October 2, 2013Finds Wednesday! My Vintage Bernina!
Presenting my new daily sewing machine, this lovely 1960s era Bernina!
For some time now, I’ve wanted to go to a vintage machine as my daily sewer, since they are so well made. I was having a hard time finding the right machine until I came across this Bernina!
This machine would have been a very high end machine back in it’s day, as it has a lot of different stitch functions – which was exactly what I needed.
Another interesting feature about this machine is that it has a knee lever instead of a foot pedal to operate the machine. I hadn’t sewn with a knee lever machine prior to this one, but I really like it! I can leave my big slippers on while I sew, which I could never do with a foot pedal.
Attached to the machine at the back is this set of drawers for keeping the additional pressed feet (this machine came with quite a few), and also some spool and bobbin holders on top. This just swivels out from the back of the machine, so it’s not in the way, but still attached.
This is the carry case for the machine – I love the fabric!
This machine is fantastic. I’ve been using it for a little while now, and it works flawlessly, all the time – exactly why I wanted to go to a vintage machine.
At the same garage sale, I also got this lot of patterns.
I was super excited to find these Vogue Couturier patterns – not only are these patters generally very sought after by collectors today, these ones are actually larger – so I won’t have to do a ton of grading!
I’d love to hear if any of you out there have had any great finds lately!