BERNINA E 16

The first multi-needle embroidery machine by BERNINA

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BERNINA E 16

The first multi-needle embroidery machine by BERNINA

BERNINA E 16: Make it Personal – Keep it Professional

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With 16 needles, speeds of up to 1,400 stitches per minute (spm), automatic tension settings, and a narrow cylindrical arm—the BERNINA E 16 will complete the task like a pro—whether embroidering a jacket back or small pocket. Personalize team uniforms and caps, monogram stylish totes, commemorate a special occasion, use the Chenille technique for a special 3-D effect, or complete an elaborate embroidered quilt—the results will be everything you ever dreamed of.

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Embroidery dreams become reality

With roots in the industrial world, BERNINA is excited to share with you the dream of faster, more professional and larger embroidery than ever before. The dream of 16-needle embroidery suitable for home, studio, or commercial use is now a reality. Whether you’re new to machine embroidery or more experienced, you will appreciate the thought behind the details.

High-speed embroidery with 16 needles

High-speed embroidery with 16 needles

Complete more embroidery more quickly by eliminating the time spent re-threading for each color change. Less time spent managing the embroidery process means more time for creativity and more custom jobs completed. Complete more embroidery projects confidently and more successfully with 1,400 spm and the quality of a true commercial system.
Extra large embroidery field 400 x 350mm

Extra large embroidery field 400 x 350mm

From jacket backs to embroidered quilt blocks, your BERNINA E 16 will handle large projects with ease.
BERNINA Rotary Hook

BERNINA Rotary Hook

Speed, precision, and a high-performance thread trimmer are the benefits of the BERNINA rotary hook system. Compatible with convenient pre-wound bobbins for even more time saving.
Go Pro Tension System

Go Pro Tension System

This unique system ensures threads are fed smoothly and with automatic tension adjustments, for the same perfect quality on every sew-out. Embroider confidently, knowing each stitch-out will be as beautiful as you envision.
Industry’s smallest cylindrical lower arm

Industry’s smallest cylindrical lower arm

Your BERNINA E 16 handles all of your embroidery needs, large and small. Slide baby items, T-shirts, pockets, or tote bags easily over the narrow arm, eliminating the need to open seams or deconstruct the item prior to embroidering.
Laser Alignment

Laser Alignment

The ultraprecise laser registration assures accurate design placement.
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Go Pro System

Your BERNINA E 16 includes an assortment of standard accessories and time-saving features. When your creativity or growing business is ready for more, the Go Pro system has you covered. With the optional cap driver and wide frame, customizing caps is a breeze, whether you need one or twenty. The narrow cylindrical arm combined with the unique pocket frames are perfect for stitching in tight spaces. Discover unlimited embroidery possibilities with the addition of BERNINA Embroidery Software 7. Create custom monograms, edit existing designs, or digitize your own designs.

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

  • Multi Needle Embroidery
Needles 16
High-speed embroidery up to spm 1,400
True commercial embroidery system
Extra large embroidery field 400 × 350 mm
Patented narrow cylindrical lower arm
Smallest cylindrical lower arm in the industry
Standard hoop 36 × 30 cm
Standard hoop 44 × 30 cm opt.
Standard hoop 12 cm round opt.
Standard hoop 15 cm round
Go Pro operator’s kit
Go Pro tension system (fabric based)
Go Pro design library 1000 designs
Go Pro BERNINA hook system RL
Go Pro automatic thread trim
Adjustable presser foot height
Appliqué command
Laser alignment
Rotation 1, 90, 180
Move to position
Move to color
Move to stitch
Stock colors
Bright LEDs
Network up to six machines
Extra large cap embroidery field (36 × 8.2 cm)
Cap hoops and driver opt.
Specialty frames and hoops opt.
Three sizes of pocket frames opt.
Compatible with BERNINA Embroidery Software
Embroidery design formats ART, EXP, DST, PES, PEC, JEF, SEW, PCS, XXX
Compatible with BERNINA Exclusive Design Collections opt.

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

  • BERNINA E 16 - The Perfect Partner for Home, Studio or Business

    BERNNINA E 16: With 16 needles, speeds of up to 1,400 stitches per minute (spm), automatic tension settings, and a narrow cylindrical arm—the BERNINA E 16 will complete the task like a pro—whether embroidering a jacket back or small pocket.

  • Introducing the BERNINA E 16 multi-needle embroidery machine

    Introducing the BERNINA E 16 multi-needle embroidery machine.

  • BERNINA E 16 Tutorial: How to manually thread the BERNINA E 16

    Tutorial: how to manually thread the BERNINA E 16

  • Tutorial: how to stitch on the BERNINA E 16

  • BERNINA E 16 Tutorial: How to change thread in the BERNINA E 16

    Tutorial: how to change thread in the BERNINA E 16

  • Tutorial: how to insert the bobbin in the BERNINA E 16

    Tutorial: how to insert the bobbin in the BERNINA E 16

  • BERNINA E 16 Tutorial: One Touch Controls

    Tutorial: how to operate the BERNINA E 16 with the key-pad controls.

  • BERNINA E 16 Tutorial: Key Combinations

    Tutorial: how to operate the BERNINA E 16 using key combinations.

  • BERNINA E 16 Tutorial: Laser Alignment

    Tutorial: how to use the laser alignment features in a few easy steps.

  • BERNINA E 16 Tutorial: Align with Reference Points

    Tutorial: how to align design perfectly using the laser light and reference points.

  • BERNINA E 16 Tutorial: Color Sequence Commands

    Tutorial: how to use the appliqué & pause/stop commands.

  • BERNINA E 16 Tutorial: Puffy Foam 3D Effect

    Tutorial: how to add puffy foam 3D effect to your embroidery design.

  • BERNINA E 16 Tutorial: Looping Effect – Micro Chenille

    Tutorial: how to apply the looping effect to your embroidery design to create a micro chenille look.

  • BERNINA E 16 Tutorial: Adjusting the Presser Foot

    Tutorial: how to raise and lower the presser foot to achieve a perfect stitch quality with all fabric types.

  • BERNINA E 16 Tutorial: Attaching or Moving the Hoop Support Arms

    Tutorial: learn the proper support arm position for the various hoops and how to easily move them.

  • BERNINA E 16 Tutorial: Replacing the Needle

    Tutorial: how to replace the needle on the BERNINA E 16.

  • BERNINA E 16 Tutorial: Stitching a Cap – Computer

    Tutorial: how to prepare to stitch a cap on the BERNINA E 16 operating software.

  • BERNINA E 16 Tutorial: Stitching a Cap – Machine

    Tutorial: how to prepare the BERNINA E 16 multi-needle machine for stitching a cap.

  • BERNINA E 16 Tutorial: Hooping a Cap

    Tutorial: how to hoop a cap using the different accessories of the BERNINA E 16 multi-needle machine.

  • BERNINA E 16 Tutorial: Loading Hoop on Cap Driver

    Tutorial: how to attach the cap to the driver, to trace the design and to start embroidering.

  • BERNINA E 16 Tutorial: Micro Pocket Clamps

    Tutorial: how to use the micro pocket clamps.

  • BERNINA E 16 - The Perfect Partner for Home, Studio or Business

    BERNINA E 16 - The Perfect Partner for Home, Studio or Business

  • Introducing the BERNINA E 16 multi-needle embroidery machine

    Introducing the BERNINA E 16 multi-needle embroidery machine

  • BERNINA E 16 Tutorial: How to manually thread the BERNINA E 16

    BERNINA E 16 Tutorial: How to manually thread the BERNINA E 16

  • Tutorial: how to stitch on the BERNINA E 16

    Tutorial: how to stitch on the BERNINA E 16

  • BERNINA E 16 Tutorial: How to change thread in the BERNINA E 16

    BERNINA E 16 Tutorial: How to change thread in the BERNINA E 16

  • Tutorial: how to insert the bobbin in the BERNINA E 16

    Tutorial: how to insert the bobbin in the BERNINA E 16

  • BERNINA E 16 Tutorial: One Touch Controls

    BERNINA E 16 Tutorial: One Touch Controls

  • BERNINA E 16 Tutorial: Key Combinations

    BERNINA E 16 Tutorial: Key Combinations

  • BERNINA E 16 Tutorial: Laser Alignment

    BERNINA E 16 Tutorial: Laser Alignment

  • BERNINA E 16 Tutorial: Align with Reference Points

    BERNINA E 16 Tutorial: Align with Reference Points

  • BERNINA E 16 Tutorial: Color Sequence Commands

    BERNINA E 16 Tutorial: Color Sequence Commands

  • BERNINA E 16 Tutorial: Puffy Foam 3D Effect

    BERNINA E 16 Tutorial: Puffy Foam 3D Effect

  • BERNINA E 16 Tutorial: Looping Effect – Micro Chenille

    BERNINA E 16 Tutorial: Looping Effect – Micro Chenille

  • BERNINA E 16 Tutorial: Adjusting the Presser Foot

    BERNINA E 16 Tutorial: Adjusting the Presser Foot

  • BERNINA E 16 Tutorial: Attaching or Moving the Hoop Support Arms

    BERNINA E 16 Tutorial: Attaching or Moving the Hoop Support Arms

  • BERNINA E 16 Tutorial: Replacing the Needle

    BERNINA E 16 Tutorial: Replacing the Needle

  • BERNINA E 16 Tutorial: Stitching a Cap – Computer

    BERNINA E 16 Tutorial: Stitching a Cap – Computer

  • BERNINA E 16 Tutorial: Stitching a Cap – Machine

    BERNINA E 16 Tutorial: Stitching a Cap – Machine

  • BERNINA E 16 Tutorial: Hooping a Cap

    BERNINA E 16 Tutorial: Hooping a Cap

  • BERNINA E 16 Tutorial: Loading Hoop on Cap Driver

    BERNINA E 16 Tutorial: Loading Hoop on Cap Driver

  • BERNINA E 16 Tutorial: Micro Pocket Clamps

    BERNINA E 16 Tutorial: Micro Pocket Clamps

Support for your BERNINA E 16

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 E 16

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.