Bernina Bernette Sew & Go 8 review
Bernina Bernette Sew & Go 8 review

Bernina Bernette Sew & Go 8 review

Introducing the Bernette Sew & Go 8 sewing machine

The Bernette Sew & Go 8 sewing machine is offered by the Bernina brand. This Swiss company has existed since 1893. In 125 years, the brand has been able to position itself as an innovative brand in the field of sewing and embroidery machines.

The Bernette Sew & Go 8 is no exception. It allows you to benefit from a large number of features to fulfill all your desires or almost. Let your imagination run wild to decorate your fabrics and create unique projects. This machine was sold at a price of around 750 € when it was released, then it almost fell by half when the Bernette B3 was released, which is a new series.

The technical characteristics of the Bernette Sew & Go 8

As we have mentioned, the possibilities of this machine are enormous and its technical characteristics are as follows:

it offers a choice of 197 different stitch types;
it allows you to make 7 different types of buttonholes;
embroidery designs include 1 alphabet;
it has a memory;
stitch length can be adjusted up to 4.5 mm and stitch width up to 7 mm;
it has an intuitive LCD screen;
the workspace is illuminated by an LED;
she has a free arm;
it stitches 850 stitches per minute;
the needle can be positioned in 15 different ways;
the sewing speed is adjustable as well as the tension of the upper thread;
it has a wire cutter;
it weighs 8 kg and measures 49.6×36.2×26.2 cm;
it is guaranteed for 2 years.

Its strengths
It’s a machine that’s mostly aimed at decoration, with an impressive 197 stitches. There are 58 decorative stitches, 18 quilt stitches, 14 sewing stitches and 97 character stitches (letters, numbers, etc.). It is therefore ideal for patchwork and quilting.
In addition, you will benefit from a typewriter function which makes it easy to write a first name or a message. If you regularly use a first name or a series of patterns, all you have to do is save it using the built-in memory.
Thanks to the Start and Stop buttons, we appreciate being able to sew without the pedal. In addition, the sewing speed can be changed very simply by varying the slider. You benefit from a new way of sewing which allows you to gain precision, because you can stop sewing where you want.
The different settings offer great freedom. Indeed, you can choose, for example, to finish your seam by leaving the needle in the up or down position, depending on your needs. You can change the stitch length and width etc.
It has been thought out to make sewing as simple as possible for you thanks, for example, to automatic threading or to the free arm, although a little short for sewing sleeves or the bottom of trousers, automatic tension adjustment, etc.
You will be able to work with your machine whatever the fabric used, among others, a thick fabric, such as jeans, thanks to its 7 feed teeth, a stretch fabric thanks to the sewing adjustment with an elastic fabric, etc.
Finally, we like the many accessories that come with it and that allow you to take advantage of the different features of the machine. We thus have 7 presser feet (for overlock, for zipper, for invisible hems, etc.), needles, additional bobbins, etc.
Its weak points
If the Bernette Sew & Go 8 combines the advantages, it has very few weak points. Note however:

If its strong point is undoubtedly in the decorative points, the sewing points are of a slightly lower level.
We can also note the absence of instructions for use in French, it will then be necessary to download it from the Internet. Nevertheless, it remains light enough to start well.
What kind of seamstresses is it aimed at?
It’s a very versatile machine as we’ve seen. It will therefore be perfect for amateurs who want to be able to do almost everything with their machine and tackle different fabrics (thin, thick, etc.).

It can also appeal to beginners who will have the opportunity to evolve at the same time as they discover the functions of the sewing machine.

In any case, we recommend it to Patchwork and Quilting enthusiasts, for the precision it demonstrates in this area and the possibilities it offers.

However, for professionals, we suggest that, if your budget allows, opt for a more efficient model, which will allow you to enjoy impeccable quality at the various points.

Our opinion on the Bernette Sew & Go 8 sewing machine

To sum it up, it’s the Bernette Sew & Go 8 is a high-end basic sewing machine, but doesn’t have the right stuff. However, since its price drop, it ranks among the mid-range where there, it knows how to distinguish itself. She is then a reliable model. Its handling is quite easy and allows you to take advantage of the different features. It has been designed to offer a pleasant use with little extras such as automatic threading, etc., which will be appreciated. It is versatile and allows you to have only one machine to carry out all kinds of projects from A to Z. It will delight and satisfy sewing enthusiasts who want to enjoy great freedom in their creations.

4.5/5 - (6 votes)

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