Bernina Artista 200E

Bernina Artista 200E

Bernina Artista 200E

 

Buying a new sewing machine can be daunting.  About ten years ago I purchased my Bernina Artista 200E sewing machine.  I thought I’d died and gone to heaven!  Then I was afraid of all it could do and whether I would use it to its potential.  Machines of this scope are not inexpensive.  They are an investment.  They are amazing, but, boy, was I intimidated!!

My goal was to have a machine that would embroider and sew wonderfully with the option of some fancy stitches.  Well, let me tell ya!  I found the machine to do it all and do it all extremely well.  Embroidery is accomplished by downloading patterns from the Internet, buying CDs, or discs.  Oh!  And there are some versatile ones already on the machine.  Cool, huh?  Resizing is done by dialing buttons as is positioning of your design.  Easy as pie!!

bernina stitchesThere are literally hundreds of built in fancy stitches – leaves, Zodiac signs, animals, quilting stitches, and various geometric designs.

Sample Stitch Book

Sample Stitch Book

It is recommended that you make a stitch book for ease of reference.  I have yet to do this, but it’s on “My List”.  Also included are three alphabets as well.  And, remember, you can resize them by simply turning a dial.

There are so many things I love about my machine, and I guess that’s the point.  Do your research, determine what features are must-haves, determine a budget, and enjoy the process.  Oh, and when you do purchase, don’t be intimidated.  Be inspired and get creating!!

 

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  1. rene says:

    Good info!

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