|Bernina Activa 215, with Custom "Skin" for Lars-of-Ours|
|Umm, not for MY son!!|
Bernina at least has a black Bernette sewing machine geared towards children that sells for around $250, but they had to go and put flowers on the front of it. They might as well put a big warning sign on the front of the machine saying "BEWARE -- SEWING IS ONLY FOR GIRLS! SEWING WILL MAKE YOU GROW BOOBS!":
|Bernette 46: Would be a great gender-neutral child's machine, but for the flowers|
Lars hasn't mentioned wanting to sew in a long time, and honestly, I doubt he is serious about it. But if he ever did want to learn to quilt, I think I'd have to find him a nice, used Bernina Activa machine on eBay. I've seen the used Activas selling for anywhere from $400-800 at auction, depending on which model and how old the machine was. For about $30, you can custom design a "skin" decal for these machines at www.bernina.com/skins using any graphics your heart desires, and the decals can be peeled off and changed as the child's tastes change. Since I was designing this one with almost-twelve-year-old Lars-of-Ours in mind, I used an "Armageddon" image along with another image of a flaming electric guitar. I wonder how many boys would be interested in sewing if a reasonably priced, entry level sewing machine that looked like this one was part of Bernina's regular lineup? Hello, Bernina -- is anybody out there???
Wow, thanks for mentioning the "skins."
I never heard of them being available for the Activas - what a great way to personalize a machine.
Fun post! I've seen these skins advertised but never seen full photos of them-so cool!
YOu are stirring the pot again!!!!!!We have been so busy at the shop and am doing interior design on a rather large new house,so time Why not a sewing machine for boys???? May have a budding designer there or a tent company......... xo Maryanne
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