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BERNINA B 790 Plus Sewing, Quilting, & Embroidery Machine

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BERNINA B 790 Plus Sewing, Quilting, & Embroidery Machine

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Finest for Sewing & Embroidery

  • Great new embroidery features
  • Large sewing and embroidery field
  • Create your own stitch patterns
  • Sew longer with the extra large bobbin

BERNINA B 790 Plus Sewing, Quilting, & Embroidery Machine

Beautiful embroidery every time

  • Place your design exactly where you want
  • Clean embroidery results on the top
  • Intuitive and very easy to use

The B 790 PLUS is enriched with exciting embroidery features like Pinpoint Placement, Enhanced Editing Functions, Total Embroidery Stitch Control and much more.

Quiet & precise sewing

  • Ideally suited for decorative stitches
  • Sew and embroider for longer periods of time
  • More time for creativity

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 70% more thread than standard bobbins.

A lot of space just for you

  • Embroider maxi-sized motifs with ease
  • Comfortably maneuver large projects 
  • Designed for the Maxi Hoop

The B 790 PLUS offers a full 13-inch extended freearm including ten inches of space to the right of the needle. Enjoy a large sewing and embroidery area.

Automatic features are yours!

  • No manual cutting at the end of a seam
  • Enjoy semi-automatic threading
  • No manual lowering of the presser foot

Thread is cut automatically when you reach the end of a seam or a color change in embroidery. The presser foot lowers automatically at the beginning of a seam.

Love the BERNINA innovations

  • Achieves finest stitching results
  • Stitches are kept consistent
  • Assistance with free-motion sewing

The BERNINA Adaptive Thread Tension provides ideal thread tension for each and every stitch type, in any variation. The BERNINA Stitch Regulator guarantees precise stitch quality and results.

Ask your on-screen support

  • Ask how much stabilizer you need
  • Find the proper needle and foot
  • Learn more about sewing and embroidery

The Sewing and Embroidery Consultants and the built-in tutorials offer direct on-screen support and answer your questions whenever you need them.

Sew silk & leather like a pro

  • Handle special materials with ease
  • Enjoy superb fabric feed
  • Optimum visibility while sewing

The innovative BERNINA Dual Feed is easily engaged when needed and tucks completely out of the way when it's not.

Create your personal stitch

  • Design and create your own stitches
  • Draw your stitch design directly on the screen
  • Convert the design into a stitch pattern

Edit stitches and create your own. The creative possibilities are endless and your stitch library is continuously expanding.

Enjoy embroidery at its best

  • Switch to embroidery mode with one click
  • Edit any design with ease
  • Position the design precisely

Complex design combinations can be re-sequenced according to color. Save the finished design on the machine or on a USB stick.


The B 790 PLUS - perfect for embroiderers!

Pinpoint Placement

  • Place your design on the fabric exactly where you want it
  • No need to use the tempate anymore
  • Easy to use: Simply select two points and match them with the markings on the hooped fabric
  • Perfect results quckly and precisely

Enhanced Editing

  • Undo & Redo: Simply undo or redo steps while editing or combining designs to return to your initial positions
  • Group & Ungroup: Combine designs to edit all at one time with group. Break apart designs to edit individually with ungroup.
  • Rearrange: Customize the design layer stitch-out sequence. Use rearrange in combination with the group function


With the new BERNINA Midi Hoop, hooping has never been easier before. Thanks to the ergonomic twist-lock mechanism, easily tighten the hoop with full, even tension on the fabric with just a minimal twist of your fingers, guaranteeing quick and perfect embroidery performance

  • Very easy to hoop and unhoop
  • Get full tension on your fabric
  • Waste less stabilizer
  • Ergonomic twist-lock mechanism
  • Size 10.5 x 6.5 inch, 265 x 165 mm

Total Stitch Control

  • Thread Away Mode: Pulls the thread down to the underside for clean embroidery results on the top. Program jump stitch length to manage thread cuts. Subject to design properties. 
  • Invisible & Smart Secure: Securing stitches become invisible as the tie-on/off stitches are sewn in stitch direction. Smart secure adds tie-on/off stitches to a design, if none are preset.

Bonus Embroidery Designs & Alphabets

  • Dozens of new embroidery designs, including: monograms with frames, in-the-hoop projects, and special technique designs
  • Includes nine newly digitized embroidery alphabets such as Curly, Happy Times, Deco, or Rounded

Intuitive & very easy to use

  • Embroidery Consultant: For each embroidery technique the consultant helps you to choose the correct foot, needle, thread, and stabilizer according to your fabric to achieve the best results.
  • Toggle between mm & inches: The embroidery design size and the hoop dimensions can be shown in mm and inches
  • Reads most popular file formats: EXP, DST, PES, JEF, PCS, SEW, XXX

Additional Information

  • Hook system: BERNINA Hook
  • Maximum sewing speed (stitches per minute): 1,000
  • Length of freearm to the right of the needle: 10" / 254 mm
  • Color touch screen: 7 inches
  • LED sewing lights: 30
  • Maximum stitch width: 9
  • Maximum stitch length: 6
  • Sewing in each needle position
  • Number of spool holders: 2
  • Semi-automatic needle threader
  • Adjustable presser foot pressure
  • Automatic thread cutter
  • Manual thread cutter
  • BERNINA Dual Feed
  • 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
  • Built-in needle threader
  • Bobbin winding while sewing/embroidering
  • On-screen help
  • Sewing tutorial
  • Creative consultant
  • Personal program
  • History function (most-recently-used stitch patterns)
  • Drag & Drop
  • Setup program
  • Eco mode
Sewing & Quilting Features
  • Stitch Designer
  • 360° Directional sewing
  • Sideways motion feed
  • 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
  • Monograms (with sideways motion)
Built-In Stitches
  • Number of stitch patterns total: 1,764, including:
    • Utility stitches: 32
    • Buttonholes (incl. eyelet): 15
    • Darning programs: 2
    • Decorative stitches: 506
    • Quilting stitches: 34
    • Cross-stitch programs: 37
    • Tapering/skyline stitches: 28/27
    • Sewing alphabets: 8
Embroidery Features
  • Pinpoint placement
  • Undo/Redo
  • Group/Ungroup
  • Rearrange embroidery designs in combination
  • Invisible Secure
  • Smart Secure
  • Embroidery Consultant
  • Thread-up Command
  • Programmable jump stitch cutting
  • Thread Away Mode
  • Maximum embroidery speed (stitches per minute): 1,000 SPM
  • Embroidery design format: EXP, DST, PES, PEC, JEF, SEW, PCS, XXX
  • Mega hoop functionality (embroidery field: 400 x 150 mm)
  • Maxi hoop functionality (embroidery field: 400 x 210 mm)
  • Automatic hoop recognition
  • Freearm embroidery
  • Onscreen editing of designs: mirroring, rotating, scaling
  • Personal memory for embroidery designs
  • Lettering manipulation (WordArt)
  • Importing stitch patterns
  • Color resequence
  • Cut jump stitches
  • Sequence control
  • Basting
  • Endless embroidery
  • Position recall
  • Embroidery tutorial
  • BERNINA Embroidery Software compatible
  • BERNINA PunchWork Tool compatible
  • BERNINA DesignWorks Software & Tool compatible
Built-In Embroidery Designs
  • Built-in embroidery designs: 332
  • Embroidery alphabets: 18
  • USB interface for PC connection
  • USB interface for USB data stick
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
  • Jeans foot #8D
  • Open embroidery foot #20C
  • Sideways motion foot #40C
  • BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR)
Included Accessories
  • Large oval hoop
  • Medium hoop
  • Small hoop
  • Soft cover with pocket
  • Accessory box
  • Knee lifter/Free-Hand System (FHS)
  • Slide-on table
  • Seam guide for 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
  • Seam guide, right
  • Screwdriver Torx, gray
  • Screwdriver, red
  • Angular Torx button
  • Brush
  • Lubricator
  • Power cable
  • Foot control




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