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BERNINA L 890–Truly a Revolution in Overlock and Coverstitching


BERNINA L 890–Truly a Revolution in Overlock and Coverstitching



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NOTE: Bernina USA is experiencing a shortage of sewing machines and parts due in part to last year’s interruption in the supply chain.  Please give us a call at 815-410-5068 to check on availability or to get your name on our waiting list.


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. It’s easier than ever to get perfect 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 perfect 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


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 L 890 is easily operated using the centrally located Color 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 Optimizer and helpful animations for all functions are available to you. Operation 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-bystep instructions for stitch selection, machine settings and stitch optimization. Both modes automatically set the thread tension, stitch length and the differential feed along with the stitch selection.


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!

Note: 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)
Expert Mode and Guided Mode
Sewing space to the right of the needle 143 mm
BERNINA Free Hand System (FHS) with knee lifter
Swing-out presser foot with auto swing back
Workspace height 86 mm / 3 3/8″
Adjustable stitch length while sewing
Automatic needle stop up

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