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
  • Embroidery
  • General Features
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.

Sewing space to the right of the needle 12”
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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.
Centrally Located Color Touch Screen 7” / 18 cm
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Centrally Located Color Touch Screen

Everything at eye level; it is clear and easy to use. Can be used with fingertip or touchpen and offers touch-scroll selection. Display and backround color can be customized and the screen brightness can be set according to your needs.
Automatic Needle Threader
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Automatic Needle Threader

Easy threading. The needle is threaded fully automatically at the touch of a button.
BERNINA Dual Feed
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BERNINA Dual Feed

BERNINA Dual Feed ensures even feeding of hard-to manage fabrics with beautiful results.
Hook system RL
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Hook system

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.

The M Class BERNINA Rotary Hook for Longarm machines ensures the legendary BERNINA stitch quality, even at high speeds.
Maximum Stitch Width 9

Maximum Stitch Width

The variable Stitch Width can be adjusted while sewing. The 9 mm maximum stitch width available on some models expands your design possibilities.
Embroidery Area 15.7" x 10.2"

Embroidery Area

Large embroidery fields reduce multiple hoopings on a project.
Shape Designer
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Shape Designer

Arrange designs including imported stitches into formations such as rectangles, circles, hearts, stars, arcs and more to expand your creativity.

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

Maximum Sewing Speed (stitches per minute) 1200

Maximum Sewing Speed (stitches per minute)

High speed with high power.
Maximum Stitch Width 9

Maximum Stitch Width

The variable Stitch Width can be adjusted while sewing. The 9 mm maximum stitch width available on some models expands your design possibilities.
Maximum Stitch Length 6

Maximum Stitch Length

The variable Stitch Length provides a smooth transition from length to length and can be adjusted while sewing.
Adjustable Needle Positions 11

Adjustable Needle Positions

Multiple Needle Positions allow for very precise sewing. You can sew most patterns in any needle position.
Presser Foot Recommendation
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Presser Foot Recommendation

Indicator shows recommended presser foot for general use of stitch selected.
Presser Foot Selection
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Presser Foot Selection

Lets the machine know how wide a needle swing is safely possible with attached foot.
Presser Foot Library
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Presser Foot Library

Access a built-in library of current presser feet and accessories.
Sideways Motion
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Sideways Motion

Multi-directional sewing expands your decorative stitch possibilities.
Tapering
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Tapering

Create and adjust the stitch taper before and after decorative stitch applications for unlimited design possibilities.
Automatic Buttonhole / Length Measuring System
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Automatic Buttonhole / Length Measuring System

Quickly set the length of the One-step Buttonhole. The same buttonhole size can be repeated as often as required. Remains in memory until another stitch is selected.
Manual Multi-step Buttonhole
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Manual Multi-step Buttonhole

The length of the beads is manually determined when sewing. Bartack, eye and securing stitches are preprogrammed. The individual steps can also be selected by scrolling via the arrow icons or by pushing the button «Quick Reverse».
On-Screen Buttonhole Measuring
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On-Screen Buttonhole Measuring

A button can be placed directly in the display. The size of the buttonhole is determined by turning the Mulitfunction knobs.
Adjustable Buttonhole Slit Width
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Adjustable Buttonhole Slit Width

Adjust the spacing of the beads appropriate for thick or heavy fabrics.
Personal Memory

Personal Memory

Record your individually altered stitches for future retrieval. Saved until deleted from the personal program memory.
Import/Export Stitches via USB

Import/Export Stitches via USB

To import and export sewing stitches via a USB stick.
Saving Settings of Stitch Patterns

Saving Settings of Stitch Patterns

Save over the factory default stitch settings to personalize a stitch; remains in effect until you reset to default stitch settings.
Temporary Altered Stitch Memory

Temporary Altered Stitch Memory

Stitch settings are remembered during the sewing session. This saves time when repeating stitches in a project.
History Function (most recently used stitch patterns)
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History Function (most recently used stitch patterns)

The last sewn stitches and their changes are recorded in a history menu and are retained even after the machine is switched off which makes separate writing down unnecessary. Stitches can be selected directly from "History".
Stitch Designer
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Stitch Designer

Create your own stitches or edit existing stitch patterns. 9 mm and Sideways Motion Stitches can be designed.
Creative Consultant Sewing
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Creative Consultant Sewing

Get reliable support for various applications and fabrics from the integrated Sewing Consultant. Makes suggestions regarding needles, presser foot, stabilizer etc.
Swipe

Swipe

Immediate delete by selecting stitch in combination and sliding to the right or to the left. Great to use when trashcan not visible.
Drag and Drop

Drag and Drop

Stitch patterns of a combination can be positioned in relation to each other as desired using drag and drop or the multifunction knobs.
Pattern Begin
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Pattern Begin

Start sewing at the beginning of a pattern or sequence wherever you stopped.
Pattern End

Pattern End

No more half-finished patterns; machine stops after pattern is complete. Programmable models offer tie-off and cut.
Mirror-image function
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Mirror-image function

Horizontal or vertical mirroring of the stitch expands the design possibilities.
Elongation

Elongation

Extend stitch pattern length in 1% or 100% steps for decorative effects. Shortest length is 10%; maximum length is 1000%.
Basting Stitch

Basting Stitch

Baste seams, hems and quilts. Maximize the basting stitch length by engaging the Long Stitch Function (on some models).
Distortion
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Distortion

Distort Stitch Patterns left/right and forward/backward in .01mm increments for decorative effects.
Continuous Reverse

Continuous Reverse

Sew backwards at a touch of a button.
Securing Stitch

Securing Stitch

Automatically secures at the start and finish of a task with a short reverse sequence straight stitch.
Programmable Securing Function

Programmable Securing Function

Automatically secures a single pattern or combination by adding some on the spot stitches.
BSR Enabled
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BSR Enabled

Usability of the BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR) on the machine.
Start/Stop Button (stitching without foot control)

Start/Stop Button (stitching without foot control)

As an alternative to the traditional foot control, power the machine using the Start/Stop button and regulate the speed with the Slide Speed Control.
Hopper Mechanism

Hopper Mechanism

The vertical spring presses the sole to the fabric, preventing the material from pulling up with the needle. The result is a neat consistent stitch pattern.
Freearm Sewing
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Freearm Sewing

The slim freearm is perfect for hemming small tubular pieces, such as baby clothes, pant legs, etc.
Monograms (with sideways motion only)
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Monograms (with sideways motion only)

 
Total Number of Sewing Stitch Patterns (incl. alphabets) 1764
Alphabets / Monograms 11
Decorative Stitches 632
Button Sew-On Program
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Button Sew-On Program

Button Sew-On Foot #18 is the perfect tool for easy sewing of buttons, snap fasteners, eyelets and decorations.
Buttonholes / Eyelets 20
Practical Stitches 40
Darning Programs 3
Balance Setting
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Balance Setting

Balance is used to balance forward and reverse stitches so that the stitch formation can be adjusted where necessary to suit the material.
360° directional sewing
Maximum Embroidery Speed (Stitches per minute) 1000

Maximum Embroidery Speed (Stitches per minute)

Enjoy high speed for completing embroidery projects quicker.
Embroidery Area 15.7" x 10.2"

Embroidery Area

Large embroidery fields reduce multiple hoopings on a project.
Freearm Embroidery
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Freearm Embroidery

Easy freearm embroidery with all embroidery hoops without additional tools. For embroidering tubular items such as pant legs, t-shirts, onesies, etc.
Built-in Embroidery Designs 400
Embroidery Alphabets 12
On-screen Editing of Designs
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On-screen Editing of Designs

Easily and quickly edit embroidery designs directly on the touch screen.
Endless Embroidery
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Endless Embroidery

Perfect for embroidered borders that are longer than the hoop. Stitched reference marks and on-screen animations ensure precise re-alignment during rehooping.
Shape Designer
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Shape Designer

Arrange designs including imported stitches into formations such as rectangles, circles, hearts, stars, arcs and more to expand your creativity.
Color Wheel
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Color Wheel

Quickly change the colorway of your design on-screen to get an impression with other color design. New colors are assigned to the current thread library.
WordArt
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WordArt

Create vertical, horizontal and curved baselines. Adjust letter spacing to create the best look.
Group/Ungroup
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Group/Ungroup

Objects can be easily grouped and edited at the same time. Depending on the design, it can be split using the ungroup function in order to edit or delete individual parts.
Rearrange designs
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Rearrange designs

Change the stitching order of designs by changing the order of the layers.
Basting
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Basting

Stitch your choice of basting stitches before embroidering. Choose to baste around your design or the inner hoop.
Color Resequence
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Color Resequence

Several identical colors of an embroidery design are combined into one color, thus reducing the number of color changes to a minimum. Saves time.
Personal Memory for Saving Embroidery Designs

Personal Memory for Saving Embroidery Designs

Own combinations, altered embroidery designs or external designs can be stored.
Programmable Jump Stitch Cutting
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Programmable Jump Stitch Cutting

Set any length of jump stitches to be cut and eliminate manual cutting.
Embroidery design formats .EXP
Embroidery Design Import/Export via USB Interface
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Embroidery Design Import/Export via USB Interface

Enjoy rapid and direct connectivity for design transfer and updates.
Embroidery Sequence Control
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Embroidery Sequence Control

This function helps to reposition the embroidery position after a thread breakage. You can move forward or backward stitch-by-stitch or in steps of 50.
Position Recall

Position Recall

The last embroidered stitch is always saved so that embroidery can be resumed at exactly the same point in the project in case of a power failure.
Embroidery Module L (SDT) optional
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Embroidery Module L (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.
Jumbo Hoop Compatibility (embroidery field: 400×260 mm, 15.7”×10.2”)
Sewing space to the right of the needle 12”
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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.
Centrally Located Color Touch Screen 7” / 18 cm
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Centrally Located Color Touch Screen

Everything at eye level; it is clear and easy to use. Can be used with fingertip or touchpen and offers touch-scroll selection. Display and backround color can be customized and the screen brightness can be set according to your needs.
Multi-function Knobs
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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.
LED Sewing Light 30
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LED Sewing Light

Bright illumination in the needle area and over the freearm. On some machines the brightness is adjustable.
Automatic Needle Threader
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Automatic Needle Threader

Easy threading. The needle is threaded fully automatically at the touch of a button.
Manual Thread Cutters 3
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Manual Thread Cutters

Conveniently positioned thread cutters in the area of the bobbin case, the bobbin winder motor and the needle to cut off thread ends.
Total Stitch Control

Total Stitch Control

Permanent or temporary altering of length, width, needle position and other creative functions of all stitches - even while sewing.
BERNINA Dual Feed
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BERNINA Dual Feed

BERNINA Dual Feed ensures even feeding of hard-to manage fabrics with beautiful results.
Hook system RL
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Hook system

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.

The M Class BERNINA Rotary Hook for Longarm machines ensures the legendary BERNINA stitch quality, even at high speeds.
Bobbin Winding while Sewing/Embroidering

Bobbin Winding while Sewing/Embroidering

Fast winding of the bobbin, even while sewing.
Powerful DC Motor

Powerful DC Motor

Full power at all speeds provides for consistent stitching on multiple layers and heavy fabrics.
Hammer Mode

Hammer Mode

Built-in mechanism that drives the needle to stitch through more than 30 layers of fabric. The needle pulsates through the fabric to form the stitch.
BERNINA Free Hand System (FHS)
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BERNINA Free Hand System (FHS)

Knee operated lever raises the presser foot, lowers the feed dog and releases the thread tension keeping your hands free for guiding the fabric and the height for the fabric passage increases so that even thick layers of fabric can be easily pushed under the presser foot.
BERNINA Foot Control
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BERNINA Foot Control

Consistent control and a back-kick function to raise and lower the needle. One single push onto the front sews one stitch, one heel push makes the needle move up or down.
Thread-up Command
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Thread-up Command

Push the needle up/down button to lower and raise the needle to bring the bobbin thread to the top of the fabric so the threads can be secured manually. Perfect for quilting and free-standing lace.
Automatic Thread Cutter
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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.
Adjustable Presser Foot Pressure
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Adjustable Presser Foot Pressure

Adjust the presser foot pressure to eliminate skipped stitches and wavy seams on knits.
Needle Reminder

Needle Reminder

To save the settings for the needle type used.
Lower Thread Sensor

Lower Thread Sensor

Warns when the bobbin thread runs low.
Upper Thread Sensor

Upper Thread Sensor

Indicates when the upper thread breaks or runs out.
Clock/Alarm

Clock/Alarm

Program alarm time and personal alarm message.
Tutorial
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Tutorial

Access Tutorials for sewing, quilting and embroidery techniques. Also provides information about threading, needles and other including animation videos.
On-screen Help
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On-screen Help

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

eco Mode

The eco mode saves energy and provides a child safety lock.
Retractable Feed Dog
Slide speed control
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Slide speed control

Regulate the speed with the Slide Speed Control.
Machine weight 35.3 lb
Machine size 22.7″ / 8.9″ / 14.2″

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.