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Bernina 590 Sewing Machine

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The perfect machine for Sewists, Quilters & Embroiderers

Automatic features save time

No manual thread cutting

Press a button to lift the foot

Press a button to cut your thread

The automatic thread cutter operates three steps in one: cuts the thread, lifts the needle, and raises the presser foot.

Perfection is the new standard

No manual trimming on the top side

Manage thread cuts easily

Invisible Secure for perfect results

Thanks to the Thread Away Mode and Invisible & Smart Secure, clean embroidery results on the top are yours with the B 590.

Sew quieter, faster, longer, better

Achieve perfect stitches fast & quietly

Sew longer with the Jumbo bobbin

Frontload the bobbin with new thread

The BERNINA Hook keeps the stitches consistent and precise with a maximum speed of 1,000 stitches per minute.

Easy design positioning

Position your design easily and exactly

No need to use the template anymore

Perfect results in short times

Use Pinpoint Placement to position your design precisely: select two points and match them with the markings on the hooped fabric.

Enjoy full comfort & perfect results

Large easy-to-navigate touch screen

One click to switch to embroidery mode

On-screen support when needed

The Sewing and Embroidery Consultants offer direct on-screen support and answer your questions whenever you need them.

Sew chiffon & leather like a pro

Handle all kinds of material with ease

Superb fabric feed on top and bottom

Excellent for slippery or fine materials

The innovative BERNINA Dual Feed feeds the fabric evenly from above and below. It is easy to engage and tucks away when not in use.

Main Features

BERNINA hook System

Sttitches per minute - 1000

Length of freearm to the right of the needle - 8.5 inches

Colour Touchscreen 4.3 Inches

LED sewing lights - 16 LED's

Multi Function Knobs

Maximum stitch width - 9mm

Maximum stitch length - 6mm

Needle positions - 11

Sewing in each needle position

Number of spool holders - 2

Automatic thread cutter

Semi-Automatic needle threader

Automatic presser foot

Manual thread cutter - 4

Bernina Dual Feed

Adaptive Thread Tension

Create & save stitch combinations

Memory (short-term/altered stitches)

Memory (long-term/altered stitches)

BSR functionality (straight stitch & zig-zag)

Start/Stop button (Stitching without foot control)

Slide Speed Control

Upper Thread Indicator

Lower Thread Indicator

USB interface for PC connections

Change stitch settings while sewing

Optional Bernina foot control with back-kick function

Needle stop up/down

Bobbin winding while sewing/embroidering

On-screen help

Sewing tutorial

Setup program

Dust Cover

Magnetic Accessory Box

Sewing Features

Pattern start/end function

Triple stitch

Pattern end programmable


Security function program

Maximum sewing speed - 1000SPM

Number of sttich patterns (Inc Alphabet) - 1774

Utitility stitches - 38

Buttonholes - 18

Automatic buttonhole length measuring

Automatic buttonhole

Manual multi-step buttonhole

Button sew-on program

Darning programs

Decorative stitches - 500

Quilting stitches - 59

Cross-stitch programs - 40

Sewing alphabets - 9

Embroidery Features - (Embroidery Unit Included)

Embroidery functionality

Embroidery module - Optional

Maximum embroidery area 15.7" x 5.9"

Maximum embroidery speed - 1000SPM

Built in embroidery designs - 275

Embroidery alphabets - 7

Embroidery design format - EXP, DST, PES, PEC, JEF, SEW, PCS, XXX

Onscreen editing of designs; positioning, mirroring, rotating, scaling, combining

Import/Export of patterns via USB

Pinpoint placement



Colour wheel

Invisible secure

Smart secure

Thread-up command

Programmable jump stitch cutting

Thread away mode

Embroidery consultant

Importing Stitch Patterns

Midi hoop functionality (embroidery field 265 x 165mm)

Mega hoop functionality (embroidery field 400 x 150mm)

Freearm embroidery

Personal memory for embroidery

Lettering manipulation (WordArt)

Color Resequence

Sequence control


Position recall

Bernina ArtLink Embroidery Software - Downloadable

Embroidery tutorial

Presser Feet Included

Bernina Stitch Regulator (BSR)

#1C Reverse Pattern Foot (Zig Zag)

#1D Reverse Pattern Foot (Zig Zag - Dual Feed)

#2A Overlock Foot

#3A Buttonhole Foot with Sliding Sole

#4D Zipper Foot - Dual Feed

#5 Blindstitch Foot

#20C Open Embroider Foot

Additional Sewing Accesories

Embroidery Unit Included

Bernina Free Hand System (FHS)

Extension table

Multifunction Foot Control

4X Bobbins

Bobbin Case

Pack of Bernina Needles

Quilting Guide

Spool Caps

Height Compensation Tool

Operation and maintainance

Canvas Slip Cover

Machine Oil


Seam Ripper

Freestanding Accessory Wardrobe

Cleaning Brush

Instruction Manual

Embroidery Module

Foot #26v

Medium Hoop (10cm x 13cm) with template

Large Oval Hoop (14.5cm x 25.5cm) with template


Free UK delivery for orders over £80.

Click & Collect is available at our Bury St Edmunds shop. We will call you as soon as your order is ready.

We aim to despatch all orders received by 3pm on the same day, Monday to Saturday. If we have any delays in getting your order out, we will contact you.

When we receive your order, we will email you an order confirmation. We will send a further email once we've sent it to confirm your order is on it's way to you. If we cannot pack/despatch your order due it's size and weight, we will contact you to discuss alternative postage options or cancellation. The vast majority of orders will not be affected by this but very occasionally we do receive orders which exceed our standard postage categories. Thank you for your understanding.

If you need to amend your order, please call us on 01284 755459 or email us at as soon as possible - we will do all we can to amend your parcel before it is sent.

Any orders received after 2pm on Saturdays will be despatched on the next working day, ie the following Monday or, in the event of a Bank Holiday, the following Tuesday.

Please click here for further information on our delivery options.


We hope you will be pleased with your order.

However, if you receive any items that are damaged or faulty in any way, please call us within 14 days of receipt on 01284 755459, or email us at We will refund or exchange any damaged items - we will reimburse any postage costs incurred with their return and any replacements will be sent free of charge.

Any unwanted goods can be returned unopened, unused and in their original packaging/condition within 14 days for an exchange or Sew Much To Do credit note. Any costs associated with the return/exchange of an unwanted item cannot be refunded.

We cannot offer returns/refunds on cut fabric and trims. If you'd like some help with colour matching before placing any orders please let us know.


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