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Imagine a machine that automatically responds to your needs. The presser foot automatically lowers at the start of a seam and lifts again at the end. The B 880 will even cut the thread for you at the end of a seam or color change in embroidery. The feed dog raises and lowers automatically for free-motion stitching and embroidery. And of course, fully automatic threading is yours at the touch of a button. The B 880 includes a meticulously engineered extended free-arm area with a full 12 inches of space to the right of the needle and five inches in height. The BERNINA 880 includes a library of over 1,764 stitches, conveniently stored by category for a wide variety of applications. You’ll find the perfect stitch for every sewing project. With the innovative Stitch Designer you can edit these or create your own stitches. Simply draw your ideas directly on the screen. The BERNINA 880 converts the design with a click into a stitch pattern. You can also change and save existing stitches. The possibilities are endless and your stitch library is continually expanding. The seven-inch touchscreen on the BERNINA 880 offers high-resolution images and brilliant colors. Cutting-edge touchscreen technology lets you choose from a wealth of innovative functions. With 400 built-in designs and alphabets, embroidery is just a click away. Also, your own motifs can be quickly loaded onto the machine via two USB ports. With the Color Wheel, designs can be changed easily and coordinated to your favorite color scheme before you start embroidering.
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BERNINA 7 SERIES:
The heart of the BERNINA 7 Series features a novel, centrally placed driver, which allows the BERNINA Hook to run fast yet quietly. The BERNINA Hook sews high-precision stitches up to 9 mm in width with speeds up to 1,000 stitches per minute. The bobbin holds up to 70% more thread than standard bobbins allowing you to sew longer without interruption. Another feature distinct to the BERNINA 7 series is the BERNINA Adaptive Thread Tension, a BERNINA innovation, provides ideal thread tension for each and every stitch type, in any variation. The tension is electronically adjusted to the selected stitch width, length, speed, and needle position on each penetration of the needle into the fabric. The result is the finest stitching without pressing a button. The innovative BERNINA Dual Feed tames hard-to-manage fabrics providing superb fabric feed and optimum visibility while sewing. Easy to engage when needed, the BERNINA Dual Feed tucks completely out of the way when it’s not in use.
The BERNINA 790 accomplishes many tasks all by itself. The presser foot lowers automatically at the beginning of a seam. Threading is semi-automatic, and the thread is cut automatically when you reach the end of a seam, or when you wish to change colors while embroidering. Moreover, a practical extension table, which yet again significantly increases your work area, is included in the standard package. The BERNINA 790 includes a meticulously engineered extended free-arm with 10 inches of space to the right of the needle. Not only does it provide you with ample space for big, beautiful sewing and embroidery projects, with its 9mm stitch width, the B790 is also ideally suited for decorative stitches. The BERNINA 790 features a very special innovative function: the Stitch Designer. Create your own stitches by drawing your ideas right on the touch screen. With a click, the BERNINA 790 transforms your design into a stitch pattern. Or alter existing stitches as it takes your fancy. Save your very own stitch creations to steadily expand your stitch library.The BERNINA 790 is equipped with the BSR function. The BSR foot assists you with free-motion sewing and quilting with a straight or zigzag stitch, ensuring stitches of the exact same length even at variable sewing speeds. It comes standard with the machine.The BERNINA 790 is our embroidery expert. Switch to embroidery mode directly via the touch screen. Embroidery mode lets you easily position, mirror, rotate and resize motifs. Design editing on the B 790 offers a wealth of additional options, letting you create curved lettering effects, alter stitch density, and combine decorative stitches or alphabets with embroidery designs. Complex combinations can even be re-sequenced according to color, and alternative color options can be reviewed before stitching out. The Check function lets you position the design precisely before embroidering. The finished design can be saved directly on the machine or on a USB stick. The embroidery module comes standard with the machine.
All BERNINA 7 Series models provide an exclusive level of stitch control. Whether you’re altering stitch length, stitch width or needle position, the machine will remember the stitch details for you. Your personal settings can be saved and retrieved at will. And the USB interface allows you to import and export stitches and stitch patterns or combinations. The BERNINA 770 QE not only provides plenty of space for large, beautiful sewing and quilting projects - with its stitch width of 9 mm, it is also ideally suited for sewing decorative stitches. The extra-large embroidery module (optional with the BERNINA 770 QE) lets you stitch out maxi-sized motifs. And should your ambitions grow; the BERNINA 770 QE can be updated with a wealth of accessories. The BERNINA 770 QE is equipped with the BSR function. The BSR foot assists you with free-motion sewing and quilting with a straight or zigzag stitch, ensuring stitches of the exact same length even at variable sewing speeds. It comes standard with the machine. The BERNINA 770 QE also includes the Patchwork foot 97D with movable guide rail. For patchworking, it provides extra reliability for when joining together the patchwork pieces. When used in conjunction with the straight stitch needle place, it enables you to achieve a perfect stitch result. User-friendly features and intuitive navigation: the Sewing Consultant and built-in tutorials offer direct onscreen support and answers to your questions at any time, day or night.
The B 740 performs many tasks all by itself. The presser foot lowers automatically at the beginning of a seam. Threading is semi-automatic, and the thread is automatically cut when you reach the end of a seam. The standard package also features a practical extension table that makes working on all your sewing projects an absolute breeze. The BERNINA 7 Series includes a meticulously engineered extended free-arm with 10 inches of space to the right of the needle. Not only does the B 740 provide plenty of room for large sewing projects; with its 9mm stitch width, it’s also ideally suited for beautiful decorative stitching. Small sewing jobs such as inserting zippers are completed flawlessly. And as your ambitions grow, the B 740 can be further upgraded with a wealth of optional accessories. For instance, add the BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR), which guarantees consistent stitches when free-motion sewing and quilting no matter how quickly you move the fabric. All BERNINA 7 Series models provide an exclusive level of stitch control. Whether you’re altering the stitch length, stitch width or needle position, the machine will remember the stitch details for you. Your personal settings can be saved and retrieved at will—and the USB connection even allows you to import and export stitches and stitch patterns or combinations. User-friendly features and intuitive navigation: the Sewing Consultant and built-in tutorials offer direct onscreen support and instant answers to your questions.
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The BERNINA 5 Series will wow you with its wide range of applications, and support your creativity even when you’re using advanced sewing techniques. The sewing machines of the BERNINA 5 Series offer extra features and technology appreciated by experienced sewers: the free-hand knee-lever system, the unique BERNINA Stitch Regulator, and a wealth of utility and decorative stitches, as well as embroidery designs and the option of a PC connection turn the sewing and embroidery machines of the BERNINA 5 Series into multi-functional tools for discerning individuals who place value on high quality. The BERNINA 5 Series boasts a wealth of setting and memory options that allow you to modify and permanently save the stitch combinations and variations. Using the convenient direct-selection keys, it’s a cinch to customize the BERNINA 5 Series functions to your project and preferences. Needle position, stitch length and width, and sewing speed can be personalized with ease. And free-motion sewers benefit from the built-in BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR) function enabling the use of the BSR foot which delivers precise stitches even at variable sewing speeds.
Whatever you wish to sew or embellish, the BERNINA 580 puts a wide range of stitches at your disposal. With 838 stitches in all, including 186 decorative stitches, you’ve got a generous selection from which to choose – and all stitches can be sewn up to a width of 9 mm, which is particularly attractive for embellishment. In addition, 7 alphabets for sewing and 7 alphabets for embroidery are at your fingertips. What’s more, the 100 embroidery designs can be accessed in a separate embroidery mode and adapted on the touchscreen: rotating, mirroring, sizing up or down or altering the stitch pattern are quickly accomplished, thanks to the 580’s intuitive operation. Using the memory function, it’s a cinch to permanently save your customized stitches and embroidery designs. The BERNINA 580 boasts a large bright touchscreen affording quick access to its wide range of features and functions. Large descriptive icons ensure easy access to the desired BERNINA 580 function. The intuitive touchscreen allows for efficient operation of the BERNINA 580, making look-up in the manual unnecessary and allowing even fairly inexperienced sewers to switch quickly between the different stitches, stitch patterns, embroidery designs and functions of the BERNINA 580. The patented BSR is a truly special high-tech presser foot that ensures top-quality stitching when free-motion quilting. When you sew with the BSR and lowered feed dog, your stitch length remains exactly the same all the time, even if the fabric is not always fed at the same speed. The BSR compensates for inconsistency in speed, so that straight and zigzag stitches are always the exact same length. Even those who are relatively inexperienced at free-motion sewing can reliably achieve high-quality results with the BERNINA 580. The BERNINA 580 is factory-equipped with an embroidery function and comes with the embroidery module as standard. With 100 embroidery designs already built into the BERNINA 580’s software, you’ll have immediate access to a wide range of attractive designs for ambitious embroidery projects, which you can easily and quickly select via the touchscreen. The BERNINA 580’s combination of sewing and embroidery functionality lets you bring even more variety to your sewing projects. User-friendly menu navigation gives you quick access to all the important functions.
The B 570 QE provides an exclusive level of stitch control. Whether altering the stitch length (up to 5 mm), width (up to 5.5 mm) or needle position (up to 11) or even creating custom combinations, you’ll appreciate the convenience of a machine that remembers the stitch details for you. The B 570 QE is a genuine all-rounder that can sew, quilt and embroider. The touchscreen makes changing from sewing to embroidery mode a breeze. There are 50 embroidery designs to choose from, and you can upload your own embroidery designs via a USB connection. The designs can be edited right on the touchscreen with the Rotate, Mirror, Rescale, and Color Change functions. Unique to BERNINA, the Free Hand System (FHS) raises and lowers the presser foot while releasing thread tension and lowering the feed dog, leaving your hands free to guide your project. Also included is a practical extension table with ample space to support your larger sewing projects.The B 570 QE was designed with your sewing future in mind. A variety of special accessories and presser feet are included with the machine. When you are ready to expand your options, you’ll find a broad range of accessories available. Whatever new techniques you want to explore, you’ll find the right accessories to help you to enhance your sewing and quilting skills. The BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR) is designed to help you master free-motion techniques by keeping stitches consistent at variable sewing speeds. The BSR offers confidence for the beginner and additional insurance for the experienced quilter. The BSR comes standard with the B 570 QE.Let your B 570 QE keep track of the details with multiple memory functions. It remembers the changes you make to the stitches as you use them in your sewing session. It will also remember your favorite stitch settings for each stitch when saved in the long-term memory. For creative applications, you can save up to 70 stitches in a combination.The B 570 QE offers up to 642 utility and decorative stitches, including an automatic buttonhole. Stitches can be selected via the color touchscreen. The user-friendly interface of the B 570 QE allows you to navigate quickly and easily. The modern color touchscreen displays all your settings, and the Creative Consultant offers on-screen help and support.
Whatever you want to sew or embellish, the BERNINA 560 has a varied range of stitches on offer. With a total of 676 stitches, of which 160 are embroidery stitches, you have a generous selection from which to choose. All stitches can be sewn with a stitch width of up to 9 mm, which is very practical in particular for decorations. In addition, it offers 5 alphabets that can be sewn as well as embroidered. The BERNINA 560 is equipped with the embroidery function as standard and can be enhanced with the embroidery module. 70 embroidery patterns are already integrated into the BERNINA 560's software. Right from the very start, a vast selection of attractive embroidery are patterns for sophisticated embroidery available that you can easily and quickly select using the touchscreen. With this intelligent combination of sewing and embroidery functions on the BERNINA 560, you can design even more versatile sewing projects.Thanks to the individual setting options of the BERNINA 560, stitches can be changed or combined in a variety of ways to produce so that you can come up with the exact result you want. With the intelligent memory function of the BERNINA 560, these individual stitches, embroidery designs, and stitch combinations are can even be saved after powering off the BERNINA 560 and remain available the next time you start up the machine. The generous 8 MB of memory space offers enough capacity for a large number of stitch combinations. With the factory-installed BSR function of the BERNINA 560, upgrading the optional BERNINA stitch regulator (BSR) is possible at any time. The BERNINA 560 is equipped with a large, bright TFT touchscreen via which you can retrieve your various functions in the blink of an eye. Using the touchscreen you can easily switch between sewing mode and embroidery mode. Large, informative icons ensure that you can readily find the desired function on the BERNINA 560 without having to look too hard. The self-explanatory touchscreen allows for the intuitive operation of the BERNINA 560.
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The BERNINA 530 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’s memory. The BERNINA 530 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’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. 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 and provides exact 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 is a valuable tool that you soon won’t be able to live without!With the BERNINA 530, sewing buttonholes of the exact same length is no longer a problem. Simply set the desired buttonhole length and sew. The BERNINA 530 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’s high standards for comfort, convenience, and ease of operation. A winning combination of cutting-edge know-how, long-standing experience, and Swiss precision.
BERNINA 3 SERIES:
The BERNINA 3 Series offers easy-to-operate sewing machines characterized by solid construction and a wealth of creative features and functions – machines which are also ideally suited for beginners. Clearly laid-out direct-selection keys allow quick access to all of the BERNINA 3 Series‘ functions. A bright LED sewing light and an easily navigable LCD display help you keep perfect track of both your sewing project and settings, and thanks to the built-in memory function you can also permanently save your own stitch pattern variations and combinations – making the 3 Series machines the ideal introduction to your creative hobby. The BERNINA 3 Series offers an outstanding array of features without overwhelming the user. Sewing speed is infinitely adjustable, and the standard accessories and stitch library of the BERNINA 3 Series let you turn a wealth of creative ideas into top-quality projects – from automatic buttonholes to free-motion sewing and quilting. If you’re looking for a capable sewing machine for novices characterized by versatility and ease of handling, look no further than the BERNINA 3 Series – a successful combination of precision, design, and user-friendliness.
Offering ambitious sewers and quilters an amazing range of functions, the BERNINA 380 will thrill you with its many innovative features. The 380’s ease of handling makes working with it a genuine pleasure, and allows even beginning sewers to produce precise, high-quality sewing projects. One of its cleverest features is the BERNINA Free Hand System (FHS), which ensures greater efficiency when sewing. Thanks to the BERNINA 380’s FHS knee lever, you can leave your hands on your project while you raise the presser foot and lower the feed-dog. This outstanding functionality is a genuine technical highlight allowing you more control over your fabric, especially when turning your project: your hands remain free to guide the fabric accurately and reliably, thereby preventing accidental slipping of the fabric when the presser foot is raised. The BERNINA 380’s internal memory boasts 30 free locations where you can permanently save your own stitches. Now, if your work is interrupted, your personal stitch combinations will no longer be lost: the next time you turn on your BERNINA 380 sewing machine, the programmed stitch patterns will be available once more at the touch of a button – exactly as you’ve saved them. What’s more, the simple direct selection of the stitch programs ensures a quick switch between your own combinations and built-in stitch patterns, making for smooth transitions. The BERNINA 380’s automatic mirror function significantly expands the already wide range of stitch patterns that come as standard. At the touch of a button, the built-in stitch patterns can also be sewn in mirror image. This wide variety of attractive stitch combinations is possible not only with practical sewing, but also with decorative stitching. In this way, the BERNINA 380 sewing machine offers a plus in functionality which leaves plenty of room for your individual creativity – further testimony to the outstanding price/performance ratio of the popular top model of the 3 Series.
One of the most compelling arguments in favor of the BERNINA 350 PE is its extensive stitch library: 85 pre-programmed stitches, making the 350 PE a versatile precision tool. The direct-selection function and modern, bright LCD display allow you to switch between different stitch patterns in a matter of seconds. With 20 utility stitches, two buttonhole stitches, a full 52 decorative stitches, and 11 quilting stitches, the BERNINA 350 PE is an outstanding choice for everyday mending jobs and alterations, as well as creative sewing and quilting. The simple, intuitive handling, first-class functionality, and solid construction of the BERNINA 350 PE ensure that you will continue to enjoy working with this machine for a long time to come – even when you make the transition from simple to more demanding projects.Sew buttonholes with precise accuracy! With the BERNINA 350 PE’s automatic buttonhole function, it could hardly be simpler: the preset buttonhole length is stored in the internal memory, letting you sew buttonholes of the exact same length as often as you wish. Here the BERNINA 350 PE solves a difficult problem, since sewing identical buttonholes can be a bit tricky. With the BERNINA 350 PE, broken bobbin thread or buttonholes of different lengths are things of the past: the automatic buttonhole function gives you perfect results in no time flat. The BERNINA 350 PE gives you a choice of two permanently programmed buttonhole styles to ensure that even beginners simply and nearly effortlessly achieve optimal results that will stand up to the most critical scrutiny. The BERNINA 350 PE counts among its features a free-arm extension table enabling you to increase your work area quickly, affording you greater ease when sewing, and allowing for optimum control in guiding your project. Together with the bright LED sewing light, this provides you with the perfect view of your project. Large-format projects in particular can be handled effortlessly – and once you are done, remove the BERNINA 350 PE’s extension table with the push of a button to return to free-arm sewing.
The BERNINA 330’s built-in needle threader saves you time and effort, making thread changes easy and hassle-free and minimizing the risk of error. No complicated thread guiding, no looking-up in the user manual – the BERNINA 330 pares down the threading process to the bare essentials and prevents problems before they occur, letting you get back to your sewing project faster and leaving you free to focus entirely on the creative side of things.The BERNINA 330’s bright LED sewing light let you achieve precise results and affords you a clear view of your project at all times, even with poor ambient lighting. Particularly during longer sewing sessions, an LED sewing light represents an essential feature, enabling you to sew for long periods without eye fatigue. The BERNINA 330 therefore also scores with an ergonomic advantage: – intricate sewing projects can be optimally controlled and the user’s eyes are spared thanks to the even, glare-free illumination of the work area. Here, the neutral light characteristic of the LED sewing light guarantees your ability to judge the color effect of the thread used even while you are sewing, entirely without distortions from external light sources with a color cast, such as neon tubes or lightbulbs. A small detail with a big impact!Buttonholes can be a challenge even for experienced sewers and quilters. With the BERNINA 330, you’ll sew perfect buttonholes of the exact same length right from the start – thanks to the automatic buttonhole function. Simply set the desired length and sew; the settings are automatically saved in the BERNINA 330’s memory and are immediately available again for the next buttonhole, however many you sew in a row. The automatic buttonhole function guarantees completely identical buttonholes for instant sewing success. The BERNINA 330 provides even novices with an easy introduction to an advanced technique.
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The B 215 Simply Red is a user-friendly sewing machine boasting robust technology, exclusive BERNINA features and a contemporary design. The B 215 Simply Red is available at an attractive price allowing sewing newbies to tap into the BERNINA world. Who says a sewing machine always has to look the same? For the BERNINA 215 Simply Red, there’s a very special option available: with BERNINA DesignSkins®, you can turn your BERNINA 215 Simply Red into an unmistakeable, entirely individual one-off. The CB hook system ensures perfect stitch quality and thread tension,and is easy to clean. With the 11 most important stitch types and a manual multistep buttonhole, the B 215 Simply Red meets all your basic requirements.The powerful motor (900 stitches per minute) boasts high needle penetration power, so you can also sew thick and multi-layered fabrics.The B 215 Simply Red is well equipped with sewing tools, including 5 presser foot soles, and grows to keep pace with your skills. You can individually upgrade the basic model with a wide range of special accessories, thereby expanding your sewing options.Right from the start, the BERNINA 215 lets you enjoy the optimum convenience of a Swiss precision sewing machine that’s revealed particularly in the details: for instance, its built-in needle threader which lets you rethread the machine when changing spools in the blink of an eye. This saves time and is a genuine help. The BERNINA 215 Simply Red proves that even state-of-the-art sewing-machine technology needn’t be complicated, and leaves nothing to be desired as an easy-to-operate sewing machine. Ideal for beginners or occasional sewers!At the touch of a button, the BERNINA 215 Simply Red lets you set your needle to stop up or down in the fabric. What’s more, the sewing speed of the BERNINA 215 Simply Red can be reduced to half-tempo with the optional slide speed control. You always maintain control over the sewing speed and the position of the needle when the sewing process is stopped. Since sewing speed can be adjusted to your personal abilities, even beginners can expect high-quality results.
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The BERNINA 1008 offers 17 different stitches, including a buttonhole and two decorative stitches. Thanks to this, and the ability to vary stitch length and width, you’ll be able to accomplish all your sewing tasks reliably and precisely. The BERNINA 1008 places different straight and zigzag stitches at your fingertips – a versatile basic configuration that makes it easy for beginners, yet offers everything they could need for sewing, hemming, mending or decorative embellishment. The BERNINA 1008 also impresses with its durability and versatility, ensuring that you’ll enjoy your sewing machine for years to come. Last but not least, using a mechanical machine helps you develop an unmistakeable sixth sense for sewing, as you control all the sewing variables – all of which makes the straightforward, easy-to-handle, versatile BERNINA 1008 the perfect foundation for expanding your skills. The BERNINA 1008 lets you alter stitch width and length in order to adapt the machine’s stitches to your sewing project. The 1008’s stitch width can be adjusted in five different steps via the control dial. Stitch length is infinitely variable with the aid of its own control, and the needle position can easily be selected by simply turning a knob. In this way, the BERNINA 1008 permits a wide range of sewing parameters allowing for ideal adjustment to the fabric you are sewing or to the effect you wish to achieve. The 1008 therefore offers all the advantages of a mechanical sewing machine – state-of-the-art solid construction, ease of operation, clear stitch choice and stitch variation: a versatile mechanical sewing machine covering a multiplicity of uses, designed to bring out your creativity when you sew. Thanks to its exceptional ease of use right down to the details, the BERNINA 1008 also shines at mending and free-motion stitching. Its feed-dog can be lowered by simply turning the appropriate control dial, quickly changing the 1008 to free-motion stitching mode. This allows you to guide the fabric freely according to your fancy, and to give your stitching whatever shape you wish. The feed-dog drop feature is particularly useful when sewing outlines, appliqués or decorative seams, or when reinforcing edges: here, the free-motion functionality of the BERNINA 1008 gives you full control over the sewing direction – ideal for sewing over pre-marked lines or outlines – as well as giving you a free hand with design. Moreover, the BERNINA 1008’s feed-dog can be reactivated just as quickly and easily with a simple turn of the control dial once you’re ready to go back to automatic feed.
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