The Bernina 1008 has been around for a long time, it’s a proven design and would be an excellent choice for anyone that needs a basic high quality sewing machine.
The Bernina 1008 is a traditionally built mechanical sewing machine that provides all of the basic functions needed for general purpose sewing - and at an excellent price Quality has not been compromised as for example it has the CB shuttle found in many of the more expensive machines.
6 step button hole
Stitch setting chart (helps you choose the best settings for different stitches)
16 different stitches
1 button hole
the useful reverse feed utility stitches
automatic buttonhole are built in as standard.
The metal casing provides extra robustness for harsher environments and the accessory box slides onto the free arm to give a larger sewing area.