After all these years, Bernina still makes my heart go pitter patter. It’s the only brand I’ve ever sewn with, and all I ever want to sew with. I’m getting older, I’m set in my ways, and Bernina sewing machines are as comfortable to me as an old pair of house slippers.
Not a very flattering description! Sorry Bernina, but I do love you!
This morning, with my mom in tow, I headed up to visit my Bernina dealer in Conway, Arkansas.
I’m always happy to see a sale sign! But I was after a couple of things in particular. The magnifying kit for my Bernina 740, as the kit for my 430 doesn’t fit on it, and I’m getting to be as blind as a bat… and the red and yellow bobbin cases.
I’ve been lusting after the red one for sometime (it’s red of course) … it’s for using heavy thread in the bobbin that is too thick for the upper thread path. I think it would make for some fantastic decorative embroidery on doll clothing!
But the yellow one, well it’s about time. The older Bernina bobbin cases have “fingers” on them, and you thread the finger when doing either embroidery, or decorative stitches, to pull the upper thread to the backside, eliminating any bobbin thread showing on top.
I’ve noticed with my 740, that when doing intricate, small appliqué work, that I can see the bobbin thread, no matter how much I loosen the upper tension, so I just do it on my 430. This should fix that! It will make for nicer machine embroidery as well.
I can’t wait to try them out!