The legendary 1008 model has been a bestseller for decades.
The last purely mechanical sewing machine in the BERNINA range is extremely easy to use and
features infinitely adjustable stitch length and width, a slim
free-arm, and drop feed-dog. This makes the 1008 your trusted
assistant for sewing garments, gifts, accessories, and
BERNINA 1008: 17 stitches for sewing
The BERNINA 1008 offers 17 different
stitches, including a buttonhole and two decorative stitches.
Thanks to this, and the ability to vary stitch length and width,
you'll be able to accomplish all your sewing tasks reliably and
precisely. The BERNINA 1008 places
different straight and zigzag stitches at your fingertips - a
versatile basic configuration that makes it easy for beginners,
yet offers everything they could need for sewing, hemming,
mending or decorative embellishment. The BERNINA 1008 also impresses with its durability
and versatility, ensuring that you'll enjoy your sewing machine
for years to come. Last but not least, using a mechanical
machine helps you develop an unmistakable sixth sense for
sewing, as you control all the sewing variables - all of which
makes the straightforward, easy-to-handle, versatile BERNINA 1008 the perfect foundation for
expanding your skills.
Variable stitch length and width
The BERNINA 1008 lets you alter stitch
width and length in order to adapt the machine's stitches to
your sewing project. The 1008's stitch width can be adjusted in
five different steps via the control dial. Stitch length is
infinitely variable with the aid of its own control, and the
needle position can easily be selected by simply turning a knob.
In this way, the BERNINA 1008 permits a
wide range of sewing parameters allowing for ideal adjustment to
the fabric you are sewing or to the effect you wish to achieve.
The 1008 therefore offers all the advantages of a mechanical
sewing machine - state-of-the-art solid construction, ease of
operation, clear stitch choice and stitch variation: a versatile
mechanical sewing machine covering a multiplicity of uses,
designed to bring out your creativity when you sew.
Straightforward darning and free-motion sewing
Thanks to its exceptional ease of use right down to the
details, the BERNINA 1008 also shines at
mending and free-motion stitching. Its feed-dog can be lowered
by simply turning the appropriate control dial, quickly changing
the 1008 to free-motion stitching mode. This allows you to guide
the fabric freely according to your fancy, and to give your
stitching whatever shape you wish. The feed-dog drop feature is
particularly useful when sewing outlines, appliqués or
decorative seams, or when reinforcing edges: here, the
free-motion functionality of the BERNINA
1008 gives you full control over the sewing direction - ideal
for sewing over pre-marked lines or outlines - as well as giving
you a free hand with design. Moreover, the BERNINA 1008's feed-dog can be reactivated just
as quickly and easily with a simple turn of the control dial
once you're ready to go back to automatic feed.