Easy handling for a wide range of sewing options

  • Built-in needle threader
  • Needle stop up/down
  • Simple direct-stitch selection
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Discover the BERNINA 215

BERNINA 215: The easy route to sewing success

Easy threading? Yes please!

Easy threading? Yes please!

  • Rethreading fast and easy
  • Save quality time for your creativity
  • Ideal for beginners or occasional sewers
The BERNINA 215 Simply Red proves that even state-of-the-art sewing-machine technology needn’t be complicated, and leaves nothing to be desired as an easy-to-operate sewing machine.
Simple, safe sewing

Simple, safe sewing

  • Adjust sewing speed to your needs
  • Control the position of the needle
  • High-quality results anytime
You always maintain control over the sewing speed and the position of the needle when the sewing process is stopped.
Desired stitch by one click

Desired stitch by one click

  • Direct stitch selection
  • Change the stitch easily
  • So easy, so great!
Thanks to this simple direct stitch selection, the BERNINA 215 is a uniquely user-friendly machine – a combination of versatility and simple handling that will give you years of sewing enjoyment.

Features & Functions

  • General Features
  • Sewing & Quilting
  • Embroidery
Hook system CB
Maximum sewing speed (stitches per minute) 900
LED sewing lights LED
Multi-function knobs -
Maximum stitch width in mm 5.5
Maximum stitch length 5
Needle positions 9
Sewing in each needle position
Semi-automatic needle threader
Automatic thread cutter -
Manual thread cutter 3
BERNINA Dual Feed (BDF) -
Memory (short-term/altered stitches)
Memory (long-term/altered stitches) -
BSR enabled, straight stitch and zigzag (separate BSR foot required) -
Upper thread indicator -
Lower thread indicator -
USB interface for PC connection -
USB interface for USB data stick -
Changing stitch settings while sewing

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BERNINA foot control with back-kick function Opt.
Needle stop up/down
Drag & Drop -
Bobbin winding while sewing/embroidering -
On-screen help -
Built-in needle threader
Sewing tutorial -
Embroidery tutorial -
Creative consultant -
Personal program -
History function (most-recently-used stitch patterns) -
Setup program -
Language selection -
Alarm clock -
Eco mode -
BERNINA freearm slide-on table
Dust cover
Accessories box / bag
Machine weight 8 kg
Machine size 345 / 170 / 310 mm 13.5″ / 6.5″ / 12″
Pattern start/end function -
Elongation -
Programmable Securing Function -
Pattern mirroring -
360° directional sewing -
Free Hand System (FHS) -
Sideways motion feed -
Number of stitch patterns (incl. alphabet) total 11
Connecting stitches -
Utility stitches total 10
Buttonholes (incl. eyelet) total 1
Automatic buttonhole length measuring system -

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Automatic buttonhole -
Manual multi-step buttonhole
Button sew-on program
Darning programs 1
Decorative stitches total -
Decorative sideways motion stitches -
Quilting stitches total -
Cross-stitch programs -
Tapering/skyline stitches -
Sewing alphabets -
Monograms (with sideways motion) -
Maximum embroidery speed (stitches per minute) -
Built-in embroidery designs -
Embroidery alphabets -
Embroidery design formats -
Onscreen editing of designs: positioning, mirroring, rotating, scaling, combining -
Mega hoop functionality (embroidery field: 400 x 150 mm) -
Jumbo hoop functionality (limited embroidery field: 400 x 210 mm) -
Freearm embroidery -
Personal memory for embroidery designs -
Standard embroidery hoops** -

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Lettering manipulation (WordArt) -
Importing stitch patterns -
Color resequence -
Cut jump stitches -
Sequence control -
Basting -
Endless embroidery -
Position recall -
BERNINA ArtLink embroidery software (downloadable from -


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

  • Included
  • Compatible

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

Support for your BERNINA 215

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 215

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.