Bernina S540

Bernina S540


Bernina S540 Sewing Only

  • Sewing only Machine (Embroidery module optional extra)
  • 1048 Stitches
  • 5 Sewing Alphabet Styles
  • Magnetic Accessory Box Included
  • 1000 stitches per minute
SKU: Bernina S540

The Bernina S540 is the entry machine in the Bernina 5 Series, it has a large variety of stitch patterns and 5 sewing alphabets built in to the machine. There are a few main differences between the S540 and the Bernina 4 Series machines. Not only does it have a lot more stitches, it runs at a higher speed of 1000 stitches per minute, and offers a wider space to the right of the needle for larger projects.

This Machine Is Embroidery Compatible So You Also Have The Option To Add the Embroidery Unit as an Optional Extra.

General Features

  • Bernina Large Capacity Bobbin (Holds 70% more thread)
  • 1000 stitches per minute (Maximum speed)
  • 8.5″/215mm Space to the right of the needle (larger space than the 4 series)
  • 4.3″/10cm Colour Touch Screen
  • 12 LEDs lighting up the sewing area
  • Multi-Function Knobs – easy to use to change stitch length and width
  • 9mm Maximum Stitch Width
  • 6mm Maximum Stitch Length
  • 11 Needle positions
  • 2 Spool Holders
  • Semi-Automatic Needle threader
  • Automatic Thread Cutter
  • Adjustable Presser foot pressure
  • 4 x Manual Thread Cutters
  • Automatic Adaptive Tensions
  • Create and Save Stitch Combinations
  • Memory Function
  • Free Hand System (Knee Lift)
  • BSR Enabled (BSR – Not Included as Standard)
  • Start/Stop function – sews without a foot pedal
  • Slide Speed Control – Set the Speed
  • Top Thread Indicator – User is notified if top thread runs out or breaks.
  • USB Port for PC Connection & Updates
  • Bernina Foot control with kick back function – needle set up or down
  • Bobbin winding while sewing
  • Needle stop up/down button
  • On Screen Help
  • Creative Consultant
  • Magnetic Accessory box
  • 11kg

Sewing Features 

  • Pattern Start/End Function
  • Lockstitch/Tie Off Function
  • 1048 Stitch Patterns (Incl. Alphabet)
  • 30 Utility Stitches
  • 300 Decorative Stitches
  • 44 Quilting Stitches
  • 31 Cross Stitches
  • 5 Sewing Alphabet Styles
  • 14 Buttonholes/Eyelet Styles
  • Automatic Buttonhole Length Measuring System
  • Manual-Multi Step Buttonhole
  • Button Sew on Programme
  • Darning Programme

Included Accessories

  • Reverse Pattern Foot #1V
  • Reverse Pattern Foot #1C – (For 9mm Patterns)
  • Overlock Foot #2V
  • Overlock Foot #2A
  • Automatic Buttonhole Foot with Slide #3A
  • Zipper Foot #4V
  • Zipper Foot #4D (For Dual Feed)
  • Open Embroidery Foot #20C
  • Freearm Slide on Extension Table
  • Knee Lifter (Free Hand System)
  • Bernina Foot Control with Kick Back Function
  • Needles
  • Bobbins
  • Manual
  • Oil
  • BERNINA Free Hand System ( FHS )
  • Touch Pen
  • Dust cover
  • Magnetic Accessory box

Recommended Accessories

  • Plexiglass Extension Table for Quilting
  • Multiple Spool Holder
  • Embroidery Unit (S-EMB-2.0)
  • Small, Medium, Large, Midi, Mega Embroidery Hoops

Embroidery Features (If Adding Embroidery Unit)

  • Embroidery Design Formats: EXP, DST, PES, PEC, JEF, SEW, PCS, XXX
  • On Screen Editing: Positioning, Rotating, Mirroring, Scaling, Combining
  • Midi Hoop Functionality: 265 x 165mm (optional extra)
  • Mega Hoop Functionality: 400 x 150mm (optional extra)
  • Freearm Embroidery
  • Memory for Embroidery designs – save your favourite designs to the machine
  • Lettering Manipulation (WordArt)
  • Sequence Control – Choose the order of what stitches first
  • Basting
  • Bernina ArtLink Software (downloadable on
  • Embroidery Tutorial on Screen


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