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Bernina 590E Sewing and Embroidery 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.

General Features

Bernina Hook system

1000 Maximum sewing speed

8.5” / 215 mm to the right of the needle

4.3” / 10 cm Colour touch screen

16 LED sewing lights

Multi-function knobs

9mm Maximum stitch width

6mm Maximum stitch length

11 Needle positions

Sewing in each needle position

2 spool holders

Semi-automatic needle threader

Automatic presser foot lift

Automatic thread cutter

Pivot / hover function

4 Manual thread cutters

Bernina Dual Feed (BDF)

Adaptive Thread Tension

Create and save stitch combinations

Memory (short-term/altered stitches)

Memory (long-term/altered stitches)

BSR enabled, straight stitch and zigzag (separate BSR foot required)

Start/stop button (stitching without foot control)

Slide speed control

Upper thread indicator

Lower thread indicator

USB interface for PC connection

Changing stitch settings while sewing

Bernina foot control with back-kick function

Needle stop up/down

Drag & Drop

Bobbin winding while sewing/embroidering

On-screen help

Sewing tutorial

Creative consultant

Setup program

Dust cover

Magnetic Accessory box

Sewing Features

Pattern start/end function

Triple stitch

Pattern end programmable


Programmable Securing Function

1774 stitch patterns (incl. alphabet) total

38 Utility stitches

18 Buttonholes (incl. eyelet)

Automatic buttonhole length measuring system

Automatic buttonhole

Manual multi-step buttonhole

Button sew-on program

Darning programs

500 Decorative stitches

59 Quilting stitches

40 Cross-stitch programs

9 Sewing alphabets

Embroidery Features

1000 Stitches per minute

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

Pinpoint Placement


Color Wheel

Invisible Secure

Smart Secure

Thread-up Command

Programmable jump stitch cutting

Thread Away Mode

Embroidery Consultant

Midi hoop functionality (embroidery field: 265 x 165 mm)

Mega hoop functionality (embroidery field: 400 x 150 mm)

Freearm embroidery

Personal memory for embroidery designs

Lettering manipulation (WordArt)

Importing stitch patterns

Color resequence

Sequence control


Endless embroidery

Position recall

Embroidery tutorial

What's in the box

Presser Feet

Bernina Stitch Regulator (BSR)

#1C Reverse pattern foot

#1D Reverse pattern foot

#2A Overlock foot

#3A Buttonhole foot with slide

#4D Zipper foot

#5 Blindstitch foot

#20C Open embroidery foot


Embroidery Unit

Knee lifter

Freearm slide on table

Multifunction Foot Control

4X Bobbins

Bobbin Case

Pack of Bernina Needles

Quilting Guide

Spool Caps

Height Compensation Tool

Dust cover

Machine Oil


Seam Ripper

Freestanding Accessory Wardrobe

Cleaning Brush

Instruction Manual

Video Tutorials - The Bernina 5 Series

First steps

Screen functions

Changing and saving stitches

Decorative stitches



Embroidery first steps

Editing designs

Grouping and ungrouping designs

Pinpoint placement of embroidery designs

Endless embroidery with the mega hoop

Machine weight - 11 kg

Machine size - 461 / 200 / 327.5 mm 18.1″ / 7.9″ / 12.9″

7 Years Warranty


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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