New Car vs. New Sewing Machine

If you had your choice between a brand new BMW sedan and a state-of-the-art Bernina sewing machine, what would you choose? Hmmmmm, not an easy decision, right?

Well it was for David Hyatt of Dallas, Texas, winner of Bernina of America’s “Test Drive a BERNINA 3 Series” sweepstakes.

He opted to take a cash prize to buy a Bernina Artista 640 rather than the 3 Series BMW sedan which was the ultimate sweepstakes prize.

I love a man who knows what he wants.

The 58-year old Hyatt, test drove a 3 Series sewing machine at the BERNINA Sewing Center inside the Hancock Fabrics at Firewheel Town Center, just northeast of Dallas. Sewing has been his lifelong passion, hobby, and a profitable sideline for Hyatt, who spent 18 years as working in the healthcare industry.

“It’s a creative outlet and I enjoy working with all kinds of fabrics,” he said. “I like to sew everything, and now I find I’m interested in machine embroidery.”

Hyatt sews clothes for himself and his sisters and has created three patchwork quilts. For many years, he completed all kinds of upholstery for fun and as a supplemental income. He’s covered a car interior and motorcycle seats, couches, chairs and ottomans. He said he obtained customers through word of mouth.

Now he can buy his dream sewing machine. You rock, Mr. Hyatt.

Happy sewing,



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