A BERNINA sewing machine or a brand new BMW?
Thursday, 02 December 2010 16:03


David Hyatt of Dallas, Texas, national winner of BERNINA of America’s “Test Drive a BERNINA 3 Series” sweepstakes, opted to take a cash prize so he could purchase his first BERNINA sewing machine, rather than keep the 3 Series® BMW sedan which was the offered sweepstakes prize.

Hyatt, 58, 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 a lifelong, passion, hobby and 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 car and motorcycle seats, couches, chairs and ottomans. He said he obtained customers through word of mouth.

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