BERNINA L 890

BERNINA L 890

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

BERNINA L 890 - Outstanding overlock and coverstitches

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.

Jen Beeman talks about the revolutionary L 890.
"I finally have everything I’ve ever wanted." Jen Beeman, Pattern Designer

Jen Beeman loves designing fashions in fine jersey fabrics. Her machine of choice for trouble-free, smooth-looking stitches on woven and knit fabrics is the L 890. The perfect stitch quality gives her garments the professional look she expects. She especially loves the convenient One-step BERNINA Air Threader, for fast, easy threading of the looper threads. As a combo machine, the L 890 offers the right stitch for every idea. The touch screen allows Jen to keep an eye on everything, while focusing on her creativity.
 

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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.
Quick threading

Quick threading

  • One-path threading
  • Color-Coded threading path
  • Easily change from one stitch to another
Color-coded One-path threading enables you to easily switch between Overlock, Coverstitch or Combo stitches in no time at all. Every machine set-up and operation is supported with animations accessible on the color touch screen.

Personal advice at your Local BERNINA Store

Over 2,000 BERNINA Stores worldwide offer valuable services to all our customers. Your local BERNINA Store is there to proudly help you, with advice on machines and accessories that best suit your needs, selection of BERNINA Embroidery Software and also in servicing your BERNINA.

Features & Functions

  • Overview
  • Stitch Variations
  • Comfort Features
  • Technical Specifications
BERNINA L 890

Note:
Not all models and accessories are available in all countries. We reserve the right to make changes in both features and design.

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

Note:
Not all models and accessories are available in all countries. We reserve the right to make changes in both features and design.

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 rolled hem 1
2-thread wrapped overlock (wide /narrow) 2
2-thread overlock (wide/narrow) 2
2-thread blanket stitch (wide/narrow) 2
2-thread flatlock (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
One-step BERNINA Air Threader (for looper threads)
Color touch screen 4.3"
Expert Mode and Guided Mode
Stitch selection / Settings on the screen
Personal Memory for 100 individual stitches
Helpful animations and tutorials
Creative Sewing Consultant
Stitch Optimizer
Freearm
Sewing space to the right of the needle 143 mm
BERNINA Free Hand System (FHS) with knee lifter
Integrated upper looper converter
Easy to engage and disengage the knife from outside
Rolled hem lever integrated under stitch plate
Adjustable cutting width while sewing
Thread tension release when presser foot raised
Adjustable thread tension while sewing
2-step presser foot lifter with front-foot-lift
Swing-out presser foot with auto swing back
Workspace height 86 mm / 3 3/8"
Color-coded threading path
Needle-stop up/down programmable
Automatic needle stop up
Needle up/down with BERNINA foot control
Stitch-by-stitch sewing
Micro Thread Control (mtc)
Adjustable stitch length while sewing
Adjustable differential feed while sewing
Safety switch for open cover and raised presser foot
2 LED sewing lights
Thread cutter
Speed control via touch screen
Accessories in the threader cover
3– 9 mm overlock seam width
Coverstitch width 3/6 mm
Combo stitches width 7–11 mm
Weight of machine 13.4 kg
6-step presser foot pressure
Motor DC
Sewing speed, stitches per minute 1350

Accessories

Unleash your creativity with the included accessories and be prepared for any creative challenge with a huge variety of optional accessories

Tutorials

  • Starting to sew
  • Threading
  • Needle Threading
  • Stitch Variations
  • Sewing in a Circle
  • Personal Settings
  • Getting Started, First Steps

    How to get started. How to attach or detach kneelifter, slide-on table, cut-offs bin or presser foot. What are the functions of foot control and knee lifter. How can the presser foot swing out or be detached and attached. How the machine starts when switched on.

  • Getting Started, First Steps

    Getting Started, First Steps

  • Threading an Overlock Stitch in Guided Mode

    How to select an overlock stitch and thread accordingly. How to follow the Guided Mode step by step. Which automatic settings does the machine. Which settings are done manually. How to thread. How to perform a sewing test.

  • Threading a Combo Stitch in Guided Mode

    How to select a combostitch and thread accordingly. How to thread the chainstitch needle. How to follow the Guided Mode step by step. Which automatic settings does the machine. Which settings are done manually. How to thread. How to perform a sewing test.

  • Threading a Coverstitch in Expert Mode

    How to select a coverstitch and thread accordingly. How to read the instructions and settings in Expert Mode. Which automatic settings does the machine. Which settings are done manually. How to thread. How to perform a sewing test.

  • How to Thread the Chain Looper

    How to thread the chain looper, color-coded threading path, One-step BERNINA Air Threader

  • Threading an Overlock Stitch in Guided Mode

    Threading an Overlock Stitch in Guided Mode

  • Threading a Combo Stitch in Guided Mode

    Threading a Combo Stitch in Guided Mode

  • Threading a Coverstitch in Expert Mode

    Threading a Coverstitch in Expert Mode

  • How to Thread the Chain Looper

    How to Thread the Chain Looper

  • Needle Threading for Coverstitch

    How to thread the coverstitch needles, color-coded threading paths, manual needle threader

  • Needle Threading for Chainstitch

    How to thread the chainstitch needle. How to read the instructions and settings in Expert Mode.

  • Needle Threading for Coverstitch

    Needle Threading for Coverstitch

  • Needle Threading for Chainstitch

    Needle Threading for Chainstitch

  • Save Stitches in Personal Memory

    How to save a personal or optimized stitch in the Personal Memory. How to rename a personal stitch or select it for sewing. How to delete one or more personal stitches. How to clear the Personal Memory. Which settings are automatically saved. Which settings can be noted and stored in the Personal Memory. How big is the capacity of the Personal Memory.

  • Optimizing Stitches

    How to optimize a coverstitch, step-by-step instructions in the graphical user interface. In Expert Mode or in Guided Mode is the procedure of the stitch optimizer the same. Which settings are recommended. How to make the sewing test.

  • Selecting Stitches with the Creative Consultant

    How to choose a stitch with the Creative Consultant. Which stitches are recommended by the Creative Consultant based on the fabric and application selected. What information is in the Creative Consultant. What fabrics are in the Creative Consultant. Which applications are in the Creative Consultant.

  • Stitch Selection, User Mode, Machine Settings

    Symbols for stitch selection and settings. Change user mode. Where to find animations for machine settings. How to change stitch displays. How to adjust electronical default settings such as thread tension, stitch length and differential feed. Selecting tutorial contents, sewing consultant and eco mode. How to retrieve or personalize machine settings.

  • Save Stitches in Personal Memory

    Save Stitches in Personal Memory

  • Optimizing Stitches

    Optimizing Stitches

  • Selecting Stitches with the Creative Consultant

    Selecting Stitches with the Creative Consultant

  • Stitch Selection, User Mode, Machine Settings

    Stitch Selection, User Mode, Machine Settings

  • Coverstitch Sewing, Sewing in a Circle

    How to secure a coverstitch, sewing in a circle. Guide marks on the presser foot and coverstitch cover. How to optimize sewing start at the edge. How to use a height compensation.

  • Coverstitch Sewing, Sewing in a Circle

    Coverstitch Sewing, Sewing in a Circle

  • Setup Program for Personal Settings

    Setup program for system settings of the machine which are not related to a stitch setting. These settings are retained even after a restart of the machine. Change maximum and minimum sewing speed. Adjust screen brightness, turn sewing light off/on. Retrieve sound and firmware settings. Personalize some machine settings and monitoring functions. Retrieve information on number of stitches sewn.

  • Setup Program for Personal Settings

    Setup Program for Personal Settings

Support for your BERNINA L 890

To ensure that you enjoy your BERNINA for as long as possible, we recommend that you read the detailed operating instructions. Further support information and firmware updates can be found on the support page.

Sewing project

Discover the practical, versatile and speedy projects that will make you love the L 890 even more! How about a comfortable jersey dress that can be combined with a woven or knit shirt?

TO THE SHIRT PROJECT
TO THE DRESS PROJECT

Personal advice at your Local BERNINA Store

Over 2,000 BERNINA Stores worldwide offer valuable services to all our customers. Your local BERNINA Store is there to proudly help you, with advice on machines and accessories that best suit your needs, selection of BERNINA Embroidery Software and also in servicing your BERNINA.