BERNINA E 16 features embroidery speed up to 1,400 stitches per minute, the industry’s smallest cylindrical arm, and the option to network up to six machines at once

BERNINA of America, the world’s premier manufacturer of sewing, quilting and embroidery machines, is pleased to introduce the BERNINA E 16 multi-needle embroidery machine. At 16 needles, it’s the home industry’s largest and eliminates time spent rethreading between color changes. The E 16 also offers high-speed embroidery up to 1,400 stitches per minute and features a patented narrow cylindrical lower arm—the smallest cylindrical embroidery arm in the industry. Additionally, it offers the one-of-a-kind Go Pro Tension System to ensure that threads are fed smoothly, and the option to network up to six machines. The E 16 is a commercial quality embroidery system for the home, studio or small business.  
“The E 16 is BERNINA’s first multi-needle embroidery machine and a great addition to our embroidery line,” said Paul Ashworth, President of BERNINA of America. “Whether the goal is completing more embroidery projects quicker with professional results, or the dream of starting an embroidery business, the E 16 embroidery machine is the perfect addition to any embroidery studio.”
BERNINA E 16 (MSRP $17,999)
The BERNINA E 16 features an extra-large embroidery field of 440 mm x 350 mm with the Go Pro BERNINA hook system, an ultraprecise laser alignment for accurate design placement, and an intuitive BERNINA Operating System that is icon-driven and easy to use. It also offers an extra large field of 360 mm x 82 mm for stitching caps, and chenille embroidery for a special 3-D effect.
Additionally, the E 16 reads ART-formatted files and comes equipped with an intuitive user interface, the Go Pro auto thread trim, and the Acti-feed Tension System. It has an adjustable height presser foot, appliqué command, and a quality design library of 1,000 ready-to-stitch designs. The E 16 is compatible with the new BERNINA Embroidery Software 7 and BERNINA’s Exclusive Embroidery Design Collections.
The BERNINA E 16 will personalize team uniforms and caps, monogram stylish totes, commemorate a special occasion, or complete an elaborate embroidered quilt. Whether it is a jacket back or a small pocket area that needs embroidering, the E 16 will complete the task like a pro. The E 16 is available through select BERNINA Dealers.
Founded in Switzerland more than 100 years ago, BERNINA is the world’s premier manufacturer with a proven reputation for offering state-of-the-art sewing and embroidery systems, sergers and embroidery software. BERNINA’s leadership is marked by an impressive number of industry leaders, influencers and artisans who chose to partner with the company. BERNINA products are sold in the United States through a network of approximately 450 fully trained independent dealerships. In 2008, the company introduced the revolutionary BERNINA 830, a machine designed to change the home sewing industry. To learn more and to find a dealer, visit or call (630)978-2500.