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BERNINA New Zealand Office

About us.

A family owned and operated company, Bernina International is renowned - and loved by sewing enthusiasts all over the world – for manufacturing sewing machines of the highest quality and precision.  Located in Steckborn, Switzerland, the family values that Bernina International was built on over 100 years ago, are still very much a part of the Bernina philosophy today.

Here in New Zealand, Bernina has been a favourite machine among sewers, crafters, quilters, dressmakers and embroiderers for over 75 years and is the top selling machine in its class. Generations of kiwi teenagers have sewn their first seam on a Bernina, then gone on to enjoy a lifetime hobby or career in sewing. As the leading supplier of sewing machines to schools in New Zealand, we're proud to support the continued growth of our vibrant sewing community.
The Bernina brand is synonymous with:
  • A passion for sewing
  • Exceptional quality
  • Innovation
  • Inspiring creativity
  • Outstanding education
  • A strong network of dedicated Bernina Sewing Centres

At the forefront of sewing technology

Leaders in innovation, Bernina was the first company to create a machine that could zig-zag, and this tradition of innovation has continued over the years. The artista 200E, was the first sewing and embroidery system in the world to be Microsoft® Windows® Powered and the Bernina Aurora 440QE introduced the world to the first stitch regulator on a domestic sewing machine.  The revolutionary BSR (Bernina Stitch Regulator) made it possible for you to enjoy free motion stitching while maintaining stitch length and quality.  
Then there is the latest innovation… the Bernina 8 Series. These remarkable machines, with the most space, most speed and most precision, simply outperform every other home sewing machine and open up a creative world you never thought possible.

Legendary Swiss precision

Every time you sew on a Bernina machine you'll enjoy the exceptional quality and reliability that comes from legendary Swiss precision. At the heart of every sewing machine, embroidery machine and overlocker, it is this precision that makes sewing on a Bernina so easy and so much fun. From initial inspiration to completion of your finished project, there are no barriers to hold back your creativity.  It's no surprise then that all Bernina machines in New Zealand come with a 10 year mechanical warranty.

Bernina Sewing Centres from Whangarei to Invercargill

An important part of any sewing machine purchase is the after sales service you can expect to receive. In this area, Bernina leads the way. With our nationwide network of dedicated Bernina Sewing Centres, there is always a sewing specialist close at hand to give you expert sewing advice, training, ideas, inspiration and technical assistance. You can also choose from a huge range of accessories and notions to expand your creative options and extend your skills.
Share the passion for sewing and visit your nearest dedicated Bernina Sewing Centre.