BERNINA 560

Embroidery Module Optional

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BERNINA 560

Embroidery Module Optional

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BERNINA 560 – a multi-talented all-rounder for sewing, embroidery, and quilting

Large range of stitches, embroidery designs, and functions

Large range of stitches, embroidery designs, and functions

Whatever you want to sew or embellish, the BERNINA 560 has a varied range of stitches on offer. With a total of 676 stitches, of which 160 are embroidery stitches, you have a generous selection from which to choose. All stitches can be sewn with a stitch width of up to 9 mm, which is very practical in particular for decorations. In addition, it offers 5 alphabets that can be sewn as well as embroidered. The 70 embroidery patterns can be retrieved in a separate embroidery mode and adjusted using the touchscreen: turning, rotating, mirroring, sizing and other changes are achieved quickly thanks to the intuitive ease of use. Your individually adjusted stitches and embroidery designs are easily and permanently saved using the memory function.

The B 560 comes with a Slide-on Table and an Accessories Box

The B 560 comes with a Slide-on Table and an Accessories Box

The Slide-on Table, with its practical click lock, offers ample work surface for a variety of sewing projects and allows a little more comfort when sewing. All sewing tools, such as presser feet, needles, and bobbins, can be stored in the convenient Accessories Box. There is even room for large presser feet, such as the buttonhole foot. The brackets for the feet are adjustable. The drawers also provide plenty of space for easy storage of tools and small sewing paraphernalia. The Accessories Box with retractable stand feet is positioned securely on your sewing table with the retractable stand feet. The transparent doors provide a clear overview of all your sewing tools.  

Intuitive operation using the touchscreen

Intuitive operation using the touchscreen

The BERNINA 560 is equipped with a large, bright TFT touchscreen via which you can retrieve your various functions in the blink of an eye. Using the touchscreen you can easily switch between sewing mode and embroidery mode. Large, informative icons ensure that you can readily find the desired function on the BERNINA 560 without having to look too hard. The self-explanatory touchscreen allows for the intuitive operation of the BERNINA 560. Looking through the manual becomes unnecessary, and even seamstresses with very little experience can swiftly switch between various stitches, embroidery designs and patterns, and functions of the BERNINA 560.

Memory function for your creative ideas

Memory function for your creative ideas

Thanks to the individual setting options of the BERNINA 560, stitches can be changed or combined in a variety of ways to produce so that you can come up with the exact result you want. With the intelligent memory function of the BERNINA 560, these individual stitches, embroidery designs, and stitch combinations are can even be saved after powering off the BERNINA 560 and remain available the next time you start up the machine. The generous 8 MB of memory space offers enough capacity for a large number of stitch combinations. Upload your own embroidery patterns using a USB connection. Impressive possibilities offer you the highest possible degree of individuality and encourage your creativity!

BERNINA stitch regulator function optional

BERNINA stitch regulator function optional

With the factory-installed BSR function of the BERNINA 560, upgrading the optional BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR) is possible at any time. The patented BSR is a high-tech presser foot that provides support when sewing freehand. With its recessed transporter, the BSR ensures that the stitch length always remains the exact same length, even if the material is not fed with an even speed. The BSR recognizes deviations and compensates for them so that freehand straight and zigzag stitches are always made with an identical stitch length.

Embroidery module optional

Embroidery module optional

The BERNINA 560 is equipped with the embroidery function as standard and can be enhanced with the embroidery module. 70 embroidery patterns are already integrated into the BERNINA 560's software. Right from the very start, a vast selection of attractive embroidery are patterns for sophisticated embroidery available that you can easily and quickly select using the touchscreen. With this intelligent combination of sewing and embroidery functions on the BERNINA 560, you can design even more versatile sewing projects.

Vom Nähen zum Sticken mit einem Klick

From sewing to embroidering with one click

The BERNINA 560 is equipped with the embroidery function as standard. 70 embroidery patterns are already integrated into the BERNINA 560's software. Right from the very start, there is a vast selection of attractive embroidery patterns for sophisticated embroidery available that you can easily and quickly select using the touchscreen.  With this intelligent combination of sewing and embroidery functions on the BERNINA 560, you can design even more versatile sewing projects.

Features & Functions

  • Sewing & Quilting
  • Embroidery
  • General Features
Maximum Sewing Speed (stitches per minute) 1000

Maximum Sewing Speed (stitches per minute)

High speed with high power.
Maximum Stitch Width 9

Maximum Stitch Width

The variable Stitch Width can be adjusted while sewing. The 9 mm maximum stitch width available on some models expands your design possibilities.
Maximum Stitch Length 5

Maximum Stitch Length

The variable Stitch Length provides a smooth transition from length to length and can be adjusted while sewing.
Adjustable Needle Positions 11

Adjustable Needle Positions

Multiple Needle Positions allow for very precise sewing. You can sew most patterns in any needle position.
Automatic Buttonhole / Length Measuring System
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Automatic Buttonhole / Length Measuring System

Quickly set the length of the One-step Buttonhole. The same buttonhole size can be repeated as often as required. Remains in memory until another stitch is selected.
Manual Multi-step Buttonhole
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Manual Multi-step Buttonhole

The length of the beads is manually determined when sewing. Bartack, eye and securing stitches are preprogrammed. The individual steps can also be selected by scrolling via the arrow icons or by pushing the button «Quick Reverse».
On-Screen Buttonhole Measuring
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On-Screen Buttonhole Measuring

A button can be placed directly in the display. The size of the buttonhole is determined by turning the Mulitfunction knobs.
Adjustable Buttonhole Slit Width
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Adjustable Buttonhole Slit Width

Adjust the spacing of the beads appropriate for thick or heavy fabrics.
Import/Export Stitches via USB

Import/Export Stitches via USB

To import and export sewing stitches via a USB stick.
Temporary Altered Stitch Memory

Temporary Altered Stitch Memory

Stitch settings are remembered during the sewing session. This saves time when repeating stitches in a project.
Creative Consultant Sewing
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Creative Consultant Sewing

Get reliable support for various applications and fabrics from the integrated Sewing Consultant. Makes suggestions regarding needles, presser foot, stabilizer etc.
Mirror-image function
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Mirror-image function

Horizontal or vertical mirroring of the stitch expands the design possibilities.
Continuous Reverse

Continuous Reverse

Sew backwards at a touch of a button.
BSR Enabled
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BSR Enabled

Usability of the BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR) on the machine.
Start/Stop Button (stitching without foot control)

Start/Stop Button (stitching without foot control)

As an alternative to the traditional foot control, power the machine using the Start/Stop button and regulate the speed with the Slide Speed Control.
Freearm Sewing
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Freearm Sewing

The slim freearm is perfect for hemming small tubular pieces, such as baby clothes, pant legs, etc.
Total Number of Sewing Stitch Patterns (incl. alphabets) 700
Alphabets / Monograms 5
Decorative Stitches 184
Button Sew-On Program
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Button Sew-On Program

Button Sew-On Foot #18 is the perfect tool for easy sewing of buttons, snap fasteners, eyelets and decorations.
Buttonholes / Eyelets 11
Practical Stitches 29
Maximum Embroidery Speed (Stitches per minute) 680

Maximum Embroidery Speed (Stitches per minute)

Enjoy high speed for completing embroidery projects quicker.
Freearm Embroidery Opt.
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Freearm Embroidery

Easy freearm embroidery with all embroidery hoops without additional tools. For embroidering tubular items such as pant legs, t-shirts, onesies, etc.
Built-in Embroidery Designs 70
Embroidery Alphabets 4
Change Design Size Proportionally

Change Design Size Proportionally

Enlarge or reduce designs proportionally on-screen. Increasing/decreasing in a range of +/- 20% provides the best results. Other ranges should be tested first.
Move, Rotate, and Mirror
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Move, Rotate, and Mirror

Move designs through drag and drop or the multi-function knobs; Rotate in 1 degree increments and mirror image embroidery designs for optimal placement on projects.
Basting
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Basting

Stitch your choice of basting stitches before embroidering. Choose to baste around your design or the inner hoop.
Personal Memory for Saving Embroidery Designs

Personal Memory for Saving Embroidery Designs

Own combinations, altered embroidery designs or external designs can be stored.
Programmable Jump Stitch Cutting
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Programmable Jump Stitch Cutting

Set any length of jump stitches to be cut and eliminate manual cutting.
Embroidery design formats .EXP
Embroidery Sequence Control
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Embroidery 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

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.
Embroidery Module opt.
Sewing space to the right of the needle 7.5”
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Sewing space to the right of the needle

More sewing and embroidery space to the right of the needle offers comfort and more maneuverability when stitching large and small projects.
Centrally Located Color Touch Screen
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Centrally Located Color Touch Screen

Everything at eye level; it is clear and easy to use. Can be used with fingertip or touchpen and offers touch-scroll selection. Display and backround color can be customized and the screen brightness can be set according to your needs.
LED Sewing Light
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LED Sewing Light

Bright illumination in the needle area and over the freearm. On some machines the brightness is adjustable.
Manual Thread Cutters 3
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Manual Thread Cutters

Conveniently positioned thread cutters in the area of the bobbin case, the bobbin winder motor and the needle to cut off thread ends.
Total Stitch Control

Total Stitch Control

Permanent or temporary altering of length, width, needle position and other creative functions of all stitches - even while sewing.
Hook system RL
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Hook system

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.

The M Class BERNINA Rotary Hook for Longarm machines ensures the legendary BERNINA stitch quality, even at high speeds.
BERNINA Free Hand System (FHS)
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BERNINA Free Hand System (FHS)

Knee operated lever raises the presser foot, lowers the feed dog and releases the thread tension keeping your hands free for guiding the fabric and the height for the fabric passage increases so that even thick layers of fabric can be easily pushed under the presser foot.
Thread-up Command
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Thread-up Command

Push the needle up/down button to lower and raise the needle to bring the bobbin thread to the top of the fabric so the threads can be secured manually. Perfect for quilting and free-standing lace.
Automatic Thread Cutter
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Automatic Thread Cutter

The upper and lower threads are cut automatically or at the touch of a button. The top thread is carried to the back side of the fabric. Program 2 types of tie-offs.
Adjustable Presser Foot Pressure
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Adjustable Presser Foot Pressure

Adjust the presser foot pressure to eliminate skipped stitches and wavy seams on knits.
Upper Thread Sensor

Upper Thread Sensor

Indicates when the upper thread breaks or runs out.
Tutorial
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Tutorial

Access Tutorials for sewing, quilting and embroidery techniques. Also provides information about threading, needles and other including animation videos.
On-screen Help
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On-screen Help

Use the ‘?’ to identify functions and stitches. Built-in animations lead you through processes and provide reminders.
eco Mode

eco Mode

The eco mode saves energy and provides a child safety lock.
Slide speed control
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Slide speed control

Regulate the speed with the Slide Speed Control.
Machine weight 33 lb
Machine size 21.9″ / 15″ / 18″

Accessories

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

Tutorials

  • The new BERNINA 5 Series

    The B 560 is a genuine all-rounder that can sew, quilt and embroider. It includes cutting-edge features developed by a team of experts in Switzerland.

  • 1/10 BERNINA 580 / 570 QE/ 560: getting started and prepared for sewing

    In the first part of the tutorial get familiar with your new BERNINA 560. We will show you how to prepare the sewing machine and how to use the basic features and the standard accessories for sewing. You will learn how to turn on the machine and plug in the foot control, change a presser foot, wind the bobbin and thread the upper and the lower thread. Insert the free hand system and attach the slide on table. Prepare youself for an unforgettable sewing adventure!

  • 2/10 BERNINA 580/ 570 QE/ 560: how to personalize decorative stitches

    Step by step you will be guided through the menu and instructed how to select one of the many decorative stitches, adjust the length and width of the pattern, use the mirror function and the memory function. As you will see, working with decorative stitches is very easy and rewarding.

  • 3/10 BERNINA 580/ 570 QE/ 560: how to combine letters and decorative stitches

    In the 3rd video tutorial you will learn that combining lettering and stitches is very easy. See step by step how to combine the letters of the alphabet function with decorative stitches and stitch patterns and have them sewed automatically. Following this tutorial you can label bags, clothes and cushions with individual lettering and funny patterns.

  • 4/10 BERNINA 580/ 570 QE/ 560: how to sew a buttonhole

    The 4th chapter online tutorial will show you how to sew a buttonhole using the buttonhole foot 3A. In the video you can see how to change size and length of the buttonhole, how to choose the favored style for the buttonhole and how to save your personal buttonhole.

  • 5/10 BERNINA 580/ 570 QE/ 560: how to sew on a button

    In this tutorial we will show you how to sew on a button with your new BERNINA 560. The button sew-on program is so easy to handle! Step by step you can see how to sew on buttons by using stitch #60 and the optional button sew-on foot #18. You can also use foot #20.

  • 6/10 BERNINA 580/ 570 QE/ 560: how to use the setup program

    In this online tutorial you will learn to use the setup-program to adjust the screen settings and to return to factory settings if needed. Get important information about oiling your BERNINA sewing machine by using the practical setup-program.

  • 7/10 BERNINA 580/ 570 QE / 560: free motion quilting with the BERNINA Stitch Regulator

    The BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR) ensures total control in your creative endeavours. The revolutionary BSR System makes free-motion quilting a cinch and a sure-fire success. Your stitches remain consistent, whether you sew fast or slow. The BSR can be used in two modes (zig-zag and straight stitch).

  • 8/10 BERNINA 580/ 570 QE/ 560: embroidery first steps

    Take your first steps with BERNINA embroidery as you learn how to attach the module, thread properly for embroidery tension and hooping requirements for embroidery projects. This basic foundation will start you off on the right foot for future embroideries.

  • 9/10 BERNINA 580/ 570 QE/ 560: how to embroider a single colour design

    In the 9th part of the new BERNINA 5 Series online videocourse you will learn how to use the embroidery module to embroider a single color design. You will be guided step by step through the embroidery menu and taught how to select options and choose a pattern. Your BERNINA 5 Series sewing machine with embroidery module will then embroider the chosen pattern automatically.

  • 10/10 BERNINA 580/ 570 QE/ 560: embroidery editing and extras

    In the 10th and last installment of the 5-series tutorials, learn how to modify embroidery motifs by mirroring vertically and horizontally, use drag and drop placement and rotate a design. Learn how to duplicate, add designs and letters on the B 580. Store or save your creation for later use on all 5-series machines.

  • The new BERNINA 5 Series

    The new BERNINA 5 Series

  • 1/10 BERNINA 580 / 570 QE/ 560: getting started and prepared for sewing

    1/10 BERNINA 580 / 570 QE/ 560: getting started and prepared for sewing

  • 2/10 BERNINA 580/ 570 QE/ 560: how to personalize decorative stitches

    2/10 BERNINA 580/ 570 QE/ 560: how to personalize decorative stitches

  • 3/10 BERNINA 580/ 570 QE/ 560: how to combine letters and decorative stitches

    3/10 BERNINA 580/ 570 QE/ 560: how to combine letters and decorative stitches

  • 4/10 BERNINA 580/ 570 QE/ 560: how to sew a buttonhole

    4/10 BERNINA 580/ 570 QE/ 560: how to sew a buttonhole

  • 5/10 BERNINA 580/ 570 QE/ 560: how to sew on a button

    5/10 BERNINA 580/ 570 QE/ 560: how to sew on a button

  • 6/10 BERNINA 580/ 570 QE/ 560: how to use the setup program

    6/10 BERNINA 580/ 570 QE/ 560: how to use the setup program

  • 7/10 BERNINA 580/ 570 QE / 560: free motion quilting with the BERNINA Stitch Regulator

    7/10 BERNINA 580/ 570 QE / 560: free motion quilting with the BERNINA Stitch Regulator

  • 8/10 BERNINA 580/ 570 QE/ 560: embroidery first steps

    8/10 BERNINA 580/ 570 QE/ 560: embroidery first steps

  • 9/10 BERNINA 580/ 570 QE/ 560: how to embroider a single colour design

    9/10 BERNINA 580/ 570 QE/ 560: how to embroider a single colour design

  • 10/10 BERNINA 580/ 570 QE/ 560: embroidery editing and extras

    10/10 BERNINA 580/ 570 QE/ 560: embroidery editing and extras

Support for your BERNINA 560

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 560

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With over 2,000 BERNINA stores worldwide, we’re here to help you with your sewing needs whether it be advice on machines and accessories, embroidery software or servicing your BERNINA.