This Bernina 770 is my first Bernina! Isn’t she beautiful?! She’s less than three months old. A year ago, I began researching sewing machines. I settled on a brand and model (not Bernina) and I purchased it from a local dealer. That machine (not my Bernina) skipped stitches on anything slightly thick. It’s not like I was sewing saddles or something crazy that you wouldn’t normally do on a home machine, just normal things like totes, hemming jeans, polar fleece hats, etc. Several times it couldn’t go over the seams at all and I had to handstitch areas. I decided to cut my losses and find a more robust machine (it was either that or quit sewing all together. It was just too frustrating to continue with that other machine). I researched more and settled on the Bernina 770. She is a powerful machine with beautiful stitches and amazing feet and attachments. She lives up to my hopes and expectations. The free classes at my local Bernina shop were amazing. I learned a few tricks that I would not have come across on my own. I am now a Bernina girl for life!