BERNINA 740

Comfortable sewing and embellishing

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Picture: BERNINA 740

BERNINA 740

Comfortable sewing and embellishing

The BERNINA 740 makes sewing dreams come true

Mit der BERNINA 740 werden Nähträume wahr

The BERNINA 740 won over Swiss designer Mathias Ackermann right from the start:

"Working with a BERNINA has an inspirational effect on my designs. I love working with the BERNINA 740, and not just because of its well-engineered technology. Features such as the threader and the BERNINA Stitch Regulator thrill me to bits. What’s more, its versatility inspires me with new ideas, and its user-friendliness is simply brilliant. It also sews the finest fabrics, effortlessly"

Learn more about why the B 740 is the machine for you

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.
Enough space for creativity

Enough space for creativity

  • Enough space for your creations
  • Plenty of room for large projects
  • Enjoy full comfort while sewing
The extended freearm offers 10" right of the needle. Therefore you will enjoy a grand sewing area for grand ideas.
Automatic features save time

Automatic features save time

  • 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.
Perfect tension for perfect stitches

Perfect tension for perfect stitches

  • Ideal tension for each stitch type
  • Achieve finest stitching results
  • A BERNINA innovation
The BERNINA Adaptive Thread Tension adjusts the tension electronically to the selected stitch width, length, speed, and needle position on each penetration of the needle into the fabric.
Ask your on-screen support

Ask your on-screen support

  • Enjoy intuitive navigation
  • Find the proper needle and foot
  • Learn more about sewing and embroidery
The Sewing Consultant and the built-in tutorials offer direct on-screen support and answers to your questions at any time, day or night.
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.

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
  • General Features
  • Sewing & Quilting
  • Embroidery
  • Stiches
BERNINA 740

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

Hook system BERNINA Hook
Maximum sewing speed (stitches per minute) 1000
Sewing space to the right of the needle 10” / 254 mm
Color touch screen 4.3” / 10 cm
Maximum stitch width in mm 9
Automatic presser foot lift
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.

Hook system BERNINA Hook
Maximum sewing speed (stitches per minute) 1000
Sewing space to the right of the needle 10” / 254 mm
Color touch screen 4.3” / 10 cm
LED sewing lights 30 LED
Multi-function knobs
Maximum stitch width in mm 9
Maximum stitch length 6
Needle positions 11
Sewing in each needle position
Number of spool holders 2
Semi-automatic needle threader
Automatic presser foot lift
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
Maximum embroidery speed (stitches per minute) -
Memory (short-term/altered stitches)
Memory (long-term/altered stitches)

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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
Sewing tutorial
Creative consultant
Personal program
History function (most-recently-used stitch patterns) -
Setup program
Eco mode
BERNINA freearm slide-on table
Dust cover
Machine weight 14 kg
Machine size 522 / 214 / 358 mm 20.5″ / 8.4″ / 14.1″
Pattern start/end function
Elongation
Programmable Securing Function
Stitch Designer -
360° directional sewing -
Sideways motion feed -
Number of stitch patterns (incl. alphabet) total 800
Connecting stitches -
Utility stitches total 29
Buttonholes (incl. eyelet) total 11
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 200
Decorative sideways motion stitches -
Quilting stitches total 23
Cross-stitch programs 21
Tapering/skyline stitches -
Sewing alphabets 5
Monograms (with sideways motion) -
Embroidery Module -
Large embroidery module -
Maximum embroidery speed (stitches per minute) -
Built-in embroidery designs -
Embroidery alphabets -
Embroidery design formats -
Onscreen editing of designs: positioning, mirroring, rotating, scaling, combining -
Pinpoint Placement -
Color Wheel -
Rearrange embroidery designs in combination -
Invisible Secure -
Smart Secure -
Thread-up Command -
Programmable jump stitch cutting -
Thread Away Mode -
Embroidery Consultant -
Midi hoop functionality (embroidery field: 265 x 165 mm) -
Mega hoop functionality (embroidery field: 400 x 150 mm) -

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Maxi hoop functionality (embroidery field: 400 x 210 mm) -
Jumbo hoop functionality (limited embroidery field: 400 x 210 mm) -
Automatic hoop recognition -
Freearm embroidery -
Combine designs -
Personal memory for embroidery designs -
Lettering manipulation (WordArt) -
Importing stitch patterns -
Color resequence -
Cut jump stitches -
Sequence control -
Basting -
Endless embroidery -
Position recall -
Embroidery tutorial -
BERNINA PunchWork Tool compatible -
BERNINA DesignWorks Software & Tool compatible -
  • 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

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 740: The best technology for sewing and quilting

    Feature packed and fabulous! The BERNINA 740 combines innovative functions and features with an extra-large work area and intuitive touchscreen control. The extended freearm offers 254 mm of space to the right of the needle, and the fast and quiet BERNINA Hook sews high-precision stitches up to 9 mm in width. The bobbin holds up to 70 % more thread than standard bobbins, and thanks to the integrated BERNINA Dual Feed, hard-to-manage and fine fabrics, or multiple layers, can be used seamlessly to achieve extraordinary results.

  • 1/8 BERNINA 740: First steps

    The BERNINA 720, 740 and 770 QE allow even absolute sewing novices to achieve excellent results. This video tutorial will take you through setting up your BERNINA, step by step. This ranges from threading to replacing the presser foot – all done in a few simple steps. The generously proportioned and ultra-clear touch screen with touch stylus pen also means it couldn’t be easier to change settings, such as the winding speed and selected stitches. The scroll function facilitates easier and more intuitive navigation through the program, and tips and further information on the individual functions and stitches are a click away via the Help function. The set-up program also features numerous options for individual settings, which gives you the chance to customise the BERNINA completely in line with your own wishes and preferences – from the language setting and the display colour scheme to the sound settings.

  • 2/8 BERNINA 740: Change stitches

    The BERNINA 720, 740 and 770 QE make sewing decorative seams fun! Simply use the touch pen to pick out your choice of stitch on the large and clear display and then adjust the width and length of the stitch with the practical multifunction knobs. The decorative stitch menu lets you select your preferred choice of stitch from numerous available options. But that’s not all – you also have plenty of extra scope to fine-tune the selected stitch to get it just the way you want it, play around with the stitch density and length of the pattern or create a mirror image. All this can be configured comfortably on your display, which also lets you preview what the modified stitch will look like beforehand.

  • 3/8 BERNINA 740: Combining letters and stitches

    As you will see in this tutorial, sewing text is child’s play with the BERNINA 720, 740 and 770 QE, even for total beginners. Simply select a font and type in the text that you want to sew. It is particularly quick and convenient thanks to the clear display and easy handling with the touch pen stylus. Once you have decided on a stitch, you can continue configuring the entire combination until you are satisfied with the end result. To make things easier, you can also use the preview function which illustrates the combination on the display. If your creation looks the part, the combination you have input is then automatically sewn. If you want to reuse your design at a later stage, it is easy to open your personal program and store your combination permanently.

  • 4/8 BERNINA 740: Sewing buttonholes and sewing on buttons

    Sewing buttonholes and sewing on buttons is a breeze with the BERNINA 720, 740 and 770 QE. All you have to do is choose the buttonhole you want from the menu and then configure the cutting width using the multifunction knobs. BERNINA has also included a particularly smart feature to make sure the buttonhole fits: you can hold the button against the display and then use the multifunction knobs to configure the right button size. Once the buttonhole has been programmed, use the BERNINA buttonhole foot with slide to sew the buttonholes in a single step. This can be repeated as often as you want. You can also save the data for subsequent use. Finally, the optional presser foot number 18 or 20/20C and the button-sewing program make the process of sewing on buttons just as easy.

  • 5/8 BERNINA 740: Sewing with the BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR)

    Free-motion sewing and quilting – creative techniques that allow you extraordinary scope to create new designs. The BERNINA 720, 740 and 770 QE will double your sewing fun, because the BERNINA stitch regulator, or BSR for short, makes free-motion quilting child’s play. The BSR foot makes each stitch exactly the same length during free-motion sewing, resulting in a neat and even stitch pattern. After attaching the stitch regulator, you can access configuration options via the display. Novice quilters will appreciate the BSR mode 2, which stops the BERNINA when the fabric is not moved. Letting you work with reassurance and full focus on your sewing piece. All three models offer BSR functionality. The BERNINA 770 QE includes the BERNINA stitch regulator as an accessory on delivery, while it is an optional add-on extra for the BERNINA 720 and 740.

  • 6/8 BERNINA 740: Sewing with Dual Feed

    The BERNINA Dual Feed – one of the smartest and most helpful features you’ll find on the BERNINA 740 and 770 QE. In this tutorial we will show you what this clever helper can do. With simultaneous upper and lower fabric feeds, the Dual Feed allows for precise seam tracking and guarantees accurate results, even with multi-layer, extra-thick or difficult to move textiles. The video instruction clearly shows you how to use it during patchwork or quilting work. It also shows how to successfully handle sewing work when accuracy is crucial, for example when you have to handle patterned fabrics. With multiple fabric layers, the BERNINA Dual Feed feature prevents the individual layers from shifting against each other, even with slippery or badly moving materials such as leather, viscose, silk or elastic. You will be astounded at just how easy and convenient sewing can be with the Dual Feed.

  • 7/8 BERNINA 740: Sewing in zippers

    Sewing in zippers is a task few look forward to. But with the technology of the BERNINA 720, 740 and 770 QE machines it can be a pleasure, as our video tutorial demonstrates. Simply select the type of fabric and the zipper from the display. The BERNINA then automatically calculates the optimal settings for the stitching and needle position. All you need to do then is to pin the zipper to the fabric, attach presser foot number 4 or 4D and follow the instructions. You have even more control over the sewing process with the needle-stop function. Sewing in the zipper is now almost as if by magic – all with the BERNINA precision you have come to know and love.

  • 8/8 BERNINA 740: Care and cleaning

    The designers have thought of your comfort when it comes to cleaning and caring for the BERNINA 720, 740 and 770 QE. In this video tutorial, we will show you how easy it is to look after your BERNINA and ensure many years of trouble-free operation. All parts prone to deposition of dust and textile fibres during sewing are easily accessible and can be cleaned with minimal effort using the care set provided in the delivery package. The instructions show you step-by-step how to prepare your BERNINA for the cleaning process, how to clean and care and the right place to apply a few drops of oil to ensure friction-free, smooth running of components. Simply spread the oil by running a few blank stitches through the unit – and your BERNINA is once again ready for your textile creations.

  • The BERNINA hook – the heart of the BERNINA 7 Series

    The heart of the BERNINA 7 Series features a novel, centrally placed driver, which allows the BERNINA Hook to run fast yet quietly. 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 up to 70% more thread than standard bobbins allowing you to sew longer without interruption.

  • BERNINA 740: The best technology for sewing and quilting

    BERNINA 740: The best technology for sewing and quilting

  • 1/8 BERNINA 740: First steps

    1/8 BERNINA 740: First steps

  • 2/8 BERNINA 740: Change stitches

    2/8 BERNINA 740: Change stitches

  • 3/8 BERNINA 740: Combining letters and stitches

    3/8 BERNINA 740: Combining letters and stitches

  • 4/8 BERNINA 740: Sewing buttonholes and sewing on buttons

    4/8 BERNINA 740: Sewing buttonholes and sewing on buttons

  • 5/8 BERNINA 740: Sewing with the BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR)

    5/8 BERNINA 740: Sewing with the BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR)

  • 6/8 BERNINA 740: Sewing with Dual Feed

    6/8 BERNINA 740: Sewing with Dual Feed

  • 7/8 BERNINA 740: Sewing in zippers

    7/8 BERNINA 740: Sewing in zippers

  • 8/8 BERNINA 740: Care and cleaning

    8/8 BERNINA 740: Care and cleaning

  • The BERNINA hook – the heart of the BERNINA 7 Series

    The BERNINA hook – the heart of the BERNINA 7 Series

Support for your BERNINA 740

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 740

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.