BERNINA 830

The top model with a huge range of functions

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Picture: BERNINA 830

BERNINA 830

The top model with a huge range of functions

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BERNINA 830: Boundless creativity

More room for creative sewing ideas

More room for creative sewing ideas

With its generous dimensions, the BERNINA 830 offers significantly more working area than other BERNINA models –plenty of room for your creativity! Extended to 40 cm (15 in.), the BERNINA 830’s free arm leaves a generous 30 cm (12 in.) space to the right of the needle, letting you spread out your project and guide it comfortably. This generous design provides enough room even for large quilts, and ensures optimum vision and control when embroidering – with the BERNINA 830, the sewing experience is luxurious.

BERNINA Stitch Regulator for an even stitch pattern

BERNINA Stitch Regulator for an even stitch pattern

Success guaranteed with free-motion sewing and quilting: Thanks to BSR functionality, the BERNINA 830 offers high precision at any sewing speed, with the BERNINA Stitch Regulator enabling stitches of the exact same length in straight stitch or zigzag.

Drag-and-drop stitch combination

Drag-and-drop stitch combination

With the BERNINA 830, it’s easy to combine stitches and adapt embroidery designs: just click on the desired design on the 830’s large color touchscreen with the touchpen, drag it over to the second design, and you’re done. This intuitive handling gives you the greatest possible freedom when combining different designs – especially advantageous when embroidering with the BERNINA 830.

Save time with the jumbo bobbin

Save time with the jumbo bobbin

The BERNINA 830’s jumbo bobbin offers 40 percent more thread capacity than the bobbins of other sewing-machine models. With this additional thread supply, the bobbin requires changing far less often, leaving you free to concentrate fully on your creative endeavors. Of course the BERNINA 830’s lower-thread indicator shows how much thread remains on the bobbin, and when the next change is due. And changing the bobbin is also child’s play with the 830: once you’ve opened the hinged cover, a simple press of the finger is all that’s needed to remove the bobbin and insert a new one in its place.

Creative embroidering with drag-and-drop editing

Creative embroidering with drag-and-drop editing

Another innovative feature of the BERNINA 830 is the drag-and-drop function, which lets you position the embroidery design precisely and with consummate ease. Simply select the design with the touchpen, drag to the right place, and drop – and you’re done. Through this intuitive operation, the BERNINA 830 embroidery machine allows you the greatest possible creative freedom and reduces effort to a minimum, leaving your mind free for creative design. Especially helpful is the BERNINA 830’s built-in embroidery tutorial, which explains all the important functions on the touchscreen.

Maximum-precision endless embroidery

Maximum-precision endless embroidery

Endless-embroidery designs are probably among the most demanding embroidery projects there are. The BERNINA 830 embroidery machine offers numerous functions that make endless embroidery easier, masterfully handling every challenge. Automatic size adjustment to the hoop as well as the use of reference points and placement aids offer maximum precision, so that even tricky designs placing the highest demands on the machine come out perfect every time. In addition, the BERNINA 830 embroidery machine offers a far larger embroidery area than comparable machines, thereby enabling successful embroidering even with extra-large embroidery projects.

Embroidery module included

Embroidery module included

BERNINA 830 users don’t need a PC connection when it comes to embroidering, since 150 designs and ten fonts as well as the embroidery module itself are already included as standard. Thanks to the ArtLink Embroidery Software or the upgraded, optionally available BERNINA Embroidery Software V6, your creativity will now know no bounds. As an embroidery machine, the BERNINA 830 is second to none – as witnessed not only by its breathtaking embroidery speed of up to 1,000 stitches a minute, but also by its wide range of embroidery motifs and functions which can be accessed at the touch of a finger via the 830’s large color touchscreen: horizontal and vertical combining of embroidery designs, rotating, mirroring and resizing are all accomplished in a flash.

Features & Functions

  • Sewing & Quilting
  • General Features
  • Embroidery
Pattern start/end function
Elongation
Stitch length maximum in mm 6
Maximum stitch width in mm 9
Programmable Securing Function
Pattern mirroring
360° directional sewing
Free Hand System (FHS)
Sideways motion feed
Number of stitch patterns (incl. alphabet) total 1430
Connecting stitches
Utility stitches total 32
Buttonholes (incl. eyelet) total 10
Automatic buttonhole length measuring system
Automatic buttonhole
Manual multi-step buttonhole
Button sew-on program
Darning programs 3
Decorative stitches total 557
Decorative sideways motion stitches 115
Quilting stitches total 28
Cross-stitch programs 29
Children/novelty stitch patterns
Tapering/skyline stitches 81
Sewing alphabets 11
Monograms (with sideways motion)
Reverse sewing
Hook system RL

Hook system

The Hook systems of BERNINA sewing machines are constantly evolving over the years. The CB Hook is the traditional BERNINA mechanism that produces the legendary BERNINA stitch quality at 5.5 mm wide. The BERNINA Rotary Hook offers the same stitch quality at 9 mm stitch width and bobbin thread monitoring. The innovative BERNINA Hook maintains legendary BERNINA stitch quality at 5.5 mm and 9 mm stitch widths. An easy bobbin case insertion and large capacity bobbin make this ideal.
Maximum sewing speed (stitches per minute) 1100
Sewing space to the right of the needle 12”

Sewing space to the right of the needle

More sewing and embroidery space to the right of the needle offers comfort and more maneuverability when stitching large and small projects.
Color touch screen

Color touch screen

Everything at eye level; it is clear and easy to use. Can be used with fingertip or stylus and offers touch-scroll selection.
Drag & Drop

Drag & Drop

Simple drag and drop allows for easy positioning of sewing combinations and/ or embroidery motifs. Swipe the layer to eliminate motifs.
LED sewing lights 30 LED

LED sewing lights

Bright illumination in the needle area and over the free arm. The brightness is adjustable.
Multi-function knobs

Multi-function knobs

Easily accessible knobs for making stitch adjustments before and during sewing in .05 increments for smooth stitch transitions. Used in embroidery for composing and design alterations.
Needle positions 11

Needle positions

Multiple Needle Positions allow for very precise sewing.
Sewing in each needle position

Sewing in each needle position

You can sew most patterns in any needle position.
Number of spool holders 3
Semi-automatic needle threader
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Semi-automatic needle threader

Thread the needle with ease.
Fully-automatic needle threader

Fully-automatic needle threader

The fully automated threading system threads the machine and needle in one simple process.
Adjustable presser foot pressure

Adjustable presser foot pressure

Adjust the foot pressure to eliminate skipped stitches on thick fabrics and wavy seams on knits.
Manual thread cutter 4

Manual thread cutter

Conveniently placed thread cutters by bobbin insertion and winding areas and by the needle to control thread tails.
Automatic thread cutter

Automatic thread cutter

The upper and lower threads are cut automatically or at the touch of a button. The top thread is carried to the back side of the fabric. Program 2 types of tie-offs.
BERNINA Dual Feed (BDF)

BERNINA Dual Feed (BDF)

The BERNINA Dual Feed ensures even feeding of hard-to-manage fabrics with beautiful results.
Upper thread indicator

Upper thread indicator

When the upper thread breaks or runs out, the Upper Thread Sensor will provide an onscreen visual and acoustic signal, if selected and the machine will stop when the sensor is activated.
Lower thread indicator

Lower thread indicator

Warns when the bobbin thread runs low.
BSR functionality, straight stitch and zigzag

BSR functionality, straight stitch and zigzag

The patented BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR) provides consistent free-motion stitching even at high speeds. Select straight stitch and zigzag free-motion stitching with the BSR.
BERNINA foot control with back-kick function

BERNINA foot control with back-kick function

Enjoy consistent control plus a back-kick function to raise and lower the needle. Take 1 full stitch using the front and a half stitch with the heel.
Create and save stitch combinations
Memory (short-term/altered stitches)
Memory (long-term/altered stitches)
Start/stop button (stitching without foot control)

Start/stop button (stitching without foot control)

As an alternative to the traditional foot control, start sewing, quilting or embroidering using the Start/Stop button.
Slide speed control

Slide speed control

Regulate the speed with the Slide Speed Control.
Bobbin winding while sewing/embroidering

Bobbin winding while sewing/embroidering

Wind a bobbin quickly and even wind a bobbin while sewing!
USB interface for PC connection
USB interface for USB data stick 2

USB interface for USB data stick

Enjoy rapid and direct connectivity for information transfer including software updates.
Changing stitch settings while sewing
Needle stop up/down

Needle stop up/down

Basic setting is needle stop up. Some models allow for selection of needle to stop in the raised (up) or lowered (down) position.
On-screen help

On-screen help

Use the ‘?’ to identify functions and stitches. Built-in animations lead you through processes and provide reminders.
Creative consultant

Creative consultant

Access Tutorials for sewing techniques and use Creative Consultant for sewing different fabrics successfully.
Sewing tutorial
Embroidery tutorial
Personal program 4

Personal program

Record your individually altered stitches for future retrieval in personal folders. Saved until deleted from the personal program memory.
History function (most-recently-used stitch patterns)

History function

Sewn stitches along with any alterations are recorded in a History Menu. Stitches must be sewn to be recorded and are retained even after machine shut down.
Setup program
Language selection
Alarm clock
Eco Mode

Eco Mode

Stand-by mode saves energy and offers child-proof lock.
Machine weight 35.3 lb
Machine size 22.7″ / 8.9″ / 14.2″
Maximum embroidery speed (stitches per minute) 1000
Built-in embroidery designs 150
Embroidery alphabets 10
Embroidery design formats .EXP
Onscreen editing of designs: positioning, mirroring, rotating, scaling, combining
Mega hoop functionality (embroidery field: 400×150 mm, 15.7"×5.9")
Jumbo hoop functionality (embroidery field: 400×260 mm, 15.7”×10.2”)
Freearm embroidery
Personal memory for embroidery designs
Standard embroidery hoops 3 (o,m,s)

Standard embroidery hoops

Large oval = 22x145 mm (10.0" x 5.7"), medium = 130x100 mm (5.1" x 3.9"), small = 72 x 50 mm (2.8" x 2")
WordArt
Importing stitch patterns
Color resequence
Cut jump stitches
Sequence control
Basting
Endless embroidery
Position recall
BERNINA ArtLink embroidery software (downloadable from bernina.com)
BERNINA DesignWorks Software & Tool compatible

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

  • BERNINA 830 (8 Series) - the queen of sewing machines

    Modern technology in its highest form: the BERNINA 830 is the queen of the BERNINA sewing and embroidery machines. It's fast and has more space to sew and embroider than any other machine. A wide selection of embroidery motifs are built in for easy editing on the touch screen. With the integrated Dual Feed, you can handle even the most challenging of fabric combinations. You could call it state of the art technology, or you could just call it love at first sight.

  • 1/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: Welcome to the practical online tutorial

    Welcome to the the first part of the BERNINA 830 sewing machine online instructions. H.P. Ueltschi, the owner of BERNINA company, on behalf of the BERNINA Team, congratulates you on the purchase of a sewing machine of the new BERNINA 8 Series. H.P. Ueltschi and sewing experts using the 8 Series will introduce you to the great new features of the BERNINA 830 sewing machine, i.a. larger working space, automatic threading and hook system, touchscreen, highest speeds, total stitch control, BERNINA Dual Feed. The easy-to-follow BERNINA 830 online tutorials demonstrate how to use the practical functions of the best BERNINA sewing computer of all time and how to turn creative sewing projects into reality. Check out the other parts of the online tutorial or visit us at http://www.bernina.com

  • 2/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: scope of delivery -- standard accessories

    The second part of the BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions includes a summary of the comprehensive range of standard accessories the BERNINA 830 comes with. We also help you to make yourself familiar with your new BERNINA 830 sewing computer. In addition to the user instructions, manual and the instructional DVD we'll show you the extra large, slide-on extension table, Free-Hand System, multiple spool holder and embroidery module. Plus the BERNINA hoops and ArtDesign software. Get to know BERNINA 830's accessories and be ready for creative sewing projects. Check out the other parts of the online tutorial or visit us at http://www.bernina.com

  • 3/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: Basic functions

    Based on a concrete example - sewing a stylish bag in crazy-patchwork technique - setting up and the basic functions of the BERNINA 830 are explained in the third part of the video instructions. These video instructions show the setting up of the machine and use of the accessories. Setting up of sewing machine, threading the machine, telescopic rod, multiple spool holder, attaching the slide-on extension table and seam guide, how to use the bobbin, needle information, securing stitches, automatic cutter, presser feet and presser-foot recognition Check out the other parts of the online tutorial or visit our website at http://www.bernina.com

  • 4/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: touchscreen, individual welcoming text

    The fourth part of the BERNINA 830 video instructions demonstrates one of BERNINA 830's top features - the centred, ergonomic touchscreen. The TFT touchscreen provides a clear view of the functions and the menu which is easy to use. Thanks to drag-and-drop interface the touchscreen is to use comfortably and with precision with your finger or the touchpen. No need of turning your head -- the display is near the stitching area. If wished, you can enter a personal text to the welcome screen of your BERNINA 830. In set up menu various functions can be programmed to your personal requirements (e.g. securing function, stitch selection, clock, alarm). Learn how to find your way in the various menus (practical stitches, decorative stitches, alphabets, buttonholes, quilting stitches, Personal Program). Check out the other parts of the online tutorial or visit us at http://www.bernina.com

  • 5/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: Basic functions - sewing (automatic securing)

    The fifth part of the BERNINA 830 video instructions demonstrates one of the basic functions of the BERNINA 830, explained using a concrete example (sewing a carrying strap to the the bag in crazy-patchwork technique). You'll learn how to adjust sewing settings and how to program various functions (e.g. automatic securing and automatic thread cutter), then saving them under individual names in Personal Program. Have this online tutorial help you sewing a beautiful carrying strap to your bag. More detailed instructions on how to sew the bag can be found in other parts of the online tutorial or on our website at http://www.bernina.com

  • 6/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: Decorative stitches

    In the sixth part of the BERNINA 830 video instructions you'll get to know the abundant selection of decorative stitches, providing so many creative options for embellishing clothes, crafts, home dec and quilts: florals, cross stitches, home decoration, decorative stitches, satin stitches, heirloom stitches, novelty stitches, border stitch patterns, tassel stitch, lace, filigree, quilting stitches, skyline and many more (612 decorative stitch patterns in total). View the online tutorial to see how to embellish the strap of your crazy-patchwork bag in no time at all. More tips with respect to sewing the bag can be found in the other parts of the online tutorial or on our website at http://www.bernina.com

  • 7/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: Customising buttonholes

    The seventh part of the BERNINA 830 video instructions is about programming and sewing buttonholes with your BERNINA 830. Your BERNINA 820 provides 6 different buttonhole types - perfect for any project! Select 'Buttonholes' category to open the buttonhole menu where you can choose from the buttonhole types provided. The buttonhole length can be programmed via direct-entering the length, manual setting or by stitch number. Then set the width of the buttonhole slit and the bead. The slit width can be reduced or increased depending on the fabric used. Use the automatic buttonhole foot for easy stitching of the buttonhole, saving it then in Personal Program for re-use at any time. Check out the other parts of the online tutorial or visit us at http://www.bernina.com

  • 8/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: Dual feed (top and bottom feed)

    The eighth part of the BERNINA 830 video tutorials demonstrates how BERNINA dual feed works. BERNINA dual feed is a top feed system in a class of its own. A separate motor allows for fine-adjustment of the top-feed speed independently of the feed-dogs. Use the dual feed and a D presser foot or use the walking foot for optimum and even top and bottom feeding, enabling you to easily manoeuvre and deal with textured fabrics and multiple layers of fabric. The tutorial shows you how to attach the respective presser foot no. 4D and how to insert zippers in coated fabric with the aid of the dual feed easily and without any difficulty. Check out the other parts of the online tutorial or visit us at http://www.bernina.com

  • 9/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: Combination mode

    Welcome to the ninth part of the BERNINA 830 video instructions: Learn how to create and store personal stitch pattern combinations in Combi mode. The specialty: The width and length of any individual stitch pattern within a combination can be changed anytime. For instance, change the stitch length and stitch width of stitch patterns or mirror-image or extend them. However, this does not apply to sideways-motion patterns. Adjust, repeat and store stitch pattern combinations in Combi mode as wished. Check out the other parts of the online tutorial or visit us at http://www.bernina.com

  • 10/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: Sideways-motion stitching

    Sensational! Based on an example, the tenth part of your BERNINA 830 video instructions shows how your BERNINA 830 sews utility and decorative stitch patterns in any direction -- 360 degrees and not limited to sideways-motion patterns only! Sideways motion opens up a new world of creative designing! Stitching in 360 directions adjustable by 1-degree increments: Based on the example of heirloom stitching and with the aid of presser foot 40C you'll learn about directional stitching, the degree indication and how to use the many possible stitching directions. This is just one more option of the countless creative possibilities at your finger tip on your BERNINA 830. Check out the other parts of the online tutorial or visit us at http://www.bernina.com

  • 11/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: Connecting stitch function

    BERNINA 830 video instructions demonstrate the handy and exclusive connecting stitch function and give you an idea of the many creative options this function offers. Learn how to program and position connecting stitches in stitch patterns, lettering and monograms. Connecting or jump stitches are inserted automatically, e.g. in order to travel distances between stitch patterns in combinations or letters in monograms. They can easily be moved and repositioned within a combination using drag-and-drop. Group embroidery motifs with the aid of the 'Move motif' function. Check out the other parts of the online tutorial or visit us at http://www.bernina.com

  • 12/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: Tapering stitches for embellishing

    The twelfth part of the BERNINA 830 video instructions demonstrates a special decorative stitch function for embellishing fabrics - tapering. Tapering lets you sew embellishments in many creative ways. Based on an example, learn how to program tapering stitches and alter the length, width, alignment and angle using the tapering function. Check out the other parts of the online tutorial or visit us at http://www.bernina.com

  • 13/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: Sewing pintucks

    The 13th part of the BERNINA 830 video instructions demonstrates the comprehensive pintuck accessory for BERNINA 830 sewing machines and how to use it. The pintuck accessory is simply attached to the stitch plate with the screwdriver included in the set. It easily accommodates the cord for corded pintucks with a double needle and can also be used for off-the-edge scallops on collars and cuffs and heirloom embroidery. You'll lern how to use the specialty needle, a 2-mm twin needle, thread the accessory and use the pintuck accessory properly. Check out the other parts of the online tutorial or visit us at http://www.bernina.com

  • 14/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: the BERNINA Stitch Regulator BSR

    A world's first! Demonstrated in the 14th part of the BERNINA 830 video instructions: The BERNINA exclusive and world's first BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR). The BSR enables you to free-motion quilt and sew with regular stitch lengths. Now even at high speeds. The BSR presser foot responds to the fabric movement under the presser foot and controls sewing speed up to the possible maximum. BSR can be used with the foot control or, if the foot control is deactivated, with the start-/stop button. For successful completion of all your sewing and quilting projects! Check out the other parts of the online tutorial or visit us at http://www.bernina.com

  • 15/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: Seam guide for perfect seams or hems

    The 15th part of the BERNINA 830 video instructions demonstrates the seam guide which is part of the accessories that come with the sewing machine . Perfect seams or hems are a cinch with the seam guide. Simply attach the seam guide to presser foot 1D, for example. To do this, open the screw at the rear of the foot a little and slide the seam guide's rod through the respective holes in the presser foot. Slide guide to the left so that it sits to the right of the foot, then retighten the screw. The guide sits on the fabric and ensures that seams and hems are stitched in straight lines. So easy to use -- you'll be impressed with the results! Check out the other parts of the online tutorial or visit us at http://www.bernina.com

  • 16/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: Embroidery function

    In the 16th part of the BERNINA 830 video instructions you'll learn about the amazing world of embroidery possibilities your BERNINA 830 offers. The embroidery module provides a selection of three embroidery motif folders -- one includes 10 alphabets in various fonts and in vertical and horizontal alignment, one offers 150 beautiful motifs including motifs designed by three international artists, and finally, My Designs provides space for your own creations. A small, a medium-sized and a large, oval hoop are part of the standard accessories that come with the BERNINA 830. The Mega Hoop and Jumbo Hoop are special accessories and therefore available as options. Use them to create beautiful, large embroidery designs! Check out the other parts of the online tutorial or visit us at http://www.bernina.com

  • 17/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: Using sewing stitch patterns

    The 17th part of the BERNINA 830 video instructions demonstrates one of BERNINA 830's top features: Sewing stitch patterns can be imported to embroidery mode where they can be edited and stitched. Learn how to import, alter and save stitch patterns based on the example of a novelty stitch pattern. This makes it easy to incorporate your creative ideas and to create gorgeous embroidery designs! Check out the other parts of the online tutorial or visit us at http://www.bernina.com

  • 18/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: Jumbo Hoop -- USB stick

    The 18th part of the BERNINA 830 video instructions demonstrates the largest embroidery hoop - the BERNINA Jumbo Hoop. Use this hoop and 'Endless embroidery' function to create beautiful border embroidery. Learn how to hoop the fabric using Jumbo Hoop and how to stitch amazing borders on your BERNINA 830 sewing machine. Learn also how to store embroidery motifs on a memory stick with the aid of the USB interface on the right of the sewing computer. The memory stick enables you to import and export designs, thus expanding your creative options. Check out the other parts of the online tutorial or visit us at http://www.bernina.com

  • 19/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: WordArt feature

    Sensational! Write full sentences on your BERNINA 830! Even using Japanese and Cyrillic characters. In the 19th part of your BERNINA 830 video instructions learn how to do this. Lend your garments and home dec projects a personal touch by stitching your name on or creating labels. Choose from a selection of 10 fonts. Some of them can be aligned vertically or horizontally. WordArt enables you to adjust the distance between individual characters and to determine the curve of the baseline. Watch this step-by-step instructions to learn how to use WordArt and how to change lettering. Check out the other parts of the online tutorial or visit us at http://www.bernina.com

  • 20/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: Special accessories

    The 21st part of the BERNINA 830 video instructions provides an overview of the versatile special accessories for optimum and even improved use of your BERNINA 830 sewing machine: The pintuck accessory easily accommodates the cord for corded pintucks with a double needle. It can also be used for off-the-edge scallops on collars and cuffs and heirloom embroidery. The magnifying glass set provides three lenses of different diopters - ideal for delicate work. The BERNINA walking foot has three different soles and a seam guide, allowing for sewing together three layers of fabric without shifting. The multiple spool holder and the extra big embroidery hoop allow for even more sewing comfort. Use the BERNINA sewing- and quilting cabinet and drawer cabinet for more efficient sewing and pleasure even in small space. The quilting frame will make any quilting project a success! Check out the other parts of the online tutorial or visit us at http://www.bernina.com

  • BERNINA 830 (8 Series) - the queen of sewing machines

    BERNINA 830 (8 Series) - the queen of sewing machines

  • 1/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: Welcome to the practical online tutorial

    1/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: Welcome to the practical online tutorial

  • 2/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: scope of delivery -- standard accessories

    2/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: scope of delivery -- standard accessories

  • 3/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: Basic functions

    3/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: Basic functions

  • 4/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: touchscreen, individual welcoming text

    4/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: touchscreen, individual welcoming text

  • 5/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: Basic functions - sewing (automatic securing)

    5/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: Basic functions - sewing (automatic securing)

  •  6/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: Decorative stitches

    6/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: Decorative stitches

  •  7/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: Customising buttonholes

    7/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: Customising buttonholes

  •  8/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: Dual feed (top and bottom feed)

    8/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: Dual feed (top and bottom feed)

  •  9/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: Combination mode

    9/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: Combination mode

  •  10/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: Sideways-motion stitching

    10/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: Sideways-motion stitching

  •  11/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: Connecting stitch function

    11/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: Connecting stitch function

  •  12/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: Tapering stitches for embellishing

    12/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: Tapering stitches for embellishing

  •  13/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: Sewing pintucks

    13/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: Sewing pintucks

  •  14/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: the BERNINA Stitch Regulator BSR

    14/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: the BERNINA Stitch Regulator BSR

  •  15/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: Seam guide for perfect seams or hems

    15/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: Seam guide for perfect seams or hems

  •  16/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: Embroidery function

    16/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: Embroidery function

  •  17/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: Using sewing stitch patterns

    17/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: Using sewing stitch patterns

  •  18/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: Jumbo Hoop -- USB stick

    18/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: Jumbo Hoop -- USB stick

  •  19/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: WordArt feature

    19/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: WordArt feature

  •  20/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: Special accessories

    20/20 BERNINA 830 sewing machine video instructions: Special accessories

Frequently Asked Questions

How do 'Reverse Sewing' and 'Backstepping' differ exactly?

'Reverse sewing' - continuously - is activated by the 'Stitch Altering Area' on the screen.'Backstepping' is activated by pressing the 'Quick Reverse/Backstepping button' on the head frame or by the 'Stitch Altering Area' on the screen. 'Backstepping' means that decorative designs can be stitched in reverse sequence (or 'undone') up to 200 stitches.Refer to 'Overview/Function buttons' and 'Customizing Stitch Patterns' chapters in the user manual.

How is the lubrication of the machine done?

To lubricate the hook: After opening the bobbin door remove the bobbin, rotate the hand wheel backwards until the large screw is between the 2 and 3 o clock to expose the lubrication point.Using the oil that is supplied with the machine locate the ridge and apply one drop of lubrication.Close and reopen the door to the hook area before inserting the bobbin.

How do you clean the thread cutter?

In Setup, select the 'Troubleshooting and Maintenance' Icon, and remove the Stitch Plate.Press the #1 button on-screen and clean the thread remnants from the extended cutter using the tweezers and/or brush.Press the #3 button to set the cutter in its normal position.

How can the position in an embroidery design be checked? There seems to be no 'CHECK' function?

In the 'Edit' screen, select any spot within the embroidery design with the touch pen. The hoop will move so that the needle will sit just above the selected spot. The hoop must be attached for this. This way any position in the design can be targeted. Refer to 'Embroidery/ Combined with Functions' chapter in the user manual.'CHECK' has been replaced with 'Virtual Positioning'. Take care that 'Motif Center' is not activated when using 'Virtual Positioning'.

What is the purpose of Presser foot pressure?

The Presser foot pressure helps to feed the fabric evenly. I.e. heavier fabrics need more pressure (bigger number); delicate, especially softer fabrics like jersey need less pressure (smaller number).With the use of Presser feet with the Hopper mechanism (i.e. embroidery presser foot, BSR) a change of the Presser foot pressure does not bring any change of the fabric feed, as the moving of the fabric is done manually.The changes of the Presser foot pressure can be saved in the Personal Program.

When does the machine require lubrication?

The lubrication required message appears after approx. 500,000 stitches. If the message was closed with 'X' three times, another notice won't reappear before another 500,000 stitches will have been stitched. Refer to 'Troubleshooting' chapter in the user manual. Lubricating might be necessary sooner, depending on the fabrics used.

Any recommendations with respect to using metallic threads?

The thread brand can affect the stitching result. We recommend:- to reduce the upper thread tension- to reduce the speed- to slide the net from the accessories over the thread spool- to use a 'metafil' needle.Check also the websites of the respective thread brand manufacturers. They provide tips and tricks.

How is the machine updated?

Updates can be downloaded from www.bernina.com/downloads . Save the data directly in the root or main directory (not in a subdirectory). Then write data to a USB stick (>128 MB capacity). Then refer to 'Setup Program/Update' chapter in the user manual and follow the instructions displayed on the screen of the machine to enable that the machine receives the new data.

Any recommendations with respect to using monofilament threads?

The thread brand can affect the stitching result. We recommend:- to reduce the upper thread tension- to reduce the speed- to slide the net from the accessories over the thread spool.Check also the websites of the respective thread brand manufacturers. They provide tips and tricks. It might be of help to guide the thread under the 'lug' behind the thread clamp when applying 'Automatic Threading'.

What is the correct procedure when the thread breaks?

1) If the thread can be seen at the needle, pull it out from there.
2) If the thread cannot be seen, remove the service cover, and remove the thread from this area.
3) Cutting the thread at the spool may be necessary to remove the thread from the machine.Refer to 'Troubleshooting' chapter in the user manual.

How does 'Balance' of the BERNINA Dual Feed work?

On the screen, select 'Balance', then the Balance function for BERNINA Dual Feed. 'Balance' is used to fine-tune the feeding of the upper fabric layer compared to the lower layer. Refer to 'Balance/Fabric Feed' chapter in the user manual.

Why does a message with respect to the presser feet #1C and #1D appear when I start to sew?

This error message appears when:1) Wrong foot is attached. When working with the BERNINA Dual Feed, only 'D' feet may be used.2) BERNINA Dual Feed hasn't been properly deactivated. Refer to 'BERNINA Dual Feed' chapter in the user manual. In order to ensure functionality of the sewing computer it is essential to ALWAYS lower the presser foot before engaging or disengaging the BERNINA Dual Feed.

When is 'Manual Threading' used?

Whenever 'Automatic Threading' isn't possible, i.e. when using a twin or triple needle, a wing needle, needle no. 60 and when using the following presser feet: #50, #55, #80, #85, #86.

How can the 'Automatic Thread Cutter' be deactivated in Embroidery mode?

There are several options to deactivate the thread cutter:
1) Deactivate 'Automatic Thread Cutter' for colour changes and at the start of stitching in 'Setup Program, Embroidery'. Refer to 'Setup Program, Embroidery Settings' chapter in the user manual.
2) Automatic thread cutting after connecting stitches can be deactivated in Embroidery Menu under 'Disengage Jump Stitches'.Refer to 'Functions' chapter in the user manual.

How does 'Manual Threading' work?

Guide all threads up to the needle clamp thread guide. Touch the 'Manual Threading' icon on the screen, then press the 'Automatic Needle Threader' button on the head frame to place the threads in the take-up lever. Use the Manual Threader Accessory to thread each needle. Use the Refer to 'Threading the Upper Thread' chapter in the user manual. Remove the cover left to the screen to check if the thread is in the take-up lever and threaded correctly.

How can the lower-thread tension be adjusted to suit Bobbin-Play Sewing?

Use the multifunction tool included with the machine. Hold the bobbin case stop with your left hand and turn the handwheel clockwise with your right hand until the setting tool can be slid over the lug at the slider. Refer to 'Preparation,/Lower Thread Tension' chapter in the user manual. Slide lug to the left (slacken) depending on the thread used. Reset to lower thread basic setting (red dot in the bobbin door) after Bobbin-Play Sewing.When applying this technique, we recommend increasing the upper thread tension and testing before starting on the project.

Support for your BERNINA 830

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 830

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