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."
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.
|The BERNINA 7 Series
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.