years and helped us to build BERNINA Middelburg to what it is today. 

Without you, our clients, we would never have been able to achieve this National award. What a great pat on each and everyone’s back—Well Done Middelburg Community! We compete against big towns and Big shops and again proved that we as a community need not stand back to the Big cities! Thank you!

IMG_8314The Winning team at BERNINA Middelburg!  

From the left: Sarah Mamosadi, Marcolen Steenkamp, Elise de Bruin, Nadine de Bruin and Promise Mabhena.  ~  Thank you for a great year!

There are so many customers that became special friends that we cannot mention each one, but you know who you are! A special thank you to each of you, for all the love, support, help, advice and understanding!

14y8-2Derick Stevens (Marketing director from BERNINA South Africa) presenting Nadine and Elise de Bruin from BERNINA Middelburg with their dealer of the year trophy!

During June we had a lucky draw and the very lucky Lady who purchased from BERNINA Middelburg was Maritha Esmonde-White.

IMG_8358aNadine handing Maritha her Yazzi Organizer valued at R455-00! Enjoy!