bernette 38 Sewing Machine


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The affordable top model in the bernette 30 series of sewing machines, with a wide range of functions

The bernette 38 is the top model in the bernette 30 series. This computerized sewing machine offers a wide range of functions at an affordable price. It offers 394 different stitches, including the stretch stitch for elastic fabrics. This means you can create fantastic T-shirts from jersey fabric, for example. The bernette 38 also has eight different 1-step buttonholes and three alphabets. In addition, it has a memory function, via which you can store various combinations of patterns and access them again at a later date. The bernette 38 has a useful speed regulator, which can be adjusted on the display. As the top model, this impressive sewing machine also has a bright LED sewing light, a threader and both an automatic and a manual thread cutter.

1 review for bernette 38 Sewing Machine

  1. Nicole

    Last June I de died to splurge and upgrade my machine from a cheapie Brother, to the Bernette B38. My experience using the machine has been absolutely awful, and one of the worst purchases of my life.
    There are a couple of things I adore about the machine – the button start/stop (so you don’t need to use the foot accelerator) sewing is fantastic, as is the slide-touch speed control and the built in thread cutter. I didn’t think much of these functions initially, but after many hours of sewing with them, I’m a convert, they’re amazing.
    Onto the bad. The machine sews terribly. And I mean terribly. It chews through bobbin thread for no reason, particularly when you start sewing, you’ll turn over the stitches and see an enormous bump of thread gathered at the start of the underside stitches. I have no idea why it does this. Equally disappointing is that the machine eats fabric like it’s the Cookie Monster trying to eat it’s own weight in fabric. It eats all manner of fabric, from laces (not fun when you’re sewing bra’s), silks, linen and normal cotton. It’s mangled soooo much fabric over the last year. I’ve tried various techniques like holding the thread tails, start mid seam and reversing etc. It still eats and ruins the fabric regularly. I’ve even had a much more advanced sewer friend try using it, and she was so frustrated and disappointed with trying to sew some basic seams, she made me switch back to my old Brother so we didn’t lose anymore fabric.
    I don’t know if it’s just a dodgy machine, I’ve taken it for a service and they tell me they can’t find anything wrong with it.
    So I’m left with a thousand dollar waste of space…
    Avoid this one at all costs, save your money and buy anything else.

    • Robyn Curd

      Hi Nicole, Are you able to come in and bring what you are sewing and the fabric you are having trouble with as I haven’t had anyone not loving the Bernette b38.
      I would love to help you get sewing and loving your machine. You can make an appointment with me. Email
      Regards Robyn.

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