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  • Stitches inc Alphabet 1048
  • 14 Auto buttonholes
  • Workspace 8.5 inch
  • Jumbo Bobbin
  • Adjustable foot pressure
  • Automatic thread cutter
  • Maximum stitch width 9mm
  • semi-automatic threader
  • Powerful DC motor

Bernina 540 Sewing Machine

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Product Overview

The Bernina 540 will help you tell stories with a quilt, express yourself through hand-crafted clothes or make everything more beautiful with embroidery (when you also purchase the embroidery module).

The Bernina 5 Series has been engineered line expressly to tackle all of these tasks with effortless ease. It is perfectly sized, feature packed and ready to sew, quilt and embroider* quieter, faster, better and with fewer stops and starts thanks to the BERNINA Hook. Interest piqued? We don't blame you.

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Feet in the Box?

  • Reverse-pattern foot #1
  • Reverse-pattern foot #1C
  • Overlock foot #2
  • Overlock foot #2A
  • Buttonhole foot with slide #3A
  • Zipper foot #4
  • Zipper foot #4D
  • Open embroidery foot #20C

Accessories in the Box?

  • 1X Dust Cover
  • 1X Accessory box
  • 1X Knee lifter
  • 1X Slide-on table
  • 3X Spool discs
  • 4X Bobbins
  • 1X Height compensation tool
  • 1X Selection of needles
  • 1X Lubricator
  • 1X Red screwdriver
  • 1X Brush
  • 1X Power cable
  • 1X Foot control

General Features

  • Hook system - BERNINA Hook
  • Maximum sewing speed (stitches per minute) - 1000
  • Sewing space to the right of the needle - 8.5 Inch / 215 mm
  • Color touch screen - 4.3 Inch / 10 cm
  • LED sewing lights - 12 LED
  • Multi-function knobs
  • Maximum stitch width - 9
  • Maximum stitch length - 6
  • Needle positions - 11
  • Sewing in each needle position
  • Number of spool holders - 2
  • Semi-automatic needle threader
  • Automatic thread cutter
  • Adjustable presser foot pressure
  • Manual thread cutter - 4
  • Adaptive Thread Tension
  • Create and save stitch combinations
  • Memory (short-term/altered stitches)
  • Memory (long-term/altered stitches)
  • BSR enabled, straight stitch and zigzag (separate BSR foot required)
  • Start/stop button (stitching without foot control)
  • Slide speed control
  • Upper thread indicator
  • USB interface for PC connection
  • Changing stitch settings while sewing
  • BERNINA foot control with back-kick function
  • Needle stop up/down
  • Drag & Drop
  • Bobbin winding while sewing/embroidering
  • On-screen help
  • Sewing tutorial
  • Creative consultant
  • Setup program
  • Machine weight - 11 kg
  • Machine size (mm) - 461x200x27.5
  • Machine size (inch) - 18.1x7.9x12.9

Sewing & Quilting Features

  • Pattern start/end function
  • Programmable Securing Function
  • Number of stitch patterns (incl. alphabet) total - 1048
  • Utility stitches total - 30
  • Buttonholes (incl. eyelet) total - 14
  • Automatic buttonhole length measuring system
  • Automatic buttonhole
  • Manual multi-step buttonhole
  • Button sew-on program
  • Darning programs
  • Decorative stitches total - 300
  • Quilting stitches total - 44
  • Cross-stitch programs - 31
  • Sewing alphabets - 5

Emboridery Features (*)

These features are only available when the embroidery module is purchased too. You can add this today (see above product bundles) or at a future date to extend the capabilities of your new sewing machine.

  • Maximum embroidery area - 15.7 Inch x 5.9 Inch / 400x150 mm
  • Maximum embroidery speed (stitches per minute) - 1000
  • Onscreen editing of designs: positioning, mirroring, rotating, scaling, combining
  • Invisible Secure
  • Smart Secure
  • Thread-up Command
  • Programmable jump stitch cutting
  • Midi hoop functionality (embroidery field: 265×165 mm, 10.5"×6.5")
  • Mega hoop functionality (embroidery field: 400×150 mm, 15.7"×5.9")
  • Freearm embroidery
  • Personal memory for embroidery designs
  • WordArt
  • Color Resequence
  • Sequence control
  • Basting
  • Position recall
  • BERNINA ArtLink embroidery software (downloadable from
  • Embroidery tutorial

Free Premium Quilt Class

  • Stitches inc Alphabet 1048
  • 14 Auto buttonholes
  • Workspace 8.5 inch
  • Jumbo Bobbin
  • Adjustable foot pressure
  • Automatic thread cutter
  • Maximum stitch width 9mm
  • semi-automatic threader
  • Powerful DC motor

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Cut Type: Fat Quarter

Our standard width fabric can be cut as a Fat Quarter, measuring 50cm x 1/2 the width of the bolt. Above is an example of how your fabric will be received, depending on the quantity ordered. We also offer a sample service, where you can order 1 single fat quarter of any standard width fabric, to have at home and compare colours. When you are finished, you can send them back to us for a refund (feel free to contact us for more information on this service).

Cut Type: By the Metre

Per Metre Cut Type Our fabric can be cut as a Long Quarter, measuring a minimum of 25cm x width of bolt. We will supply the fabric as a continuous length (eg; if you bought 1.25m it will be sent as one piece of fabric).

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Bernina B540 Best Features

Bernina 540 - Perfect tension for perfect stitches

Perfect tension for perfect stitches

Thanks to the Adaptive Thread Tension you get optimal thread tension for perfect stitch quality on both sides of the fabric.

Bernina 540 - More space for creative freedom

More space for creative freedom

The extended freearm offers 8.5 Inch right of the needle. Therefore you will enjoy a grand sewing area for grand ideas.

Bernina 540 - Ask your on-screen support

Ask your on-screen support

The Sewing Consultant helps you to find the right settings. Adjust suggested alterations quickly with the multifunction-knobs.

Tech Specs

Machine TypeSewing & Quilting
Control TypeTouch Screen
Parts Guarantee7 Years
Labour Guarantee7 Years
Workspace8 Inches
Machine Weight16kg
Stitches Per Min1000
No. of Stitches1048
No. of Buttonholes14
Stitch Width9mm
1 Step Button Hole Yes
Adjustable Stitch Length Yes
Adjustable Stitch Width Yes
Auto Thread Cutter Yes
Auto Tension Yes
Drop Feed Dogs Yes
Knee Lift Yes
Needle Threader Yes
Needle Up/Down Yes
Stitch Fonts Yes
Mirror Stitch Yes
Start/Stop Button Yes
Stitch Memory Yes
Speed Control Slider Yes
Touch Screen Yes
Front Loading Bobbin Yes
Extension Table Included Yes
Optional Embroidery Module Yes
Top Loading BobbinNo
USB PortNo

Tech Specs

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