The choice of a Bernina for dressmaking is wide. Although having said that, you don’t necessarily need to buy the top model. The Bernina 325 and the 335 are the two basic models in the line-up. Small and compact, compared to the Bernina five or seven series, they sew extremely well. Cottons, denims and ‘awkward’ fabrics should present no problems for either machine. Basically it comes down to the way Bernina sewing machines are made.
Requirements for a Dressmaking Sewing Machine
You can of course produce good work on an old Singer. But if we’re looking specifically at Berninas, let’s look at a few requirements. All these features are included with the Berninas 325 & 335.
- Stitch Selection – You don’t need hundreds of stitches
- Needle Threader – a Needle Threader is always useful. Master its use.
- Adjustable Speed Control – a boon when it comes to tricky seams and the like.
- Feed Dogs – a good feed system makes all the difference.
- Buttonholes – Berninas auto-buttonhole feature creates consistency
- Free-arm – a free-arm is essential for sleeves, cuffs and trouser legs etc.
- Extension Table – the extension table will support larger projects.
Test & Try
It’s always a good idea to try something before you buy it. Here at Bambers you are always welcome to call in for a demonstration of any machine. Have a go yourself and get the feel of the machine that’s caught your eye. If you’ve been having trouble sewing a particular fabric, bring some in and try it on one of our Berninas.
Bernina 325 Sewing Machine
The Bernina 325 is a good choice for dressmaking. It has all the features we’ve listed and in addition it has the stitch quality Bernina is renowned for. A powerful motor and an adjustable speed control will help you produce precise stitching. Other features such as Needle Up/Down and push-button reverse only add to your control.
- 97 stitches including alphabet
- 5.5mm stitch width
- 6.3″ sewing space
- 8kg machine
Please Click Here to find out more about the Bernina 325
Bernina 335 Sewing Machine
The Bernina 335 is another Bernina for Dressmaking choice. An upgrade on the 325, it has more stitches and features. All of which can be utilised in all your upcoming projects. And just like the 325, the Bernina 335 is waiting for you to drop by for a demonstration.
- LCD Display
- 5.5 Maximum stitch width
- 221 stitches inc alphabet
- Automatic buttonholes
Please Click Here to find out more about the Bernina 355
Come to Bambers
As I already mentioned, you are always welcome to call in. Browse around our shop and see the best of todays sewing machines. Hum quietly to yourself and take your time. Or get stuck in and ask for a demonstration of whatever takes your fancy. We’re are always happy to help. Dad always printed a short line on his old labels – ‘where service comes easy’.
Bamber Sewing Machines
445-449 Liverpool Road
0161 707 7786