The Bernina Bernette 705 is the most recent addition to my sewing machine collection. This metal body machine was manufactured sometime in the mid 1990's. It's Bernina's low end machine, without all the fancy bells and whistles, but still feels like a quality machine with all the basic stitches you need. It does a straight stitch, zigzag, buttonhole, blind hem, stretch, and 3 step zigzag.
It came with a soft cover, the original manual, and a box of accessories.
Oreo investigated the accessories box. All the original feet, screwdrivers, seam guide, seam ripper, and lint brush were in the box. The feet included are a general purpose foot, an embroidery foot, an overlock foot, a zipper foot, a darning/quilting foot, a buttonhole foot, and a blind hem foot.
The only thing missing was the bobbin. I found my box of Kenmore bobbins fit and worked perfectly - Yay!
After cleaning and oiling, this machine sewed wonderfully. This isn't the most beautiful sample, but this is me, playing with the different stitch functions. I'm going to try this machine for my next project.
Jennifer Schifano Thomas
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