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slipperyslope
« on: April 13, 2012 12:37:09 PM »

I am considering buying a Bernette 20, but since it's a newish model, I'm not really having any luck finding reviews online.

Does anyone have any experience with this machine, or any insight into whether it's a good buy or not?

My price range is about $500 + tax, so if there's a better option out there, I'd be into that, too.

I would like to be able to sew a range of fabrics and have capabilities for button holes and some decorative stitching.

I currently have a 30-ish year old Janome that is definitely ready to retire.

Thanks!
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emilylane1
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2012 10:10:02 PM »

HI I haven't used the Bernette 20, but basically anything "Bernette" is not a real "Bernina" and I wouldnt recommend it. I have had an older Bernette front bobbin loader model and it never sewed a quality stitch! You would be much better off upgrading to a newer Janome. I love the Janome Decor Excel 5018. It is so easy to use, not computerised so still has the reliability of the older Janome machines, is quiet and does a lovely stitch. Not sure if it is still available?? But if you can find one even second hand you can still get the manual for it at preg_replace('/(.{19})/', '$1 ', 'www.sewingmanuals.com.au')
If you cant find the 5018 I think the next one up is the Decor 5124 Pro. Very much the same but more stitches I think.
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