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BERNINA 720 Swiss Edition

Gripper system
Sewing light
Number of stitches
Max. Stitch width

Embroidery module:

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  • BERNINA hook with 5.5 mm stitch width
  • Extra-long free arm for plenty of space
  • Precise stitch pattern every time
  • BERNINA innovations
  • Always the perfect tension
  • Embroidery module optional
The high-end sewing machine Fast and precise sewing Precise & beautiful stitch... more

The high-end sewing machine

B720 Feature Gripper System

Fast and precise sewing

  • Precise & beautiful stitch pattern
  • Embroider & sew longer without interruptions
  • More time for creative brainstorming

The BERNINA hook with 9 mm stitch width sews at speeds of up to 1,000 stitches per minute. The extra-large bobbin can hold up to 70% more thread than a regular bobbin.

B720 feature stitch control

Customize and save

  • Change stitch length or width
  • Adjust the needle position
  • Your settings are saved

Personal adjustments can be saved and recalled at any time. And the USB port even allows you to import and export stitches and stitch patterns.

B720 feature free arm

Plenty of room for your ideas

  • Embroider the largest embroidery designs
  • Perfect for the Maxi embroidery hoop
  • Realize extensive, large motifs comfortably

The B 720 has an extended free arm with a length of 330 mm, providing 254 mm of working space to the right of the needle. Enjoy absolute creative freedom.

B720 feature thread tension

Always perfectly tensioned

  • Perfect & precise stitch pattern
  • High stitching power
  • Your stitches will be beautiful

The Adaptive BERNINA Thread Tension Control permanently checks the thread tension and adjusts it automatically. You don't have to worry about anything while sewing.

B720 feature single filler

Threading made easy

  • With semi-automatic threader
  • No need to lower the presser foot manually
  • Thread ends are trimmed at the touch of a button

At the beginning of a seam, the presser foot lowers automatically. The thread is automatically cut when you reach the end of a seam or want to change color while embroidering.

B720 feature embroidery

Beautiful and easy embroidery

  • Easily switch to embroidery mode
  • Import embroidery designs via USB
  • Place embroidery designs easily

In embroidery mode, designs can be positioned, mirrored, rotated and scaled. Change the colors of your design as you like and save the finished design to the machine or a USB stick.

Features and functions

General functions

Place to the right of the needle 254 mm
Sewing light 30 LED
Sewing speed 1000 stitches/min
Number of stitches 681
Max. Stitch length 6 mm
Max. Stitch width 5.5 mm
Needle positions 11
Sewing in any needle position Yes
Automatic thread cutter Yes
Manual thread trimmer 3
Number of spool holders 2
Semi-automatic needle threader Yes
Automatic sewing foot pressure Yes
Adaptive BERNINA thread tension Yes
Winding during sewing / embroidery Yes
Automatic needle stop (top & bottom) Yes
Automatic presser foot lifter Yes
BERNINA Dual Transport (BDT) No
BERNINA Freehand System (FHS) Yes
Knee lever for freehand system (FHS) Yes
BERNINA Stitch regulator BSR Functionality (straight & zigzag embroidery) Yes
Drag & Drop Yes
Eco mode Yes
Speed controller Yes
Reverse sewing Yes
History (storage of the last stitches) No
Memory (short-term memory) Yes
Memory (long-term memory) Yes
Multifunction knobs Yes
Upper thread monitoring Yes
Onscreen Help Yes
Personal program Yes
Setup program Yes
Start & stop button (sewing without foot control) Yes
Bobbin thread monitoring Yes
USB port for PC connection Yes

Sewing and quilting

Mirror function left/right, top/bottom
360° Sewing No
Number of sewing stitches (incl. alphabets) 681
Number of useful stitches 29
Number of decorative stitches 200
Number of buttonholes (incl. eyelets) 11
Number of cross stitches 14
Number of sewing alphabets 4
Number of quilting stitches 32
Tamping program(s) Yes
Automatic length measuring buttonhole Yes
Automatic buttonhole Yes
Manual multistep buttonhole Yes
Triple stitch Yes
Creating and saving sewing stitch combinations Yes
Cross transport No
Start of pattern function Yes
Function pattern end Yes
Button sewing program Yes
Pattern end programmable Yes
Change pattern length Yes
Safety function Stitch plate, Sewing needle
Tutorial (Sewing) Yes


Embroidery functionality Yes
Embroidery module (size L) optional
Reduce number of color changes No
Number of embroidery designs 80
Number of embroidery alphabets 4
Automatic embroidery hoop recognition Yes
BERNINA embroidery software compatible Yes
BERNINA PunchWork tool compatible No
Border embroidery No
Clever sewing stitch detection Yes
Color wheel No
Free arm embroidery Yes
Function thread removal Yes
Group / Ungroup No
Stapling in the frame Yes
Import / export of samples via USB Yes
Save last embroidery position Yes
Sewing stitches in embroidery mode Yes
Maximum embroidery area 400 x 210 mm
Pattern editing via touchscreen Rotate, Combine, Postioning, Scale, Mirror
Pinpoint placement No
Change the order of the embroidery designs No
Undo / Redo No
Memory for own embroidery designs Yes
Embroidery sequence control Yes
Embroidery speed maximum 1000 stitches/min
Embroidery design formats DST, EXP, JEF, PCS, PEC, PES, SEW, XXX
Tutorial (Embroidery) Yes
Invisible sewing Yes
Bobbin thread high function Yes
Connection stitches cutting programmable Yes
Word ART No
Midi-hoop functionality (embroidery area: 265 × 165 mm) Embroidery hoop optional Yes
Mega hoop functionality (embroidery area: 400 × 150 mm) Embroidery hoop optional Yes
Maxi hoop functionality (embroidery area: 400 × 210 mm) Embroidery hoop optional Yes
Jumbo hoop functionality (limited embroidery area: 400 × 210 mm) Embroidery hoop optional Yes

Technical data

Article type Sewing machine
Series BERNINA 7 Series
Machine B 720
Gripper system BG BERNINA hook
Functions Sewing, Embroidery, Quilting
Weight 14 kg
Mass L / W / H 522 / 214 / 358 mm
Display Touchscreen color (4.3" / 10 cm)
Warranty 2 years

Comfort features

Foot controller Back kick
Adjustable presser foot pressure Yes
Slide-on table Yes
Dust cover Yes
Thread tension adjustable during sewing Yes
BSR foot #42 (BERNINA stitch regulator) optional
Sewing consultant Yes
Stitch modification during sewing Yes
Stitch Designer No
Embroidery consultant No

Scope of delivery

#1 backfeed sewing foot
#3A automatic buttonhole foot
#4 zipper sewing foot
#20 open embroidery foot
knee lever for free-motion system FHS
slide-on table
BERNINA foot control with back-kick function
power cord
accessory box
dust cover
5 bobbin thread spools
Straight and CutWork stitch plate (orange)
Right-hand straight edge
Cleaning brush
Arrow trimmer / buttonhole opener
Torx screwdriver gray
Torx offset screwdriver
Needle assortment
Height adjustment
Sewing machine oil
2 foam plates
3 drainage discs (small, medium, large)
Operating instructions

Helpful links and videos

Here you will find all the helpful links and videos to help you with your sewing projects.

Available downloads
Video instructions

BERNINA 720: Beste Technologie zum Nähen, Quilten und Sticken

BERNINA 720: Erste Schritte

BERNINA 720: Stiche verändern

BERNINA 720: Schriften und Stiche kombinieren

BERNINA 720: Knopflöcher nähen und Knöpfe annähen

BERNINA 720: Nähen mit BERNINA Stichregulator (BSR)

BERNINA 720: Reissverschluss einnähen

BERNINA 720: Erste Schritte beim Sticken

BERNINA 720: Einfarbige Muster sticken

BERNINA 720: Pflege und Reinigung

Der BERNINA Greifer: Das Herzstück der BERNINA 7er Serie

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