Comparative Review of Bernina Bernette 10, 12 and 15
My Bernette is the brand new line of sewing machines launched by Bernina this year. Truly modern design and conviniant user interface are top priorities in this series. As usual Bernina supported high quality and durability.
The new Bernina my Bernette line presents 5 models of sewing machines:
In this review we compare only mechanical sewing machines from my Bernette series Bernette 10, 12 and 15.
All three of these models have completely the same design as you see on the image above and a lot of features are the same.
- oscillating hook
- front loading bobbin
- automatic bobbin winder
- reverse lever
- free arm
- adjustable presser foot pressure
- built-in accessory storage
- thread cutter
- halogen sewing light
- LED stitch display
Recessed handwheel is protected from damage
Flip-top lid and dust cover. A convenient stitch chart is provided on the inside of the lid.
Selecting stitch patterns via the dial is simplicity itself. The number of the selected stitch pattern appears in a red digital display on the machine’s white front.
Threading: Bernette 12 and 15 have a built-in needle threader, Bernette 10 doesn't.
Darning option: Bernette 15 has a drop feed dog feature. Bernette 10 and 12 have a darning plate.
Buttonhole: Bernette 15 has an automatic 1-step buttonhole sewing feature and Bernette 10 and 12 have only 4-step system.
The maximum stitch length (4.5mm) and width (5mm) are the same, but Bernette 10 has preset stitch width and Bernette 12 and 15 have Infinitely variable width.
Bernette 10 (9 stitch patterns)
Bernette 12 (21 stitch patterns)
Bernette 15 (28 stitch patterns)
|Bernette 15||Bernette 12||Bernette 10|
|category||Mechanical Sewing Machine||Mechanical Sewing Machine||Mechanical Sewing Machine|
|alternative names||My Bernette 15||My Bernette 12||My Bernette 10|
|indeph review||Bernina my Bernette 10 Review|
|Type||basic||basic||basic for beginners|
|Max Stitch Length||4.5||4.5||4.5|
|Max Stitch Width (mm)||5||5||5|
|Styles of Buttonhole||1||1||1|
|Twin Needle Posibility||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Spool pins||Horizontal + 1 extra||Horizontal + 1 extra||Horizontal + 1 extra|
|Needle Threader||Built-in Needle Threader||Built-in Needle Threader||Manual|
|Variations of Needle Position||center||center, right||center, right|
|Feed Dog||6 points||6 points||6 points|
|Darning option||Darning plate||Darning plate||Darning plate|
|Presser Foot Pressure||Adjustable||Adjustable||Adjustable|
|Presser Foot Lifter||Manual||Manual||Manual|
|Presser Foot Attachment||Snap-on||Snap-on||Snap-on|
|Accessory Storage||Accessory Box||Accessory Box||Accessory Box|
|Guide||LED Display||LED Display||LED Display|
|Color||White & Black||White & Black||White & Black|
|Thread trimming||Manual (built-in tread cutter)||Manual (built-in tread cutter)||Manual (built-in tread cutter)|
|Automatic Lock Stitch||No||No||No|
|Needle Stop Up/Down||No||No||No|
|Included Accessories||Extra spool pin, Darning plate, Screwdriver (small and large), Needle pack, Bobbins (3), Seam Ripper, Oil, Lint Brush||Extra spool pin, Darning plate, Screwdriver (small and large), Needle pack, Bobbins (3), Seam Ripper, Oil, Lint Brush||Extra spool pin, Darning plate, Screwdriver (small and large), Needle pack, Bobbins (3), Seam Ripper, Oil, Lint Brush|
|Included Accessory Feet||Buttonhole foot, Zipper foot, Standard foot, Button sew on foot, Embroidery foot, Overcasting foot||Buttonhole foot, Zipper foot, Standard foot, Button sew on foot||Zipper foot, Buttonhole Foot, Standard Foot|
|Carying case||Dust Cover||Dust Cover||Dust Cover|
|Link to Manufacturer||bernina.com||bernina.com||mybernette.com|
Conclusion: Bernina Bernette 10 is a perfect basic model for beginners or for ocasional sewers. It is a durable and high quality sewing machine with basic utility stitches and features.
Bernina Bernette 12 and 15 differ only in stitch patterns (21 and 28), buttonhole sewing (Bernette 12 - 4-step and Bernette 15 - automatic 1-step buttonhole sewing) and darning option (Bernette 12 has darning plate and Bernette 15 equiped with drop feed dog lever). Other features are the same. Both models are more advanced then Bernette 10 mainly because of two convinient features: semi-automatic needle threader and infinetly variable stitch width; and because of the greater choice of stitch patterns.
In my opinion both Bernette 12 and 15 are sutable for tailors and quilters. Wich one is better for you - 12 or 15 - isn't a hard question. Just think about how important for you automatic buttonhole, drop feed dog feature and extra 7 decorative stitches? If it doesn't matter or you never use them - Bernette 12 is your sewing machine. If the opposite - Bernette 15 is for you.