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Bernina 790 E Plus with Embroidery Module



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BERNINA 790 - Comfortable sewing and embellishing of the finest fabrics

BERNINA 790 – the ideal sewing and embroidery machine for fashion designers

The BERNINA 790 is the ideal machine for sewing fine fabrics as attested by Kazu Huggler, Japenese-Swiss designer: “The BERNINA 790 lets you embroider designs over a particularly large area, and offers a range of luxury features. The Dual Feed is brilliant at feeding my silky fabrics.” The daughter of a Japanese mother and Swiss father, Kazu Huggler belongs to a new generation of international couture fashion designers. She runs her studio and fashion label “KAZU” in Zurich. Her creations combine Japanese aesthetics and simplicity with Swiss quality. The first dress of her bridal fashion collection was created on a BERNINA 790.



The heart of the BERNINA 7 Series features a novel, centrally placed driver, which allows the BERNINA Hook to run fast yet quietly. The BERNINA Hook sews high-precision stitches up to 9 mm in width with speeds up to 1,000 stitches per minute. The bobbin holds up to 70% more thread than standard bobbins allowing you to sew longer without interruption.

Extended Freearm for Grand Ideas

The BERNINA 7 Series includes a meticulously engineered extended freearm with 10 inches of space to the right of the needle. Not only does the BERNINA 790 provides you with ample space for big, beautiful sewing and embroidery projects, with its 9mm stitch width, it is also ideally suited for decorative stitches. The extra-large embroidery module lets you stitch out maxi-sized motifs. And should your ambitions grow, the B 790 can be updated with a wealth of accessories.

Create Your Own Stitches

The BERNINA 790 features a very special innovative function: the Stitch Designer. Create your own stitches by drawing your ideas right on the touch screen. With a click, the BERNINA 790 transforms your design into a stitch pattern. Or alter existing stitches as it takes your fancy. Save your very own stitch creations to steadily expand your stitch library.


BERNINA Adaptive Thread Tension

The BERNINA Adaptive Thread Tension, a BERNINA innovation, provides ideal thread tension for each and every stitch type, in any variation. The tension is electronically adjusted to the selected stitch width, length, speed, and needle position on each penetration of the needle into the fabric. The result is the finest stitching without pressing a button.

The BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR)

The BERNINA 790 is equipped with the BSR function. The BSR foot assists you with free-motion sewing and quilting with a straight or zigzag stitch, ensuring stitches of the exact same length even at variable sewing speeds. It comes standard with the machine.


The innovative BERNINA Dual Feed tames hard-to-manage fabrics providing superb fabric feed and optimum visibility while sewing. Easy to engage when needed, the BERNINA Dual Feed tucks completely out of the way when it’s not.


Sew with Even Greater Ease

The BERNINA 790 accomplishes many tasks all by itself. The presser foot lowers automatically at the beginning of a seam. Threading is semi-automatic, and the thread is cut automatically when you reach the end of a seam, or when you wish to change colors while embroidering. Moreover, a practical extension table, which yet again significantly increases your work area, is included in the standard package.

Beautiful Embroidery Is Simplicity Itself

The BERNINA 790 is our embroidery expert. Switch to embroidery mode directly via the touch screen. Embroidery mode lets you easily position, mirror, rotate and resize motifs. Design editing on the B 790 offers a wealth of additional options, letting you create curved lettering effects, alter stitch density, and combine decorative stitches or alphabets with embroidery designs. Complex combinations can even be re-sequenced according to color, and alternative color options can be reviewed before stitching out. The Check function lets you position the design precisely before embroidering. The finished design can be saved directly on the machine or on a USB stick. The embroidery module comes standard with the machine.


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Features & Functions

Hook system B Hook B 9 B Hook B 9 B Hook B 9
Maximum sewing speed (stitches per minute) 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000
Length of freearm to the right of the needle 254 mm 254 mm 254 mm 254 mm 254 mm 254 mm
Color touchscreen 7 Inch 7 Inch 4.3 Inches 4.3 Inches 4.3 Inches 4.3 Inches
LED sewing lights 30 LED’s 30 LED’s 30 LED’s 30 LED’s 30 LED’s 30 LED’s
Maximum stitch width 9 9 9 9 9 9
Maximum stitch length 6 6 6 6 6 6
Needle positions 11 11 11 11 11 11
Sewing in each needle position x 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
Adjustable presser foot pressure x x x x x x
Automatic thread cutter x x x x x x
Manual thread cutter 3 3 3 3 3 3
BERNINA Dual Feed x x x x x x
Adaptive Thread Tension x - x - x -
Memory (short-term/altered stitches) x x x x x x
Memory (long-term/altered stitches) x x x x x x
Create and save stitch combinations x x x x x x
BSR functionality (straight stitch and zigzag) x 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
USB interface for USB data stick x x x x x x
Multi-function knobs x x x x x x
Changing stitch settings while sewing x x x x x x
BERNINA foot control with back-kick function x x x x x x
Needle stop up/down x 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 x
Creative consultant x x x x x x
Personal program x x x x x x
History function (most-recently-used stitch patterns) x x - - - -
Setup program x x x x x x
Eco mode x x x x x x

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Stitch Designer x - - - - -
360° directional sewing x x - - - -
Sideways motion feed x x - - - -
Pattern start/end function x x x x x x
Connecting stitches x x - - - -
Elongation x x x x x x
Security function program x x x x x x
Number of stitch patterns (incl. alphabet) total 1352 1306 992 837 800 680
Utility stitches total 32 32 30 30 29 29
Buttonholes (incl. eyelet) total 15 15 13 11 11 11
Automatic buttonhole length measuring system x x x x x x
Automatic buttonhole x x x x x x
Manual multi-step buttonhole x x x x x x
Button sew-on program x x x x x x
Darning programs 2 3 2 2 2 2
Decorative stitches total 506 460 283 250 200 200
Decorative sideways motion stitches 117 91 - - - -
Quilting stitches total 34 33 50 33 23 23
Cross-stitch programs 37 28 20 20 21 21
Tapering/skyline stitches 28/27 52 - - - -
Sewing alphabets 8 8 6 6 5 5
Monograms (with sideways motion) x x - - - -

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Maximum embroidery speed (stitches per minute) 1000 1000 1000 1000 - -
Built-in embroidery designs 270 130 140 70 - -
Embroidery alphabets 8 8 6 4 - -
Embroidery Module x x opt. opt. - -
Embroidery design format .EXP .EXP .EXP .EXP - -
Mega hoop functionality x x x x - -
Maxi hoop functionality x x x x -  
Jumbo hoop functionality x x x x - -
Freearm embroidery x x x x - -
Onscreen editing of designs: mirroring, rotating, scaling x x x x - -
Combine patterns x x - - - -
Personal memory for embroidery designs x x x x - -
Word ART x x - - - -
Importing stitch patterns x x x - - -
Color resequence x x - - - -
Cut jump stitches x x x x - -
Sequence control x x x x - -
Basting x x x x - -
Endless embroidery x x - - - -
Position recall x x x x - -
Embroidery tutorial x x x x - -
BERNINA DesignWorks Software & Tool compatible x x x x - -
Drag & Drop x x x x x -

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BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR)

The BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR) adapts precisely to your current sewing speed to produce absolutely consistent stitching.


Small embroidery hoop

The Small embroidery hoop (for normal use / free-arm embroidery) is a whiz at embroidering tubular items such as sleeves or pant legs.


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.


Reverse pattern foot # 1C

Reverse pattern foot # 1C is the ideal presser foot for sewing forward and reverse-feed utility and decorative stitches.


BERNINA bobbin for the 7 Series

The BERNINA package for the 7 Series holds 80 % more thread than normal bobbins.


Reverse pattern foot # 1D

Reverse pattern foot # 1D is the ideal presser foot for sewing forward and reverse-feed utility and decorative stitches.


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.


Overlock foot # 2A

Overlock foot # 2A lets you neaten seams easily and sew high-quality hems, waistbands and overlock seams on knit fabrics.


Buttonhole foot with slide # 3A

Depending on the model, Buttonhole foot with slide # 3A determines the desired buttonhole length for identical buttonholes either via a sensor or manually.


Embroidery module L

Embroider creatively like a pro – with the embroidery module L, you can express your creativity on the extra-large embroidery area.


Straight stitch needle plate for precise straight stitching

The Straight stitch needle plate makes quick, easy work of straight stitch projects. Used in conjunction with the straight stitch foot, it produces especially attractive results.


Zipper foot # 4D

Thanks to its narrow, centrally positioned toe, Zipper foot # 4D can stitch very close to the zipper coils, allowing it to sew the zipper on neatly.


Blindstitch foot # 5

Blindstitch foot # 5 is suitable for sewing blind hems on all fabrics. When this foot is used, you can hardly see the stitching from the front.


Jeans foot # 8D

Jeans foot # 8D produces neat straight-stitched seams on tough, heavy fabrics such as denim, leather or canvas.


Free-arm slide-on table for more sewing space

The BERNINA Free-arm slide-on table offers greater comfort thanks to an increased sewing area, without affecting free-arm function when sewing.


Free-Hand System (FHS) / Presser foot lifter

The Free-Hand System (FHS) / Presser foot lifter lets you raise the presser foot and lower the feed dog with your knee. Recommended particularly when working with delicate fabrics.


Open embroidery foot # 20C

Open embroidery foot # 20 / 20C / 20D is ideal for embroidering with your sewing machine. The indentation in the sole of the presser foot allows it to glide smoothly over dense stitches.


Sideways motion foot # 40C

Sideways motion foot # 40C enables multi-directional sewing, and allows you to sew out large sideways motion stitch patterns.


Stylus for the 7 and 8 Series

The stylus for the 7 and 8 Series – ideal for working on the touch screens on BERNINA sewing and embroidery computers. Operate the touch screen by gently tapping it.


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Phone: (613) 372-1972
Address: 4909 Hwy. 38
                Harrowsmith, Ontario
                K0H 1V0

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