BabyLock Destiny- 5 Favorite Features

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The BabyLock Destiny is an impressive sewing machine with tons of bells & whistles - here are a few of my favorite features. The Sewing Loft

During this past year I have been teaching students about the BabyLock Destiny and all its amazing features. Even though this machine is oozing with crazy stuff, it’s the little details that I love the most. Here is a line up that I recently shared in class of my favorite features.

My Favorite BabyLock Destiny Features


The BabyLock Destiny is oozing with amazing features and the laser beam guide marker is just one of my favs. Find out how to use it in your everyday sewing. The Sewing Loft
Laser Beam Guideline Marker-

Beam me up Scotty! Not only is this feature super cool & high-tech but it’s functional! 

This guide is an instant gratification tool with the push of a button. Did you know that you can shift the beam placement from left to right to suit your needs? Yup, you sure can!

The BabyLock Destiny is oozing with amazing features and the camera function with needle placement is just one of my favs. Find out how to use it in your everyday sewing. The Sewing Loft

Camera Function-

This feature is on both the Ellisimo and the BabyLock Destiny. With just a simple touch of the screen you can instantly see the exact placement of your needle. This is incredibly helpful when you have had stitches skip, run out of thread mid seam, and for embroidery placement.

  • How to use: Not only can you see a quick peek of your fabric under the presser foot but you can actually see the needle drop position.
  • Cheat sheet: page 97 in manual

The BabyLock Destiny is oozing with amazing features and the mirror function key is just one of my favs. Find out how to use it in your everyday sewing. The Sewing Loft

Mirror Key Function-

This button is found on your main screen and is perfect for changing the direction on your stitches.

  • Places to use: Change the stitch direction on your decorative stitches like blanket stitch; flip the position of an embroidery design and reverse script.
  • Additional notes: Once selecting the mirror function, you will notice that some stitch boxes have turned gray. These stitches are not compatible with the mirror function and can not be used.
  • Cheat sheet: page 110 in manual


Save your Settings-

Did you know that the BabyLock Destiny has a picture perfect memory? With the touch of the screen you can save your favorite stitch lengths and widths to save time in the future.  This special feature has the ability to save up to 5 special settings per stitch. Consider using this feature for special stitches you use over and over again. For me that would be the zig zag stitch, blanket stitch and more.

  • When to use: Favorite stitch length & widths. I especially do this for my zig zag & blanket stitches. (I use them all the time!)
  • Cheat sheet: page 113 in manual


Adjusting Needle-

This function is key for adjusting seam allowance. Just like the laser beam guide marker, you can adjust the needle placement on your machine. Pair this with the laser beam and the possibilities for top stitching are endless.

  • When to use: zipper installation, adjusting seam allowance settings
  • Cheat sheet: page 92 in manual

The knee control lifter allows you to raise the presser foot by simply moving the attachable lever with your knee. This leaves both of your hands free for extra control on detailed stitches. The Sewing LoftKnee Lifter-

This is one of my favorite functions for a busy day behind the machine. Especially, if it involves curves. The knee lifter will allow you to lift and lower your presser foot with your knee. This means no more buttons to push when finished sewing a seam and allows you to keep both hands free to maneuver your fabric.  Lifter can be adjusted into 3 different positions for comfort. When using the knee lifter the machine will automatically adjust the foot pressure.(No need to manually change in your settings.)

  • When to use: chain piecing, long stretches behind the machine
  • Cheat sheet: page 94 in manual


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Each sewing machine on the market today has special features that make it perfect for the job at hand. So, whether you are purchasing a starter machine or the Mac Daddy of all machines, it’s important to understand how you will use it. I recommend going to your local shop and sitting with a trained instructor to test the machines on the floor. Consider bringing in a few pieces of scrap fabric and stitching before making your purchase. This way, when you bring home your new baby you will be extremely happy.

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  1. Good information. I wish you would take the time to answer emails or don’t post that you do.

    • Hello Brenda,
      I’m glad you found the information helpful and would love to help you out with any questions but do not have any emails from you.

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