This is one of my favourite machine for kids and absolute beginners. My views are based on having used this machine, as well as feed back from many of my students who have purchased this machine.
What to look for when choosing a machine…
- User Friendly – is it easy to use & handle
- Performance – performs well with no weakness
- Flexibility & Creativity – has room for you to grow
- Maintenance – is easy to look after
- Appeal – look attractive
THE BERNETTE B37
The B37 is a computerised machine.
It has Speed Control. This is my number one priority for children! To sew a seam, this is what the children are concentrating on…
- sewing with a straight seam allowance, following the line
- sliding pins out as they go
- reverse stitching
- hand position
To have speed control allows the children to slow right down and perfect these skills. I have noticed that children using speed control gain far more confidence and move forward with their sewing alot quicker than those who don’t.
What I also love about this machine is that if the presser foot is not lowered and they start to sew, it will beep at them to remind them to lower the presser foot.
The layout of this machine is attractive, simple and easy to flick through the different stitch options.
All stitches are built in and at the press of a button the stitch length and stitch width are set for you. They are also easy to change.
This machine sews a variety of fabrics including denim.
It is light weight, yet solid and will not jump around or sound tinny when you are sewing.
It is fairly easy to clean. You can remove the needle plate with the mini screwdriver included and dust out the machine.
50 stitches included. You are able to sew decoratively and with stretch fabrics. Buttonholes are automatic and what a lovely feature this is! There is room to grow with this machine if you are an absolute beginner or child.
In summary I believe this machine is easy to use and handle because of the above mentioned features. It definitely performs well with no weakness. There is room to grow if you are an absolute beginner or young child. This machine looks good and has great LED lighting. It is easy to look after, do this and you won’t be needing services. As for budget. This is a standard price for those number one features I mentioned. It is a bit of an investment but this should last you for at least 10 years.
This machine is available to purchase through me. Please drop me an email to arrange. I can have a machine available within a day or two. Please note that by purchasing through me I will sit with you to go through the functions and I am always available to troubleshoot with you, I am a phone call away or you can pop in to see me if you were stuck with something.
This machine retails at Miss Mary for $699.
You can see the full brochure here.