What I like about the Bernina Actva 200:
It's a not that much different from a Bernina mechanical machine. It has the same threading as my 801 and I can use the Bernina Activa's 220 bobbins in the 801.
I like that it's not a heavy sewing machine like the mechanical one.
I love the needle threader ( I still haven't got my head around the Juki needle threader).
I do love Bernina bobbin winders, very simple (My mechanical one is the best though, it cuts the thread while winding this one doesn't).
I do like that that the sewing machine has a handle and is portable, very easy to take to sewing lessons.
You wind the electrical foot chord underneath the foot pedal, very convenient.
I also like the simplicity of this machine it's pretty basic and robust.......
The machine has a needle up and down feature.
I like the bobbin is in the front underneath. I prefer bobbins this way (just my preference).
It has temporary stitch memory which is good too.
What I don't like is:
You only get five feet!
That it's computerized (just joking)
Nothing really I'm a Bernina fan......
It was quite expensive machine for minimal options when compared to sewing other machines....Bernina is always expensive!
It doesn't have an automatic buttonhole it is manual....
There is no table (this is an extra and it's clear plastic).What I can't comment on is:
How good the machine is for quilting as I'm not a quilter. For constructing a garments it is perfect and easy to use, especially for a beginner sewer.
What would I like to get for this machine:
A magnifying set for better viewing when sewing.
A sew on button foot and the optional buttonhole foot in the manual.
Change the light for something much brighter.
A good place to find Bernina bobbins is on e-bay or sometimes Trade-me as well. Generic feet can be bought on e-bay. I have the all in one Bernina feet which I got when I bought the sewing machine. I thought it was easier for me )i might lose the clip on feet)...But lately I have been thinking they might be a good idea too! If you want to personalise the facade of your Bernina Activia 220 you can buy skins for your Bernina here.
|Small machine compact and sturdy, but I think the|
Bernina Activa 220 has been discontinued
|Measurement on the front and my favourite place to put pins....|
|Handle makes the machine easily portable|
|Straight stitch foot...... soft red pouch for sewing|
feet and accessories in background....
|Same bobbin system and race as the Bernina 801|
|Push button for changing of stitches and buttonholes|
|Easy manual to read but finding the info you want can be|
a little bit confusing... but you get there in the end!
|Extra fancy stitches with clip on viewer|
Red soft cover case behind.....
|And one nosey kitten......whose tail will be|
sewn if he's not careful!