SOURCE: HUSQVARNA VIKING

August 05, 2015 10:30 ET

HUSQVARNA VIKING® Reimagines the Sewing Experience With the New Designer EPIC™ Sewing and Embroidery Machine; Available Oct. 5

Top-of-the-Line Sewing and Embroidery Machine Fully Incorporates Smart Technology to Enable Passionate Sewers to Achieve Expert-Level Results; More Than 100 New and Improved Features, 35 That Are Best-in-Class, and 30 Found Only on the Designer EPIC™ Sewing and Embroidery Machine*

HAMILTON, BERMUDA--(Marketwired - Aug 5, 2015) - HUSQVARNA VIKING®, a global leader in the sewing industry, will unveil the industry's most advanced smart machine with the launch of its top-of-the-line Designer EPIC™ sewing and embroidery machine, the first to incorporate intuitive technology that adapts to the needs of every sewer. Available on Oct. 5 at the 29th Annual International HUSQVARNA VIKING® Dealer Convention, the new machine reimagines the sewing and embroidery experience through both smart technology and thoughtful design. It's where engineering and sewing expertise meet.

Among its most prominent features, the 'smart machine' includes:

1. Interactive Tablet-like Screen: The industry's first multi-touch tablet-like screen, which allows sewers to easily drag-and-drop, rotate, pinch, spread, and duplicate designs. As a result the 10.1" full color screen lets you create and customize designs with ease.
2. MySewnet™: The industry's first cloud-based storage system embedded in the machine allows you to store, access and synchronize all your embroidery designs across several devices automatically through WiFi. In addition, you can save all of your stitches and sequences directly to MySewnet™ cloud. Automatic software updates also come to your machine through MySewnet™ cloud.
3. MySewMonitor app: Allows you to get instant updates on the status of your embroidery via WiFi.
4. JoyOS Advisor™ Feature for Sewing & Embroidery: The industry-leading sewing instructor has 120 animated and illustrated step-by-step tutorials embedded in each machine; it's like having your own virtual sewing instructor right in the machine.
5. Intuitive Settings: Additionally, the machine automatically sets everything for you based on the type of fabric, specific stitch, and desired technique to make sewing and embroidery easier and the results better.

Taken together, the break-through features of the HUSQVARNA VIKING® Designer EPIC™ machine make sewing and embroidery easier, unleash the boundless creativity of enthusiast sewers, and allows them to produce expert-level projects regardless of skill levels.

"We've been a sewing company for 143 years. Because our sole focus is sewing, we were able to translate our understanding of enthusiast sewers into an entirely new machine platform," said Karin Johannesson, Manager of Sewing Technology and Usability for HUSQVARNA VIKING®. "Our reimagined Designer EPIC™ machine tailors the sewing experience around the wants and needs of modern enthusiast sewers through a tablet-like interface, WiFi, step-by-step animated instructions, and much, much more. The result is a brand new sewing experience where the sewer's own creativity can come to life in new and special ways."

Additional Innovations and Features Include:

The HUSQVARNA VIKING® Designer EPIC™ machine features both the largest work space (12.2" from needle to arm and 5.5" of height) and lightest weight of all of the top-of-the-line machines. It also has the largest embroidery field, both with and without a turnable hoop, of any machine. And because its new LED lights are scientifically engineered to maximize and evenly distribute light, sewers will have the best-lit sewing surface, along with the best viewing angles, to create whatever their hearts' desire.

The new machine also features many small details that demonstrate the HUSQVARNA VIKING® commitment to sewers, including complementary software to create unlimited fonts, an automatic needle threader, and an easy-to-access tray to store the sewer's most-used notions, accessories and presser feet. Additionally, the machine comes with 5 unique advanced stitch techniques (2 of them brand new), a rubberized hand wheel, and the exclusive HUSQVARNA VIKING® deLuxe™ Stitch System and Exclusive Sensor System™ technology, which senses your fabric thickness for a perfect, even feed.

"The HUSQVARNA VIKING® Designer EPIC™ machine is a first-of-its-kind intuitive experience," said Vanessa Dyson, Education Manager for HUSQVARNA VIKING®. "With this new machine, we're confident that the enthusiast can create any project imaginable. The Designer EPIC™ machine is our flagship that's made for sewers, by sewers™."

Exclusive limited time pre-order offer:

The HUSQVARNA VIKING® Designer EPIC™ sewing and embroidery machine will be sold exclusively at HUSQVARNA VIKING® retailers for a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $14,999. The machine will be available on Oct. 5, 2015, but sewers, embroiderers and quilters can reserve the new machine today via a pre-order form at their local HUSQVARNA VIKING® retailer. Orders placed prior to Oct. 5 will include a special bonus package valued at more than $2,000. The bonus package includes a designer machine roller bag, a $500 in-store shopping spree and more than 250 embroidery designs.** For more details on the HUSQVARNA VIKING® Designer EPIC™ sewing and embroidery machine and to find a store near you, visit www.husqvarnaviking.com/epic.

*'New and improved' features are when compared to HUSQVARNA VIKING® DESIGNER DIAMOND ROYALE™ sewing and embroidery machine. 'Best-in-class' and 'Only found' features are when compared to Brother Innovis Dream Machine, Babylock Destiny, Janome Horizon MC, and Bernina 830/880.
**For a limited time while supplies last. See store for more details. Offer ends October 5, 2015.

ABOUT HUSQVARNA VIKING®

HUSQVARNA VIKING® premium sewing machines have been produced using world-renowned Swedish engineering since 1872 and have been bringing new sewing innovations to the marketplace for 143 years. That tradition of renowned craftsmanship continues today with a commitment to sewing innovation and thoughtfully created machines made for the enthusiast sewer. HUSQVARNA VIKING® sewing machines help sewers transition to the next skill level by providing sewing enthusiasts with unlimited options that will keep them sewing for a lifetime. Visit www.husqvarnaviking.com for more information on HUSQVARNA VIKING® products and retailers. 

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