I learned to sew on my mom’s Bernina Record 830. My dad bought it for my mother after our house burned down two days before school started- after she made our first day clothes for my 3 siblings and I. We lost practically everything. My dad went out and purchased the Bernina 830 Record and my mom and I have been die hard fans ever since! She taught me to sew at 8 years old- I made my first bag. I wanted to be an artist and hand stitched the person holding 3 paint brushes with the letter D for our last name. I have treasured that bag and the machine for over 40 years. I bought my own firs Bernina the Record 730. I love both machines dearly and dream of owning the newest large embroidery computerized Bernina some day….