Bernina 500E

  • £2,495.00

  • More space for creative freedom

    More space for creative freedom

    • Handle big projects with ease
    • Comfortably create endless designs
    • Re-designed embroidery module

    The extended freearm offers 8.5" right of the needle. Enjoy a large embroidery area of 15.75" x 6.5" to bring your embroidery ideas to life.

  • Edit your designs with ease

    Edit your designs with ease

    • Simply undo & redo steps
    • Edit designs as a group or break apart
    • Customize the stitch-out sequence

    With the Enhanced Editing Functions you can realize your ideas directly on screen and use your creativity to create new designs.

  • 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.

  • Perfection is the new standard

    Perfection is the new standard

    • Manage thread cuts with ease
    • No manual trimming on top side
    • Achieve perfect embroidery results

    The Thread Away Mode pulls the threads down to the underside for clean embroidery results on the top.

  • Finest embroidery results for you

    Finest embroidery results for you

    • Perfect stitches, fast & quiet
    • Jumbo bobbin to embroider longer
    • 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 designs easily and precisely
    • 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.

BERNINA hook System
Length of free-arm to the right of the needle - 8.5 inches
Colour Touchscreen 4.3 Inches
LED sewing lights - 12 LED's
Multi Function Knobs
Number of spool holders - 2
Automatic thread cutter
Semi-Automatic needle threader 
Manual thread cutter - 4
Adaptive Thread Tension
Start/Stop button (Stitching without foot control)
Slide Speed Control
Upper Thread Indicator
Lower Thread Indicator
USB interface for PC connections
Optional Bernina foot control with back-kick function
Bobbin winding while embroidering
On-screen help
Setup program
Dust Cover
Magnetic Accessory Box
Embroidery functionality
Embroidery module
Maximum embroidery area - 15.7" x 5.9"
Maximum embroidery speed (Stitches per minute) - 1000
Built-in embroidery designs - 275
Embroidery alphabets - 8
Embroidery design format - EXP, DST, PES, PEC, JEF, SEW, PCS, XXX
On-screen editing of designs; positioning, mirroring, rotating, scaling, combining
Import/Export of patterns via USB
Pinpoint placement
Colour wheel
Invisible secure
Smart secure
Thread-up command
Programmable jump stitch cutting
Thread away mode
Embroidery Consultant
Midi hoop functionality (embroidery field: 400 x 150mm)
Free-arm embroidery
Personal memory for embroidery designs
Lettering manipulation (WordArt)
Colour resequencing
Sequence control
Endless embroidery
Position recall
Bernina Artlink embroidery software (Downloadable from
Embroidery Tutorial
  • Drop-shaped embroidery foot #26

    Drop-shaped embroidery foot #26

    Thanks to its special tear-drop shape, Drop-shaped embroidery foot #26 allows you to embroider with the embroidery module and to darn delicate fabrics.

  • Embroidery module M

    Embroidery module M

    Embroider creatively like a pro - with an embroidery module you can turn your embroidery-compatible BERNINA sewing machine into an embroidery computer.

  • Medium embroidery hoop – for medium-sized designs

    Medium embroidery hoop – for medium-sized designs

    The Medium embroidery hoop is a useful tool for the accurate embroidering of medium-sized projects with the BERNINA embroidery machine.

  • Large oval embroidery hoop

    Large oval embroidery hoop

    The Large oval embroidery hoop is suitable for both design combinations and extensive embroidery designs. The template makes quick work of accurately positioning the project in the hoop.