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Pfaff 2058 or Bernina Artista

KristinSV's picture

Hi All,
I'm searching for a machine to do basic sewing, like costumes and hemming pants, but also to do some upholstery work. I doubt I'll work in leather, but I want something tough enough to handle good upholstery fabric. I have a 40 year old Elna Supra that I love, but it is really struggling these days and, after having taken it in for work several times this year, I think it needs a break.
I was convinced I needed a Bernina 440 Qe, but when I tried it out at the store, I realized it's far too much machine for me. The ARtista models seemed to be more my speed, but maybe not as sturdy or tough?
Any thoughts?
Thanks,
Kristin

Meg's picture

(post #26807, reply #1 of 2)

I'm a confirmed Pfaff user/owner/enabler. The Integrated Dual Feed/built-in walking foot is totally indispensable and I stitch with it all the time.

sewingkmulkey's picture

(post #26807, reply #2 of 2)

Ditto on the Pfaff with it's built-in dual feed I think it can't be beat!  I, too, am a confirmed Pfaff user/enabler :-)


Karen