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BERNINA 590 Sewing, Quilting & Embroidery Machine

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BERNINA 590 Sewing, Quilting & Embroidery Machine

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  • High power for unusual materials
  • Sew and quilt lots of layers super fast
  • Handle bigger projects with ease
  • Achieve finest embroidery results
  • Easy positioning of embroidery designs

BERNINA 590 Sewing, Quilting & Embroidery Machine

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

  • No manual trimming on the top side
  • Manage thread cuts easily
  • Invisible Secure for perfect results

Thanks to the Thread Away Mode and Invisible & Smart Secure, clean embroidery results on the top are yours with the B 590.

Sew quieter, faster, longer, better

  • Achieve perfect stitches fast and quietly
  • Sew longer with the Jumbo bobbin
  • 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 your design easily and exactly
  • 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.

Enjoy full comfort and perfect results

  • Large easy-to-navigate touch screen
  • One click to switch to the embroidery mode
  • On-screen support when needed

The Sewing and Embroidery Consultants offer direct, on-screen support and answer your questions whenever you need them.

Sew chiffon and leather like a pro

  • Handle all kinds of material with ease
  • Superb fabric feed on top and bottom
  • Excellent for slippery or fine materials

The innovative BERNINA Dual Feed feeds the fabric evenly from above and below. It is easy to engage and tucks away when not in use.


"You can go wild with your imagination."

Yaya Han appreciates the sophistication of the B 590. It lets her push artistic boundaries and fuflfills her creative endeavors. With her many deadlines as a world famous Cosplayer, she loves the speed of 1,000 stitches per minute, the precision and power of the machine, and the confidence to sew unconventional materials.

Yaya Han Cosplay Artist

Additional Information

  • BERNINA Hook System
  • Maximum sewing speed: 1,000 spm
  • Length of freearm to the right of the needle: 8.5 inches
  • Color touch screen: 4.3 inches
  • LED Sewing lights: 16 LED's
  • Multi-function knobs
  • Maximum stitch width: 9
  • Maximum stitch length: 6
  • Needle positions: 11
  • Sewing in each needle position
  • 2 Spool holders
  • Semi-automatic needle threader
  • Automatic presser foot lift
  • Automatic presser foot
  • Automatic thread cutter
  • Pivot/hover function
  • Manual thread cutter: 4
  • BERNINA Dual Feed
  • Adaptive thread tension
  • Create and save stitch combinations
  • Memory (short-term/altered stitches)
  • Memory (long-term/altered stitches)
  • BSR functionality (straight stitch and zig zag)
  • Start/stop button (stitching without foot control)
  • Slide speed control
  • Upper thread indicator
  • Lower 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
Sewing & Quilting Features
  • Pattern start/end function
  • Triple stitch
  • Pattern end programmable
  • Elongation
  • Sewing speed maximum: 1,000 spm
  • Automatic buttonhole length measuring system
  • Automatic buttonhole
  • Manual multi-step buttonhole
  • Button sew-on program
  • Darning programs
Built-In Stitches
  • Total number of stitch patterns (incl. alphabets): 1,774
  • Utility stitches: 38
  • Buttonholes (incl. eyelets): 18
  • Decorative stitches: 500
  • Cross-stitch programs: 40
  • Quilting stitches: 59
  • Sewing alphabets: 9
Embroidery Features
  • Maximum embroidery area: 15.7" x 5.9"
  • Maximum embroidery speed: 1,000 spm
  • Embroidery design format: EXP, DST, PES, PEC, JEF, SEW, PCS, XXX
  • On-screen editing of designs
  • Import/Export of patterns via USB
  • Pinpoint Placement
  • Undo/Redo
  • Group/Ungroup
  • Color wheel
  • Invisible secure
  • Smart secure
  • Thread-up Command
  • Programmable jump stitch cutting
  • Thread Away Mode
  • Embroidery Consultant
  • Midi hoop functionality (embroidery field: 265 x 165mm)
  • Mega hoop functionality (embroidery field: 400 x 150mm)
  • Freearm embroidery
  • Personal memory for embroidery designs
  • Lettering manipulation (WordArt)
  • Importing stitch patterns
  • Color resequence
  • Sequence control
  • Endless embroidery
  • Position recall
  • BERNINA ArtLink embroidery software (downloadable from
  • Embrodiery tutorial
Built-In Embroidery Designs
  • Built-in embroidery designs: 275
  • Embroidery alphabets: 8
Included Feet
  • Reverse Pattern foot 1C
  • Reverse Pattern foot 1D
  • Overlock foot 2A
  • Automatic Buttonhole foot with slide 3A
  • Zipper foot 4D
  • Blind stitch foot 5
  • Open embroidery foot 20C
  • BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR)
Included Accessories
  • Soft cover with pocket
  • Accessory box
  • Knee lifter
  • Slide-on table
  • Straight/CutWork stitch plate
  • 3 Spool discs
  • 4 Bobbins
  • 2 Foam pads
  • Touchscreen pen
  • Seam ripper
  • Height compensation tool
  • Selection of needles
  • Screwdriver red
  • Brush
  • Lubricator
  • Power cable
  • Foot control




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Meissner now offers a Complete Protection Plan that enables you to protect your investment and ensures that your sewing machine is always in top working condition.

Here are the benefits you will receive with our Meissner Complete Protection Plan:

“Bumper to Bumper” Protection for 3 Years*

100% of all repairs and maintenance associated with your machine, including the cost of all parts and labor. Service for the average sewing machine can cost you $169 - $299 for yearly maintenance as suggested by most sewing machine manufacturer’s. That’s up to $897 over just three years.

While it may be rare, parts do fail from time to time. And if it happens to your machine, the cost could be substantial. For instance, a new circuit board could cost almost $700. The Meissner Complete Protection Plan covers this unforeseen repair!

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If you decide to upgrade to a new machine within 1 year, the MCPP guaran­tees that you will receive the full price of what you paid for the machine** as a trade-in value on the new, upgraded machine.***

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*Valid only in the United States, and is void if the product is used commercially. It does not cover repairs necessitated by external causes such as, but not limited to: acts of abuse, damage in transport, fire, flood, storm or earthquake.
**Guaranteed purchase price of the machine less the retail value of any free merchandise that was given with the machine at time of purchase.
***Trade-in value is put toward the MSRP of the upgraded machine.

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