BERNINA L 890 Garment Sew Along with Grainline Studio

Bernina L890 Airy Top and Comfy Dress Garment Sew-Along with Grainline Studio

Did you know April is National Serger Month? To celebrate that, and the launch of the new L 890 Overlocker, we’ve put together a fun sew-along for you all! Throughout the month of April, I’ll be walking you through the steps to sew up the free Airy Top and Comfy Dress patterns that I created to accompany the L890. For other versions of the patterns, please see the bottom of this post. We’ll be sewing up three different garments using this pattern and just your L 890 Overlocker – no sewing machine needed!

We’d love to have you join in! I’ll be covering everything from printing your PDF Pattern, to choosing your size, to every aspect of the sewing process. If you’re new to garment sewing, or just new to your L 890 this is a perfect series to gain confidence and pick up new tips & tricks. In our first video in the series I’ll be giving you an overview of the patterns, going over the tools and supplies you’ll need to complete your own garments, and talking about fabric choice for each of the garments. I hope you’ll sew along with us and discover just how fun garment sewing with an overlocker can be!

Patterns

BERNINA L 890 Garment Sew Along with Grainline Studio

BERNINA L 890 Garment Sew Along with Grainline Studio, Part 1: Introduction

BERNINA L 890 Garment Sew Along with Grainline Studio, Part 2: Pattern Prep

BERNINA L 890 Garment Sew Along with Grainline Studio, Part 3: Sizing

BERNINA L 890 Garment Sew Along with Grainline Studio, Part 4: Cutting

15 thoughts on “BERNINA L 890 Garment Sew Along with Grainline Studio

  1. What is the procedure for the April garment sew a long with Grainline Studio for signing up, costs, etc.?

    Also I like good quality knit. Any suggestions what type to purchase? Thank you

    1. It’s free to join in, all the videos will be posted here and to the BERNINA YouTube page! As far as knit, I’m using a jersey knit from Robert Kaufman for the knit airy top and I highly recommend RK’s ponte knit if you’re making the dress. It’s the best ponte I’ve found and sews beautifully!

  2. Oh this sounds like so much fun & the perfect learning experience!!!

    Can we participate in this sew along even if we don’t have the L 890, or a Bernina overlocker? I have a 23-year old, 4-thread serger that I’ve only rarely used, and I’d love this opportunity to become more familiar with it.

    I understand how it works, and I know how to thread it (even the loopers!), but with more use, I believe I can do more, and better with it.

    I’m also of the “old-school” where a serger was only used for finishing seams & rolled-hems. I really want to learn the newer techniques so I can make full use of it.

    I love my Bernina machines dearly, and I look forward to upgrading my little serger to a Bernina “Lovely” overlocker soon!

    Thank you!

    1. You can, we’d love to have you join in! You’ll just need the ability to do a 4-thread overlock stitch, 5-thread combo stitch, 2 thread cover stitch, and a chainstitch to follow along with the lessons.

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