I’ve actually been really interested in seeing the newly redesigned Bernette line for BERNINA. These affordably priced, quality machines have had quite the face-lift. I think they look SLICK. White and black minimialist design with light-up stitch selection–they’re like TRON! First in are the mechanical models, with features like the recessed handwheel, flip top lid, needle threader and easy stitch selection. The bernette 15 even has a one-step buttonhole, for me an absolute must! Check them out the next time you’re in for class or open sew.
Interesting side-note–the name Bernette is actually a combination of the brand and Odette Ueltschi-Gegauf, the founder’s granddaughter and only woman to helm the brand. By all accounts an exceptional woman and truly visionary.