I had a sneak peek at the E 16 this weekend at BERNINA University. Dealers were excited to see the machine, learn about its features and explore the possibilities with this new multi-needle machine. The E 16 is heading to BERNINA dealers soon, very soon. In fact, some stores already have a floor model.
If you’ve been wondering what all the hubbub is about, then check it out for yourself. The E 16 is a quick stitcher – maxing out at 1400 stitches per minute. Plus it has a HUGE sewing field – 400 x 350 mm – without flipping the hoop!
Controlled by a computer, accurate placement is achieved with a pinpoint laser. The laser is illuminated with the touch of a button and stays lit (if desired) during the trace function. Look closely at the image below and you’ll see the laser dot in the middle of the stitched number one.
BERNINA is proud of the Go Pro Tension System – thread flows through the tension just like water through a spigot. Instead of being squeezed between discs, it is released from the thread pipes at the proper tension for the fabric under the needle. The ‘pipes’ are the white tubing under the thread tray feeding into the thread guides.
Swiss engineering fans will be happy to know the rotary hook system is the same dependable rotary system they have enjoyed on all BERNINA machines.
And don’t forget, it has 16 needles. That means 16 different colors without switching a spool. Very easy to assign colors to needles, there’s even a slide-out cheat sheet at the control panel.
Don’t get its large sewing field confused with its ability to do small jobs. It boasts the industry smallest cylindrical arm and when coupled with the right hoop, you can into the tiniest areas on onesies, pockets, bags, straps and more.
You can read more about the new BERNINA E 16 here and find a dealer near you to see it in person!