AURORA, IL--(Marketwired - Aug 31, 2017) - BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to introduce its new BERNINA 880 PLUS (B 880 PLUS) and BERNINA 790 PLUS (B 790 PLUS) machines which feature new embroidery enhancements. The new PLUS machines come with Pinpoint Placement; the ability to undo and redo steps while editing; an option to group or ungroup designs; rearrange custom design layer stitch-out sequences or toggle between millimeter and inches. Additionally, the Embroidery Consultant helps embroiderers choose the correct foot, needle, thread and stabilizer in order to achieve the best results. Other embroidery features include: a thread away mode on/off option; Invisible and Smart Secure and a thread up function. The PLUS machines come with 58 new embroidery designs for a total of up to 462; 4 project designs; and 10 alphabets for a total of up to 21. The new BERNINA Midi Hoop is optional with the purchase of a new PLUS machine. The B 880 PLUS MSRP is $14,999 and the B 790 PLUS MSRP is $12,499.

For those who currently own a BERNINA 880 or BERNINA 790, BERNINA is offering the BERNINA Embroidery PLUS Upgrade Pack that will give sewists the same embroidery features of the PLUS machines and includes the new BERNINA Midi Hoop. In addition, sewists will receive a BERNINA Midi Hoop user manual; a card with an upgrade activation key; upgrade activation instructions and a DVD loaded with the newest embroidery designs and alphabets. The BERNINA Embroidery PLUS Upgrade Pack has an MSRP of $899. For additional details about the BERNINA Embroidery PLUS Upgrade Pack, visit

"BERNINA 880 and 790 PLUS machines along with the BERNINA Embroidery PLUS Upgrade Pack option allows embroiderers to take their projects to the next level," said Paul Ashworth, President of BERNINA of America. "Whether embroiderers choose to buy a new PLUS machine or simply use their current BERNINA 790 or BERNINA 880 machines; they will have the opportunity to enjoy the newest embroidery features now available."

The B 880 PLUS and B 790 PLUS machines also include: total embroidery stitch control; extended free arm space (10" and 12" right of the needle); automatic threading, a Jumbo Bobbin that offers 70 percent more thread capacity along with sewing speeds of up to 1,200 and embroidery speeds of up to 1,000 stitches per minute. For more information about BERNINA PLUS machines, visit or

Founded in Switzerland more than 100 years ago, BERNINA is the world's premier manufacturer with a proven reputation for offering quality state-of-the-art sewing, quilting and embroidery machines, overlockers, and embroidery software. BERNINA's leadership is marked by an impressive number of ambassadors, industry leaders, influencers and bloggers who chose to partner with the company. BERNINA products are sold in the United States through a network of over 400 fully trained independent dealerships that also offer support and education. Select BERNINA and bernette machines, and BERNINA software can also be purchased online. BERNINA products are designed for beginning to advanced sewists and priced to meet a variety of budgets, with new products being introduced every year. You can follow BERNINA on Facebook:, Instagram: @BERNINAUSA, and Pinterest:, and read BERNINA's WeAllSew blog at To learn more about BERNINA and to find a Dealer, visit or call (630)978-2500.

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Media Contact for BERNINA of America, Inc.:
Joanne Tedesco