artista 640

sew, embroider and quilt to perfection

What's all behind the artista 640?

Our modern artista machines are equipped with numerous innovative functions and programs. Here you can get an overview of the advantages of the artista 640.

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


Hook system
Maximum sewing speed (stitches per minute)
Color touch screen
LED sewing lights
Multi-function knobs
Maximum stitch width
Maximum stitch length
Needle positions
Sewing in each needle position
Semi-automatic needle threader
Automatic thread cutter
Manual thread cutter
Memory (short-term/altered stitches)
Memory (long-term/altered stitches)
BSR enabled, straight stitch and zigzag (separate BSR foot required)
Start/stop button (stitching without foot control)
Slide speed control
Upper thread indicator
Lower thread indicator
USB interface for PC connection
USB interface for USB data stick
Changing stitch settings while sewing
BERNINA foot control with back-kick function
Needle stop up/down
Drag & Drop
Bobbin winding while sewing/embroidering
On-screen help
Built-in needle threader
Sewing tutorial
Embroidery tutorial
Creative consultant
Personal program
History function (most-recently-used stitch patterns)
Setup program
Language selection
Alarm clock
Eco mode
BERNINA freearm slide-on table
Dust cover
Accessories box / bag


Pattern start/end function
Programmable Securing Function
Pattern mirroring
360° directional sewing
Free Hand System (FHS)
Sideways motion feed
Number of stitch patterns (incl. alphabet) total
Connecting stitches
Utility stitches total
Buttonholes (incl. eyelet) total
Automatic buttonhole length measuring system
Automatic buttonhole
Manual multi-step buttonhole
Button sew-on program
Darning programs
Decorative stitches total
Decorative sideways motion stitches
Quilting stitches total
Cross-stitch programs
Tapering/skyline stitches
Sewing alphabets
Monograms (with sideways motion)


Maximum embroidery speed (stitches per minute)
Built-in embroidery designs
Embroidery alphabets
Embroidery design formats
Onscreen editing of designs: positioning, mirroring, rotating, scaling, combining
Mega hoop functionality (embroidery field: 400 x 150 mm)
Jumbo hoop functionality (limited embroidery field: 400 x 210 mm)
Freearm embroidery
Personal memory for embroidery designs
Standard embroidery hoops**
Lettering manipulation (WordArt)
Importing stitch patterns
Color resequence
Cut jump stitches
Sequence control
Endless embroidery
Position recall
BERNINA ArtLink embroidery software (downloadable from

Standard accessories for sewing

Carrying bag
Multiple spool holder