BERNINA 790 PLUS

BERNINA 790 PLUS

Finest for Sewing & Embroidery

  • Great New Embroidery Features
  • Large Sewing & Embroidery Field
  • Create your own stitch patterns
  • Sew longer with the extra large bobbin
  • Convince yourself: BERNINA innovations
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BERNINA 790 PLUS: The perfect machine for Grand Ideas

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Quiet & precise sewing

Quiet & precise sewing

  • Ideally suited for decorative stitches
  • Sew & embroider for longer periods of time
  • More time for your creativity
The BERNINA Hook sews high-precision stitches up to 9 mm in width with speeds up to 1,000 stitches per minute. The bobbin holds 70% more thread than standard bobbins.

A lot of space just for you

A lot of space just for you

  • Embroider maxi-sized motifs with ease
  • Comfortably maneuver large projects
  • Designed for the Maxi Hoop

The B 790 PLUS offers a full 13-inch extended freearm including ten inches of space to the right of the needle. Enjoy a large sewing and embroidery area.

Automatic features are yours!

Automatic features are yours!

  • No manual cutting at the end of a seam
  • Enjoy semi-automatic threading
  • No manual lowering of the presser foot
Thread is cut automatically when you reach the end of a seam or a color change in embroidery. The presser foot lowers automatically at the beginning of a seam.

Finest embroidery every time

  • Place your design exactly
  • Clean embroidery results on the top
  • Intuitive & very easy to use

The B 790 PLUS is enriched with exciting embroidery features like Pinpoint Placement, Enhanced Editing Functions, Total Embroidery Stitch Control and much more.

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Love the BERNINA innovations

Love the BERNINA innovations

  • Achieve finest stitching results
  • Stitches are kept consistent
  • Assistance with free-motion sewing

The BERNINA Adaptive Thread Tension provides ideal thread tension for each and every stitch type, in any variation. The BERNINA Stitch Regulator guarantees precise stitch quality and results.

Ask your on-screen support

Ask your on-screen support

  • Ask for the type of stabilizer
  • Find the proper needle and foot
  • Learn more about sewing and embroidery

The Sewing and Embroidery Consultants and the built-in tutorials offer direct on-screen support and answer your questions whenever you need them.

Sew silk & leather like a pro

Sew silk & leather like a pro

  • Handle special materials with ease
  • Enjoy superb fabric feed
  • Optimum visibility while sewing

The innovative BERNINA Dual Feed is easily engaged when needed and tucks completely out of the way when it’s not.

Enhanced editing

Enhanced editing

  • Undo & redo steps while editing
  • Group & ungroup designs
  • Rearrange designs

Undo or redo steps while editing or combining designs to return to your initial position. Combine designs to edit all at one time with group. Break apart designs to edit individually with ungroup. The design layer stitch-out sequence can also be customised.

Create your personal stitch

Create your personal stitch

  • Design & create your own stitches
  • Draw your stitch design directly on the screen
  • Convert the design into a stitch pattern

Edit stitches and create your own by drawing your ideas right on the touch screen. At the touch of a button, your design is converted into a stitch pattern. The creative possibilities are endless and your stitch library is continuously expanding.

Total embroidery stitch control

Total embroidery stitch control

  • No more manual trimming on the top side
  • Invisible securing stitches
  • Smart tie-on/off stitches

Threads are automatically pulled down thanks to the Thread Away Mode. The Smart Secure function conveniently adds tie-on/off stitches to a design if none are pre-programmed. And the Invisible Secure makes the tie-on/off formation completely invisible.

Perfect Machine. Perfect Hoop.

Enjoy embroidering with the BERNINA Midi Hoop (Optional Accessory), guaranteeing quick and perfect embroidery performance.

  • Very easy to hoop and unhoop
  • Get full tension on your fabric
  • Waste less stabilizer
  • Ergonomic twist-lock mechanism
  • Size: 10.5 x 6.5 inch, 265 x 165 mm
Overview of Optional Accessories

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Features & Functions

  • Overview
  • Sewing & Quilting
  • Embroidery
  • General Features
  • Stitches
BERNINA 790 PLUS

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

Stitch Designer
Maximum embroidery area 15.7" x 8.3" / 400x210 mm
Built-in embroidery designs 332
Sewing space to the right of the needle 10” / 254 mm 254 mm
Color touch screen 7” / 18 cm
Automatic thread cutter
BERNINA Dual Feed (BDF)
BSR enabled, straight stitch and zigzag (separate BSR foot required)
Lower thread indicator

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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
Programmable Securing Function
Stitch Designer
360° directional sewing
Free Hand System (FHS)
Sideways motion feed
Number of stitch patterns (incl. alphabet) total 1352
Connecting stitches
Utility stitches total 32
Buttonholes (incl. eyelet) total 15
Automatic buttonhole length measuring system

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Automatic buttonhole
Manual multi-step buttonhole
Button sew-on program
Darning programs 2
Decorative stitches total 506
Decorative sideways motion stitches 117
Quilting stitches total 34
Cross-stitch programs 37
Tapering/skyline stitches 28/27
Sewing alphabets 8
Monograms (with sideways motion)
Embroidery functionality
Embroidery Module
Large embroidery module
Large Embroidery Module (SDT) optional
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Large Embroidery Module (SDT)

The new BERNINA Smart Drive Technology (SDT) module elevates your embroidery experience with enhanced stitch quality, smoother and quieter movement and up to 55% higher embroidery speed.
Maximum embroidery area 15.7" x 8.3" / 400x210 mm
Maximum embroidery speed (stitches per minute) 1000
Built-in embroidery designs 332
Embroidery alphabets 18
Embroidery design formats EXP, DST, PES, PEC, JEF, SEW, PCS, XXX
Onscreen editing of designs: positioning, mirroring, rotating, scaling, combining
Pinpoint Placement
Undo/Redo
Group/Ungroup
Color Wheel
Rearrange embroidery designs in combination
Invisible Secure
Smart Secure
Thread-up Command
Programmable jump stitch cutting
Thread Away Mode
Embroidery Consultant

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Midi hoop functionality (embroidery field: 265×165 mm, 10.5"×6.5")
Mega hoop functionality (embroidery field: 400×150 mm, 15.7"×5.9")
Maxi hoop functionality (embroidery field: 400×210 mm, 15.7"×8.3")
Jumbo hoop functionality (limited embroidery field: 400×210 mm, 15.7”×10.2”)
Automatic hoop recognition
Freearm embroidery
Personal memory for embroidery designs
WordArt
Importing stitch patterns
Color resequence
Cut jump stitches
Sequence control
Basting
Endless embroidery
Position recall
Embroidery tutorial
BERNINA Embroidery Software Compatible
BERNINA PunchWork Tool compatible
BERNINA DesignWorks Software & Tool compatible
Crystal Edition Additional Embroidery Designs -
Exclusive Crystal Edition Designs -
Hook system BERNINA Hook
Maximum sewing speed (stitches per minute) 1000
Sewing space to the right of the needle 10” / 254 mm 254 mm
Color touch screen 7” / 18 cm
LED sewing lights 30 LED
Multi-function knobs
Maximum stitch width 9
Maximum stitch length 6
Needle positions 11
Sewing in each needle position
Number of spool holders 2
Semi-automatic needle threader
Automatic thread cutter
Pivot / hover function
Adjustable presser foot pressure
Manual thread cutter 3
BERNINA Dual Feed (BDF)
Adaptive Thread Tension
Create and save stitch combinations
Memory (short-term/altered stitches)
Memory (long-term/altered stitches)
BSR enabled, straight stitch and zigzag (separate BSR foot required)

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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
Sewing tutorial
Embroidery tutorial
Creative consultant
Personal program
History function (most-recently-used stitch patterns)
Setup program
Eco mode
Machine weight 14 kg
Machine size 522 / 214 / 358 mm
  • 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

  • BERNINA 790 PLUS: The plus features

  • BERNINA 790 PLUS: The best technology for sewing and embroidery

  • BERNINA 790 PLUS: First steps

  • BERNINA 790 PLUS: Change stitch pattern

  • BERNINA 790 PLUS: Combining letters and stitches

  • BERNINA 790 PLUS: Sewing buttonholes and sewing on buttons

  • BERNINA 790 PLUS: Sewing with the BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR)

  • BERNINA 790 PLUS: Sewing with Dual Feed

  • BERNINA 790 PLUS: First steps when embroidering

  • BERNINA 790 PLUS: Edit embroidery patterns

  • BERNINA 790 PLUS: Embroidering borders

  • BERNINA 790 PLUS: Creating your own stitch patterns

  • BERNINA 790 PLUS: Care and cleaning

  • BERNINA Hook: the heart of the BERNINA 7 Series

  • BERNINA 790 PLUS: The plus features

    BERNINA 790 PLUS: The plus features

  •  BERNINA 790 PLUS: The best technology for sewing and embroidery

    BERNINA 790 PLUS: The best technology for sewing and embroidery

  • BERNINA 790 PLUS: First steps

    BERNINA 790 PLUS: First steps

  • BERNINA 790 PLUS: Change stitch pattern

    BERNINA 790 PLUS: Change stitch pattern

  • BERNINA 790 PLUS: Combining letters and stitches

    BERNINA 790 PLUS: Combining letters and stitches

  • BERNINA 790 PLUS: Sewing buttonholes and sewing on buttons

    BERNINA 790 PLUS: Sewing buttonholes and sewing on buttons

  • BERNINA 790 PLUS: Sewing with the BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR)

    BERNINA 790 PLUS: Sewing with the BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR)

  • BERNINA 790 PLUS: Sewing with Dual Feed

    BERNINA 790 PLUS: Sewing with Dual Feed

  • BERNINA 790 PLUS: First steps when embroidering

    BERNINA 790 PLUS: First steps when embroidering

  • BERNINA 790 PLUS: Edit embroidery patterns

    BERNINA 790 PLUS: Edit embroidery patterns

  • BERNINA 790 PLUS: Embroidering borders

    BERNINA 790 PLUS: Embroidering borders

  • BERNINA 790 PLUS: Creating your own stitch patterns

    BERNINA 790 PLUS: Creating your own stitch patterns

  • BERNINA 790 PLUS: Care and cleaning

    BERNINA 790 PLUS: Care and cleaning

  • BERNINA Hook: the heart of the BERNINA 7 Series

    BERNINA Hook: the heart of the BERNINA 7 Series

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.

The lower thread indicator is not responding

There may be several reasons for this:
The door of the hook cover is open. Close it.
The sensor of the lower thread indicator is dirty and needs cleaning.
The lower thread indicator has been deactivated in "Setup". Select "Setup", "Monitoring functions" and "Activating the lower thread indicator".

The screen is not responding

The screen needs calibrating. Select "Setup", "Machine settings" and "Display calibration" and follow the instructions on the screen.

Support for your BERNINA 790 PLUS

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 790 PLUS

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.