bernette sewing Machines are named after the grand-daughter of the man that founded BERNINA Sewing Machines. They are made to BERNINA's specifications and under their direction. The bernette line offers a good way to start sewing and be able to afford a machine. Classes and one year FREE service comes with the purchase of a machine from BERNINA /Stretch & Sew Fabrics. We also offer to give you what you paid for the machine, if you want to trade-up to a BERNINA machine before the first year is up.