aurora 440 QE

The high-performance model with BERNINA Stitch Regulator

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aurora 440 QE

The high-performance model with BERNINA Stitch Regulator

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The aurora 440 QE – A sewing machine 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. The aurora 440 QE is the first sewing machine in the world to be equipped with BSR (BERNINA Stitch Regulator) – the exclusive BERNINA innovation for free-motion stitching with consistent stitch lengths even at variable sewing speeds. The BSR makes free-motion quilting easier for novices and pros alike.

BSR – BERNINA Stitch Regulator

BSR – BERNINA Stitch Regulator

The BERNINA Stitch Regulator is a world-first. The BSR with three different soles ensures free-motion stitching with a consistent stitch length, even at variable sewing speeds – making free-motion quilting wonderfully easy.

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.

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.

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

  • Embroidery
  • Sewing & Quilting
  • General Features
Maximum Embroidery Speed (Stitches per minute) 660

Maximum Embroidery Speed (Stitches per minute)

Enjoy high speed for completing embroidery projects quicker.
Built-in embroidery designs 40
Embroidery alphabets via PC
Freearm Embroidery Opt.

Freearm Embroidery

Easy freearm embroidery with all embroidery hoops without additional tools. For embroidering tubular items such as pant legs, t-shirts, onesies, etc.
Personal Memory for Saving Embroidery Designs

Personal Memory for Saving Embroidery Designs

Own combinations, altered embroidery designs or external designs can be stored.
Embroidery design formats .ART
Stitch Sequence Control

Stitch Sequence Control

This function helps to reposition the embroidery position after a thread breakage. You can move forward or backward stitch-by-stitch or in steps of 50.
Position Recall PC

Position Recall

The last embroidered stitch is always saved so that embroidery can be resumed at exactly the same point in the project in case of a power failure.
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 378
Utility stitches total 22
Buttonholes (incl. eyelet) total 9
Automatic buttonhole length measuring system
Automatic buttonhole
Manual multi-step buttonhole
Button sew-on program
Darning programs 1
Decorative stitches total 149
Quilting stitches total 17
Cross-stitch programs 15
Sewing alphabets 3
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.
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.

Stitch pattern aurora 440 QE


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

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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 aurora 440 QE

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 440 QE

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.