BERNINA 560

Be creative in comfort

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BERNINA 560

Be creative in comfort

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BERNINA 560E – a multi-talented all-rounder for sewing, embroidery, and quilting

Large range of stitches, embroidery designs, and functions

Large range of stitches, embroidery designs, and functions

Whatever you want to sew or embellish, the BERNINA 560E  has a varied range of stitches on offer. With a total of 676 stitches, of which 160 are embroidery stitches, you have a generous selection from which to choose. All stitches can be sewn with a stitch width of up to 9 mm, which is very practical in particular for decorations. In addition, it offers 5 alphabets that can be sewn as well as embroidered. The 70 embroidery patterns can be retrieved in a separate embroidery mode and adjusted using the touchscreen: turning, rotating, mirroring, sizing and other changes are achieved quickly thanks to the intuitive ease of use. Your individually adjusted stitches and embroidery designs are easily and permanently saved using the memory function.

The B 560 comes with a slide-on table and an accessories box

The B 560E comes with a slide-on table and an accessories box

The slide-on table, with its practical click lock, offers ample work surface for a variety of sewing projects and allows a little more comfort when sewing. All sewing tools, such as presser feet, needles, and bobbins, can be stored in the convenient accessories box. There is even room for large presser feet, such as the buttonhole foot. The brackets for the feet are adjustable. The drawers also provide plenty of space for easy storage of tools and small sewing paraphernalia. The accessories box with retractable stand feet is positioned securely on your sewing table with the retractable stand feet. The transparent doors provide a clear overview of all your sewing tools.  

Embroidery module optional

Embroidery module optional

The BERNINA 560 is equipped with the embroidery function as standard and can be enhanced with the embroidery module. 70 embroidery patterns are already integrated into the BERNINA 560's software. Right from the very start, a vast selection of attractive embroidery are patterns for sophisticated embroidery available that you can easily and quickly select using the touchscreen. With this intelligent combination of sewing and embroidery functions on the BERNINA 560, you can design even more versatile sewing projects.
Memory function for your creative ideas

Memory function for your creative ideas

Thanks to the individual setting options of the BERNINA 560, stitches can be changed or combined in a variety of ways to produce so that you can come up with the exact result you want. With the intelligent memory function of the BERNINA 560, these individual stitches, embroidery designs, and stitch combinations are can even be saved after powering off the BERNINA 560 and remain available the next time you start up the machine. The generous 8 MB of memory space offers enough capacity for a large number of stitch combinations. Upload your own embroidery patterns using a USB connection. Impressive possibilities offer you the highest possible degree of individuality and encourage your creativity!
BERNINA stitch regulator function included

BERNINA stitch regulator function included

With the factory-installed BSR function of the BERNINA 560, upgrading the optional BERNINA stitch regulator (BSR) is possible at any time. The patented BSR is a high-tech presser foot that provides support when sewing freehand. With its recessed transporter, the BSR ensures that the stitch length always remains the exact same length, even if the material is not fed with an even speed. The BSR recognizes deviations and compensates for them so that freehand straight and zigzag stitches are always made with an identical stitch length.
Intuitive operation using a modern touchscreen

Intuitive operation using a modern touchscreen

The BERNINA 560 is equipped with a large, bright TFT touchscreen via which you can retrieve your various functions in the blink of an eye. Using the touchscreen you can easily switch between sewing mode and embroidery mode. Large, informative icons ensure that you can readily find the desired function on the BERNINA 560 without having to look too hard. The self-explanatory touchscreen allows for the intuitive operation of the BERNINA 560. Looking through the manual becomes unnecessary, and even seamstresses with very little experience can swiftly switch between various stitches, embroidery designs and patterns, and functions of the BERNINA 560.
Vom Nähen zum Sticken mit einem Klick

From sewing to embroidering with one click

The BERNINA 560E is equipped with the embroidery function as standard. 70 embroidery patterns are already integrated into the BERNINA 560E's software. Right from the very start, there is a vast selection of attractive embroidery patterns for sophisticated embroidery available that you can easily and quickly select using the touchscreen.  With this intelligent combination of sewing and embroidery functions on the BERNINA 560E, you can design even more versatile sewing projects.

Features & Functions

  • General Features
  • Sewing & Quilting
  • Embroidery
Hook system RL
Maximum sewing speed (stitches per minute) 1000
Sewing space to the right of the needle 7.5” / 190 mm
Color touch screen
LED sewing lights LED
Multi-function knobs
Maximum stitch width in mm 9
Maximum stitch length 5
Needle positions 11
Sewing in each needle position
Number of spool holders 2
Automatic thread cutter
Adjustable presser foot pressure
Manual thread cutter 3
BERNINA Dual Feed (BDF) -
Create and save stitch combinations
Fully-automatic needle threader
Memory (short-term/altered stitches)
Memory (long-term/altered stitches)
BSR enabled, straight stitch and zigzag (separate BSR foot required)
Start/stop button (stitching without foot control)
Slide speed control
Upper thread indicator
Lower thread indicator
USB interface for PC connection
USB interface for USB data stick
Changing stitch settings while sewing
BERNINA foot control with back-kick function
Needle stop up/down
Drag & Drop
Bobbin winding while sewing/embroidering
On-screen help
Built-in needle threader
Sewing tutorial
Embroidery tutorial
Creative consultant
Personal program
History function (most-recently-used stitch patterns) -
Setup program
Language selection
Alarm clock -
Eco mode
BERNINA freearm slide-on table
Dust cover -
Accessories box / bag
Machine weight 15 kg
Machine size 556 / 382 / 458 mm 21.9″ / 15″ / 18″
Pattern start/end function
Elongation -
Programmable Securing Function
Pattern mirroring
360° directional sewing -
Free Hand System (FHS)
Sideways motion feed -
Number of stitch patterns (incl. alphabet) total 700
Connecting stitches -
Utility stitches total 29
Buttonholes (incl. eyelet) total 11
Automatic buttonhole length measuring system
Automatic buttonhole
Manual multi-step buttonhole
Button sew-on program
Darning programs 3
Decorative stitches total 184
Decorative sideways motion stitches -
Quilting stitches total 24
Cross-stitch programs 16
Tapering/skyline stitches -
Sewing alphabets 5
Monograms (with sideways motion) -
Reverse sewing
Embroidery Module opt.
Maximum embroidery speed (stitches per minute) 680
Built-in embroidery designs 70
Embroidery alphabets 4
Embroidery design formats .EXP
Onscreen editing of designs: positioning, mirroring, rotating, scaling, combining
Mega hoop functionality (embroidery field: 400 x 150 mm)
Jumbo hoop functionality (limited embroidery field: 400 x 210 mm) -
Freearm embroidery Opt.
Combine patterns -
Personal memory for embroidery designs
Standard embroidery hoops** 2 (o,m)
Lettering manipulation (WordArt) -
Importing stitch patterns -
Color resequence -
Cut jump stitches
Sequence control
Basting
Endless embroidery -
Position recall
BERNINA ArtLink embroidery software (downloadable from bernina.com)
Mirroring, rotating, scaling

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

  • The new BERNINA 5 Series

    The B 560 is a genuine all-rounder that can sew, quilt and embroider. It includes cutting-edge features developed by a team of experts in Switzerland.

  • 1/10 BERNINA 580 / 570 QE/ 560: getting started and prepared for sewing

    In the first part of the tutorial get familiar with your new BERNINA 560. We will show you how to prepare the sewing machine and how to use the basic features and the standard accessories for sewing. You will learn how to turn on the machine and plug in the foot control, change a presser foot, wind the bobbin and thread the upper and the lower thread. Insert the free hand system and attach the slide on table. Prepare youself for an unforgettable sewing adventure!

  • 2/10 BERNINA 580/ 570 QE/ 560: how to personalize decorative stitches

    Step by step you will be guided through the menu and instructed how to select one of the many decorative stitches, adjust the length and width of the pattern, use the mirror function and the memory function. As you will see, working with decorative stitches is very easy and rewarding.

  • 3/10 BERNINA 580/ 570 QE/ 560: how to combine letters and decorative stitches

    In the 3rd video tutorial you will learn that combining lettering and stitches is very easy. See step by step how to combine the letters of the alphabet function with decorative stitches and stitch patterns and have them sewed automatically. Following this tutorial you can label bags, clothes and cushions with individual lettering and funny patterns.

  • 4/10 BERNINA 580/ 570 QE/ 560: how to sew a buttonhole

    The 4th chapter online tutorial will show you how to sew a buttonhole using the buttonhole foot 3A. In the video you can see how to change size and length of the buttonhole, how to choose the favored style for the buttonhole and how to save your personal buttonhole.

  • 5/10 BERNINA 580/ 570 QE/ 560: how to sew on a button

    In this tutorial we will show you how to sew on a button with your new BERNINA 560. The button sew-on program is so easy to handle! Step by step you can see how to sew on buttons by using stitch #60 and the optional button sew-on foot #18. You can also use foot #20.

  • 6/10 BERNINA 580/ 570 QE/ 560: how to use the setup program

    In this online tutorial you will learn to use the setup-program to adjust the screen settings and to return to factory settings if needed. Get important information about oiling your BERNINA sewing machine by using the practical setup-program.

  • 7/10 BERNINA 580/ 570 QE / 560: free motion quilting with the BERNINA Stitch Regulator

    The BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR) ensures total control in your creative endeavours. The revolutionary BSR System makes free-motion quilting a cinch and a sure-fire success. Your stitches remain consistent, whether you sew fast or slow. The BSR can be used in two modes (zig-zag and straight stitch).

  • 8/10 BERNINA 580/ 570 QE/ 560: embroidery first steps

    Take your first steps with BERNINA embroidery as you learn how to attach the module, thread properly for embroidery tension and hooping requirements for embroidery projects. This basic foundation will start you off on the right foot for future embroideries.

  • 9/10 BERNINA 580/ 570 QE/ 560: how to embroider a single colour design

    In the 9th part of the new BERNINA 5 Series online videocourse you will learn how to use the embroidery module to embroider a single color design. You will be guided step by step through the embroidery menu and taught how to select options and choose a pattern. Your BERNINA 5 Series sewing machine with embroidery module will then embroider the chosen pattern automatically.

  • 10/10 BERNINA 580/ 570 QE/ 560: embroidery editing and extras

    In the 10th and last installment of the 5-series tutorials, learn how to modify embroidery motifs by mirroring vertically and horizontally, use drag and drop placement and rotate a design. Learn how to duplicate, add designs and letters on the B 580. Store or save your creation for later use on all 5-series machines.

  • The new BERNINA 5 Series

    The new BERNINA 5 Series

  • 1/10 BERNINA 580 / 570 QE/ 560: getting started and prepared for sewing

    1/10 BERNINA 580 / 570 QE/ 560: getting started and prepared for sewing

  • 2/10 BERNINA 580/ 570 QE/ 560: how to personalize decorative stitches

    2/10 BERNINA 580/ 570 QE/ 560: how to personalize decorative stitches

  • 3/10 BERNINA 580/ 570 QE/ 560: how to combine letters and decorative stitches

    3/10 BERNINA 580/ 570 QE/ 560: how to combine letters and decorative stitches

  • 4/10 BERNINA 580/ 570 QE/ 560: how to sew a buttonhole

    4/10 BERNINA 580/ 570 QE/ 560: how to sew a buttonhole

  • 5/10 BERNINA 580/ 570 QE/ 560: how to sew on a button

    5/10 BERNINA 580/ 570 QE/ 560: how to sew on a button

  • 6/10 BERNINA 580/ 570 QE/ 560: how to use the setup program

    6/10 BERNINA 580/ 570 QE/ 560: how to use the setup program

  • 7/10 BERNINA 580/ 570 QE / 560: free motion quilting with the BERNINA Stitch Regulator

    7/10 BERNINA 580/ 570 QE / 560: free motion quilting with the BERNINA Stitch Regulator

  • 8/10 BERNINA 580/ 570 QE/ 560: embroidery first steps

    8/10 BERNINA 580/ 570 QE/ 560: embroidery first steps

  • 9/10 BERNINA 580/ 570 QE/ 560: how to embroider a single colour design

    9/10 BERNINA 580/ 570 QE/ 560: how to embroider a single colour design

  • 10/10 BERNINA 580/ 570 QE/ 560: embroidery editing and extras

    10/10 BERNINA 580/ 570 QE/ 560: embroidery editing and extras

Support for your BERNINA 560E

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 560

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.