BERNINA have recently released a re-engineered range of 5-series machines – B535, B570QE, B590 and the embroidery only B500.
Some of the features include: front loading jumbo bobbin, holding up to 70% more thread than standard bobbins; a 4.3 inch (10.9 cm) intuitive colour touch screen; a longer forearm with 8.5 inches (21.6 cm) of space to the right of the needle; semi-automatic threading system; LED lights to brightly illuminate your workspace and the needle area (16 in the B590 and 12 in the other models); foot control with needle up/down function; automatic thread cutter and adaptive thread tension.
The B535 has a maximum stitch width of 5.5 mm whilst the B570QE and the B590 have a maximum stitch width of 9 mm. The BERNINA stitch regulator (BSR) comes standard with the B570QE and B590, and is an optional extra for the B535. All machines come with the Free Hand System (knee lift), touch pen and the new magnetic accessory box.
If embroidery is your passion, the B500 is designed to do only that. New features include Pinpoint placement, Group/Ungroup, Colour wheel, just to name a few. With 275 built in embroidery designs, there is plenty to choose from.
We have a B535 available in store to test drive. And don’t forget that the the BERNINA Mother’s Day sale is on now until the end of May – a perfect time to upgrade, or to get those extra presser feet you may have wanted.
This is a big year for BERNINA, as they are celebrating ‘125 years of Swiss passion’. A big celebration is planned for later in the year in Sydney – details will be provided once available.