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Bernina 1008

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8.0

Beginner's choice!

lmwgoods, Ebay
4 January 2013
  • Summary: Unfortunately the machine I purchased was well used and abused with the cost of repair prohibitive. The machine was returned to seller. Another Bernina 1008 was acquired and works beautifully. Sound inner workings, easy to use. A good purchase for the beginner.
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Overall 10
10

very well made solid mechanical sewing machine.

lynnem808, Ebay
3 April 2012
  • Summary: I wanted a basic mechanical sewing machine to do basic sewing projects. This machine is solid, and relatively simple to use. Sews sheer as well as thick denim hems w/ no problems. I was surprised though that it needed oiling after 3-4 hrs of sewing. Another glitch was the operating manual, you have to read it if you are not familiar w/ this machine(I had a Viking previously). I miss my old Viking(no parts avail to fix), but am happy w/ this replacement.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nothing sews like a Bernina, including this one.

alexdandra7, Ebay
4 November 2011
  • Summary: My Bernina 1008 has a great stitch and seems to adjust the tension to whatever I am sewing - typical Bernina quality here. It is very easy to use-just sit down and go. It is a basic machine and as such functions well. I have had two issues with it. First the foot pedal didn't immediately start the machine and then all of a sudden it took off and only operated at race horse speed. I ordered a new solid state foot pedal and this problem has disappeared.
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Overall 10
10

A Perfect Sewing Machine

ericsewsalots, Ebay
24 October 2011
  • Summary: As a professional costume designer, I need a sewing machine that is sturdy, well-constructed and reliable. The Bernina 1008 is my all-time best-pick. What it lacks in "bells and whistles" it makes up for with speed, all-metal construction and a solid stitch. I would suggest this machine for beginners through professionals and everyone in between.
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Overall 10
10

Bernina 1008 is a great heavy duty sewing machine

uptite1, Ebay
12 February 2011
  • Summary: The Bernina 1008 has 16 built in stitches, as well as having a built in 6 step buttonhole. There is a chart with the stitch settings right on the top of the machine, making all of the different stitches easy to use, because it even tells you what presser foot to use! The 1008 is a mechanical sewing machine because it has the heavy, nearly all metal mechanical workings & cams.
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Overall 10
10

Wonderful Machine

kjfeike, Ebay
4 February 2011
  • Summary: Bought this machine for my daughter for Christmas. She uses the identical model at college and wanted the same one because she was very familiar with the way it works. These machines are very expensive, but are supposed to last a lifetime. Bought this one used (7 years old) and it looks and works as if it were brand new.
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Overall 10
10

A great machine for every level of sewer

BunnyGoddess, Dooyoo
11 August 2012
  • Excerpt: I am a keen seamstress. I used to tailor a lot, but these days, I do a lot of freestyle artistic work with my machines. I actually draw pictures with thread and make silk dolls.This is important, because freestyling with the feed dogs down for hours will cane an inferior machine and the motor can burn out! I own several Berninas and this is one of them.
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Overall 10
10

The Ferrari of the sewing machine world

SallynotSilly, Dooyoo
1 August 2010
  • Excerpt: I am a teacher of textiles technology in secondary education and this machine is used by all ages and abilities at my school. It is also used by some of the clumsiest people around. This machine can with stand a fall from a meter off the ground without a wound in sight. (Do not try at home if you can help it). I personally use this machine at home where I work on many different projects including quilting, plush dolls, home furnishings and clothes to name a few.
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