Bernina L890


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BERNINA L890 – Outstanding overlock and coverstitch

The Bernina L890 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.




Truly a revolution in Overlock and Coverstitching
  • One-Step BERNINA Air Threader
  • Intuitive operation via touch screen
  • Fast, precise & quiet
  • Extremely convenient
  • Total Stitch Control



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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.




Impressive sewing space
  • 143 mm 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.



Video Tutorials
Starting to sew
  1. Getting started
  1. Threading an Overlock Stitch in Guided Mode
  2. Threading a Combo Stitch in Guided Mode
  3. Threading a Coverstitch in Expert Mode
  4. How to Thread the Chain Looper
Needle threading
  1. Needle Threading for Coverstitch
  2. Needle Threading for Chainstitch
Stitch Variations
  1. Save Stitches in Personal Memory
  2. Optimizing Stitches
  3. Selecting Stitches with the Creative Consultant
  4. Stitch Selection, User Mode, Machine Settings
Sewing in a circle
  1. Coverstitch Sewing, Sewing in a Circle
Personal Settings
  1. Setup Program for Personal Settings



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*New Owners of this machine are eligible for a Free Foundation Training Course at the Bernina Tuition Centre in London*

Additional information

What's in the box

Overlock-/Combostitch Foot #C11
Cover-/Chainstitch Foot #C13
Slide-on Table
Freearm Cover
Threading Wire
Spool Stabilizer
CS Lock Tool
Overlocker Oil
Accessories Box
Knee lifter/Free Hand System (FHS)
Cut-offs Bin
Right Seam Guide
Needle Threader/Inserter
Touchscreen Pen
Dust cover
Power cable
Foot control
Knife cover insert
Coverstitch insert
Free Hand System (FHS)
Needle set ELx705 CF
Spool net (5x)
Spool disc (5x)
Torx T10 screwdriver
Needle set ELx705 CF SUK
Needle set ELX705 CF (3 x Nr. 80, 2 x Nr. 90)


Total number of stitches 27
4-thread overlock 1
3-thread overlock (wide/narrow)2
3-thread super-stretch 1
3-thread flatlock (wide/narrow) 2
3-thread narrow seam 1
3-thread rolled hem 1
3-thread picot stitch 1
2-thread overlock (wide/narrow) 2
2-thread flatlock (wide/narrow) 2
2-thread rolled hem 1
2-thread wrapped overlock (wide/narrow) 2
2-thread blanket stitch (wide/narrow) 2
4-thread coverstitch 1
3-thread coverstitch wide 1
3-thread coverstitch narrow 2
2-thread chainstitch 1
Chainstitch with 3-thread overlock (wide/narrow) 2
Chainstitch with 2-thread overlock (wide/narrow) 2

Comfort Features

One-step BERNINA Air Threader (for looper threads)
Colour touch screen 4.3"
Expert Mode and Guided Mode
Stitch selection / Settings on the screen
Personal Memory for 100 individual stitches
Helpful animations and tutorials
Creative Sewing Consultant
Stitch Optimiser
Sewing space to the right of the needle 5 5∕8" (143 mm)
Workspace height 3 3∕8" (86 mm)
BERNINA Free Hand System (FHS) with knee lifter
Swing-out presser foot with auto swing back
2-step presser foot lifter with front-foot-lift (FFL)
Automatic needle stop up
Needle stop up/down programmable
Needle up/down with BERNINA Foot Control
Stitch-by-stitch sewing
Colour-coded One-path Threading
Thread tension adjustable while sewing
Thread tension release when presser foot raised
Micro Thread Control (mtc)
Adjustable stitch length while sewing
Adjustable differential feed while sewing
Adjustable cutting width while sewing
Rolled hem lever integrated under stitch plate
Easy to engage and disengage the knife from outside
Integrated upper looper converter
LED sewing light
Thread cutter
Speed control via touch screen
Safety switch for open cover and raised presser foot
Accessories in the threader cover

Technical Specifications

Stitch width 3–9 mm
Coverstitch width 3/6 mm
Combo stitches width 7–11 mm
6-step presser foot pressure
DC Motor
Maximum sewing speed (stitches per minute) 1,350


29.5 lbs / 13.4 kg