Find yourself in need of a dependable sewing machine? With over 120 years of industry experience, there’s a reason why Bernina is so trusted by those who sew and embroider. In fact, they created the first hemstitch machine. The Swiss company makes quality products that can compete with any other competitor in this field like Singer or Brother. If you are looking for something well-made, easy to use and all-around effective then a Bernina sewing machine is the choice for you. So here are our 9 best Bernina sewing machines. Fortunately, these professional sewing machines are all currently available at Direct Sewing Machines!

9. Bernina B325 (£749)

Bernina B325The Bernina 325 comes in at our number 9 spot but trust us, for an entry-level sewing machine, it has everything you need. It’s perfect for beginners to use because of its simple design. However, there are still features on this Bernina sewing machine that can make it useful for any sewer. So here are the features you can benefit from:
  • 900 stitches per minute (SPM)
  • 97 stitch patterns, including letters
  • Manual multistep button stitch
  • 5.5mm maximum stitch width
  • 5mm maximum stitch length 
  • Slide speed control
  • Semi-automatic needle threader
  • Foot pedal for quick start and stop
  • 8 LEDs so you can work in dimly lit areas

8. Bernina B335 (£995)

Bernina Sewing Machine b335The Bernia B355 is the next in the Bernia 3 series. It is a clear improvement on the Bernina B325 as it has a few more features that improve the design. With all the staple features of the B325, here’s what else it has to offer you:
  • 900 SPM
  • 221 stitch patterns, including letters
  • 5 buttonhole styles
  • 5.5mm maximum stitch width
  • 5mm maximum stitch length 
  • Slide speed control
  • Semi-automatic needle threader
  • Foot pedal for quick start and stop
  • 8 LEDs so you can work in dimly lit areas
  • 2 alphabet styles 

7. Bernina B480- with walking foot (£1695)

bernina b480The Bernina B480 is a highly reliable and versatile sewing machine. It is a great example of paying a little extra for a lot more. Boasting a huge selection of stitch patterns and a walking foot that helps with sewing fabric like satin. A walking foot eliminates the need for excessive pinning. Excessive pinning could be harsh on these fabrics. Other than the walking foot, here’s what else is on offer:
  • 900 SPM
  • 994 stitch patterns, including letters
  • 11 buttonhole styles
  • An automatic buttonhole style
  • 9mm maximum stitch width
  • 6mm maximum stitch length 
  • Multifunction knobs that can adjust stitch length easily
  • Semi-automatic needle threader
  • 8 LEDs so you can work in dimly lit areas
  • 5 alphabet styles 
  • Bernina foot control with kickback function, can stop the needle in or out of the fabric
  • Large capacity bobbin
  • USB port to update the Bernina sewing machine

6. Bernina S540 (£1995)

Bernina S540The Bernina S540 is the first model on display from the Bernina 5 series. This means you get the benefits of more stitches per minute and even more stitch patterns. Additionally, there’s more space to the right of the needle which allows you to work with bigger pieces.  If you are serious about sewing, then this model is one you can own for life. With such a wide range of patterns, you will never lose inspiration as the variety will continue to inspire your sewing. Here’s what this sewing machine by Bernina can do:
  • 1000 SPM
  • 1048 stitch patterns, including letters
  • 14 buttonhole styles
  • An automatic buttonhole style
  • 9mm maximum stitch width
  • 6mm maximum stitch length 
  • Multifunction knobs that can adjust stitch length easily
  • Semi-automatic needle threader
  • 12 LEDs so you can work in dimly lit areas
  • 5 alphabet styles 
  • Bernina foot control with kickback function can stop the needle in or out of the fabric
  • Large capacity bobbin
  • USB port to update the Bernina sewing machine

5. Bernina S570QE- with BSR (£2,495)

bernina s570The Bernina S570QE is the perfect machine choice for tailors and quilters as it can handle large projects with ease due to its quality fabric feed.   It comes with a Bernina sewing machine dual-feed so you can work on projects with multiple layers and slippery fabrics without any trouble. In addition, the BSR foot worth £600 is included as standard. A Bernina Stitch Regulator allows you to freehand stitch precisely and adjusts the speed of the machine automatically when in free motion. This sewing machine by Bernina features these specifications:
  • 1000 SPM
  • 1450 stitch patterns, including letters
  • 16 buttonhole styles
  • An automatic buttonhole style
  • 9mm maximum stitch width
  • 6mm maximum stitch length 
  • Multifunction knobs that can adjust stitch length easily
  • Semi-automatic needle threader
  • 12 LEDs so you can work in dimly lit areas
  • 8 alphabet styles 
  • Bernina foot control with kickback function can stop the needle in or out of the fabric
  • Large capacity bobbin
  • USB port to update the Bernina sewing machine
  • An upper and lower thread indicator, tells you when you are low on thread 
  • Bernina dual-feed
  • Comes with BSR

4. Bernina B770QE Plus- with BSR (£3,495)

bernina 770The Bernina B770QE Plus is where you start hitting the best value for money. It is a staple in the quilting industry hence the QE which stands for ‘Quilters Edition’. Compare this to machines of other manufacturers in the same price range and you will notice you get a lot less.  Sewing machines by Bernina are known for being innovative and this model is no exception. With it having a BSR and being a computerised model, you will feel like a professional using this Bernina sewing machine. Anyway, here are some more specifications:
  • 1000 SPM
  • 1809 stitch patterns, including letters
  • 18 buttonhole styles
  • An automatic buttonhole style
  • 9mm maximum stitch width
  • 6mm maximum stitch length 
  • Multifunction knobs that can adjust stitch length easily
  • Semi-automatic needle threader
  • 30 LEDs so you can work in dimly lit areas
  • 8 alphabet styles 
  • Bernina foot control with kickback function can stop the needle in or out of the fabric
  • Large capacity bobbin
  • USB port to update the Bernina sewing machine
  • An upper and lower thread indicator, tells you when you are low on thread 
  • Bernina dual-feed

3. Bernina 790 Plus Sewing Machine Only- with BSR (£5,600)

bernina 790The Bernina 790 Plus is a sewing only machine. This machine comes with the BSR foot and is already dual-feed enabled. The B790 is the perfect machine for an experienced sewer and even has a large capacity bobbin to hold up to 70% more thread than the average machine. Although it doesn’t come with an embroidery unit, it can connect to a Bernina one if you purchase one later. Here’s what this model boasts:
  • 1000 SPM
  • 1352 stitch patterns, including letters
  • 15 buttonhole styles
  • An automatic buttonhole style
  • 9mm maximum stitch width
  • 6mm maximum stitch length 
  • Multifunction knobs that can adjust stitch length easily
  • Semi-automatic needle threader
  • 30 LEDs so you can work in dimly lit areas
  • 8 alphabet styles 
  • Bernina foot control with kickback function can stop the needle in or out of the fabric
  • Large capacity bobbin
  • USB port to update the Bernina sewing machine
  • An upper and lower thread indicator, tells you when you are low on thread 
  • Bernina dual-feed

2. Bernina B590E- with Embroidery Unit & BSR (£4,495)

bernina 590The Bernina B590E is cheaper than the previous model on our list however we have ranked it higher because of its versatility. Having an embroidery machine attached to it gives it more purpose for your sewing. Additionally, a quality Bernina embroidery part costs around £1000. Therefore you get exceptional value for money. Here’s what this model has available:
  • 1000 SPM
  • 1774 stitch patterns, including letters
  • 15 buttonhole styles
  • An automatic buttonhole style
  • 9mm maximum stitch width
  • 6mm maximum stitch length 
  • Multifunction knobs that can adjust stitch length easily
  • Semi-automatic needle threader
  • 30 LEDs so you can work in dimly lit areas
  • 8 alphabet styles 
  • Bernina foot control with kickback function can stop the needle in or out of the fabric
  • Large capacity bobbin
  • USB port to update the Bernina sewing machine
  • An upper and lower thread indicator, tells you when you are low on thread 
  • Bernina dual-feed

1. Bernina 880E Plus- with Embroidery Unit & BSR (£7,900)

Bernina 880 (Without Embroidery Unit)The Bernina 880E Plus is the most expensive model on this list and for a good reason. For anyone who needs to use their sewing machine every day or needs it for their profession, this should be your choice. Having both the ability to have a huge selection of computer designs and an easy freehand system you get the best of both worlds. Additionally, it has 360 directional sewing letting you sew in any direction. Here’s why you will want to consider this model:
  • 1200 SPM
  • 1764 stitch patterns, including letters
  • 18 buttonhole styles
  • An automatic buttonhole style
  • 9mm maximum stitch width
  • 6mm maximum stitch length 
  • Multifunction knobs that can adjust stitch length easily
  • Semi-automatic needle threader
  • 16 LEDs so you can work in dimly lit areas
  • 9 alphabet styles 
  • Bernina foot control with kickback function can stop the needle in or out of the fabric
  • Large capacity bobbin
  • USB port to update the Bernina sewing machine
  • An upper and lower thread indicator, tells you when you are low on thread 
  • Bernina dual-feed

Hopefully, after reading this you feel like you can make the best decision. If you need more help making your decision make sure to contact us. Our experts can be reached on 0207 738 9040 for more information.