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Great Machine at a Great Price
Reviewed in the United States on March 2, 2018
I don't usually bother reviewing things, but since I couldn't find many reviews on this sewing machine before I bought it I felt like I was taking a bit of a leap of faith! Thankfully I love my new machine. I have been sewing on my Mom's 1971 Bernina Bernette for years and it still runs like a champ, but there is a lot it can't do compared to newer machines. Ideally I would shell out the $1200 for a new Bernina model, but that is way out of my budget. This Bernette brand machine while not technically a Bernina, is quality controlled by Bernina. I love that it is an all mechanical machine meaning maintenance is easier and it won't require software updates. It feels sturdy without weighing a ton isn't overly loud while sewing and comes with easy instructions on how to use its many stitches. I sew a lot of clothes and this comes with all the features I need. It has a great stretch stitch for sewing with knit, the automatic buttonhole took me a bit to figure out, but it works well--I'd say the buttonholes come out slightly larger than needed, but you don't have to open it the whole way. It comes with the hemmer foot which is the best for turning small 1/4 hems for ruffles, scarves, etc. And the zipper foot, while different from the one I'm used to using, works well. It comes with 5 plastic bobbins but universal bobbins fit as well. The only negatives I've found so far is that it makes a louder sound when sewing over multiple thick layers of fabric, but doesn't hesitate to do it, and it is hard to find extra feet and accessories sold to go with the machine online, but it comes with everything I can see myself using in the near future anyway.