387 Cameron Road, (Cnr of 5th Avenue and Cameron Road) Opening Hours
Mon 8:30am - 5.00pm
Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm
PO Box 15021, Saturday- 9.00am - 1.00pm
Ph (07)928 5815
Freephone 0508 476 464
The Bernina Sewing Centre Tauranga, is a family legacy in the Bay of Plenty. Established in 1970 by Bev and Ken Hayman and carried on today by their daughters Robyn and Glenda. In fact on some days, there are three generations working in the store and they are all passionate about the business that has survived 40 years, and often has the highest number of Bernina machine sales in Australasia.
In the same building is Bernina Services and Repairs owned and run by Graeme Philp. Graeme is a Bernina technical specialist with 30 years experience and will provide all your servicing and repair needs.
Robyn and Glenda believe their business is for anyone who “creates with their hands in fibre and fabric” so the creativity and energy that pours out of the Cameron Road store, is infectious. A place where customers become friends, and everyone shares in the creation of a project, the Bernina Sewing Centre Tauranga encompasses a sense of community and encourages innovation in its customers, staff and products. Visiting their store is a truly interactive experience.
Meet the Team -
Glenda The new store Robyn
Robyn Co-owner with sister Glenda. ‘Machinist extraordinaire’. Loves trialling new ideas, then sharing them in Bernina Club meetings. Always happy to teach new techniques to Bernina machine owners, or to advise on sewing problems. Provides free lessons when a new machine is purchased.
Co-owner – calmly in control of the general shop, and knows where every item is. Always smiling and helpful. Will go to enormous lengths to source any product for a special order.
Bev - Founded the business with her late husband Ken, in 1970. Two of her four daughters took over the business in 2005.
Maureen - Has worked in store for about twenty years so has a huge knowledge of Bernina machines. Always happy to demonstrate the new models and work out which will best fit your sewing needs.
Joanne - always a friendly face to help you select your fabrics for your quilting projects.
Bernie is in store. In a former life he was a fur coat, until he was transformed by Stan, the Huggy Bear man.