I received this for Christmas. I don't know if I would've picked this one out since it isn't carried or supported at my local fabric store, however, I love it. So far, so good. The online videos really helped me break the ice to begin sewing on it. This is my very first overlock machine and I'm very happy thus far. And a different service store within 7 miles does offer free classes! I would highly recommend it to anyone who asked.
A step up from my first Brother. Best feature, foot free sewing. That makes quilting large pieces much easier. The best part of my needlecrafting happy place. The stitches, ease of transition during creating, again, the best. I looked at a lot of machines before choosing the 6000i, so glad I did.
I have had this machine now only a month and a half, but I have put it through its paces. The needle threader is a dream! Best needle threader ever and I have a couple of machines of other brands with threaders. The machine is responsive, smooth, VERY quiet and does both sewing and embroidery well. Sewing on it is a charm! Really - the stitches are as good as any brand of machine, and I haven't needed to touch the tension setting for any of the projects I have done. It does free motion really nicely too and I didn't have to change the tensions for that either. I have used several different threads top and bottom on it and all does well. The light is rather dim, but I put LEDs in the harp, so it doesn't matter. I am a novice embroiderer and that is why I bought this machine - for the fun of a little embroidery, but now I love to sew on it! I wouldn't think this is a choice for a large free motioned quilt, since the harp is rather small, but for overall sewing and 4x4 embroidery you cannot go wrong with this machine.
I chose this sewing machine over a Janome, Singer or Husquarna because it's part of the affordable Bernette line manufactured by Bernina. Appealing features; 23 stitches, high speed sewing, LED sewing light, free arm sewing, automatic buttonhole attachment and stitch quality. I love the modern look of the machine and light weight design. I would highly recommend to any beginner or intermediate seamstress.
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