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.