At the workroom we sew on Bernina sewing machines and sergers. People ask me all the time what I sew on at home and now I can finally say ‘a Bernina Aurora 430‘!
I’ve been sewing for the past eight years on a machine called, ‘The Craftmaster’ which has now been passed on to my mom. I rationalized for a long time that I had 7 Berninas already (at the shop), so no need to have one at home. The truth is that I very rarely get to do any actual sewing at the shop. I’ve been wistfully dreaming of a Bernina of my own since I first tried one.
There’s a definite reason that I chose Bernina for the workroom. I believe it’s the best. I spend a lot of time talking to you about the things that I make and now I’d like to mix in talking about how I make them with Bernina. I’ll be talking now and then about special features, feet, accessories about all of the machines. (sewing machines & sergers!) Getting to know your sewing machine and what it can do for you will make you a better seamstress. If you have a Bernina, I bet you love it. I know that I am absolutely in love with mine already. I’m hoping to create a resource for Bernina owners to learn even more about their machines and love them even more!
The Aurora has been my ultimate machine for a while now and I think I’ve earned it. I plan on putting it through its paces and telling you all about it.
(OMG. Seriously. Sewing has never been this fun! This machine is heaven.)
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We have the same machine! I love mine so much and I am sewing almost everyday because I can’t get enough.
OMG you must be so excited – and you’ve more than earned it!
I can’t thank you enough for introducing me to Bernina – I loooooove mine!
Can’t wait to hear your tips and tricks.
Lucky you, it looks like an awesome machine. In the last 6mths I’ve gone from an early 80s Singer (my Mum’s hand-me-down) to a second-hand Janome MyExcel (only a few years old but a bargain from a good friend). The Janome is a breeze compared to the Singer but I would love to try out a Bernina to see what all the hype is about. Maybe one day…
As you know 🙂 I love my Bernina and if it ever needs replacing, I will definitely get another one! But, in 30 years it has only been repaired twice (once because I wore out the foot pedal, and once because the repair guy put the wrong grease in it and it seized up). I do have a little Janome Sew Mini that travels with me, but that’s a whole different story….
you’ve taking such loving photos of this machine…it almost looks sexy!
I have the exact same machine! I love her so much! Mine is called “dollface” don’t know why but that is what I call her! She is a wonderful and I have loved every minute of owning her. One interesting thing though, the bobbin area is always full of random thread pieces…I have never figured out why! I just clean it out and keep going. Enjoy!
Hello, good choise,
You’re right – this machine is heaven. I can’t even stop to sew..
Can’t imagine and remember how I managed sewing before. I’m from germany – there the machine is called aurora 430 QE – Quilt Editon – it comes with an BSR – Bernina Stichregulator (amazing perfect results freehand quilting) and an upper transport feet. This upper transport feet (don’t know how it’s really called in english)is worth it’s money.
Wish you a lot of fun with your machine
I do have a Bernina and I do love it! I have a simple Activa 220 that I bought 10 years ago (I think it’s been that long) and it has been so faithful and never had a problem. It’s a simple machine, but really what more do I need it to do but sew a straight stitch. 🙂 My mom has the 430 and I do love that machine. If I ever need a stitch regulated stitch on the domestic machine, I head for hers. They are great machines!
Congrats Karyn. You most certainly earned it.