Here I am with the amazing new Bernina 830. Wow. What a sewing machine……the latest and greatest in a long line of fabulous sewing machines by Bernina.
Maybe that’s not quite accurate. I think the 830 is really in a class of its own. Many of we Bernina fans have been waiting for a machine for years that gives us more space in the throat…you know, that area where you actually put your fabric when you’re sewing or quilting. And it’s here!!!
The wait was definitely worth it. Not only is there more space, there’s everything else you can think of…..it’s super loaded with all those things sewers dream of…more speed, bigger bobbin, amazingly simple operating system even for a nontechie like me (that’s saying something!) and the list goes on and on. One of my favorites….it’s REALLY an automatic threading system, not like earlier models that were really an automatic put-your-thread-through-the-needle system. For more information on all the details, check out the website at
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Unfortunately, it won’t vaccum my studio floor, but it does have an alarm clock on it! You know, just in case you forget to go to bed while you’re sewing. Now you can just set the alarm to remind yourself!
And how was I able to wrap my arms around this dream machine? I just returned from Chicago from the annual reunion of National Artisans for Bernina…..a group of designers, teachers, and others in the quilting and sewing world who are dedicated Bernina users. This year’s get-together was dedicated to showing us all the unbelievable features of the 830…..plus lots of learning and sharing from each other as well as the Bernina people. And…as always….lots of laughs and good times. More photos of that to come…I promise! Here’s a quick look…..national sewing teachers learning the ins and outs of the new machine.
I have another Bernina that I love, the 640 model, (that’s probably only significant info if you’re a Bernina fan) and I did not go off to Chicago thinking I would fall in love with the new machine. BUT, I have to tell you, I’ve been lusting after that machine ever since I returned. It’s truly amazing….and that comes from someone who’s spend years and years behind a sewing machine.
I’m plotting just how and when to make it my own. I’ll keep you posted. Believe me, it will be a red letter day! After all……I deserve it, don’t you think!