Features include 212 stitch patterns, a one-step buttonhole stitch, 100 decorative stitches, and two alphabet fonts

bernette, which is marketed and sold by BERNINA, is pleased to introduce the bernette Chicago 5 sewing machine. The Chicago 5 is a solidly constructed sewing machine that offers sewists a great selection of functions and features that are easy to use and affordably priced. MSRP is $699. Sewists will enjoy instant success with the machine’s 212 stitch patterns, including a one-step buttonhole stitch, 100 decorative stitches, and two alphabet fonts. In addition, the Chicago 5 has a 7 mm stitch width, an LCD screen with direct-selection buttons, a semi-automatic needle threader, an LED sewing light and a drop-in bobbin system.
“The bernette Chicago 5 is durable, compact and practical, with a fresh and innovative design and a generous selection of features,” said Amy Gutierrez, Director of Marketing for BERNINA of America. “The Chicago 5 is an excellent choice for beginning and budget-conscious sewists looking for a reliable machine that is easy to use.”
Other features of the Chicago 5 are a freearm and a snap-in sewing/accessory table that provides a practical storage space for keeping presser feet and other accessories close at hand. The Chicago 5 also has an electronic foot control, an LED system providing bright illumination to the sewing area around the needle, and built-in scissors at the front that are ready to use at any time while sewing. For more information about the bernette Chicago 5, visit
The Web site was recently redesigned to better showcase bernette’s sewing and embroidery machines, and accessories. It features a store locator where sewists can find their closest bernette dealer, and fashion-focused sewing projects for download.
About bernette
Marketed and sold by BERNINA, the bernette brand of sewing and embroidery machines range from simple sewing machines for beginners to computerized sewing machines for the contemporary and creative sewer. bernette sewing and embroidery machines are versatile and reliable, with a great value placed on sturdiness and durability of design. To learn more, visit