I bought a Bernina 560 and it is AWESOME!!!! It is a machine that has over 100 (9 ml wide) decorative stitches, a touch screen and a needle threader just to name a few of the unbelievable features of this machine. The average machine has 5.5 ml wide stitches so you can imagine my excitement! Plus, the fact that all stitches can be adjusted in width and length and can even be welded together via a memory mode. My mind is just spinning with ideas!!!!
These are two of the things that I made in class to learn how to operate all of its features:
|A COVER FOR A 6" X 9" STRATHMORE WATERCOLOR PAD|
|VIEW OF INSIDE LINING|
Projects courtesy of the Bernina Sewing Center, Lake Mary, Florida. If you are ever in the area, stop by and check it out…you won't be disappointed!!! They have lots and lots of beautiful finished projects such as quilts, home decor, purses, clothing and all the materials needed to make them.
If anyone is interested in learning how to make the zippered bag, I would be glad to make a tutorial. It is not complicated nor is it necessary to have a machine that makes decorative stitches. It could be made using a printed fabric, using ribbon or lace instead of the decorative stitches or even painting the fabric with your own design.
Until next time,