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The Versatile Performer, This mid-range Overlocker/Serger offers all the key BERNINA features for overlocking, combining ease-of-use, precision and performance. With a full library of stitch formations, it will complement your sewing machine for a professional finish on any project.

BERNINA 1150MDA, The versatile one for professional tasks
  • mtc (micro thread control) system
  • Professional knife drive from above
  • Handwheel position indicator
  • Front Foot Lift
  • Differential feed

    mtc system: Precise control of over-edge thread length
    The BERNINA 1150 MDA features the patented mtc (micro thread control) system, permitting precise setting of the over-edge thread length via a simple control dial – thus guaranteeing you the perfect seam at the turn of a knob, for all materials and stitches. This micro thread control is responsible for the 1150 MDA’s accurate sewing results, which will wow you with their precision: ideal for ambitious sergers and commercial workshops alike.

    Professional knife drive from above
    The BERNINA 1150 MDA is designed to work with a wide range of materials. Thanks to its high cutting force, its knife drive can cope as accurately with heavy fabrics and thick fabric layers as with lightweight and delicate ones. Even denim, heavy linen fabrics and hand-knit projects won’t deflect the upper knife of the BERNINA 1150 MDA, so all fabric edges can be trimmed effortlessly and accurately – precise, highest-quality serging for a host of creative projects.

    Handwheel position indicator
    That the BERNINA 1150 MDA was developed down to the last detail for smooth, ergonomic operation can also be seen from its innovative handwheel position indicator. By consulting the vision panel during a thread change, you’ll be able to tell at a glance when the needles and lower looper are in the ideal position for threading. The BERNINA 1150 MDA saves you precious time by keeping the time needed for a thread change to a minimum.

    Front Foot Lift for bulky projects
    The Front Foot Lift lets you raise the tip of the presser foot of the BERNINA 1150 MDA, allowing you to position and guide bulky materials with far greater comfort. This means that the BERNINA 1150 MDA offers higher reliability and greater sewing ease when working with thick layers of fabric or hand-knits, since the fabric layers needn’t be squeezed together in order to fit under the presser foot – a ‘plus’ for smooth, easy serging, even with heavy materials.

    Patented differential feed for ideal control of gathering
    With the BERNINA 1150 MDA, puckered or wavy seams in knits are a thing of the past: a simple turn of the dial adjusts the patented BERNINA differential feed to the material in question. This clever feature allows you optimum control over the feed, effectively preventing unintentionally wavy, puckered seams. Should you wish to gather the seam, the gathering process is infinitely adjustable with a simple turn of a knob. This lets you use the 1150 MDA for impressive creative techniques, where you alone decide whether and how much to gather your seams.

    Built-in threader for two needles
    The BERNINA 1150 MDA’s built-in needle threader greatly simplifies the threading of both needles. This means that after a thread change, you can return to your sewing in no time flat – a convenient aid that enables smooth operation and noticeably shortens interruptions due to thread changes.

    Elasticator foot and Blindstitch foot included as standard
    The BERNINA 1150 MDA comes with an elasticator foot and a blindstitich foot as standard – the latter of which is used for sewing invisible blind hems. Particularly impressive is the fact that the elasticator doesn’t just guide the elastic while it is being serged in, but also stretches it, for a perfectly fitting garment – a clever accessory e.g. for sport and leisure clothing, lingerie, and home textiles.
  • 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 1150MDA Serger

The Versatile Performer.

This mid-range Overlocker/Serger offers all the key BERNINA features for overlocking, combining ease-of-use, precision and performance. With a full library of stitch formations, it will complement your sewing machine for a professional finish on any project.

  • 15 Stitch variations
  • 7 Overlock stitches (2 threads)
  • 8 Overlock stitches (4/3 threads)
  • 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
  • Built-in needle threader (for both needles)
  • 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: 3
  • Standard/Overlock Foot with Tape Guide
  • Elasticator Foot
  • Blindstitch Foot

    Dimensions:
    Height: 11.65"
    Width: 10.23"
    Length: 11.81"

    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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Included Accessories
  • Standard Overcast, Seam and Roll Hem Foot with Tape Guide on machine
  • Blindstitch Foot
  • Elastic Foot
Other Images

icon Micro Thread Control mtc system: Precise control of over-edge thread length. The BERNINA 1150 MDA features the patented mtc (micro thread control) system, permitting precise setting of the over-edge thread length via a simple control dial – thus guaranteeing you the perfect seam at the turn of a knob, for all materials and stitches. This micro thread control is responsible for the 1150 MDA’s accurate sewing results, which will wow you with their precision: ideal for ambitious sergers and commercial workshops alike.

icon Professional knife drive from above The BERNINA 1150 MDA is designed to work with a wide range of materials. Thanks to its high cutting force, its knife drive can cope as accurately with heavy fabrics and thick fabric layers as with lightweight and delicate ones. Even denim, heavy linen fabrics and hand-knit projects won’t deflect the upper knife of the BERNINA 1150 MDA, so all fabric edges can be trimmed effortlessly and accurately – precise, highest-quality serging for a host of creative projects.

icon Handwheel position indicator That the BERNINA 1150 MDA was developed down to the last detail for smooth, ergonomic operation can also be seen from its innovative handwheel position indicator. By consulting the vision panel during a thread change, you’ll be able to tell at a glance when the needles and lower looper are in the ideal position for threading. The BERNINA 1150 MDA saves you precious time by keeping the time needed for a thread change to a minimum.

icon Front Foot Lift for bulky projects The Front Foot Lift lets you raise the tip of the presser foot of the BERNINA 1150 MDA, allowing you to position and guide bulky materials with far greater comfort. This means that the BERNINA 1150 MDA offers higher reliability and greater sewing ease when working with thick layers of fabric or hand-knits, since the fabric layers needn’t be squeezed together in order to fit under the presser foot – a ‘plus’ for smooth, easy serging, even with heavy materials.

icon Patented differential feed for ideal control of gathering. With the BERNINA 1150 MDA, puckered or wavy seams in knits are a thing of the past: a simple turn of the dial adjusts the patented BERNINA differential feed to the material in question. This clever feature allows you optimum control over the feed, effectively preventing unintentionally wavy, puckered seams. Should you wish to gather the seam, the gathering process is infinitely adjustable with a simple turn of a knob. This lets you use the 1150 MDA for impressive creative techniques, where you alone decide whether and how much to gather your seams.

icon Built-in threader for two needles. The BERNINA 1150 MDA’s built-in needle threader greatly simplifies the threading of both needles. This means that after a thread change, you can return to your sewing in no time flat – a convenient aid that enables smooth operation and noticeably shortens interruptions due to thread changes.

icon Elasticator foot and Blindstitch foot included as standard. The BERNINA 1150 MDA comes with an elasticator foot and a blindstitich foot as standard – the latter of which is used for sewing invisible blind hems. Particularly impressive is the fact that the elasticator doesn’t just guide the elastic while it is being serged in, but also stretches it, for a perfectly fitting garment – a clever accessory e.g. for sport and leisure clothing, lingerie, and home textiles.