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Bernina 880 Plus

The ultimate in sewing technology: The Bernina 880 Plus is the queen of Bernina sewing and embroidery machines. It features a huge selection of stitches, stitch patterns, lettering and embroidery designs, as well as the most modern software and sophisticated functions. Ease effortlessly into your work with the automatic threading system, the Bernina Stitch Regulator and the Bernina Dual Feed, and enjoy the needle penetration power when working with thick materials, the high speed and the extra large working area. Innovations such as the Color Wheel, Shape Designer and Stitch Designer assist users in creating their own designs and stitches. In a nutshell, the new Bernina 880 Plus is the perfect machine for those with a passion for sewing, embroidery and quilting.

Bernina 880 Plus is the ultimate in sewing, embroidery and quilting.

Imagine a machine that automatically responds to your needs. The presser foot automatically lowers at the start of a seam and lifts again at the end. Thread is cut for you at the end of a seam or color change in embroidery. The feed dog raises and lowers automatically for free-motion stitching and embroidery. Fully automatic threading only takes the touch of a button. Those features and many more are yours with the Bernina 880 Plus.

Bernina 880 Plus Features

Beautiful embroidery every time

  • Place your design exactly where you want
  • Clean embroidery results on the top
  • Intuitive & very easy to use

The B 880 Plus is enriched with exciting embroidery features like Pinpoint Placement, Enhanced Editing Functions, Total Embroidery Stitch Control and much more.

Extended Free Arm

The Bernina 880 Plus includes a meticulously engineered extended free arm area. Handle large projects with ease on the 12 inches of space to the right of the needle and five inches in height. Enjoy the benefit and expand your creativity with the jumbo embroidery field and the extra-large area sewing area.

Photo of Bernina 880 showing long freearm

Extensive Stitch and Design Library

The Bernina 880 Plus includes a library of over 1,764 stitches, each conveniently stored by category for a wide variety of applications. You’ll find the perfect stitch for every sewing project. Customize your projects with any of the over 400 high-quality embroidery designs, including motifs by well-known designers. Twelve font styles are perfect for personalizing your projects. Need to make buttonholes? This machine comes with 20 buttonholes ready to sew at just a touch. Forty utility stitches round out the complement of built-in stitches.

Photo of Bernina 880 showing different stitches in the stitch library

Modern Color Touchscreen

The seven-inch touchscreen on the Bernina 880 Plus offers high-resolution images and brilliant colors. Choose from a wealth of innovative functions with the cutting-edge touchscreen technology. The Bernina 880 Plus offers drag and drop, vertical scrolling and the swipe function for deleting motifs easily. You can customize your screen with numerous personalized settings.

Photo of Bernina 880 showing large color touchscreen

The Stitch Designer

Edit any of the hundreds of built-in designs or create your own stitches with the innovative Stitch Designer. Simply draw your ideas directly on the screen. The Bernina 880 converts the design with a click into a stitch pattern. You can also change and save existing stitches. The possibilities are endless and your stitch library is continually expanding.

Photo of Bernina 880 showing screen when using stitch designer

The Shape Designer

Use the Embroidery Shaping function to duplicating embroidery designs with one click. Then arrange them in a desired formation. Whether in a circle, square or heart, new and unconventional designs emerge.

Photo of Bernina 880 showing the screen when using shape designer

The Color Wheel

With 400 built-in designs and alphabets, embroidery is just a click away. Load your own motifs into the machine via two USB ports. Change designs easily with the the Color Wheel. It is so easy to coordinate to your favorite color scheme before you start embroidering. This makes it easy to choose the most beautiful colors for your embroidery project.

Photo of Bernina 880 showing the color wheel


Distort the stitch patterns in 0.01 mm steps to the right or to the left as well as forward or backward with the distortion feature. You can also combine distorted stitch patterns.

Photo of Bernina 880 showing screen when using the distortion feature

Endless embroidery options

Mirror image, rotate, combine and resize designs right on the color touch screen. Built-in basting boxes hold difficult to hoop items in place for embroidery. Create arched lettering effects, adjust design density and even bring decorative stitches into embroidery. Automatically color sort complex combinations, preview alternate color options on screen with the help of the Color Wheel, and save to your machine or a USB stick. Wish to stitch out border designs? The Endless Embroidery function will walk you right through the process. Finally, you’ll love Absolute Check for perfect design placement.

Additional Features

  • Sews up to 1200 stitches per minute
  • Embroidery speed up to 1000 stitches per minute
  • Stitch memory
  • Large removable extension table
  • Extra-large bobbins
  • Free arm
  • Dual feed
  • On screen animation and tutorials
  • Automatic needle threader
  • Reverse stitch
  • Mirror image
  • 360° directional sewing
  • Two USB ports, a headphone jack and a port for connecting a monitor

Standard Accessories

  • Snap on presser feet
    • Standard
    • Buttonhole
    • Buttonhole with slide
    • Overlock
    • Blind stitch
    • Zipper
    • Button
    • Open embroidery
    • Sideways motion
    • Patchwork
  • Long shank adaptor
  • Knee lift
  • Screwdriver
  • Lint brush
  • Extra bobbins and needles
  • Owner’s manual
  • BSR – BERNINA Stitch Regulator
  • 3 Embroidery hoops (1 small/1 medium/1 large)
  • Extra-large extension table
  • Dust cover
  • Instructional DVD


Weight 44 lbs

Help, tips & tricks

There are many tools built into the Bernina 880 to assist you with your sewing and embroidery. Use the sewing adviser to select the appropriate stitch and the right needle. The creative consultant helps you make the necessary adjustments for the desired sewing and embroidery application. Tutorials demonstrate important steps, helping you thread the machine, thread the bobbin, or activate the Bernina Dual Feed. Watch tutorials with simple, animated instructions right on your machine.

If you want to buy a sewing machine that will help you become an expert and make your work look meticulously crafted, the Bernina 880 is an excellent choice. It gives you the option to do typical consumer-level projects, yet it still offers you enough technology to help you improve your skills and create exactly what you envision. A heavy-duty sewing machine like the Bernina 880 is a golden opportunity for any aspiring or experienced sewer.

Take it for a Test Drive

Stop in to one of our Denver-area Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum stores and see this marvelous machine in action.

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