BERNINA 485

BERNINA 485

Power, speed, perfection and ease

  • 5.5 mm stitch width for beautiful stitches
  • Jumbo bobbin for fewer interruptions
  • Convenient Automatic Thread Cutter
  • Adjustable tension for perfect stitches
  • Easy threading saves you time
Discover the BERNINA 485

BERNINA 485: Impeccable and perfect.

Designer Yvonne Reichmuth talks about the BERNINA 480 and 485
"The B 485 is an essential part of my studio." Yvonne Reichmuth - "YVY", Swiss Fashion Designer

Highly sophisticated. Brilliantly simple. Like Yvonne’s beautiful designs, her B 485 expertly combines simple, easy-to-use features with innovative technology, ensuring that her stitches are impeccable on everything from leather to delicate fabrics. Her machine exceeds her expectations. You can expect the same.

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Automatic features save time

Automatic features save time

  • Automatic thread cutting
  • Press a button, thread is cut
  • Save time for the most creativity

Threads are cut automatically and the needle lifts leaving your hands free to keep on creating as easily and quickly as you like.

Adjustable Presser Foot Pressure

Adjustable Presser Foot Pressure

  • Thin fabrics? Increase pressure
  • Thick materials? Reduce pressure
  • Sew a variety of materials with ease

The basic setting can be individually adjusted, ensuring the ideal pressure is always used for whatever fabrics and materials you choose.

The space your creativity needs

  • More room for all kinds of projects
  • Slide-on extension table included
  • Spacious and hassle free

The extended freearm offers 7 inches right of the needle and allows plenty of room for projects, quilts and all kinds of creativity.

Easy to navigate touch screen

Easy to navigate touch screen

  • Modern color touch screen
  • Easy to use with simple navigation
  • On-screen support when needed

The on-screen, there-when-you-need-it, Sewing Consultant helps you find the right settings. Make suggested adjustments quickly with the Multi-function knobs.

Hands free and in control

Hands free and in control

  • Hands-free sewing with the knee lifter
  • Your hands guide the fabric anytime
  • Simultaneously raises/lowers presser foot and feed dog
The BERNINA Free Hand System lets you lift or lower the presser foot using only the knee lifter, keeping your hands free to guide your projects.

Perfect stitches perfectly easy

Perfect stitches perfectly easy

  • Sew perfect stitches with 5.5 mm stitch width
  • Jumbo bobbin means fewer stops
  • Convenient, Front-load bobbin

The BERNINA Hook keeps the stitches consistent and precise, and fast too, sewing at a maximum speed of 900 stitches per minute.

Personal advice at your Local BERNINA Store

Over 2,000 BERNINA Stores worldwide offer valuable services to all our customers. Your local BERNINA Store is there to proudly help you, with advice on machines and accessories that best suit your needs, selection of BERNINA Embroidery Software and also in servicing your BERNINA.

Features & Functions

  • Overview
  • Sewing & Quilting
  • General Features
  • Stitches
BERNINA 485

Note:
Not all models and accessories are available in all countries. We reserve the right to make changes in both features and design.

Maximum stitch width in mm 5.5
Hook system BERNINA Hook
Maximum sewing speed (stitches per minute) 900
Sewing space to the right of the needle 7” / 177,7 mm
Color touch screen 4.3” / 10 cm
Adjustable presser foot pressure
Start/stop button (stitching without foot control)
Sewing tutorial

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Note:
Not all models and accessories are available in all countries. We reserve the right to make changes in both features and design.

Pattern start/end function
Elongation
Automatic securing function
Pattern repeat (up to 9)
Stitch length maximum in mm 6
Maximum stitch width in mm 5.5
Pattern mirroring
Free Hand System (FHS)
Number of stitch patterns (incl. alphabet) total 994
Utility stitches total 29
Buttonholes (incl. eyelet) total 11

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Automatic buttonhole length measuring system
Automatic buttonhole
Manual multi-step buttonhole
Button sew-on program
Darning programs 2
Decorative stitches total 250
Quilting stitches total 27
Cross-stitch programs 21
Sewing alphabets 5
Reverse sewing
Hook system BERNINA Hook
Maximum sewing speed (stitches per minute) 900
Sewing space to the right of the needle 7” / 177,7 mm
Color touch screen 4.3” / 10 cm
Drag & Drop
LED sewing lights 8 LED
Multi-function knobs
Needle positions 11
Sewing in each needle position
Number of spool holders 2
Semi-automatic needle threader
Adjustable presser foot pressure
Manual thread cutter 4
Automatic thread cutter
Adaptive Thread Tension
BSR functionality, straight stitch and zigzag
BERNINA foot control with back-kick function

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Create and save stitch combinations
Memory (short-term/altered stitches)
Memory (long-term/altered stitches)
Start/stop button (stitching without foot control)
Slide speed control
Bobbin winding while sewing/embroidering
USB interface for PC connection
USB interface for USB data stick
Changing stitch settings while sewing
Needle stop up/down
On-screen help
Creative consultant
Sewing tutorial
Setup program
Machine weight 9.5 kg
Machine size 423 / 200 / 328 mm 16.6" / 7.9" / 12.9"
  • Practical stitches

  • Buttonholes

  • Decorative stitches

  • Quilt stitches

Accessories

Unleash your creativity with the included accessories and be prepared for any creative challenge with a huge variety of optional accessories

  • Included
  • Compatible
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Note:
Not all models and accessories are available in all countries. We reserve the right to make changes in both features and design.

Tutorials

  • Sewing decorative stitches and letters with the B 485

  • Changing and saving stitches with the B 485

  • Touch screen and functions of the B 485

  • Patchwork and quilting with the B 485

  • Threading and getting started sewing with the B 485

  • Cleaning and oiling the B 485

  • Sewing buttonholes with the B 485

  • Sewing decorative stitches and letters with the B 485

    Sewing decorative stitches and letters with the B 485

  • Changing and saving stitches with the B 485

    Changing and saving stitches with the B 485

  • Touch screen and functions of the B 485

    Touch screen and functions of the B 485

  • Patchwork and quilting with the B 485

    Patchwork and quilting with the B 485

  • Threading and getting started sewing with the B 485

    Threading and getting started sewing with the B 485

  • Cleaning and oiling the B 485

    Cleaning and oiling the B 485

  • Sewing buttonholes with the B 485

    Sewing buttonholes with the B 485

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do if the message with gears appears?

Cut off the upper thread, raise the presser foot, carefully lift the fabric to cut off the lower thread and any twisted threads. Do not pull! Remove the fabric. Remove the bobbin case, open the hook to check whether any thread is tangled in the hook area and remove it. Also check whether there is any thread under the needle plate. Replace the hook, bobbin case, bobbin and needle plate. Check whether the upper thread is threaded correctly and rethread if necessary.

The machine will only run slowly

There may be several reasons for this:
- The speed regulator is set to slow sewing.
- The speed was reduced during setup. In order to change this, select "Setup", "Sewing settings" and "Sewing speed control" and set the desired speed.

What is the thread cutter to the right of the machine head for?

It makes threading using the semi-automatic threader easier, since the end of the thread no longer needs to be held manually. Instead, the thread is pulled over the thread cutter  after it has been laid into  the hook of the threader. The threader is then released and the thread is pulled through the eye of the needle. The cutter is available as an optional accessory for models where it is not included as standard.

Support for your BERNINA 485

To ensure that you enjoy your BERNINA for as long as possible, we recommend that you read the detailed operating instructions. Further support information and firmware updates can be found on the support page.

Download manual Support page BERNINA 485

Personal advice at your Local BERNINA Store

Over 2,000 BERNINA Stores worldwide offer valuable services to all our customers. Your local BERNINA Store is there to proudly help you, with advice on machines and accessories that best suit your needs, selection of BERNINA Embroidery Software and also in servicing your BERNINA.