aurora 430

the flexible one with a host of convenience features

Picture: BERNINA aurora 430
Picture: BERNINA aurora 430

aurora 430

the flexible one with a host of convenience features

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aurora 430 – The one for everyone and every application.

The aurora sewing machine is a sensation, making sewing easier than ever before. A wealth of new functions and the greatest possible ease of operation make the aurora a sewing machine for everyone and every application. Like the aurora 440 – a superb quilter – the aurora 430 is an outstanding sewer, with numerous practical and decorative stitches, several alphabets, buttonholes, and oodles of other BERNINA functions which make sewing easier as well as a true pleasure. Thanks to the optional embroidery module, the BERNINA ArtDesign software, and the unique embroidery control via PC, the aurora 430 can be transformed into a full-fledged embroidery machine.

Start/stop button



Start/stop button

The aurora’s start/stop button is especially practical, rendering the use of a foot control unnecessary and making quick sewing positively relaxing. The aurora’s separate bobbin winder is new, practical, and incredibly convenient. With the aurora, you can fill empty bobbins during the sewing, embroidery or quilting process, without interrupting your work.

Speed control

Speed control

With the help of the easily accessible speed control, the sewing speed of the aurora can be adapted to the project at hand – slow for precision work, faster for general sewing work. This function can also be used for bobbin winding.

Needle Threader

Needle Threader

This convenient threading function lets you guide the thread through the eye of the needle with the greatest of ease – as quick as lightning and exceptionally effective.

Separate winder motor

Separate winder motor

The aurora’s separate bobbin winder is new, practical, and incredibly convenient. With the aurora, you can fill empty bobbins during the sewing, embroidery or quilting process, without interrupting your work.

Embroidery module with BERNINA ArtDesign Software (optional)

Embroidery module with BERNINA ArtDesign Software (optional)

Included with the embroidery module, this BERNINA software lets you alter many embroidery designs before stitching them out, by enlarging or mirroring them, adding letters, changing colors, and combining designs.

Features & Functions

  • Embroidery
  • Sewing & Quilting
  • General Features
Maximum Embroidery Speed (Stitches per minute) 660

Maximum Embroidery Speed (Stitches per minute)

Enjoy high speed for completing embroidery projects quicker.
Freearm Embroidery Opt.
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Freearm Embroidery

Easy freearm embroidery with all embroidery hoops without additional tools. For embroidering tubular items such as pant legs, t-shirts, onesies, etc.
Built-in Embroidery Designs 40
Embroidery Alphabets via PC
Personal Memory for Saving Embroidery Designs

Personal Memory for Saving Embroidery Designs

Own combinations, altered embroidery designs or external designs can be stored.
Embroidery design formats .ART
Embroidery Sequence Control
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Embroidery Sequence Control

This function helps to reposition the embroidery position after a thread breakage. You can move forward or backward stitch-by-stitch or in steps of 50.
Position Recall PC

Position Recall

The last embroidered stitch is always saved so that embroidery can be resumed at exactly the same point in the project in case of a power failure.
Maximum sewing speed (stitches per minute) 900
Maximum stitch width 5.5
Stitch length maximum in mm 5
Needle positions 11

Needle positions

Multiple Needle Positions allow for very precise sewing.
Automatic buttonhole
Manual multi-step buttonhole
Memory (short-term/altered stitches)
Pattern start/end function
Pattern mirroring
BSR functionality, straight stitch and zigzag

BSR functionality, straight stitch and zigzag

The patented BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR) provides consistent free-motion stitching even at high speeds. Select straight stitch and zigzag free-motion stitching with the BSR.
Start/stop button (stitching without foot control)

Start/stop button (stitching without foot control)

As an alternative to the traditional foot control, start sewing, quilting or embroidering using the Start/Stop button.
Number of stitch patterns (incl. alphabet) total 394
Sewing alphabets 2
Decorative stitches total 122
Button sew-on program
Buttonholes (incl. eyelet) total 7
Utility stitches total 20
Quilting stitches total 13
Darning programs 1
Manual Thread Cutters 3
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Manual Thread Cutters

Conveniently positioned thread cutters in the area of the bobbin case, the bobbin winder motor and the needle to cut off thread ends.
Total Stitch Control

Total Stitch Control

Permanent or temporary altering of length, width, needle position and other creative functions of all stitches - even while sewing.
Hook system CB
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Hook system

The CB Hook is the traditional BERNINA mechanism that produces the legendary BERNINA stitch quality at 5.5 mm wide.

The BERNINA Rotary Hook offers the same stitch quality at 9 mm stitch width and bobbin thread monitoring.

The innovative BERNINA Hook maintains legendary BERNINA stitch quality at 5.5 mm and 9 mm stitch widths. An easy bobbin case insertion and large capacity bobbin make this ideal.

The M Class BERNINA Rotary Hook for Longarm machines ensures the legendary BERNINA stitch quality, even at high speeds.
Bobbin Winding while Sewing/Embroidering

Bobbin Winding while Sewing/Embroidering

Fast winding of the bobbin, even while sewing.
BERNINA Free Hand System (FHS)
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BERNINA Free Hand System (FHS)

Knee operated lever raises the presser foot, lowers the feed dog and releases the thread tension keeping your hands free for guiding the fabric and the height for the fabric passage increases so that even thick layers of fabric can be easily pushed under the presser foot.
BERNINA Foot Control
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BERNINA Foot Control

Consistent control and a back-kick function to raise and lower the needle. One single push onto the front sews one stitch, one heel push makes the needle move up or down.
Thread-up Command
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Thread-up Command

Push the needle up/down button to lower and raise the needle to bring the bobbin thread to the top of the fabric so the threads can be secured manually. Perfect for quilting and free-standing lace.
Slide speed control
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Slide speed control

Regulate the speed with the Slide Speed Control.

Stitch pattern aurora 430

Support for your BERNINA aurora 430

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 aurora 430

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.