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New tutorials for BERNINA Overlock Accessories

Hi everyone

It is common knowledge that BERNINA offers a comprehensive range of accessories of the highest quality. For almost every application, there is a suitable presser foot that makes your sewing, embroidery or quilting easier or faster. Surely you already know the great tutorials about the presser feet of BERNINA from some of the blog posts. On the BERNINA website or YouTube channel you will find them in the overview: All accessory videos from BERNINA.

This also applies to our new overlockers, the BERNINA L 890, the BERNINA L 860 and the BERNINA L 850

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BERNINA L 890

The L 890 is perfectly suited for working with all types of fabrics, including knits as well as wovens. With One-Step BERNINA Air Threader ✓ Intuitive operation via touch screen ✓ Fast, precise & quiet ✓ Manufactured by BERNINA ✓ 100% designed and engineered in Switzerland ✓ 

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BERNINA L 860

The BERNINA L 860 is perfectly suited for working with all types of threads and fabrics, particularly highly elastic and knitted materials. One-step BERNINA Air Threader ✓ Easy on-screen stitch selection ✓ Convenient freearm ✓ Total Stitch Control for perfect seams ✓ Grand sewing space ✓  

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BERNINA L 850

The L 850 is the overlock specialist with which you can now thread the hook threads even faster & more conveniently. Simply press the foot control and you’re off!

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Under the following link you will find all accessories for BERNINA Overlockers in the overview: Accessories for BERNINA Overlockers.

In the past weeks, we have been creating a series of new tutorials for some of the feet for the L 850/L 860 Overlockers and the L 890 Overlock/Coverstitch Combo Machine. In these videos, you will see how to use the feet and the most important sewing techniques step by step – so that you can take the most out of your presser feet and their possibilities and expand your creative freedom. 

The tutorials are now live on YouTube!

Let me briefly introduce to you the following tutorials

  • #L14/#C14 Elasticator Feet
  • #L15/#C15 Beading and Sequin Feet
  • #L16/#C16 Piping Feet
  • #L17/#C17 Cording Feet
  • #L18/#C18 Gathering Feet
  • #L19/#C19 Blindstitch Feet
  • #L25 Decorative-Threads Guide
  • #L26 Decorative-Thread Spool Pin
  • #L27/#C27 Clear Feet
  • CS Lock Tool

Tutorial for the BERNINA Overlocker Elasticator Feet #L14 and #C14

These feet are ideal for sewing elastic tapes in swimwear, lingerie, sportswear and childrenswear as well as home textiles! The Elasticator Foot simultaneously stretches and sews elastic tape or covered elastic of up to 20 mm width, while neatening the fabric edge. The Elasticator Feet are ideal on the overlockers as these machines are your specialists to sew knit and stretchy fabrics.

Elasticator Foot #L14 is for the overlock machines of the L 8 Series (L 850 and L 860). Elasticator Foot #C14 is for overlock stitches on the on the L 890 Overlock/Coverstitch Combo Machine.

Tutorial for the BERNINA Overlocker Beading and Sequin Feet #L15 and #C15

In the video I show with examples how you can sew fine strands of pearls or sequins to the fabric edge with tips on stitches to be used and machine settings to be checked. In another example you will see how to sew strands of beads at a fabric fold. The feet are designed to sew strands up to 6 mm diameter. The sewing techniques shown are easy with feet #L15 and #C15.

Beading and Sequin Feet #L15 is for the overlock machines of the L 8 Series (L 850 and L 860). Beading and Sequin Foot #C15 is for overlock stitches on the on the L 890 Overlock/Coverstitch Combo Machine.

Tutorial for the BERNINA Overlocker Piping Feet #L16S, #L16L, #C16S and #C16L

This video shows the use of the small, i.e., 3 mm Piping Feet #L16S and #C16S and large, i.e., 5 mm Piping Feet #L16L and #C16L for the L 8 Series. These feet let you produce customized piping suitable to your project with the fabric you want. Piping can also be made and inserted in one single operation, see how in this video.

Piping Feet #L16L and #L16S are for overlock machines of the L 8 Series (L 850 and L 860). Piping Feet #C16L and #C16S are for overlock stitches on the on the L 890 Overlock/Coverstitch Combo Machine.

Tutorial for the BERNINA Overlocker Cording Feet #L17 and #C17

With the Cording Foot, thin cords, wire, fishing line, pearl yarn or thicker yarn can be sewn into rolled hems, picot stitches or narrow seams. This makes this foot a valued partner for sewing reinforced edges or decorative ruffles. The cording guide allows to feed and sew cords up to 2 mm diameter.

Cording Foot #L17 is for overlock machines of the L 8 Series (L 850 and L 860). Cording Foot #C17  is available for overlock stitches on the on the L 890 Overlock/Coverstitch Combo Machine.

Tutorial for the BERNINA Overlocker Gathering Feet #L18 and #C18

These feet are used for gathering single layers of fine fabrics while at the same time sewing them to a flat piece of fabric. The best results are achieved with the 4-thread overlock stitch. Decoratively gathering, sewing, and neatening in one easy operation – with the Gathering Feet from BERNINA on the machines of the L 8 Series, it is so easy!

Gathering Foot #L18 is used for the overlock machines of the L 8 Series (L 850 and L 860). Gathering Foot #C18  is for overlock stitches on the on the L 890 Overlock/Coverstitch Combo Machine.

Tutorial for the BERNINA Overlocker Blindstitch Feet #L19 and #C19

For blind hems, it is ideal when the fabric fold is only stitched through slightly, so that as little thread as possible is visible on the right side of the project. The guide of the Blindstitch Foot can be individually adjusted and thus makes it easier to sew blind hems. The results are fine, stretchy, and almost invisible seams; therefore, the foot is ideal for knits and stretchy fabrics. The Blindstitch Foot is also suitable for flatlock stitching along a fold or for heirloom sewing.

Blindstitch Foot # L19 is for overlock machines of the L 8 Series (L 850 and L 860). Blindstitch Foot #C19  is for overlock stitches on the on the L 890 Overlock/Coverstitch Combo Machine.

Tutorial for the BERNINA Overlocker Decorative-Thread Guide #L25

The thicker the yarn, the longer the stitch should be and the lower is the thread tension. This is where the Decorative-Thread Guide comes into play. It is ideal for sewing especially wide and long overlock stitches in seams and hems with thick yarn. But it can also be used for coverstitches or chainstitches with decorative threads in the chain looper. By bypassing the thread pre-tension, little to no thread tension is applied to the decorative yarn. Together with the machines of the L 8 Series, the Decorative-Thread Guide #L25 offers endless creative possibilities for your projects!

The Decorative-Thread Guide # L25 is compatible with all machines of the L 8 Series, the L 850 and L 860 overlockers and the L 890 Overlock/Coverstitch Combo Machine.

Tutorial for the BERNINA Overlocker Decorative-Thread Spool Pin #L26

Sewing with small parallel wound spools or with metallic yarn can be challenging. The Decorative-Thread Spool Pin #L26 ensures perfect results in such case! The thread is delivered more consistently for regular stitches, no matter whether you are sewing decorative, wide overlock stitches or shiny long cover and chainstitches. The Decorative-Thread Spool Pin is supplied with a foam pad, a centering guide for spools with a larger inner diameter and a spool disc.

The Decorative-Thread Spool Pin #L26 is compatible with all machines of the L 8 Series, the L 850, L 860 and L 890.

Tutorial for the BERNINA Overlocker Clear Feet #L27 and #C27

The Clear Feet provide better visibility onto the stitching area, may it be for decorative coverstitch sewing or practical but precise overlock stitches. They ease guiding the project precisely towards needles and knife. In this video you will see how to sew decorative lines of cover or chainstitch with decorative threads or how to sew in a tape with the tape guide included in both, #L27 and #C27. You can also sew an elastic tape onto your project with cover or chainstitch using the #C27 foot. Successfully sew beautiful practical or decorative seams with ease.

Clear Foot #L27 is for the overlock machines of the L 8 Series (L 850 and L 860). Clear Foot #C27 is for overlock, cover and combo stitches on the on the L 890 Overlock/Coverstitch Combo Machine.

Tutorial for the CS Lock Tool for BERNINA Overlockers

The CS Lock Tool was designed to secure cover and chainstitch when sewing seams that end in the fabric and hems in a circle. It is made of soft plastic and therefore gentle to thread and fabric. And therefor it is also ideal to secure overlock stitches in a visible circle. Especially when sewing visible seams, it is worthwhile to finish stitching straight and clean. Watch this tutorial to find out how the CS Lock Tool supports you in sewing beautiful seams and edge finishes.

The CS Lock Tool can be used with all machines of the L 8 Series, the L 850, L 860 and L 890. But this is not all, you can of course also use it with our other overlockers and coverstitch machines, may it be BERNINA or bernette. And I was told, it is also helpful if you want to clear something from under your sewing machine foot.


How do you like the new tutorals? I hope these make you want to use the one or other accessory in your projects. Did you find something new or tips for how to use what you already have? If you want to find out for yourself which foot supports your projects best, contact your dealer and make an appointment. And if you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to share them in the comment section below.

I wish you enough time for your endless creativity.

Kind regards,
Doris

 

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to Complete: Evening
Used Products:
BERNINA L 850
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  • Al Anderson

    So when will these accessories be available in Australia? I can’t find anywhere that sells them ūüė•

    • Doris Brechbuehl

      Dear Al Anderson, thanks for your inquiry. I have forwarded it to our internal support system to find out if we can give a reliable information for the delivery situation in Australia. I hope to have an answer to you some time soon. Kind regards, Doris.

      • Al Anderson

        Thank you. I’m looking forward to being able to make full use of this great machine!

      • Doris Brechbuehl

        Hi Al Anderson. Thanks for your feedback on the “great machine”! Just got a reply from our colleagues in Australia. The local dealer has all of the information including estimated arriveal times, etc. In addition, you may reach BERNINA Australia Pty Limited any time for more details on the currently quite unpredictable delivery situation on machines or accessories. You can ring their offices direclty or address lynda@bernina.com.au or leave a message on one of the multiple digital platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram, etc.
        … and if you have pictures to share upon making full use of this machine, we look forward to it. Kind regards, Doris

      • Alison Anderson

        Tank you for the trouble you have taken to get this  information  for me. It is much appreciated, Doris.

        Kind regards, Alison

      • dorisdbrechbuehl

        Hi Alison. That was no trouble, gave me a chance to inform myself too on the actual status that we can unfortunately not really influence. Hope you get the stuff you want and need in due course! Kind regards from Switzerland, Doris.

    • Doris Brechbuehl

      Dear Barkat Khoja. Thanks for your feedback and inquiry. For a purchase, please check with your local authorised BERNINA dealer. Pricing may also depend on you having a machine to trade in – or being in need of optional accessories. But your dealer will give you the best tips and look after your specific needs. Kind regards, Doris.

  • Jan Du Bois

    Thank you for thegreat tutorials.  Will there be a height compensation foot for coverstitch?

    • Doris Brechbuehl

      Dear Jan Du Bois. Thanks for your feedback and inquiry. In fact yes, we are working heavily on having a compensating foot / floating toe foot for the L 890 soon, a foot similar as you may know it from the L 220 or 1300MDC. If you refer to the accessory catalogue, you will find all relevant details there, it is called C12, if you want to use the search function on our website catalogue link.

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