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The multi-purpose professional. Our Top-of-the-line overlocker/serger, the 1300MDC offer the widest selection of stitch formations, including a variety of 2,3 and 4-thread Overlock stitches, Coverstitches and Chainstitches.

The creative one: adapting, combining and saving stitches
  • mtc (micro thread control) system
  • Swing-out upper-knife arm
  • Safety switch
  • LCD screen
  • A host of premium features

    24 Stitch variations
    4 Coverstitches (4/3 threads)
    7 Overlock stitches (2 threads)
    8 Overlock stitches (4/3 threads)
    5 Chainstitches + Overlock stitches
    Patented Micro Thread Control (mtc) for perfect seam edges on all fabrics
    Rolled hems at the flick of a lever
    Patented Swing-out presser foot for easier needle changing and threading
    Simplified Lay-In threading
    LCD screen aids in preparing the machine and can store personal settings
    Adjustable stitch length while sewing
    Adjustable differential feed while sewing
    Adjustable presser foot pressure
    Professional upper knife drive for added cutting power
    Accessories always handy inside the front cover
    1500 stitches per minute
    BERNINA Presser Feet included: 4
    Combination Overlock/Coverstitch Foot with Tape Guide
    Coverstitch Compensating Foot
    Blindstitch Foot
    Elasticator Foot
    Additional presser feet and accessories are available from your BERNINA Store

    mtc system for optimal thread control
    The BERNINA 1300 MDC’s patented mtc (micro thread control) system is a genuine technical highlight, permitting precise adjustment of the over-edge thread length at the simple turn of the control dial. The 1300 MDC’s micro-thread control affords you optimal thread control and perfect sewing results, regardless of the stitch chosen or the material of your project – a clever feature guaranteeing the highest stitch quality to ambitious sergers and commercial workshops alike.


    Swing-out upper-knife arm for more space
    The BERNINA 1300 MDC’s upper-knife arm can be swung out laterally from the locking mechanism to provide you with more room for working. When you don’t wish to trim the fabric edge or when you’re working in coverstitch mode, this gives you an additional advantage in terms of sewing ease, providing you with more space to give rein to your creativity. Once you wish to use the knife again, a simple turn of a knob returns it to its place – easily and effortlessly.


    Automatic safety switch
    When the BERNINA 1300 MDC’s looper cover or free-arm cover is opened, a safety switch is automatically activated that prevents accidental operation of the serger. This means that the BERNINA 1300 MDC offers greater safety during thread changes and threading up – cleverly thought-out and harmoniously designed down to the last detail.

    Key information always in view: the LCD screen
    The BERNINA 1300 MDC’s LCD screen permanently displays all important stitch parameters at a glance, so the personal settings and default values of your chosen stitches are always in view. What’s more, the LCD display helps you set the right thread tension: the recommended tension is displayed for you on the screen, and your individually set values can even be stored in the BERNINA 1300 MDC’s memory. Your settings will then still be available, even if you switch to another stitch from time to time.

    Convenient features for smooth, speedy serging
    The BERNINA 1300 MDC boasts a wealth of convenient functions which let you work smoothly and keep interruptions to a minimum. One of the 1300 MDC’s features, for example, is a rolled-hem lever allowing you to switch effortlessly to a rolled-hem stitch and back, without having to change the stitch plate or presser foot. The automatic threading aids, handwheel position indicator (allowing you to find the right needle and lower-looper position for needle change in a flash) and swing-out presser foot (enabling speedy threading) are also particularly ergonomic and time-saving. The most important accessories are easily accessible, being neatly stored in the looper door – so you’ll never waste precious time looking for them.

    Front Foot Lift for bulky projects
    The BERNINA 1300 MDC features the patented BERNINA Front Foot Lift, which gives an additional lift to the tip of the presser foot, enabling you to easily and accurately position and guide bulky projects and multiple layers of fabric without squeezing. There’s even plenty of room under the presser foot for hand-knits, or multiple layers of fleece – making the 1300 MDC ideal also for very bulky materials which are often difficult to accommodate under a standard presser foot – and giving you space for your creativity like never before!
  • US Warranty 5 year limited warranty on defects in materials and workmanship.
  • Non-US Warranty: 30 days parts and labor
Specifications
Instruction Manual for Bernina 1300MDC Overlocker Serger

The multi-purpose professional.

Our Top-of-the-line overlocker/serger, the 1300MDC offer the widest selection of stitch formations, including a variety of 2,3 and 4-thread Overlock stitches, Coverstitches and Chainstitches.

  • 24 Stitch variations
  • 4 Coverstitches (4/3 threads)
  • 7 Overlock stitches (2 threads)
  • 8 Overlock stitches (4/3 threads)
  • 5 Chainstitches + Overlock stitches
  • Patented Micro Thread Control (mtc) for perfect seam edges on all fabrics
  • Rolled hems at the flick of a lever
  • Patented Swing-out presser foot for easier needle changing and threading
  • Simplified Lay-In threading
  • LCD screen aids in preparing the machine and can store personal settings
  • Adjustable stitch length while sewing
  • Adjustable differential feed while sewing
  • Adjustable presser foot pressure
  • Professional upper knife drive for added cutting power
  • Accessories always handy inside the front cover
  • 1500 stitches per minute

    BERNINA Presser Feet included: 4
  • Combination Overlock/Coverstitch Foot with Tape Guide
  • Coverstitch Compensating Foot
  • Blindstitch Foot
  • Elasticator Foot

    Dimensions:
    Height: 11.65"
    Width: 10.23"
    Length: 11.81"
    Weight: 19.83 lbs.

    How to thread your serger / overlocker - BERNINA 1300 MDC / 1150 MDA tutorial part 1. Knowing how to thread a serger / overlocker will open a whole new world of creative possibilities. In this video tutorial, we show you how to thread the BERNINA 1300MDC and 1150 MDA serger / overlocker and how to adjust settings, e.g. by fine tuning the over-the-edge thread length with the patented mtc micro thread control.


    BERNINA Overlocker 1300 MDC / 1150 MDA - Part 2. The BERNINA overlocker 1300 MDC and 1150 MDA make creative sewing easier than ever before - particularly the patented mtc micro thread control for fine-tuning of the over-edge thread length, the cover stitch and the 5-thread safety stitch. This instructional video provides information on the main functions and features of the BERNINA 1300 MDC or 1150 MDA. Please also check out the second and third part of this video tutorial to learn more about this outstanding product
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    See Current Videos on Bernina 1150MDA and 1300MDC Sergers

    Limited WARRANTY
    BERNINA International AG warrants the product to be free of defects in workmanship and materials under normal use. Warranty is valid to the original purchaser for private, non-commercial use and is limited to the repair or replacement of original parts by an authorized BERNINA Dealer. Warranty is limited to the cost of the affected part and does not include labor charges. The warranty extends from the date of purchase for a period of: 1 Year for Electrical Parts, 1 Year for Printed Circuit Boards, and 5 Years for Mechanical Parts.
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icon Micro Thread Control: mtc system for optimal thread control. The BERNINA 1300 MDC’s patented mtc (micro thread control) system is a genuine technical highlight, permitting precise adjustment of the over-edge thread length at the simple turn of the control dial. The 1300 MDC’s micro-thread control affords you optimal thread control and perfect sewing results, regardless of the stitch chosen or the material of your project – a clever feature guaranteeing the highest stitch quality to ambitious sergers and commercial workshops alike.

icon Swing-out upper-knife arm for more space. The BERNINA 1300 MDC’s upper-knife arm can be swung out laterally from the locking mechanism to provide you with more room for working. When you don’t wish to trim the fabric edge or when you’re working in coverstitch mode, this gives you an additional advantage in terms of sewing ease, providing you with more space to give rein to your creativity. Once you wish to use the knife again, a simple turn of a knob returns it to its place – easily and effortlessly.

icon Automatic safety switch. When the BERNINA 1300 MDC’s looper cover or free-arm cover is opened, a safety switch is automatically activated that prevents accidental operation of the serger. This means that the BERNINA 1300 MDC offers greater safety during thread changes and threading up – cleverly thought-out and harmoniously designed down to the last detail.

icon Key information always in view: the LCD screen. The BERNINA 1300 MDC’s LCD screen permanently displays all important stitch parameters at a glance, so the personal settings and default values of your chosen stitches are always in view. What’s more, the LCD display helps you set the right thread tension: the recommended tension is displayed for you on the screen, and your individually set values can even be stored in the BERNINA 1300 MDC’s memory. Your settings will then still be available, even if you switch to another stitch from time to time.

icon Front Foot Lift for bulky projects. The BERNINA 1300 MDC features the patented BERNINA Front Foot Lift, which gives an additional lift to the tip of the presser foot, enabling you to easily and accurately position and guide bulky projects and multiple layers of fabric without squeezing. There’s even plenty of room under the presser foot for hand-knits, or multiple layers of fleece – making the 1300 MDC ideal also for very bulky materials which are often difficult to accommodate under a standard presser foot – and giving you space for your creativity like never before!

icon LCD screen aids in preparing the machine and can store personal settings

icon Accessories always handy inside the front cover