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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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

  • Sewing & Quilting
  • General Features
Maximum sewing speed (stitches per minute) 900
Maximum stitch width in mm 5.5
Stitch length maximum in mm 5
Needle positions 9

Needle positions

Multiple Needle Positions allow for very precise sewing.
Manual multi-step buttonhole
Memory (short-term/altered stitches)

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Number of stitch patterns (incl. alphabet) total 11
Button sew-on program
Buttonholes (incl. eyelet) total 1
Utility stitches total 10
Darning programs 1
LED sewing lights

LED sewing lights

Bright illumination in the needle area and over the free arm. The brightness is adjustable.
Semi-automatic needle threader

Semi-automatic needle threader

Thread the needle with ease.
Manual thread cutter 3

Manual thread cutter

Conveniently placed thread cutters by bobbin insertion and winding areas and by the needle to control thread tails.
Changing stitch settings while sewing
Hook system CB

Hook system

The Hook systems of BERNINA sewing machines are constantly evolving over the years. The CB Hook is the traditional BERNINA mechanism that produces the legendary BERNINA stitch quality at 5.5 mm wide.

The BERNINA Rotary Hook offers the same stitch quality at 9 mm stitch width and bobbin thread monitoring.

The innovative BERNINA Hook maintains the stitch quality at 5.5 mm and 9 mm stitch widths. An easy bobbin case insertion and large capacity bobbin make this ideal.

The M Class BERNINA Rotary Hook for Longarm machines ensures the legendary BERNINA stitch quality, even at high speeds.

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BERNINA foot control with back-kick function Opt.

BERNINA foot control with back-kick function

Enjoy consistent control plus a back-kick function to raise and lower the needle. Take 1 full stitch using the front and a half stitch with the heel.
Needle stop up/down

Needle stop up/down

Basic setting is needle stop up. Some models allow for selection of needle to stop in the raised (up) or lowered (down) position.
Machine weight 17.6 lb
Machine size 13.5″ / 6.5″ / 12″


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.