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Bernina L890


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BERNINA L 890 - Outstanding overlock and coverstitches

The L 890 is perfectly suited for working with all types of fabrics, including knits as well as wovens. You’ll enjoy the ultimate serger experience when you combine the many preprogrammed stitches with the beauty of decorative threads. An innovation 100% designed and engineered in Switzerland and manufactured by BERNINA.

Jen Beeman talks about the revolutionary L 890.
"I finally have everything I’ve ever wanted."Jen Beeman, Pattern Designer

Jen Beeman loves designing fashions in fine jersey fabrics. Her machine of choice for trouble-free, smooth-looking stitches on woven and knit fabrics is the L 890. The perfect stitch quality gives her garments the professional look she expects. She especially loves the convenient One-step BERNINA Air Threader, for fast, easy threading of the looper threads. As a combo machine, the L 890 offers the right stitch for every idea. The touch screen allows Jen to keep an eye on everything, while focusing on her creativity.

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One-Step BERNINA Air Threader

One-Step BERNINA Air Threader

  • Thread the machine by one simple step
  • Loopers are in the correct position
  • Threading that is actually fun
The threads are magically moved through the machine via one simple step on the foot control. So both hands remain free. The L 890 automatically sets the loopers in the correct position for the air threader – no turning the handwheel or searching for the right position. Simply press the foot control and you're off!
Intuitive operation via touch screen

Intuitive operation via touch screen

  • Centrally located Color Touch Screen
  • Sewing Consultant, Stitch Optimizer & helpful animations
  • Expert Mode or Guided Mode
Stitch selection, individual stitch settings & properties or memory – the touch screen has all available & allows you to make changes while sewing. Advanced users can apply all settings directly in Expert Mode, while the Guided Mode offers step-by-step instructions. Both modes automatically set the thread tension, stitch length and differential feed along with stitch selection.
Perfect seams due to Total Stitch Control

Perfect seams due to Total Stitch Control

  • Save 100 Stitches in your Personal Memory
  • Adjust stitch length, differential feed & thread tension while sewing
  • Needle stop can be permanently set up or down
With the L 890 you can change all settings individually and save up to 100 stitches in your Personal Memory. Also, stitch length, differential feed, thread tension, cutting width or any other stitch parameter can be adjusted while sewing. A simple turn of the mtc (Micro Thread Control) lets you modify the amount of overedge thread.
Convenient features you'll love

Convenient features you'll love

  • Raise or lower the needle by a half stitch
  • BERNINA Free Hand System (FHS) to raise and lower the presser foot
  • Swing out the presser foot to access the needles
By pressing the foot control with your heel, you can easily raise or lower the needle by a half stitch. The BERNINA Free Hand System (FHS) lets you raise and lower the presser foot with your knee, leaving both your hands free to guide the fabric.

Grand sewing space

  • 5 5/8" to the right of the needle
  • Extension table included
  • Convenient freearm
The space offered on the L 890 is generous by any definition. It has more room to the right of the needle and more work space height than any other BERNINA overlocker/serger. Sew closed items with ease by simply sliding sleeves or cuffs over the convenient freearm.
Fast, precise & quiet

Fast, precise & quiet

  • Sew up to 1,350 stitches per minute
  • Strong, consistent and precise at any speed
  • Program and control speed via touch screen
Not only can you sew quickly, but you can also sew stitch-by-stitch, making the flawless production of precise lines and curves a simple process. Plus, you will enjoy how extremely quiet the BERNINA L 890 sews. Program and control the maximum and minimum speeds via the color touch screen.
The perfect seam for every idea

The perfect seam for every idea

  • For all types of fabrics & threads
  • Sew using either 2, 3, 4 or 5 threads
  • For overlock, chain-/cover- & combo stitches
The L 890 sews using 2, 3, 4 or 5 threads, providing the perfect seam for every design. From the stretchiest knits to the most loosely woven fabrics the L 890 has the perfect stitch for particularly highly elastic and knitted materials, and threads. Combine both overlock, cover- and chainstitches for extra durable seams using 4- or 5-thread combo stitches.
Quick threading

Quick threading

  • One-path threading
  • Color-Coded threading path
  • Easily change from one stitch to another
Color-coded One-path threading enables you to easily switch between Overlock, Coverstitch or Combo stitches in no time at all. Every machine set-up and operation is supported with animations accessible on the color touch screen.

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Try the BERNINA L 890 yourself

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Features & Functions

  • Overview
  • Comfort Features
  • Technical Specifications
  • Stitch Variations

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

Total number of stitches 27
One-step BERNINA Air Threader (for looper threads)  
Color touch screen 4.3"
Expert Mode and Guided Mode  
Helpful animations and tutorials  
Sewing space to the right of the needle 5 5/8"
BERNINA Free Hand System (FHS) with knee lifter  
Easy to engage and disengage the knife from outside  
2-step presser foot lifter with front-foot-lift  

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18 Accessories included

Unleash your creativity! Your BERNINA L 890 comes with 18 accessory parts

Standard accessories BERNINA L 890

Here you will find an overview of the standard accessories for the BERNINA L 890.

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Overlock/Combostitch Foot #C11

For general sewing projects with overlock and coverstitches. The markings on the presser foot are practical guiding aids.

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Cover-/Chainstitch Foot #C13 (L 890)

The Cover-/Chainstitch Foot facilitates fabric feed while chain stitching. Perfect for seams along even surfaces or sewing in flat fabric.

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Slide-on Table (L 8 Series)

The Slide-on Table is used to enlarge the sewing area to the left of the sewing area. It enables easier guidance of large fabrics and a better view of the sewing project.

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Freearm Cover (L 8 Series)

The Freearm Cover is used to cover the opening of the freearm to get a consistent working surface in the sewing area. At the same time, the stitch plate remains easily accessible.

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BERNINA Tweezers

BERNINA Tweezers allow you to thread your overlocker with ease and remove any remaining pieces of thread from the machine.

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Threading Wire (L 8 Series)

If the air threader is out of work or a looper pipe blocked, the wire can be used for manually threading of loopers, when necessary.

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Brush (L 8 Series)

This tool helps to remove dust and lint from the looper and stitch-plate area.

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The Screwdriver makes changing needles simple.

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Spool Stabilizer for (L 8 Series)

The Spool Stabilizer prevents spools and cones of various sizes from vibrating at any sewing speed.

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CS Lock Tool

With the CS Lock Tool, the needle threads can be pulled out from under the foot more easily and without damaging the fabric.

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Overlocker Oil

Regular care ensures the flawless operation of the overlocker. Lubricating with this convenient Overlocker Oil is an important part of it. 

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Accessories Box (L 8 Series)

The large accessory box and the corresponding extension box provide storage space for L 8 Series presser feet and accessories.

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Knee lifter/Free Hand System (FHS)

The Knee lifter/Free Hand System (FHS) lets you raise the presser foot with your knee. Especially recommended for delicate fabrics.

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Touchscreen Pen (L 8 Series)

The Touchscreen Pen – ideal for working on the touch screen on the BERNINA L 8 Series. Operate the touch screen by gently tapping it.

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Cut-offs Bin (L 8 Series)

The Cut-offs Bin keeps the sewing table tidy. Simply click it on to the looper cover and dispose of fabric cut-offs immediately after cutting. 

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Right seam guide (L 8 Series)

The right seam guide helps to guide the fabric and ensures that it is cut evenly. 

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Needle Threader/inserter (L 8 Series)

The Needle Threader/inserter makes it easy to hold, insert or remove as well as thread overlocker needles.

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