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Monday, December 07, 2009

Love my Bernina


I inherited a Bernina sewing machine from my grandma Hall and I love it so very much. It's tough and will sew through anything. A couple weeks ago I took it into the local sew shop to get her a tune-up. The machine man told me that it is worth $1500 and is a great machine... yay for me. As I went to pay, the man walked out from the back and showed me a photo of his son and then asked... "Are you single", uhhhh awkward, last thing I expected at a sewing repair shop. Hahaha! Although I turned down his offer he did an excellent job on my machine and she now runs super smooth, I'm loving it.

6 comments:

Hayley said...

That's what I want for Christmas!! Not a Bernina, I'm too new at sewing for that. You're going to have to have sewing lessons when you come into town. Hayley R and I are wanting to learn...

P.s. The other part of the story is hilarious! Were you wearing your ring?

myimaginaryblog said...

Wow, yeah, you'd think you'd be safe from being hit on in a sewing shop! At least he was thinking of his son and not himself.

A few years ago I bought four Berninas: three 1630s and one 1530 and resold two of the 1630s on eBay for a profit to offset the cost of the 1530 and the 1630 I kept. So I guess I'm still interested in the prices of used Berninas, and just did an eBay search. Recently completed auctions for Bernina 930s went from about $600 up to nearly $1000 for ones in really good condition with all their accessories. I don't doubt your dealer could get up to $1500 for one in your local economy, but if you sold it yourself it looks like $1000 is the best you could get.

Not that you should sell it--it's a classic, quality machine in high demand. I love my 1530.

jen said...

my mom has one too...those things are solid! i can't believe she has had her's for so long...and you have your grandma's?! wow. love the side story, funny yet flattering.

heidi said...

Funny Chels!!

Lynn said...

We should all hope to be so lucky!

sara said...

i love my old bernina too! it will take on anything.