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Bernina 480

BERNINA 480

Power, speed, perfection and ease

Available at Continental Sewing Center.  Call (859) 252-0309 for more details.
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BERNINA 480: Highly sophisticated and brilliantly simple

 

Yvonne Reichmuth, "YVY", the sophisticated Swiss designer with impeccable taste in design and sewing machines

Take a look at why Yvonne loves working and designing with her B 480 and why she thinks you’ll love what this feature-packed machine can do for your projects too.

Watch the video and become a fan!

Learn more about why the B 480 is the machine for you:

  • Automatic features save time

    Automatic features save time

    • Automatic thread cutting
    • Press a button, thread is cut
    • Save time for the most creativity

    Threads are cut automatically and the needle lifts leaving your hands free to keep on creating as easily and quickly as you like. 

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  • Big ideas need more space

    Big ideas need more space

    • More room for all kinds of projects
    • Slide-on extension table included
    • Spacious and hassle free

    The extended freearm offers 7 inches right of the needle and allows plenty of room for projects, quilts and all kinds of creativity.

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  • Adjustable Presser Foot Pressure

    Adjustable Presser Foot Pressure

    • Thin fabrics? Increase pressure
    • Thick materials? Reduce pressure
    • Sew a variety of materials with ease

    The basic setting can be individually adjusted, ensuring the ideal pressure is always used for whatever fabrics and materials you choose.

  • Easy to navigate touch screen

    Easy to navigate touch screen

    • Modern color touch screen
    • Easy to use with simple navigation
    • On-screen support when needed

    The on-screen, there-when-you-need-it, Sewing Consultant helps you find the right settings. Make suggested adjustments quickly with the multi-function knobs.

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  • Hands free and in control

    Hands free and in control

    • Hands-free sewing with the knee lifter
    • Your hands guide the fabric anytime
    • Simultaneously raises/lowers presser foot and feed dog
    The BERNINA Free Hand System lets you lift or lower the presser foot using only the knee lifter, keeping your hands free to guide your projects.
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  • Perfect stitches perfectly easy

    Perfect stitches perfectly easy

    • Sew perfect stitches with 9 mm stitch width
    • Jumbo bobbin means fewer stops
    • Convenient, front-load bobbin

    The BERNINA Hook keeps the stitches consistent and precise, and fast too, sewing at a maximum speed of 900 stitches per minute.

"The B 480 is an essential part of my studio."
Highly sophisticated. Brilliantly simple. Like Yvonne’s beautiful designs, her B 480 expertly combines simple, easy-to-use features with innovative technology, ensuring that her stitches are impeccable on everything from leather to delicate fabrics. Her machine exceeds her expectations. You can expect the same.
Yvonne Reichmuth - "YVY" Swiss Fashion Designer

What's all behind the B 480?

Our modern artista machines are equipped with numerous innovative functions and programs. Here you can get an overview of the advantages of the B 480. Some features are only available with the latest firmware update. Click on the Support tab to install the latest update.

Note:
Not all models and accessories are available in all countries. We reserve the right to make changes in both features and design.

General

 BERNINA 480BERNINA 475 QEBERNINA 435
Price $ 2,899.00
$ 2,499.00
$ 2,499.00
$ 2,099.00
$ 1,899.00
$ 1,499.00
Hook system
BERNINA Hook
BERNINA Hook
BERNINA Hook
Maximum sewing speed (stitches per minute)
900
900
900
Sewing space to the right of the needle
7” / 177,7 mm
7” / 177,7 mm
7” / 177,7 mm
Color touch screen
4.3” / 10 cm
4.3” / 10 cm
4.3” / 10 cm
LED sewing lights
8 LED
8 LED
8 LED
Multi-function knobs
x
x
x
Maximum stitch width
9
5.5
5.5
Maximum stitch length
6
6
6
Needle positions
11
11
11
Sewing in each needle position
x
x
x
Number of spool holders
2
2
2
Semi-automatic needle threader
x
x
x
Automatic thread cutter
x
x
-
Adjustable presser foot pressure
x
x
x
Manual thread cutter
4
4
4
Adaptive Thread Tension
x
x
x
Create and save stitch combinations
x
x
x
Memory (short-term/altered stitches)
x
x
x
Memory (long-term/altered stitches)
x
x
x
BSR enabled, straight stitch and zigzag (separate BSR foot required)
x
x
-
Start/stop button (stitching without foot control)
x
x
x
Slide speed control
x
x
x
USB interface for PC connection
x
x
x
Changing stitch settings while sewing
x
x
x
BERNINA foot control with back-kick function
x
Opt.
Opt.
Needle stop up/down
x
x
x
Drag & Drop
x
x
x
Bobbin winding while sewing/embroidering
x
x
x
On-screen help
x
x
x
Sewing tutorial
x
x
x
Creative consultant
x
x
x
Setup program
x
x
x
BERNINA freearm slide-on table
x
x
x
Dust cover
x
x
x
Magnetic Accessory box
x
-
-
Accessories box / bag
-
x
x
Machine weight
9.5 kg
9.5 kg
9.5 kg
Machine size
423 / 200 / 328 mm 16.6" / 7.9" / 12.9"
423 / 200 / 328 mm 16.6" / 7.9" / 12.9"
423 / 200 / 328 mm 16.6" / 7.9" / 12.9"

Sewing

 BERNINA 480BERNINA 475 QEBERNINA 435
Pattern start/end function
x
x
x
Elongation
x
-
-
Automatic securing function
x
x
x
Pattern repeat (up to 9)
x
x
x
Free Hand System (FHS) 
x
x
x
Number of stitch patterns (incl. alphabet) total 
994
840
650
Utility stitches total 
29
29
29
Buttonholes (incl. eyelet) total 
11
10
9
Automatic buttonhole length measuring system
x
x
x
Automatic buttonhole
x
x
x
Manual multi-step buttonhole
x
x
x
Button sew-on program
x
x
x
Darning programs
2
2
2
Decorative stitches total 
250
200
150
Quilting stitches total 
27
40
13
Cross-stitch programs
21
13
11
Sewing alphabets
5
4
3
Reverse sewing
x
x
x