Bernina 540 Sewing Machine

£2,395.00

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

 

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Description

BERNINA 540 – the perfect machine for passionate sewists

 


 

BERNINA makes sewing easy.
  • Powerful, fast & precise sewing
  • Handle big projects with ease
  • Perfect for decorative stitches
  • Your threads are cut automatically
  • Embroidery compatible

 


 

The Bernina 540 sewing machine ensures that the ideal pressure is always used for the selected stitch. The basic setting can be individually adjusted. Thanks to the Adaptive Thread Tension you get optimal thread tension for perfect stitch quality on both sides of the fabric. The extended freearm offers 8.5″ right of the needle. Therefore you will enjoy a grand sewing area for grand ideas. The Sewing Consultant helps you to find the right settings. Adjust suggested alterations quickly with the multifunction-knobs. The Bernina Hook keeps the stitches consistent and precise with a maximum speed of 1,000 stitches per minute. Thanks to the automatic thread cutter your threads are cut automatically and the needle will be lifted afterwards.

 


 

Perfect tension for perfect stitches
  • Precise & powerful sewing
  • Just sew without any worries
  • Achieve beautiful stitch results

Thanks to the Adaptive Thread Tension you get optimal thread tension for perfect stitch quality on both sides of the fabric.

 


 

More space for creative freedom
  • Realize big projects with ease
  • Enough space for your creations
  • Embroidery module optional

The extended freearm offers 8.5″ right of the needle. Therefore you will enjoy a grand sewing area for grand ideas.

 


 

Get the right pressure every time
  • Sew any material with ease
  • Increase pressure for thin materials
  • Reduce pressure for thick materials

Ensures that the ideal pressure is always used for the selected stitch. The basic setting can be individually adjusted.

 


 

Ask your on-screen support
  • Modern colorful touch screen
  • Easy to use with simple navigation
  • On-screen support when needed

The Sewing Consultant helps you to find the right settings. Adjust suggested alterations quickly with the multifunction-knobs.

 


 

Sew quieter, faster, longer, better
  • Sew perfect stitches with 9 mm stitch width
  • Jumbo bobbin to sew 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.

 


 

Automatic features save time
  • No manual thread cutting
  • Press a button to cut your thread
  • Save time for your creativity

Thanks to the automatic thread cutter your threads are cut automatically and the needle will be lifted afterwards.

 


 

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. Sewing tutorial: First steps 
  2. Screen functions
  3. Changing and saving stitches
  4. Buttonholes
  5. Quilting

 


 

Bernina 540 Brochure More from Bernina

 


 

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

Additional information

Features

BERNINA Hook system
1000 stitches per minute
8.5” / 215 mm space to the right of the needle
4.3” / 10 cm Color touch screen
12 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 (separate BSR foot required, not included)
Start/stop button (stitching without foot control)
Slide speed control
Upper 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
Creative consultant
Setup program
Dust cover
Magnetic Accessory box
Pattern start/end function
Programmable Securing Function
30 Utility stitches total
14 Buttonholes (incl. eyelet) total
1048 Number of stitch patterns (incl. alphabet) total
Automatic buttonhole length measuring system
Automatic buttonhole
Manual multi-step buttonhole
Button sew-on program
Darning programs
300 Decorative stitches total
44 Quilting stitches total
31 Cross-stitch programs
5 Sewing alphabets

Presser Feet

#1 Reverse pattern foot
#1C Reverse pattern foot
#2 Overlock foot
#2A Overlock foot
#3A Buttonhole foot with slide
#4 Zipper foot
#20C Open embroidery foot

Accessories

Slide on table
Knee Lift
Bernina Free Hand System (FHS)
Extension table
Multifunction Foot Control
4X Bobbins
Bobbin Case
Pack of Bernina Needles
Quilting Guide
Spool Caps
Height Compensation Tool
Canvas Slip Cover
Machine Oil
Screwdriver
Seam Ripper
Freestanding Accessory Wardrobe
Cleaning Brush
Instruction Manual

Weight

11 kg

Dimensions

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

Warranty

7 Years Warranty

More space than ever before

  • 14″ to the right of the needle
  • Large 10″ touch screen
  • Giant embroidery with the Giant Hoop

The B 990 includes a meticulously engineered extended freearm with 14″ (356 mm) of space to the right of the needle and the Giant Embroidery Hoop (16.1″ x 12″), providing you with ample space for big, beautiful sewing, quilting and embroidery projects.

More space than ever before

  • 14″ to the right of the needle
  • Large 10″ touch screen
  • Giant embroidery with the Giant Hoop

 

The B 990 includes a meticulously engineered extended freearm with 14″ (356 mm) of space to the right of the needle and the Giant Embroidery Hoop (16.1″ x 12″), providing you with ample space for big, beautiful sewing, quilting and embroidery projects.

Preview your stitches and designs

  • Scan and preview your designs
  • View the needle area on screen
  • BERNINA Placement Scanner & Camera


With the new BERNINA Placement Scanner and Camera, you can scan the embroidery hoop, and view the needle area on the screen in sewing and embroidery. This allows you to precisely position your designs and stitches. Scan to preview how your designs, the chosen thread color and size will look like when stitched.
Also, you can transfer the scanned background to the optional BERNINA Embroidery Software 9.

Preview your stitches and designs

  • Scan and preview your designs
  • View the needle area on screen
  • BERNINA Placement Scanner & Camera


With the new BERNINA Placement Scanner and Camera, you can scan the embroidery hoop, and view the needle area on the screen in sewing and embroidery. This allows you to precisely position your designs and stitches. Scan to preview how your designs, the chosen thread color and size will look like when stitched.
Also, you can transfer the scanned background to the optional BERNINA Embroidery Software 9.

​Thread the needle automatically​

  • Simply push a button to thread
  • Watch the machine thread the needle
  • Ready to create in seconds


The Automatic Needle Threader helps you get started with a different thread. Sewing and embroidery needles from size 70 can be automatically threaded. Get started with a different thread, faster than ever before.

Preview your stitches and designs

  • Works in every needle position
  • Indicates the exact needle entry point
  • Next level precision


Enjoy pinpoint precision by seeing exactly where the needle will enter the fabric in every needle position. The BERNINA Pinpoint Laser marks your start and travel points as you sew and embroider.

Ruler Work with BSR

Built-in Stitch Regulation

  • BERNINA Integrated Stitch Regulator
  • Use Stitch Regulation for Ruler Work
  • Works with all BERNINA quilting presser feet and accessories

Simply attach the included BERNINA 5.5 mm BISR Stitch Plate with Sensor, and the quilting foot of your choice to achieve perfect quilting stitches with the exact same length at variable sewing speeds. Automatic stitch regulation is now possible with all quilting applications including Ruler Work, thanks to the innvoative BERNINA Integrated Stitch Regulator (BISR).

Automatic stitch plate recognition

  • Insert stitch plate and sew!
  • Additional security function
  • Three included stitch plates


The B 990 automatically recognizes the stitch plate once it is attached to the machine. If the stitch plate is not
compatible with the selected stitch pattern, needle or presser foot the machine will not sew as an additional
security measure.

Choose or create your matching stitch

  • Total of 2,927 stitch patterns
  • Resize any stitch from 25% to 500%
  • Design your individual stitch


With a touch, the B 990 transforms your design into a stitch pattern or alters existing stitches as you wish. Resize any stitch from 25% to 500% with the new Jumbo Stitch. Undo and redo steps in sewing and with the Stitch Designer create your own stitches by drawing your ideas right on the touch screen.

Take your embroidery to a gigantic level

  • Extra large 16.1” x 12” embroidery area
  • Giant Hoop with ergonomic twist lock
  • Perfect for large quilts


With the new Giant Hoop and the extra large 16.1″ x 12″ embroidery field, you will be able to embroider a full 12-inch square. Thanks to the ergonomic twist lock closure, hooping and re-hooping is easy. The inner markings of the hoop and template allow you to easily align a 12-inch square.

Organize your stitches and designs

  • Create and name folders
  • Save new or adjusted stitches
  • Move, copy and paste from the USB stick


Organize your stitch patterns with the File Manager: Save, name, and store new or adjusted stitch patterns and combinations in your personal folder. Easily create, move, copy and paste files and folder to keep your stitches and embroidery designs organized with the File Manager. Name your adjusted stitch patterns and combinations and move entire folders of designs from a USB straight to your folder on the machine.

Place your designs to suit your project

  • 2-Point and 4-Point Placement
  • Place designs as they are or morph to fit
  • Perfect placement every time!

Pinpoint Placement with 2-Point and 4-Point placement options allows you to easily place designs with utmost precision. Simply define four points on the fabric with the new 4-Point Placement and morph or proportionally fit the design to the area. Use Virtual Positioning to verify exact stitch points for ultimate precision.

BERNINA stitchprecision2 Technology

  • Next generation stitch precision
  • Even faster embroidery
  • Superior stitch quality


The B 990 features the next generation BERNINA stitchprecisionTechnology that makes your sewing, quilting and embroidery experience quieter, more precise, and joyful.

New high-end Embroidery Module XL

  • Superb stitch quality
  • Compatible with BERNINA Embroidery Hoops
  • Features BERNINA Smart Drive Technology


The new high-end Embroidery Module XL with Smart Drive Technology (SDT) ensures flawless embroidery.

Sew and embroider for a longer period of time

  • Front loading, easy access Jumbo Bobbin
  • Ideally suited for decorative stitches
  • More time for your creativity


The front loading, easy access Jumbo Bobbin holds up to 70% more thread than standard bobbins, allowing you to sew and embroider longer.