BERNINA 780

Superb sewing and embroidery

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BERNINA 780

BERNINA 780

Superb sewing and embroidery

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BERNINA 780 with embroidery module — Create beautiful embroidery

Extended Freearm

Extended Freearm

The BERNINA 7 Series includes a meticulously engineered extended freearm with ten inches / 254 mm of space to right of the needle—plenty of room for big sewing projects. Large designs can also be embroidered on the oversized embroidery area. When needed, the BERNINA 780 can also be upgraded with a diverse selection of accessories.

Endless Embroidery

Endless Embroidery

You can create mirror images, as well as rotate, combine or resize your designs right on the color touch screen. Personalize with decorative stitches or alphabets with embroidery patterns. Preview alternate color options on the touch screen and save them on your machine or on a USB Stick. Use Absolute Check for perfect design placement.

The BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR)

The BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR)

The BERNINA 780 is equipped with the BSR function. The BSR foot provides high-speed free-motion stitching assistance with both straight and zigzag stitch options and it comes standard with the machine.

BERNINA Dual Feed

BERNINA Dual Feed

Optimum visibility and superb fabric feed. The innovative BERNINA Dual Feed tames hard-to-manage fabrics. Easy to engage when needed, the BERNINA Dual Feed tucks completely out of the way when it’s not.

Greater Sewing Pleasure

Greater Sewing Pleasure

The 7 Series machines respond to your needs. For example, the presser foot automatically lowers at the start of a seam and lifts again at the end. The machine will even cut the thread for you at the end of your seam or colour change. Also included is a practical extension table with ample space to hold your larger sewing projects.

Total Stitch Control

Total Stitch Control

The BERNINA 780 provides an exclusive level of stitch control. Whether altering the stitch length, stitch width, or needle position—or even creating combinations—the machine will remember the stitch details for you.

Tips and Tricks

Tips and Tricks

User-friendly features and intuitive navigation: the Sewing Consultant and built-in tutorials offer direct onscreen support and answers to your questions any time, day or night.

Large Selection of Stitches and Embroidery Designs

Large Selection of Stitches and Embroidery Designs

The BERNINA 780 offers hundreds of stitches, all of which are clearly categorized and easily accessible. In addition, there are over 130 built-in embroidery designs and 12 alphabets. Your own embroidery designs can also be quickly loaded via a USB connection.

A World Premier: The New BERNINA 9 Hook

A World Premier: The New BERNINA 9 Hook

With the launch of the 7 Series, BERNINA presents a world’s first, the BERNINA 9 Hook (B 9 Hook). Combining the two best hook technologies, the B 9 Hook is patent pending. The new heart of the BERNINA machine features a novel, centrally-placed driver, which allows the B 9 Hook to run steady and quiet. The B 9 Hook sews high-precision stitches up to 9 mm in width with speeds up to a 1,000 stitches per minute. And the bobbin has 80 percent more thread capacity than our standard bobbins allowing you to sew longer without interruption. Finally, the B 9 Hook is made of high-quality materials that allow the thread to run smoothly at consistent tension.

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Kazu Huggler for BERNINA

We are pleased to announce our partnership with Kazu Huggler. Belonging to a new generation of international fashion designers, she lives in Zurich, where she owns her own shop and fashion label, «KAZU». The daughter of a Japanese mother and a Swiss father, she grew up in Japan and Switzerland. Her designs are mostly inspired by traditional Japanese culture.
 
For the launch of the 7 Series, Kazu Huggler created an exclusive dress. She designed the fabric herself and produced it in Switzerland. The design features a crane—a traditional Japanese symbol that stands for luck and longevity. The cut is inspired by the traditional Japanese kimono.

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A World Premiere
The New BERNINA 9 Hook

With the launch of the 7 Series, BERNINA presents a world’s first, the BERNINA 9 Hook (B 9 Hook). Combining the two best hook technologies, the B 9 Hook is patent pending.
 
The new heart of the BERNINA machine features a novel, centrally-placed driver, which allows the B 9 Hook to run steady and quiet. The B 9 Hook sews high-precision stitches up to 9 mm in width with speeds up to a 1,000 stitches per minute. And the bobbin has 80 percent more thread capacity than our standard bobbins, allowing you to sew longer without interruption.

Finally, the B 9 Hook is made of high-quality materials that allow the thread to run smoothly with consistent tension.

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Features & Functions

  • Sewing & Quilting
  • Embroidery
  • General Features
Maximum sewing speed (stitches per minute) 1000
Maximum stitch width 9
Stitch length maximum in mm 6
Needle positions 11
Sideways motion feed
Automatic buttonhole
Manual multi-step buttonhole
USB interface for USB data stick
Memory (short-term/altered stitches)
History function (most-recently-used stitch patterns)
Creative consultant
Drag & Drop
Pattern start/end function
Elongation
Reverse sewing
Security function program
BSR functionality, straight stitch and zigzag
Start/stop button (stitching without foot control)
Monograms (with sideways motion)
Number of stitch patterns (incl. alphabet) total 1306
Sewing alphabets 8
Decorative stitches total 460
Button sew-on program
Buttonholes (incl. eyelet) total 15
Utility stitches total 32
Decorative sideways motion stitches 91
Quilting stitches total 33
Tapering/skyline stitches 52
Darning programs 3
360° directional sewing
Maximum Embroidery Speed (Stitches per minute) 1000

Maximum Embroidery Speed (Stitches per minute)

Enjoy high speed for completing embroidery projects quicker.
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.
Built-in Embroidery Designs 130
Embroidery Alphabets 8
On-screen Editing of Designs
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On-screen Editing of Designs

Easily and quickly edit embroidery designs directly on the touch screen.
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.
WordArt
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WordArt

Create vertical, horizontal and curved baselines. Adjust letter spacing to create the best look.
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
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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.
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.
Embroidery design formats .EXP
Automatic hoop recognition
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Automatic hoop recognition

The attached hoop is automatically recognized by the embroidery module.
Embroidery Sequence Control
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Embroidery 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.
Embroidery Module
Embroidery Module L (SDT) optional
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Embroidery Module L (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.
Jumbo Hoop Compatibility (limited embroidery field: 400×210 mm, 15.7"×8.3")
Sewing space to the right of the needle 254 mm
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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.
Workspace Height 127 mm
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Workspace Height

The extra height presents more space for quilts and spacious large projects and makes sewing easier in general.
Centrally Located Color Touch Screen 7” / 18 cm
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Centrally Located Color Touch Screen

Everything at eye level; it is clear and easy to use. Can be used with fingertip or touchpen and offers touch-scroll selection. Display and backround color can be customized and the screen brightness can be set according to your needs.
Multi-function Knobs
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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.
LED Sewing Light 30
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LED Sewing Light

Bright illumination in the needle area and over the freearm. On some machines the brightness is adjustable.
Semi-automatic Needle Threader
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Semi-automatic Needle Threader

Easy threading of the needle.
Manual Thread Cutters 3
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Manual Thread Cutters

Conveniently positioned thread cutters in the area of the bobbin case, the bobbin winder motor and the needle to cut off thread ends.
Total Stitch Control

Total Stitch Control

Permanent or temporary altering of length, width, needle position and other creative functions of all stitches - even while sewing.
BERNINA Dual Feed
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BERNINA Dual Feed

BERNINA Dual Feed ensures even feeding of hard-to manage fabrics with beautiful results.
Hook system B 9
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Hook system

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.

The M Class BERNINA Rotary Hook for Longarm machines ensures the legendary BERNINA stitch quality, even at high speeds.
Jumbo Bobbin with 70 % more Capacity
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Jumbo Bobbin with 70 % more Capacity

More thread on the bobbin ensures significantly fewer interruptions in sewing, which is particularly helpful for large quilts or when embroidering.
Bobbin Winding while Sewing/Embroidering

Bobbin Winding while Sewing/Embroidering

Fast winding of the bobbin, even while sewing.
BERNINA Foot Control
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BERNINA Foot Control

Consistent control and a back-kick function to raise and lower the needle. One single push onto the front sews one stitch, one heel push makes the needle move up or down.
Thread-up Command
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Thread-up Command

Push the needle up/down button to lower and raise the needle to bring the bobbin thread to the top of the fabric so the threads can be secured manually. Perfect for quilting and free-standing lace.
Automatic Thread Cutter
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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.
Adjustable Presser Foot Pressure
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Adjustable Presser Foot Pressure

Adjust the presser foot pressure to eliminate skipped stitches and wavy seams on knits.
Lower Thread Sensor

Lower Thread Sensor

Warns when the bobbin thread runs low.
Upper Thread Sensor

Upper Thread Sensor

Indicates when the upper thread breaks or runs out.
Tutorial
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Tutorial

Access Tutorials for sewing, quilting and embroidery techniques. Also provides information about threading, needles and other including animation videos.
On-screen Help
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On-screen Help

Use the ‘?’ to identify functions and stitches. Built-in animations lead you through processes and provide reminders.
eco Mode

eco Mode

The eco mode saves energy and provides a child safety lock.
Retractable Feed Dog
Slide speed control
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Slide speed control

Regulate the speed with the Slide Speed Control.
Machine weight 14 kg
Machine size 522 / 214 / 358 mm

Accessories

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

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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

  • The new BERNINA 780 (BERNINA 7 Series)

    New technology for sewing and embroidery that leaves extra room for imagination: the BERNINA 780 combines innovative ideas with a huge amount of space. The extended freearm offers an extra-large work surface for extensive sewing projects. The fast and quiet BERNINA 9 Hook sews high-precision stitches up to 9 mm in width. And the wide selection of embroidery designs are built in for easy editing on the color touch screen. Plus, thanks to the integrated BERNINA Dual Feed, hard-to-manage and fine fabrics can be used so seamlessly that even little daydreams become extraordinary realities.

  • 1/10 BERNINA 780: getting started and prepared

    Sewing pleasure right from the beginning: the BERNINA 780 combines a huge variety of user-friendly features and intuitive navigation to make sewing easier and more comfortable. After a few simple preparations, the BERNINA 780 is ready to carry out your creative projects. This helps to reduce preparation time so you can wholly concentrate on your creative job.

  • 2/10 BERNINA 780: how to personalize and save decorative stitches

    Thanks to the BERNINA 780's intuitive user interface, decorative stitches can be adapted in no time. Choose stitch pattern, fine-tune stitch parameters to your desired values and save your changes -- done. So your settings won't get lost, and soon after switching on your BERNINA 780 next time, you can use them again -- precisely as you have set them.

  • 3/10 BERNINA 780: how to combine lettering and stitches

    Sewing alphabets and stitch patterns can be combined in an amazingly easy way on touchscreen to create your own attractive designs. Thus you are free to create your own individual combinations of patterns which you can adapt to your needs perfectly. And for further use or creating variations, you can store your combination permanently in the BERNINA 780's onboard memory.

  • 4/10 BERNINA 780: how to sew buttonholes and how to sew on buttons

    Sewing buttonholes and sewing on buttons is quickly done with the BERNINA 780. All settings can be made easily on touchscreen. Doing so, you can even find out the right buttonhole size simply by holding the button to the screen. Save your changes and sew your customized buttonholes as often as needed -- there's no easier way to do it!

  • 5/10 BERNINA 780: how to sew with the BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR)

    The BSR foot is a specialist for free-motion stitching with both straight and zigzag stitch patterns and comes standard with the machine. Using the BERNINA stitch regulator, your stitches come out precisely the same length, no matter how fast or slow you are sewing. This means more safety and optimal results for free-motion beginners right from the very first stitch, and more experienced seamstresses and quilters will appreciate the BERNINA 780's outstanding sewing comfort.

  • 6/10 BERNINA 780: how to sew with the BERNINA Dual Feed (BDF)

    The BERNINA 780's highly innovative BERNINA Dual Feed (BDF) transports the fabric both from the upper and lower side. This enables you to create precise seams even on hard-to-manage fabrics or multiple layers of fabric. Dual Feed can be engaged by one touch and tucked away quite as simple when not needed.

  • 7/10 BERNINA 780: getting started with embroidery

    Using the embroidery module and hoop, you transform your BERNINA 780 into a highly versatile tool for creative embroidering. Thanks to useful features such as the positioning aid and the easy-to-operate touchscreen user interface, even beginners gain quick and easy access to a huge variety of professional embroidering functions. With 130 stock embroidery designs, 12 embroidery alphabets and a hands-on onboard tutorial, you will get to impressive results in no time.

  • 8/10 BERNINA 780: embroidery editing and extras

    It's astoundingly easy to create individual embroidery design combinations with the BERNINA 780: Every design can be resized, positioned, duplicated or combined with other motifs and embroidery alphabets freely. Of course, you can also change your motif's colours unrestrictedly. Your own combinations can be stored in the BERNINA 780's onboard memory for further use oder redesigning -- creativity without borders.

  • 9/10 BERNINA 780: endless embroidery & embroidering sewing stitches

    Endless embroidering is a challenge that requires highest accuracy. Using the BERNINA 780, even less experienced embroiderers obtain impressive results quickly. Thanks to the BERNINA 780's elaborate positioning technique and easy menu navigation, motifs can be arranged and aligned with ultimate precision. The results speak for themselves -- professional endless embroideries, convincing even to the most fault-finding embroiderers.

  • 10/10 BERNINA 780: how to clean and oil your sewing machine

    To make maintenance and care as easy as possible, the BERNINA 780 allows quick access to all parts which need cleaning and oiling. Thanks to that, upkeeping can be done in no time with just a minimum of effort to keep your machine ready-to-use. Remember to switch off and unplug your BERNINA 780 before maintenance!

  •  The new BERNINA 780 (BERNINA 7 Series)

    The new BERNINA 780 (BERNINA 7 Series)

  •  1/10 BERNINA 780: getting started and prepared

    1/10 BERNINA 780: getting started and prepared

  •  2/10 BERNINA 780: how to personalize and save decorative stitches

    2/10 BERNINA 780: how to personalize and save decorative stitches

  •  3/10 BERNINA 780: how to combine lettering and stitches

    3/10 BERNINA 780: how to combine lettering and stitches

  •  4/10 BERNINA 780: how to sew buttonholes and how to sew on buttons

    4/10 BERNINA 780: how to sew buttonholes and how to sew on buttons

  •  5/10 BERNINA 780: how to sew with the BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR)

    5/10 BERNINA 780: how to sew with the BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR)

  •  6/10 BERNINA 780: how to sew with the BERNINA Dual Feed (BDF)

    6/10 BERNINA 780: how to sew with the BERNINA Dual Feed (BDF)

  • 7/10 BERNINA 780: getting started with embroidery

    7/10 BERNINA 780: getting started with embroidery

  • 8/10 BERNINA 780: embroidery editing and extras

    8/10 BERNINA 780: embroidery editing and extras

  • 9/10 BERNINA 780: endless embroidery & embroidering sewing stitches

    9/10 BERNINA 780: endless embroidery & embroidering sewing stitches

  • 10/10 BERNINA 780: how to clean and oil your sewing machine

    10/10 BERNINA 780: how to clean and oil your sewing machine

Support for your BERNINA 780

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 780

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.