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The L220 is a dedicated Coverstich/Chainstitch machine, ideal for professional finishes. Hems with Coverstitch as well as seams and gathering with the Chainstitch are made faster and more professional with the L220.

  • Cover hem and chain stitch for a professional look.
  • Automatic looper threader
  • Flat joining seam with coverstitch
  • Simple hem with coverstitch
  • Adjustable differential feed while sewing
  • Elastic application
  • 4 Stitch variations
  • 3 Coverstitches (4/3 threads)
  • 1 Chainstitch (2 threads)
  • Automatic looper threader
  • Adjustable stitch length while sewing
  • Adjustable differential feed while sewing
  • Adjustable presser foot pressure
  • 1300 stitches per minute

    Professional-looking finish in a single step
    Working with an overlocker/serger sewing speed of up to 1,300 stitches/minute means saving time. Sewing projects take shape quickly and with little effort. Innovative features make BERNINA overlockers/sergers delightfully easy to use, ensuring professional quality down to the last stitch. The overlocker/serger is a perfect companion to the sewing machine as a specialist in coverstitch and chainstitch.

    Automatic looper threader
    With the BERNINA L 220’s fuss-free automatic chain looper threader, you’ll stay cool during the threading process while getting to know one of the nicest sides of the L 220 – its amazing user-friendliness. The L 220 virtually threads itself, with just a little help from you. Flip open the lid, press down the threader, thread the looper, release the threader, and that’s it – threading has never been so easy! Yet another way in which sewing with the BERNINA L 220 is a pleasure right from the start.

    Flat joining seam with coverstitch
    With some clothes, nothing should rub against your skin. The coverstitch provides perfectly flat joining seams for superior wearing comfort. The 3-thread narrow coverstitch is the perfect flat hem for all stretch fabrics; it also can be used as a decorative topstitch seam for T-shirts, sportswear, knit and jersey garments, lingerie and sweatshirts.

    Simple hem with coverstitch
    Measuring 5 mm or 2.5 mm, this coverstitch has the precise width most often used in ready-to-wear clothing, so garments will look professional.

    Elastic Application
    Create a professional-looking elasticized edge for sportswear and children’s clothing. Stitch elastic to the raw edge of the fabric, turn and topstitch. The resulting edge is stretchy, durable and retains its shape.

    Adjustable differential feed while sewing
    What do you do when fabric waves or puckers while it’s being sewn? This often happens with knits or fine fabrics, and it’s annoying when you want everything to look picture-perfect. With the BERNINA L 220, you can simply “tune out” effects like this, thanks to the infinitely variable differential feed. You can even do this while you’re sewing — simply “tune” the BERNINA
    L 220’s differential feed dial on the outer right hand side of the machine as necessary. This way the fabric only gathers when you want it to, since – conveniently – the same control used to prevent puckering is also used to achieve a controlled gathering effect.
  • US Warranty 25 years head, 5 years electronics, 1 years labor
  • Non-US Warranty: 30 days parts and labor
Specifications
Instruction Manual for Bernina L220 Cover Hem and Chain Stitch Machine

BERNINA overlocker/serger L 220: first steps, stitching preparationThe BERNINA L 220 is a compact specialist machine for cover and chain stitches using two or three needles. Our first video tutorial clearly demonstrates how to set up your BERNINA L 220 ready for use from the box: a few quick steps assemble the thread guiding device, bobbin holder and foot switch, and allow you to turn your overlocker/serger machine on to start your sewing project. Even the basic settings can be easily and conveniently set in seconds. This allows you to experience the ease of use and simple operation of the BERNINA L 220 right from the get go -- simply BERNINA.


BERNINA overlocker/serger L 220: threading and sewing a cover stitchThe BERNINA L 220 overlocker/serger impresses right from the threading stage thanks to its simple operation and clever design. Clear colour markings allow you to see at a glance how the threads should be positioned -- without having to look up complicated pages in the manual.


BERNINA overlocker/serger L 220: sewing the perfect chain stitch.This video tutorial shows you how to set up and adjust the settings on your BERNINA L 220 overlocker/serger in order to create precise and resilient chain stitch seams.


BERNINA overlocker/serger L 220: tips and tricks, fine-tuning.At the end of our BERNINA L 220 overlocker/serger tutorial, we have a wealth of tips and tricks to allow you to achieve even more accurate and precise sewing results. The overlocker L 220 offers a wealth of fine-tuning options.


Professional Cover and Chainstitches
The L220 is a dedicated Coverstich/Chainstitch machine, ideal for professional finishes. Hems with Coverstitch as well as seams and gathering with the Chainstitch are made faster and more professional with the L220.

Supply Limited

  • 4 Stitch variations
    - 3 Coverstitches (4/3 threads)
    - 1 Chainstitch (2 threads)
  • Automatic looper threader
  • Adjustable stitch length while sewing
  • Adjustable differential feed while sewing
  • Adjustable presser foot pressure
  • 1300 stitches per minute

    Dimensions:
    Height: 11.22"
    Width: 13.18"
    Length: 11.02"
    Weight: 14.98 lbs.

    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.
Included Accessories
1. Electronic foot control
2. Needle set 130/705H
3. Spool caps
4. Tweezers
5. Brush/needle inserter
6. Spool Net
7. Hexagonal screwdriver
8. Accessory bag
9. Dust cover
10. Oiler
11. Chainstitch presser foot (This is an Optional Accessory, Not Included)
Other Images

icon BERNINA L220 Coverstitch

icon Professional Cover and Chainstitches

icon Professional-looking finish in a single step. Working with an overlocker/serger sewing speed of up to 1,300 stitches/minute means saving time. Sewing projects take shape quickly and with little effort. Innovative features make BERNINA overlockers/sergers delightfully easy to use, ensuring professional quality down to the last stitch. The overlocker/serger is a perfect companion to the sewing machine as a specialist in cover hem stitch and chain stitch.

icon Automatic looper threader. With the BERNINA L 220’s fuss-free automatic chain looper threader, you’ll stay cool during the threading process while getting to know one of the nicest sides of the L 220 – its amazing user-friendliness. The L 220 virtually threads itself, with just a little help from you. Flip open the lid, press down the threader, thread the looper, release the threader, and that’s it – threading has never been so easy! Yet another way in which sewing with the BERNINA L 220 is a pleasure right from the start.

icon Adjustable differential feed while sewing. What do you do when fabric waves or puckers while it’s being sewn? This often happens with knits or fine fabrics, and it’s annoying when you want everything to look picture-perfect. With the BERNINA L 220, you can simply “tune out” effects like this, thanks to the infinitely variable differential feed. You can even do this while you’re sewing — simply “tune” the BERNINA L 220’s differential feed dial on the outer right hand side of the machine as necessary. This way the fabric only gathers when you want it to, since – conveniently – the same control used to prevent puckering is also used to achieve a controlled gathering effect.

icon Simple hem with coverstitch. Measuring 5 mm or 2.5 mm, this coverstitch has the precise width most often used in ready-to-wear clothing, so garments will look professional.

icon Elastic Application. Create a professional-looking elasticized edge for sportswear and children’s clothing. Stitch elastic to the raw edge of the fabric, turn and topstitch. The resulting edge is stretchy, durable and retains its shape.

icon Flat joining seam with coverstitch. With some clothes, nothing should rub against your skin. The coverstitch provides perfectly flat joining seams for superior wearing comfort. The 3-thread narrow coverstitch is the perfect flat hem for all stretch fabrics; it also can be used as a decorative topstitch seam for T-shirts, sportswear, knit and jersey garments, lingerie and sweatshirts.