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My Bernina

If you're reading this, you know what a gem I have with owning a Bernina. I grew up in a Singer household but was gifted with a Bernina years ago. It has turned out to be one of my best gifts. Last year I got it out of the repair shop and another lady was there to pick hers up. She had the same machine. She said she had hers for 40 years! I said "HUH?" Yep, forty years. My Mom, who's a seamstress, ran through so many machines. I don't sew often and it only needed to be put in the shop because my daughter attempted to alter her jeans into skinny jeans- broke my needles, set it off track, etc. So, putting it in the shop was well worth it. Here is a video of me threading the machine and pulling the bobbin thread. 
pulling the bobbin thread

With my Bernina I've made many mends, created lap scarves (BandBEnterpriseTX.com), and have plans to create my own maxi skirts and dresses for the summer. I'll say I can hardly wait, but I also need to make the time. 

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  1. Takes real skills to do that while holding the camera!
    We need to do a sewing day, I need to make some light summer maxi dresses and skirts too.

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  2. I agree on the sewing day. I recently wore a simple romper and figure I can easily make a pattern from it to create more. The skirts...easy-peasy. The camera...now you know.....

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