BERNINA 880

The top model with the most features for highest comfort

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BERNINA 880

The top model with the most features for highest comfort

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BERNINA 880 – Enter the world of endless creativity

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Fully automatic features

Imagine a machine that automatically responds to your needs. The presser foot automatically lowers at the start of a seam and lifts again at the end. The B 880 will even cut the thread for you at the end of a seam or color change in embroidery. The feed dog raises and lowers automatically for free-motion stitching and embroidery. And of course, fully automatic threading is yours at the touch of a button.

Extended Freearm

Extended Freearm

The B 880 includes a meticulously engineered extended freearm area with a full 12 inches of space to the right of the needle and five inches in height. With this extralarge area, you’ll have the added benefit of a jumbo embroidery field, an extended space to expand your creativity.

Extensive stitch and design library

Extensive stitch and design library

The BERNINA 880 includes a library of over 1,764 stitches, conveniently stored by category for a wide variety of applications. You’ll find the perfect stitch for every sewing project. Over 400 high-quality embroidery designs, including motifs by well-known designers, and 12 font styles are perfect for personalizing your projects.

Modern color touchscreen

Modern color touchscreen

The seven-inch touchscreen on the BERNINA 880 offers high-resolution images and brilliant colors. Cutting-edge touchscreen technology lets you choose from a wealth of innovative functions. The BERNINA 880 offers drag and drop, vertical scrolling and the swipe function for deleting motifs easily. It also features a highly intuitive onscreen operating concept providing numerous personalized settings.

The new Stitch Designer

The new Stitch Designer

The BERNINA 880 offers hundreds of stitches that are clearly categorized and easily retrieved. With the innovative Stitch Designer you can edit these or create your own stitches. Simply draw your ideas directly on the screen. The BERNINA 880 converts the design with a click into a stitch pattern. You can also change and save existing stitches. The possibilities are endless and your stitch library is continually expanding.

The new Shape Designer

The new Shape Designer

The Embroidery Shaping function of the BERNINA 880 offers the option of duplicating embroidery designs with one click and then arranging them in a desired formation. Whether in a circle, square or heart, new and unconventional designs emerge.

The new Color Wheel

The new Color Wheel

With 400 built-in designs and alphabets, embroidery is just a click away. Also, your own motifs can be quickly loaded onto the machine via two USB ports. With the the Color Wheel, designs can be changed easily and coordinated to your favorite color scheme before you start embroidering. This makes it easy to choose the most beautiful colors for your embroidery project.

Distortion

Distortion

The distortion function of the BERNINA 880 enables the customer to distort the stitch patterns in 0.01 mm steps to the right or to the left as well as forward or backward. You can also combine distorted stitch patterns.

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Give your sewing machine an embroidery boost!

Embroidery Plus for B 880 & B 790 is a two-in-one product that enhances the embroidery functions of your machine. It contains a product key to upgrade your embroidery machine and the new BERNINA Midi hoop coming with the ergonomic twist-lock mechanism. Hooping has never been easier before.

Embroidery Plus: The Upgrade for your B 880

Place your design on the fabric exactly where you want it by using Pinpoint Placement. Achieve perfect results on the top of the fabric with the Thread Away Mode and enjoy dozens of new embroidery designs and alphabets.

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Features & Functions

  • Overview
  • Sewing & Quilting
  • General Features
  • Embroidery
BERNINA 880

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

Hook system RL
Maximum sewing speed (stitches per minute) 1200
Sewing space to the right of the needle 12”
Color touch screen 7”
Fully-automatic needle threader
BERNINA Dual Feed (BDF)
Maximum stitch width 9
Maximum embroidery area 15.7" x 10.2"
Shape Designer

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

Pattern start/end function
Elongation
Stitch length maximum in mm 6
Maximum stitch width 9
Stitch Distortion
Programmable Securing Function
Stitch Designer
Pattern mirroring
360° directional sewing
Free Hand System (FHS)
Sideways motion feed
Number of stitch patterns (incl. alphabet) total 1764
Connecting stitches
Utility stitches total 40
Buttonholes (incl. eyelet) total 20
Automatic buttonhole length measuring system
Automatic buttonhole
Manual multi-step buttonhole
Button sew-on program
Darning programs 3
Heirloom stitch patterns
Decorative stitches total 630
Floral stitch patterns
Cross-stitch programs
Children/novelty stitch patterns
Sewing alphabets 11
Monograms (with sideways motion)
Reverse sewing
Hook system RL
Maximum sewing speed (stitches per minute) 1200
Sewing space to the right of the needle 12”
Color touch screen 7”
Drag & Drop
LED sewing lights 30 LED
Multi-function knobs
Needle positions 11
Sewing in each needle position
Number of spool holders 3
Fully-automatic needle threader
Adjustable presser foot pressure
Manual thread cutter 3
Automatic thread cutter
BERNINA Dual Feed (BDF)
Upper thread indicator
Lower thread indicator
BSR functionality, straight stitch and zigzag
BERNINA foot control with back-kick function
Create and save stitch combinations
Memory (short-term/altered stitches)
Memory (long-term/altered stitches)
Start/stop button (stitching without foot control)
Slide speed control
Bobbin winding while sewing/embroidering
USB interface for PC connection
USB interface for USB data stick
Changing stitch settings while sewing
Needle stop up/down
On-screen help
Creative consultant
Sewing tutorial
Personal program 4
History function (most-recently-used stitch patterns)
Setup program
Language selection
Alarm clock
Eco mode
Machine weight 35.3 lb
Machine size 22.7″ / 8.9″ / 14.2″
Large Embroidery Module (SDT) optional

Large Embroidery Module (SDT)

The new BERNINA Smart Drive Technology (SDT) module elevates your embroidery experience with enhanced stitch quality, smoother and quieter movement and up to 55% higher embroidery speed.
Maximum embroidery area 15.7" x 10.2"
Maximum embroidery speed (stitches per minute) 1000
Built-in embroidery designs 400
Embroidery alphabets 12
Embroidery design formats .EXP
Onscreen editing of designs: positioning, mirroring, rotating, scaling, combining
Group/Ungroup
Color Wheel
Rearrange embroidery designs in combination
Shape Designer
Midi hoop functionality (embroidery field: 265×165 mm, 10.5"×6.5")
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 Embroidery Software Compatible
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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Note:
Not all models and accessories are available in all countries. We reserve the right to make changes in both features and design.

Tutorials

  • BERNINA 880 how to thread and get prepared for sewing

  • BERNINA 880 how to edit stitches and use the Distortion function

  • BERNINA 880 how to combine lettering and stitches

  • BERNINA 880 how to use the Stitch Designer function

  • BERNINA 880 how to sew buttonholes and sew on buttons

  • BERNINA 880 how to sew with the BERNINA Stitch Regulator

  • BERNINA 880 how to sew with the BERNINA Dual Feed (BDF)

  • BERNINA 880 how to get started with embroidery

  • BERNINA 880 how to use the Shape Designer function

  • BERNINA 880 how to use the Color Wheel function

  • BERNINA 880 how to edit embroidery designs

  • BERNINA 880 how to do endless embroidery and how to embroider sewing stitches

  • BERNINA 880 how to clean and oil your sewing machine

  • BERNINA 880 first class sewing and embroidering

  • BERNINA 880 how to thread and get prepared for sewing

    BERNINA 880 how to thread and get prepared for sewing

  • BERNINA 880 how to edit stitches and use the Distortion function

    BERNINA 880 how to edit stitches and use the Distortion function

  • BERNINA 880 how to combine lettering and stitches

    BERNINA 880 how to combine lettering and stitches

  • BERNINA 880 how to use the Stitch Designer function

    BERNINA 880 how to use the Stitch Designer function

  • BERNINA 880 how to sew buttonholes and sew on buttons

    BERNINA 880 how to sew buttonholes and sew on buttons

  • BERNINA 880 how to sew with the BERNINA Stitch Regulator

    BERNINA 880 how to sew with the BERNINA Stitch Regulator

  • BERNINA 880 how to sew with the BERNINA Dual Feed (BDF)

    BERNINA 880 how to sew with the BERNINA Dual Feed (BDF)

  • BERNINA 880 how to get started with embroidery

    BERNINA 880 how to get started with embroidery

  • BERNINA 880 how to use the Shape Designer function

    BERNINA 880 how to use the Shape Designer function

  • BERNINA 880 how to use the Color Wheel function

    BERNINA 880 how to use the Color Wheel function

  • BERNINA 880 how to edit embroidery designs

    BERNINA 880 how to edit embroidery designs

  • BERNINA 880 how to do endless embroidery and how to embroider sewing stitches

    BERNINA 880 how to do endless embroidery and how to embroider sewing stitches

  • BERNINA 880 how to clean and oil your sewing machine

    BERNINA 880 how to clean and oil your sewing machine

  • BERNINA 880 first class sewing and embroidering

    BERNINA 880 first class sewing and embroidering

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an easy way to adjust the thread tension?

Touch the 'Thread tension' symbol on the screen to open the thread tension screen and to set the thread tension using the stitch length and stitch width knobs. Refer to 'Thread tension' chapter in the user manual.

How do I adjust the bobbin tension for embroidery?

Embroidery requires increased lower thread tension. Therefore the 'extra tensioner' of the hook must be threaded to provide the required additional tension. Refer to 'Preparation Embroidery/ Threading the Lower Thread' chapter in the user manual and/or the video at www.Bernina8Series.com. Tip: Use the special mirror provided to check for correct threading.

When does the hoop require calibration?

We recommend to calibrate the hoop after each updating of the machine.When embroidering with the Jumbo Hoop, calibrate it for each project, having the material hooped.

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'.

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.

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.

Support for your BERNINA 880

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 880

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.