You have truly outdone yourself on the amazing new BERNINA L 850 serger that can transform my serging needs into an instant reality. The one-step air threading feature has allowed me to breeze through me putting this serger through its paces to see if it is worthy of all the hype. The answer is YES! Below are some of my favorite features of the new BERNINA L 850 serger.
~A Serger Connoisseur~
I have loved sergers since the first day I tried one at the age of 15. Shortly thereafter, I started selling them after school at one of my first jobs at a BERNINA store in California. Over the years, I have had the privilege of watching new sergers arrive with more and more advanced technology and innovation packed into every square inch of space.
Recently, we welcomed the BERNINA L 850 serger to the SewingMastery.com filming studios where I have been able to spend time exploring every one of its amazing new features. We have created short, easy to search for, video tutorials from every page of the manual! If you learn best by watching video tutorials, we have you covered. Click below to start watching!
BERNINA’s One-Step Air Threaded Serger
The biggest excitement of the arrival of the BERNINA L 850 serger is the new one-step air threading system. Threading serger loopers has never been easier. Just step on the foot control and the threads are blown through the machine!
Thread BOTH the Upper & Lower Loopers at the Same Time!
Both loopers on the BERNINA L 850 can be threaded at the same time! This is totally cool! Position both the upper looper thread AND the lower looper thread into the air threading holes and the BERNINA L 850 serger will take them both in at the same time. One and done!
Quiet & FAST – Up to 1,500 Stitches per Minute!
The BERNINA L 850 serger is the quietest serger I have ever used. The sound of it serging at full speed, which by the way is 1,500 stitches per minute, is so gentle on the ears. The next time you are in a BERNINA store you have to try it out for yourself!
Most Used Accessories are in the Front Door
When using a serger, sewists are always using tweezers, the needle screwdriver, serger needles, a brush for cleaning, and the tool that helps take the needle in and out. All these tools have a special home right inside the front cover. Never be without the right tool again.
Slide on Table & Free Arm Option
The BERNINA L 850 comes with a slide-on table to help extend the workspace. Need a free arm? Simply remove the slide on table!
Lighting is so important when selecting a new sewing machine, embroidery machine, or serger. The BERNINA L 850 has premium lighting on board! No need for additional lamps when working with this beauty!
Extra Large Work Space
The working space around the needle on the BERNINA L 850 is 5 5/8″ to the right of the needle and 3 3/8″ in height.
Needle Threader – THERE ARE 2!
There are actually two different ways to thread the needle. One with the built-in BERNINA needle threader and an included hand-held needle threader. You choose which one is easiest for you.
18 Built-In Overlock Stitches
There are 18 different stitch combinations that can be created with the BERNINA L 850 serger. From 4-thread construction seams, 3-thread overlock edges, rolled hems, and flatlock stitches to delicate 2-thread finishes, the BERNINA L 850 is loaded with every serger stitch imaginable.
2-Thread Convertor Integrated into Machine
The BERNINA L 850 serger has an integrated 2-thread converter built into the upper looper. With no separate piece to lose, switching from a 4-thread to a 2-thread just got easier.
Uses Standard Home Sewing Machine Needles
The BERNINA L 850 serger can use standard home sewing machine needles. This makes selecting the right needle even easier when you don’t have to search for specialty serger needles. Select denim needles when serging on denim and ballpoint needles when serging on knit.
How Much Does the BERNINA L 850 Weigh?
The BERNINA L 850 weighs 9.9 pounds (4.49 kg).
What is the BEST Serger Thread to Use?
Don’t cheap out on crappy serger thread! Your BERNINA L 850 deserves the best. Actually, ALL sergers deserve high-quality serger threads. When a quality thread is used, users always experience fewer problems. Fewer problems mean more time serging! We recommend the Mettler Seracor serger thread.
My Serger Craftsy Class
Check out my Craftsy serger online course “Serger Solutions: Troubleshooting Techniques”
Craftsy has many serger classes available. Check out all the Craftsy serger classes here.
Visit your local BERNINA retailer to try out this beautiful L 850 serger from BERNINA for yourself!
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