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Bernina Virtuosa 150
Bought this machine as a second-hand in mint condition (all original accessories included). It was also thoroughly serviced and adjusted by a certified, Bernina sewing technician.
My first experience with a Bernina was a big disappointment.
Initially thought I was so fortunate to have found such a prestigious and highly-rated machine within my price range. However, that feeling didn't last long.
Found it couldn't handle thick fabrics (which my entry-level, vintage, mechanical Brother machine did very easily). This machine was noisy and chintzy-sounding. The stitches were no better than those produced by my vintage Brother.
Berninas are not intuitive as far as operation. I swear the manufacturer goes out of their way to make them more complicated than necessary to operate. Became frustrated with having to pull out the manual every time I sewed and sought to sell it asap.
Bernina took the joy out of sewing for me. Sold the machine at a loss to a die-hard, Bernina fan but it took 6 months to find a buyer. Now I'm the owner of a refurbished, Janome MC6500P, which I'm thrilled with.
However, I had to experience for myself what the big hype was about a Bernina and found that they don't live up to their reputation. Said good-riddance to the Bernina and "hello" to my beloved Janome!
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