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New Model - Bernina 540 - Semi Long Arm

£1,995.00 incl tax

- Guarantee 7 years

- Available in shop for demonstration

Bernina 540 the first in the 5 series range of sewing machines. It provides extra space to the the right of the needle and a responsive touch screen.


Stitches - total 1048, including 30 utility, 14 automatic buttonholes including eyelets. Plus 300 decorative, 44 traditional quilting/patchwork, 31 cross stitches, 5 alphabets. (Each letter and number counts towards stitch total). Maximum stitch length 6mm, maximum stitch width 9mm.

Full colour touch screen - displays all stitches, making it easier to select and more intuitive to use. Any adjustments to the stitches are shown in real time.

Rotation dials for width and length adjustment, can be changed whilst sewing.

Sewing consultant  - advises for best needle and settings for the fabric used. Built in tutorials offer onscreen support without you having to keep looking at your manual, making it user friendly.

On screen help - unsure of what an icon or button does, simply press the question mark then the unknown icon and its description is displayed on the screen.  No need to keep going to the manual.

Built in tutorials -  trouble shooting and fequently asked questions are available at a touch of a button. From how to put the bobbin in to creating buttonholes, select the topic and the screen will display an explanation and in some instance a video.

Semi long arm - gives an inside space of 8.5" to the right of the needle, ideal for larger projects and quilts.

Built in memory - create names and stitch combinations to personalise your sewing projects.
Personal memory (permanent and temporary) - default settings for stitches can be altered to your prefered settings and saved permenantly until you remove them. Any adjustments are saved even when the machine is switched off. Adjustments to stitch length, width and needle positions are temporary saved as you switch between different stitches. These settings are only saved whilst the machine is on, once switched off stitches will return to default settings.
Adaptive thread tension - ensures optimal thread tension during sewing and embroidery and helps you to achieve a perfect stitch quality. After manually adjusting (if required), the thread tension to the thread and fabric, the adaptive thread tension constantly checks the thread tension as you sew, adjusting it unobtrusively and automatically whenever necessary.
Jumbo bobbin - larger bobbin  that has 70 % more capicity. 
Automatic pressor foot lift - machine will rasie and lower the pressor foot automatically before and after sewing. The foot can hover leaving needle in the fabric so you can keep both hands on fabric, ideal for pivoting.
Automatic thread cutter - trims the bobbin thread underneath after sewing.
Led Lights - provide a clear bright light onto the sewing area.
Foot pedal - with a heel tap function to bring the needle in or out of the fabric. On the 790 Plus this heel tap can be changed in settings to a different function.


  • Sew up to 1,000 stiches per minute
  • LED lights
  • 11 Needle positions
  • 2 spool holders (ideal for twin needle work)
  • Built in needle threader
  • Automatic pressor foot lift
  • Automatic thread cutter
  • Pivot /hover function
  • Adaptive thread tension
  • Start/stop function
  • Speed control
  • Upper thread indicator
  • Needle up/ down
  • On screen help
  • Pattern start/end function
  • Elongation
  • Locking off
  • Reverse
  • Jumbo bobbin - 70% more capicity
  • Mirror image - vertical and horizontal
  • Stitch combinations
  • Built in memory
  • Guarantee 7 years


  • Standard sewing foot #1
  • Overlock foot #2A
  • Automatic buttonhole foot #3A
  • Zipper foot #4/4D
  • Open embroidery foot #20/20C
  • Extension table
  • Knee lifter
  • Touch Screen Pen
  • Aceesory box
  • Spare bobbins
  • Spool discs x 3
  • Oil pen
  • Screwdriver
  • Unpicker
  • Lint brush
  • Compensator plate
  • Manual
  • Foot pedal and lead
  • Soft cover with pockets


  • Embroidery module - add at time of purchase or at a later date and expand the machine capaility and your sewing creativity. (Click on related products to view)



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