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Mastering BERNINA Software 8 - Video Lessons

Learn BERNINA Software 8 at your own pace, anywhere, anytime with these great videos by Debbi Lashbrook (BERNINA of America) Simply click on a title to view a video.  Debbi is working on more Software 8 videos.  As new videos are added this page will be updated.


  1. Tour of the Screen.  The first step to becoming a BERNINA Embroidery Software 8 master is to familiarize yourself with the screen interface.
  2. View Toolbar. Discover all the icons in the View Toolbar in BERNINA Embroidery Software 8.
  3. Tools to Learn the Software.  BERNINA Embroidery Software 8 has features and functions to help you learn the software.
  4. Saving and Sending Designs to the Machine.  How do you get the design to your embroidery machine and ready to stitch?
  5. Open vs. Insert.  What is the difference between "open" and "insert"?
  6. Overview Window.  Discover the functions of the Overview Window in BERNINA Embroidery Software 8.
  7. Setting Options. Learn to properly set up BERNINA Embroidery Software 8 options to get the most from your software.
  8. Finding Designs. The location of built-in designs for BERNINA Embroidery Software 8 is in a new location.
  9. Zoom Toolbar.  Discover how to properly use the Zoom Toolbar in BERNINA Embroidery Software 8.
  10. Articles.  Add T-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets and more to a design.  Learn how to change the size and color of the articles you add to the background.
  11. Dockers. What are dockers and how do you change the view of the dockers.
  12. Hoop Selection.  Learn how to select hoops and feet for your embroidery machine so that the designs you create will fit inside the hoop.
  13. Changing the Display Colors. Learn how to change the display colors in Software 8 to make it easier to view the designs.
  14. Altering the Background of Designs. Discover the ways that the background of designs in BERNINA Embroidery Software 8 can be changed.
  15. Calibrating your Screen.  Calibrate your screen so that your 100% view of a design is actual size.
  16. Applying Fabrics. Applying fabrics correctly will help provide you with optimal stitching results.  Watch this tutorial for tips on applying fabrics.


Bernina Machine Mastery Workbooks For Download

These workbooks are for the current line of Bernina machines including the 8 series. 

Click on the files below (PDF files) then save them to your computer.

 Machine Sewing 1 Workbook

Machine Sewing 2 Workbook

Machine Sewing 3 Workbook

Machine Embroidery Workbook


Bernina 880 Series Handouts
Click on the files below to download them to your computer.

Meet The Machine

Button Holes, Tappered Stitches, Bobbin Play & Dual Feed

Programming Stitches - Oh So Many Stitches

Directional Stitches

Stitch Designer


Endless Embroidery

Bernina 8 Series Miscellaneous Help
Click on the files below to download them to your computer.

8 Series Live 1
8 Series Bobbin Threading Help 

8 Series Live 2
Sewing with Specialy Thread 

8 Series Live 3
Combi Mode Stitches 

8 Series Live 4
Button Holes, Tappered Stitches, Bobbin Play& Dual Feed 

8 Series Live 5
Directional Stitching 

8 Series Live 6
Introduction to Embroidery 

8 Series Live 7
Endless Embroidery 

8 Series Live 8 Software
Artlink Free Download Web Address & 830 ADX Box Help 


Mastery Software Series Files for Download
Click on the file name to start the download if the file is zipped.
If it is not zipped, the file will open as a PDF so you can just view and save.

Mastering Software Workbook V4

Software Exercise V5 part 1
Software Exercise V5 part 2
Software Exercise V5 part 3

Software Exercise V6 part 1
Software Exercise V6 part 2
Software Exercise V6 part 3
Software Exercise V6 Bonus Programs
Software Exercise V6 Multi-Hooping

Software Workbook V7 part 1
Software Workbook V7 part 2
Software Workbook V7 part 3
Software Workbook V7 part 4

Software Workbook V8 part 1
Software Workbook V8 part 2
Software Workbook V8 part 3
Software Workbook V8 part 4

Bernina Embroidery Software User Manuals.   You can use the following instructions and download the user manual from within your own software: 

Open your embroidery software. Go to Help, then On-Screen Manual. When it opens, then select Save As, and select your Desk Top from the drop down menu. When you are done burning this file, delete it from your Desk Top.  When you go to burn a CD, you will find the file right on your Desk Top.  Just remember, if you are not comfortable doing this, you can just purchase a CD from us for $5.00. When you have the file on a CD, you can take it to a place like TC Print and Copy and have it printed. We don't recommend printing it in color as there are over 600+ pages.

Bernina Quilter Program, Cross Stitch Program, Photo Snap and the Monogram Program have manuals built within the software as well. To save those manuals you would open that portion of the program, save them just as described above, then burn those manuals as well.


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