Features:
  • Total stitch control over stitch length and width, needle position and custom stitch combinations
  • Extensive stitch library
  • Generous freearm to accommodate quilting projects
  • Features to speed up sewing tasks such as semi-automatic needle threading and presser foot/feed dog raising and lowering
  • LCD display

    The BERNINA 530 boasts an extensive repertoire of utility and decorative stitches whose properties can be individually set. Stitch length and width as well as 11 different needle positions can be freely modified, and either temporarily or permanently saved to the 530’s memory. The BERNINA 530 is therefore up to the challenge of a wide range of tasks, and provides you with optimum control over your sewing projects.

    Stitch parameters can be individually matched to the fabric and the intended effect, so that you always achieve your desired result when sewing and quilting. The BERNINA 530’s clearly laid-out control panel enables quick access to all stitch patterns and settings, including reverse and mirror function, manual or automatic buttonhole, and much more. Clever, practical and flexible – the ideal sewing machine for ambitious sewers.

    Features:
  • Optimum stitch control
  • Optional BERNINA Stitch Regulator
  • Automatic one-step buttonhole
  • Wide range of stitches

    The new BERNINA 530 (BERNINA 5 Series). An intuitive sewing machine for creative people with high expectations: the BERNINA 530 offers a range of functions that simplify sewing and put you in control. Whether altering the stitch length, stitch width or needle position or even creating custom combinations, you'll appreciate the convenience of a machine that remembers the stitch details for you. Discover the new BERNINA 5 Series and the many ways it will inspire you to write your own story.


    BERNINA 530 and 550 QE: getting started and prepared for sewing. In the first part of the new BERNINA 530 and 550 QE tutorial you will get familiar with your new BERNINA sewing machine. We will show you how to prepare and use the basic features and the accessories for sewing and quilting. You will learn how to turn on the machine and plug in the foot control, change a presser foot, prepare the bobbin and thread the machine. Prepare youself for an unforgettable sewing adventure.


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    Design:

    The new BERNINA 530 and 550 QE models will wow you with their simple, classic design. BERNINA engineers believe elegant form should be combined with superior function to set new design standards. Whether you’re sewing or quilting, modern aesthetics plus cutting-edge technology are an integral part of the package with the BERNINA 530 and 550 QE.


    Innovation:

    The BERNINA 530 and 550 QE boast cutting-edge features developed by a team of experts in Switzerland. They combine ingenious sewing applications and intuitive navigation to produce a machine that is elegant simplicity itself. The BERNINA Stitch Regulator (standard with the B 550 QE, optional with the B 530), designed to assist you in mastering free-motion stitching techniques with ease, is just one of many BERNINA Innovations.

    Swiss Tradition:

    For decades, BERNINA has been passionately committed to developing cutting-edge sewing and embroidery machines for creative people. Swiss precision is at the heart of every product we make. BERNINA—standing for Swiss tradition since 1893. BERNINA—made to create.

    Exclusive! Total Stitch Control:

    The BERNINA 530 and 550 QE provide an exclusive level of stitch control. Whether altering the stitch length (up to 5 mm), width (up to 5.5 mm) or needle position (up to 11) or even creating custom combinations, you’ll appreciate the convenience of a machine that remembers the stitch details for you. The BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR) is designed to assist you in mastering freemotion techniques by keeping stitches consistent at variable sewing speeds. The BSR offers confidence for the beginner and additional insurance for the experienced quilter. The BSR comes standard with the B 550 QE and is an optional accessory for the B 530.

    Exclusive! More Memory Options:

    Let your B 530 or B 550 QE keep track of the details with multiple memory functions. Both models remember the changes you make to the stitches as you use them in your sewing session. They will also remember your favorite stitch settings for each stitch when saved in a long-term memory. For creative applications, you can save up to 100 stitches in a combination.

    Extensive Stitch Library:

    The B 530 and B 550 QE include a library of over 140 and 180 stitches respectively, conveniently stored by category for a wide variety of applications. You can view and select stitches directly or use the easy-to-navigate screen. Whatever your sewing project, you’ll find the perfect stitch. With the one-step automatic buttonhole function you will have consistent buttonhole length time after time.

    Sew Simple!:

    You’ll appreciate the user friendly features and simple interface. The crisp LCD displays all your settings at a glance. The built-in Sewing Consultant is ready to assist you at anytime. The practical semi-automatic needle threader lets you start sewing faster. With the BERNINA 530 and 550 QE, you’ll spend more of your valuable time sewing and quilting.

    Greater Sewing Comfort:

    Unique to BERNINA, the Free Hand System raises and lowers the presser foot while releasing thread tension and lowering the feed dog, leaving your hands free to guide your project. Also included is a practical extension table with ample space to hold your larger sewing projects.

    Plenty of Room to Expand Your Creativity:

    The BERNINA 530 and 550 QE were designed with your sewing future in mind. A variety of special accessories and presser feet are included with the machine. When you are ready to expand your options, you’ll find a broad range of accessories available.

    Whatever new techniques you want to explore, you’ll find the right accessories to help grow your sewing and quilting skills.
Specifications
Bernina 530/550 Manual

Specifications:
  • Hook system: Oscillating (CB)
  • Sewing speed: 900 stitches per minute
  • Length of freearm to the right of the needle: 7.5"
  • Maximum stitch length: 5 mm
  • Maximum stitch width: 5.5 mm
  • Free Hand System (FHS) presser foot lifter: Included
  • Total number of stitch patterns including alphabets: 148
  • Number of fonts: 4 sewing
  • Number of presser feet included: 5

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icon Extensive stitch library The basic equipment of the BERNINA 530 encompasses148 different stitches covering a wide range of uses: 22 utility and 117 decorative stitches including 12 quilting stitches are available to users from the get-go, allowing you to complete a wide array of sewing and quilting projects to the highest standards. In addition, the BERNINA 530 offers nine different buttonhole programs, four sewing alphabets, and a range of practical functions such as mirror function or reverse sewing, and allows you to save your own stitches and stitch combinations in both the short- and long-term memory. With this feature, you can program your own creations in the BERNINA 530 to be available for you again the next time you start up your machine. Up to 100 stitch variations can be permanently combined and saved in this way – memory aplenty for your creativity and for your most frequently used stitch patterns and combinations.

icon Perfect Stitch Control. The BERNINA 530 boasts an extensive repertoire of utility and decorative stitches whose properties can be individually set. Stitch length and width as well as 11 different needle positions can be freely modified, and either temporarily or permanently saved to the 530’s memory. The BERNINA 530 is therefore up to the challenge of a wide range of tasks, and provides you with optimum control over your sewing projects. Stitch parameters can be individually matched to the fabric and the intended effect, so that you always achieve your desired result when sewing and quilting. The BERNINA 530’s clearly laid-out control panel enables quick access to all stitch patterns and settings, including reverse and mirror function, manual or automatic buttonhole, and much more. Clever, practical and flexible – the ideal sewing machine for ambitious sewers.

icon Extensive Stitch Library. The basic equipment of the BERNINA 530 encompasses148 different stitches covering a wide range of uses: 22 utility and 117 decorative stitches including 12 quilting stitches are available to users from the get-go, allowing you to complete a wide array of sewing and quilting projects to the highest standards. In addition, the BERNINA 530 offers nine different buttonhole programs, four sewing alphabets, and a range of practical functions such as mirror function or reverse sewing, and allows you to save your own stitches and stitch combinations in both the short- and long-term memory. With this feature, you can program your own creations in the BERNINA 530 to be available for you again the next time you start up your machine. Up to 100 stitch variations can be permanently combined and saved in this way – memory aplenty for your creativity and for your most frequently used stitch patterns and combinations.

icon Sewing precise buttonholes made easy With the BERNINA 530, sewing buttonholes of the exact same length is no longer a problem. Simply set the desired buttonhole length and sew. The BERNINA 530 saves the set length and automatically repeats it with each successive buttonhole, as many times as you wish. You achieve precise results that meet the highest standards with no resetting and very little effort. This one-step automatic system demonstrates the BERNINA 530’s high standards for comfort, convenience, and ease of operation. A winning combination of cutting-edge know-how, long-standing experience, and Swiss precision.

icon BERNINA Stitch Regulator available as an optional accessory The optional BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR) also puts maximum-precision free-motion sewing and quilting within your grasp. The easy-to-attach foot imparts full BSR functionality to the BERNINA 530 Gold Edition and provides exact stitch lengths when free-motion sewing, even at variable speeds – increased precision that makes for an accurate, picture-perfect quilting result. This sophisticated technology evens out variations in speed during manual guiding of the fabric, thereby creating a consistent and precise stitch pattern. The optional BSR function of the BERNINA 530 Gold Edition is a valuable tool that you soon won’t be able to live without!

BERNINA International AG, Steckborn, Switzerland the manufacturer of Bernina sewing machines, warrants the sewing machines identified below to be free of any defects in workmanship and materials under normal use upon the terms and conditions hereinafter set forth. This warranty will be in force only for the periods of warranty duration specified herein when the sewing machine is owned by the original purchaser and is limited solely to the repair or replacement of original parts which, in the opinion of BERNINA International AG, are defective in workmanship or material and which are returned to the Dealer from whom the sewing machine was purchased or to such other point as may be designated by BERNINA International AG.

Limited Warranty for bernette Sewing Machines & Sergers
This warranty shall extend for a period of:

2 years in the case of electrical parts
2 years in the case of printed circuit boards
10 years in the case of mechanical parts

Limited Warranty for BERNINA Sewing Machines & Sergers
This warranty shall extend for a period of:

2 years in the case of electrical parts
5 years in the case of printed circuit boards and
20 years in the case of mechanical parts
from the date of purchase of the sewing machine.

The liability of BERNINA International AG, shall be limited solely to the cost of the affected part and does not include labor charges. All other costs, including the cost of shipment to the Dealer from whom the sewing machine was purchased or to such other point as may be designated by BERNINA International AG, for service or repair under this warranty, shall be those of the purchaser.

Each Bernina sewing machine will be fully checked by an authorized Bernina Dealer at the time of purchase, and said sewing machine is to be returned to said Dealer or to such other point as may be designated by BERNINA International AG, for all repairs or replacements covered by this warranty. This limited warranty is given subject to the following additional terms and conditions:

1. BERNINA International AG, shall be under no obligation to honor any claim under this warranty in the event that said sewing machine has been misused, neglected, damaged in transit or has been tampered with in any way or if the specifications supplied by BERNINA International AG, at the time of purchase with respect to proper maintenance and lubrication have not been observed or if the serial number affixed to the machine has been tampered with or defaced or if the original bill of sale, warranty certificate for the machine or other proof of purchase acceptable to BERNINA International AG, is not presented at the time service or repair is sought under this warranty.

2. This warranty shall not be valid until and unless the attached card is completed and returned countersigned by an authorized Bernina Dealer within thirty (30) days after the date of purchase of said sewing machine.

3. Within ninety (90) days after the date of purchase of said sewing machine, the purchaser shall have received from the authorized Bernina Dealer from whom the BERNINA of Canada machine was purchased, any and all instructions in the use of the sewing machine which may be provided by such Dealer.

4. The sewing machine must be unplugged from the power source when not in use.

NOTICE: The user assumes the risk of (and this warranty does not cover and there is hereby excluded,) liability for defects, failure, loss, deterioration, personal injury or damage which are due to (i) ordinary wear and tear or exposure, (ii) misuse, abuse, alteration, negligence, or (iii) the installation of parts other than genuine Bernina parts or equivalents.

PLEASE NOTE: In no event shall BERNINA International AG, be liable to the purchaser of said sewing machines or to third parties for special or consequential damages, including, but not limited to, death or personal injuries.

BERNINA International AG, does not assume or authorize any person to assume on its behalf, any other obligation or liability other than set forth herein. Some provinces do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives the purchaser specific legal rights, and the purchaser may also have other rights, which may vary from province to province.

This warranty is not transferable and is in addition to any warranty by the Dealer. BERNINA International AG, is not a party to and shall not be bound by any other warranty given in connection with the sewing machine identified below. If a service problem should arise, contact the selling Dealer or locate the nearest dealer