BERNINA 530 SE Swiss Red

The BERNINA 530: Creativity meets precision

Picture: BERNINA 530 SE Swiss Red
Picture: BERNINA 530 SE Swiss Red

BERNINA 530 SE Swiss Red

The BERNINA 530: Creativity meets precision

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BERNINA 530 SE Swiss Red – for ambitious sewers

Our new Special Edition model offers a wide range of functions, ultimate ease in handling and a specially designed faceplate that celebrates the precision of quilting and Swiss craftsmanship.

Perfect stitch control

Perfect stitch control

The BERNINA 530 SE Swiss Red boasts an extensive repertoire of utility and decorative stitches whose properties can be individually set. Stitch length and width as well as 11 different needle positions can be freely modified, and either temporarily or permanently saved to the 530 SE Swiss Red’s memory. The BERNINA 530 SE Swiss Red is therefore up to the challenge of a wide range of tasks, and provides you with optimum control over your sewing projects. Stitch parameters can be individually matched to the fabric and the intended effect, so that you always achieve your desired result when sewing and quilting. The BERNINA 530 SE Swiss Red’s clearly laid-out control panel enables quick access to all stitch patterns and settings, including reverse and mirror function, manual or automatic buttonhole, and much more. Clever, practical and flexible – the ideal sewing machine for ambitious sewers.

BERNINA Stitch Regulator available as an optional accessory

BERNINA Stitch Regulator available as an optional accessory

The optional BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR) also puts maximum-precision free-motion sewing and quilting within your grasp. The easy-to-attach foot imparts full BSR functionality to the BERNINA 530 SE Swiss Red and provides consistent stitch lengths when free-motion sewing, even at variable speeds – increased precision that makes for an accurate, picture-perfect quilting result. This sophisticated technology evens out variations in speed during manual guiding of the fabric, thereby creating a consistent and precise stitch pattern. The optional BSR function of the BERNINA 530 SE Swiss Red is a valuable tool that you soon won’t be able to live without!
Sewing precise buttonholes made easy

Sewing precise buttonholes made easy

With the BERNINA 530 SE Swiss Red, sewing buttonholes of the exact same length is no longer a problem. Simply set the desired buttonhole length and sew. The BERNINA 530 SE Swiss Red saves the set length and automatically repeats it with each successive buttonhole, as many times as you wish. You achieve precise results that meet the highest standards with no resetting and very little effort. This one-step automatic system demonstrates the BERNINA 530 Swiss Red’s high standards for comfort, convenience, and ease of operation. A winning combination of cutting-edge know-how, long-standing experience, and Swiss precision.
Extensive stitch library

Extensive stitch library

The basic equipment of the BERNINA 530 encompasses148 different stitches covering a wide range of uses: 22 utility and 117 decorative stitches including 12 quilting stitches are available to users from the get-go, allowing you to complete a wide array of sewing and quilting projects to the highest standards. In addition, the BERNINA 530 offers nine different buttonhole programs, four sewing alphabets, and a range of practical functions such as mirror function or reverse sewing, and allows you to save your own stitches and stitch combinations in both the short- and long-term memory. With this feature, you can program your own creations in the BERNINA 530 to be available for you again the next time you start up your machine. Up to 100 stitch variations can be permanently combined and saved in this way – memory aplenty for your creativity and for your most frequently used stitch patterns and combinations.

Features & Functions

  • General Features
  • Sewing & Quilting
  • Embroidery
Hook system CB
Maximum sewing speed (stitches per minute) 900
Sewing space to the right of the needle 7.5” / 190 mm
LED sewing lights LED
Multi-function knobs -
Maximum stitch width in mm 5.5
Maximum stitch length 5
Needle positions 11
Sewing in each needle position
Number of spool holders 2
Semi-automatic needle threader
Automatic thread cutter -
Adjustable presser foot pressure
Manual thread cutter 3
BERNINA Dual Feed (BDF) -
Create and save stitch combinations
Color touchscreen LCD
Fully-automatic needle threader
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
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
Machine weight 15 kg
Machine size 560 / 384 / 465 mm 22″ / 15.1″ / 18.3″
Pattern start/end function
Elongation -
Programmable Securing Function -
Pattern mirroring
360° directional sewing -
Free Hand System (FHS)
Sideways motion feed -
Number of stitch patterns (incl. alphabet) total 395
Connecting stitches -
Utility stitches total 22
Buttonholes (incl. eyelet) total 9
Automatic buttonhole length measuring system -
Automatic buttonhole
Manual multi-step buttonhole
Button sew-on program
Darning programs 1
Decorative stitches total 117
Decorative sideways motion stitches -
Quilting stitches total 12
Cross-stitch programs 3
Tapering/skyline stitches -
Sewing alphabets 4
Reverse sewing
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 -
Combine patterns -
Personal memory for embroidery designs -
Standard embroidery hoops** -
Lettering manipulation (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 -
Mirroring, rotating, scaling -

Accessories

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

Tutorials

  • 1/10 BERNINA 530 and 550 QE: getting started and prepared for sewing

    In the first part of the new BERNINA 530 and 550 QE tutorial you will get familiar with your new BERNINA sewing machine. We will show you how to prepare and use the basic features and the accessories for sewing and quilting. You will learn how to turn on the machine and plug in the foot control, change a presser foot, prepare the bobbin and thread the machine. Prepare youself for an unforgettable sewing adventure! For further information about the new BERNINA 5 series visit www.bernina.com/5series

  • 2/10 BERNINA 530 and 550 QE: selecting and editing decorative stitches

    Watch the 2nd BERNINA 530 and 550 QE online tutorial about decorative stitches. Choose one of 155 decorative stitches using the menu or the direct selection dials. Step by step you will be guided through the menu and instructed how to alter stitch length and width and how to use the memory function. As you will see, working with decorative stitches is very easy. For further information about the features and accessories of the BERNINA 5 series go to www.bernina.com/5series

  • 3/10 BERNINA 530 and 550 QE: combining lettering and stitches

    In the 3rd part of the new BERNINA 530 and 550 QE video tutorial you will learn that combining lettering and stitches is very easy. See step by step how to combine alphabet stitches with decorative stitches and save the combinations. Following this tutorial you can label bags, clothes and cushions with individual lettering and patterns. Learn more about the new BERNINA 5 series and visit www.bernina.com/5series

  • 4/10 BERNINA 530 and 550 QE: how to sew a buttonhole

    The 4th chapter of the new BERNINA 530 and 550 QE Online Tutorial will show you how to sew a buttonhole. In the video you can see how to change size and length of the buttonhole and to choose the favored style for the buttonhole. With the buttonhole program of the BERNINA 530 or 550 QE you can sew perfectly regular buttonholes very easily and quickly. For further information about the new BERNINA 5 series visit www.bernina.com/5series

  • 5/10 BERNINA 530 and 550 QE: how to sew on a button

    In the 5th part of the BERNINA 530 and 550 QE tutorial we will show you how to sew on a button with your new BERNINA 5 Series machine. 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 530 or 550 QE. To get more information about the new BERNINA 5 series visit www.bernina.com/5series

  • 10/10 BERNINA 530 and 550 QE: blind hem binding with walking foot

    The last part of the BERNINA 530 and 550 QE tutorial will teach you how to sew blind hem binding with the walking foot, a monofilament thread, using stitch #1331. Dresses, blankets and bags can easily be hemed. For further information please read the manual or visit www.bernina.com/5series

  • 1/10 BERNINA 530 and 550 QE: getting started and prepared for sewing

    1/10 BERNINA 530 and 550 QE: getting started and prepared for sewing

  • 2/10 BERNINA 530 and 550 QE: selecting and editing decorative stitches

    2/10 BERNINA 530 and 550 QE: selecting and editing decorative stitches

  • 3/10 BERNINA 530 and 550 QE: combining lettering and stitches

    3/10 BERNINA 530 and 550 QE: combining lettering and stitches

  • 4/10 BERNINA 530 and 550 QE: how to sew a buttonhole

    4/10 BERNINA 530 and 550 QE: how to sew a buttonhole

  • 5/10 BERNINA 530 and 550 QE: how to sew on a button

    5/10 BERNINA 530 and 550 QE: how to sew on a button

  • 10/10 BERNINA 530 and 550 QE: blind hem binding with walking foot

    10/10 BERNINA 530 and 550 QE: blind hem binding with walking foot

Support for your BERNINA 530 SE Swiss Red

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 530

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.