Artistic Artifacts, Authorized BERNINA Dealer

Exciting News! Effective Friday, October 1, you are able to purchase BERNINA presser feet and BERNINA accessories directly on our secure shopping website! (Note that in order to offer this convenience to you, our pricing is required to meet MSRP Standards.)

Artistic Artifacts is a top dealer in our BERNINA district, and was proud to accept to accept the Rookie of the Year award when we began selling BERNINAs. Contact us to learn more about purchasing a new machine, servicing your current model, and our Mastery classes.

One Day Only -- October 16, 2021

We have machines in stock and ready to sew! Every BERNINA model offers you tradition and Swiss engineering wrapped in aesthetic perfection. A host of features for premium-quality sewing, embroidering, and quilting — that’s what the name BERNINA stands for. Contact us to book your shopping appointment! Remember, Artistic Artifacts already offers our customers pricing lower than MSRP — this means our regular price can be lower than a special sale price on sewing machines. We will always offer you the lowest possible price!

Note: bernette, a brand of the BERNINA Textile Group, offers unique, contemporary Swiss design and sought-after features for value shoppers. Many models are available to purchase online and can be shipped directly to you. (And when it’s time for your next machine embroidery project, visit the Artistic Artifacts store at Embroidery Online — more info below!)

Super Saturday!

One day only! This special financing offer on Super Saturday, October 16 offers you 0% interest for 72 months on purchases of $4,000 or more. Purchases must be made with your BERNINA Credit Card and other terms and conditions apply. Schedule your BERNINA shopping appointment now to save! You can also join us for our BERNINA Serger Test Drive that day too!

† Offer applies only to single-receipt qualifying purchases. No interest will be charged on promo purchase and equal monthly payments are required equal to initial promo purchase amount divided equally by the number of months in the promo period until promo is paid in full. The equal monthly payment will be rounded to the next highest whole dollar and may be higher than the minimum monthly payment that would be required if the purchase was a non-promotional purchase. Regular account terms apply to non-promotional purchases. For new accounts: Purchase APR is 29.99%; Minimum Interest Charge is $2. Existing cardholders should see their credit card agreement for their applicable terms. Subject to credit approval. See store for details. Participating Dealers Only.

Accessory of the Month!

October 2021 Accessory of the Month

The October 2021 BERNINA Accessory of the Month* is the BERNINA Jeans Foot #8 — purchase yours from Artistic Artifacts and save 25% off this month! Also available, BERNINA Jeans Foot #8D for dual feed/BERNINA sewing and embroidery machines with a maximum stitch width of 9 mm.

*Offer valid October 1–31, 2021 at any participating BERNINA Stores in the United States of America. Offer good for 25% off MSRP on BERNINA BERNINA Jeans Foot #8. Cannot be replaced with any other offer. Not valid on previous purchases. Taxes are not included in the total purchase calculation. Cannot be redeemed for cash. Some exclusions may apply. Subject to availability. Available while supplies last. Offer limited to the residents of the 50 United States only.

Enjoy our wide range of BERNINA presser feet and specialty BERNINA accessories for sewing, quilting, embroidering and serging — now available online from us!

More Innovation from BERNINA:

The latest L 8 Series Overlocker machines! Join us for our October 15-16 Serger Event and experience these new models for yourself as you create a decorative pillow! The L 890 and L 850 include the exclusive One-step BERNINA Air Threader. The looper threads are magically moved through the machine by air with one simple step on the foot control. Learn more about the L 8 Series »

Have you ever wondered what the BERNINA L 8 Series Overlockers and Overlock/Coverstitch-Combo machines have in common — or where the differences are? Sarah Caldwell and Doris Brechbühl, both Educators at BERNINA International, have reviewed the specific features and benefits for your sewing! Are you looking for an overlock machine with Personal Memory or tips how to optimize your stitches? Maybe you want to sew coverstitches in the near future? Would you like to see how the One-step BERNINA Airthreader works? These questions and more are answered in this YouTube video. Check out the different models to find the right machine for your requirements and sewing needs!

The BERNINA Q 16 means no missing out on a longarm because of limited space! Contact us to claim your Q 16, which offers spacious 16 inches of throat/quilting space. Paired with a foldable, height-adjustable table, it meets and exceeds all your small space, big quilting needs. We also stock the the BERNINA Q 20 Sit-Down Longarm Machine, free-motion quilting is child’s play. The generous long arm depth and height provide ample space for managing your larger quilts. Learn more about the Q Series »

Book your personal shopping appointment with Artistic Artifacts today!

More About Presser Feet

Purchase your BERNINA presser feet and specialty BERNINA accessories for sewing, quilting, embroidering and serging from Artistic Artifacts’ secure online shop!

Choose from dozens of different presser feet, from the standard presser foot to the patchwork foot. BERNINA presser feet stand for precision and stability — find the perfect foot for every application!

Presser feet have two different shank openings. BERNINA 2-point shank opening are for all models in category A of the accessories catalog. For all the remaining models in categories B to H of the accessories catalogue, presser feet with the closed shank opening are used. The presser feet with closed shank opening are divided into various types. Illustrated here are the Reverse pattern foot variations:

BERNINA Reverse pattern foot variations
  • Presser feet are identified by foot numbers; those with no letters arefor BERNINA sewing and embroidery machines with a maximum stitch width of 5.5 mm.
  • The addition of the letter C stands for coded presser foot, referring to the sensor that specifies the stitch width to the sewing machine — for BERNINA sewing and embroidery machines with a maximum stitch width of 9 mm. The soles are longer and wider than on the 5.5 mm presser foot.
  • The letter D stands for Dual Feed. D presser feet are used with the BERNINA Dual Feed system. The sole therefore has a recess at the back for the Dual Feed. For BERNINA sewing and embroidery machines with a maximum stitch width of 9 mm. The sole is reinforced with 2 shanks.


You have a passion for creating clothing, quilts or textile art. And BERNINA has a passion for creating machines that fulfill the highest quality standards. We are proud to be one of the more 2,000 BERNINA Stores worldwide with the expertise to offer you advice on the machine models and accessories that best suit your needs, your selection of BERNINA Embroidery Software as well as in servicing your BERNINA.

BERNINA has been passionate about creating and developing sewing, embroidery and quilting machines for creative people everywhere for more than 125 years. A family-owned business, BERNINA focuses on long-term performance and continuous innovation, with special emphasis on quality, performance, technology, design and service. BERNINA machines are only sold through their dealership network, which ensures that you will get the best after-purchase support and education available.

My BERNINA never lets me down says Tula Pink, quilter and fabric designer

“I choose BERNINA over everything,” says quilter and fabric designer Tula Pink. “My BERNINA never lets me down.” She loves the proven stitch quality, unmatched reliability and made-for-the-sewist design only BERNINA offers. You will too. The BERNINA 770 QE means to her the "most dependable machine on earth".

Why choose Artistic Artifacts as your BERNINA dealer? After sewing on BERNINAs for years, Judy Gula of Artistic Artifacts is delighted to be an authorized BERNINA dealer! Our Alexandria shop employs knowledgeable and friendly staff at a handicap accessible location that offers you easy access, ample free parking. Plus:

  • Each BERNINA sewing machine is thoroughly checked in and tested before delivery to you!
  • Our Mastery classes are taught by a BERNINA Ambassador with 15 years of experience.
  • No appointment necessary for our on-Site BERNINA Service, completed by a BERNINA Certified Service Technician.

Contact Us

Book a shopping appointment with us or stop by Artistic Artifacts to test-drive your new machine! We are proud to be one of the more than 2,000 BERNINA Stores worldwide to help you with advice on machines and accessories that best suit your needs, selection of BERNINA Embroidery Software and also in servicing your BERNINA.

Artistic Artifacts at Embroidery Online

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When it’s time for your next machine embroidery project choose embroidery designs, stabilizers and other supplies from the Artistic Artifacts store at Embroidery Online!

Embroidery Online parent company OESD joined the BERNINA family of sewing and embroidery products in 1997. An innovator of embroidery techniques and styles, you will find button-and-loop free standing lace, in the hoop projects, jumbo designs, cutwork, reverse applique, quilting and many more fun and exciting ways to use your embroidery machine.

OESD digitizers carefully work to reduce embroidery thread changes, eliminate thread traps, and test sew every single machine embroidery design created in their studio.

Visit our classes page for information on machine embroidery classes and clubs!

BERNINA: made to create