Our Machines

Here at Grainline it’s important to us to use equipment available to any home sewer, rather than industrial equipment. For the past 7 years we have used exclusively BERNINA sewing machines which we love for their quality, precision, durability, and ability to handle whatever we throw at them. The specific models we use are featured below.

BERNINA 560 Sewing Machine

This machine does everything a garment sewer could wish for; we use it for all of our samples and pattern development. We love it for it’s beautiful stitch quality, perfect buttonholes (every time!), and it’s ability to sew through multiple layers of thick fabrics with ease.

BERNINA L450 Serger

This serger is easy to thread and sews through anything we ask it to! With 4 threads it can handle knits or wovens as well as do an impressive amount of specialty stitching.

BERNINA 009DC Coverstitch

Our beloved 009DC Coverstitch has been replaced in the BERNINA lineup with the L220 but we still love ours! We use it weekly for all of our coverstitching needs, from hemming knits to applying knit binding, and the occasional chainstitch. It’s a basic, straighforward, workhorse machine.