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How a Bernina Sewing Machine Changed My Life

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Other Bernina stores have to wait, plan and pay extra for a Bernina educator to come to their store. At Heirloom Creations in Sioux Falls, SD they have their very own Bernina educator on staff!

5222_1Hi, I’m Sara Snuggerud and ever since I was young, I have sewed on a Bernina. My mom had not just one, but two Bernina sewing machines, for her in-home alteration business. I know I gained my love of sewing because of this one brand of sewing machine.

You ask, “How can one sewing machine change the course of my life?”

Well it did. A Bernina sewing machine turned my sewing hobby into my profession at age 15. At age 21, I became Bernina of America’s youngest national educator traveling and training Bernina dealers around the United States. It was strange to be in front of a room of Bernina dealers that were all at least twice my age.

I have being sharing the love of Bernina sewing machines for over 25 years. What is this love I speak about? It is almost is like a cult. If you have never sewn on a Bernina sewing machine this probably sounds ridiculous. Once someone has purchased and sewn on a Bernina, they know the feeling I speak of. It is like joining an invisible club that only Bernina sewers know about.

This passion of sewing on a Bernina can only be experienced by trying out a Bernina, sewing on a friend’s Bernina sewing machine or purchasing one yourself.

I ask people all the time, “What sewing machine do you sew on?” Most the time I get answers like,

“Just a 30 year old sewing machine” or

“I don’t know what kind it is” or

“It was my mom’s”.

But if you ask a Bernina owner, “What sewing machine do you sew on?” They can tell you the model number, the year they bought it and any other pertinent information about their machine that would be helpful for identification. They are part of that invisible club.

So tell me Bernina owners…what makes sewing on a Bernina so special?

How do you explain to someone who has never sewn on a Bernina what the feeling is that you love? You really can’t. It is just something they have to experience for themselves.

That is why we host from time to time special Bernina sewing events so people can come and really learn what its like to sew on a Bernina.

bernina 790

Join Heirloom Creations or your local Bernina dealer and take a tour through one of Bernina’s most awesome machines – the Bernina 790E. If you have never sewn on a Bernina, there is a feeling you are missing when you sit down to sew. There is a love for sewing that only a Bernina can deliver.

At a recent Bernina event on the Bernina 790 we had each student make this bag completely on the embroidery machine!

Sew Trendy Bag
This bag was designed by Pickle Pie and is available in our store as a purchased embroidery design collection.

About Pickle Pie Designs and the Sew Trendy Cross Body Bag…

Fully lined bags with no exposed seams give you professional results! Create beautiful monogrammed cross body bags with your embroidery machine with this fabulous in the hoop embroidery project!  Our Sew Trendy Cross Body Bags feature Curlz monograms inside a circle applique with a pretty ribbon accent. Everything is stitched in the hoop – including the zipper, the ribbon, and the strap – using premade strap material or ribbon, or follow our easy instructions to sew a coordinating strap beforehand.

You will receive 2 sizes of Sew Trendy Cross Body Bags in this set with 26 files per size – one for each letter of the alphabet.

Hoop size: 5×7, Design size: 4.84″ x 6.8″

Hoop size: 6×10, Design size: 5.89” x 8.07”

Have a Jumbo hoop? Be sure to look for our Sew Trendy Cross Body Bag for the Jumbo hoop!

 

 

6 Comments
  1. Denise says:

    A Bernina …is a Bernina… is a Bernina! My niece recently wanted to learn sewing, she is 25 years old. I gave her my vintage 530-2 Record. A machine that is more than 50 years old but still sews like it is new. She took some beginner sewing classes and lugged it with her each class ( it weighs about 30+ ibs!) Other classmates had new modern machines of all makes. She and her machine sailed through each class without a hitch! Other classmates weren’t so lucky. The teacher had to spend lots of troublehooting time on the various machines! A few students were quite irate about a 50+ year old machine being able to out sew their pricey new wonders. The teachers answer?…”Well, it IS still a Bernina!”

    1. Sara says:

      We see and here this again and again!

  2. Diane says:

    I bought my first Bernina 12 years ago. I was looking for a new machine, and the Bernina simply outsewed every other brand I tried.

    Bernina sewing machines are about precision and power. My Bernina’s have excellent stitch quality, and they perform as promised.

    That’s why I sew on Berninas!

  3. Pat h says:

    There is nothing like a Bernina nothing. I own 5 Berninas and love all they make sewing a joy.
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  4. Clifford Gallington says:

    Friday I picked up my first bernina it was sold in Kansas City in 1954, I am the third owner, I replaced the foot controller and the motor. I was so pleased how smooth this machine turned over with no motor on it. I plan on rebuilding the motor and see if I can rework the controller so it will be all original. This machine sews so nice, I need to get time to read the manual and sew with it for a while! It is a 117l and has zig zag and one decorative stitch.

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