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Bernina 590/ B590 E Sewing/Embroidery Machine

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Do you tell stories with a quilt, or express yourself through hand-crafted clothes or make everything more beautiful with embroidery? We know you. We get you. And we engineered our 5 Series line of machines expressly for you. It is perfectly sized, feature packed and ready to sew, quilt and embroider quieter, faster, better and with fewer stops and starts thanks to the BERNINA Hook. Interest piqued? We thought so.

We know you. We get you. And we engineered our 5 Series line of machines expressly for you. It is perfectly sized, feature packed and ready to sew, quilt and embroider quieter, faster, better and with fewer stops and starts thanks to the BERNINA Hook. Interest piqued? We thought so.

Before we list all the innovative features that make this line great, we’re going to let the sewing experts and quilters, creators and makers do a little of the talking for us. The thing is, they love the 5 Series machines as much as we loved designing and engineering them at BERNINA in Switzerland. Because these makers and creators love their craft, they love perfect stitches, fast machines and convenient ways to do what they do best … create.


SEW WITH ABANDON AND ABSOLUTE CONTROL AT THE SAME TIME. Want to be in complete control of your creative process? The B 590, B 570 QE and B 535 allow you to make all the decisions. You decide what the stitch length and width should be. You choose the needle position. Want the needle down when it got it. An automatic upper and lower thread indicator on the B 590, B 570 QE and B 500 alerts you of a thread breakage. And all that control is right at your fingertips with the large, intuitive touch screen.

FRONT-LOAD JUMBO BOBBIN SO STOPS AND STARTS DON’T INTERRUPT YOUR GROOVE. The large jumbo bobbin is, well … big. It holds up to 70% more thread than standard bobbins and is conveniently inserted from the front, so no need to remove your project. Plus, these machines are perfectly sized for big quilts and modest sewing spaces.

TOO MANY ACCESSORIES? NEVER. A good variety of BERNINA presser feet come standard. As usual, they are full-shank metal. Also included is a well-designed accessory box that displays the contents clearly. For convenience, it magnetically attaches to the machine.

MORE STITCHES. MORE LETTERS. MORE OF THE STUFF YOU LOVE. Sometimes all you need is more options, more choices. When it comes to things like stitches and alphabets, the B 590, B 570 QE and B 535 offer hundreds and hundreds of decorative stitches and up to 9 alphabets. The B 570 QE is loaded with special quilting stitches. Plus, triple stitch adds ‘wow’ to individual stitches and is available on the B 590 and B 570 QE.

PERFECT TENSION FOR PERFECT STITCHES INSIDE AND OUT. Get optimal thread tensioning on all 5 Series models for perfect stitch quality on both sides of the fabric. Get permanent control of the thread tension once adapted to the thread and fabric, plus automatic thread tension adjustment while sewing or embroidering. And the BERNINA Hook always keeps stitches perfect, consistent and precise.

THE BERNINA 5 Series Embroidery Highlights

INVISIBLE SECURE & SMART SECURE. Invisible Secure makes the perfected tie-on/off formation completely invisible while Smart Secure adds tie-on/off stitches if none are pre-programmed. It’s like having your own embroidery fairy!

SMART JUMP STITCH CUTTING. Manual jump stitch cutting is a thing of the past when jump stitches are cut off automatically for clean, beautiful embroidery. (Subject to design properties.)

THREAD AWAY MODE. The practical Thread Away Mode is a swift movement of the hoop that pulls most of the upper thread tails to the underside for clean embroidery results on the top (B 590,B 570 QE and B 500 only).

THREAD-UP COMMAND. Lower and raise the needle to bring the bobbin thread to the top of the fabric at the start of stitching, leaving underside of embroidery clean.

SIMPLE ON-SCREEN DESIGN EDITING. All 5 Series models allow design edits directly on the screen during embroidery. Rotate, mirror, combine and rearrange with a simple touch of the screen. The Undo & Redo lets you easily go single steps back or forward while Group & Ungroup lets you edit all at once or individually, and the Embroidery Consultant provides help, tips and tricks (B 590 and B 500 only).

PINPOINT PLACEMENT. Placing embroidery perfectly is easy on the B 590 and B 500. Simply select two points on the screen and match them with the markings on the hooped fabric. Your design is automatically aligned,  rotated, resized and positioned to fit. Plus you have full visibility of the hooped fabric at all times.

B 590/B 590 E Highlights:

  • Hook system BERNINA Hook
  • Maximum sewing speed (stitches per minute) 1000
  • Sewing space to the right of the needle 8.5” / 215 mm
  • Color touch screen, 4.3” / 10 cm
  • Maximum stitch width, 5.5 mm
  • Adjustable presser foot pressure
  • Start/stop button (stitching without foot control)
  • Sewing tutorial
  • High power for unusual materials
  • Sew & quilt lots of layers super fast
  • Handle bigger projects with ease
  • Achieve finest embroidery results
  • Easy positioning of embroidery designs

For more information, and a detailed comparison chart of the BERNINA 5 Series, please DOWNLOAD BROCHURE

TSP Included Perks:

  • 15% discount on in store product for a year after purchase
  • Sewing Machine Essentials intro class, complimentary and valued at $ 90
  • Bernina intro class, complimentary and valued at $ 90.
  • Embroidery Intro class included with B 590 E, complimentary and valued at $ 150