BERNINA L 8 Series FAQ
What is the main difference between the BERNINA L 850 and the BERNINA L 890 machines?
The BERNINA L 850 is a true overlock machine with the ability to stitch using two, three, or four threads.
The BERNINA L 890 includes both; overlock along with chain /cover stitching. It is the only machine with true stitch automation and many other fabulous features. You can find them all here.
What kind of threads can I use in AirThreading?
There are a wide variety of threads that can be used with the On-step BERNINA Airthreading that include 12 wt cotton, rayon and metallic decorative threads as well as textured poly and nylon threads.The mechanism will simply pull the thread through without forcing it into a port.
Can I use a household needle on the BERNINA L 850 and the BERNINA L 890?
Yes, you can use a household needle when serging with the L 850 or L 890. The recommended needle system is ELX705 which gives the very best stitch. We will share more information on WeAllSew regarding the differences that perfect the stitches when using the proper needle.
What is the benefit of total stitch control?
Total stitch control empowers each user to the creative uses for each and every stitch using One-path Threading. You can even create your own signature stitch and save up to 100 in the memory and label them.
What does MTC stand for?
Micro Thread Control allows you to finetune stitches while it supports the edge of the fabric as stitches are formed.
What is the speed each machine stitches?
You can stitch fast 250-1500 spm or stitch by stitch for precision using the Needle Up/Down feature along with the BERNINA foot control.