BERNINA 790 PLUS

BERNINA 790 PLUS

The finest for sewing & embroidery

  • Great New Embroidery Features
  • Large Sewing & Embroidery Field
  • Create your own stitch patterns
  • Sew longer with the extra large bobbin
  • Convince yourself: BERNINA innovations
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BERNINA 790 PLUS: The perfect machine for Grand Ideas

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Quiet & precise sewing

Quiet & precise sewing

  • Ideally suited for decorative stitches
  • Sew & embroider for longer periods of time
  • More time for your creativity
The BERNINA Hook sews high-precision stitches up to 9 mm in width with speeds up to 1,000 stitches per minute. The bobbin holds 70% more thread than standard bobbins.

A lot of space just for you

A lot of space just for you

  • Embroider maxi-sized motifs with ease
  • Comfortably maneuver large projects
  • Designed for the Maxi Hoop

The B 790 PLUS offers a full 13-inch extended freearm including ten inches of space to the right of the needle. Enjoy a large sewing and embroidery area.

Automatic features are yours!

Automatic features are yours!

  • No manual cutting at the end of a seam
  • Enjoy semi-automatic threading
  • No manual lowering of the presser foot
Thread is cut automatically when you reach the end of a seam or a color change in embroidery. The presser foot lowers automatically at the beginning of a seam.

Finest embroidery every time

  • Place your design exactly
  • Clean embroidery results on the top
  • Intuitive & very easy to use

The B 790 PLUS is enriched with exciting embroidery features like Pinpoint Placement, Enhanced Editing Functions, Total Embroidery Stitch Control and much more.

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Love the BERNINA innovations

Love the BERNINA innovations

  • Achieve finest stitching results
  • Stitches are kept consistent
  • Assistance with free-motion sewing

The BERNINA Adaptive Thread Tension provides ideal thread tension for each and every stitch type, in any variation. The BERNINA Stitch Regulator guarantees precise stitch quality and results.

Ask your on-screen support

Ask your on-screen support

  • Ask for the type of stabilizer
  • Find the proper needle and foot
  • Learn more about sewing and embroidery

The Sewing and Embroidery Consultants and the built-in tutorials offer direct on-screen support and answer your questions whenever you need them.

Sew silk & leather like a pro

Sew silk & leather like a pro

  • Handle special materials with ease
  • Enjoy superb fabric feed
  • Optimum visibility while sewing

The innovative BERNINA Dual Feed is easily engaged when needed and tucks completely out of the way when it’s not.

Enhanced editing

Enhanced editing

  • Undo & redo steps while editing
  • Group & ungroup designs
  • Rearrange designs

Undo or redo steps while editing or combining designs to return to your initial position. Combine designs to edit all at one time with group. Break apart designs to edit individually with ungroup. The design layer stitch-out sequence can also be customised.

Create your personal stitch

Create your personal stitch

  • Design & create your own stitches
  • Draw your stitch design directly on the screen
  • Convert the design into a stitch pattern

Edit stitches and create your own by drawing your ideas right on the touch screen. At the touch of a button, your design is converted into a stitch pattern. The creative possibilities are endless and your stitch library is continuously expanding.

Total embroidery stitch control

Total embroidery stitch control

  • No more manual trimming on the top side
  • Invisible securing stitches
  • Smart tie-on/off stitches

Threads are automatically pulled down thanks to the Thread Away Mode. The Smart Secure function conveniently adds tie-on/off stitches to a design if none are pre-programmed. And the Invisible Secure makes the tie-on/off formation completely invisible.

Perfect Machine. Perfect Hoop.

Enjoy embroidering with the BERNINA Midi Hoop (Optional Accessory), guaranteeing quick and perfect embroidery performance.

  • Very easy to hoop and unhoop
  • Get full tension on your fabric
  • Waste less stabilizer
  • Ergonomic twist-lock mechanism
  • Size: 10.5 x 6.5 inch, 265 x 165 mm
Overview of Optional Accessories

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.

Features & Functions

  • Overview
  • Sewing & Quilting
  • General Features
  • Embroidery
  • Stitches
BERNINA 790 PLUS

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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.

Sewing space to the right of the needle 10”
BERNINA Dual Feed (BDF)
Stitch Designer
Sideways motion feed
Maximum embroidery area 15.7" x 8.3"
Pinpoint Placement
Maxi hoop functionality (embroidery field: 400×210 mm, 15.7"×8.3")
Importing stitch patterns
Endless embroidery

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Pattern start/end function
Elongation
Stitch length maximum in mm 6
Maximum stitch width in mm 9
Programmable Securing Function
Stitch Designer
Pattern mirroring
360° directional sewing
Free Hand System (FHS)
Sideways motion feed
Number of stitch patterns (incl. alphabet) total 1352
Connecting stitches
Utility stitches total 32
Buttonholes (incl. eyelet) total 15

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Automatic buttonhole length measuring system
Automatic buttonhole
Manual multi-step buttonhole
Button sew-on program
Darning programs 2
Decorative stitches total 506
Decorative sideways motion stitches 117
Quilting stitches total 34
Cross-stitch programs 37
Tapering/skyline stitches 28/27
Sewing alphabets 8
Monograms (with sideways motion)
Reverse sewing
Hook system BERNINA Hook

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 10”

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 7” / 18 cm

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 30 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.
Automatic presser foot lift

Automatic presser foot lift

Enjoy convenience with the automatic presser foot lower and lift. Press on the foot control to lower the foot to begin sewing. At the end of cutting, the foot lifts automatically.
Adjustable presser foot pressure

Adjustable presser foot pressure

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

Automatic presser foot pressure

Automatically adjusts the presser foot pressure.
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.
Pivot / hover function
BERNINA Dual Feed (BDF)

BERNINA Dual Feed (BDF)

The BERNINA Dual Feed ensures even feeding of hard-to-manage fabrics with beautiful results.
Adaptive Thread Tension

Adaptive Thread Tension

Once the tension is set according to the fabric and thread used, the thread tension is constantly monitored and adjusted automatically, if needed, resulting in the finest stitching without pressing a button.
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.

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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.
History function (most-recently-used stitch patterns)

History function

Sewn stitches along with any alterations are recorded in a History Menu. Stitches must be sewn to be recorded and are retained even after machine shut down.
Setup program
Eco Mode

Eco Mode

Stand-by mode saves energy and offers child-proof lock.
Machine weight 30.9 lb
Machine size 20.5″ / 8.4″ / 14.1″
Embroidery functionality
Embroidery Module
Large Embroidery Module (SDT) optional

Large Embroidery Module (SDT)

The new BERNINA Smart Drive Technology (SDT) module elevates your embroidery experience with enhanced stitch quality, smoother and quieter movement and up to 55% higher embroidery speed.
Maximum embroidery area 15.7" x 8.3"
Maximum embroidery speed (stitches per minute) 1000
Built-in embroidery designs 332
Embroidery alphabets 18
Embroidery design formats EXP, DST, PES, PEC, JEF, SEW, PCS, XXX
Onscreen editing of designs: positioning, mirroring, rotating, scaling, combining
Pinpoint Placement
Undo/Redo
Group/Ungroup
Color Wheel
Rearrange embroidery designs in combination
Invisible Secure
Smart Secure
Thread-up Command
Programmable jump stitch cutting
Thread Away Mode
Embroidery Consultant

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Midi hoop functionality (embroidery field: 265×165 mm, 10.5"×6.5")
Mega hoop functionality (embroidery field: 400×150 mm, 15.7"×5.9")
Maxi hoop functionality (embroidery field: 400×210 mm, 15.7"×8.3")
Jumbo hoop functionality (limited embroidery field: 400×210 mm, 15.7"×8.3")
Automatic hoop recognition
Freearm embroidery
Personal memory for embroidery designs
WordArt
Importing stitch patterns
Color resequence
Cut jump stitches
Sequence control
Basting
Endless embroidery
Position recall
BERNINA ArtLink embroidery software (downloadable from bernina.com)
Embroidery tutorial
BERNINA Embroidery Software Compatible
BERNINA PunchWork Tool compatible
BERNINA DesignWorks Software & Tool compatible
  • Practical stitches

  • Buttonholes

  • Decorative stitches

  • Quilt stitches

Accessories

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

  • Included
  • Compatible
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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.