A step above traditional free-motion stitching, the BERNINA Stitch Regulator removes the challenge of maintaining a consistent stitch length as the feed dogs are lowered for fabric movement in all directions.
The hallmark of excellence in free-motion techniques is the ability to keep the stitch length even and consistent as the fabric is guided without the assistance of the feed dogs. The BERNINA Stitch Regulator provides beginners with the confidence to master increasingly popular free-motion techniques. For more experienced free-motion stitchers, the BERNINA Stitch Regulator offers the added security of consistent stitch length, providing the confidence to try more challenging techniques.
With traditional free-motion sewing techniques, once the feed dogs are lowered, keeping the machine speed, the fabric movement and the stitch length in harmony is the responsibility of the stitcher. Hours and hours of practice are required to master the complex interplay resulting in an even stitch pattern.
The BERNINA Stitch Regulator eliminates this challenge, reducing free-motion mastery to minutes instead of hours. The BERNINA Stitch Regular allows any hobby sewer, whether a beginner or advanced, to master free-motion sewing technique! Try it today!
With the BERNINA Stitch Regulator the sewer can concentrate exclusively on creativity.
A patented BERNINA innovation for mastering free-motion stitching
With the unique BERNINA Stitch Regulator, anyone can master free-motion stitching.
Activating the BERNINA Stitch Regulator is as simple as attaching the accessory to your BSR compatible machine, lowering the feed dogs and selecting the mode of your choice. Set the stitch length according to your preference for the technique and hand and you are ready to sew.
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How does the BSR work?
With the aid of technology, the BSR system reads (similar to a wireless mouse) the surface of the fabric under the presser foot. A sensor transfers information to the sewing machine as the material is moved. The sewing machine calculates the necessary sewing speed in order to sew consistent stitches according to the set stitch length.. A slower needle movement and motor speed is required if the material is moved slowly. A faster needle movement and motor speed is needed for faster fabric movement. In The BSR in tandem with the sewing machine, automatically adjusts to the sewer's speed for even and consistent stitching.
The BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR) produces neat, consistent stitching with stitches of precisely the same length while free-motion sewing. Reacting to the movement of the fabric, it adjusts the speed of of the machine automatically when free-motion quilting with the feed dog lowered.
Inspired by textile artists, after an 18-month development period, the BERNINA innovation team created a small sensation in 2005. They designed a foot that recognises sewing speed with the aid of a sensor, and controls stitch length when sewing with the feed dogs lowered. All over the world free motion quilters love to work with the BERNINA Stitch Regulator. Some of them can't imagine a life without BSR. For the 10th anniversary of the BERNINA Stitch Regulator, we’ve asked customers and experts from around the world to give us their opinion on the BSR, as well as to send us a BSR sewing project with instructions. In this anniversary year, we’ll be introducing different people and their projects every month.
The BERNINA Stitch Regulator helps you achieve perfect results when free-motion sewing– and has done so for 10 years!
The technology of the revolutionary BSR System guarantees even stitch lengths, regardless of sewing speed, stitch length and how the fabric is guided.
The result: top-quality textile design, no matter what creative techniques you use:
Whether sewing straight or zigzag stitches, the BERNINA Stitch Regulator is distinguished by its precision. Particularly with intricate and complex designs, an even stitch length is of crucial importance for achieving a flawless appearance.
The BSR’s built-in sensor controls the sewing speed, which would otherwise be controlled with the foot control. The advantage is that you can concentrate entirely on the movement of the fabric when sewing and quilting with the BSR, ensuring that your creative ideas are perfectly realised with a constant stitch length.