bernette 40 Funlock Series – Overview and comparison of the Overlocker and Coverstitch models

The bernette 40 series was released in 2017 and includes 3 models, the bernette 42 that is a Coverstitch machine, the bernette 44 that is a overlock machine and finally the bernette 48 that is a combined overlock/coverstitch machine. These trendy new bernette machines of the bernette 30 series and bernette 40 series is an great attempt from Bernina to target a younger audience with their motto good quality for attractive prices. The 30 series is composed of two mechanical sewing machines bernette 33 and bernette 35 and two computerised sewing machines b37 and bernette 38. A full comparison table of the features and functions of the 40 series can be found on the bottom of the page.

bernette 42 FUNLOCK

The first model in the 40 series is the bernette 42 Funlock that is a coverstitch machine and comes with 4 types of cover stitches. The bernette 42 Funlock is great for stitches on seams, creation of cuffs, bindings and gives your sewing project a very professional look. With the four stitches it is suitable thin knitwear or stretchy fabrics.

Bernette B42 Funlock Coverstitch Machine

bernette 44 FUNLOCK

The bernette 44 Funlock is an overlock machine that is a great entry model into overlock stitching. It comes with 15 types of stitches that are easily adjusted and controlled with a manual rotary knob. Color-coded threading paths supporters the threading along with both looper and needle threading aids. For safe handling and better visibility the knife for clean cut fabric edges is operated from below. All around a great overlock machines which also fast with up to 1300 stitches per minute.

Bernette 44 Funlock-Overlock Machine

bernette 48 FUNLOCK

The bernette 48 Funlock is a combined Overlock and Coverstitch machine and is the top model in the Funlock range. It comes with a total of 23 stitches where as 15 are overlock stitches, 3 of them are coverstitches, 4 are combo stitches and there is 1 chain stitch with a stitch width of up to 7 mm. Just as with the previous models in the series it can sews at speeds of up to 1300 stitches per minute and the knife is operated from below from visibility and safety. The threading on the b48 is also facilitated by color-coded thread paths and a manual needle threader just as with the previous models.

Bernette 48 Funlock Overlock And Coverstitch Machine

Comparison Table

General Functions and Featuresbernette b42

Bernette B33 Sewing Machine
bernette b44

Bernette B35 Sewing Machine
bernette 48

Bernette B37 Sewing Machine
Total number of stitch patterns41523
5-thread safety stitch – –
4-thread safety stitch
4-thread overlock
4-thread/3-needle coverstitch
3-thread/2-needle coverstitch (wide/narrow)
3-thread overlock (wide/narrow)
3-thread super-stretch
3-thread flatlock (wide/narrow)
3-thread narrow seam
3-thread rolled hem
2-thread chain stitch
2-thread overlock (wide/narrow)
2-thread flatlock (wide/narrow)
2-thread rolled hem
2-thread wrapped overlock (wide/narrow) –
2-thread wrapped overlock (wide/narrow) –
Comfort Features
Lower looper threader
Color-coded threading paths
Lay-in threading system
Thread tension release when presser foot raised
Stitch length adjustable while sewing
Accessories in looper cove
Sewing lightLEDLEDLED
Safety switch activated when cover open
Technical Data
Overlock seam width 3–7 mm
Coverstitch width 2,8/5,6 mm
Combo stitch width 3–10 mm--
Knife drive from below-
7-step presser foot pressure
Rolled hem lever integrated into stitch plate-
Maximum sewing speed (stitches per minute)13001300
Standard Accessories
Standard overlock presser foot
Upper looper converter-
Manual needle threader
Cut-offs bin-
Needle set (ELX 705)
Tools and accessories in separate box
Dust cover

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