Embroidery Machine Basics
For all current BERNINA and Deco models
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Table of Contents
Introduction ·········································································································· 3
Machine/Module Setup ························································································ 4
Preparing to Embroider························································································ 5
Needle and Thread ····························································································· 6
Stabilizers ············································································································ 7
BERNINA Hoops ································································································· 8
Deco Hoops ········································································································· 9
Hooping ·············································································································· 10
Hoop Adjustment ································································································· 11
Accessing Designs ······························································································ 12
Trace/Check/Absolute Check ·············································································· 14
Basting Boxes/Center Motif ················································································· 15
Stitching a Design ································································································ 16
Embroidery Sequence Control············································································· 18
Customizing Designs ·························································································· 19
Saving & Deleting Designs ·················································································· 20
Lettering··············································································································· 22
Changing Letter Height ························································································ 24
Changing Letter Spacing ····················································································· 25
Stitch Density······································································································· 26
Word Art ·············································································································· 27
Importing Stitches ································································································ 28
Endless Embroidery ···························································································· 29
Embroidery Function Charts ················································································ 30
Embroidery Machine Basics
The information in this workbook applies
to all current BERNINA embroidery modules & machines. Note: Some exercises
apply only to certain models equipped
with the feature being highlighted.
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Introduction
Congratulations on your purchase of a BERNINA embroidery machine and/or
module! This workbook is designed to be used in conjunction with the My
BERNINA Classes offered at your BERNINA store, and contains a series of
exercises intended to familiarize you with the features of your new BERNINA
embroidery machine. In addition, you will learn about needles, threads, stabilizers, embroidery
hoops and accessories, all of which will increase your knowledge of sewing and assist you in
achieving success in all of your embroidery endeavors.
Once you have completed the exercises designated for your BERNINA machine, attach the sewn
samples to the indicated pages and insert the pages into plastic page protectors and store them in
a 3-ring binder. They can then be used as a reference tool in the future as you use your machine
and explore the creative possibilities it affords you.
BERNINA of America, Inc. strives to provide its customers not just with quality sewing machines,
but with informative publications and classes. You’ll find additional information on the BERNINA of
America website –www.berninausa.com – offering free projects and embroidery designs, inspirational stories, and interviews with creative stitchers.
Learn to use your BERNINA embroidery machine to its full extent and enjoy being creative with fabric
and thread!
For more ideas and information about using your
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Machine/Module Set-up
deco 340 Embroidery Machine
• Turn the machine OFF; insert the machine plug into
the machine. Note: The symbol “0” indicates the “off’”
position of the switch.
• Connect the machine to a power outlet and turn it on.
Note: After turning on the power, it takes about six
seconds for the machine to boot up and the pattern
selection window to be displayed on the touch screen.
artista & aurora Embroidery Module
• Turn machine OFF
• Module Connection Cable
- Stored on the bottom back edge of the module
- Make sure the FLAT side of the cable plug is to
the FRONT
• Attaching the Module
- Place the machine on a flat surface (such as a
table or countertop)
- Place the module on the machine behind the
free arm
- Slide module on from left until lugs engage in
base plate
• Removing Module
- Turn machine OFF
- Remove cable plug
from sewing/embroidery
computer
- Lift module slightly (do
NOT lift the module
Using the embroidery
arm!); slide the module to the left
BERNINA 830 Embroidery Module Set Up
• Attaching the Module
- Place the machine on a flat surface (such as a
table or countertop) sturdy enough to support the
weight of the machine without sagging
- Lift the embroidery module on the left and carefully
slide it from left to right into the sewing computer
connection
• Removing Module
- Lift the embroidery
module on the left
and carefully pull
out and off to the
left
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Deco 340 Tips
• Always provide sufficient clearance
for the embroidery carriage behind
your machine before starting to stitch.
• Do not force to move the carriage by
hand.
• Return the carriage to the idle position.
before turning the power off.
artista & aurora Tips
• When connecting the embroidery
module, make sure that the machine
and module are on a flat and even
Surface.
• Make sure that there is enough space
around the sewing computer and
embroidery module to allow the
unimpeded movement of the
embroidery arm.
• Always separate the module and
sewing computer for transporting—
never transport them as a single unit.
BERNINA 830 Tips
• The slide-on table must not be attached
while the embroidery module is being
attached or removed.
• Make sure that there is enough space
around the sewing computer and
embroidery module to allow the
unimpeded movement of the
embroidery arm.
• Always separate the sewing computer
and the embroidery module from one
another before transporting – do not
transport as a single unit.
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Preparing to Embroider
Preparing to Embroider
• Presser Foot (BERNINA 830, artista & aurora)
- Attach Embroidery Foot #26 to the machine
• Needles
- Use the proper needle for the thread and fabric being used; insert new needle for each project
- Needle should be in the highest position when attaching the hoop to prevent snagging fabric
and/or bending needle
• Straight Stitch Plate (optional accessory for BERNINA 830, artista & aurora)
- Reduces flagging of fabric, resulting in improved stitching
• Bobbin—threaded for increased tension:
- artista 630E & aurora 430E & 440E: Thread the “finger” of the bobbin case
- artista 640E & 730E: Use the Embroidery (gold latch) Bobbin Case threading
the “pigtail”
Thread the eye
of the bobbin case
Thread the pigtail of the
gold latch bobbin case
- BERNINA 830: Pull the bobbin thread clockwise, guiding it into the slit on the right hand side of the
hook area as shown (1). Then up (2) and down the curve of the retaining finger (3). Bring the thread
back to the left, over the thread cutter and cut the thread.
Threading
• Thread machine with the presser foot up (this releases tension)
• Thread using either the horizontal or vertical spool pin with the foam pad attached
- Horizontal spool pin is for use with cross-wound threads
- match disc size to end of spool
- smallest disc fits into the end of large cones/spools such
as Isacord embroidery thread
- Vertical spool pin is for use with stacked threads
- also for some decorative threads (metallic threads)
- use supplemental thread guide as needed to control
temperamental threads
• Use a thread net to prevent thread from forming loops which
might interfere with consistent feeding
• Multiple Spool Holder (optional; available for deco, artista & aurora)
- attaches to the back of the machine
- holds up to 13 thread spools
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Needle and Thread
Embroidery Thread
Most designs are digitized for 40 weight rayon or
polyester thread, which are the most commonly
used types by machine embroiderers. Both have
a beautiful rich look; both are widely available.
Polyester is stronger, more colorfast, and more
abrasion resistant making it especially good for
embroidering children’s clothing. Polyester is also
usually more economical than rayon.
Select high-quality embroidery thread because
bargain brands may cause excessive thread
breakage while stitching and may produce undesirable final results. Specialty threads such as metallics,
acrylics, and silk may also be used but are often employed as accents rather than for full designs.
Bobbin Thread
Using a lightweight fine thread that will help avoid thread build-up on the wrong
side of your project, keeping the design supple and avoiding a thick, hard result.
Bobbin thread is designed to be strong so it will stand up to the high-speed
stitching of high-quality embroidery machines. They are usually more economical
than embroidery thread and will save time in thread changes if you use the same
neutral-colored bobbin thread for all needle thread changes. Most thread
companies offer a bobbin thread, sometimes in a wide array of colors. Because
bobbin threads are so fine, your bobbin will hold more so you will be changing
the bobbin less frequently than with a heavier thread.
Embroidery Needles
Not all needles are appropriate for use in embroidery machines.
As with all sewing projects, needle choice is determined by the
fabric, thread, and application. For most embroidery, an Embroidery
needle is the best choice. They are designed to withstand the faster
speed of embroidery machines as well as the wear and tear of
stitching through dense designs.
Occasionally, other needles may be recommended for specially
digitized techniques, such as a Wing needle heirloom embroidery.
The size of the needle depends on the fabric you are using. As with
any sewing you do, heavier fabric requires a larger needle (higher number ) and finer fabrics use a smaller
needle (lower number). Note: If stitching a dense design, use a small needle so it will slide into the stitches.
You also want to select a point that relates to your fabric. For example, use a Universal for most fabrics,
Ballpoint for knits, etc.
Titanium-coated Embroidery needles are a great choice because they last 4-5 times longer than regular
embroidery needles. They work well for almost any type of embroidery and are especially useful when using
an adhesive-coated stabilizer. The coating on the needle helps it move in and out of the stabilizer, resisting
any adhesive residue.
Change your embroidery needle every 2-3 hours or about every 50,000 stitches. This may seem frequent
but remember how fast your embroidery machine runs and how many times that needle has to go through
the fabric and through layers of stitches and stabilizer compared to regular sewing.
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Stabilizers
Used extensively in machine embroidery, stabilizers are also
useful when sewing decorative stitches across the surface of fabric.
Adding stabilizer to fabric (usually on the wrong side), provides
a foundation that will support the stitching. Without the stabilizer,
there will often be puckering of fabric and tunneling of stitches,
ruining the beautiful look of embellishment you desire. While
there are dozens of stabilizers on the market, there are
classified by how they are removed from the fabric after stitching:
Tear-Away Stabilizer
• Most commonly used type of stabilizer, designed to provide
temporary support of stitching.
• Placed on the wrong side of the project and carefully pulled
away once stitching is complete.
• Usually available in three weights – heavy, medium, and light.
• Stabil-Stick is a tear-away with a peel-away backing that
exposes a sticky adhesive.
• Hydro-Stick is an adhesive tear-away with a water-activated
adhesive on one side that provides a secure bond and a high
degree of stabilization for very dense and/or intricate designs.
• Available in white and black.
Tips
General Guidelines: Use Cutaway
for knit fabrics and Tearaway for
wovens.
Wash-away is used when you want
no stabilizer to remain in the project
(fabric must be able to be moistened).
Multiple lightweight layers of tearaway may be preferable to one
heavy layer, as they are easier to
remove.
Use PolyMesh behind lightweight
or light-colored fabrics as it is
designed to minimize “show-through”.
Keep a minimum of one roll or
package of each of the three types
so you’ll be ready for almost any
stitching situation.
Cut-Away Stabilizer
• Most widely used stabilizer in the commercial embroidery market.
• Does not break down under dense stitching, due to the high fiber
– rather than paper – content.
• Excess stabilizer is trimmed away after stitching (leave about ¼”
of stabilizer around the edges).
• Remaining stabilizer continues to support stitches throughout life
of garment/project.
• Stabil-Stick is available as a cut-away stabilizer
• Available in fusible and non-fusible versions.
• Available in white, black, and beige.
Water-Soluble Stabilizer
• Used for backing and topping, in single or multiple layers.
• Available in 4 weights: 2 AquaFilm, 1 BadgeMaster, 1 AquaMesh.
• Excellent for decorative stitching and cutwork as there are no
remnants of stabilizer left after removal (it dissolves).
• As a topping, it keeps stitches from being lost in heavily napped
fabrics such as velvet and corduroy.
• Aqua Mesh Plus is an adhesive water-soluble stabilizer.
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BERNINA Hoops
aurora Hoops
Standard: Large Oval hoop
Optional: Small & Medium hoops; Freearm Adapter; Mega Hoop
artista Hoops
Standard for 730E: Small, Medium, & Large Oval hoop;
Freearm Adapter
Optional for 730E: Mega Hoop
Standard for 640E: Medium & Large Oval hoop
Optional for 640E: Small & Mega hoops; Freearm Adapter
Standard for 630E & 635E: Large Oval hoop
Optional for 630E & 635E: Medium, Small & Mega hoops
Freearm Adapter
BERNINA 830 Hoops
Standard: Small, Medium, & Large Oval hoop; Freearm Adapter
Optional: Mega & Jumbo hoops
Jumbo Hoop
(approximately 16.5” x 10.5”)
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Deco Hoops
Deco 340 Hoops
Standard: Medium and Large hoops
Optional: Small Free-Arm and Round hoops
Medium hoop A
110mm x 126mm (4¼” x 5”)
Round hoop F
Free-arm C
50mm x 50mm (2” x 2”)
Attaching and Removing BERNINA Hoops
• When attaching hoops, seat the frame securely.
• Release the clamp completely before removing
the frame from the machine
Large Hoop B
140mm x 200mm (5½“ x 8”)
Attaching and Removing Deco Hoops
• Fit the pins into the carriage holes
• Turn the attaching knob clockwise so it is
parallel with the hoop
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Hooping
Hooping
• Find the center of the fabric; mark the center
• Separate the embroidery hoop sections
- Loosen the screw or knob. It should be loose
enough that fabric and stabilizer both will
EASILY fit into the hoop
• Secure fabric/stabilizer in the hoop
- Lay the outer hoop on a HARD, FLAT surface
- (deco 340 only: Place so the clamp lies off the
edge of the surface and the hoop lies flat.)
Loosen screw or knob; lay hoop on flat surface
- Secure stabilizer to the back of the fabric by lightly
spraying stabilizer with temporary adhesive spray
- Place fabric and stabilizer on a firm surface
- Position template inside the inner hoop
- Position inner hoop on fabric, aligning markings
- Grasping both inner hoop and fabric/stabilizer,
insert them into the outer hoop, making sure
that the arrows align at the edges of both the
inner and outer hoops
- DO NOT DISTORT THE FABRIC when tightening
the screw on the hoop
- Hooped fabric should be taut, but not stretched or
distorted
- Place template into hoop to ensure that the design is
centered in the hoop
Lay fabric on outer hoop; position inner
hoop on fabric and push into place
- Remove template before stitching. Note: There are
finger holes to facilitate easy removal of the small and
medium hoop templates; special attachment clips are
Included with the Large Oval, Mega, and Jumbo hoop
templates to facilitate easy removal.
Hooping Tip
Place template in hoop to
ensure the design is centered
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For easier hooping of the layers, adhere the
stabilizer to the fabric using a temporary spray
adhesive. Great for basting or holding layers of
fabric and/or batting together. Can be used as
a repositionable spray, allowing items to stay
sticky but be repositioned on other surfaces. This
water-soluble adhesive washes out completely.
Works well for securing “hard-to-hoop” items
such as collars and cuffs to hooped stabilizer for
embroidering. Note: For best results, spray the
stabilizer or batting, not the fabric.
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Hoop Adjustment
Adjusting the Hoop Reference Position
This process calibrates the needle to the center of the hoop. You should calibrate the hoop before the first use
and periodically if the alignment of the needle to the center of the hoop seems to be off. On the aurora and
artista machines, It is only necessary to calibrate one hoop, as the adjustment applies to all hoop sizes. For
the 830, each hoop should be selected and calibrated separately.
aurora
This process is only necessary if the hoop center does not correspond with the indicated hoop center of the
EC on PC display.
• Place template in hoop. Note: aurora 430E/440QEE Large Oval template grid is orange
• Select attached hoop
• Use arrow keys on keyboard to place center of template exactly under the needle point
• Press the Shift key (keep depressed)
• Using the mouse, click on the icon that appears on the screen next to the Position Hoop icon
• The adjustment will be saved
artista 630E/640E/730E
• Touch external Setup button.
• Select the Embroidery Settings option.
• Insert embroidery template into large hoop and
attach hoop to module. Note: artista 630E/640E
Large Oval template grid is orange; artista 730E
Large Oval template grid is purple.
• Touch “Check”; hoop position will be read and
hoop will stop with needle over center marking
of hoop template.
• If needle is not positioned directly over the center,
use the positioning arrows to make adjustments.
• Touch OK; hoop setting is now saved and you
may touch Esc to leave this menu as well as the
Setup menu.
BERNINA 830
Adjusting Embroidery Hoop (on-screen)
• Select the required hoop and follow the instructions
on the screen
• Touch the external Setup button
• Place embroidery template into the embroidery hoop
• The hoop position is detected & the needle positioned
in the center
• If the needle is not positioned exactly in the center
of the embroidery template, use the arrow icons to
position it accurately
• Touch until the selection menu appears
• The adjustment is saved
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Accessing Designs
Deco 340
100 Built-in Designs plus
Personal Designs stored in
the internal memory
Pattern Selection
window comes
up automatically
when machine is
turned on.
Lettering—Choice of 3 fonts,
2– and 3-letter monograms
Design Cards
USB Stick
Toggle between built-in
designs and personal
saved designs
aurora
Designs are accessed
through the computer
using EC on PC
(Embroidery Control on
Personal Computer).
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Accessing Designs
USB Stick
artista
artista 630E
70 built-in motifs and 5 alphabets
artista 635LE
80 built-in motifs and 4 alphabets
plus Paisley
artista 640E
90 built-in motifs and 7 alphabets
Alphabets/
Fonts
Built-in
Designs
Personally
Saved
Designs
USB Stick
artista 730E
21 built-in designs plus 76 on
USB Stick and 10 alphabets
Alphabets/
Fonts
Built-in
Designs
Personally
Saved
Designs
USB Stick
BERNINA 830
150 built-in designs
and 18 alphabets
Alphabets/
Fonts
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Built-in
Designs
Personally
Saved
Designs
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Trace/Check/Absolute Check
Deco 340—Trace
After adjusting the position check the extents of the of the embroidery area by pressing this key.
The carriage will trace the outline in a rectangle, circumscribing the selected embroidery pattern
without stitching. The carriage will return to the starting position after tracing and the screen will
return to the previous display.
aurora—Check
Click on the design and a frame appears around the design on-screen with circles at the corners. Click on the circles in a clockwise direction. The hoop will move to each position to show
you the motif size. Resize or move the design as needed.
artista—Check
Confirms the stitching area of the selected stitch. Touch Check and the hoop moves to the
lower left corner of the stitching area; touch OK to confirm. Hoop moves to the lower right
corner; touch OK. Hoop moves to the upper right corner; touch OK. Hoop moves to the upper
left corner; touch OK.
BERNINA 830
Perfect Design Placement
Select a reference point on the design
by touching that point on the screen of
the machine.
Hoop the fabric and stabilizer; attach the
hoop to machine.
Select the desired design and go to the
Edit screen.
The embroidery hoop moves
so that the needle is positioned
above the fabric, in the location
that the selected design reference point will stitch.
Continue selecting points along
the edge or within the design.
The goal of Absolute Check is to check
the side and top/bottom boundaries
of the design so that they embroider
exactly where you want. You can also
check the stitch location of any single
stitch in even the most complex design.
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To fine tune the design placement, use the Move Function.
Note: The Motif Center (see
page 15) must be deactivated
to use Absolute Check).
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Basting Boxes/Motif Center
Basting Boxes
BERNINA 830
Built-in basting outlines stitch
along the inside of the hoop or
around a selected design. This
serves as an additional anchoring to hold the fabric and stabilizer together.
Basting is also a great way to
check alignment of lettering
before stitching.
Other Models
Basting files are available
for all hoops on deco, aurora,
and artista models at
www.berninausa.com.
Motif Center
Touch the icon. The exact motif center is displayed in the motif and the embroidery
hoop moves to place the needle exactly over the center of the motif. Touch the icon
again and the first stitch of the embroidery design is marked in the display again
Center
Start
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Stitching A Design
Fabric Preparation
Deco 340
Hoop a piece of firm woven fabric backed with tear-away
stabilizer in the Large hoop.
aurora, artista, and 8 Series
Hoop a piece of firm woven fabric backed with tear-away
stabilizer in the Large Oval hoop.
deco 340
Select indicated motif. Stitch. Note: At
the end of each color, the machine
automatically stops and a message
appears reminding you to cut the
thread and rethread for the next color.
deco 340: #64 - floral border
2-color design
98mm x 34mm
6 minutes
When the motif is complete, a message
appears indicating that the stitching is
finished. Press the carriage return key
after finishing the last section to return
the carriage to the stored position.
aurora 430E & 440QEE
Select and open indicated motif. Click on Write to
Machine icon. Select aurora 430/440 (stitch out
only); EC on PC opens. Note: Make sure feed dog
is lowered, presser foot is up, and foot control is
removed.
Attach hoop. Click on start button on EC on PC
screen. The hoop moves, then an animation
prompts you to lower the presser foot & press
the Start/Stop button on the machine.
Machine will sew a few stitches and stop. An
animation appears, prompting you to trim thread tail. When first color is complete,
animation will prompt you to change the thread to the next color. When embroidery
is complete,  appears in lower left corner of EC on PC screen.
aurora: Floral3.art
artista: #15
2-color design
49mm x 98mm
7 minutes
artista 630E, 635E & 640E
Select the sewing machine icon and motifs
(butterfly) folder to access the stored embroidery designs.
Select indicated design; stitch.
630E: At the end of each color, the machine automatically stops
and a message appears reminding you to cut the thread and
thread for the next color. 640E: At the end of color one, the thread
is automatically cut and a message appears reminding you to
thread the next color.
When motif is complete, an OK appears on screen to indicate that
stitching is finished.
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Stitching A Design
artista 730E
Select the sewing machine icon and
motifs (butterfly) folder to access the
stored embroidery designs.
Select indicated design. Touch OK
to go to Embroidery Ready screen.
Stitch. Note: At the end of each color,
thread is automatically cut and a
message appears reminding you to
thread the next color.
When the motif is complete, a
message will appear indicating
that the stitching is finished.
artista 730E: #5 - floral wreath
3-color design
96mm x 98mm
11 minutes
BERNINA 830E
Select the sewing machine
icon and motifs (butterfly)
folder to access the
stored designs.
Select indicated design.
Touch OK to go to Embroidery
Ready screen. Stitch.
Note: At the end of each
color, thread is automatically
cut and a message
appears reminding you
to thread the next color.
When the motif is complete, a message will appear indicating that the stitching is finished.
BERNINA 830:
Design #23
2-color design
73mm x 89mm
3 minutes
Monochrome Embroidery
To stitch a multi-colored design in one
color, set your machine to bypass color
changes.
artista
BERNINA 830
aurora
▪ Touch the single/Multi-color symbol
▪ If the symbol is active, the machine will not
stop at the color changes and the
entire motif will be stitched in one color.
▪ If the symbol is inactive, the machine will stop at color changes for thread changes.
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Embroidery Sequence Control
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 The machine stops automatically if the upper thread runs out or breaks. The screen
shows information that the upper thread broke. Press next page key to continue.
 Raise the foot and remove the hoop; remove the excessive threads from back of the
project with scissors.
 Place the hoop back onto the machine; Replace upper thread spool if required and
thread upper thread
 The last screen reminds you to move back several stitches in your project before
continuing your work. The number of stitches required depends on how many you cut
out of your project. Press the Cancel key, then use the key in the Embroidery window to move the appropriate number of stitches back.
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 When the thread breaks, the machine stops; a blinking icon shows on the
machine screen. An animation indicates that the upper thread has broken.
 Click on the Move Hoop for Threading icon; re-thread machine.
 Click on the Sequence Control icon; click on the Return Arrow to the right of the
Sequence Control icon to return to the last stitch.
 Go back 5 stitches by clicking on the left arrow 5 times.
 Click Start button; an animation shows you can push Start button on machine.
 Push the Start button of the machine and continue stitching.
 Computer keys: arrow keys = stitch by stitch; Ctrl + arrow = 10 stitches; Page
Up/Dn = 100 stitches; click on Sequence Control icon to go to first stitch of design
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 Touch the Embroidery Sequence Control icon; the motif is
enlarged for a better view of the exact place of the thread
breakage and an Information Area appears.
 Turn the stitch width knob counter clockwise (or clockwise)
to move the embroidery hoop backward (or forward) in the
embroidery sequence
 Turn the stitch width knob slowly to move the hoop stitch
by stitch
 Go back stitch by stitch to a position several stitches
before thread breakage occurred to resume stitching
 To resume stitching, press foot control or Quick Reverse
button on head frame and the Embroidery screen reappears
BERNINA 830
 Touch the Embroidery Sequence Control icon; the motif is
enlarged for a better view of the exact place of the thread
breakage and an Information Area appears
 Turn the stitch width knob counter clockwise (or clockwise)
to move the embroidery hoop backward
(or forward) in the embroidery sequence
 Turn the stitch width knob to move the hoop stitch by stitch
 The number in the information area shows the number of
stitches in the embroidery sequence; use the 0-9 field to
go directly to a stitching position
 To resume stitching, press foot control or Start/Stop button
on head frame and the Embroidery screen reappears
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Customizing Designs
Start with two simple elements, combining, placing,
duplicating, rotating and sizing them to create your
own design.
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Add Motif
Duplicate
Motif
Rescale Motif
Proportionally
Rescale Motif
in Height
or Width
Rotate Motif
Mirror Image
(Left/Right)
Mirror Image
(Up/Down)
Move Motif
Open design #1
Duplicate & Mirror Image, L/R
Group the designs, Duplicate,
Mirror Image U/D
Bring in second design
Repeat previous steps
Move second design on top
of first design
Rotate
Second design 45º
Enlarge or reduce 20%
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Saving & Deleting Designs
After customizing an embroidery motif or creating a combination that you want to be able to quickly access
and use again, follow these steps.
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Saving a Motif to Machine
▪ Select Editing tab.
▪ Touch Save File Key.
▪ Touch File Name key to assign file name.
▪ Key in file name.
▪ Touch OK; touch OK.
Saving to a Personal Design Card
▪ Select Editing; touch Save File.
▪ Touch Built in/Card key to toggle to Personal
Design Card.
▪ Touch File Name key to assign file name.
▪ Key in file name.
▪ Touch OK; touch OK.
Deleting a Motif
▪ Select Editing tab.
▪ Touch Delete key symbol (trash can).
Retrieving a Saved Motif
▪ Select Pattern selection tab.
▪ Select Open File key.
▪ Touch Built-in/Card key to toggle between built-in
motifs and motifs on the PDC. Use arrow keys to
select desired motif.
▪ Touch OK.
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Saving a Motif
▪ Select File > Save As.
▪ Save in desired location (My Designs folder or other
location). Note: Motifs are accessed through the
Editor Lite software on your PC.
Deleting a Motif
▪ Select Editing tab.
▪ Touch Delete key symbol (trash can).
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Saving a Motif
▪ Go to Edit 1.
▪ Select the Save icon (floppy disc). A screen
appears that enables you to save your motif to
the sewing/embroidery computer or Personal
Design Stick.
▪ Select the Embroidery computer symbol. Your
motif combination is shown as NEW on the
screen.
▪ Touch the picture of your motif.
▪ The saved combination is displayed in the Edit 1
screen.
Deleting a Saved Motif
▪ Select the My Designs folder.
▪ Select the trash can.
▪ Select the motif you wish to delete
▪ Select OK. After confirming your decision to
delete the design, the design is deleted. Note: It
is not possible to delete designs from the motif
or alphabet folders, only from the My Designs
folder.
Deleting All Saved Designs
It is possible to delete the entire contents of a
Personal Design Stick or the My Designs folder.
▪ Touch Set Up; the Selection menu appears.
▪ Touch the Reset icon.
▪ Select Delete User Data. In embroidery mode,
two options are available: My Designs or
Personal Design Stick (the stick must be
connected to the embroidery computer).
▪ Select desired option.
▪ Confirm the display message by touching OK.
▪ Touch Esc until the last activated embroidery
screen appears.
Retrieving a Saved Motif
▪ Select Pattern selection tab.
▪ Select Open File key.
▪ Touch Built-in/Card key to toggle between built-in
motifs and motifs on the PDC.
▪ Use arrow keys to select desired motif. Touch OK.
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Saving & Deleting Designs
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BERNINA 830
Saving a Motif
▪ Go to Edit 1.
▪ Select the Save icon (floppy disc). A screen
appears that enables you to save your motif to
the sewing/embroidery computer or Personal
Design Card or Stick.
▪ Select the Embroidery computer symbol. Your
motif combination is shown as Untitled on the
screen.
▪ Touch the picture of your motif. A “keyboard”
screen appears; type a name for your creation.
Note: Upper and lower case letters are available
as well as a variety of numbers and symbols.
▪ After naming your motif, touch OK. The saved
combination is displayed in the Edit 1 screen.
Saving a Motif
▪ Touch the Save icon in the Edit screen. The motif
to be saved is displayed as New on the left of the
display. In the Selection Menu the Embroidery
computer icon is activated. The My Designs folder
is opened automatically and the System Memory
Capacity (free capacity) is displayed in percent (%)
in a bar in the top right.
▪ Select the motif to be saved; the Edit screen
appears again.
Deleting a Motif
▪ In the Edit 1 screen, select New Motif icon.
▪ Select the My Designs folder.
▪ Select the Help symbol.
▪ Touch the embroidery motif you wish to delete.
An information screen appears, listing Design
Information.
▪ Touch the Delete symbol (trash can). A Delete
Design screen appears offering the option to
delete ONLY the selected design or to delete the
entire contents of the selected folder.
▪ Select the Delete Design ONLY option. One
more dialog box appears, asking is you are sure
that you want to delete the selected motif.
▪ Confirm by selecting Yes. The motif is now
deleted.
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Saving to a USB Stick
▪ The motif to be saved is displayed as New on the
left of the display.
▪ Insert the USB stick.
▪ Touch USB Stick icon in the Selection Menu.
The System Memory Capacity (free capacity) is
displayed in percent (%) in a bar in the top right.
▪ Select the motif to be saved; the embroidery motif
is saved on the USB stick.
Deleting a Motif
▪ In the Selection Menu select the USB Stick icon
(USB Stick is inserted) or Embroidery Computer
and the My Designs folder.
▪ Touch the Delete icon.
▪ Select the motif to be deleted in the opened screen.
▪ Confirm the animated graphic that appears; the
motif is deleted.
▪ Touch the X to go back to previous screen.
DELETE
USB
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