BERNINA 480

BERNINA 480

Power, speed, perfection and ease

  • 9 mm stitch width for decorative stitches
  • Jumbo bobbin for fewer interruptions
  • Convenient Automatic Thread Cutter
  • Adjustable tension for perfect stitches
  • Easy threading saves you time
Discover the BERNINA 480

BERNINA 480: Highly sophisticated & brilliantly simple

Designer Yvonne Reichmuth talks about the BERNINA 480 and 485
"The B 480 is an essential part of my studio." Yvonne Reichmuth - "YVY", Swiss Fashion Designer

Highly sophisticated. Brilliantly simple. Like Yvonne’s beautiful designs, her B 480 expertly combines simple, easy-to-use features with innovative technology, ensuring that her stitches are impeccable on everything from leather to delicate fabrics. Her machine exceeds her expectations. You can expect the same.

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Automatic features save time

Automatic features save time

  • Automatic thread cutting
  • Press a button, thread is cut
  • Save time for the most creativity

Threads are cut automatically and the needle lifts leaving your hands free to keep on creating as easily and quickly as you like.

Adjustable Presser Foot Pressure

Adjustable Presser Foot Pressure

  • Thin fabrics? Increase pressure
  • Thick materials? Reduce pressure
  • Sew a variety of materials with ease

The basic setting can be individually adjusted, ensuring the ideal pressure is always used for whatever fabrics and materials you choose.

Big ideas need more space

  • More room for all kinds of projects
  • Slide-on extension table included
  • Spacious and hassle free

The extended freearm offers 7 inches right of the needle and allows plenty of room for projects, quilts and all kinds of creativity.

Easy to navigate touch screen

Easy to navigate touch screen

  • Modern color touch screen
  • Easy to use with simple navigation
  • On-screen support when needed

The on-screen, there-when-you-need-it, Sewing Consultant helps you find the right settings. Make suggested adjustments quickly with the multi-function knobs.

Hands free and in control

Hands free and in control

  • Hands-free sewing with the knee lifter
  • Your hands guide the fabric anytime
  • Simultaneously raises/lowers presser foot and feed dog
The BERNINA Free Hand System lets you lift or lower the presser foot using only the knee lifter, keeping your hands free to guide your projects.

Perfect stitches perfectly easy

Perfect stitches perfectly easy

  • Sew perfect stitches with 9 mm stitch width
  • Jumbo bobbin means fewer stops
  • Convenient, front-load bobbin

The BERNINA Hook keeps the stitches consistent and precise, and fast too, sewing at a maximum speed of 900 stitches per minute.

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

  • Overview
  • Sewing & Quilting
  • General Features
  • Stitches
BERNINA 480

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

Maximum stitch width 9
Hook system BERNINA Hook
Maximum sewing speed (stitches per minute) 900
Sewing space to the right of the needle 7” / 177,7 mm
Color touch screen 4.3” / 10 cm
Adjustable presser foot pressure
Start/stop button (stitching without foot control)
Sewing tutorial

Product brochure – All information at a glance

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

Pattern start/end function
Elongation
Automatic securing function
Pattern repeat (up to 9)
Stitch length maximum in mm 6
Maximum stitch width 9
Pattern mirroring
Free Hand System (FHS)
Number of stitch patterns (incl. alphabet) total 994
Utility stitches total 29
Buttonholes (incl. eyelet) total 11

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Automatic buttonhole length measuring system
Automatic buttonhole
Manual multi-step buttonhole
Button sew-on program
Darning programs 2
Decorative stitches total 250
Quilting stitches total 27
Cross-stitch programs 21
Sewing alphabets 5
Reverse sewing
Hook system BERNINA Hook
Maximum sewing speed (stitches per minute) 900
Sewing space to the right of the needle 7” / 177,7 mm
Color touch screen 4.3” / 10 cm
Drag & Drop
LED sewing lights 8 LED
Multi-function knobs
Needle positions 11
Sewing in each needle position
Number of spool holders 2
Semi-automatic needle threader
Adjustable presser foot pressure
Manual thread cutter 4
Automatic thread cutter
Adaptive Thread Tension
BSR functionality, straight stitch and zigzag
BERNINA foot control with back-kick function

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Create and save stitch combinations
Memory (short-term/altered stitches)
Memory (long-term/altered stitches)
Start/stop button (stitching without foot control)
Slide speed control
Bobbin winding while sewing/embroidering
USB interface for PC connection
USB interface for USB data stick
Changing stitch settings while sewing
Needle stop up/down
On-screen help
Creative consultant
Sewing tutorial
Setup program
Machine weight 9.5 kg
Machine size 423 / 200 / 328 mm 16.6" / 7.9" / 12.9"
  • Practical stitches

  • Buttonholes

  • Decorative stitches

  • Quilt stitches

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

  • Threading and getting started sewing with the B 480

  • Touch screen and functions of the B 480

  • Patchwork and quilting with the B 480

  • Sewing buttonholes with the B 480

  • Sewing decorative stitches and letters with the B 480

  • Changing and saving stitches with the B 480

  • Cleaning and oiling the B 480

  • Threading and getting started sewing with the B 480

    Threading and getting started sewing with the B 480

  • Touch screen and functions of the B 480

    Touch screen and functions of the B 480

  • Patchwork and quilting with the B 480

    Patchwork and quilting with the B 480

  • Sewing buttonholes with the B 480

    Sewing buttonholes with the B 480

  • Sewing decorative stitches and letters with the B 480

    Sewing decorative stitches and letters with the B 480

  • Changing and saving stitches with the B 480

    Changing and saving stitches with the B 480

  • Cleaning and oiling the B 480

    Cleaning and oiling the B 480

Frequently Asked Questions

Support for your BERNINA 480

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 480

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.