In 1893 Karl Friedrich Gegauf invented the first hemstitch sewing machine, forever cementing Bernina's legacy in the sewing world. Ever since Bernina started rolling out sewing machines, they have consistently gone above and beyond to bring consumers the best products possible. Bernina's deeply rooted values focus on long-term performance and continuous innovation, with an emphasis on quality, performance, technology, design, and service. And for these very reasons they have become synonymous with Swiss perfection and durability. This fourth generation, family-owned business consistently produces exceptional machines that will amaze and empower you to sew, serge, or embroider anything you could dream up.