Thursday, August 11, 2011

Sewing Machine Upgrade

I've been thinking about upgrading my sewing machine lately, and inspiration struck yesterday, after reading this post. I started reading more about old Bernina machines--everybody seems to love them. I found a good-looking Bernina Record 730 for sale on Craigslist, Arlo and I went and checked it out this afternoon, and I decided to buy it! It was expensive compared to the sewing machine I've been using for nine years, but much cheaper than a new Bernina. This machine should last for a long, long time--it's solidly constructed!

Bernina Record 730

Here are some glamor shots:

Bernina Record 730

Bernina Record 730

Bernina Record 730

I love all the embroidery stitches lined up next to each other, though I'm not sure how often I'll actually use them. I'm also excited about the buttonhole function, but first I need to get a buttonhole foot (it only came with the standard foot and an adapter foot; none of the cool feet that originally came with the machine). Thank goodness for eBay!