Does your BERNINA need a new skin? | 
Thursday February 26th 2015

Does your BERNINA need a new skin?

Thank you to quilter Brenda Roach of Bloomfield, Indiana, who submitted this great idea for giving BERNINA sewing machines a fresh and personalized look.

“My BERNINA 635 came with a vinyl decal ‘skin’ featuring circles. The skin is a fun way to individualize your machine and protect it from dirt and scratches. There were instructions with the skin mentioning that I could design and order my own skin. I didn’t think too much about it at the time, but later I decided it would be very nice to have a photo of a quilt I’d made displayed on my machine.

Here’s how I got my new skin. I went to and followed the instructions: Click on Start > SkinDesign > Product > Specials > Bernina.  Design skins are available for the BERNINA artista 635, B215, activa 210, activa220, activa 230, activa 230PE, and activa 240.

I clicked on Bernina 635 and then clicked on Picture, where I could upload a photo or select one from their gallery. I uploaded a photo of my quilt from my computer. On the screen there was an outline of the front of my machine, and I was able to move the photo around until I had positioned it the way I wanted.  After clicking on Done, I placed the order.  The DesignSkin cost $29.90 and the website says proceeds will be donated to support breast cancer research.

The individually printed design foil decal was shipped to me from Germany, and I received it in about three weeks. The old decal peeled off easily and it was also easy to apply the new one.

I am extremely pleased with the look of my machine!  It’s also very easy to identify when I take it to a class!”

Posted by Christine N. Brown, American Quilter magazine editor-in-chief

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