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
Discover the BERNINA 590

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
  • Sewing & Quilting
  • Embroidery
  • 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 8.5” / 215 mm
Color touch screen 10 cm
Maximum stitch width 9
Automatic presser foot lift
Automatic presser foot pressure
Start/stop button (stitching without foot control)
Sewing tutorial
Embroidery tutorial

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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.

Pattern start/end function
Triple Stitch
Pattern end programmable
Elongation
Programmable Securing Function
Free Hand System (FHS)
Number of stitch patterns (incl. alphabet) total 1774
Utility stitches total 38
Buttonholes (incl. eyelet) total 18

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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
Embroidery Module
Maximum embroidery speed (stitches per minute) 1000
Built-in embroidery designs 275
Embroidery alphabets 8
Onscreen editing of designs: positioning, mirroring, rotating, scaling, combining
Pinpoint Placement
Group/Ungroup
Color Wheel
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")
Freearm embroidery
Personal memory for embroidery designs
WordArt
Importing stitch patterns
Color resequence
Sequence control
Basting
Endless embroidery
Position recall
BERNINA ArtLink embroidery software (downloadable from bernina.com)
Embroidery tutorial
Hook system BERNINA Hook
Maximum sewing speed (stitches per minute) 1000
Sewing space to the right of the needle 8.5” / 215 mm
Color touch screen 10 cm
LED sewing lights 16 LED
Multi-function knobs
Maximum stitch width 9
Maximum stitch length 6
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
Automatic thread cutter
Pivot / hover function
Manual thread cutter 4
BERNINA Dual Feed (BDF)
Adaptive Thread Tension
Create and save stitch combinations

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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
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
Sewing tutorial
Embroidery tutorial
Creative consultant
Setup program
Machine weight 11 kg
Machine size 461 / 200 / 327.5 mm 18.1″ / 7.9″ / 12.9″
  • 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

What should I do if the message with gears appears?

Cut off the upper thread, raise the presser foot, carefully lift the fabric to cut off the lower thread and any twisted threads. Do not pull! Remove the fabric. Remove the bobbin case, open the hook to check whether any thread is tangled in the hook area and remove it. Also check whether there is any thread under the needle plate. Replace the hook, bobbin case, bobbin and needle plate. Check whether the upper thread is threaded correctly and rethread if necessary.

The machine will only run slowly

There may be several reasons for this:
- The speed regulator is set to slow sewing.
- The speed was reduced during setup. In order to change this, select "Setup", "Sewing settings" and "Sewing speed control" and set the desired speed.

What is the thread cutter to the right of the machine head for?

It makes threading using the semi-automatic threader easier, since the end of the thread no longer needs to be held manually. Instead, the thread is pulled over the thread cutter  after it has been laid into  the hook of the threader. The threader is then released and the thread is pulled through the eye of the needle. The cutter is available as an optional accessory for models where it is not included as standard.

The lower thread indicator is not responding

There may be several reasons for this:
The door of the hook cover is open. Close it.
The sensor of the lower thread indicator is dirty and needs cleaning.
The lower thread indicator has been deactivated in "Setup". Select "Setup", "Monitoring functions" and "Activating the lower thread indicator".

Support for your BERNINA 590

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 590

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.