My First BERNINA: Barbara’s Story

I started sewing when I was 10 years old and used an old White sewing machine that had seen better days. I went to UBC and graduated in Home Economics in 1970. I sewed all my clothes and also sewed for my mom’s friends but always wanted a good sewing machine.  In 1975 we  were a young married couple with one child and another on the way so there was no money for a new machine. My father in law died that year and left us $2000.  My husband got a coloured TV and I was able to get my dream machine , Bernina 830. WOW!  I bought it at Evelyns in Toronto. I made all of my daughters clothes until she was 10 years old and then I made her wedding dress 19 years later.  My machine sewed  clothes , quilts, curtains , stuffed toys, doll clothes and many other crafts. Even though I upgraded my machine, i still use it for travelling to sewing class. Now my grand daughter who is 8 has claimed it and is making her own quilt.

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