Bernina 500E


  • Pre Order for Free Delivery Late March
  • Delivered Direct from Bernina UK


Why buy from us?


Available on backorder


Embroiderers, the Bernina 500E speaks your language



Made especially for embroiderers
  • More space for bigger embroidery projects
  • Jumbo bobbin to embroider longer
  • Edit embroidery designs via touch screen
  • Position your design exactly where you want
  • Achieve finest embroidery results



More space for creative freedom
  • Handle big projects with ease
  • Comfortably create endless designs
  • Re-designed embroidery module

The extended freearm offers 8.5″ right of the needle. Enjoy a large embroidery area of 15.75″ x 6.5″ to bring your embroidery ideas to life.



Edit your designs with ease
  • Simply undo & redo steps
  • Edit designs as a group or break apart
  • Customize the stitch-out sequence

With the Enhanced Editing Functions you can realize your ideas directly on screen and use your creativity to create new designs.



Easy design positioning
  • Position designs easily and precisely
  • No need to use the template anymore
  • Perfect results in short times

Use Pinpoint Placement to position your design precisely by selecting two points and matching them with the markings on the hooped fabric.



Automatic features save time
  • Automatic thread cutting
  • Needle lifts automatically
  • Easy one-button operation

The automatic thread cutter operates with two steps in one: cuts the thread and lifts the needle.



Perfection is the new standard
  • Manage thread cuts with ease
  • No manual trimming on top side
  • Achieve perfect embroidery results

The Thread Away Mode pulls the threads down to the underside for clean embroidery results on the top.



Finest embroidery results for you
  • Perfect stitches, fast & quiet
  • Jumbo bobbin to embroider longer
  • 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.





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 5 Series
  1. First steps with the Bernina 500E
  2. Screen functions
  3. Embroidery first steps
  4. Editing designs
  5. Grouping and ungrouping designs
  6. Pinpoint placement of designs
  7. Endless embroidery with mega hoop
  8. Cleaning and oiling



Bernina 500E Leaflet



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

Additional information


Embroidery functionality
15.7"×5.9" (400×150 mm) Maximum embroidery area
1000 Maximum embroidery speed (stitches per minute)
275 Built-in embroidery designs
8 Embroidery alphabets
Onscreen editing of designs: positioning, mirroring, rotating, scaling, combining
Import/Export of patterns via USB
Pinpoint Placement
Color Wheel
Invisible Secure
Smart Secure
Thread-up Command
Programmable jump stitch cutting
Thread Away Mode
Embroidery Consultant
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
Color resequence
Sequence control
Endless embroidery
Position recall
BERNINA ArtLink embroidery software (downloadable from
Embroidery tutorial

What's in the box

What's in the box
#26 Drop-Shaped Embroidery Foot
Bernina Embroidery Module M with SDT
Touchscreen Pen
Sewing Machine Oil
Bernina Accessory Box
Small Embroidery Hoop
Medium Embroidery Hoop
Large Oval Embroidery Hoop
Power Cable
Soft Cover with Pocket
3 Spool discs
4 Bobbins
2 Foam pads
Seam ripper
Screwdriver red
USB Connecting cable
Embroidery Needles
Template holder
Net for thread spool, white


7 Year Warranty


461 / 200 / 327.5 mm 18.1″ / 7.9″ / 12.9″