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Bernina 820 QE Sewing Machine

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$7,799 MSRP. Available in Stores Only
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Bernina 820 QE Product Brochuere



BERNINA 8 Series – The ultimate in versatility


Raising sewing and quilting to a new dimension

One of the many advantages of the BERNINA 820 QE is its extra-large work area: more freedom of movement, a clearer view of your work, and absolute control over your sewing project make the BERNINA 820 QE the top model in its class.The BERNINA 820 QE’s 40-cm-long free arm lets you handle even large-format sewing and quilting projects with ease without sacrificing your clear view – an advantage that you’ll never again want to be without. And with a generous 30 cm space to the right of the needle, you won’t be short of room to rotate or move your fabric, even when free-motion sewing or quilting. It doesn’t get any better than this!

BERNINA Stitch Regulator for an even stitch pattern Precision with 1,100 stitches  a minute Save time with the jumbo bobbin

BERNINA StitchRegulator: Perfect free-motion sewing

Thanks to BSR functionality, precise free-motion quilting with the BERNINA 820 QE is easier than ever before. The innovative BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR) corrects irregularities when guiding the fabric, so that each stitch is exactly as long as the previous one – with straight or zigzag stitch, and at any sewing speed. This globally unique, patented feature guarantees an even stitch pattern in any direction of movement, thereby also easing the novice’s progress in free-motion sewing. You decide on the direction of sewing – the BERNINA Stitch Regulator ensures an incomparably precise stitch pattern and provides immense creative possibilities, even for inexperienced free-motion quilters.

Precision with 1,100 stitches a minute

The BERNINA 820 QE is a genuine high-performance sewing machine: with up to 1,100 stitches a minute, it’s miles ahead in its class. And even at this impressive speed, the BERNINA 820 QE’s advanced technology always guarantee consistent, excellent sewing quality with precise stitch patterns, even at high stitch widths and – thanks to the BERNINA Stitch Regulator – even when free-motion sewing. That’s why the BERNINA 820 QE meets the very highest expectations for the performance of a precision sewing machine and wows users with its ease of handling and excellent results. The BERNINA 820 QE – taking sewing and quilting to the highest level.

Jumbo bobbin for a generous supply of thread

The BERNINA 820 QE’s jumbo bobbin is also testament to this machine’s excellent handling and premium features with 40 percent more thread capacity than a conventional bobbin, the jumbo bobbin continues to dispense thread long after the standard model has run out. With bobbin changes required less frequently, users can devote more time to their creative projects while avoiding undesired interruptions. The lower-thread indicator of the BERNINA 820 QE gives you sufficient advance warning that the bobbin will soon require winding. The actual changing of this part is accomplished with minimum handling, with the bobbin case swinging out and forward when the compartment is opened, letting you remove the handy jumbo bobbin by simply tapping the catch, and then replacing it – proof positive of the BERNINA 820 QE’s excellent handling in every respect.



General Information

Hook system RL RL
Maximum sewing speed (stitches per minute) 1100 1100
Colour touchscreen
LED sewing lights LED LED
Maximum stitch width 9 9
Maximum stitch length 6 6
Needle positions 11 11
Sewing in each needle position
Semi-automatic needle threader
Automatic thread cutter
Manual thread cutter 4 4
Memory (short-term/altered stitches)
Memory (long-term/altered stitches)
BSR functionalit y (straight stitch and zigzag)
Start/stop button (stitching without foot control)
Slide speed control
Upper thread indicator
Lower thread indicator
USB interface for PC connection
USB interface for USB data stick 2 1
Multi-function knobs
Changing stitch settings while sewing
BERNINA foot control with kick-back function
Needle stop up/down
Built-in needle threader - -
Bobbin winding while sewing/embroidering
On-screen help
Sewing tutorial
Embroidery tutorial -
Creative consultant
Personal program 4 2
History function (most-recently-used stitch patterns)
Setup program
Language selection
Alarm clock
Eco mode

Stitch Control

BERNINA Free-Hand System (FHS)
BERNINA free-arm slide-on table
Accessories box / bag
Dust cover
Carrying bag - -
Multiple spool holder

Sewing & Quilting

Pattern mirroring
Directional sewing 360° -
Sideways motion feed -
Pattern start/end function
Connecting stitches -
Security function program
Number of stitch patterns (incl. alphabet) total 1430 1040
Utility stitches total 32 24
Buttonholes (incl. eyelet) total 10 6
Automatic buttonhole-length measuring system
Automatic buttonhole
Manual multi-step buttonhole
Button sew-on program
Darning programs 3 2
Decorative stitches total 557 316
Decorative sideways motion stitches 115 -
Quilting stitches total 28 30
Cross-stitch programs 29 28
Tapering/skyline stitches 81 29
Sewing alphabets 11 9
Monograms (with sideways motion) -


Maximum embroidery speed (stitches per minute) 1000 No embroidery function
Stock embroidery designs 150 No embroidery function
Embroidery alphabets 10 No embroidery function
Embroidery design format .EXP No embroidery function
Mega hoop functionality No embroidery function
Jumbo hoop functionality No embroidery function
Free-arm embroidery No embroidery function
On-screen editing of designs: mirroring, rotating, combining, scaling No embroidery function
Personal memory for embroidery designs No embroidery function
Standard embroidery hoops** 3 (o,m,s) No embroidery function
Word ART No embroidery function
Drag & Drop No embroidery function
Importing stitch patterns No embroidery function
Colour resequence No embroidery function
Automatic jump-stitch cutting No embroidery function
Sequence control No embroidery function
Basting No embroidery function
Endless embroidery No embroidery function
Position recall No embroidery function
BERNINA ArtLink embroidery software (downloadable from bernina.com) No embroidery function

Product Videos

6/6 BERNINA 820 sewing machine online tutorials: Special accessories (03:32)
The sixth part of the BERNINA 820 online tutorial provides an overview of the versatile, special accessories for optimum and even improved use of your BERNINA 820 sewing machine: The pintuck accessory easily accommodates the cord for corded pintucks with a double needle. It can also be used for off-the-edge scallops on collars and cuffs and heirloom embroidery. The magnifying glass set provides three lenses of different diopters - ideal for delicate work. The BERNINA walking foot has three different soles and a seam guide, allowing for sewing together three layers of fabric without shifting. The multiple spool holder and the extra big embroidery hoop allow for even more sewing comfort. Use the BERNINA sewing- and quilting cabinet and drawer cabinet for more efficient sewing and pleasure even in small space. The quilting frame will make any quilting project a success! Check out the other parts of the online tutorial or visit us at http://www.bernina.com
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