The BEST Just Got BETTER!
Featuring the Embroidery PLUS Upgrade for the B 880 & B 790 and the new BERNINA Midi Hoop!
If you embroider with a B 880 or B 790, you already know the meaning of high performance. We at BERNINA believe that performance is never static, that it can continually be improved. It’s no surprise then, that we are taking embroidery to the next level with the Embroidery PLUS Upgrade for our top two models.
The Embroidery PLUS upgrades will add to your B 880 & B 790:
- New practical embroidery features
- New embroidery designs and
- Include the new BERNINA Midi Hoop
Now for the goodies!
Enhanced Editing Functions
How would you like a simple way to place, orient and size a design just by pointing out where it should go on your fabric? Pinpoint placement does just that by letting you place your design on the fabric exactly where you want it. Fast and precise, even without using the hoop template.
Undo & Redo:
Undo is your friend! Have you ever touched the wrong button and ended up with an unwanted change? No problem: simply touch Undo and the booboo is fixed! You can also Redo steps while editing or combining designs to return to your previous position.
Group & Ungroup:
Combine designs to edit all at one time with Group: it’s wonderful in making sure design elements stay together! Use Ungroup to break apart designs (even breaking apart words to individual letters) to edit individually. This is great for assigning a mix of colors within a single word. Think kids’ projects and holiday decorations.
When we combine designs on the screen, we don’t always add the elements in exactly the order we intend to stitch them out. Sometimes we add details at the end because they have to work with the rest of the design. When you need to rearrange the stitch-out sequence, simply rearrange the design layers. You can combine Rearrange with the Group function for quick re-sequencing of your design.
Intuitive & very easy to use
Need help with a specific embroidery technique? The best machine combined with the best embroidery technique information will deliver the best embroidery results. For each embroidery technique and fabric you select, the Embroidery Consultant helps you choose the correct foot, needle, thread and stabilizer.
Select measurement system – inches or mm:
Now your embroidery will measure up! You can now choose to have the size of an embroidery design and the dimensions of your hoops displayed in inches or mm, whichever best suits your work style.
Your machine will now read most popular file formats:
A Touch of Perfection
Thread Away Mode:
With the PLUS Upgrade, your machine will now pull the threads down to the underside for clean embroidery results on the top. You can even select the length of jump stitches that will trigger thread cuts. Note that the application of this feature varies according to the stitch properties of individual embroidery designs. The left side of the picture below shows what the embroidery looks like if Thread Away is activated. The right side show what it would look like without.
Invisible & Smart Secure:
Embroiderers know that securing the beginning and end points in their designs is important so they don’t become undone. And ideally, securing stitches should go unseen. Thanks to the PLUS Upgrade, Invisible Secure will sew tie-on/tie-off stitches in the same direction as the embroidery stitches, making them invisible. Better yet, Smart Secure will add tie-on and tie-off stitches to a design if none are found in the file.
More New Stuff!
BERNINA Midi Hoop, stitch patterns & new embroidery alphabets
BERNINA Midi Hoop: Perfect size meets super easy-to-use!
While most embroidery designs fit within a large embroidery hoop, wouldn’t it be great if such a hoop was also the easiest to use? Well, your wish has come true with the New BERNINA Midi Hoop. Thanks to its ergonomic twist-lock mechanism (a BERNINA Exclusive feature), you can easily tighten the hoop with just a minimal twist of your hand for total, even tension on the fabric. So your hooping is now easier, faster and better!
The size of the Midi Hoop is 10.5” tall x 6.5” wide (265 x 165 mm)
New Embroidery Designs:
With the PLUS Upgrade you receive a lot of new built-in embroidery designs, included monograms with frames, in-the-hoop projects, and stitch patterns for special application techniques.
New Embroidery Alphabets:
We can always use new lettering styles. The PLUS Upgrade gives you 9 new built-in alphabets. Here’s a sampling of 4 of them: Curly, Happy Times, Deco and Rounded.
How does it work?
See it in action:
To see the features of the Embroidery PLUS Upgrade in action watch the following video:
To Install the Embroidery PLUS Upgrade:
- Update: Update your B 880 or B 790 with the latest firmware. During the update process your machine ID will be generated.
- The latest firmware for the B 880 is available for download. Click here to download.
- The latest firmware for the B 790 is available for download at. Click here to download.
- Register: Go to www.bernina.com/embroidery-plus/activation and fill in your machine ID and the product key from the Embroidery PLUS upgrade pack. This will generate the activation key.
- Upgrade: Enter your activation key into your machine to enable the embroidery features included in this upgrade.
The whole process is illustrated in the following 2 videos: