Bernina Sewing Machine

Although my mom was a master seamstress, I didn’t learn to sew from her. I learned at BYU from an exceptional teacher (with super short, spiky, purple hair) and using an exceptional machine. We had rows and rows of Bernina sewing machines, and it was then I new Bernina was my Mercedes.

While in the throes of my sewing education at BYU my grandma gave me her old Bernina 730 which is what I am still using. I love the vintage look, the solid metal construction, the basic structure of the machine. It does everything I need it to and it has served me well.

Even still, I am saving my pennies and dreaming of the day when atop my sewing desk sits a brand-spanking, sparkling white and red, new Bernina Artista or Activa. Then I will have finally returned to my sewing roots and will stitch happily ever after.

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1 Patti August 24, 2010 at 8:42 am

I have a Bernina Activa Patchwork 140 and the only way I would give it up is if my hubby offered to buy me a fancier Bernina. I am sold on this company. My machine is about 10 years old and has been in the shop only once (and that was a problem that happened in shipping). I am a professional seamstress and use this machine almost everyday and it has NEVER failed me. The stitches are always even and balanced. So save your pennies it will be worth it!

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