Monday, June 1, 2009

Sewing Machine Meme

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What brand and model do you have?
Bernina Activa 220

How long have you had it?
6 Months

How much does that machine cost (approximately)?
I'm not sure because mine was a gift

What types of things do you sew (i.e. quilting, clothing, handbags, home dec projects, etc.)?

Anything and Everything!

How much do you sew? How much wear and tear does the machine get?
I use it about every other day but I'm working up to every day.

Do you like/love/hate your machine? Are you ambivalent? Passionate? Does she have a name?
I love my machine. It is such a beautiful machine and one that I never thought that I would ever have. But sorry no name.

What features does your machine have that work well for you?
There are so many things that make it so easy to use for a beginner like me.

Is there anything that drives you nuts about your machine?

Do you have a great story to share about your machine (i.e., Found it under the Christmas tree? Dropped it on the kitchen floor? Sewed your fingernail to your zipper?, Got it from your Great Grandma?, etc.!)? We want to hear it!
Sorry, no great stories yet. Still too new.

Would you recommend the machine to others? Why?
Definitely! It is such an easy machine to use and to learn on.

What factors do you think are important to consider when looking for a new machine?

What you will mainly be creating on the machine.

Do you have a dream machine?
Right now this is my dream machine but I'm sure as I sew more and as time passes I'll be wanting an upgrade.


  1. You are SOOOO lucky to have this machine. It is a dream. I took a sewing class recently and I loved it. I have a Singer, pretty basic. But it was a lovely gift from my husband. I just started using it about 2 months ago even though I had it for 3 years.

  2. Ah! I'm so jealous! My sewing machine is a vintage Singer, VERY old. But my nanna gave it to me when I got married, so it's special. I'm saving up for a new one though (probably not any time soon- I buy too much material and other things!), but will keep this one in mind when I'm ready to do that!

  3. Hey...I have the Bernina Activa 240. Very similar to the 220. Love it!


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