Air Lift Mechanism: The Bertha has an easy-to-use air-lift mechanism that raises and lowers your sewing machine with just a simple push. You can position the base of your machine flush with the table top in freearm position (useful for working on sleeves and cuffs), or you can push it down slightly into flatbed position so that that the sewing bed is flush with the surface. The airlift mechanism can fully adjust to any type of sewing machine base height, so you can be sure your fabric will be perfectly level. With one push downwards, your can store your sewing machine all the way out of sight. (See the "videos" tab for a demonstration.)
Large Machines: The Bertha is designed to hold the largest of machines, and the airlift mechanism can handle a 60 pound machine! The opening will accommodate sewing machines up to 22-9/16" (wide) x 11-3/4" front to back (deep) x 14-1/2" (tall.) The Bertha will fit the new Bernina 830 Viking Sapphire and Babylock Ellisimo!
Generous Surface Area: When the leaves are in the open position, the table top features a vast expanse of surface area to either side of your chair. You sit comfortably in the center, right in front of the needle. Meanwhile, the leaves rest on sturdy supports, so you don’t need to fear that they’ll bow or crack the second you put anything heavier than a spool of thread on top!
Quilt Leaf: Included with the Bertha is the space-exapnding quilt leaf, which increases your surface area even more by adding a table top behind your machine. The leaf attaches to the back of the cabinet by sliding along a metal rod. The rod allows you to position the leaf exactly where your want it. (Generally a little to the left of your machine.) Once your leaf is attached, fragile quilts and other materials won't fall to the floor as you sew!
Storage: When the two doors of the Bertha are opened, they reveal eight generous storage trays perfect for holding all your notions and accessories. Having a place for all your materials makes getting organized a snap, and your sewing experience becomes much more pleasurable!
Space for Knee-Lift: A center cut out allows for knee-lifts. Knee-lifts are the best for freeing up your hands and speeding up the sewing process!
Custom Insert: An insert that fits snugly around your machine creates a completely flat sewing area, helping both with ease of sewing, ability to create straight seams, and helping your wrists stay in a comfortable position. (See video under the "videos" tab for a demonstration.) You can order a custom insert on our "accessories" page--just let us know your machine's make and model number.
The Bertha is a truly magnificent sewing table and is sure to improve every aspect of your sewing experience!
- An airlift moves your machine into freearm, flatbed, or storage positions
- Fits large sewing and embroidery machines that weigh up to 60 pounds!
- Generous surface area
- Fold-up leaves allow for easy storage
- An included quilt leaf increases your surface area by attaching to back of table
- 8 spacious storage trays
- A center cut out that comfortably allows for knee-lifts
- Custom insert available to fit your exact machine, provided a continuous, smooth, level surface for sewing
Please measure your sewing machine carefully to make sure that this table can accommodate it. We accept returns only on damaged or defective products, so we want to make sure this table and your sewing machine are a great fit!
- Open: 84" wide x 39-3/4" deep x 30-1/2" high (with quilt leaf fully extended)
- Closed: 43 1/2" wide x 22 3/4" deep x 31 1/2" high
Sewing Machine Opening will accomodate machines up to:
22-9/16" wide x 11-3/4" front to back (deep) x 14-1/2" tall.
If you have the know-how to thread a sewing machine, putting the Bertha together should be no problem! All you have to do is follow a series of steps. Bertha arrives in three separate boxes. After you open those and lay your pieces out, you’ll just need a hammer, screwdriver, (a power screwdriver is helpful), a 10 mm wrench, an adjustable wrench, and scissors or a box knife. Most people find it takes them about two hours to assemble. Clear your calendar, put on your favorite tunes and forge ahead! Directions are included, (you can also watch a video under the "videos" tab about putting the Bertha together) but if you need help, call us toll free for assistance! We’ll get you up and sewing in no time!
The cabinet ships in 3 boxes, weighing 146 lbs., by FedEx.