BERNINA 580

The BERNINA 580 – for the perfect sewing result

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BERNINA 580

The BERNINA 580 – for the perfect sewing result

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BERNINA 580: The multi-talent for sewing, embroidering and quilting

Wide selection of stitches, embroidery designs and functions

Wide selection of stitches, embroidery designs and functions

Whatever you wish to sew or embellish, the BERNINA 580 puts a wide range of stitches at your disposal. With 838 stitches in all, including 186 decorative stitches, you’ve got a generous selection from which to choose – and all stitches can be sewn up to a width of 9 mm, which is particularly attractive for embellishment. In addition, 7 alphabets for sewing and 7 alphabets for embroidery are at your fingertips. What’s more, the 100 embroidery designs can be accessed in a separate embroidery mode and adapted on the touchscreen: rotating, mirroring, sizing up or down or altering the stitch pattern are quickly accomplished, thanks to the 580’s intuitive operation. Using the memory function, it’s a cinch to permanently save your customized stitches and embroidery designs.

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The B 580 now includes an Accessories Box

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 smaller sewing tools. The Accessories Box 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 via the high-resolution touchscreen

Intuitive operation via the high-resolution touchscreen

The BERNINA 580 boasts a large bright touchscreen affording quick access to its wide range of features and functions. Large descriptive icons ensure easy access to the desired BERNINA 580 function. The intuitive touchscreen allows for efficient operation of the BERNINA 580, making look-up in the manual unnecessary and allowing even fairly inexperienced sewers to switch quickly between the different stitches, stitch patterns, embroidery designs and functions of the BERNINA 580.

Memory function for your own creative ideas

Memory function for your own creative ideas

Thanks to the individual setting options of the BERNINA 580, stitches can be altered or combined in a wide variety of ways to suit your personal preference. With the BERNINA 580‘s intelligent memory function, these individual stitches, stitch patterns and stitch combinations remain set even after you turn off your machine, and are immediately available again the next time you turn the machine on. The generous 8MB memory provides the capacity for a large number of personal stitch combinations, letting you adapt the BERNINA 580’s library of stitches completely to your individual requirements. Impressive options that will enable and spark your creativity!

BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR) included

BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR) included

The patented BSR is a truly special high-tech presser foot that ensures top-quality stitching when free-motion quilting. When you sew with the BSR and lowered feed dog, your stitch length remains exactly the same all the time, even if the fabric is not always fed at the same speed. The BSR compensates for inconsistency in speed, so that straight and zigzag stitches are always the exact same length. Even those who are relatively inexperienced at free-motion sewing can reliably achieve high-quality results with the BERNINA 580.

From sewing to embroidering with a single click

From sewing to embroidering with a single click

The BERNINA 580 is factory-equipped with an embroidery function and comes with the embroidery module as standard. With 100 embroidery designs already built into the BERNINA 580’s software, you’ll have immediate access to a wide range of attractive designs for ambitious embroidery projects, which you can easily and quickly select via the touchscreen.The BERNINA 580’s combination of sewing and embroidery functionality lets you bring even more variety to your sewing projects. User-friendly menu navigation gives you quick access to all the important functions.

Features & Functions

  • Sewing & Quilting
  • General Features
  • Embroidery
Pattern start/end function
Elongation
Stitch length maximum in mm 5
Maximum stitch width in mm 9
Programmable Securing Function
Pattern mirroring
Free Hand System (FHS)
Number of stitch patterns (incl. alphabet) total 935
Utility stitches total 31
Buttonholes (incl. eyelet) total 12
Automatic buttonhole length measuring system
Automatic buttonhole
Manual multi-step buttonhole
Button sew-on program
Darning programs 3
Decorative stitches total 284
Quilting stitches total 28
Cross-stitch programs 16
Sewing alphabets 7
Reverse sewing
Hook system RL

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) 1000
Sewing space to the right of the needle 7.5”

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.
Color touch screen

Color touch screen

Everything at eye level; it is clear and easy to use. Can be used with fingertip or stylus and offers touch-scroll selection.
Drag & Drop

Drag & Drop

Simple drag and drop allows for easy positioning of sewing combinations and/ or embroidery motifs. Swipe the layer to eliminate motifs.
LED sewing lights LED

LED sewing lights

Bright illumination in the needle area and over the free arm. The brightness is adjustable.
Multi-function knobs

Multi-function knobs

Easily accessible knobs for making stitch adjustments before and during sewing in .05 increments for smooth stitch transitions. Used in embroidery for composing and design alterations.
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.
Number of spool holders 2
Semi-automatic needle threader
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Semi-automatic needle threader

Thread the needle with ease.
Adjustable presser foot pressure

Adjustable presser foot pressure

Adjust the foot pressure to eliminate skipped stitches on thick fabrics and wavy seams on knits.
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.
Automatic thread cutter

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.
Upper thread indicator

Upper thread indicator

When the upper thread breaks or runs out, the Upper Thread Sensor will provide an onscreen visual and acoustic signal, if selected and the machine will stop when the sensor is activated.
Lower thread indicator

Lower thread indicator

Warns when the bobbin thread runs low.
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.
Create and save stitch combinations
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
USB interface for USB data stick

USB interface for USB data stick

Enjoy rapid and direct connectivity for information transfer including software updates.
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.
On-screen help

On-screen help

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

Creative consultant

Access Tutorials for sewing techniques and use Creative Consultant for sewing different fabrics successfully.
Sewing tutorial
Embroidery tutorial
Personal program

Personal program

Record your individually altered stitches for future retrieval in personal folders. Saved until deleted from the personal program memory.
Setup program
Language selection
Eco Mode

Eco Mode

Stand-by mode saves energy and offers child-proof lock.
Machine weight 24.2 lb
Embroidery Module
Maximum embroidery speed (stitches per minute) 680
Built-in embroidery designs 100
Embroidery alphabets 7
Embroidery design formats .EXP
Onscreen editing of designs: positioning, mirroring, rotating, scaling, combining
Mega hoop functionality (embroidery field: 400×150 mm, 15.7"×5.9")
Freearm embroidery Opt.
Personal memory for embroidery designs
Standard embroidery hoops 2 (o,m)

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")
WordArt
Color resequence
Cut jump stitches
Sequence control
Basting
Position recall
BERNINA ArtLink embroidery software (downloadable from bernina.com)
Embroidery tutorial

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 580 (BERNINA 5 Series)

    Meet the machine designed to handle all your sewing and embroidery projects to perfection: the BERNINA 580. The high-resolution colour touch screen is easy to navigate and opens the door to hundreds of stitch options and built-in designs. You will have everything you need to give projects a magical touch. Discover the new BERNINA 5 Series and the many ways it will inspire you to write your own story. Get our free kids' costume patterns with instructions today at www.bernina.com/5series.

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

    In the first part of the new BERNINA 580 tutorial get familiar with your new BERNINA 580. 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! For further information about the new BERNINA 5 series visit www.bernina.com/5series

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

    Watch the 2nd BERNINA 580 online tutorial about decorative stitches. Step by step you will be guided through the menu and instructed how to choose one of 186 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. For further information about the features and accessories of the BERNINA 5 series go to www.bernina.com/5series

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

    In the 3rd part of the new BERNINA 580 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. Learn more about the new BERNINA 5 series and visit www.bernina.com/5series

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

    The 4th chapter of the new BERNINA 580 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. The new buttonhole feature of the BERNINA 580 makes sewing buttonholes very easy and quickly done. For further information about the new BERNINA 5 series visit www.bernina.com/5series

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

    In the 5th part of the BERNINA 580 tutorial we will show you how to sew on a button with your new BERNINA 580. 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. Save time and sew your buttons with your new BERNINA 580. To get more information about the new BERNINA 5 series visit www.bernina.com/5series

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

    In this part of the new BERNINA 580 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 unsing the practical setup-program. For further information about this feature go to www.bernina.com/5series

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

    Watch this part of the new BERNINA 580 tutorial to encounter a true BERNINA exclusive: The BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR) ensures total control in your creative endeavours. The revolutionary BSR System makes free-motion sewing and 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 (straight stitch and zig-zag). Find out more about the BERNINA 5 series and the BERNINA Stitch Regulator on www.bernina.com/5series

  • 8/10 BERNINA 580: embroidery first steps

    This part of the online tutorial will teach you how to set up your BERNINA 580 sewing machine for embroidery. Attach the embroidery module and insert the embroidery bobbincase. Place the fabric in the hoop. For further information about the embroidery module and the new BERNINA 5 series have a look at www.bernina.com/5series

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

    In the 9th part of the new BERNINA 580 online videocourse you will learn how to use the embroidery module to embroider a single colour design. You will be guided step by step through the embroidery menu and tought how to select options and choose a pattern. Your BERNINA 580 sewing machine with embroidery module will then embroider the chosen pattern automatically. To learn more about the new BERNINA 580 and the other models of the 5 series visit www.bernina.com/5series

  • 10/10 BERNINA 580: embroidery editing and extras

    In the 10th and last part of our tutorial for the new BERNINA 580 sewing machine we will show you based on practical examples how to modify embroidery motifs in any way you want by duplicating, mirroring it vertically or horizontically, dragging and dropping, rotating, adding motifs or letters, enlarging or minimizing and combining with other motifs. Store your new embroidery motif easily for later use. Learn more about the embroidery module and the new BERNINA 5 series and visit www.bernina.com/5series

  • The new BERNINA 580 (BERNINA 5 Series)

    The new BERNINA 580 (BERNINA 5 Series)

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

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

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

    2/10 BERNINA 580: how to personalize decorative stitches

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

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

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

    4/10 BERNINA 580: how to sew a buttonhole

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 8/10 BERNINA 580: embroidery first steps

    8/10 BERNINA 580: embroidery first steps

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

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

  • 10/10 BERNINA 580: embroidery editing and extras

    10/10 BERNINA 580: embroidery editing and extras

Support for your BERNINA 580

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 580

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.