BERNINA 880 PLUS

BERNINA 880 PLUS

The ultimate in sewing, embroidery and quilting

  • Exciting new embroidery features
  • Huge space for sewing and embroidery
  • Create your own stitch patterns
  • Quiet, fast and precise
  • Sew and embroider longer
Discover the BERNINA 880 PLUS

BERNINA 880 PLUS: Highest quality in sewing and embroidery!

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Beautiful embroidery every time

Beautiful embroidery every time

  • Place your design exactly
  • Clean embroidery results on the top
  • Intuitive & very easy to use

The B 880 PLUS is enriched with exciting embroidery features like Pinpoint Placement, Enhanced Editing Functions, Total Embroidery Stitch Control and much more. For further information, see the details.

Automatic features are yours!

Automatic features are yours!

  • Enjoy fully automatic threading
  • Threads are cut at the end of a seam
  • No manual lifting of the presser foot
The feed dog raises and lowers automatically for free-motion stitching when using the BERNINA Stitch Regulator, and for embroidery. The presser foot lowers at the start of a seam and lifts again at the end.

A machine that is fast & quiet

A machine that is fast & quiet

  • Sew & embroider longer at a stretch
  • Easy access to the Jumbo bobbin
  • Fastest sewing & embroidering
The Jumbo Bobbin offers 70 % more thread capacity than standard bobbins and pops in and out with the touch of a finger. Sewing speeds up to 1,200 and embroidery speeds up to 1,000 stitches per minute.

Enjoy maximum space

  • Handle large projects with ease
  • Comfortably create big quilts
  • Designed for the Jumbo Hoop
The extended freearm of the B 880 PLUS offers 12 inches of space to the right of the needle and five inches in height. Therefore you will enjoy a huge sewing and embroidery area.

Love the BERNINA innovations

Love the BERNINA innovations

  • Alterations of stitch details are remembered
  • Handle special materials with ease
  • Stitches are kept consistent to achieve finest results
Total Stitch Control, the BERNINA Dual Feed and the BERNINA Stitch Regulator are features BERNINA developed to guarantee precise stitch quality and results.

Find the perfect stitch for you

Find the perfect stitch for you

  • Select the perfect stitch for your project
  • Choose your favorite design
  • Personalize your project with different font styles
The integrated Stitch Library offers over 1,764 stitches, is clearly categorized and stitches are easily retrieved. Find 12 font styles and 460 high-quality embroidery designs.

Design your personal stitch

Design your personal stitch

  • Design & create your own stitches
  • Simply draw your ideas directly on the screen
  • Convert the design into a stitch pattern

Edit stitches and create your own. The creative possibilities are endless and you can continuously expand your stitch library.

Shape your imagination

Shape your imagination

  • Duplicate embroidery designs with one click
  • Arrange designs in your desired formation
  • Any formation is possible

The integrated Shape Designer offers you functions like duplicating and arranging designs in a circle, square or heart.

Total embroidery stitch control

Total embroidery stitch control

  • No manual trimming on the top side
  • Invisible securing stitches
  • Smart tie-on/off stitches

Threads are automatically pulled down thanks to the Thread Away Mode. The Smart Secure function conveniently adds tie-on/off stitches to a design if none are pre-programmed. And the Invisible Secure makes the tie-on/off formation completely invisible.

Enhanced editing

Enhanced editing

  • Undo & redo steps while editing
  • Group & ungroup designs
  • Rearrange designs

Undo or redo steps while editing or combining designs to return to your initial position. Combine designs to edit all at one time with group. Break apart designs to edit individually with ungroup. The design layer stitch-out sequence can also be customised.

Choose your favorite color

Choose your favorite color

  • Color your design easily
  • Select your personal color scheme
  • Embroider your project in beautiful colors

With the Color Wheel, designs can be changed easily and coordinated to your favorite color scheme before you start embroidering.

Perfect Machine. Perfect Hoop.

Enjoy embroidering with the BERNINA Midi Hoop (Optional Accessory), guaranteeing quick and perfect embroidery performance.

  • Very easy to hoop and unhoop
  • Get full tension on your fabric
  • Waste less stabilizer
  • Ergonomic twist-lock mechanism
  • Size: 10.5 x 6.5 inch, 265 x 165 mm
Overview of Optional Accessories

Personal advice at your Local BERNINA Store

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

Features & Functions

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

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”
Fully-automatic needle threader
BERNINA Dual Feed (BDF)
Start/stop button (stitching without foot control)
Stitch Designer
360° directional sewing
Maximum embroidery area 15.7" x 10.2"
Pinpoint Placement
Shape Designer
Jumbo hoop functionality (embroidery field: 400×260 mm, 15.7”×10.2”)

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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.

Pattern start/end function
Elongation
Stitch length maximum in mm 6
Maximum stitch width in mm 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 38
Buttonholes (incl. eyelet) total 19

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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
Decorative sideways motion stitches 109
Floral stitch patterns
Cross-stitch programs
Children/novelty stitch patterns
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) 1200
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 7” / 18 cm

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
Fully-automatic needle threader

Fully-automatic needle threader

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

Automatic presser foot lift

Enjoy convenience with the automatic presser foot lower and lift. Press on the foot control to lower the foot to begin sewing. At the end of cutting, the foot lifts automatically.
Adjustable presser foot pressure

Adjustable presser foot pressure

Adjust the foot pressure to eliminate skipped stitches on thick fabrics and wavy seams on knits.
Automatic presser foot pressure

Automatic presser foot pressure

Automatically adjusts the presser foot pressure.
Manual thread cutter 3

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

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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

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″
Embroidery functionality
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 462
Embroidery alphabets 21
Embroidery design formats EXP, DST, PES, PEC, JEF, SEW, PCS, XXX
Onscreen editing of designs: positioning, mirroring, rotating, scaling, combining
Pinpoint Placement
Undo/Redo
Group/Ungroup
Color Wheel
Rearrange embroidery designs in combination
Invisible Secure
Smart Secure
Thread-up Command
Programmable jump stitch cutting
Thread Away Mode
Embroidery Consultant
Shape Designer

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Midi hoop functionality (embroidery field: 265×165 mm, 10.5"×6.5")
Mega hoop functionality (embroidery field: 400×150 mm, 15.7"×5.9")
Maxi hoop functionality (embroidery field: 400×210 mm, 15.7"×8.3")
Jumbo hoop functionality (embroidery field: 400×260 mm, 15.7”×10.2”)
Automatic hoop recognition
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 PunchWork Tool compatible
BERNINA DesignWorks Software & Tool compatible
  • Practical stitches

  • Buttonholes

  • Decorative stitches

  • Quilt stitches