BERNINA 990

BERNINA 990

Create your Magic

  • NEW 14" of space to the right of the needle
  • NEW 10" Touch Screen with Help Center
  • NEW BERNINA Placement Scanner & Camera
  • NEW Giant Hoop (16.1" x 12")
  • NEW BERNINA Integrated Stitch Regulator

BERNINA 990 – Create your Magic

The BERNINA 990 embodies Swiss engineering excellence with its spacious design, intuitive technology, and versatility. For magical sewing, quilting and embroidery.

More space than ever before

  • 14" to the right of the needle
  • Large 10" touch screen
  • Giant embroidery with the Giant Hoop

The B 990 includes a meticulously engineered extended freearm with 14" (356 mm) of space to the right of the needle and the Giant Embroidery Hoop (16.1" x 12"), providing you with ample space for big, beautiful sewing, quilting and embroidery projects.

Have a look in the 360-degree viewer

Preview your stitches and designs

  • Scan and preview your designs
  • View the needle area on screen
  • BERNINA Placement Scanner & Camera
With the new BERNINA Placement Scanner and Camera, you can scan the embroidery hoop, and view the needle area on the screen in sewing and embroidery. This allows you to precisely position your designs and stitches. Scan to preview how your designs, the chosen thread color and size will look like when stitched.
Also, you can transfer the scanned background to the optional BERNINA Embroidery Software 9.

​Thread the needle automatically​

​Thread the needle automatically​

  • Simply push a button to thread
  • Watch the machine thread the needle
  • Ready to create in seconds
The Automatic Needle Threader helps you get started with a different thread. Sewing and embroidery needles from size 70 can be automatically threaded. Get started with a different thread, faster than ever before.

Pinpoint Laser

Pinpoint Laser

  • Works in every needle position
  • Indicates the exact needle entry point
  • Next level precision
Enjoy pinpoint precision by seeing exactly where the needle will enter the fabric in every needle position. The BERNINA Pinpoint Laser marks your start and travel points as you sew and embroider.

Built-in Stitch Regulation

Built-in Stitch Regulation

  • BERNINA Integrated Stitch Regulator
  • Use Stitch Regulation for Ruler Work
  • Works with all BERNINA quilting presser feet and accessories
Simply attach the included BERNINA 5.5 mm BISR Stitch Plate with Sensor, and the quilting foot of your choice to achieve perfect quilting stitches with the exact same length at variable sewing speeds. Automatic stitch regulation is now possible with all quilting applications including Ruler Work, thanks to the innvoative BERNINA Integrated Stitch Regulator (BISR).

Automatic stitch plate recognition

Automatic stitch plate recognition

  • Insert stitch plate and sew!
  • Additional security function
  • Three included stitch plates
The B 990 automatically recognizes the stitch plate once it is attached to the machine. If the stitch plate is not
compatible with the selected stitch pattern, needle or presser foot the machine will not sew as an additional
security measure.

Choose or create your matching stitch

Choose or create your matching stitch

  • Total of 2,927 stitch patterns
  • Resize any stitch from 25% to 500%
  • Design your individual stitch
With a touch, the B 990 transforms your design into a stitch pattern or alters existing stitches as you wish. Resize any stitch from 25% to 500% with the new Jumbo Stitch. Undo and redo steps in sewing and with the Stitch Designer create your own stitches by drawing your ideas right on the touch screen.

Your helpful guide on screen

  • Instruction Manual, tutorials, etc.
  • Search within the Help Center
  • Connect with your tablet or smartphone

In the Help Center, you will find frequently requested instructions and information, the user manual and Creative Consultant for various techniques. You can even connect the Help Center to your personal device (tablet or smartphone) with WiFi connectivity by simply scanning the QR code on screen.

Take your embroidery to a gigantic level

Take your embroidery to a gigantic level

  • Extra large 16.1” x 12” embroidery area
  • Giant Hoop with ergonomic twist lock
  • Perfect for large quilts

With the new Giant Hoop and the extra large 16.1" x 12" embroidery field, you will be able to embroider a full 12-inch square. Thanks to the ergonomic twist lock closure, hooping and re-hooping is easy. The inner markings of the hoop and template allow you to easily align a 12-inch square.

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Organize your stitches and designs

Organize your stitches and designs

  • Create and name folders
  • Save new or adjusted stitches
  • Move, copy and paste from the USB stick

Organize your stitch patterns with the File Manager: Save, name, and store new or adjusted stitch patterns and combinations in your personal folder. Easily create, move, copy and paste files and folder to keep your stitches and embroidery designs organized with the File Manager. Name your adjusted stitch patterns and combinations and move entire folders of designs from a USB straight to your folder on the machine.

Place your designs to suit your project

Place your designs to suit your project

  • 2-Point and 4-Point Placement
  • Place designs as they are or morph to fit
  • Perfect placement every time!
Pinpoint Placement with 2-Point and 4-Point placement options allows you to easily place designs with utmost precision. Simply define four points on the fabric with the new 4-Point Placement and morph or proportionally fit the design to the area. Use Virtual Positioning to verify exact stitch points for ultimate precision.

Customize your quilt designs

Customize your quilt designs

  • Modify stitches per inch
  • Unlimited scaling possibilities
  • Compatible with BQM, HQF, PAT, PLI, QLI and TAP formats
The new Customizable Quilt Designs bring the functionality of professional longarm quilting to your embroidery machine. Unlimited scaling possibilities, the ability to modify the stitches per inch (SPI) and enhanced quilt securing functions enable you to achieve perfect computerized quilting on your embroidery machine.

WiFi Connectivity and BERNINA Stitchout App

  • Design transfer from/to V9 Software
  • Monitor embroidery process via App
  • Real-time status updates remotely

Since WiFi is enabled on the BERNINA 990, you can transfer designs from your BERNINA Embroidery Software 9 (optional) directly to the machine, or vice versa. And thanks to the BERNINA Stitchout App, the embroidery process can be monitored on your smartphone remotely. The in-app notifications and real-time status updates will make your embroidery more convenient.

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BERNINA stitch<b>precision<sup>2 </sup></b> Technology

BERNINA stitchprecision Technology

  • Next generation stitch precision
  • Even faster embroidery
  • Superior stitch quality

The B 990 features the next generation BERNINA stitchprecisionTechnology that makes your sewing, quilting and embroidery experience quieter, more precise, and joyful.

New high-end Embroidery Module XL

New high-end Embroidery Module XL

  • Superb stitch quality
  • Compatible with BERNINA Embroidery Hoops
  • Features BERNINA Smart Drive Technology

The new high-end Embroidery Module XL with Smart Drive Technology (SDT) ensures flawless embroidery.

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Sew and embroider for a longer period of time

Sew and embroider for a longer period of time

  • Front loading, easy access Jumbo Bobbin
  • Ideally suited for decorative stitches
  • More time for your creativity
The front loading, easy access Jumbo Bobbin holds up to 70% more thread than standard bobbins, allowing you to sew and embroider longer.

Register your machine and extend your warranty

Register your machine and extend your warranty

Few brands can match BERNINA's reputation for quality of engineering, design and durability. You know that when you buy a BERNINA, you have a sewing companion for the long-term. And that's why we are happy and confident to offer a full 7 YEARS PARTS AND LABOUR WARRANTY on new BERNINA sewing machines purchased from an authorised BERNINA UK stockist. There are terms & conditions which apply (click the link to read them) and then register your machine to give you peace of mind.

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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
  • Embroidery
  • General Features
  • Design Handling
  • Stitches
  • Embroidery Designs
BERNINA 990

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

Sewing space to the right of the needle 14"
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Sewing space to the right of the needle

More sewing and embroidery space to the right of the needle offers comfort and more maneuverability when stitching large and small projects.
Centrally Located Color Touch Screen 10.1" / 25.4 cm
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Centrally Located Color Touch Screen

Everything at eye level; it is clear and easy to use. Can be used with fingertip or touchpen and offers touch-scroll selection. Display and backround color can be customized and the screen brightness can be set according to your needs.
Help Center
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Help Center

The Help Center includes a Quick Start, the Onboard Manual and the Consultant. It can also be accessed on your personal device (connected via WiFi) via QR codes.
Maximum Sewing Speed (stitches per minute) 1200

Maximum Sewing Speed (stitches per minute)

High speed with high power.
Maximum Stitch Width 9

Maximum Stitch Width

The variable Stitch Width can be adjusted while sewing. The 9 mm maximum stitch width available on some models expands your design possibilities.
BERNINA Integrated Stitch Regulator (BISR)
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BERNINA Integrated Stitch Regulator (BISR)

The built-in stitch regulator works with the BISR Stitch Plate and all BERNINA freehand quilting presser feet and accessories.
Embroidery Area 16.1” x 12”

Embroidery Area

Large embroidery fields reduce multiple hoopings on a project.
Customizable Quilt Designs (.bqm files) 206
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Customizable Quilt Designs

Easily customize quilt designs, with unlimited scaling and setting of stitches per inch.

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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.

Maximum Sewing Speed (stitches per minute) 1200

Maximum Sewing Speed (stitches per minute)

High speed with high power.
Maximum Stitch Width 9

Maximum Stitch Width

The variable Stitch Width can be adjusted while sewing. The 9 mm maximum stitch width available on some models expands your design possibilities.
Maximum Stitch Length 6

Maximum Stitch Length

The variable Stitch Length provides a smooth transition from length to length and can be adjusted while sewing.
Adjustable Needle Positions 11

Adjustable Needle Positions

Multiple Needle Positions allow for very precise sewing. You can sew most patterns in any needle position.
Presser Foot Recommendation
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Presser Foot Recommendation

Indicator shows recommended presser foot for general use of stitch selected.
Presser Foot Selection
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Presser Foot Selection

Lets the machine know how wide a needle swing is safely possible with attached foot.
Presser Foot Library
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Presser Foot Library

Access a built-in library of current presser feet and accessories.
Customizable Stitch Altering Area

Customizable Stitch Altering Area

The Stitch Altering Area visualizes your sewing stitches and edits in real time. Zoom in and out, rotate the view and see the stitches magically come to life on the screen prior to sewing on your project.
Security Function for Needle and Stitch Plate
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Security Function for Needle and Stitch Plate

Select respective needle type (single, double, triple, etc.) and stitch plate type. Automatically limits width function respectively. Prevents needle from hitting foot and/or stitch plate, avoiding damage.
Sideways Motion
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Sideways Motion

Multi-directional sewing expands your decorative stitch possibilities.
Tapering
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Tapering

Create and adjust the stitch taper before and after decorative stitch applications for unlimited design possibilities.
Automatic Buttonhole / Length Measuring System
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Automatic Buttonhole / Length Measuring System

Quickly set the length of the One-step Buttonhole. The same buttonhole size can be repeated as often as required. Remains in memory until another stitch is selected.
Manual Multi-step Buttonhole
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Manual Multi-step Buttonhole

The length of the beads is manually determined when sewing. Bartack, eye and securing stitches are preprogrammed. The individual steps can also be selected by scrolling via the arrow icons or by pushing the button «Quick Reverse».
On-Screen Buttonhole Measuring
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On-Screen Buttonhole Measuring

A button can be placed directly in the display. The size of the buttonhole is determined by turning the Mulitfunction knobs.
Adjustable Buttonhole Slit Width
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Adjustable Buttonhole Slit Width

Adjust the spacing of the beads appropriate for thick or heavy fabrics.
Personal Folder

Personal Folder

Create folders, move, copy and paste files to organise your stitches and embroidery designs.
Import/Export Stitches via USB

Import/Export Stitches via USB

To import and export sewing stitches via a USB stick.
Saving Settings of Stitch Patterns

Saving Settings of Stitch Patterns

Save over the factory default stitch settings to personalize a stitch; remains in effect until you reset to default stitch settings.
Temporary Altered Stitch Memory

Temporary Altered Stitch Memory

Stitch settings are remembered during the sewing session. This saves time when repeating stitches in a project.
History Function (most recently used stitch patterns)
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History Function (most recently used stitch patterns)

The last sewn stitches and their changes are recorded in a history menu and are retained even after the machine is switched off which makes separate writing down unnecessary. Stitches can be selected directly from "History".
Stitch Designer
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Stitch Designer

Create your own stitches or edit existing stitch patterns. 9 mm and Sideways Motion Stitches can be designed.
Creative Consultant Sewing
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Creative Consultant Sewing

Get reliable support for various applications and fabrics from the integrated Sewing Consultant. Makes suggestions regarding needles, presser foot, stabilizer etc.
Fit to Screen
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Fit to Screen

Touch the icon and the entire stitch pattern is visible, but the virtual presser foot is not visible.
Swipe

Swipe

Immediate delete by selecting stitch in combination and sliding to the right or to the left. Great to use when trashcan not visible.
Drag and Drop

Drag and Drop

Stitch patterns of a combination can be positioned in relation to each other as desired using drag and drop or the multifunction knobs.
Pattern Repeat 1-99
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Pattern Repeat

Program the machine to stop at the end of a programmed number of repeats.
Pattern Begin
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Pattern Begin

Start sewing at the beginning of a pattern or sequence wherever you stopped.
Pattern End

Pattern End

No more half-finished patterns; machine stops after pattern is complete. Programmable models offer tie-off and cut.
Mirror-image function
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Mirror-image function

Horizontal or vertical mirroring of the stitch expands the design possibilities.
Elongation

Elongation

Extend stitch pattern length in 1% or 100% steps for decorative effects. Shortest length is 10%; maximum length is 1000%.
Stop, Secure or Cut in Combi Mode

Stop, Secure or Cut in Combi Mode

Set a stop, a cut or secure with 4 stitches in a combination of stitch patterns.
Duplicate Combinaton

Duplicate Combinaton

Duplicate single, multiple or all stitch patterns in combination mode.
Unify Stitch Width and Length in Combi Mode

Unify Stitch Width and Length in Combi Mode

Set the width or length of all stitch patterns in a combination to match the widest or longest stitch pattern.

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Basting Stitch

Basting Stitch

Baste seams, hems and quilts. Maximize the basting stitch length by engaging the Long Stitch Function (on some models).
Long Stitch

Long Stitch

Sews every second stitch; useful for practical and decorative applications.
Jumbo Stitch
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Jumbo Stitch

Resize stitch patterns including monograms from 25 to 500 % depending on the design of the stitch.
Triple Stitch
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Triple Stitch

Stitches are sewn 3 times (forward-backward-forward) for a more distinct and bolder look.
Undo/Redo in Sewing
Distortion
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Distortion

Distort Stitch Patterns left/right and forward/backward in .01mm increments for decorative effects.
Continuous Reverse

Continuous Reverse

Sew backwards at a touch of a button.
Backstepping

Backstepping

The stitch pattern is accurately sewn in reverse stitch by stitch.
Securing Stitches

Securing Stitches

Activate or deactivate securing stitches at sewing start.
Programmable Securing Function

Programmable Securing Function

Program the "Securing" button to automatically secure in place or running stitches.
BSR Enabled
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BSR Enabled

Usability of the BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR) on the machine.
BERNINA Integrated Stitch Regulator (BISR)
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BERNINA Integrated Stitch Regulator (BISR)

The built-in stitch regulator works with the BISR Stitch Plate and all BERNINA freehand quilting presser feet and accessories.
Adjustment of stitch lengths as stitches per inch (SPI) in BSR/BISR
BSR 3 Mode
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BSR 3 Mode

BSR 3 Mode is used for free-motion basting around a design. It has 2 different stitch lengths: SPI2 and SPI4.
KickStart Function
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KickStart Function

The KickStart Function allows to quilt in a continuous sewing mode with the BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR) without having to push the foot control.
Start/Stop Button (stitching without foot control)

Start/Stop Button (stitching without foot control)

As an alternative to the traditional foot control, power the machine using the Start/Stop button and regulate the speed with the Slide Speed Control.
Hopper Mechanism

Hopper Mechanism

The vertical spring presses the sole to the fabric, preventing the material from pulling up with the needle. The result is a neat consistent stitch pattern.
Presser Foot Hover Function

Presser Foot Hover Function

Activate Hover with a quick tap of the Start/Stop button to reposition the project. Program Hover to work with the Needle Stop Down function to Pivot.
Freearm Sewing
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Freearm Sewing

The slim freearm is perfect for hemming small tubular pieces, such as baby clothes, pant legs, etc.
Monograms (with sideways motion only)
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Monograms (with sideways motion only)

 
Total Number of Sewing Stitch Patterns (incl. alphabets) 2927
Alphabets / Monograms 16/2
Decorative Stitches 957
Button Sew-On Program
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Button Sew-On Program

Button Sew-On Foot #18 is the perfect tool for easy sewing of buttons, snap fasteners, eyelets and decorations.
Buttonholes / Eyelets 17/2
Practical Stitches 40
Sideways Motion Stitches 272
Quilting Stitches 124
Tassel/Tapering/Skyline Stitch Patterns 44/36

Tassel/Tapering/Skyline Stitch Patterns

For unlimited design possibilities.
Darning Programs 2
Balance Setting
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Balance Setting

Balance is used to balance forward and reverse stitches so that the stitch formation can be adjusted where necessary to suit the material.
Memory Stitch Combination

Memory Stitch Combination

When opening combinations of stitch patterns they open directly in Combi Mode.
Maximum Embroidery Speed (Stitches per minute) 1000

Maximum Embroidery Speed (Stitches per minute)

Enjoy high speed for completing embroidery projects quicker.
Embroidery Area 16.1” x 12”

Embroidery Area

Large embroidery fields reduce multiple hoopings on a project.
BERNINA Placement Scanner
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BERNINA Placement Scanner

Scan and preview hooped fabric in embroidery for perfect placement of designs.
Freearm Embroidery
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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 879
Embroidery Alphabets 24
Customizable Quilt Designs (.bqm files) 206
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Customizable Quilt Designs

Easily customize quilt designs, with unlimited scaling and setting of stitches per inch.
On-screen Editing of Designs
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On-screen Editing of Designs

Easily and quickly edit embroidery designs directly on the touch screen.
Design Altering Area
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Design Altering Area

Zoom in/out and pan using touch gestures. Show background color or scanned fabric, turn Grid on/off.
Duplicate/Add Designs
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Duplicate/Add Designs

Increase the number of designs quickly with duplicate. Use + to combine designs and lettering onscreen.
Combine Designs

Combine Designs

Embroidery designs and/or lettering can be combined on the screen.
Change Design Size Proportionally

Change Design Size Proportionally

Enlarge or reduce designs proportionally on-screen. Increasing/decreasing in a range of +/- 20% provides the best results. Other ranges should be tested first.
Change Design Size Non-Proportionally

Change Design Size Non-Proportionally

Change the height and width independently. Increasing/decreasing in a range of +/- 20% provides the best results. Other ranges should be tested first.
Move, Rotate, and Mirror
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Move, Rotate, and Mirror

Move designs through drag and drop or the multi-function knobs; Rotate in 1 degree increments and mirror image embroidery designs for optimal placement on projects.
Align/Distribute embroidery designs
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Align/Distribute embroidery designs

Align embroidery design horizontally or vertically.
Endless Embroidery
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Endless Embroidery

Perfect for embroidered borders that are longer than the hoop. Stitched reference marks and on-screen animations ensure precise re-alignment during rehooping.
Shape Designer
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Shape Designer

Arrange designs including imported stitches into formations such as rectangles, circles, hearts, stars, arcs and more to expand your creativity.
Color Wheel
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Color Wheel

Quickly change the colorway of your design on-screen to get an impression with other color design. New colors are assigned to the current thread library.
QWERTY Keyboard
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QWERTY Keyboard

Display of the QWERTY keyboard in embroidery mode and in Personal Settings for easy text input.
Customizable Lettering
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Customizable Lettering

Recalculated stitches with resizing. QWERTY keyboard, multi-line and justification, edit lettering after creation. Adjust stitch properties (density, pull compensation, satin value).
WordArt
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WordArt

Create vertical, horizontal and curved baselines. Adjust letter spacing to create the best look.
Multi-line Lettering and Align
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Multi-line Lettering and Align

Increase and reduce the distance between the letters, align right, left, middle and change distance between the lines.
Drag & Drop

Drag & Drop

Simple drag and drop allows for easy positioning of embroidery designs.
Start and Stop Editing
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Start and Stop Editing

Indcate the start and stop of an embroidery design. Match two or more designs to be combined as a design or border. Flip the start and stop of customisable quilt designs.
Virtual Positioning

Virtual Positioning

Place every design to an exact stitch and see the visualization in the hoop on the screen.
Absolute Check Design Positioning

Absolute Check Design Positioning

Design placement tool – stitch by stitch. Check individual stitch locations for precise placement on the project from the Edit screen. the needle moves to that location in the hoop.
4-Point Placement with Morphing
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4-Point Placement with Morphing

The 4-Point Placement function allows you to morph your designs to precisely suit your project. Morph or Fit is available.
2-Point Placement
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2-Point Placement

For easy positioning and alignment to place embroidery designs accurately. Rotate and align designs when the project is crooked. Possibility of grid point or free point positioning.
Lock Scaling
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Lock Scaling

Prevents the size of the embroidery design from being changed during positioning.
Check Design Size
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Check Design Size

Tool for placing designs. Check the embroidery design size. The center of the pattern can also be displayed.
Group/Ungroup
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Group/Ungroup

Objects can be easily grouped and edited at the same time. Depending on the design, it can be split using the ungroup function in order to edit or delete individual parts.
Rearrange designs
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Rearrange designs

Change the stitching order of designs by changing the order of the layers.
Undo/Redo

Undo/Redo

Undo and redo steps when on-screen editing.

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Adjust Stitch Density
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Adjust Stitch Density

Change Stitch Density to complement varied fabric.
Change Stitch Type
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Change Stitch Type

Change a satin stitch to a fill stitch to minimize long satin stitches that may catch.
Change Thread Brand
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Change Thread Brand

Quickly change thread color and/or brand on-screen to suit your project at hand.
Basting
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Basting

Stitch your choice of basting stitches before embroidering. Choose to baste around your design or the inner hoop.
Margin Spacing in Basting
Color Resequence
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Color Resequence

Several identical colors of an embroidery design are combined into one color, thus reducing the number of color changes to a minimum. Saves time.
Stitch Design as Single/Multi-Color
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Stitch Design as Single/Multi-Color

Stitch an entire design in one color without stopping or as a multi-color design.
Personal Memory for Saving Embroidery Designs

Personal Memory for Saving Embroidery Designs

Own combinations, altered embroidery designs or external designs can be stored.
Programmable Jump Stitch Cutting
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Programmable Jump Stitch Cutting

Set any length of jump stitches to be cut and eliminate manual cutting.
Smart Secure

Smart Secure

Missing tie-on/off stitches are added automatically if none were programmed.
Invisible Secure

Invisible Secure

Enhanced tie-on/off stitch formation is completely invisible under design.
Centering the Embroidery Design

Centering the Embroidery Design

Off-center design positioning can be saved to the machine and design position in hoop is imported as set in the BERNINA Embroidery Software.
Thread Away Mode

Thread Away Mode

An automatic, quick movement of the hoop ensures thread tails are transferred to the wrong side of the project. Set on/ off as desired depending on design.
Switch Unit of Measurement

Switch Unit of Measurement

Choose to view embroidery design dimensions and hoop sizes in inches or millimeters.
Creative Consultant Embroidery
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Creative Consultant Embroidery

Get reliable support for various applications and fabrics from the integrated Embroidery Consultant. Makes suggestions regarding needles, presser foot, stabilizer etc.
Embroider Sewing Stitches

Embroider Sewing Stitches

Increase accuracy by embroidering sewing stitches, including buttonholes. Access sewing stitches from the integrated folder or import altered sewing stitches from sewing. Import and embroider combinations individually, too.
Multi-format Design compatible

Multi-format Design compatible

No need to convert. Reads EXP, DST, PES, PEC, JEF, PCS, SEW, XXX.
BQM Format Reading BQM, HQF, PAT, PLI, QLI, TAP

BQM Format Reading

Unlimited resizing of quilting designs in BQM-Format.
Customizable Quilt Design Format compatible BQM, HQF, PAT, PLT, QLI, TAP
Adjustable Stitch Length (SPI) for Customizable Quilt Designs

Adjustable Stitch Length (SPI) for Customizable Quilt Designs

Changing the stitch length (number of stitches per inch).
Embroidery design formats EXP, DST, PES, PEC, JEF, SEW, PCS, XXX
Design transfer to/from BERNINA Embroidery Software 9 via WiFi

Design transfer to/from BERNINA Embroidery Software 9 via WiFi

WiFi connects your machine directly to BERNINA Embroidery Software 9 to transfer embroidery designs.
Embroidery Design Import/Export via USB Interface
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Embroidery Design Import/Export via USB Interface

Enjoy rapid and direct connectivity for design transfer and updates.
Automatic Hoop Recognition
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Automatic Hoop Recognition

The attached hoop is automatically recognized by the embroidery module.
Embroidery Stitchout Summary
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Embroidery Stitchout Summary

The Embroidery Stitchout Summary screen allows the user to adjust the most commonly used embroidery settings.
View Stitch-out Time, Thread Colors, Size, Stitches
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View Stitch-out Time, Thread Colors, Size, Stitches

View design details at a glance.
BERNINA Stitchout App compatible
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BERNINA Stitchout App compatible

You can monitor embroidery progress and thread colors remotely. And receive notifications when your attention is needed.
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

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.
Embroidery Module XL (SDT)
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Embroidery Module XL (SDT)

The advanced Embroidery Module XL comes with new BERNINA Smart Drive Technology (SDT). This elevates your embroidery experience with enhanced stitch quality and smoother and quieter movement.
Jumbo Hoop Compatibility (embroidery field: 400×260 mm, 15.7”×10.2”)
Giant Hoop Compatibility (embroidery area: 410 x 305 mm, 16.1" x 12")
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Giant Hoop Compatibility (embroidery area: 410 x 305 mm, 16.1" x 12")

The Giant Embroidery Hoop has everything you need for huge projects: An incredibly spacious embroidery area of 30.5 x 41 cm (12" x 16.1"), an ergonomic twist lock and clamps that perfectly fix the fabric.
Sewing space to the right of the needle 14"
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Sewing space to the right of the needle

More sewing and embroidery space to the right of the needle offers comfort and more maneuverability when stitching large and small projects.
Workspace Height 5"
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Workspace Height

The extra height presents more space for quilts and spacious large projects and makes sewing easier in general.
Weight of the Machine 43.3 lb
Measurements (W x H x D) 26.5” / 9.5” / 16.6”
Centrally Located Color Touch Screen 10.1" / 25.4 cm
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Centrally Located Color Touch Screen

Everything at eye level; it is clear and easy to use. Can be used with fingertip or touchpen and offers touch-scroll selection. Display and backround color can be customized and the screen brightness can be set according to your needs.
Multi Touch Gestures

Multi Touch Gestures

Move, resize, rotate and zoom designs in the stitch altering area for quick and easy transformations.
USB Mouse compatible

USB Mouse compatible

Connect a Mouse with a USB Type A or C to the machine and use with the Stitch Designer or Embroidery Editing for more precise control.
Adjustable Display Brightness

Adjustable Display Brightness

Adjust the brightness of the display in the settings.
Help Center
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Help Center

The Help Center includes a Quick Start, the Onboard Manual and the Consultant. It can also be accessed on your personal device (connected via WiFi) via QR codes.
File Manager
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File Manager

Save, name, copy, paste and move files in your Personal Folder. Receive additional information about designs before opening them in embroidery.
Total Memory 8000 MB
Multi-function Knobs
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Multi-function Knobs

Easily accessible knobs for making stitch adjustments before and during sewing in .05 increments for smooth stitch transitions. Used in embroidery for composing and design alterations.
Spool Holders 4

Spool Holders

Equipt with horizontal and vertical spool holders.
LED Sewing Light 90
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LED Sewing Light

Bright illumination in the needle area and over the freearm. On some machines the brightness is adjustable.
Adjustable Light in Needle Area

Adjustable Light in Needle Area

Separate adjustable brightness in needle area in regards to freearm, can be turned on or off.
Automatic Needle Threader
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Automatic Needle Threader

Easy threading. The needle is threaded fully automatically at the touch of a button.
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.
Camera
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Camera

View the needle area for the perfect placement of stitch patterns and embroidery designs.
BERNINA Pinpoint Laser
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BERNINA Pinpoint Laser

Perfect placement for the perfect project. The BERNINA Pinpoint Laser marks your start and travel points as you sew and embroider. Feel the joy of precision and control.
WiFi
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WiFi

WiFi now connects the machine directly to BERNINA Embroidery Software 9 to transfer embroidery designs. Or connect to the BERNINA Stitchout App. Monitor embroidery progress and thread colors remotely. And receive notifications when attention is needed. Also to Display content from the Help center on a tablet.
BERNINA stitchprecision Technology
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BERNINA stitchprecision Technology

The next generation BERNINA stitchprecision makes your sewing, quilting and embroidery experience quieter and more precise. Swiss innovations allow for enhanced stitch quality and up to 33% higher SDT embroidery speed.
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.
BERNINA Adaptive Thread Tension

BERNINA Adaptive Thread Tension

Once the tension is set according to the fabric and thread used, the thread tension is constantly monitored and adjusted automatically, if needed, resulting in the finest stitching.
BERNINA Dual Feed
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BERNINA Dual Feed

BERNINA Dual Feed ensures even feeding of hard-to manage fabrics with beautiful results.
Hook system BERNINA Hook
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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.

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Jumbo Bobbin with 70 % more Capacity
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Jumbo Bobbin with 70 % more Capacity

More thread on the bobbin ensures significantly fewer interruptions in sewing, which is particularly helpful for large quilts or when embroidering.
Bobbin Winding while Sewing/Embroidering

Bobbin Winding while Sewing/Embroidering

Fast winding of the bobbin, even while sewing.
Powerful DC Motor

Powerful DC Motor

Full power at all speeds provides for consistent stitching on multiple layers and heavy fabrics.
Hammer Mode

Hammer Mode

Built-in mechanism that drives the needle to stitch through more than 30 layers of fabric. The needle pulsates through the fabric to form the stitch.
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.
Automatic Raise/Lower Feed Dog

Automatic Raise/Lower Feed Dog

Automatically raise (or lower) the Feed Dog when switching between Sewing/Embroidery or Sewing/BSR.
Programmable BERNINA Foot Control
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Programmable BERNINA Foot Control

Replace the back-kick function with securing stitches, Automatic Thread Cutter and raising 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.
Icon Description

Icon Description

Key icons are listed with a text description.
Needle Stop Up/Down

Needle Stop Up/Down

The needle can be programmed to stop in the raised (up) or lowered (down) position.
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.
Automatic Presser Foot Lifter

Automatic Presser Foot Lifter

Convenient automatic presser foot lowering and raising. Press the foot control to lower the presser foot, and sewing or embroidering can be started. At the end of the sewing or embroidery process, the foot is raised automatically.
Automatic Thread Cutter
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Automatic Thread Cutter

The upper and lower threads are cut automatically or at the touch of a button. The top thread is carried to the back side of the fabric. Program 2 types of tie-offs.
Adjustable Presser Foot Pressure
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Adjustable Presser Foot Pressure

Adjust the presser foot pressure to eliminate skipped stitches and wavy seams on knits.
Needle Reminder

Needle Reminder

To save the settings for the needle type used.
Lower Thread Sensor

Lower Thread Sensor

Warns when the bobbin thread runs low.
Upper Thread Sensor

Upper Thread Sensor

Indicates when the upper thread breaks or runs out.
Clock/Alarm

Clock/Alarm

Program alarm time and personal alarm message.
Tutorial
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Tutorial

Access Tutorials for sewing, quilting and embroidery techniques. Also provides information about threading, needles and other including animation videos.
On-screen Help
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On-screen Help

Use the ‘?’ to identify functions and stitches. Built-in animations lead you through processes and provide reminders.
eco Mode

eco Mode

The eco mode saves energy and provides a child safety lock.
Retractable Feed Dog
Automatic Stitch Plate Detection
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Automatic Stitch Plate Detection

The stitch plate is automatically recognised and the machine will not sew if the wrong stitch plate is attached.
Slide speed control
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Slide speed control

Regulate the speed with the Slide Speed Control.
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  • Practical Stitches

  • Buttonholes

  • Decorative Stitches