BERNINA 880 PLUS

BERNINA 880 PLUS

The Ultimate in Sewing, Embroidery and Quilting

  • Exciting new embroidery features
  • Huge space for sewing & embroidery
  • Create your own stitch patterns
  • Quiet, fast & precise
  • Sew & embroider longer

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
  • Embroidery
  • General Features
  • Stitches
  • Embroidery Designs
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.

Sewing space to the right of the needle 305 mm
Automatic Needle Threader
BERNINA Dual Feed
Hook system RL
Maximum sewing speed (stitches per minute) 1200
Stitch Designer
360° directional sewing
Embroidery Area 400x260 mm
Shape Designer
2-Point Placement
Jumbo Hoop Compatibility (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.

Maximum sewing speed (stitches per minute) 1200
Maximum stitch width in mm 9
Stitch length maximum in mm 6
Needle positions 11
Sideways motion feed
Automatic buttonhole
Manual multi-step buttonhole
Import/Export Stitches via USB

Import/Export Stitches via USB

To import and export sewing stitches via a USB stick.
Memory (short-term/altered stitches)
History function (most-recently-used stitch patterns)
Stitch Designer
Creative consultant
Drag & Drop
Pattern repeat (up to 9) 1-9
Pattern start/end function
Pattern end programmable
Pattern mirroring

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Elongation
Stitch Distortion
Reverse sewing
Automatic securing function
Programmable Securing Function
BSR functionality, straight stitch and zigzag
Start/stop button (stitching without foot control)
Monograms (with sideways motion)
Number of stitch patterns (incl. alphabet) total 1764
Sewing alphabets 10/1
Decorative stitches total 632
Button sew-on program
Buttonholes (incl. eyelet) total 19
Utility stitches total 38
Decorative sideways motion stitches 109
Darning programs 3
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 400x260 mm

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 462
Embroidery Alphabets 21
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.
Duplicate/Add Designs
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Duplicate/Add Designs

Increase the number of designs quickly with duplicate. Use + to combine designs and lettering onscreen.
Change Design Size Proportionally

Change Design Size Proportionally

Enlarge or reduce designs proportionally on-screen. Increasing/decreasing in a range of +/- 20% provides the best results. Other ranges should be tested first.
Change Design Size Non-Proportionally

Change Design Size Non-Proportionally

Change the height and width independently. Increasing/decreasing in a range of +/- 20% provides the best results. Other ranges should be tested first.
Move, Rotate, and Mirror
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Move, Rotate, and Mirror

Move designs through drag and drop or the multi-function knobs; Rotate in 1 degree increments and mirror image embroidery designs for optimal placement on projects.
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.
Drag and Drop

Drag and Drop

Simple drag and drop allows for easy positioning of embroidery designs.
Absolute Check Design Positioning

Absolute Check Design Positioning

Design placement tool – stitch by stitch. Check individual stitch locations for precise placement on the project from the Edit screen. the needle moves to that location in the hoop.
2-Point Placement
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2-Point Placement

For easy positioning and alignment to place embroidery designs accurately. Rotate and align designs when the project is crooked. Possibility of grid point or free point positioning.
Check Design Size
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Check Design Size

Tool for placing designs. Check the embroidery design size. The center of the pattern can also be displayed.
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.
Undo/Redo

Undo/Redo

Undo and redo steps when on-screen editing.
Adjust Stitch Density
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Adjust Stitch Density

Change Stitch Density to complement varied fabric.
Change Stitch Type
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Change Stitch Type

Change a satin stitch to a fill stitch to minimize long satin stitches that may catch.

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Change Thread Brand
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Change Thread Brand

Quickly change thread color and/or brand on-screen to suit your project at hand.
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.
Stitch Design as Single/Multi-Color
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Stitch Design as Single/Multi-Color

Stitch an entire design in one color without stopping or as a multi-color design.
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.
Smart Secure

Smart Secure

Missing tie-on/off stitches are added automatically if none were programmed.
Invisible Secure

Invisible Secure

Enhanced tie-on/off stitch formation is completely invisible under design.
Centering the Embroidery Design

Centering the Embroidery Design

Off-center design positioning can be saved to the machine and design position in hoop is imported as set in the BERNINA Embroidery Software.
Thread Away Mode

Thread Away Mode

An automatic, quick movement of the hoop ensures thread tails are transferred to the wrong side of the project. Set on/ off as desired depending on design.
Switch Unit of Measurement

Switch Unit of Measurement

Choose to view embroidery design dimensions and hoop sizes in inches or millimeters.
Creative Consultant Embroidery
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Creative Consultant Embroidery

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

Embroider Sewing Stitches

Increase accuracy by embroidering sewing stitches, including buttonholes. Access sewing stitches from the integrated folder or import altered sewing stitches from sewing. Import and embroider combinations individually, too.
Multi-format Reading

Multi-format Reading

No need to convert. Reads EXP, DST, PES, PEC, JEF, PCS, SEW, XXX.
Embroidery design formats EXP, DST, PES, PEC, JEF, SEW, PCS, XXX
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.
Automatic hoop recognition
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Automatic hoop recognition

The attached hoop is automatically recognized by the embroidery module.
View Stitch-out Time, Thread Colors, Size, Stitches
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View Stitch-out Time, Thread Colors, Size, Stitches

View design details at a glance.
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)
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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 305 mm
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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.
Workspace Height 127 mm
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Workspace Height

The extra height presents more space for quilts and spacious large projects and makes sewing easier in general.
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.
Jumbo Bobbin with 70 % more Capacity
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Jumbo Bobbin with 70 % more Capacity

More thread on the bobbin ensures significantly fewer interruptions in sewing, which is particularly helpful for large quilts or when embroidering.
Bobbin Winding while Sewing/Embroidering

Bobbin Winding while Sewing/Embroidering

Fast winding of the bobbin, even while sewing.
Programmable Bobbin Fill Level
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Programmable Bobbin Fill Level

The desired amount to be wound on the bobbin can be selected. This saves thread when only small quantities are needed.
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.
Automatic Raise/Lower Feed Dog

Automatic Raise/Lower Feed Dog

Automatically raise (or lower) the Feed Dog when switching between Sewing/Embroidery or Sewing/BSR.

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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 Presser Foot Lifter

Automatic Presser Foot Lifter

Convenient automatic presser foot lowering and raising. Press the foot control to lower the presser foot, and sewing or embroidering can be started. At the end of the sewing or embroidery process, the foot is raised automatically.
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 16 kg
Machine size 578 / 227 / 360 mm
  • Practical Stitches

  • Buttonholes

  • Decorative Stitches