aurora 450

multi-talent for a multitude of tasks

Picture: BERNINA aurora 450
Picture: BERNINA aurora 450

aurora 450

multi-talent for a multitude of tasks

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aurora 450: Robust, flexible, readily expandable

Upgradable: Embroidery functions and BERNINA Stitch Regulator

Upgradable: Embroidery functions and BERNINA Stitch Regulator

With the optional embroidery module, the aurora 450 can be easily upgraded to a powerful embroidery machine, giving you access to a wealth of attractive embroidery designs for professionally embellishing your sewing projects. A very special optional accessory for the aurora 450 is the BERNINA Stitch Regulator providing free-motion stitching with consistent stitch lengths even at variable speeds.

Stitch width of up to 9mm

Stitch width of up to 9mm

Thanks to its sophisticated rotary-hook system, the BERNINA aurora 450 can sew decorative stitches up to 9mm wide without a problem. Even at high sewing speeds, the hook system ensures smooth running and precise stitch-guiding, even with very dense or thick fabrics, thanks to the high penetration power of the needle. Proof positive of the versatility of the aurora 450 – whether you use it to sew, embroider, or quilt.

Start/stop button

Start/stop button

The aurora 450’s sewing process can be started or stopped at the touch of a button, without using the foot control at all – an especially convenient feature that’s an advantage with long seams or quilting projects.

Extensive stitch library

Extensive stitch library

One of the basic features of the aurora 450 is an extensive built-in stitch package with 390 practical and decorative stitches, among which are four sewing alphabets, including a Cyrillic one, and nine different buttonholes. With this powerful and versatile range of stitches, the aurora 450 meets even professional expectations. All of the stitches contained in the 450’s memory can be quickly accessed at the touch of a button, with the stitch number and stitch symbol being displayed on the screen. This enables easy selection, alteration and combination of the desired stitches, helping you achieve your desired result in next to no time.

Embroidery with PC connection

Embroidery with PC connection

By upgrading your aurora 450 to an embroidery machine, you’ll have the full range of functions and features of a PC-supported embroidery machine at your fingertips. The aurora 450 also offers everything you need for boundless creativity when embroidering, allowing you to select, alter, position and combine embroidery motifs – a vast increase in creative options, enabling you to produce superb, top-quality designs.

Design software for breathtaking embroidery projects

Design software for breathtaking embroidery projects

With the optional embroidery module, you’ll receive BERNINA ArtDesign embroidery software which imparts virtually limitless design capabilities to your aurora 450 when embroidering. Here, the embroidery designs supplied as standard can be combined and altered on your PC screen, letting you adapt them to your wishes.

TrueType Font embroidery

TrueType Font embroidery

When you use the aurora 450 as an embroidery machine, you can utilize whatever TrueType fonts take your fancy to embroider lettering. This function also lets you embroider fancy lettering, symbol scripts, or Asian scripts with the aurora 450 – an “extra” that distinguishes the 450 from other machines of its class and opens up a whole new world of exciting design options for you.

Software-supported editing of embroidery designs

Software-supported editing of embroidery designs

Enlarging, rotating, mirroring and combining embroidery designs and adding letters or color changes is child’s play when you connect the aurora 450 with optional embroidery module to your PC. The BERNINA embroidery software lets you make a host of changes to the embroidery designs which can be temporarily saved to the aurora 450’s built-in memory. In this way, you can precisely adapt the selected embroidery designs to your wishes – and thanks to the included BERNINA embroidery software, you’ll be able to keep perfect track of the embroidery process at all times, the progress of which is displayed in real time on your PC screen.

Features & Functions

  • Sewing & Quilting
  • General Features
  • Embroidery
Pattern start/end function
Stitch length maximum in mm 5
Maximum stitch width 9
Pattern mirroring
Free Hand System (FHS)
Number of stitch patterns (incl. alphabet) total 282
Utility stitches total 21
Buttonholes (incl. eyelet) total 11
Automatic buttonhole length measuring system
Automatic buttonhole
Manual multi-step buttonhole
Button sew-on program
Darning programs 1
Decorative stitches total 130
Quilting stitches total 18
Cross-stitch programs 9
Sewing alphabets 4
Hook system RL
Maximum sewing speed (stitches per minute) 900
LED sewing lights CFL
Needle positions 11
Sewing in each needle position
Manual thread cutter 3
BSR functionality, straight stitch and zigzag
BERNINA foot control with back-kick function
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
Changing stitch settings while sewing
Needle stop up/down
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 450

Support for your BERNINA aurora 450

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 450

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.