I’ve written before about my Viking Rose that I got from Sandra. It’s a heckuva great machine, and has done me and Sandra both proud lo these many years. Time has come, however, when I think my little Rose needs a helping hand to shoulder the burden of all the sewing I do (assuming a hand can shoulder, that is–pardon my mixed metaphors).
I’m pretty sure I’ve narrowed down my choices to a Bernina. I hear really great things about them, and they have a fantastic reputation, so while I’ve never owned one, I have it on good authority that these are machines to last a lifetime. But it occurred to me as I was researching used and refurbished machines (because that’s how I roll) that if I switch brands, I have to buy ALL NEW ACCESSORIES. Can I get an amen about how expensive that can be? I have all the feet for the Viking–thank you Saaandraaaaa!!–and I’d have to start all over! Suddenly, I’m having second thoughts, and I’m in need of some advice.
So while I don’t usually poll folks here on the blog, I’m wondering: what kind of sewing machine do YOU use, and would you recommend it to someone else? Which is to say, to me? I want to make an informed purchase, and them Berninas ain’t cheap–Mommy likes to get her money’s worth! Any and all input gratefully accepted and appreciated!