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Top 8 Things I Love About the Husqvarna Viking Designer Brilliance 80

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After spending 2 weeks filming the Husqvarna Viking Designer Brilliance 80 sewing and embroidery machine, I found some amazing features that would benefit any sewist or embroiderer who is ready to take the next step. If you have grown out of your current sewing machine, put the Husqvarna Viking Designer Brilliance 80 on your list to check out. 

We have filmed over 95 videos totaling more than 7 hours of free content available on YouTube. Start watching the videos from start to finish here!

Below are some highlighted features that as a sewist I would not want to live without. 

This video walks through my personal favorites!

Extra Large Work Space

Everyone wants extra space between the needle and the inside of the machine. The Husqvarna Viking Designer Brilliance 80 Sewing & Embroidery Machine offers a full 10” of LED-lit work space. For machine quilters, this is the answer to your space issues and for embroiderers, this allows for up to 8” wide embroidery designs. 

Walking Foot & Guides Included

The Husqvarna Viking Designer Brilliance 80 Sewing & Embroidery Machine comes standard with the Husqvarna Viking walking foot and guides. Quilters and garment sewists are always excited to learn that they don’t have to spend another $150+ for a separate walking foot. Two walking foot guides are also included. 

Straight Stitch Throat Plate INCLUDED!

This machine also comes standard with the straight stitch throat plate. A straight stitch throat plate adds a new level of precision sewing to 1/4” patchwork seams, topstitching, free-motion machine quilting, and embroidery. This throat plate is also censored meaning the machine knows when this plate is attached and automatically limits the stitch width helping to avoid the needle from breaking accidentally.

WiFi Capability

The Husqvarna Viking Designer Brilliance 80 includes a wifi connection. Why, you ask, does a sewing machine need wifi? It offers a multitude of options from updates, sending embroidery designs from the computer to the machine and monitoring the stitch out progress during embroidery.

Free Updates

Husqvarna Viking provides machines with wifi capability instant updates when available. This allows Husqvarna Viking Designer Brilliance 80 Sewing & Embroidery Machines around the world to receive updates without the user needing to visit their local Husqvarna Viking retailer. Just follow the prompts on the screen when an update is available. 

Mobile Alerts

Imagine embroidering a 20-minute color area. You wander off and come back in 20 minutes to find the bobbin thread ran out 2 minutes after it started. On the Husqvarna Viking Designer Brilliance 80, the wifi connect partnered with the free app on your mobile device would have sent you a notification alerting you of the problem. It can also let you see what the stats is of the embroidery design being stitched like how many colors and how many stitches. Mobile alert messages include: 

  • Design is Finished
  • Bobbin Low
  • Thread Break 
  • Color Change

Sewing Advisor

The exclusive JOY OS Sewing and Embroidery advisor feels like your own personal sewing teacher built right into the machine. Tell the machine what fabric you are sewing on and what sewing technique and it will select the right stitch, adjust stitch length and width, adjust the foot pressure, adjust tension, and give step by step directions for the technique with both words and on-screen video. The searchable built-in manual also includes everything you need to know about the machine with over 100 videos for guidance. 

8-Direction Sewing

You never know when a challenge presents itself and requires you to sew sideways, like mending a hole in a pair of pants. The Husqvarna Viking Designer Brilliance 80 can sew sideways! And not just side to side it can sew in all 8 directions!

Exclusive Decorative Stitches

Husqvarna Viking’s unique group of exclusive decorative stitches helps me be a better creator. From appliqué stitches, theme stitches, sequin stitches, and pop up stitches, the Husqvarna Viking Designer Brilliance 80 will take your creativity level from zero to hero. 

Design Positioning

Still one of my absolute favorite features on this machine is the Design Positioning. Design Positioning allows me to NOT have to hoop the fabric perfectly but to let the machine adjust the embroidery design into position. I sometimes say, “I can hoop crooked and it does not matter.” The machine can adjust a design within 1/10th of a millimeter for precise placement of any embroidery design. 

Want to Learn More?

Join us for either our Husqvarna Viking Stitching Cosmos online course or our Embroidery Essentials online course! Check out the following two videos to learn more about LIFETIME access to these courses.

In Conclusion…

The Husqvarna Viking Designer Brilliance 80 sewing and embroidery features listed above are usually found of top of the line models. This machine is half the price with all the same features! Check it out at your local Husqvarna Viking retailer.

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2 Comments
  1. Carole Yeung says:

    Thank you! I look forward to reviewing the videos!

  2. Annette Dixie says:

    Many thanks for this great review!

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