Bernina 700 ServiceApril 20, 2011 | Alan Bamber | 21 Comments
Look at this wonderful Bernina 700 that came in for a general service. Like so many Berninas, this one has had the same owner from new. Bernina owners love their Bernina sewing machines and will rarely part with them. This is the reason why there are so few used Berninas available. This Bernina 700 was bought in the 1950’s or 60’s and has been cherished ever since.
We remove the covers from any sewing machine that comes into our workshop for repair or service, ready to be reset and settings checked. You may be able to see that this Bernina 700 is still like new inside. It’s the quality of the Bernina mechanism that makes all Berninas last so long and provide such a good stitch quality.
We always check and test the foot control during the service. The Bernina 700 had a great foot control with a large foot plate, this provided the user with great speed control when sewing. Wish you could still buy a Bernina foot control like this one. Again, you can see that despite it’s age this Bernina 700 foot control is in great condition.
After a full service, we check the stitching. You can see that this Bernina 700 which only has straight stitch and zig zag still produces a really good stitch. Bernina bobbincases and shuttles are the key to their excellent stitch quality.
We’ve phoned the customer with the estimate, and she is happy with our service charge. One last clean and polish and we pack this Bernina 700 away in it’s original carry case. You should be able to see the original Bernina sewtable behind the machine. Despite some ‘wear and tear’, even the Bernina carry case has stood the test of time.
Finally, this Bernina 700 takes it’s place on one of our ‘done’ racks awaiting collection. Can you see it on rack A3?