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BERNINA 790 Sewing, Quilting, & Embroidery Machine (w/BSR standard)

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BERNINA 790 Sewing, Quilting, & Embroidery Machine (w/BSR standard)

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Sewing and embroidery at their finest

  • Extra-large: oversized embroidery area
  • BERNINA Stitch Regulator
  • The highest stitch quality thanks to BERNINA Adaptive Thread Tension
  • BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR) included
  • BERNINA Hook with 9 mm stitch width

BERNINA 790 - comfortable sewing and embellishing of the finest fabrics


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



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

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.

Sew with Even Greater Ease

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.

The BERNINA Stitch Regulator

The BERNINA Stitch Regulator

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.

Create Your Own Stitches!

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.



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.


Adaptive Thread Tension

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.

Beautiful Embroidery Is Simplicity Itself

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.

Additional Information

  • Hook system: BERNINA Hook
  • Hook Maximum sewing speed (stitches per minute): 1,000
  • Length of freearm to the right of the needle: 10 inches
  • Color touch screen: 7 inches
  • 30 LED lights for sewing
  • Maximum stitch width: 9mm
  • Maximum stitch length: 6mm
  • 11 Needle positions
  • Sews in every needle position
  • 2 spool holders
  • Semi-automatic needle threader
  • Adjustable presser foot pressure
  • Automatic thread cutter
  • 3 Manual thread cutters
  • BERNINA Dual Feed
  • BERNINA Adaptive Thread Tension
  • Memory (short-term/altered stitches)
  • Memory (long-term/altered stitches)
  • Create and save stitch combinations
  • BSR functionality (straight stitch and zigzag)
  • Start/stop button (stitching without foot control) 
  • Slide speed control 
  • Upper thread indicator
  • Lower thread indicator
  • Multi-function knobs
  • Changing stitch settings while sewing
  • BERNINA foot control with back-kick function
  • Needle stop up/down
  • Drag & Drop
  • Bobbin winding while sewing/embroidering
  • Onscreen help
  • Sewing tutorial
  • Creative consultant
  • Personal program
  • History function (previously used stitch patterns)
  • Setup program
  • Eco mod
Sewing & Quilting Features
  • 360° directional sewing
  • Sideways motion feed
  • Stitch Designer
  • Pattern start/end function
  • Connecting stitches
  • Elongation
  • Security function program
  • Automatic buttonhole length measuring system
  • Automatic buttonhole
  • Manual multi-step buttonhole
  • Button sew-on program
  • 2 Darning programs
Built-In Stitches
  • 1,352 Built-in Stitches, including:
    • 506 Decorative Stitches
    • 117 Decorative Sideways Motion Stitches
    • 32 Utility Stitches
    • 15 Buttonholes (including eyelets)
    • 34 Quilting Stitches
    • 37 Cross-stitch programs
    • 28/24 Tapering/skyline stitches
    • Monogram (with sideways motion)
Embroidery Features
  • Embroidery Module (size large)
  • Maximum embroidery speed: 1,000 stitches per minute
  • Onscreen editing of designs: positioning, mirroring, rotating, scaling
  • Combine designs
  • Embroidery tutorial
  • Embroidery design format: .EXP
  • Mega Hoop functionality (embroidery field: 400×150mm)
  • Maxi Hoop functionality (embroidery field: 400×210mm) 
  • Jumbo Hoop functionality (limited embroidery field: 400×210mm)
  • Freearm embroidery
  • Personal memory for embroidery designs
  • Word ART
  • Importing stitch patterns
  • Color resequence 
  • Cut jump stitches
  • Sequence control
  • Basting
  • Endless embroidery
  • Position recall
  • BERNINA DesignWorks Software & Tools compatible
Built-In Embroidery Designs
  • 140 Built-in Embroidery Designs, including:
    • 8 Alphabets
  • USB interface for PC connection
  • Import/export stitches and stitch patterns via USB
Included Feet
  • Reverse pattern foot #1C
  • Dual Feed reverse pattern foot #1D
  • Overlock foot #2A
  • Buttonhole foot with slide #3A
  • Zipper foot #4D
  • Blindstitch foot #5
  • Jeans foot #8D
  • Open embroidery foot #20C
  • Sideways motion foot #40C
  • BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR)
  • Embroidery presser foot #26
Included Accessories
  • Standard Accessories
    • BERNINA Free Hand System (FHS)
    • BERNINA Slide-on Freearm Extension Table
    • Dust Cover
    • Accessory Box
  • Embroidery Accessories
    • Embroidery Hoop Large Oval with Template
    • Embroidery Hoop Medium Oval with Template
    • Embroidery Hoop Small Oval with Template
    • BERNINA Embroidery Software ArtLink (download at




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