Speed Thrills: Machine Stitching on the BERNINA 7 Series

24 Apr 2013

My husband bought me a cute little Italian car as a present recently. It's fun, efficient, and I can really buzz around in that thing (while still obeying all the traffic laws, of course). I look for the same qualities in a sewing machine. (OK, it doesn't have to be cute, but that wouldn't hurt!)

A bigger bobbin means more
time stitching, less time
So imagine my excitement when I read about the BERNINA 7 Series. With innovative new features and a sleek design, the 7 Series machines allow you to sew longer and faster with fewer interruptions.

Here's what Bernina has to say: "With the launch of the 7 Series, BERNINA presents a world's first: the BERNINA 9 Hook (B 9 Hook). The B 9 Hook sews high-precision stitches up to 9 mm in width with speeds up to a 1,000 stitches per minute. And the bobbin has 80 percent more thread capacity than our standard bobbins, allowing you to sew longer without interruption."

The BERNINA 7 Series
For me, the 9mm width of stitching also translates to more variety in stitch width and creative sewing. I can see using the wide zigzag stitch as a finishing technique as well as being able to couch over chunkier threads. I could also use the wider decorative stitches on my machine.

But as much as I like the idea of the bigger bobbin and stitch width, the thing I am really most intrigued with is the speed . . . up to 1,000 stitches a minute? I love the concept of having a machine that could sew precisely and evenly at any speed and can't wait to try my hand at controlling the 1,000/minute BERNINA.

In the meantime, I'll hit the road with my new Italian friend.

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BUNNYB4 wrote
on 4 May 2013 8:13 PM

Got my 780 2 months ago and I cannot tell it what a thrill it is.  It  matches  the thrill the first time I sat down at a Bernina 20 years ago (I still have that machine.  It's a 1001. and travels to workshops with me)

Life is good and the 780 just makes it better

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