bernetteLondon 8

The creative flagship of the bernette series

  • Easy stitch selection

  • Flip-top lid and dust cover

  • Memory

  • Recessed handwheel

  • Two-level presser foot lift

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Stitch Width 7mm
Preprogrammed stitch width and length
Feed-dog drop
Start-/ Stop-Function
Speed control
Needle-stop up/down
Hook System Drop-In
Stitch Patterns 155
Buttonhole 1-step
Display Multi-LED
Utility Stitches 9
Quilting Stitches 3
The bernette London 8 is one of the top models of the bernette series. With its broad range of features, great price/performance ratio and young design, it’s the modern sewing machine for ambitious sewers.


Two-level presser foot lift

No matter how thick or thin the fabric is that you want to sew, the bernette London 8 ensures perfect stitch quality. Because its two-level presser-foot lift ensures lots of extra space under the presser foot, it also sews thick layers of material and heavy fabrics effortlessly. Simply activate the bernette London 8’s presser-foot lift, and even thick layers of denim and linen will fit easily under the foot. Thanks to its high needle penetration power, the bernette London 8 effortlessly handles a wide range of fabrics perfectly – from delicate to heavy. And since the presser foot pressure can be adjusted to any fabric, the bernette London 8 also helps you sew difficult sewing projects easily and successfully.

Flip-top lid and dust cover

Under the flip-top lid of the bernette London 8 are the spool holder, bobbin winder and thread tension dial. On the inside of the lid, you’ll find a chart that clearly displays all of the bernette London 8’s stitches for quick selection of the right stitch at any given time. Closing the lid after use protects your bernette from dust and ensures reliable functioning, as well as preserving its stylish “closed” look. The bobbin winder, control dials and spool holders are ideally protected during transportation and storage – no accidental catching on anything or damage from knocks.

Award-winning design

The bernette London 8 was awarded the Red Dot Design Award in 2012 . This award acknowledges superior design quality that expresses innovation in terms of both form and function.

Recessed handwheel

The recessed handwheel is just one example of how the bernette London 8 was designed with an eye for detail. Situated in a recess, the handwheel is mounted flush with the housing of the bernette London 8. This means that not only is it easy to access and operate – it’s also well protected, and never in the way. Manual adjustment of the needle up/down position and manual fabric feed is simplicity itself. As with the controls under the flip-top lid, the “closed” blo:c design of the bernette London 8 is maintained, and there are no problems with protruding parts during transportation and storage.

Easy stitch selection

The bernette London 8 places a host of different stitches at your disposal, including a wide range of decorative, practical, quilting and stretch stitches – in addition to a sewing alphabet and ten buttonholes. With this range of choices, setting each desired stitch needs to be a fuss-free process. That’s why the bernette London 8 has a user-friendly stitch selector wheel that helps you find the right stitch in no time flat. Simply look for the number on the stitch chart on the inside of the flip-top lid, set the stitch, and you’re good to go. The number of your chosen stitch is displayed on the front of the bernette London 8. A particularly clever feature is the way in which the bernette London 8 lets you customize stitch length and width – ideal for creative techniques and amazing embellishments!


The bernette London 8 is the only model in the bernette line that lets you store combinations of up to 30 different stitches in its built-in memory. You’ll be able to access your stitch combinations again and again, without needing to reprogram them first. This also holds true for alphabet stitches. Your settings can be retrieved in an instant, even after long breaks in sewing.

stitch pattern bernette London 8

Sticker London 8

Standard Accessory


All-purpose foot (T) more Information

All-purpose foot (T)

The black button on the side of All-purpose foot (T) enables you to lock the presser foot before you begin sewing, or when sewing over thick layers of fabric such as seams.

Button-sewing foot more Information

Button-sewing foot

In addition to buttons, the bernette Button-sewing foot lets you sew on eyelets and other embellishments.

Buttonhole foot with slide (D) more Information

Buttonhole foot with slide (D)

Buttonhole foot with slide (D) is suitable for duplicating corded or uncorded buttonholes as many times as wished.

Zipper foot (I) more Information

Zipper foot (I)

Give free expression to your creativity with the Zipper foot (I) for both easy and demanding sewing projects, zippers, and piping.

Seam guide more Information

Seam guide

With the seam guide, sewing straight edges and parallel seams is child’s play.

Standard soft cover more Information

Standard soft cover

The Standard soft cover protects your bernette from dust and dirt, and the hole for the carrying handle ensures easy transportation.

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