Bernina 480 Sewing Machine


  • In Stock for Free Delivery 2-3 Working Days
  • Delivered Direct from Bernina UK


Why buy from us?



BERNINA 480: Highly sophisticated & brilliantly simple


Power, speed, perfection and ease
  • 9 mm stitch width for decorative stitches
  • Jumbo bobbin for fewer interruptions
  • Convenient Automatic Thread Cutter
  • Adjustable tension for perfect stitches
  • Easy threading saves you time



Automatic features save time
  • Automatic thread cutting
  • Press a button, thread is cut
  • Save time for the most creativity

Threads are cut automatically and the needle lifts leaving your hands free to keep on creating as easily and quickly as you like.



Adjustable Presser Foot Pressure
  • Thin fabrics? Increase pressure
  • Thick materials? Reduce pressure
  • Sew a variety of materials with ease

The basic setting can be individually adjusted, ensuring the ideal pressure is always used for whatever fabrics and materials you choose.



Big ideas need more space
  • More room for all kinds of projects
  • Slide-on extension table included
  • Spacious and hassle free

The Bernina 480 has an extended free arm with 7 inches right of the needle which allows plenty of room for projects, quilts and all kinds of creativity.



Easy to navigate touch screen
  • Modern color touch screen
  • Easy to use with simple navigation
  • On-screen support when needed

The on-screen, there-when-you-need-it, Sewing Consultant helps you find the right settings. Make suggested adjustments quickly with the Multi-function knobs.




Hands free and in control
  • Hands-free sewing with the knee lifter
  • Your hands guide the fabric anytime
  • Simultaneously raises/lowers presser foot and feed dog

The BERNINA Free Hand System lets you lift or lower the presser foot using only the knee lifter, keeping your hands free to guide your projects.



Perfect stitches perfectly easy
  • Sew perfect stitches with 9 mm stitch width
  • Jumbo bobbin means fewer stops
  • Convenient, Front-load bobbin

The BERNINA Hook keeps the stitches consistent and precise, and fast too, sewing at a maximum speed of 900 stitches per minute.



Register your machine and extend your warranty

Few brands can match BERNINA’s reputation for quality of engineering, design and durability. You know that when you buy a BERNINA, you have a sewing companion for the long-term and that’s why we are happy and confident to offer a full 7 YEARS PARTS AND LABOUR WARRANTY on new BERNINA sewing machines purchased from an authorised BERNINA UK stockist. There are terms & conditions which apply (click the link to read them) and then register your machine to give you peace of mind.



Video Tutorials – The Bernina 4 Series
  1. Threading and getting started sewing
  2. Touch screen and functions
  3. Patchwork and quilting
  4. Sewing buttonholes
  5. Sewing decorative stitches and letters
  6. Changing and saving stitches
  7. Cleaning and oiling



Bernina 480 Brochure Optional Accessories



*New Owners of this machine are eligible for a Free Foundation Training Course at the Bernina Tuition Centre in London*

Additional information


BERNINA Hook system
900 stitches per minute
7” / 177,7 mm space to the right of the needle
4.3” / 10 cm Color touch screen
8 LED sewing lights
Multi-function knobs
9 Maximum stitch width
6 Maximum stitch length
11 Needle positions
Sewing in each needle position
2 spool holders
Semi-automatic needle threader
Automatic thread cutter
Adjustable presser foot pressure
4 Manual thread cutter
Adaptive Thread Tension
Create and save stitch combinations
Memory (short-term/altered stitches)
Memory (long-term/altered stitches)
BSR enabled, straight stitch and zigzag (BSR foot not included)
Start/stop button (stitching without foot control)
Slide speed control
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
Creative consultant
Setup program
BERNINA freearm slide-on table
Dust cover
Magnetic Accessory box
Pattern start/end function
Automatic securing function
Pattern repeat (up to 9)
Free Hand System (FHS)
994 Number of stitch patterns (incl. alphabet) total
29 Utility stitches total
11 Buttonholes (incl. eyelet) total
Automatic buttonhole length measuring system
Automatic buttonhole
Manual multi-step buttonhole
Button sew-on program
2 Darning programs
250 Decorative stitches total
27 Quilting stitches total
21 Cross-stitch programs
5 Sewing alphabets
Reverse sewing

Presser Feet

#1 Reverse pattern foot
#2 Overlock foot
#3A Buttonhole foot with slide
#4 Zipper foot
#5 Blindstitch foot


Bernina Free Hand System (FHS)
4X Jumbo Bobbins
Bobbin Case
Foot Control
Pack of Bernina Needles
Quilting Guide
Spool Caps
Height Compensation Tool
Dust Cover
Machine Oil
Seam Ripper
Magnetic Accessory Case
Cleaning Brush
Slide on table
Instruction Manual


 9.5 kg


423 / 200 / 328 mm 16.6" / 7.9" / 12.9"


7 Years Warranty