Bernina L890
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Glastonbury Location
Store Hours

860-633-0721
Orange Location
Store Hours

203-878-1654
Southington Location
Store Hours

860-793-6639
 

Bernina L890

Bernina L890

Truly a revolution in Overlock and Coverstitching

  • One-Step BERNINA Air Threader
  • Intuitive operation via touch screen
  • Fast, precise & quiet
  • Extremely convenient
  • Total Stitch Control
 

Overview

The L 890 is perfectly suited for working with all types of fabrics, including knits as well as wovens. You’ll enjoy the ultimate serger experience when you combine the many preprogrammed stitches with the beauty of decorative threads. An innovation 100% designed and engineered in Switzerland and manufactured by BERNINA.

 

One-Step BERNINA Air Threader

One-Step BERNINA Air Threader

  • Thread the machine by one simple step
  • Loopers are in the correct position
  • Threading that is actually fun
The threads are magically moved through the machine via one simple step on the foot control. So both hands remain free. The L 890 automatically sets the loopers in the correct position for the air threader – no turning the handwheel or searching for the right position. Simply press the foot control and you're off!
Intuitive operation via touch screen

Intuitive operation via touch screen

  • Centrally located Color Touch Screen
  • Sewing Consultant, Stitch Optimizer & helpful animations
  • Expert Mode or Guided Mode
Stitch selection, individual stitch settings & properties or memory – the touch screen has all available & allows you to make changes while sewing. Advanced users can apply all settings directly in Expert Mode, while the Guided Mode offers step-by-step instructions. Both automatically set the thread tension, stitch length & selection along with the differential feed.
Perfect seams due to Total Stitch Control

Perfect seams due to Total Stitch Control

  • Save 100 Stitches in your Personal Memory
  • Adjust stitch length, differential feed & thread tension while sewing
  • Needle stop can be permanently set up or down
With the L 890 you can change all settings individually and save up to 100 stitches in your Personal Memory. Also, stitch length, differential feed, thread tension, cutting width or any other stitch parameter can be adjusted while sewing. A simple turn of the mtc (Micro Thread Control) lets you modify the amount of overedge thread. 
Convenient features you'll love

Convenient features you'll love

  • Raise or lower the needle by a half stitch
  • BERNINA Free Hand System (FHS) to raise and lower the presser foot
  • Swing out the presser foot to access the needles
By pressing the foot control with your heel, you can easily raise or lower the needle by a half stitch. The BERNINA Free Hand System (FHS) lets you raise and lower the presser foot with your knee, leaving both your hands free to guide the fabric.



Grand sewing space

  • 5 5/8" to the right of the needle
  • Extension table included
  • Convenient freearm
The space offered on the L 890 is generous by any definition. It has more room to the right of the needle and more work space height than any other BERNINA overlocker/serger. Sew closed items with ease by simply sliding sleeves or cuffs over the convenient freearm.
Fast, precise & quiet

Fast, precise & quiet

  • Sew up to 1,350 stitches per minute
  • Strong, consistent and precise at any speed
  • Program and control speed via touch screen
Not only can you sew quickly, but you can also sew stitch-by-stitch, making the flawless production of precise lines and curves a simple process. Plus, you will enjoy how extremely quiet the BERNINA L 890 sews. Program and control the maximum and minimum speeds via the color touch screen.
The perfect seam for every idea

The perfect seam for every idea

  • For all types of fabrics & threads
  • Sew using either 2, 3, 4 or 5 threads
  • For overlock, chain-/cover- & combo stitches
The L 890 sews using 2, 3, 4 or 5 threads, providing the perfect seam for every design. From the stretchiest knits to the most loosely woven fabrics the L 890 has the perfect stitch for particularly highly elastic and knitted materials, and threads. Combine both overlock, cover- and chainstitches for extra durable seams using 4- or 5-thread combo stitches.



 

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Features & Functions

General

Overview

Total number of stitches 27
One-step BERNINA Air Threader (for looper threads)  YES
Expert Mode and Guided Mode YES 
Freearm YES 
Sewing space to the right of the needle 143 mm
BERNINA Free Hand System (FHS) with knee lifter YES 
Swing-out presser foot with auto swing back YES 
Workspace height 86 mm / 3 3/8"
Automatic needle stop up YES 
Stitch Variations

Total number of stitches 27
4-thread overlock 1
3-thread overlock (wide/narrow) 2
3-thread super-stretch 1
3-thread flatlock ( wide /narrow) 2
3-thread narrow seam 1
3-thread rolled hem 1
3-thread picot stitch 1
2-thread overlock (wide/narrow) 2
2-thread flatlock (wide / narrow ) 2
2-thread rolled hem 1
2-thread wrapped overlock (wide /narrow) 2
2-thread blanket stitch (wide/narrow) 2
4-thread coverstitch 1
3-thread coverstitch wide 1
3-thread coverstitch narrow 2
2-thread chainstitch 1
Chainstitch with 3-thread overlock (wide/narrow) 2
Chainstitch with 2-thread overlock (wide/narrow) 2

Comfort Features

One-step BERNINA Air Threader (for looper threads)  YES
Color touch screen 4.3"
Expert Mode and Guided Mode YES 
Stitch selection / Settings on the screen YES 
Personal Memory for 100 individual stitches YES 
Helpful animations and tutorials YES 
Creative Sewing Consultant YES 
Stitch Optimizer YES 
Freearm YES 
Sewing space to the right of the needle 143 mm
BERNINA Free Hand System (FHS) with knee lifter YES 
Integrated upper looper converter YES 
Easy to engage and disengage the knife from outside YES 
Rolled hem lever integrated under stitch plate YES 
Adjustable cutting width while sewing YES 
Thread tension release when presser foot raised YES 
Adjustable thread tension while sewing YES 
2-step presser foot lifter with front-foot-lift YES 
Swing-out presser foot with auto swing back YES 
Workspace height 86 mm / 3 3/8"
Color-coded threading path YES 
Needle-stop up/down programmable YES 
Automatic needle stop up YES 
Needle up/down with BERNINA foot control YES 
Stitch-by-stitch sewing YES 
Micro Thread Control (mtc) YES 
Adjustable stitch length while sewing YES 
Adjustable differential feed while sewing YES 
Safety switch for open cover and raised presser foot YES 
2 LED sewing lights YES 
Thread cutter YES 
Speed control via touch screen YES 
Accessories in the threader cover YES 

Technical Specifications

3– 9 mm overlock seam width  YES
Coverstitch width 3/6 mm YES 
Combo stitches width 7–11 mm YES 
Weight of machine 13.4 kg
6-step presser foot pressure  YES
Motor DC
Sewing speed, stitches per minute 1350

Accessories Included


Standard presser foot Overlock/Coverstitch #C11

For projects with overlock & combo stitches

For everyday sewing projects
With markings as a practical guide
Compatible with L 890

Cover-/chainstitch foot #C13

For practical seams and hems

Ideal for decorative stitching
With markings as a practical guide
Compatible with L 890
Slide-On Table

Increases the sewing area

Optimal view of the sewing project
Handle large sewing projects with ease
Easy to attach and remove
Compatible with L 850 & L 890

Freearm Cover

For a continuous work surface

Closes the freearm opening in the sewing area
Easy access to the needle plate
Compatible with L 850 & L 890


BERNINA tweezers

Threading aid

Simplifies threading in hard-to-reach places
Remove thread remnants easily
Helps positioning under the presser foot
Compatible with all BERNINA overlockers
Spool Stabilizer L 850/890

For perfect sewing results

Prevents cone vibration
Holds medium and large spools
Vibration-free thread take-off
Compatible with L 850 & L 890

Right Seam Guide L 850/890

Precise cutting of seam allowances

Supports the edge guide
For parallel overlock or flatlock seams
Easy guidance of folds without cutting
Compatible with L 850 & L 890

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277 Hebron Ave
Glastonbury, CT
860-633-0721
196 Boston Post Rd
Orange, CT
203-878-1654
995 Queen St
Southington, CT
860-793-6639