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The Bernina 790 is the top of the 7-Series Bernina line. The 790 has features you've only dreamed about! Of course it has Dual Feed, Bernina Stitch Regulator, FreeHand System, Automatic Pivoting, and 9mm wide stitches. But it also has a Stitch Designer so that you can create your own stitches or modify any of the hundreds of built-in stitches. It also has even larger multi-directional decorative stitches. Some are a couple of inches wide! And even cooler, you can easily combine these stitches together. If they don't line up properly? No problem. Just drag them so that they look good on the screen and the 790 will do the rest. Oh, and another often overlooked feature is that you can actually embroider any sewing stitch or stitch combination in the hoop. This means you can resize your decorative stitches and embroider them in any way you like. Here's a video about multi-directional stitches.

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

Why we love the Bernina 790:

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

  • 10" Throat
  • 7" Touch Screen (Compared to 4.3" on previous models)
  • Improved Lighting (30 LEDs vs. 16 on the 590)
  • 1000 Stitches Per Minute
  • Embroidery Included
  • Embroidery Plus Features Included
  • Multi-Directional Stitches (up to more than an inch wide)
  • Stitch Designer
  • Combine designs with multi-directional stitches
  • Embroider decorative sewing stitches
  • Pinpoint Placement in Embroidery
  • 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 790 is the top of the 7-Series line, and is the "Co-Homecoming Queen" with the Bernina 880. Both feature top-of-the-line features, but the threading and bobbin system are more familiar on the 790 to most people than on the 880.
11 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
  • #8 Jeans foot
  • #20C Open Toe foot for applique or decorative stitches
  • #40 Sideways Motion foot
  • Bernina Stitch Regulator (BSR)
  • #26 Machine Embroidery foot
Other machines to consider:
  • Bernina 880
View the BERNINA 7-Series brochure

Download the 790 Simulator here. This program lets you play with the sewing and embroidery screens. Very cool!