What Model Bernina Sewing Machine You Own/Owned?
I own the Bernina updated 200 and 640 models.
How you obtained the machine? (gift, bought new, etc)
They were bought new.
Approximate age of the machine
I purchased the 200 in 2003 and the 640 in 2004
Approximate price paid for this machine?
A few thousand.
What type of sewing you did/do with this machine?
I do several types of sewing and embroidery with these machines and would have no other brand.
I'm a quilter, do clothing, crafts and purses. Once in awhile repairs and mending on clothes.
What is your satisfaction level with this machine?
I love both machines but prefer to do the embroidery on the Model 200 and quilt piecing on the Model 640, just because of the special features on each machine for that type of work.
You can't go wrong with a Bernina. They are user friendly. I've tried to help friends that have other brands of machines and find it to be difficult.
I use to be a Die Hard Singer person. I was taught to sew on them in High School and owned two machines in the past. That company no longer exist, so I had to look else where's for a machine.
Now I have owned a Nicci.....not going there. Then I bought a Janome Memory Craft 4000, the dealer wanted to buy it back from me and I should have sold it back to them. Never could sew straight on it, figured it was the Feed Dog System.
The new electronic machines are wonderful, won't go back to a mechanical machine, to many headaches with them. The truly computerized machines are awesome, can't believe anything like them exist in my life time, but sure glad they do.
- I absolutely love the Bernina brand of machines. You just need to purchase the machine that meets your sewing requirements and has the features you would use.
- If I could afford it, I would have the newest model in my sewing room, which would be the Bernina 830.
- My goal in life was to own two machines that used the same bobbins and presser feet. I'm there, so don't really want to make any changes at this time. It is unbelievable the convenience of having the two machines with interchangeable capabilities.
- The best feature on the Bernina machines is the way you attach and change the presser feet.