The box. Brown, cardboard, heavy.
The first thing you see when you pop it open: Instruction manuals, brochures, the knee lifter, a DVD (that I still haven’t watched) and various other warranty info and such.
Oh-so-cute little Bernina all tucked away in there! On all sides are various accessories: at the top of the pic is the dark blue carrying bag; just in front of the carrying bag is the accessory cabinet attached to the machine; to the right is the walking foot in its box, plus the foot pedal. In front (bottom) is the clear plastic extension table and a baggie of feet and various other stuff.
Here’s everything unpacked onto my kitchen table. Anyone know what that random plastic thing in the middle is (above the extension tray)? I haven’t bothered to look that up yet. But, roughly clockwise from the top left: Accessory cabinet; knee lifter; Bernina Stitch Regulator (BSR)box; walking foot box; oil; foot pedal; extension table; power cord; screwdriver, cleaning brush, seam ripper; “hump jumper” plastic thingy; four metal bobbins, allen wrench; thread spool caps; other included presser feet.
I love stuff like this – a handy cord wrapper on the bottom of the foot pedal. Down with messy wires!
A closeup of the presser feet. From left to right: #1 -reverse pattern foot (a.k.a. the normal, regular ol’ foot), #3a – buttonhole foot with slide, #4 – zipper foot, #5 – blindstitch foot, #20 – open embroidery foot, #37 – patchwork foot, #9 – darning foot. Next to the darning foot is some metal thing that I don’t know what to do with yet (thoughts, anyone?). I have a class the week after this one with the salesperson at the store I bought it from that will hopefully enlighten me a bit!
A very pretty box, which contains the BSR attachment.
The inside of said box. Very cute! The BSR has three feet. One is already attached to the BSR - the closed toe freemotion foot. The one on the left is the open-toe freemotion foot, and the one on the left is the transparent foot with crosshairs.
The box for the walking foot included with the machine. My first walking foot ever! I just read that this baby goes for $125. I had no idea they were so expensive!
The walking foot plus additional things that I will learn about at some point. More of those mysterious curvy metal things enclosed here, which is a clue!
The blue canvas bag that will eventually store the machine, accessory cabinet, pedal, and extension table.
The machine! In all its glory! This puppy is heavy and sturdy…
Finally, stuff I got the dealer to give me for free during my price negotiation. The plastic things are shelves for the accessory cabinet. The bobbins are insanely expensive – 12 for 20 bucks, so I had them throw in two packs of them for me. I have another presser foot on the way, too – the teflon foot, so I can go sewing some oilcloth. I also asked the dealer for some nicer thread, too. I think most of that is Mettler and the purple one is Isocord.
Now that I have a machine capable of embroidery stitches, I’ll have to go learning about thread. Anyone know any good primers or articles on what kinds of thread are good? What do you use?
And there you have it, folks. The contents of the Bernina box! I’ve been experimenting on the machine slowly but surely, getting to know the awesomeness of this machine, and I will have more to report soon!
Posted by robyn on June 22nd, 2008 under bernina 440 qe, crafts, sewing, sewing machines
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