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BERNINA 500 Embroidery Machine

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  • 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

BERNINA 500 Embroidery Machine

More space for creative freedom

  • Handle big projects with ease
  • Comfortably creates endless designs
  • Re-designed embroidery module

The extended freearm offers 8.5" to the 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 the 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.

Eeasy 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.

"The freedom to create endless design combinations."

As a cosplayer, Yaya Han has a lot of costumes to make in a short amount of time. The convenience of having an embroidery only machine in her studio helps her finish her costumes a lot faster. The front-loading Jumbo Bobbin's lifesaving 70% extra thread capacity keeps her sewing longer without interruption.

Yaya Han Cosplay Artist

Additional Information

  • BERNINA Hook System
  • Length of freearm to the right of the needle: 8.5 inches
  • Color touch screen: 4.3 inches
  • LED Sewing lights: 12 LED's
  • Multi-function knobs
  • 2 Spool holders
  • Semi-automatic needle threader
  • Automatic thread cutter
  • Manual thread cutter: 4
  • Adaptive thread tension
  • Start/stop button (stitching without foot control)
  • Slide speed control
  • Upper thread indicator
  • Lower thread indicator
  • USB interface for PC connection
  • BERNINA foot control with back-kick function (Optional)
  • Bobbin winding while sewing/embroidering
  • On-screen help
  • Sewing tutorial
  • Setup program
Embroidery Features
  • Embroidery Module
  • 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: positioning, mirroring, rotating, scaling, combining
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Embroidery foot 26
Included Accessories
  • Soft cover with pocket
  • Accessory box
  • 3 Spool discs
  • 4 Bobbins
  • 2 Foam pads
  • Touchscreen pen
  • Screwdriver
  • Brush
  • Lubricator
  • Embroidery hoop, Oval 145 x 255 mm (with template)
  • Embroidery hoop, Medium 100 x 130 mm (with template)
  • USB connecting cable
  • Embroidery needle assortment
  • Template holders
  • Thread net




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