Sewing Patterns, Pattern Review, Sewing Classes, Sewing Machines and Sewing Machine Reviews!
Platinum Sponsor: Stylish Fabric
Over 20,000 of high quality reorderable fabric

[SIGNUP - FREE Membership & 1 FREE Sewing Lesson ]
[Sewing Classes|Shopping Bag Your Shopping Bag|Login|Help]
Sewing Review and Pattern Reviews Sewing Knowledge Base Sewing Patterns Sewing Classes & Sewing Lessons Sewing Machine & Embroidery Machinery Sewing Message Boards Sewing merchants Blog Help/FAQ About Pattern Review
Enter your e-mail address:




Advanced Search
Tags
New to PR?
Sewing Machines
Compare Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine & Serger Reviews
Embroidery Machines
Sewing Reviews
Sewing Patterns
Review Gallery
Sewing Books
Sewing Supplies
Sewing Websites
Sewing Stores
Sewing Class Reviews
Sewing Expo Reviews
Sewing Tips & Techniques
Sewing Podcasts
NEW!Fabric Glossary
Sewing Review Requests Add a Review Request
Your Account
Edit Profile
My Page
Favorites
Wish List
Pattern Catalog
Notifications
Friends of PR
Join Friends of PR
Find a member
Deal Corner
Photo Album
Calendar
Chat Room
Chat Schedule
Chat Transcripts
Sewing Classifieds
Add a Classified
Sewing Contests
enter contest
contest report
contest gallery
Favorite Links
reviews with comments
merchant gallery
article archive
newsletter archive
Craft Resources
contact info
shipping rates
returns & refunds
testimonials

Platinum Sponsor - Stylish Fabric
Stylish Fabric
You are not logged in. Login here.



Message Board > Sewing Machines > I Have Found My HOLY GRAIL! ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
I Have Found My HOLY GRAIL!
Leoladysw
star
Leoladysw
Intermediate
KS USA
Member since 6/14/12
Posts: 160
Login to reply to this post

thumbsup 3 members like this.
Date: 12/3/12 6:21 PM

I was minding my own business checking my emails, when I was startled by AD on Sewitsforsale! The one owner great condition Bernina 830 for $400 [complete with case, table, feet, and manual] caught my eye immediately and I rushed to email the seller.

A dozen emails later, monthly payments arranged, and I will be the proud owner of this beauty on March 3rd.


------
Six Elna Lotus/Stella sm [kid's sewing classes]
Elna 33C SP sm, Pfaff 1473 CD sm, Viking 6030 sm, Singer Sphinx 127 sm, Singer Lotus 127 sm, Bernina 830 Record, Nelco J A-38 sm, Necchi Lelia 515 sm
http://leoladyshousecollectiblesandgardens.blogspot

PortlandMaine
star
PortlandMaine  Friend of PR
Advanced Beginner
ME USA
Member since 1/29/11
Posts: 2181
Login to reply to this post

Date: 12/3/12 6:22 PM

Great on you!!

Happy December!

I was JUST looking through my local CL - thinking I might get myself a little machine --- but GREAT for you!! You found a great one!

------
Quilting up a storm!

wendyrb
wendyrb  Friend of PR
Advanced
CA
Member since 12/30/11
Posts: 2742

Going to PR Weekend Austin!
Login to reply to this post

In reply to Leoladysw <<


Date: 12/3/12 6:24 PM

Well missy, you sure do know how to mind your own business! I have one quite like it that my parents bought me in 1974. The difference is the cases are more burgundy color and dulled with age. You're gonna love it. Have lots of fun!

------
Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them. Andy Rooney

Pfonzie- my honey Pfaff Creative Performance, Bernina 930 and 830, Evolution serger.

JanyceR

JanyceR  Friend of PR
CO USA
Member since 2/3/07
Posts: 1455
Login to reply to this post

In reply to Leoladysw <<


Date: 12/3/12 8:30 PM

Congratulations! That is one awesome machine! The 830 was my first Bernina. When I had to sell it because of finances, I saved until I could buy another one a year later. Whoohoo!

------
Pfaff Creative Sensation Pro, Bernina 780,
B350SE,other Berninas, Pfaff Performance 5, several vintage - multiple manufacturers.
Love all my machines!

dukaqwn

dukaqwn  Friend of PR
Intermediate
MS USA
Member since 2/12/09
Posts: 471
Login to reply to this post

Date: 12/3/12 11:16 PM

Wow!! That is one great find!!! I sincerely hope you enjoy that beautiful machine. I bet it will have some beautiful stitches and serve you for many years.

------
http://sewtarot.blogspot.com/

kathleen1304

kathleen1304  Friend of PR
Intermediate
WA USA
Member since 5/19/05
Posts: 296
Login to reply to this post

Date: 12/3/12 11:25 PM

My first Bernina was an 830. She changed my mind about sewing. I sold her to a good friend, still miss her. And..that's a good price.

------
Impossible you say? Nothing is impossible when you work for the circus!

Let's make Better Mistakes Tomorrow

wendyrb
wendyrb  Friend of PR
Advanced
CA
Member since 12/30/11
Posts: 2742

Going to PR Weekend Austin!
Login to reply to this post

In reply to Leoladysw <<


Date: 12/4/12 0:03 AM

I forgot to say on my 1st post that my 830 in 1974 cost about $450. My mom was a school teacher, so that was her discounted price. I'll keep that machine forever.

------
Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them. Andy Rooney

Pfonzie- my honey Pfaff Creative Performance, Bernina 930 and 830, Evolution serger.

SewPerfect
star
SewPerfect  Friend of PR
Advanced
NC USA
Member since 1/6/04
Posts: 175
Login to reply to this post

Date: 12/4/12 0:11 AM

Well MERRY early Christmas! Good deal!

------
Happy Seams to you....until we meet again!
Pfaff Quilt Expression 4.2, Pfaff 6122 Tipmatic, Brother PQ1500S, Singer 15-91, Singer 221 Featherweight, Pfaff serger

RipStitcher
star
RipStitcher
Advanced
CO
Member since 5/28/12
Posts: 2624
Login to reply to this post

Date: 12/4/12 1:04 AM

What. A. Score! :)

So happy for you... that setup looks outrageously amazing!

------
My projects (and life and times!) are on www.RipStitcher.com

Wish list:
Bernina 550QE (for it's cute little footprint)
Sashiko
Ovation serger
APQS George ... oh heck... go Millie!

2014: Sold the 7700 to make room for a 5.5mm machine alongside side my Ellie.
2013: Wow.. no real new toys - too much family drama!!!!
2012: New Elna Lotus for granddaughter, Red Elna Press, Horizon 7700, Gidget 2 Table, Babylock Ellisimo Gold
1970's: Elna SU62 & ElnaPress

arianamaniacs
starstarstarstar
arianamaniacs  Friend of PR
Advanced
AUSTRIA
Member since 6/11/04
Posts: 1108
Login to reply to this post

Date: 12/4/12 3:03 AM

My mom bought that machine back in the 1970's and it's still her only sewing machine. It is a workhorse, you'll not regret it!

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Sewing Machines >> I Have Found My HOLY GRAIL!

Merchants on PR
Lanetzliving Vintage Sewing Patterns
Vintage Sewing Patterns
Deals!
Style Arc sewing dress patterns
Patterns That Fit
Web site
Victoria Jones Collection
Timeless Hawaiian styles
Web site
So Vintage Patterns
Thank You for Joining!
Deals!
Fitz Like a Glove Ironing Board Cover
Made In Australia
Deals!

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.
Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Online Sewing Classes
Break your Serger Out of the Box
Fee: $29.00
(Regular $49.00)
Break your Serger Out of the Box

Online Sewing Classes
Leather 101
Fee: $29.00
(Regular $49.00)
Leather 101

Vogue Patterns 8784 dress
photo
Review by mnitts on 11/8/12
Read Review

Petite Plus 150 Pattern
Petite Plus 150 Pattern

Details
Price: $21.00
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Sew Chic Clara Bow Apron Pattern (ln102)
Sew Chic Clara Bow Apron Pattern (ln102)

Details
Price: $7.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Christine Jonson Patterns Flippy Skirt Digital Pattern
Christine Jonson Patterns Flippy Skirt Digital Pattern

Details
Price: $12.50
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Peek-A Boo Reversible Sun Bonnet Digital Pattern ( Size newborn - child )
Peek-A Boo Reversible Sun Bonnet Digital Pattern ( Size newborn - child )

Details
Price: $4.99
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Simplicity 1194
photo
Review by TheaBerlin on 6/10/10
Read Review

McCalls 6790 Pattern ( Size 16-18-20-22-24 )
McCalls 6790 Pattern ( Size 16-18-20-22-24 )

Details
Price: $19.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Kwik Sew 4051 Pattern
Kwik Sew 4051 Pattern

Details
Price: $11.99
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Subscribe to PR Message Board Feed Subscribe to the PR Message Board Feed Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe at NewsGator Online Subscribe at Bloglines Add to MyMSN