BERNINA 590

BERNINA 590

The perfect machine for Sewists, Quilters & Embroiderers

  • High power for unusual materials
  • Sew & quilt lots of layers super fast
  • Handle bigger projects with ease
  • Achieve finest embroidery results
  • Easy positioning of embroidery designs

Sewing, Quilting, Embroidery - so easy with the BERNINA 590!

BERNINA 590: “You can go wild with your imagination.”
The freedom to create endless design combinations.

What do wildly-talented cosplayers love about the B 590? Everything. It’s faster than their looming deadlines. It’s powerful enough for crazy materials. And its embroidery capabilities are absolutely amazing. Cosplayers loves this machine and so will you!

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Get a feel for this fantastic machine

Get a feel for this fantastic machine

The next best thing to seeing it in person. This 360-viewer shows you every stunning angle of the BERNINA 590.

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Automatic features save time

Automatic features save time

  • No manual thread cutting
  • Press a button to lift the foot
  • Press a button to cut your thread

The automatic thread cutter operates three steps in one: cuts the thread, lifts the needle, and raises the presser foot.

Perfection is the new standard

Perfection is the new standard

  • No manual trimming on the top side
  • Manage thread cuts easily
  • Invisible Secure for perfect results

Thanks to the Thread Away Mode and Invisible & Smart Secure, clean embroidery results on the top are yours with the B 590.

Easy design positioning

  • Position your design easily and exactly
  • No need to use the template anymore
  • Perfect results in short times

Use Pinpoint Placement to position your design precisely: select two points and match them with the markings on the hooped fabric.

Sew quieter, faster, longer, better

Sew quieter, faster, longer, better

  • Achieve perfect stitches fast & quietly
  • Sew longer with the Jumbo bobbin
  • Frontload the bobbin with new thread

The BERNINA Hook keeps the stitches consistent and precise with a maximum speed of 1,000 stitches per minute.

Enjoy full comfort & perfect results

Enjoy full comfort & perfect results

  • Large easy-to-navigate touch screen
  • One click to switch to embroidery mode
  • On-screen support when needed

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

Sew chiffon & leather like a pro

Sew chiffon & leather like a pro

  • Handle all kinds of material with ease
  • Superb fabric feed on top and bottom
  • Excellent for slippery or fine materials

The innovative BERNINA Dual Feed feeds the fabric evenly from above and below. It is easy to engage and tucks away when not in use.

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
  • Embroidery
  • Sewing & Quilting
  • General Features
  • Stitches
BERNINA 590

Note:
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 215 mm
BERNINA Dual Feed (BDF)
Lower thread indicator
Start/stop button (stitching without foot control)
Maximum stitch width in mm 9
Maximum Embroidery Area 400×150 mm
Endless Embroidery
Pinpoint Placement
Group/Ungroup
Creative Consultant Embroidery

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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.

Built-in embroidery designs 275
Embroidery alphabets 8
Embroidery Module
Maximum Embroidery Speed (Stitches per minute) 1000

Maximum Embroidery Speed (Stitches per minute)

Enjoy high speed for completing embroidery projects quicker.
Maximum Embroidery Area 400×150 mm

Maximum Embroidery Area

Large embroidery fields reduce multiple hoopings on a project.
Freearm Embroidery
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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.
On-screen Editing of Designs

On-screen Editing of Designs

Easily and quickly edit embroidery designs directly on the touch screen.
Duplicate/Add Designs

Duplicate/Add Designs

Increase the number of designs quickly with duplicate. Use add to combine designs and lettering onscreen.
Change Design Size Non-Proportionally

Change Design Size Non-Proportionally

Change the height and width independently. Increasing/decreasing in a range of +/- 20% provides the best results. Other ranges should be tested first.
Move, Rotate, and Mirror

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.
Endless Embroidery
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Endless Embroidery

Perfect for embroidered borders that are longer than the hoop. Stitched reference marks and on-screen animations ensure precise re-alignment during rehooping.
Color Wheel

Color Wheel

Quickly change the colorway of your design on-screen to get an impression with other color design. New colors are assigned to the current thread library.
WordArt
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WordArt

Create vertical, horizontal and curved baselines. Adjust letter spacing to create the best look.
Drag and Drop

Drag and Drop

Simple drag and drop allows for easy positioning of embroidery designs.
Absolute Check Design Positioning

Absolute Check Design Positioning

Design placement tool – stitch by stitch. Check individual stitch locations for precise placement on the project from the Edit screen. the needle moves to that location in the hoop.
Pinpoint Placement

Pinpoint Placement

For easy positioning and alignment to place embroidery designs accurately. Rotate and align designs when the project is crooked.
Check Design Size

Check Design Size

Tool for placing designs. Check the embroidery design size. The center of the pattern can also be displayed.
Group/Ungroup

Group/Ungroup

Objects can be easily grouped and edited at the same time. Depending on the design, it can be split using the ungroup function in order to edit or delete individual parts.
Rearrange designs
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Rearrange designs

Change the stitching order of designs by changing the order of the layers.
Undo/Redo

Undo/Redo

Undo and redo steps when on-screen editing.
Adjust Stitch Density

Adjust Stitch Density

Change Stitch Density to complement varied fabric.
Change Stitch Type

Change Stitch Type

Change a satin stitch to a fill stitch to minimize long satin stitches that may catch.
Change Thread Brand

Change Thread Brand

Quickly change thread color and/or brand on-screen to suit your project at hand.

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Basting
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Basting

Stitch your choice of basting stitches before embroidering. Choose to baste around your design or the inner hoop.
Color Resequence

Color Resequence

Several identical colors of an embroidery design are combined into one color, thus reducing the number of color changes to a minimum. Saves time.
Stitch Design as Single/Multi-Color

Stitch Design as Single/Multi-Color

Stitch an entire design in one color without stopping or as a multi-color design.
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.
Smart Secure

Smart Secure

Missing tie-on/off stitches are added automatically if none were programmed.
Invisible Secure

Invisible Secure

Enhanced tie-on/off stitch formation is completely invisible under design.
Centering the Embroidery Design

Centering the Embroidery Design

Off-center design positioning can be saved to the machine and design position in hoop is imported as set in the BERNINA Embroidery Software.
Thread Away Mode

Thread Away Mode

An automatic, quick movement of the hoop ensures thread tails are transferred to the wrong side of the project. Set on/ off as desired depending on design.
Switch Unit of Measurement

Switch Unit of Measurement

Choose to view embroidery design dimensions and hoop sizes in inches or millimeters.
Creative Consultant Embroidery

Creative Consultant Embroidery

Get reliable support for various applications and fabrics from the integrated Embroidery Consultant. Makes suggestions regarding needles, presser foot, stabilizer etc.
Embroider Sewing Stitches

Embroider Sewing Stitches

Increase accuracy by embroidering sewing stitches, including buttonholes. Access sewing stitches from the integrated folder or import altered sewing stitches from sewing. Import and embroider combinations individually, too.
Embroidery design formats EXP, DST, PES, PEC, JEF, SEW, PCS, XXX
USB Interface

USB Interface

Enjoy rapid and direct connectivity for design transfer and updates.
View Stitch-out Time, Thread Colors, Size, Stitches

View Stitch-out Time, Thread Colors, Size, Stitches

View design details at a glance.
Stitch Sequence Control

Stitch 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.
Mega hoop functionality (embroidery field: 400×150 mm, 15.7"×5.9")
Midi hoop functionality (embroidery field: 265×165 mm, 10.5"×6.5")
Embroidery tutorial
Thread-up Command
BERNINA ArtLink embroidery software (downloadable from bernina.com)
Pattern start/end function
Triple Stitch
Pattern end programmable
Elongation
Stitch length maximum in mm 6
Maximum stitch width in mm 9
Programmable Securing Function
Pattern mirroring
Free Hand System (FHS)
Number of stitch patterns (incl. alphabet) total 1774
Utility stitches total 38

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Buttonholes (incl. eyelet) total 18
Automatic buttonhole length measuring system
Automatic buttonhole
Manual multi-step buttonhole
Button sew-on program
Darning programs
Decorative stitches total 500
Quilting stitches total 59
Cross-stitch programs 40
Sewing alphabets 9
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 the 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.
Maximum sewing speed (stitches per minute) 1000
Sewing space to the right of the needle 215 mm
Color touch screen 4.3” / 10 cm
Drag & Drop
LED sewing lights 16 LED

LED sewing lights

Bright illumination in the needle area and over the free arm. The brightness is adjustable.
Multi-function knobs
Needle positions 11
Sewing in each needle position
Number of spool holders 2
Semi-automatic needle threader
Automatic presser foot lift
Automatic presser foot pressure
Manual thread cutter 4
Automatic thread cutter
Pivot / hover function
BERNINA Dual Feed (BDF)
Adaptive Thread Tension
Upper thread indicator
Lower thread indicator

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BSR functionality, straight stitch and zigzag
BERNINA foot control with back-kick function
Create and save stitch combinations
Memory (short-term/altered stitches)
Memory (long-term/altered stitches)
Start/stop button (stitching without foot control)
Slide speed control
Bobbin winding while sewing/embroidering
USB interface for PC connection
USB interface for USB data stick
Changing stitch settings while sewing
Needle stop up/down
On-screen help
Creative consultant
Sewing tutorial
Embroidery tutorial
Setup program
Eco mode
Machine weight 11 kg
Machine size 461 / 200 / 327.5 mm
  • 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.

Tutorials

  • Sewing tutorial: first steps with the B 590

    This video shows you first steps with your BERNINA sewing machine – learn how to attach the sewing foot, wind the thread and use the bobbin, to thread your machine correctly.

  • Sewing tutorial: Screen functions of the B 590

    In this tutorial we take a look at all the areas and functions of your sewing machine’s screen. Learn more about thread tension, change stitches and about the "Help" function.

  • Sewing tutorial: changing and saving stitches with the B 590

    The video tutorial shows how to select a decorative stitch and to mirror a stitch pattern. All changes are stored in the sewing machine for a short time, but can also be stored permanently.

  • Sewing tutorial: decorative stitches on the B 590

    This video tutorial shows how to quickly and easily save and automatically sew any sequence of letters with combined decorative stitches. Learn how to save your input pattern for future use.

  • Sewing tutorial: Buttonholes with the B 590

    This video shows you how to choose from a selection of buttonholes and how to set the buttonhole width and length. You can also save the same buttonhole settings for future use.

  • Sewing tutorial: quilting with the B 590

    Presser foot # 97 is perfectly suited to patchworking. In these video instructions you will see how to attach the presser foot and align the fabric edges correctly.

  • Embroidery tutorial: first steps with the B 590

    Learn how to attach the embroidery module, to remove the stitch plate and to insert a straight stitch plate in its place. The video also shows how to use embroidery files from a USB stick.

  • Embroidery tutorial: editing designs with the B 590

    For particularly creative embroidery, this video shows you how to add letters and other patterns to an existing embroidery pattern.

  • Embroidery tutorial: grouping and ungrouping designs with the B 590

    In this tutorial we show you how to group and ungroup embroidery patterns in different layers or to change the order of embroidery pattern combinations. Embroider names with ease.

  • Embroidery tutorial: Pinpoint Placement of embroidery designs with the B 590

    Pinpoint Placement is so easy: simply select two points with grid placement, which determines the embroidery axes and size. Finally, check the size and position.

  • Embroidery tutorial: endless embroidery with the Mega Hoop B 590

    In this video we show you how to hoop the fabric and adjust your sewing machine correctly. Endless embroidery made easy!

  • Cleaning and Oiling the B 590

    This video shows you how to clean and oil the B 590 using the example of the BERNINA 4 Series machines.

  • Sewing tutorial: first steps with the B 590

    Sewing tutorial: first steps with the B 590

  • Sewing tutorial: Screen functions of the B 590

    Sewing tutorial: Screen functions of the B 590

  • Sewing tutorial: changing and saving stitches with the B 590

    Sewing tutorial: changing and saving stitches with the B 590

  • Sewing tutorial: decorative stitches on the B 590

    Sewing tutorial: decorative stitches on the B 590

  • Sewing tutorial: Buttonholes with the B 590

    Sewing tutorial: Buttonholes with the B 590

  • Sewing tutorial: quilting with the B 590

    Sewing tutorial: quilting with the B 590

  • Embroidery tutorial: first steps with the B 590

    Embroidery tutorial: first steps with the B 590

  • Embroidery tutorial: editing designs with the B 590

    Embroidery tutorial: editing designs with the B 590

  • Embroidery tutorial: grouping and ungrouping designs with the B 590

    Embroidery tutorial: grouping and ungrouping designs with the B 590

  • Embroidery tutorial: Pinpoint Placement of embroidery designs with the B 590

    Embroidery tutorial: Pinpoint Placement of embroidery designs with the B 590

  • Embroidery tutorial: endless embroidery with the Mega Hoop B 590

    Embroidery tutorial: endless embroidery with the Mega Hoop B 590

  • Cleaning and Oiling the B 590

    Cleaning and Oiling the B 590

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use off-brand bobbins?

We recommend to use only BERNINA quality bobbins because using off-brand bobbins can cause unsatisfying thread tension and other problems.