BERNINA of America

October 12, 2016 11:17 ET

BERNINA Introduces Embroidery Software 8 DesignerPlus

New Software Offers New Features and Installs via a USB Stick; 30-Day Free Trial Allows Sewists to Test-Drive New Offerings

AURORA, IL--(Marketwired - Oct 12, 2016) - BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to introduce its new BERNINA Embroidery Software 8 DesignerPlus (V8 DesignerPlus), a powerful software package that offers a user-friendly interface and unique features to enhance surface embellishments. The software, compatible with all BERNINA embroidery machines, offers a number of new features including Color PhotoStitch abilities; a new three-dimensional (3-D) Globe Effect that turns flat embroidery into a 3-D design through a visual illusion; an Integrated Design Library with a powerful search engine and an automated quilt block layout feature. Additionally, the software has an automated Couching feature that combines yarn with classic stitching; enhanced positioning tools and Multi-hooping options for large embroidery designs and a Thread Management system. The software is installed via a USB stick and activated with a Product Key Card. A 30-day free trial is being offered to sewists so that they can download the software and test-drive BERNINA's newest embroidery tools. To download, visit V8 DesignerPlus is now available at authorized BERNINA Dealers nationwide with an MSRP of $2,499.

"BERNINA Embroidery Software 8 DesignerPlus takes embroidery to a whole new level with its ease of use and 3-D embroidery design effects," said Paul Ashworth, President of BERNINA of America. "With the latest features and functions, sewists are now able to take their designs to new heights."

Additionally, V8 DesignerPlus places a host of powerful design tools at the fingertips of sewists, including 3-D effects like StumpWork, Trapunto and PunchWork, as well as advanced monogramming and puffy lettering, autodigitizing and full manual digitizing functionality to complement the hundreds of built-in and ready-to-stitch designs. V8 DesignerPlus also sports an easy-to-use interface that features icon grouping, and easy-to-change outline stitches and fill stitches. BERNINA has also included the most requested enhancements to its embroidery software: easy-to-select colors; an artistic view of pattern fills, borders and stamps; a shortcut to insert a design or artwork; the ability to switch from inches to metrics; and a choice of options for the mouse wheel. For more information, visit

Founded in Switzerland more than 100 years ago, BERNINA is the world's premier manufacturer with a proven reputation for offering quality state-of-the-art sewing, quilting and embroidery machines, overlocker, and embroidery software. BERNINA's leadership is marked by an impressive number of ambassadors, industry leaders, influencers and bloggers who chose to partner with the company. BERNINA products are sold in the United States through a network of over 400 fully trained independent dealerships that also offer support and education. Select BERNINA and bernette machines, and BERNINA software can also be purchased online. BERNINA products are designed for beginning to advanced sewists and priced to meet a variety of budgets, with new products being introduced every year. You can follow BERNINA on Facebook:, Instagram: @BERNINAUSA, and Pinterest:, and read BERNINA's WeAllSew blog at To learn more about BERNINA and to find a Dealer, visit or call (630)978-2500.

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