Bertha Cabinet - Arrow Sewing Cabinets

Bertha Cabinet


4.00 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)

Our Bertha sewing cabinet was made to fit today’s large, heavy sewing and embroidery machines. Her airlift holds a 50-pound machine and will effortlessly move your sewing machine up and down into 3 positions: free arm, flatbed and storage. The airlift also easily adjusts to accommodate machines of different heights.

Bertha also comes with a quilt leaf for the back of the cabinet. The leaf increases your workspace behind the unit creating approximately 5 square feet, so fragile quilts won’t fall on the floor as you pass them through the machine. The leaf slides along a metal rod behind the cabinet for custom positioning to the left of your machine. Click the Assembly Manual/Videos Tab for a video that includes a demonstration of the Quilt Leaf extension on Bertha.

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The two doors on Bertha have a total of 8 storage trays for all your sewing accessories. A cut out in the front allows for machine knee lifters to be used comfortably. Sew with correct posture avoiding stress on your hands, back and neck in any position by sitting in front of your needle for center needle sewing.

An optional machine specific custom insert for Bertha can be ordered for many sewing machine models on our Custom Machine Insert page.

Visit our FAQs page for answers to typical customer questions, as well as information on our Product Warranty.

Curious if your large machine will fit Bertha?
Bertha will fit the larger and heavier Top of the Line sewing machines by Bernina, BabyLock, Brother, & Husqvarna Viking that don’t fit all models of cabinets. Click the Cabinet Specs/Incompatible Machines Tab for detailed cabinet dimensions, including machine opening size and a list of known Incompatible Machines.

Assembly is a snap!
The cabinet ships in 2 boxes and is assembled using a hammer, a screwdriver, a wrench, and about 2 hours of time. Click the Assembly Manuals/Videos Tab to see our YouTube Assembly Video(s) and to download the Assembly Manuals.

Additional information

Cabinet Finish

Cherry, Oak-grain, White

Cabinet Specs / Incompatible Machines

Cabinet Specifications

  • Dimensions Open: 84-3/16″ wide x 39-3/4″ deep(quilt leaf fully extended*) x 30-1/2″ tall
  • Dimensions Closed: 43-1/2″ wide x 23″ deep x 31″ tall
  • *Quilt Leaf Open: 34-3/8″ wide x 20-7/16″ deep x 30-3/16″ tall
  • The Bertha cabinet opening will accommodate sewing machines no larger than:
    • 22-9/16″ wide
    • 11-3/4″ deep (front to back)
    • 14-1/2″ tall*

*Please measure your machine and include knobs, plugs,etc. that extend beyond the body of machine.

  • Construction: Vinyl laminate/MDF/Composite
  • Airlift Platform Weight Limit: 50 #s
  • Custom Machine Insert Available

Machines that don’t fit into Bertha


Will not fit / Not recommended:

This lists the sewing machines that Arrow knows do not fit or are not compatible with the Bertha cabinet model 98700, 98701 and 98702.

Baby Lock

  • Destiny
  • Solaris


  • Dream VX8500D
  • Luminaire Innov-is XP1


  • eXpressive 920 –
    • The sewing machine width of 23.5” is longer than the platform of the Bertha cabinet and the same width as the opening.


  • 15,000, Horizon Memory Craft 15,000
    • The sewing machine width of 23.5” is longer than the platform of the Bertha cabinet and the same width as the opening.


  • Designer Epic

The following machines fit, but with issues:

Baby Lock

  • Ellissimo (BLSO), Ellissimo Gold (BLSOG), Ellissimo Gold 2

The handles of the BabyLock Ellissimo are wider than the opening of the Bertha cabinet and in order to put the machine into the storage position, the handle must be upright when lowering the platform. Then the machine must be tipped forward to allow you to fold the handle down. This must be done in reverse to bring the machine up.


  • Series 7- 780, 750 QE, 710

The machines will fit the opening and platform of the cabinet but the height of the machine does not allow the top right leaf to close completely when the machine is in storage position.


  • Quattro 3 Trilogy LE Innovis 6750D, Quattro 2 7600D, Quattro, NV6000D & NV6500D

The handles of the Brother Quattro are wider than the opening of the Bertha cabinet and in order to put the machine into the storage position, the handle must be upright when lowering the platform. Then the machine must be tipped forward to allow you to fold the handle down. This must be done in reserve to bring the machine up.

*These machines are ones that have known fit issues. Please be advised that this list will change as new models are introduced. It is extremely important to measure your machine prior to ordering to make sure it will fit.


Revised 10/9/2015

Shipping Info

Shipping Information

The cabinet ships in 3 boxes, weighing 146 #s, by FedEx or UPS.
Sorry these cannot be shipped to PO Boxes.

Note: If you order the Custom Machine Insert, it will arrive after you receive your cabinet because it can take up to 3 weeks to manufacture.

Assembly Manual / Videos

Assembly Instructions

The cabinet ships in 3 boxes and is assembled using a standard screwdriver, adjustable wrench and hammer/mallet. Assembly instructions are included, but you can download the Assembly Manual PDF file below.

Scroll to the Assembly Videos section below to view the step-by-step video to see how we do it. Our assembly experts are just a toll-free phone call away if you need help.

Assembly Manuals

The Assembly Manual PDF file and other helpful PDF files are available via the links below.

Click a link to open the PDF file in a new window.

Right click the link and select “Save Link As” (or “Save Target As”) to immediately save a PDF file to your computer.

700 Bertha Manual

Identifying Bertha Hardware

Adjusting the height of the platform with an insert

Assembly Videos

3 reviews for Bertha Cabinet

  1. 5 out of 5

    I have bought 2 Bertha Cabinets and I absolutely love them! I am a widow so I assembled myself and had no problems. It did take some fine tuning to get the platform right where I wanted it. The acrylic insert fit like a glove. And I recently discovered a wonderful benefit… my new Janome 500e stand alone embroidery machine fits the opening perfectly at the flatbed level! So now when doing Edge to Edge quilting (looks just like it’s been long armed) I have a huge level deck for all the bulk of the quilt. There is but a 1/16” clearance so it does not even need an insert! The lift works great. And the extension table makes big quilts easy to handle. I love this sewing table for its versatility and value.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Love the cabinet, went together without any problems handles my wife’s Bernini 770 QE great the only thing is you have to remove your project and insert to access the bobbin which is not fun when quilting a project.

  3. 3 out of 5

    I have had this cabinet for several months now and still feel like I paid way too much for the quality of the cabinet. I have spoken to customer service and they respond quickly, but that does not help when the doors will not stay open. The company replaced the magnets, but even after adjusting them the doors do not stay closed. If you are looking for a cabinet that you can close up after sewing beware of the doors not staying closed The cabinet fits my machine which is good, but putting this cabinet together was a nightmare even after watching the videos. For the quality of the product I should have paid no more then $300. My dream is to get a Koala cabinet but that is not in the budget, so I guess I will just have to keep this one and deal with the problems.

    • Hello,
      We are sorry to hear about your experience with our Bertha Cabinet, we will be contacting you directly to see if there is anything else we can do to help rectify this problem.

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