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*70% More Thread, Highly sophisticated & brilliantly simple Our newly-designed 4 Series offers the innovative features and functions.

Features and Functions:

  • BERNINA Hook with 9mm stitch width
  • Front-load Jumbo Bobbin - holds 70% more thread and a regular bobbin
  • Automatic thread cutter
  • 1,249 stitch patterns
  • BERNINA Stitch Regulator compatible
  • Simple, modern operation
  • 7" between the needle and the throat of the machine
  • Modern, Color Touch Screen for easy navigation
  • Maximum speed of 900 stitches per minute
  • BERNINA Hook for quiet and precise sewing, quilting and embroidering

    1249 Total Stitches:
    27 Practical
    9 Buttonholes
    2 Eyelets
    1 Sew-on Button Program
    223 Decorative
    27 Quilting
    5 Alphabets
    2 Darning Programs

    Machine Features:
    7" to the Right of the Needle
    4.3" Centrally Located Color Cap-touch Screen
    9 mm Maximum Stitch Width
    6 mm Maximum Stitch Length
    11 Needle Positions
    8 LED Lights
    Automatic Thread Cutter
    Weight: 20.9 lbs.
    Dimensions (L/W/H):
    16.7" x 7.9" x 12.9"
    Workspace Height: 4.3"
    1 USB Port
    Import/Export Stitches via USB

    Bernina 480 Webpage
  • US Warranty 90 Days labor on defects in materials and workmanship.
  • Non-US Warranty: 30 days parts and labor
Bernina 480 Instruction book pdg Designer Yvonne Reichmutz aka “YVY” talks about the BERNINA 480 (short version)
Designer Yvonne Reichmutz aka “YVY” talks about the BERNINA 480 (2.5 minute version)
">"The B 480 is an essential part of my studio." Yvonne Reichmuth — "YVY" Swiss Fashion Designer Touch screen and functions of the B 435, B 475 QE, B 480 and B 485
Watch over 75 video tutorials on this machine from below:
Tip: Inserting the Bernina Jumbo Bobbin Hook: Here is a super easy way to FLIP the hook back into the machine. by Sara at
As a teacher, I have been searching for an easy way to help students insert the new magnetic hook after they have finished oiling their Bernina’s with the new Jumbo Bobbin hook. Today, I figured out the perfect solution. Sara See Sara's Solution On Video HERE Technically Speaking: BERNINA 535, 480, 475 Top Tension Not Releasing Recently we were made aware of an intermittent issue with top tensions not releasing after a thread cut, thus causing tension issues and bird nesting. When an operator selects the auto thread cutter and does not wait until the cutting process is complete, lifts the presser foot by hand or by FHS, there is a sporadic chance the top tension is not releasing. We have also seen the hour glass icon spinning. With machines that have an automatic presser foot lifter the timing between cutter and lifter action is governed by the FW, therefore we do not see such issues. For right now we can provide this solution. If such issues appear, please let the consumer know to slow down and let the machine cut the thread first before the presser foot is lifted. Lowering and then raising the presser foot bar should release the top tension disks. This may take 2-3 times to release. If the hourglass appears it maybe required to reboot the machine.
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icon Automatic Thread Cutting

icon 7" from needle to neck for quilting

icon Adjustable Presser foot Pressure for different weights of fabric.

icon Easy to navigate color touch screen.

icon Hands Free knee lifter for raising and lowering presser foot and feed dogs.

icon 9mm stitch width. Jumbo bobbin holds 70% more tread.

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