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Thursday, August 4, 2011

More 830 Awesomeness

I only got about half a day in the studio yesterday--too many other things to wrap up before I start my new job on Monday.

I'm working on a KitchenAid mixer cover for my mom, and of course, *had* to do embroidery on it.
Here are some of the really cool features for embroidery on the 830:

  •  The machine stops immediately when a thread breaks or runs out, so no need to back up and much less time lost from "threadless sewing".
  • When you combine designs onscreen, you can combine colors with the touch of a button. Ex: you choose two designs, both use 3 colors. Click the reduce colors button and the machine combines the similar colors so you have half as many thread changes and faster stitchout.
  • The start button does everything: If you need to raise the presser foot to clean out the bobbin case or rethread, you don't have to lower it to get going again. Just hold the start button, and the machine lowers the presser foot and resume stitching.
Here are a couple of pictures of the embroidery. I'll post more pics when the cover is done.

Happy Sewing!


  1. Hi, I'm thinking to get my first Bernina. Currently I'm using Viking quilt designer II. I can't afford to buy Bernina 830, but 730 got no thread cutter, automatic foot lift, automatic pivot and so on ... I have no idea what to do, but I really want to upgrade to embroidery machine , but keep basic features that all vikings got :(
    I know you have both, 830 and 730. Please give me some advise.

  2. Sorry for the late response. The 730 DOES have a thread cutter and though the foot does not lift automatically, it does come with the free hand system (you use your knee to lift and drop the presser foot). My best advice is go to your local dealer, test drive the machines and get the one that best fits your needs and budget.