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Bernina L890 Overlock and Coverstitch

MSRP $ 8,199. Please contact That Sewing Place for more information.



It’s easier than ever to get the finest overlock, cover-, chain- and combo stitches. Create professional seams, edges and hems with all of the functions of an overlocker and cover/chainstitch machine in one spectacular model.


Sew, cut and finish in one easy step
Create professional seams and hems in garments, home textiles, craft projects and more
Wide selection of hem and seam finishes for any thread or fabric, like silk, satin, jersey, stretch or woven textiles
Overlock stitches easily create neat, tidy and strong seams as well as exquisite rolled hems
The 3- or 4-thread coverstitch hems create a beautiful, durable stitch, like the classic T-shirt hem
Sew heavy linen, fleece or denim with a chainstitch then neaten with an overlock stitch at the same time
Quickly attach trim, lace, elastic or binding with a stretchable coverstitch or durable chainstitch
Use differential feed for pucker-free seams or gathering and ruffling
Create one of a kind effects and stitches with decorative threads and save stitches for future use
Large selection of optional accessories for unlimited creativity and applications

TRADITION & INNOVATION BERNINA has been passionately dedicated to the development and manufacturing of high-quality sewing machines since 1893. Today, we are proud to present a new milestone in our history – the BERNINA L 890 Overlock/Coverstitch Combo machine. This innovation, manufactured by BERNINA, is 100% designed and engineered in Switzerland.

THE PERFECT SEAM FOR EVERY IDEA. The BERNINA L 890 is perfectly suited for working with all types of fabrics, particularly highly elastic and knitted materials, and threads. It sews, cuts and finishes in one easy step, so that your sewing projects take shape in no time. It sews using 2, 3, 4 or 5 threads, providing the perfect seam for every design. As a combo machine, it offers three different functions: overlock stitches, cover- and chainstitches and 4-thread or 5-thread combo stitches.

THE BEST OF SWISS ENGINEERING: THE ONE-STEP BERNINA AIR THREADER. The One-step BERNINA Air Threader makes threading the looper threads unbelievably easy. Our Swiss engineers have created a masterpiece. In fact, it’s actually fun. No more dreading threading! One of the biggest advantages when threading both looper threads is both hands remain free. The threads are magically moved through the machine via one simple step on the foot control. Remarkably quick and easy! 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!

QUICK THREADING. Colour-coded One-path Threading enables you to switch from an overlock stitch to a coverstitch or to a combo stitch in no time at all.

INTUITIVE OPERATION VIA TOUCH SCREEN. The L 890 is easily operated using the centrally located Colour Touch Screen. Stitch selection, individual stitch settings, stitch properties or memory – the touch screen has all of the information available at your fingertips anytime you need it and allows you to make changes while sewing. A Creative Sewing Consultant, Stitch Optimiser and helpful animations for all functions are available to you. Stitch selection can be performed in two modes: Advanced users can apply all desired settings directly, quickly and individually in Expert Mode, while in Guided Mode beginners will receive step-by-step instructions for stitch selection, machine settings and stitch optimisation. Both modes automatically set the thread tension, stitch length and the differential feed along with the stitch selection.

TOTAL STITCH CONTROL. All settings can be changed individually and 100 stitches can be saved in your Personal Memory. Stitch length, differential feed and thread tension can also be adjusted while sewing. The needle stop can be permanently set up or down, depending on the application. With the Micro Thread Control (mtc), the amount of the overedge thread can be precisely adjusted with a simple turn of the mtc knob. The result? The finest overlock, cover and combo seams ideally suited for your sewing project thanks to Total Stitch Control.

THE BERNINA ADVANTAGE. If you’re a proud owner of a BERNINA sewing machine, then you’ll be delighted with the L 890 Overlock/Coverstitch Combo machine because it’s packed with the many functions and BERNINA benefits you already know and love. Don’t own a BERNINA? Well you’re in for a treat! Once you experience the BERNINA Overlock/Coverstitch Combo machine, you won’t want anything else.

GRAND SEWING SPACE. The space offered on the L 8 Series machines is generous by any definition. They have more room to the right of the needle and more workspace height than any other BERNINA overlocker. That means guiding fabric, and accessing the presser foot lifter and needles is simple and more comfortable. Sew closed items with ease by simply sliding sleeves or cuffs over the convenient freearm. In addition, the large slide-on extension table expands the work surface area and simplifies the sewing of larger projects. The bright LED sewing light provides improved visibility when sewing, during both day and night.

FAST, PRECISE & QUIET. The L 890 reaches a maximum sewing speed of 1,350 stitches per minute. The foot control allows you to control the motor providing strong, consistent stitching power as well as precision at any sewing speed. Not only can you sew quickly, but you can also sew stitchby-stitch, making precise lines and flawless curves a simple process. And all of this is achieved with the amazingly quiet hum of a BERNINA. Program and control the
maximum and minimum speeds via the colour touch screen.

EXTREMELY CONVENIENT. Many functions of the L 890 Overlock/Coverstitch Combo machine offer sewing convenience that meets the highest standards: Make handling easier by pressing the foot control with your heel to raise or lower the needle by a half stitch. The BERNINA Free Hand System (FHS), a knee-operated lifter that raises and lowers the presser foot, leaves both hands free to guide the fabric – a significant advantage when sewing corners! In addition, the presser foot easily swings out for convenient access to the needles.

TSP Included Perks:
Serger 101, complimentary unlimited times for life
Serger 102, complimentary and unlimited times for life
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