The Bernette Chicago 7 is the first bernette combo machine that can sew and embroider. It fulfills every creative aspiration and features robust construction and appealing design.

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The Bernette Chicago is the first bernette combo machine that can sew and embroider. It fulfills every creative aspiration and features robust construction and appealing design.

  • 100 embroidery designs
  • 7mm stitch width
  • Embroidery module
  • Needle thread monitoring and bobbin thread checking
  • Semi-automatic threader

    Versatile and easy to use
    Thanks to its conveniently arranged one-touch buttons, the bernette Chicago 7 is easy to use, making sewing and embroidery a breeze. Sewists will be quick to appreciate the versatility of this sewing and embroidery machine, whether using the bernette Chicago 7 for simple alterations, personalization, embellishments or sewing large projects. The bernette Chicago 7 offers a wealth of options for giving creative expression to your ideas: over 150 decorative stitches, 20 quilting stitches, two alphabets, a maximum stitch width of 7 mm, as well as 100 built-in embroidery designs. The features of the bernette Chicago 7 are guaranteed to set your creative pulse racing. And thanks to the automatic one-step buttonhole and a simple threading system, all sewing projects can be accomplished quickly and easily.

    Sewing and embroidery
    As a fully-fledged sewing and embroidery machine, the bernette Chicago 7 leads a double life. Not only does it make sewing garments or quilting a piece of cake, but attach the embroidery module and in seconds the bernette Chicago 7 is transformed into an embroidery machine. Selecting embroidery mode takes you to the embroidery area, where a collection of 100 built-in embroidery designs and an alphabet are available. All designs can be rotated or mirrored, and additional embroidery designs of your own can be added via USB stick. The maximum embroidery area of 110 x 170 mm allows attractive custom-embroidered embellishments to be applied to self-made or purchased garments and furnishings. Compatibility with the BERNINA CutWork Software and Accessory gives the especially-creative sewer the additional option of forging ahead in another creative dimension — creative cutting! Whether it’s eyelet embroidery, openwork designs or stamping, the bernette Chicago 7 will amaze you with its versatility.


    200 Stitch patterns
    8 Automatic buttonholes
    2 Eyelets
    2 Alphabets
    Drop-in bobbin
    4 Stitch memories
    100 Embroidery designs included
    Embroidery field 110 x 170 mm
    Upper/Lower thread sensors
    Bernina Cutwork compatible
    LED sewing light

    Embroidery Features:

    100 Built in Embroidery Designs
    110mm x 170mm Maximum Embroidery Area
    Detachable Embroidery Module
    Maximum Embroidery Speed of 600SPM (Stitches Per Minute)
    1 Alphabet Font (Includes 97 Character’s)
    Embroidery Mirror Image
    90° Design Rotation
    Sequence Selection
    Move/Shift Designs on Screen
    Basting Box
    USB Port
    Reads (.exp/.exp+) files
    Bernina Design Studio Compatible (USB Sticks Only)
    Bernina Cutwork Software & Accessory Compatible

    Sewing Features:
    200 Built in Stitches
    10 Buttonhole Styles including Eyelets
    One Step Buttonhole
    1 Button Sew on Program
    14 Utility Stitches
    153 Decorative Stitches
    20 Quilting Stitches
    2 Darning Stitches
    2 Alphabets (97 Character’s Each)
    4 Stitch Memories (20 Spaces Each)
    Maximum Sewing Speed of 800SPM (Stitches Per Minute)
    7mm Maximum Stitch Width
    Infinitely Adjustable Stitch Width
    4.5mm Maximum Stitch Length
    Pre-Programmed Stitch Length & Width
    Drop in Bobbin
    Drop Feed
    LED Sewing Light
    Twin Needle Capability
    Thread Cutter
    Needle Threader
    LCD Stitch Display
    Needle Stop Position Up/Down
    Start/Stop Key
    Speed Control
    Reverse Sewing
    Pattern Extend
    Stitch Mirror
    Presser Foot Pressure Adjustment
    Edit/Clear Memory Function
  • US Warranty 25 years head, 5 years electronics, 1 years labor
  • Non-US Warranty: 30 days parts and labor
Brochure and Downloadable Manuals on Bernette Chicago 7

  • 2 Alphabets
  • Stitch Width - 7mm
  • Preprogrammed stitch width and length
  • Feed-dog drop
  • Start-/ Stop-Function
  • Speed control
  • Needle-stop up/down
  • Hook System - Drop-In
  • Stitch Patterns - 200
  • Buttonhole - 1-step
  • Display - LCD

    Embroider functionality
  • Embroidery Area - 110 x 170mm
  • Built-in embroidery motifs - 100
  • USB Port
  • Editing possibility (flip, rotate, scale)
  • Stitches per minute - 800
  • Utility Stitches - 14
  • Quilting Stitches - 20


    Height: 11.65″
    Width: 7.36″
    Length: 16.33″
    Weight: 14.06 lbs.

    Embroidery Module:

    Height: 4.76″
    Width: 10.98″
    Length: 15.98″
    Weight: 5.51 lbs..

    Tote bag sewing tutorial: how to embroider (5/9). In this video tutorial we will show you how to embroider on a bernette chicago 7 machine. Follow our easy step-by-step instructions and learn how to embroider a cool motorcycle on your tote bag. You will see how to to hoop the fabric and how to set up the bernette chicago machine for embroidery.
Included Accessories
All purpose foot (T)
Buttonhole foot (D)
Blind hem foot (F)
Button sewing foot (H)
Overcasting foot (E)
Satin stitch foot (A)
Zipper foot (I)
Simple embroidery foot
Darning/Embroidery foot
Brush & Seam ripper complete
Needle Set (3 pcs)
Seam guide / Quilting bar
Screwdriver (L)
Spool pin long (V)
Spool pin felt
Spool holder (large)
Spool holder (small)
Dust cover
Spool net
Embroidery hoop (L-110x170mm)

Seam Ripper
Spool Pin
Lint Brush
Quick Reference Guide
1 Embroidery Hoop
9 Presser Feet In Total
Dust Cover
Other Images

icon Bernette Chicago 7 Demo machine

icon Bernette Chicago 7 Demo included accessories

icon Serial Number

icon Embroidery Designs

icon Embroidery Handbags

icon Embroidery module. By removing the slide-on table, the embroidery module, which has a maximum embroidery area of 110x170mm, can be attached quickly and easily.

icon 7mm Stitch Width. Especially practical for decorative sewing, Create beautiful trimmings and applique designs with little effort.

icon Semi Automatic Needle Threader. Quick and easy threading. With one movement, the thread magically goes through the eye of the needle.

icon 100 stunning embroidery designs. Use the 100 exclusive pre-programmed embroidery designs and enjoy he fine, precise embroidery quality of the Bernette Chicago 7.

icon Needle thread monitoring and bobbin thread checking. The needle thread monitor automatically stops the embroidery process if the needle thread breaks or the spool is empty. The bobbin is also checked before each embroidery operation. This guarantees reliable embroidery.