BERNINA 500

BERNINA 500

Made especially for embroiderers

  • More space for bigger embroidery projects
  • Jumbo bobbin to embroider longer
  • Edit embroidery designs via touch screen
  • Position your design exactly where you want
  • Achieve finest embroidery results

Embroiderers, the BERNINA 500 speaks your language

The freedom to create endless design combinations.

What do wildly-talented cosplayers love about the B 500? Everything. It’s faster than their looming deadlines. It’s powerful enough for crazy materials. And its embroidery capabilities are absolutely amazing. Cosplayers loves this machine and so will you!

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Embroidery features of the B 500 which you will love:

More space for creative freedom

More space for creative freedom

  • Handle big projects with ease
  • Comfortably create endless designs
  • Re-designed embroidery module

The extended freearm offers 8.5" right of the needle. Enjoy a large embroidery area of 15.75" x 6.5" to bring your embroidery ideas to life.

Edit your designs with ease

Edit your designs with ease

  • Simply undo & redo steps
  • Edit designs as a group or break apart
  • Customize the stitch-out sequence

With the Enhanced Editing Functions you can realize your ideas directly on screen and use your creativity to create new designs.

Easy design positioning

  • Position designs easily and precisely
  • No need to use the template anymore
  • Perfect results in short times

Use Pinpoint Placement to position your design precisely: select two points and match them with the markings on the hooped fabric.

Automatic features save time

Automatic features save time

  • Automatic thread cutting
  • Needle lifts automatically
  • Easy one-button operation

The automatic thread cutter operates with two steps in one: cuts the thread and lifts the needle.

Perfection is the new standard

Perfection is the new standard

  • Manage thread cuts with ease
  • No manual trimming on top side
  • Achieve perfect embroidery results

The Thread Away Mode pulls the threads down to the underside for clean embroidery results on the top.

Finest embroidery results for you

Finest embroidery results for you

  • Perfect stitches, fast & quiet
  • Jumbo bobbin to embroider longer
  • Frontload the bobbin with new thread

The BERNINA Hook keeps the stitches consistent and precise with a maximum speed of 1,000 stitches per minute.

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
  • Embroidery
BERNINA 500

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

Color touch screen 4.3” / 10 cm
Automatic thread cutter
Upper thread indicator
Lower thread indicator
Maximum embroidery area 15.7"×5.9" (400×150 mm)
Built-in embroidery designs 275
Onscreen editing of designs: positioning, mirroring, rotating, scaling, combining
Embroidery Consultant
Freearm embroidery

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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
Sewing space to the right of the needle 8.5” / 215 mm
Color touch screen 4.3” / 10 cm
LED sewing lights 12 LED
Multi-function knobs
Number of spool holders 2
Semi-automatic needle threader
Automatic thread cutter
Manual thread cutter 4
Adaptive Thread Tension
Start/stop button (stitching without foot control)

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Slide speed control
Upper thread indicator
Lower thread indicator
USB interface for PC connection
BERNINA foot control with back-kick function Opt.
Bobbin winding while sewing/embroidering
On-screen help
Setup program
Machine weight 11 kg
Machine size 461 / 200 / 327.5 mm 18.1″ / 7.9″ / 12.9″
Maximum embroidery area 15.7"×5.9" (400×150 mm)
Maximum embroidery speed (stitches per minute) 1000
Built-in embroidery designs 275
Embroidery alphabets 8
Onscreen editing of designs: positioning, mirroring, rotating, scaling, combining
Pinpoint Placement
Group/Ungroup
Color Wheel
Invisible Secure
Smart Secure
Thread-up Command
Programmable jump stitch cutting
Thread Away Mode

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Embroidery Consultant
Midi hoop functionality (embroidery field: 265 × 165 mm, 10.5" × 6.5")
Mega hoop functionality
Freearm embroidery
Personal memory for embroidery designs
Lettering manipulation (WordArt)
Color resequence
Sequence control
Basting
Endless embroidery
Position recall
BERNINA ArtLink embroidery software (downloadable from bernina.com)
Embroidery tutorial

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

  • First steps with the B 500

    This video shows you first steps with your BERNINA embroidery machine – learn how to attach the sewing foot, wind the thread and use the bobbin, to thread your machine correctly.

  • Embroidery tutorial: Screen functions of the B 500

    In this tutorial we take a look at all the areas and functions of your embroidery machine’s screen. Learn more about thread tension, change stitches and about the "Help" function.

  • Embroidery tutorial: first steps with the B 500

    Learn how to attach the embroidery module, to remove the stitch plate and to insert a straight stitch plate in its place. The video also shows how to use embroidery files from a USB stick.

  • Embroidery tutorial: editing designs with the B 500

    For particularly creative embroidery, this video shows you how to add letters and other patterns to an existing embroidery pattern.

  • Embroidery tutorial: grouping and ungrouping designs with the B 500

    In this tutorial we show you how to group and ungroup embroidery patterns in different layers or to change the order of embroidery pattern combinations. Embroider names with ease.

  • Embroidery tutorial: Pinpoint Placement of embroidery designs with the B 500

    Pinpoint Placement is so easy: simply select two points with grid placement, which determines the embroidery axes and size. Finally, check the size and position.

  • Embroidery tutorial: endless embroidery with the Mega Hoop and B 500

    In this video we show you how to hoop the fabric and adjust your sewing machine correctly. Endless embroidery made easy!

  • Cleaning and Oiling the B 500

    This video shows you how to clean and oil the B 500 using the example of the BERNINA 4 Series machines.

  • First steps with the B 500

    First steps with the B 500

  • Embroidery tutorial: Screen functions of the B 500

    Embroidery tutorial: Screen functions of the B 500

  • Embroidery tutorial: first steps with the B 500

    Embroidery tutorial: first steps with the B 500

  • Embroidery tutorial: editing designs with the B 500

    Embroidery tutorial: editing designs with the B 500

  • Embroidery tutorial: grouping and ungrouping designs with the B 500

    Embroidery tutorial: grouping and ungrouping designs with the B 500

  • Embroidery tutorial: Pinpoint Placement of embroidery designs with the B 500

    Embroidery tutorial: Pinpoint Placement of embroidery designs with the B 500

  • Embroidery tutorial: endless embroidery with the Mega Hoop and B 500

    Embroidery tutorial: endless embroidery with the Mega Hoop and B 500

  • Cleaning and Oiling the B 500

    Cleaning and Oiling the B 500

Support for your BERNINA 500

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 500

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.