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  • Exciting new embroidery functions
  • Plenty of space for sewing & embroidering
  • Create your own stitches
  • BERNINA hook for perfect stitches
  • Embroidery module included
BERNINA 790 PLUS: The perfect machine for big ideas Embroidery bliss galore Place... more

BERNINA 790 PLUS: The perfect machine for big ideas


Embroidery bliss galore

  • Place your embroidery design exactly
  • Perfect embroidery results on the top
  • Intuitive & easy operation

The B 790 PLUS includes exceptional new embroidery features such as pinpoint placement, advanced editing functions, absolute stitch control and much more.


Whisper quiet & lightning fast

  • 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 normal bobbin.

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Plenty of room for big ideas

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

The B 790 PLUS has an extended free arm 330 mm long, which provides 254 mm of working space to the right of the needle. Enjoy absolute creative freedom.

Enjoy complete comfort

  • With semi-automatic threader
  • No need to lower the presser foot manually
  • Thread ends are cut 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 colors while embroidering.

BERNINA innovations, just for you!

  • Finest sewing and embroidery results
  • Perfect & precise stitch pattern
  • Assists you with free-motion sewing

The Adaptive BERNINA Thread Tension Control permanently checks the thread tension and adjusts it automatically. The BERNINA stitch regulator ensures stitches of exactly the same length every time at variable sewing speeds.


Ask the integrated advisor

  • The advisor ensures the best setting
  • Find out how much embroidery stabilizer you need
  • Find the right foot & needle

The sewing and embroidery advisor answers questions directly on the screen. The tutorial shows important work steps in short instructional animations.


Finest materials in perfection

  • Perfect fabric feed of every fabric
  • Optimum visibility during sewing
  • Easy working with smooth materials

The innovative BERNINA Dual Transport transports smooth and fine materials evenly and carefully. Easy to activate when it's needed.


Stitch creation made easy

  • Create your own stitches in an instant
  • Draw your ideas on the touchscreen
  • Convert the design with one click

Create your own stitches or modify existing stitches according to your own ideas. Save to constantly expand your stitch library.


Embroidery at the highest level

  • Switch to embroidery mode with one click
  • Edit designs easily & quickly
  • Place your pattern exactly

Complex pattern combinations can be sorted and reviewed by color. Save the finished design on 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 1352
Max. Stitch length 6 mm
Max. Stitch width 9 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) Yes
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) Yes
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 Yes
Number of sewing stitches (incl. alphabets) 1352
Number of useful stitches 32
Number of decorative stitches 506
Number of decorative stitches (cross feed) 117
Number of buttonholes (incl. eyelets) 15
Number of cross stitches 37
Number of sewing alphabets 8
Number of quilting stitches 34
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 Yes
Start of pattern function Yes
Function pattern end Yes
Button sewing program Yes
Monograms (only for cross transport) 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) Yes
Reduce number of color changes Yes
Number of embroidery designs 332
Number of embroidery alphabets 18
Automatic embroidery hoop recognition Yes
BERNINA embroidery software compatible Yes
BERNINA PunchWork tool compatible Yes
Border embroidery Yes
Clever sewing stitch detection Yes
Color wheel Yes
Free arm embroidery Yes
Function thread removal Yes
Group / Ungroup Yes
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 Yes
Change the order of the embroidery designs Yes
Undo / Redo Yes
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 Yes
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 790 PLUS
Gripper system BG BERNINA hook
Functions Sewing, Embroidery, Quilting
Weight 14 kg
Mass L / W / H 522 / 214 / 358 mm
Display Touchscreen color (7" / 18 cm)
Color White / Black
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) Yes
Sewing consultant Yes
Stitch modification during sewing Yes
Stitch Designer Yes
Embroidery consultant Yes

Scope of delivery

#1C back feed sewing foot
#1D back feed sewing foot
#2A overlock sewing foot
#3A automatic buttonhole foot
#4D zipper sewing foot
#5 blind stitch sewing foot
#8D jeans foot
#20C open stitch foot
#26 teardrop-shaped embroidery foot
#40C cross feed foot
#42 BERNINA stitch regulator BSR
Knee lever for free-motion system FHS
Slide-on table
Edge ruler to slide-on table
BERNINA foot controller with back-kick function
Power cord
Accessory box
Dust cover
5 bobbin thread spools
Touch pen
Straight and CutWork stitch plate (orange)
Edge ruler right
Cleaning brush
Arrow separator / buttonhole opener
Torx screwdriver gray
Angle screwdriver Torx
Needle assortment
Height compensation
Sewing machine oil
2 foam plates
3 drain discs (small, medium, large)
Embroidery module L
#26 Embroidery foot
Embroidery hoop oval large (145 x 255 mm)
Embroidery hoop medium (100 x 130 mm)
Embroidery hoop small (72 x 50 mm)
USB connection cable
Assortment of embroidery needles
Embroidery template holder
Net for upper thread spool
Instruction manual

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 790: Hightech zum Nähen und Sticken

BERNINA 790: Erste Schritte

BERNINA 790: Stichmuster verändern

BERNINA 790: Schriften und Stiche kombinieren

BERNINA 790: Knopflöcher nähen und Knöpfe annähen

BERNINA 790: Nähen mit dem BERNINA Stichregulator (BSR)

BERNINA 790: Nähen mit Dual Transport

BERNINA 790: Erste Schritte beim Sticken

BERNINA 790: Stickmuster bearbeiten

BERNINA 790: Bordürensticken

BERNINA 790: Eigene Stichmuster kreieren

BERNINA 790: Pflege und Reinigung

Der neue BERNINA Greifer (BERNINA 7er Serie)

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