aurora 430

the flexible one with a host of convenience features

Picture: BERNINA aurora 430
Picture: BERNINA aurora 430

aurora 430

the flexible one with a host of convenience features

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aurora 430 – The one for everyone and every application.

The aurora sewing machine is a sensation, making sewing easier than ever before. A wealth of new functions and the greatest possible ease of operation make the aurora a sewing machine for everyone and every application. Like the aurora 440 – a superb quilter – the aurora 430 is an outstanding sewer, with numerous practical and decorative stitches, several alphabets, buttonholes, and oodles of other BERNINA functions which make sewing easier as well as a true pleasure. Thanks to the optional embroidery module, the BERNINA ArtDesign software, and the unique embroidery control via PC, the aurora 430 can be transformed into a full-fledged embroidery machine.

Start/stop button



Start/stop button

The aurora’s start/stop button is especially practical, rendering the use of a foot control unnecessary and making quick sewing positively relaxing. The aurora’s separate bobbin winder is new, practical, and incredibly convenient. With the aurora, you can fill empty bobbins during the sewing, embroidery or quilting process, without interrupting your work.

Speed control

Speed control

With the help of the easily accessible speed control, the sewing speed of the aurora can be adapted to the project at hand – slow for precision work, faster for general sewing work. This function can also be used for bobbin winding.

Needle Threader

Needle Threader

This convenient threading function lets you guide the thread through the eye of the needle with the greatest of ease – as quick as lightning and exceptionally effective.

Separate winder motor

Separate winder motor

The aurora’s separate bobbin winder is new, practical, and incredibly convenient. With the aurora, you can fill empty bobbins during the sewing, embroidery or quilting process, without interrupting your work.

Embroidery module with BERNINA ArtDesign Software (optional)

Embroidery module with BERNINA ArtDesign Software (optional)

Included with the embroidery module, this BERNINA software lets you alter many embroidery designs before stitching them out, by enlarging or mirroring them, adding letters, changing colors, and combining designs.

Features & Functions

  • Sewing & Quilting
  • General Features
  • Embroidery
Pattern start/end function
Stitch length maximum in mm 5
Maximum stitch width in mm 5.5
Pattern mirroring
Free Hand System (FHS)
Number of stitch patterns (incl. alphabet) total 394
Utility stitches total 20
Buttonholes (incl. eyelet) total 7
Automatic buttonhole length measuring system
Automatic buttonhole
Manual multi-step buttonhole
Button sew-on program
Darning programs 1
Decorative stitches total 122
Quilting stitches total 13
Cross-stitch programs 3
Sewing alphabets 2
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 legendary BERNINA stitch quality at 5.5 mm and 9 mm stitch widths. An easy bobbin case insertion and large capacity bobbin make this ideal.
Maximum sewing speed (stitches per minute) 900
LED sewing lights CFL

LED sewing lights

Bright illumination in the needle area and over the free arm. The brightness is adjustable.
Needle positions 11

Needle positions

Multiple Needle Positions allow for very precise sewing.
Sewing in each needle position

Sewing in each needle position

You can sew most patterns in any needle position.
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.
BSR functionality, straight stitch and zigzag

BSR functionality, straight stitch and zigzag

The patented BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR) provides consistent free-motion stitching even at high speeds. Select straight stitch and zigzag free-motion stitching with the BSR.
BERNINA foot control with back-kick function

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.
Memory (short-term/altered stitches)
Memory (long-term/altered stitches)
Start/stop button (stitching without foot control)

Start/stop button (stitching without foot control)

As an alternative to the traditional foot control, start sewing, quilting or embroidering using the Start/Stop button.
Slide speed control

Slide speed control

Regulate the speed with the Slide Speed Control.
Bobbin winding while sewing/embroidering

Bobbin winding while sewing/embroidering

Wind a bobbin quickly and even wind a bobbin while sewing!
USB interface for PC connection
Changing stitch settings while sewing
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.
Maximum embroidery speed (stitches per minute) 660
Built-in embroidery designs 40
Embroidery alphabets via PC
Embroidery design formats .ART
Mega hoop functionality (embroidery field: 400×150 mm, 15.7"×5.9")
Freearm embroidery Opt.
Personal memory for embroidery designs
Standard embroidery hoops 1 (o)

Standard embroidery hoops

Large oval = 22x145 mm (10.0" x 5.7"), medium = 130x100 mm (5.1" x 3.9"), small = 72 x 50 mm (2.8" x 2")
Sequence control
Position recall PC
BERNINA ArtLink embroidery software (downloadable from bernina.com)

Stitch pattern aurora 430

Support for your BERNINA aurora 430

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 aurora 430

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.