Arrow 98700 Bertha Oak Embroidery Machine Airlift Credenza With Quilting Extension

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An accessory that every serious sewist needs, the Bertha by Arrow is a beautiful cabinet with great features. Designed to handle today’s larger sewing and embroidery machines, Bertha is a great choice for those who put in many hours with their machine and need something strong, sturdy, and functional.

The Bertha Embroidery Machine model has an EZ-lift airlift mechanism that will hold machines up to 45 pounds. It can move the machine up and down into three different height positions of flatbed, free arm, and storage for comfortable and correct use. Putting the machine into storage position is easy, requiring only a little push.

Additionally, it has a cutout in the front for knee lifters, positions the needle in the correct place to prevent neck and back strain, and allows positioning of the machine at any height.

The Bertha Embroidery model compacts well with the machine in the storage position, closing up to look like any other piece of furniture in the room. Open, the doors hold 8 separate storage trays that offer plenty of room for holding sewing tools, machine accessories, and more.

Accommodating larger machines up to 22-9/16" wide, 11-3/4" deep, and 14-1/2" tall including the knobs, the Bertha Embroidery model offers a large amount of workspace to the left and right when opened up.

In addition, it includes a rear quilt leaf that expands the work surface to the rear by 5 feet, enough to prevent bunching and keep a quilt from hanging off the machine and pulling on the project.

The Arrow Bertha Embroidery model comes with easy to follow instructions and assembles quickly with only a few simple household tools. It’s made from wood grain vinyl laminate/MDF/Composite and includes locking casters for easy maneuverability and stability.

Arrow provides a 3-year manufacturer’s warranty starting from the date of shipping for all products. There is also an additional 15-day warranty for any damage incurred during shipping.

The Arrow Bertha Embroidery Sewing Cabinet - A Spacious Cabinet for Larger Sewing and Embroidery Machines!

Cabinet Specifications

  • Dimensions Open: 84-3/16" wide x 39-3/4" deep(quilt leaf fully extended*) x 30-1/2" tall
  • Dimensions Closed: 43-1/2" wide x 23" deep x 31" tall
  • *Quilt Leaf Open: 34-3/8" wide x 20-7/16" deep x 30-3/16" tall
  • The Bertha cabinet opening will accommodate sewing machines no larger than:
    • 22-9/16" wide
    • 11-3/4" deep (front to back)
    • 14-1/2" tall*

*Please measure your machine and include knobs, plugs,etc. that extend beyond the body of machine.

  • Construction: Vinyl laminate/MDF/Composite
  • Airlift Platform Weight Limit: 50 #s
  • Custom Machine Insert Available

Shipping Information

The cabinet ships in 3 boxes, weighing 146 #s, by FedEx or UPS.
Sorry these cannot be shipped to PO Boxes.

Note: If you order the Custom Machine Insert, it will arrive after you receive your cabinet because it can take up to 3 weeks to manufacture.


Manufacturer’s Warranty

The manufacturer Arrow’s warranty is three years from the date of shipment from Arrow’s facility that covers manufacturer’s defects and a 15-day warranty for any shipping damages.

Click or follow link for Arrow’s complete warranty information:

Machines that will not fit / Not recommended:

This lists the sewing machines that Arrow knows do not fit or are not compatible with the Bertha cabinet model 98700, 98701 and 98702.

Baby Lock

  • Destiny


  • Dream VX8500D


  • eXpressive 920 -
    • The sewing machine width of 23.5” is longer than the platform of the Bertha cabinet and the same width as the opening.


  • 15,000, Horizon Memory Craft 15,000
    • The sewing machine width of 23.5” is longer than the platform of the Bertha cabinet and the same width as the opening.


  • Designer Epic


The following machines fit, but with issues:

Baby Lock

  • Ellissimo (BLSO), Ellissimo Gold (BLSOG), Ellissimo Gold 2

The handles of the BabyLock Ellissimo are wider than the opening of the Bertha cabinet and in order to put the machine into the storage position, the handle must be upright when lowering the platform. Then the machine must be tipped forward to allow you to fold the handle down. This must be done in reverse to bring the machine up.


  • Series 7- 780, 750 QE, 710

The machines will fit the opening and platform of the cabinet but the height of the machine does not allow the top right leaf to close completely when the machine is in storage position.


  • Quattro 3 Trilogy LE Innovis 6750D, Quattro 2 7600D, Quattro, NV6000D & NV6500D

The handles of the Brother Quattro are wider than the opening of the Bertha cabinet and in order to put the machine into the storage position, the handle must be upright when lowering the platform. Then the machine must be tipped forward to allow you to fold the handle down. This must be done in reserve to bring the machine up.

*These machines are ones that have known fit issues. Please be advised that this list will change as new models are introduced. It is extremely important to measure your machine prior to ordering to make sure it will fit.


Arrow 98700 Bertha Oak Embroidery Machine Airlift Credenza With Quilting Extension

Arrow's Bertha shown here in oak model 700, was made to fit today's large and heavy sewing and embroidery machines. Her airlift holds a 45 pound machine and will move your sewing machine up and down effortlessly into 3 positions: freearm, flatbed and storage. We have also included the quilt leaf for the back of the cabinet. The leaf will increase your workspace behind the unit, so fragile quilts won't fall on the floor as you pass them through the machine. The leaf slides along a metal rod behind the cabinet for custom positioning to the left of your machine. The two doors on Bertha have a total of 8 storage trays for all your sewing accessories. A cut out in the front allows for machine knee lifters to be used comfortably. Sew with correct posture avoiding stress on your hands, back and neck in any position by sitting in front of your needle for center needle sewing. Curious if your large machine will fit Bertha? The opening will accommodate sewing machines no larger then 22-9/16" wide x 11-3/4" front to back (deep) x 14-1/2" tall.Bertha will fit the new Bernina 830 Viking Sapphire and Babylock Ellisimo.


  • Sew in any position.
  • EZ-Lift air mechanism lets you sew flatbed or free-arm at any height. Also provides easy, effortless storage with a simple push and holds a 45lb. machine!
  • Made to fit new larger heavier sewing and embroidery machines. Opening accommodates machines up to 22 9/16" W x 11 3/4" deep.
  • Sew comfortably with correct posture avoiding stress on your hands, back, and neck in any position by sitting in front of your needle for center needle sewing.
  • Quilt leaf included, extends your work area another 5 square feet behind the cabinet. Your seam construction can be longer and straighter using the quilt leaf because larger fabric won't bunch on the floor and drag your needle.
  • Cut out in front allows for machine knee lifters to be used comfortably.
  • Plenty of storage with 8 notion trays on the inside of the doors.
  • Durable design with composite construction and wood grain laminates.
  • Full cabinet doors conceal the sewing machine and sewing accessories - quilt leaf folds up on back of cabinet, so when fully closed the cabinet is neat and compact.
  • Locking casters for excellent portability and stability.
  • Assembly is a snap! Requires a standard screwdriver, adjustable wrench and hammer/mallet.
  • Includes easy-to-follow instructions, plus a friendly toll-free help number.
  • Special Note: Optional Custom Inserts Are Shaped To Fit Around YOUR Machine (Multiple Inserts Can Be Purchased Separately If You Have Multiple Machines)

Cabinet Dimensions, Weight and Color

  • Open:84" Wide x 39 3/4" Deep (quilt leaf extended)x 30 1/2" High
  • Closed:42" Wide x 19 3/4" Deep x 31 1/2" High
  • Ships in 3 boxes.
  • Weight: 146 lbs

Manufacturers Warranty

1 Year Replacement on Defective or Missing Parts. Warranty Bonus! Once you receive your new Arrow sewing cabinet log onto the Arrow Cabinet manufacturers website, fill out the online survey and they will Double Your Warranty!


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If for some reason your purchase does not fulfill your needs you can return it within 30 days from receipt of the product (according to UPS or Fed-Ex delivery records). Simply call for a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number (Note: No RMA will be issued without original packing.), and we will give you proper instruction on returning your purchase. We cannot accept returns without a Return Merchandise Authorization number, so be sure to call us first. Shipping is non-refundable, and items purchased originally with Free Shipping will have actual original shipping fees deducted from the refund.  Extended Warranties are also non-refundable, and items with free Extended Warranties will be refunded less the retail price of the Extended Warranty that was provided. Providing your purchase is repacked according to factory standards and without excess wear there is no restocking fee.

*The 30-Day Return Policy applies to all items we sell except the following non-returnable products.
  • Any item without original packing 
  • Quilter's Cruise Control products 
  • Grace frames, hoops and frame related products including Sure Stitch & Speed Controls 
  • Software, computer hardware, & embroidery design cards unless unopened. Opened but not installed are still Not returnable 
  • Sewing cabinets, cutting tables, sewing chairs, cabinet inserts, and quilting table extensions 
  • Industrial sewing machines, industrial sergers, industrial irons, industrial cutting equipment, industrial tables, industrial stands, & industrial motors 
  • Extended warranties 
  • Any special-order items

Note: Unless otherwise noted, sewing machines and vacuums are not intended for commercial use. Any commercial use of a home sewing machine or vacuum constitutes abuse of the product and will void all warranties, including the 30-Day Return Policy.


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7 Reviews

  • 4
    sewing table easy enough to assemble following precise instructions.

    Posted by mike ehlert on 22nd Apr 2022

    assembled sewing center one day. went back to check it out next morning, found quilting table extension was on floor. four long screwa that support metal pivot brackets had snapped off at heads. leaving table on floor and remainder off screw shank impossible to remove from mounting holes. now that was a real bummer! get better at designing that mount support.

  • 4
    The cabinet is well designed.

    Posted by Erika Hirsch on 21st Jul 2013

    The cabinet is well designed. It took longer than expected to together and had a lot of parts. The airlift system was extremely hard to operate at first. After spraying it multiple times with WD40 it loosened up some. Overall, I am satisfied with the product. It is a good buy compared to other cabinets on the market.

  • 5
    Wonderful sewing cabinet

    Posted by Unknown on 15th Dec 2012

    Sturdy, quality cabinet. Not difficult to assemble. Arrived speedily and my sewing machine fit perfectly. I love it.

  • 3
    husband .

    Posted by Fred Muhleisen on 12th Jan 2012

    by far the best set of directions for assembly i have ever encountered. Quality of product is better than expected. Will purchase from again!!!!

  • 5

    Posted by Debbie on 12th Jan 2012

    This cabinet was easy to put together and a well built cabinet. When I have to put furniture together I expect at least one thing to go wrong but everything was perfect!

  • 5
    Love this cabinet!

    Posted by Peg W on 12th Jan 2012

    I absolutely love this cabinet, and the price from SewVac Direct is a steal. Plan to have 2 people spend a good 3 - 4 hours to assemble, but it is well worth it when it is finished. We had a bit of trouble as my husband and I were assembling it, but the manufacturer was great to work with for questions. This is one of the only cabinets I found that actually lets you sit in front of the needle part of the machine instead of centered on the machine. Makes both sewing and embroidery much more comfortable.

  • 5
    excellent quality.

    Posted by James Rousseau on 12th Jan 2012

    this cabinet is very easy put is well built and supports a larger than average machine.i only wish it came with enclosed bottom for extra storage which i will put in