BERNINA 790

Finest for Sewing & Embroidery

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Picture: BERNINA 790

BERNINA 790

Finest for Sewing & Embroidery

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Comfortable sewing and embellishing of the finest fabrics

BERNINA 790 – die ideale Näh- und Stickmaschine für Fashion Designer

Kazu Huggler, Japenese-Swiss designer about the B 790: “The BERNINA 790 lets you embroider designs over a particularly large area, and offers a range of luxury features. The Dual Feed is brilliant at feeding my silky fabrics.

The ideal sewing and embroidery machine for fashion designers

Kazu Huggler belongs to a new generation of international couture fashion designers. She runs her studio and fashion label “KAZU” in Zurich. Her creations combine Japanese aesthetics and simplicity with Swiss quality. The first dress of her bridal fashion collection was created on a BERNINA 790.

Convince yourself of the great benefits of the B 790

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 offers a full 10-inch extended freearm including ten inches of space to the right of the needle. Enjoy a large sewing and embroidery area.
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. The creative possibilities are endless and your stitch library is continuously expanding.
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.
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 how much stabilizer you need
  • 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.
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.
Enjoy embroidery at its best

Enjoy embroidery at its best

  • Switch to embroidery mode with one click
  • Edit any design with ease
  • Position the design precisely
Complex design combinations can be re-sequenced according to color. Save the finished design on the machine or on a USB stick.
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Give your sewing machine an embroidery boost!

Embroidery Plus for B 880 & B 790 is a two-in-one product that enhances the embroidery functions of your machine. It contains a product key to upgrade your embroidery machine and the new BERNINA Midi hoop coming with the ergonomic twist-lock mechanism. Hooping has never been easier before.

Embroidery Plus: The Upgrade for your B 790

Place your design on the fabric exactly where you want it by using Pinpoint Placement. Achieve perfect results on the top of the fabric with the Thread Away Mode and enjoy dozens of new embroidery designs and alphabets.

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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
  • General Features
  • Sewing & Quilting
  • Embroidery
BERNINA 790

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 10” / 254 mm
Color touch screen 7” / 18 cm

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 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
Maximum embroidery speed (stitches per minute) 1000
Memory (short-term/altered stitches)
Memory (long-term/altered stitches)
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 1352
Connecting stitches
Utility stitches total 32
Buttonholes (incl. eyelet) total 15
Automatic buttonhole length measuring system
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 Module
Large embroidery module
Maximum embroidery speed (stitches per minute) 1000
Built-in embroidery designs 270
Embroidery alphabets 8
Embroidery design formats .EXP
Onscreen editing of designs: positioning, mirroring, rotating, scaling, combining
Pinpoint Placement -
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 -
Midi hoop functionality (embroidery field: 265 x 165 mm)
Mega hoop functionality (embroidery field: 400 x 150 mm)
Maxi hoop functionality (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

Accessories

Unleash your creativity with the included accessories and be prepared for any creative challenge with a huge variety of optional accessories

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  • 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: The best technology for sewing and embroidery

    Innovation marries creativity and you sew happily ever after. The BERNINA 790 combines innovative functions and features with plenty of space, high speeds and an extra-large embroidery module. Use the colour touchscreen to effortlessly access all the functions. Discover something new and create your own stitches with the Stitch Designer. Drag and drop to edit embroidery motifs directly on the touchscreen. The fast and quiet BERNINA Hook sews high-precision stitches up to 9 mm in width and with the integrated BERNINA Dual Feed even hard-to-manage and fine fabrics can be sewn easily for superb results.

  • 1/11 BERNINA 790: First steps

    This video tutorial will show you, step-by-step, how to set-up and operate your BERNINA 790, navigate your way around the menu, use the display to configure the settings and much more. The BERNINA makers had the user in mind when ensuring the process of changing settings, attaching needle, presser-foot or stitch plate, threading or assembling embroidery hoops and embroidery modules etc. Everything can be done in a few short steps. See for yourself how easy the way to precision can be with BERNINA!

  • 2/11 BERNINA 790: Change stitch pattern

    Changing, adjusting and storing stitches – with your BERNINA 790 it couldn’t be simpler. Simply select the desired stitch via the convenient display and then adjust the stitch length and width to suit your needs using the multifunction knobs. You will already see on the display what the end result will look like, giving you chance to make any last minute tweaks if required. The deco-stitch menu gives you a wide selection of pre-stored attractive stitches. Simply select a stitch via the practical touch display and the machine automatically does the rest. Even decorative stitches can be altered at will, by adjusting the stitch length or stitch density of the pattern. The configured stitches remain in temporary memory until you switch off your BERNINA 790. However, you also have the option of storing them permanently in your personal program, which means your BERNINA will be ready to go with your pre-configured information as soon as you turn it back on again.

  • 3/11 BERNINA 790: Combining letters and stitches

    Your BERNINA 790 simplifies the process of sewing text for you, as you will see in this video tutorial. During this procedure, you have free scope to select between various fonts and stitches and create the most appealing of combinations to your heart’s content. Thanks to the innovative touch display and the convenient scroll function, the in-program navigation is user-friendly and a breeze. You have control over the end result at all times, particularly with the preview function, which shows you how your combination is likely to end up looking. If you like what you see, you can also store it permanently in your personal program. Of course, you can also add decorative stitches to your sewn-on text. A task which is, once again, made even easier with the simple menu navigation and the innovative Drag&Drop system to fine-tune the pattern precisely the way you want it.

  • 4/11 BERNINA 790: Sewing buttonholes and sewing on buttons

    Who says sewing buttonholes and sewing on buttons has to be a chore? A challenge successfully conquered with the BERNINA 790. Our instructions show you how easy it is to configure the size of the buttonhole by holding the button against the display and sewing the buttonhole in a single run, how you can set-up your BERNINA 790 for buttonhole sewing in a few easy steps and how to ensure your buttonholes and buttons are placed exactly to plan. This video tutorial will also give you the lowdown on which sewing feet you can use, plus, there is also the option of storing your configured settings permanently in the memory of your BERNINA 790, to be retrieved later at will.

  • 5/11 BERNINA 790: Sewing with the BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR)

    Free-motion sewing and quilting is a challenge, because it requires a lot of experience to move sewn material at a constant speed when working with the feed-dogs dropped. The BERNINA stitch regulator (BSR) adapts the machine speed to the speed of the fabric when free-motion sewing and thus ensures perfectly neat and even stitches, both in straight-stitch or zigzag mode. This video will teach you how to unleash the BSR potential of your BERNINA 790 and produce outstanding products with free-motion sewing. The BERNINA 790 gives you access to a range of BSR modes. 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.

  • 6/11 BERNINA 790: Sewing with Dual Feed

    The BERNINA Dual Feed was developed to get perfect results, even on difficult projects with multiple layers or slippery fabrics. Our video tutorial will show you how to use the BERNINA Dual Feed, step by step. It feeds fabric through from the top and bottom at the same time. This means the whole piece is fed through evenly, without any shifting or crumpling of the fabric – perfect for challenging quilting and patchwork projects or putting on appliques. Working with patterned fabrics that require accuracy is also effortless. The video also tells you which presser feet you can use and how you can adjust the presser foot pressure to thick fabric layers, which can be comfortably changed on the large display.

  • 7/11 BERNINA 790: First steps when embroidering

    This video tutorial shows you how to prepare fabric and embroidery hoops and how to attach the embroidery module, stitch plate, presser foot and needle in just a few easy steps. Thanks to the intuitive user guidance and the generously proportioned bright display, inputting the required settings and selecting a motif can be done in a jiffy. Now all you have to do is hoop the fabric and start up and watch your BERNINA 790 immediately get to grips with your selected motif with unrivalled precision. Featuring numerous built-in embroidery patterns which can also be freely scaled, rotated, mirrored, combined and positioned, the BERNINA 790 promises you a free rein to configure your textile creations right from the start, as well as endless scope to create your own embroidery patterns and expand your pattern library.

  • 8/11 BERNINA 790: Edit embroidery patterns

    The BERNINA 790 lets you freely change, combine and position embroidery patterns to your heart’s content – all made more convenient thanks to the generously proportioned display. These instructions show you working examples which demonstrate just how convenient it is to work with your BERNINA 790 and create individual embroidery pattern combinations. The task of including fonts with a free choice of text, with modified font style or curved text effects are also no problem. Just like when working in a graphics program, you can play around with individual elements at every level, rotating, scaling, positioning, adding colours and ultimately combining the elements to form a picture. The BERNINA 790 allows you to create intricate embroidery that can be customised however you want and even saved in the program.

  • 9/11 BERNINA 790: Embroidering borders

    Including decorative borders as part of high-precision embroidery couldn’t be easier with the BERNINA 790: Our instructions show you step-by-step how to create impressive borders. Making the required adjustments is a doddle using the intuitive user guidance and the multifunction knobs. You can even combine multiple embroidery patterns or duplicate them to create truly unique individual border embroidery. The tutorial will show you, step-by-step, how to proceed so you can create the end product of your dreams. The generous display allows you full visual control and precise adjustment of the motif. Once you’re done, simply install the embroidery hoop and let your BERNINA 790 get to work. The result: perfectly embroidered borders with masterful precision.

  • 10/11 BERNINA 790: Creating your own stitch patterns

    It’s never been so easy to create your own decorative or utility stitch patterns: The BERNINA Stitch Designer lets you edit pre-existing stitches or create new and original stitch creations just the way you want. These instructions show you how. The stitch patterns pre-installed in your BERNINA 790 are freely modifiable point combinations which you can view and process on the generously sized display. Here, there is scope to shift or delete individual points or add new ones to create your own new and individual pattern. And naturally, the scope goes far beyond geometric patterns alone: You can even use the touch pen to draw freely on the screen, to create curves, lines or patterns and adjust everything until you get a perfect end result. Plus the stitches you create can, of course, be stored in the memory of your BERNINA 790. Stitch patterns just the way you want them!

  • BERNINA 790: Care and cleaning

  • 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 790: The best technology for sewing and embroidery

    BERNINA 790: The best technology for sewing and embroidery

  • 1/11 BERNINA 790: First steps

    1/11 BERNINA 790: First steps

  • 2/11 BERNINA 790: Change stitch pattern

    2/11 BERNINA 790: Change stitch pattern

  • 3/11 BERNINA 790: Combining letters and stitches

    3/11 BERNINA 790: Combining letters and stitches

  • 4/11 BERNINA 790: Sewing buttonholes and sewing on buttons

    4/11 BERNINA 790: Sewing buttonholes and sewing on buttons

  • 5/11 BERNINA 790: Sewing with the BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR)

    5/11 BERNINA 790: Sewing with the BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR)

  • 6/11 BERNINA 790: Sewing with Dual Feed

    6/11 BERNINA 790: Sewing with Dual Feed

  • 7/11 BERNINA 790: First steps when embroidering

    7/11 BERNINA 790: First steps when embroidering

  • 8/11 BERNINA 790: Edit embroidery patterns

    8/11 BERNINA 790: Edit embroidery patterns

  • 9/11 BERNINA 790: Embroidering borders

    9/11 BERNINA 790: Embroidering borders

  • 10/11 BERNINA 790: Creating your own stitch patterns

    10/11 BERNINA 790: Creating your own stitch patterns

  • BERNINA 790: Care and cleaning

    BERNINA 790: Care and cleaning

  • BERNINA Hook: the heart of the BERNINA 7 Series

    BERNINA Hook: the heart of the BERNINA 7 Series

Support for your BERNINA 790

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

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.