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Bernina 500

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Bernina 500

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

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Overview

Embroiderers, the B 500 speaks your language

Meet Yaya Han, our expert for the BERNINA 500

Watch our video and get to know the great functionality of this beautiful embroidery-only machine. 

Yaya's favorite features of the B 500:

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.

Automatic features save time

  • No manual thread cutting
  • Press a button to lift the foot
  • Press a button to cut your thread

The automatic thread cutter operates three steps in one: cuts the thread, lifts the needle and raises the presser foot.

 

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.

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: select two points and match them with the markings on the hooped fabric.

 

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Features & Functions

 BERNINA 500BERNINA 590 EBERNINA 570 QEEBERNINA 570 QEBERNINA 535 EBERNINA 535
Price $ 4,299.00 $ 7,499.00 $ 6,199.00 $ 4,999.00 $ 4,699.00 $ 3,499.00
Hook system
BERNINA Hook
BERNINA Hook
BERNINA Hook
BERNINA Hook
BERNINA Hook
BERNINA Hook
Maximum sewing speed (stitches per minute)
-
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
Length of freearm to the right of the needle
8.5 Inches / 215 mm
8.5 Inches / 215 mm
8.5 Inches / 215 mm
8.5 Inches / 215 mm
8.5 Inches / 215 mm
8.5 Inches / 215 mm
Color touch screen
4.3 Inches / 10 cm
4.3 Inches / 10 cm
4.3 Inches / 10 cm
4.3 Inches / 10 cm
4.3 Inches / 10 cm
4.3 Inches / 10 cm
LED sewing lights
12 LED
16 LED
12 LED
12 LED
12 LED
12 LED
Multi-function knobs
x
x
x
x
x
x
Maximum stitch width
-
9
9
9
5.5
5.5
Maximum stitch length
-
6
6
6
6
6
Needle positions
-
11
11
11
11
11
Sewing in each needle position
-
x
x
x
x
x
Number of spool holders
2
2
2
2
2
2
Semi-automatic needle threader
x
x
x
x
x
x
Automatic presser foot lift
-
x
x
x
-
-
Automatic presser foot
-
x
x
x
-
-
Automatic thread cutter
x
x
x
x
x
x
Pivot / hover function
-
x
x
x
-
-
Adjustable presser foot pressure
-
-
-
-
x
x
Manual thread cutter
4
4
4
4
4
4
BERNINA Dual Feed
-
x
x
x
-
-
Adaptive Thread Tension
x
x
x
x
x
x
Create and save stitch combinations
-
x
x
x
x
x
Memory (short-term/altered stitches)
-
x
x
x
x
x
Memory (long-term/altered stitches)
-
x
x
x
x
x
BSR enabled, straight stitch and zigzag (separate BSR foot required)
-
x
x
x
x
x
Start/stop button (stitching without foot control)
x
x
x
x
x
x
Slide speed control
x
x
x
x
x
x
Upper thread indicator
x
x
x
x
x
x
Lower thread indicator
x
x
x
x
-
-
USB interface for PC connection
x
x
x
x
x
x
Changing stitch settings while sewing
-
x
x
x
x
x
BERNINA foot control with back-kick function
Opt.
x
x
x
x
x
Needle stop up/down
-
x
x
x
x
x
Drag & Drop
-
x
x
x
x
x
Bobbin winding while sewing/embroidering
x
x
x
x
x
x
On-screen help
x
x
x
x
x
x
Sewing tutorial
-
x
x
x
x
x
Creative consultant
-
x
x
x
x
x
Setup program
x
x
x
x
x
x
Dust cover
x
x
x
x
x
x
Magnetic Accessory box
x
x
x
x
x
x
Machine weight
11 kg
11 kg
11 kg
11 kg
11 kg
11 kg
Machine size
461 / 200 / 327.5 mm 18.1″ / 7.9″ / 12.9″
461 / 200 / 327.5 mm 18.1″ / 7.9″ / 12.9″
461 / 200 / 327.5 mm 18.1″ / 7.9″ / 12.9″
461 / 200 / 327.5 mm 18.1″ / 7.9″ / 12.9″
461 / 200 / 327.5 mm 18.1″ / 7.9″ / 12.9″
461 / 200 / 327.5 mm 18.1″ / 7.9″ / 12.9″

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 BERNINA 500BERNINA 590 EBERNINA 570 QEEBERNINA 570 QEBERNINA 535 EBERNINA 535
Pattern start/end function
-
x
x
x
x
x
Triple stitch
-
x
x
x
-
-
Pattern end programmable
-
x
x
x
-
-
Elongation
-
x
x
x
-
-
Security function program
-
-
-
-
x
x
Sewing speed maximum
-
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
Number of stitch patterns (incl. alphabet) total
-
1774
1450
1450
1048
1048
Utility stitches total
-
38
34
34
30
30
Buttonholes (incl. eyelet) total
-
18
16
16
14
14
Automatic buttonhole length measuring system
-
x
x
x
x
x
Automatic buttonhole
-
x
x
x
x
x
Manual multi-step buttonhole
-
x
x
x
x
x
Button sew-on program
-
x
x
x
x
x
Darning programs
-
x
x
x
x
x
Decorative stitches total
-
500
450
450
300
300
Quilting stitches total
-
59
73
73
44
44
Cross-stitch programs
-
40
34
34
31
31
Sewing alphabets
-
9
8
8
5
5

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 BERNINA 500BERNINA 590 EBERNINA 570 QEEBERNINA 570 QEBERNINA 535 EBERNINA 535
Embroidery functionality
x
x
x
x
x
x
Maximum embroidery area
15.7" x 5.9" / 400x150 mm
15.7" x 5.9" / 400x150 mm
15.7" x 5.9" / 400x150 mm
15.7" x 5.9" / 400x150 mm
15.7" x 5.9" / 400x150 mm
15.7" x 5.9" / 400x150 mm
Maximum embroidery speed (stitches per minute)
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
Built-in embroidery designs
275
275
250
250
50
50
Embroidery alphabets
8
8
7
7
4
4
Embroidery design format
EXP, DST, PES, PEC, JEF, SEW, PCS, XXX
EXP, DST, PES, PEC, JEF, SEW, PCS, XXX
EXP, DST, PES, PEC, JEF, SEW, PCS, XXX
EXP, DST, PES, PEC, JEF, SEW, PCS, XXX
EXP, DST, PES, PEC, JEF, SEW, PCS, XXX
EXP, DST, PES, PEC, JEF, SEW, PCS, XXX
Onscreen editing of designs: positioning, mirroring, rotating, scaling, combining
x
x
x
x
x
x
Import/Export of patterns via USB
x
x
x
x
x
x
Pinpoint Placement
x
x
-
-
-
-
Undo/Redo
x
x
-
-
-
-
Group/Ungroup
x
x
-
-
-
-
Color Wheel
x
x
-
-
-
-
Invisible Secure
x
x
x
x
x
x
Smart Secure
x
x
x
x
x
x
Thread-up Command
x
x
x
x
x
x
Programmable jump stitch cutting
x
x
x
x
x
x
Thread Away Mode
x
x
x
x
-
-
Embroidery Consultant
x
x
-
-
-
-
Midi hoop functionality (embroidery field: 265 x 165 mm)
x
x
x
x
x
x
Mega hoop functionality (embroidery field: 400 x 150 mm)
x
x
x
x
x
x
Freearm embroidery
x
x
x
x
x
x
Personal memory for embroidery designs
x
x
x
x
x
x
Lettering manipulation (WordArt)
x
x
x
x
x
x
Importing stitch patterns
-
x
-
-
-
-
Color resequence
x
x
x
x
x
x
Sequence control
x
x
x
x
x
x
Basting
x
x
x
x
x
x
Endless embroidery
x
x
-
-
-
-
Position recall
x
x
x
x
x
x
BERNINA ArtLink embroidery software (downloadable from bernina.com)
x
x
x
x
x
x
Embroidery tutorial
x
x
x
x
x
x

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Accessories Included

Drop-shaped embroidery foot # 26

Thanks to its special tear-drop shape, Drop-shaped embroidery foot # 26 allows you to embroider with the embroidery module and to darn delicate fabrics.

 

Embroidery module M

Embroider creatively like a pro - with an embroidery module you can turn your embroidery-compatible BERNINA sewing machine into an embroidery computer.

 

Medium hoop – for medium-sized designs

The Medium hoop is a useful tool for the accurate embroidering of medium-sized projects with the BERNINA embroidery machine.

 

Large oval hoop

The Large oval hoop is suitable for both design combinations and extensive embroidery designs. The template makes quick work of accurately positioning the project in the hoop.

 

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