15 stitches with 5 mm stitch width 2-step footer for sewing multiple layers of fabric Semi-automatic threader for quick needle threading 1-step buttonhole and the < > Utility and decorative stitches Numerous accessories make sewing more fun
Are the bobbins metal or plastic? Is this model made in Switzerland?
This machine uses the plastic bobbins. It is not made in Switzerland, it is from Thailand. The Bernina company has designed this machine and keeps very good control over the quality of the machine. It sews great and is very dependable.
What are the measurements?
The width of the machine is 15 1/2". The depth is 6 3/4". It is 13" tall with the spool pins extended. The throat or harp space is 6 3/4" wide and 4 1/4" high. The total bed length is 9 3/4". Hope this helps with your question.
Can the feed dogs be lowered on the Bernette 33? Thank you!
Yes you will be able to drop the feed dogs on this machine.
Is it a drop in bobbin on top or bobbin case on underside?
Bobbin case under the needle, behind the pull out drawer.
Does this machine have a free arm?
Yes it does have a free arm.
Does it have the needle up/down feature, and if so how does it operate?
The machine does not have an up/down feature. A machine that does have an up and down feature has a button you will push and the needle will go up and down.
Does the bernette 33, come with? quilting foot, zipper foot,button hole maker?
Seam ripper (buttonhole opener)
Buttonhole foot with slide
How well does it handle denim and can it use standard needles?
Yes it can see 3 layers of denim, no you need th heavy duty needle tha it comes with.
Does it have stitching width adjustment?
The zig zag is adjustable but all the other stitches are set width.
The description says the packaged weight is 7 pounds. I assume that is a typo?
No it is 7lbs.