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
Discover the BERNINA L 890

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 modes automatically set the thread tension, stitch length and differential feed along with stitch selection.

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.

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Features & Functions

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

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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
Helpful animations and tutorials
Freearm
Sewing space to the right of the needle 5 5/8"
BERNINA Free Hand System (FHS) with knee lifter
Easy to engage and disengage the knife from outside
2-step presser foot lifter with front-foot-lift

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3– 9 mm overlock seam width
Coverstitch width 3/6 mm
Combo stitches width 7–11 mm
Weight of machine 29.5 lb

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6-step presser foot pressure
Motor DC
Sewing speed, stitches per minute 250-1350
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 5 5/8"
BERNINA Free Hand System (FHS) with knee lifter
Speed control via touch screen
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

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Adjustable thread tension while sewing
2-step presser foot lifter with front-foot-lift
Swing-out presser foot with auto swing back
Workspace height 3 3/8"
Color-coded threading path
Needle-stop up/down programmable
Needle up/down with BERNINA foot control
Automatic needle stop up
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
Accessories in the threader cover
Total number of stitches 27
4-thread overlock 1
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4-thread overlock

The 4-thread overlock is a sturdy and strong stitch, most often used for durable and elastic seams in knits and stretchy fabrics.

Suitable for:
  • Fine to medium heavy woven and knitted fabrics
  • Sportswear
  • Apparel
  • Home textiles
  • 3-thread overlock (wide / narrow) 2
    #

    3-thread overlock (wide / narrow)

    The 3-thread overlock is a balanced seam and also ideal for neatening edges, hems and facings, quick-sewn edge finishing and effect seams. It is often used in the garment industry for T-Shirts, children's garments, dessous.

    Suitable for:
  • Strong woven fabrics, pile, furry materials or sturdy knits (wide)
  • Fine to medium heavy woven and knitted fabrics (narrow)
  • Apparel
  • Home textiles
  • 3-thread super-stretch 1
    #

    3-thread super-stretch

    The 3-thread super-stretch stitch creates overlock seams for super stretchy and two-way-stretch fabrics used for gymnastic or swimwear. An especially soft stitch, ideal for dessous and gymnastic wear, is achieved by using a wooly nylon in the looper (and needles).

    Suitable for:
  • Elastic materials
  • Highly elastic sportswear, swimwear
  • Dessous
  • 3-thread flatlock ( wide / narrow) 2
    #

    3-thread flatlock ( wide / narrow)

    The 3-thread flatlock is a flat, only little stretchy seam that is sewn on the right side of the fabric and is especially ideal for creative overlock projects in combination with decorative threads. The wrong side of the stitch is known as "ladder stitch" and also used for decorations or base to weave tape or cord into the stitch.

    Suitable for:
  • Woven and knitted fabrics
  • Patchwork
  • Apparel and sportswear
  • Home textiles
  • Dessous (narrow)
  • 3-thread narrow seam 1
    #

    3-thread narrow seam

    The 3-thread narrow seam is used for fine fabrics or see-through materials like silk, cotton or synthetic fabrics. It can be used for pintucks in heirloom projects and as a decorative fine edge finish, e.g. with two different shades of embroidery thread in the loopers.

    Suitable for:
  • Woven and knitted fabrics
  • Sewing or inserting laces
  • Lightweight outerwear
  • Accessories
  • 3-thread rolled hem 1
    #

    3-thread rolled hem

    Attractive and quickly sewn decorative edge finish, for example with two different shades of embroidery thread in the loopers. The rolled hem can also be used for pintucks in heirloom projects.

    Suitable for:
  • Fine woven and knitted fabrics
  • Accessories
  • Lightweight outerwear
  • Home textiles
  • 3-thread picot stitch 1
    #

    3-thread picot stitch

    The 3-thread picot stitch is an attractive and quickly sewn edge for woven fabrics and is also ideal for scarfs or bridal wear, as well as edges on ruffles.

    Suitable for:
  • Fine and light woven and knitted fabrics
  • Accessories
  • Lightweight outerwear
  • Home textiles
  • 2-thread rolled hem 1
    #

    2-thread rolled hem

    Achieve fine edge finishing on hems, ruffles and flounces, ideal for bridal wear, or lingerie. Is often used as lettuce edge finish in knits with differential feed or fishing line.

    Suitable for:
  • Fine and light woven and knitted fabrics
  • Pintucks or lace insertion
  • Linen, foulards, handkerchiefs
  • Lighter outerwear, evening wear
  • Home textiles
  • 2-thread wrapped overlock (wide / narrow) 2
    #

    2-thread wrapped overlock (wide / narrow)

    The 2-thread wrapped overlock is a reversible stitch, ideal for neatening single layers of fabric, seams, hems and facings or as a decorative element with woven or fleecy fabrics or firm knits.

    Suitable for:
  • Medium heavy to heavy woven and knitted fabrics (wide)
  • Light woven and knitted fabrics (narrow)
  • Reversible edgings
  • Neating
  • Decorative finishing on outerwear and home textiles
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    2-thread overlock (wide / narrow) 2
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    2-thread overlock (wide / narrow)

    The 2-thread overlock is ideal for neatening fine single layers of fabric and assures no seam puckering.

    Suitable for:
  • Medium heavy to heavy woven and knitted fabrics (wide)
  • Light to medium heavy woven and knitted fabrics (narrow)
  • Apparel
  • Home textiles
  • 2-thread blanket stitch (wide / narrow) 2
    #

    2-thread blanket stitch (wide / narrow)

    The 2-thread blanket stitch is used on ready-made blankets or on heavier fabrics with longer stitch and maybe more cutting width.

    Suitable for:
  • Medium heavy to heavy woven and knitted fabrics and pile (wide)
  • Light to medium heavy woven and knitted fabrics and pile (narrow)
  • Furry materials
  • Decorative finishing on apparel, coats, jackets, home textiles
  • 2-thread flatlock (wide / narrow ) 2
    #

    2-thread flatlock (wide / narrow )

    A highly stretchy and flat stitch, often used with decorative threads or wooly nylon for dessous, swimwear and gymnastic wear.

    Suitable for:
  • Woven and knitted fabrics
  • Patchwork
  • Sportswear, swimwear
  • Apparel
  • Dessous (narrow)
  • 4-thread coverstitch 1
    #

    4-thread coverstitch

    This is a durable and flat stitch for hems and is also ideal for top-stitching or flat joining seams, for example with elastic or elastic lace. The 4-thread coverstitch can be used for decorative seams or hems when combined with decorative thread.

    Suitable for:
  • Medium to heavy weight stretchy fabrics
  • Sportswear, swimwear
  • Apparel
  • Dessous
  • 3-thread coverstitch wide 1
    #

    3-thread coverstitch wide

    Perfect flat hem for all stretchy fabrics, which is ideal for sewing, finishing with elastic, binding edges in stretch fabrics or for decorative topstitching.

    Suitable for:
  • Elastic materials
  • Sportswear, swimwear
  • Apparel
  • Dessous
  • 3-thread coverstitch narrow 2
    #

    3-thread coverstitch narrow

    Durable and flat stitch for hems which is ideal for sewing and finishing of lingerie or children garments. It is also used for fine flat joining seams or as a decorative topstitch.

    Suitable for:
  • Fine and light woven and knitted fabrics
  • Sportswear, swimwear
  • Apparel
  • Dessous
  • 2-thread chainstitch 1
    #

    2-thread chainstitch

    The 2-thread chainstitch is a durable seam with limited elasticy. It is ideal to stabilize seams, for binding, decorative topstitching in thick or heavy weight fabrics such as denim, cord and toweling. It can be easily removed when used for temporary basting.

    Suitable for:
  • Medium heavy to heavy woven and knitted fabrics
  • Knitwear with limited elasticity
  • Apparel
  • Home textiles
  • 3-thread overlock with chainstitch (wide / narrow) 2
    #

    3-thread overlock with chainstitch (wide / narrow)

    This low-elastic seam is used to seam and overlock the edge at once. It is a durable and often used on denim or cord, loosely woven fabrics, as well as for stabilizing seams in loose knits.

    Suitable for:
  • Medium heavy to heavy woven and knitted fabrics
  • Apparel
  • Home textiles
  • 2-thread overlock witch chainstitch (wide / narrow) 2
    #

    2-thread overlock witch chainstitch (wide / narrow)

    The low-elastic chainstitch with 2-thread overlock can be used for sewing and neatening the edge at once. It can be used for a wide seam, ideal for garment construction, home decor sewing and crafts.

    Suitable for:
  • Medium heavy to heavy woven and knitted fabrics (wide)
  • Light to medium heavy woven and knitted fabrics (narrow)
  • Apparel
  • Home textiles

    Accessories

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

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

    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.

    Download manual Support page BERNINA L 890

    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?

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