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Bernina 1001

by Andrea Harles
(Washington DC)

This is a very basic quality entry level machine.

I thought at the time when I purchased it 15 years ago, I didn't need anything other than straight stitch and zig-zag. I expected this machine to be a quality and satisfying machine for many years to come.

I would strongly encourage anyone who knows they are serious about sewing to buy a machine with more options. I regret very much not having those available to me. It has left me with a bad case of machine envy for many years.

The machine itself has been a disappointment to me.

I don't like the quality of the straight stitch. It is not even. After servicing and asking it to be addressed, it sometimes improve, but it is short lived. I don't perceive it to be an improvement over the inexpensive Kenmore machine that it replaced.

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