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Bonny325
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Date: 6/3/14 12:55 PM

I'm debating between 2 older sewing machines. My fancy computer machine is off being repaired and I decided to investigate some other options. Basically my sewing interest is primarily clothing, knits & wovens.

I've been testing out this Elna 62C and like it. I've also briefly tested the Bernina 930. The Bernina is $200 more than the Elna.

I would very much like to get the opinions of more experienced sewers about these machines.

Thank you,
Bonny

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Date: 6/4/14 6:58 AM

Interesting question.. if using the feet from your fancy computer machine on either of the two vintage machines you mention is possible that would decide the matter for me. But I doubt that is the situation. I have two Elna Supers (the blue one - which I think is the 62C?) it is a marvelously smooth stitcher. The 2nd one I have not used - but I found it on a curb, that case was instantly recognizable and a machine was IN IT! I have not had it serviced and probably should find it a deserving home). My daily stitcher is a Bernina 1230. Ask your dealer which they have better access for parts you might need - foot control, that sort of thing. Good luck with your decision. both would be fab machines.

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Date: 6/5/14 11:51 AM

Thanks for the input. I did decide to go with the Elna. It's good to hear that you like yours.

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