Restored Vintage Bernina 801 Swiss Sewing Machine

Beautiful Swiss-made Bernina 801 Vintage Sewing Machine

This fine Swiss-made Bernina sewing machine has just come off the restoration bench at Stagecoach Road Vintage Sewing Machine, and it's looking and running like a new machine.

Beautiful Swiss-made Bernina 801 Vintage Sewing Machine

As you would expect from a Bernina, it's a very high quality, precision sewing machine with plenty of power and a smooth, clean stitch.

Beautiful Swiss-made Bernina 801 Vintage Sewing Machine

If you're familiar with the Bernina 830 or the Bernina 841, this one will feel very familiar. This basic model has the same body style and, though with fewer bells and whistles, the same controls in the same places. It has the basic, most-useful stitch patterns built-in, with an easy, lever-operated selector. If you rarely or never use the two-speed function or multitude of fancy stitches in your sewing that the fancier models sport, this fine Bernina could meet or exceed your sewing needs.

Beautiful Swiss-made Bernina 801 Vintage Sewing Machine

It has a slide-off sewing bed for normal sewing and an easy release so you can use the free arm function. There's nothing flimsy about the construction or the attachment of this roomy, metal sewing bed. It feels solid, like an integral part of the machine, itself.

Beautiful Swiss-made Bernina 801 Vintage Sewing Machine

This machine has been lightly used and is in excellent condition, and it's Clean, Clean, Clean, inside and out! If you are serious about your sewing projects, you need to have good tools to use. This Bernina is truly one of the very best.

Beautiful Swiss-made Bernina 801 Vintage Sewing Machine

The only flaw that I've found with this machine is that one of the two catches on the carry case is damaged. However, due to the configuration of the case, it's virtually impossible for the case to accidentally come open, either while being carried or being stored.

Beautiful Swiss-made Bernina 801 Vintage Sewing Machine

Here at Stagecoach Road Vintage Sewing Machine, we are passionate about what we love doing, which is restoring beautiful vintage sewing machines to the best that they can be, because we are in love with the styling, the quality of the materials, the workmanship that went into these great machines, which just can't be duplicated today.

Beautiful Swiss-made Bernina 801 Vintage Sewing Machine

You, seriously, cannot buy a home sewing machine this good, new, at any price.

So we search out the best of these fine machines, the ones that are very lightly used, and open them up. We disassemble the tension, the motor, the bobbin case, take off the face plate, the gear cases, the hand-wheel, the slide plate, the bottom plate, and the back access plate and get down to where the old dried-on oil and grease are. We clean out the packed-in lint and dust, remove the thread-jams, inspect the hook and the needle plate, and generally look for potential problems.

Beautiful Swiss-made Bernina 801 Vintage Sewing Machine

We take out the needle bar and all it's linkages and the presser foot bar and all it's parts and put them into the alcohol bath to remove the years of sticky oil buildup that bogs down a vintage machine and robs it of speed and power. The mains shafts, bearings, and other parts get cleaned in place to make each machine run as free and light as a new machine.

We use high-quality lubricants in all the right places, getting into those spots that aren't as obvious to the average user, and clean out the old hardened grease from the gear cases, then we test the machines to make sure that they are sewing at their best.

Each machine is tested at the restoration bench and then tested again by our quality control technician to be sure we haven't missed anything. She's not only a master technician, she's a seamstress who knows what a seam should look like.

After all of this, each machine is carefully detailed, to bring out it's original beauty. These are some of the finest examples of mid-century styling that you'll find, and we want each machine to be the very best that it can be.

We don't try to hide the scratches or chips that have been honestly earned in service to their craft. We like the wabi-sabi beauty of a working sewing machine.

Finally, because we believe in these wonderful, built-to-last machines and in the work we do, we offer this free Lifetime Guaranty:

If you ever have a problem with one of our restored vintage machines, just bring or send it back to us and if we can fix it, we'll do so for free. You, of course, will pay for any parts or shipping.

Beautiful Swiss-made Bernina 801 Vintage Sewing Machine

Sorry to say that this beautiful Bernina has SOLD!