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With the BERNINA L 220’s fuss-free automatic chain looper threader, you’ll stay cool during the threading process while getting to know one of the nicest sides of the L 220 – its amazing user-friendliness. The L 220 virtually threads itself, with just a little help from you. Flip open the lid, press down the threader, thread the looper, release the threader, and that’s it – threading has never been so easy! Yet another way in which sewing with the BERNINA L 220 is a pleasure right from the start. With some clothes, nothing should rub against your skin. The coverstitch provides perfectly flat joining seams for superior wearing comfort. The 3-thread narrow coverstitch is the perfect flat hem for all stretch fabrics; it also can be used as a decorative topstitch seam for T-shirts, sportswear, knit and jersey garments, lingerie and sweatshirts. Measuring 5 mm or 2.5 mm, this coverstitch has the precise width most often used in ready-to-wear clothing, so garments will look professional.Create a professional-looking elasticized edge for sportswear and children’s clothing. Stitch elastic to the raw edge of the fabric, turn and topstitch. The resulting edge is stretchy, durable and retains its shape. What do you do when fabric waves or puckers while it’s being sewn? This often happens with knits or fine fabrics, and it’s annoying when you want everything to look picture-perfect. With the BERNINA L 220, you can simply “tune out” effects like this, thanks to the infinitely variable differential feed. You can even do this while you’re sewing — simply “tune” the BERNINA L 220’s differential feed dial on the outer right hand side of the machine as necessary. This way the fabric only gathers when you want it to, since – conveniently – the same control used to prevent puckering is also used to achieve a controlled gathering effect.