Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Bernina Aurora 440 Sewing Machine - Why It's the Best

Another excellent piece of sewing equipment is that Bernina 440 QE. It has many standard features that are found on most models of Bernina sewing machines, such as the Bernina Stitch Regulator (BSR, a patented feed system that means you'll always get a perfect stitch, regardless of the sewing speed you are using. Another very handy feature is the slide speed control, which allows you to set your stitch speed by sliding it for faster or slower speeds. This allows you to focus more time on the parts that need it, and get through the parts that don't.

Known for its quality workmanship, a Bernina will often outperform such well known brands as Husqvarna, Brother, and Juki sewing machines. The simple on-screen selection of stitch pattern makes it easy to go "seamlessly" from one type of stitch to another, at the press of a button. And that ease of use is another factor in the popularity of Bernina sewing machines. They offer more than workmanship and power; they offer the ability for even a novice user to create professional designs.

Of course, if you are buying the best car, you expect to pay for that perfection. Purchasing the highest quality sewing machine is no different; you'll have to pay more to get the features that only a machine of this calibre offers. For those who know these machines, a Bernina 440 is a bargain at any price, because it makes itself indispensable for quality work.

The Bernina 440 also has optional software, BERNINA Editor Lite Software, which will allow you to make on-board modifications to a design before you being to sew it, giving you complete control of every aspect of your embroidery creations. This software comes bundled with the Bernina Embroidery module, so be sure to ask about it when you make your purchase.

A Bernina Aurora sewing machine, as you've seen, is a state of the art piece of equipment, used by masters all over the world who want the simple perfection and unique features that only Bernina uses in every machine. They are expensive, but there really aren't any competitors for the quality you can expect, without paying even more than you would for a Bernina 440.

Take the time to fully investigate a Bernina 440, and compare it to other machines, like the Bernina 830. For the money, you just aren't going to find a better deal. A Bernina 440 QE is the perfect mixture of speed performance and innovation to bring out the best you have ever sewn.

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Dealers for Bernina Sewing Machines : USA

Bits 'n Pieces
34629 W. Michigan Ave.
Wayne, MI 48184
Phone:(734) 641-4970
Fax :(734) 641-9580

Ann Silva's Sewing Center
3101 Menaul Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107
Phone: (505) 881-5253
Fax: (505) 881-3127

14760 South Robert Trail
Rosemount, MN 55068
Phone: 651-322-7071

3112 Cliff Gookin Blvd Tupelo,
Mississippi 38801
Phone: 662-842-4275
Fax: 662-842-2284

Sew in Heaven, LLC
3 Parkcliff Drive
Holiday Island, Arkansas 72631
Phone: 479-253-0770

Sew Images
4172 Piedmont Avenue in Oakland,
CA 94611

The Cotton Patch
1025 Brown Avenue
Lafayette, CA 94549
Phone: (925) 284-1177

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Finding Bernina Sewing Machine Repair

By David Trumble
Feb 23, 2009

Do you own a Bernina Sewing machine? If so, consider your machine a prized possession. You can be satisfied that you have the very best. Bernina Sewing Machines are not like other sewing machines. For many many years the Bernina Sewing Machine has been made in Switzerland. They are skillfully engineered. They are made with the best craftsmanship. Nothing like them is available anywhere else in the sewing machine world. They are hand assembled in their own factory in Switzerland.

Berninas are very special and require highly skilled and specialized technical service. The subtle differences make it difficult for the ordinary sewing machine technician to do a proper job of servicing. Therefore, Bernina Sewing Machine Repair is not something you want to leave to just anyone. Demand a fully certified Bernina Sewing Machine Repair Technician, and check out their experience and reputation.

Can you get repair services locally, or do you have to ship a machine to Switzerland?

You can usually find your Bernina Sewing Machine Repair Center listed in the yellow pages. Look under sewing machine repair. You might search on Yahoo or Google. Search for sewing machine repair with your zip code. Every authorized dealer will have a certified technician on site to support and service your needs.

You will find Bernina sewing machines sold and serviced in either your local authorized dealer or in Hancock Fabric Super Stores. Over six hundred independent Authorized Bernina Dealers serve the United States, mostly from larger cities. A handful of Bernina Corporate stores are situated inside Hancock Fabric Super Stores. In either case, you will find helpful sales, support, and service from Bernina experts.

What if there are no local dealers in my area? Bernina maintains a national service center in Aurora, Illinois which can provide support if you ship them your machine. The technicians are top notch, but it can be very expensive. It also takes more time than a local shop would.

It is possible to service Bernina myself?

Of course. Once you master the basics of sewing machine repair, it is very possible. You will also need access to parts, and it is wise to find a certified Bernina technician to mentor and assist when needed.

The general sewing machine repair knowledge can be learned. Check out the excellent sewing machine repair courses by David Trumble or others. These courses will enable you to do most of the Bernina Sewing Machine Repairs. This includes standard service, cleaning and oiling, and minor adjustments. Some dealers will offer periodic introductory classes to basic Bernina service as well.

Sewing machine repair parts are available through your local retail dealer or corporate store. Also, parts are available through Bernina of America if you own a Bernina dealership.

Is it possible to open my own Bernina store? Yes. Depending on the availability of territory and your qualifications, it is possible. Berninas requirements are pretty hefty. You must submit and have a detailed business plan approved by Bernina. The dealer purchase price runs about $40,000. The Bernina New Dealer Training Program must also be completed.

Finally, to service Bernina sewing machines yourself, you will need expert assistance from a certified Bernina technician. Use the technician as a mentor, teacher, and friend; but be ready to pay for his services. You will need help with diagnosis, complex repairs, and subtle adjustments from time to time.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Linked Video : Case Study :: Bernina

Bernina (sewing machine manufacturer) needed a quick & simple solution to allow customers to use the machines while not getting caught up in the technicalities of fabric & sewing.

Bag People produced a flat-pack bag that only needed a few seams stitched before it was finished.

The result was an easy-to-complete bag that looks great, has stylish branding for Bernina & is practical for the customers.

credits to bagpeopletv

Saturday, September 5, 2009

The Advantages of Bernina Sewing Machines

Bernina Stitch Regulator

1. Quilting is much more easier with the mechanism.
2. To ensure uniform length of stitches with the presser foot.
3. Speed of sewing machine does not effect the stitches consistency.

Large color display

1. Easier to navigate menu with the touchscreen, different function of the machine can simply be accessed by pressing few buttons on the screen.

2. Can easily do the setting of stitching patterns. Stitching patterns can be resized, changed the font and color.

3. The touch screen facility can give ideas for our own embroidery design.

Stock embroidery designs

1. Others machine have less than 100 embroidery designs to choose from.

2. Bernina sewing machines have more than that, the user can even created their own design with Bernina sewing machines.

3. The existing design can also edited or combined :)

Multifunction buttons

1. Using a manual sewing machines is quite tedious, every step of sewing must be done carefully.

Bernina multifunction buttons
2. New Bernina sewing machine have buttons functions. What the user have to do is only press the button, for the setting of the sewing machine. To understand which button is supposed to be pressed, the user can refer from manual attach during the purchase.

CFL Sewing Light

1. Bernina sewing machine equipped with their own CFL sewing light. Therefore, we don't have to buy sewing lights/lamp to illuminate our working surface.

2. This feature can help the Bernina sewing machines user to work overnight to see clearly stitching design.

3. The CFL sewing light don't create any shadow, therefore the user can really concentrate on the stitches.

Thread Cutter

1. The thread cutter mechanism can easily remove the extra threads that resulted after completing a particular stitch.

2. This can be done by simply press a button, the bobbin thread and the needle will be removed simultaneously.

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Friday, September 4, 2009

Bernina's Sewing Machines Pioneer Models

The following Bernina's Models is linked from Bernina's website at :-

Please visit the above link for more detailed information. TQ

Year : 1932
Model : 105
Description : First household sewing machine with BERNINA brand name

Year : 1938
Model : 117
Description : First BERNINA zigzag sewing machine

Year : 1945
Model : 125
Description : First BERNINA free-arm zigzag sewing machine

Year : 1954
Model : 530
Description : First BERNINA with patented attachable presser foot and function for semi-automated sewing of buttonholes

Year : 1963
Model : 730
Description : First BERNINA with patented knee-activated presser foot lifter

Year : 1971
Model : 830
Description : First BERNINA with electronic foot control – the number one model for 11 years

Year : 1982
Model : 930
Description : First BERNINA with stretch stitch function and particularly highpowered motor

Year : 1986
Model : 1130
Description : First computerised BERNINA with fully automated one-step buttonholes and embroidery pattern memory

Year : 1989
Model : 1230
Description : Model with extended memory capacity and fully automated one-step buttonholes, incl. eyelet buttonhole

Year : 1993
Model : 1630
Description : Top model: 9 mm stitch width, over 400 embroidery patterns, monograms, 5 alphabets, sewing in 16 possible directions

Year : 1998
Model : Artista 180
Description : Top model with CPS software for customised settings (Customised Pattern Selection software), optional stitch module, conversion of scanned patterns to embroidery patterns

Year : 2001
Model : Activa 145
Description : Simple compact sewing machine: computerised, individually adjustable memory for embroidery patterns, buttonhole repetition, stitch library, patchwork presser foot

Year : 2002
Model : Artista 200
Description : World’s first sewing and embroi-dery computer. Microsoft Windows operating system, CD-ROM drive, LCD display, more than 850 stitches, programmable function keys, memory function for stitch combinations and motifs

Year : 2004
Model : Aurora 440Q
Description : World’s first sewing computer with BSR system for consistent stitch lengths with variable sewing speeds – especially for quilters

Year : 2006
Model : Artista 730
Description : High-end sewing and embroidery system: standard stitches and embroidery, embroidery patterns, many automatic settings, e.g. thread cutter, touch screen, BSR system, CFL light. Optional stitching module

Year : 2009
Model : Bernina 830
Description : Experience the state of the art sewing system.

The History

Bernina Holding AG is the parent company of Fritz Gegauf AG, one of the world's five largest sewing machine manufacturers. Headquartered in Steckborn, Switzerland, the company has won a reputation for top-of-the-line sewing machines under the Bernina brand name. Bernina's daughter companies include distributors in the United States, Western Europe, Scandinavia, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. In addition, a worldwide network of close to 70 independent distributors brings Bernina machines to locations across South America, Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. Altogether, the company sells about 100,000 sewing, serger, and embroidering machines yearly, as well as machine accessories, software, and patterns. Bernina prides itself on machines that are known for durability and precision, and the company's market share is particularly strong in the high-end sector, with versatile, technologically advanced machines that usually cost more than twice as much as the average machine. Education is a central aspect of Bernina's customer relations strategy. The company offers its dealers regular training seminars and promotes a long-lasting educational relationship with its customers, whether through Internet tutorials or through classes offered at Bernina dealerships. Technology is another hallmark of the company's product line. The newest Bernina machines are highly computerized, operated in large part through a touch screen interface. Bernina's customers can take advantage of such features as digitalized patterns and custom pattern selection software. The company has been privately held throughout its 110-year history and is now headed by Hanspeter Ueltschi, great-grandson of the company founder.

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