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Bernina 590 E (bsr standard)

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Included with your purchase at Continental Sewing Center

  • 2 FREE 2-hour Machine Mastery classes that may be taken any time, in any order, and as many times as you like. (Sorry, Machine Mastery Classes are not available otherwise.)
  • Discounts on Bernina branded items during Machine Mastery classes
  • Discounts throughout the store
  • One-year Labor Warranty 
  • FREE First-year Clean, Oil and Adjust Service on your purchase anniversary
  • In-store and on-phone help from an experienced team


Special In-Store Pricing!

In-Store purchase and pickup includes send-home service, where we make sure you know how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine, do cleaning and maintenance, and get started sewing right away

Questions?  Call Us (859) 252-0309

The Bernina 590 is the top of the 5-Series Bernina line. It has a lot of the same features of the top-of-the-line 790, but in a smaller footprint. The Bernina Dual Feed acts like a walking foot to hold the layers together while quilting. The other nice thing about Dual Feed is that you can also do 9mm wide decorative stitches with it. Freemotion quilting is easy and precise with the included Bernina Stitch Regulator (BSR). The jumbo bobbins mean less stopping and starting for thread changes. The presser foot has a hover/automatic pivoting feature that's great for applique and freemotion quilting. The presser foot also lowers by itself and raises by itself, saving valuable time.

The Bernina 590 automatically comes with an embroidery module, and does feature the Embroidery Plus features such as Pinpoint Placement, Ungrouping, Undo and more, just like the 790. You can see a video about Embroidery Plus features here.

(Highlighted items indicate features that are upgrades from the previous model.)

Why we love the Bernina 590:

  • 8.5" Throat
  • Improved Lighting (16 LEDs vs. 12 on the previous model)
  • 1000 Stitches Per Minute
  • Embroidery Included
  • Embroidery Plus Features Included
  • 9mm wide stitches
  • Bernina Dual Feed
  • Upper and Lower Thread Indicator
  • Jumbo Bobbin
  • Automatic Thread Cutter
  • Bernina Stitch Regulator (BSR) Included
  • Foot Control with Kick-Back
  • Adjustable Presser Foot Pressure
  • Free Hand System (Knee Lift)
  • Hover/Automatic Pivoting
  • Automatic Presser Foot raise and lower

Good to Know:

  • The 590 is the top of the 5-Series line

9 Full-Shank presser feet included:

  • #1C Reverse pattern foot
  • #1D Dual Feed reverse pattern foot
  • #2A Overlocker foot
  • #3A Automatic buttonhole foot
  • #4D Dual Feed Zipper foot
  • #5 Blindhem foot
  • #20C Open Toe foot for applique or decorative stitches
  • Bernina Stitch Regulator (BSR)
  • #26 Machine Embroidery foot if you get the embroidery module

Other machines to consider:

  • Bernina 770
  • Bernina 790
  • Bernina 880

View the 5 Series Brochure Compare Chart HERE

Download the Bernina 590 Simulator HERE.  This program lets you play with the sewing & embroidery screens...before and after you purchase!

Sewing, Quilting, Embroidery: So easy with the B 590 E!

Fullfill all your creative endeavors

Watch our video and get to know the great functionality of this beautiful machine.

You will love the features of the B 590:

Automatic features save time

  • 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.

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  • Perfection is the new standard

    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.

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  • Sew quieter, faster, longer, better

    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

    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.

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  • Enjoy full comfort & perfect results

    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.

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  • Sew chiffon & leather like a pro

    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.

The freedom to create endless design combinations.
What do wildly-talented cosplayers love about the B 590? Everything. It’s faster than their looming deadlines. It’s powerful enough for crazy materials. And its embroidery capabilities are absolutely amazing. Cosplayers loves this machine and so will you!

General

 BERNINA 590BERNINA 570 QE SE Tula PinkBERNINA 570 QE EBERNINA 570 QEBERNINA 535 EBERNINA 535BERNINA 500 E
Price $ 7,499.00
$ 6,999.00
$ 5,999.00 $ 6,199.00
$ 5,699.00
$ 4,999.00
$ 4,499.00
$ 4,699.00
$ 4,199.00
$ 3,499.00
$ 2,999.00
$ 3,799.00
$ 3,299.00
Hook system
BERNINA Hook
BERNINA Hook
BERNINA Hook
BERNINA Hook
BERNINA Hook
BERNINA Hook
BERNINA Hook
Maximum sewing speed (stitches per minute)
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
-
Sewing space to the right of the needle
8.5” / 215 mm
8.5” / 215 mm
 
8.5” / 215 mm
 
8.5” / 215 mm
8.5” / 215 mm
Color touch screen
4.3” / 10 cm
4.3” / 10 cm
4.3” / 10 cm
4.3” / 10 cm
4.3” / 10 cm
4.3” / 10 cm
4.3” / 10 cm
LED sewing lights
16 LED
12 LED
12 LED
12 LED
12 LED
12 LED
12 LED
Multi-function knobs
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Maximum stitch width
9
9
9
9
5.5
5.5
-
Maximum stitch length
6
6
6
6
6
6
-
Needle positions
11
11
11
11
11
11
-
Sewing in each needle position
x
x
x
x
x
x
-
Number of spool holders
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
Semi-automatic needle threader
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Automatic presser foot lift
x
x
 
x
 
-
-
Automatic presser foot pressure
x
x
 
x
 
-
-
Automatic thread cutter
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Pivot / hover function
x
x
x
x
-
-
-
Adjustable presser foot pressure
-
 
-
-
x
x
-
Manual thread cutter
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
BERNINA Dual Feed (BDF)
x
x
 
x
 
-
-
Adaptive Thread Tension
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Create and save stitch combinations
x
x
x
x
x
x
-
Memory (short-term/altered stitches)
x
x
 
x
 
x
-
Memory (long-term/altered stitches)
x
x
 
x
 
x
-
BSR enabled, straight stitch and zigzag (separate BSR foot required)
x
x
x
x
x
x
-
Start/stop button (stitching without foot control)
x
x
 
x
 
x
x
Slide speed control
x
x
 
x
 
x
x
Upper thread indicator
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Lower thread indicator
x
x
x
x
-
-
x
USB interface for PC connection
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Changing stitch settings while sewing
x
x
x
x
x
x
-
BERNINA foot control with back-kick function
x
x
x
x
x
x
Opt.
Needle stop up/down
x
x
 
x
 
x
-
Drag & Drop
x
x
x
x
x
x
-
Bobbin winding while sewing/embroidering
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
On-screen help
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Sewing tutorial
x
x
x
x
x
x
-
Creative consultant
x
x
x
x
x
x
-
Setup program
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Dust cover
x
x
 
x
 
x
x
Magnetic Accessory box
x
   
x
 
x
x
Machine weight
11 kg
11 kg
11 kg
11 kg
11 kg
11 kg
11 kg
Machine size
461 / 200 / 327.5 mm 18.1″ / 7.9″ / 12.9″
461 / 200 / 327.5 mm 18.1″ / 7.9″ / 12.9″
 
461 / 200 / 327.5 mm 18.1″ / 7.9″ / 12.9″
 
461 / 200 / 327.5 mm 18.1″ / 7.9″ / 12.9″
461 / 200 / 327.5 mm 18.1″ / 7.9″ / 12.9″

Sewing

 BERNINA 590BERNINA 570 QE SE Tula PinkBERNINA 570 QE EBERNINA 570 QEBERNINA 535 EBERNINA 535BERNINA 500 E
Pattern start/end function
x
x
x
x
x
x
-
Triple stitch
x
x
x
x
-
-
-
Pattern end programmable
x
x
 
x
 
-
-
Elongation
x
x
x
x
-
-
-
Programmable Securing Function
x
 
x
-
x
x
-
Number of stitch patterns (incl. alphabet) total 
1774
1478
1450
1450
1048
1048
-
Utility stitches total 
38
34
34
34
30
30
-
Buttonholes (incl. eyelet) total 
18
16
16
16
14
14
-
Automatic buttonhole length measuring system
x
x
x
x
x
x
-
Automatic buttonhole
x
x
x
x
x
x
-
Manual multi-step buttonhole
x
x
x
x
x
x
-
Button sew-on program
x
x
x
x
x
x
-
Darning programs
x
2
x
x
x
x
-
Decorative stitches total 
500
478
450
450
300
300
-
Quilting stitches total 
59
73
73
73
44
44
-
Cross-stitch programs
40
34
34
34
31
31
-
Sewing alphabets
9
8
8
8
5
5
-

Embroidery

 BERNINA 590BERNINA 570 QE SE Tula PinkBERNINA 570 QE EBERNINA 570 QEBERNINA 535 EBERNINA 535BERNINA 500 E
Embroidery functionality
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Maximum embroidery area
15.7" x 5.9" / 400x150 mm
15.7" x 5.9" / 400x150 mm
15.7" x 5.9" / 400x150 mm
15.7" x 5.9" / 400x150 mm
15.7" x 5.9" / 400x150 mm
15.7" x 5.9" / 400x150 mm
15.7" x 5.9" / 400x150 mm
Maximum embroidery speed (stitches per minute) 
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
Embroidery design formats  
EXP, DST, PES, PEC, JEF, SEW, PCS, XXX
         
Onscreen editing of designs: positioning, mirroring, rotating, scaling, combining
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Import/Export of patterns via USB
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Pinpoint Placement
x
-
-
-
-
-
x
Undo/Redo              
Group/Ungroup
x
 
-
-
-
-
x
Color Wheel 
x
 
-
-
-
-
x
Invisible Secure
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Smart Secure
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Thread-up Command
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Programmable jump stitch cutting
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Thread Away Mode
x
x
x
x
-
-
x
Embroidery Consultant
x
 
-
-
-
-
x
Midi hoop functionality (embroidery field: 265 x 165 mm)
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Mega hoop functionality (embroidery field: 400 x 150 mm)
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Freearm embroidery
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Personal memory for embroidery designs 
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Lettering manipulation (WordArt)
x
x
 
x
 
x
x
Importing stitch patterns
x
 
-
-
-
-
-
Color resequence
x
   
x
 
x
x
Sequence control
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Basting
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Endless embroidery
x
 
-
-
-
-
x
Position recall
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
BERNINA ArtLink embroidery software (downloadable from bernina.com)
x
x
 
x
 
x
x
Embroidery tutorial 
x
x
x
x
x
x
x

Included Accessories

  • BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR)

    BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR)

    The BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR) adapts precisely to your current sewing speed to produce absolutely consistent stitching.

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  • Reverse-pattern foot #1C

    Reverse-pattern foot #1C

    Reverse-pattern foot #1C is the ideal presser foot for sewing forward and reverse-feed utility and decorative stitches.

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  • Reverse-pattern foot #1D

    Reverse-pattern foot #1D

    Reverse-pattern foot #1D is the ideal presser foot for sewing forward and reverse-feed utility and decorative stitches.

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  • Overlock foot #2A

    Overlock foot #2A

    Overlock foot #2A lets you neaten seams easily and sew high-quality hems, waistbands and overlock seams on knit fabrics.

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  • Buttonhole foot with slide #3A

    Buttonhole foot with slide #3A

    Depending on the model, Buttonhole foot with slide #3A determines the desired buttonhole length for identical buttonholes either via a sensor or manually.

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  • Zipper foot #4D

    Zipper foot #4D

    Thanks to its narrow, centrally positioned toe, Zipper foot #4D can stitch very close to the zipper coils, allowing it to sew the zipper on neatly.

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  • Blindstitch foot #5

    Blindstitch foot #5

    Blindstitch foot #5 is designed for sewing blind hems on all fabric thicknesses for a barely-visible finish.

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  • Open embroidery foot #20C

    Open embroidery foot #20C

    Open embroidery foot #20C is ideal for embroidering with your sewing machine. The indentation in the sole of the presser foot allows it to glide smoothly over dense stitches.

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  • Free-arm slide-on table for more sewing space

    Free-arm slide-on table for more sewing space

    The BERNINA Free-arm slide-on table offers greater comfort thanks to an increased sewing area, without affecting free-arm function when sewing.

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