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Bernina S500E Embroidery Only Machine

Bernina 500 dedicated embroidery machine. More Space, Jumbo bobbin-to embroider longer, touch screen & pinpoint placement!

Bernina New 500E Embroidery Only Machine


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Bernina's newest embroidery only machine offers even more features and options for embroidery lovers: Accurately place designs with 'Pinpoint' placement, a great new feature for easy positioning and alignment.

Enjoy fast, immaculate and effortless embroidery, the Bernina 500 has all the functionality and fun of the 590E. With 275 embroidery designs, 8 embroidery fonts and Endless Embroidery function there is no limit to your creativity right from the start! Editing features such as Break Apart, Colour wheel, Mirror Vertical, Mirror Horizontal, Duplicate, Undo/Redo you will be producing personalised designs from the moment you start to stitch.

Flawless & Brilliant Results- Fast
No more manual trimming needed by setting the cutting of jump stitches at any length, Thread Away buries all thread tails and eliminates manual trimming, you can add tie on/off stitches to a design if none are pre-programmed.

Pinpoint Placement for accurate design positioning
Easy positioning and alignment of designs in the hoop, just select two point on the screen and match to the fabric then let the Bernina 500 adjust the design to ensure a perfect fit every time.

Extensive Embroidery Creative Consultant
Assistance at the touch of a button for advice on stabilisers & needles depending on your fabric choice to ensure best results. Help and advice is also available for DesignWorks , couching and appliqué.

The BERNINA Jumbo Bobbin
The heart of the BERNINA 500 features a centrally placed driver, which allows the BERNINA Hook to run fast yet quietly but with speeds up to 1,000 stitches per minute. The bobbin holds up to 70% more thread than standard bobbins allowing you to sew longer without interruption. There is easy access to the bobbin with no need to remove the hoop in the unlikely event you do run out of bobbin thread!

Why not try the Bernina 500 simulator? You can comfortably try the many features of the BERNINA 500 on your own Windows PC screen, the Simulator is 82MB in size

Click here to download Bernina 500 Simulator...

Design Package
Includes 275 Designs and 8 Alphabets

Included with the Bernina 500E:

Drop-shaped Embroidery Foot #26
Large Oval Embroidery Hoop & template (255mm x 145mm)
Medium Embroidery Hoop & template (130mm x 100mm)
2 Template holder clips
Instruction Manual
Soft Cover with Pocket
Accessory Box
3 Spool Retainers
4 Bobbins
2 Foam Pads
Touchscreen pen
Seam Ripper
Small Screwdriver
Lint brush
Power cable
1 Pack Asstd Embroidery Needles
USB Connecting cable
Thread Net

When you purchase a new Bernina sewing machine from Quilt Direct, we want you to enjoy your new machine to the full. In order to help you get the best of your machine and fulfil your potential we offer extended support and assistance. Not only do we provide a 1-2-1 introduction to your new machine either upon collection or shortly afterwards. We also host Bernina mastery sessions in our Studio which you can attend free of charge* for the first 2 years of owning your new Bernina.

Due to current social distancing, our studio is closed, however we are still here to offer virtual help either online or over the phone for sewing machine sales. We even have simulators we can share with you so you can see all the machine functions and features from the comfort of your own home. We also want you to feel happy and confident with your new machine purchase so we offer you a free 1 to 1 "set up to sew and go" online internet or telephone session to get you started and ready to take on your first sewing project. This session will last up to 1 hour.

The Studio at Quilt Direct is located on Dartmoor in Devon, with access for walking, cycling, fishing, golf and many more activities to entertain non-sewing partners and family members. Well behaved dogs are also welcome. If you would like information regarding local holiday accommodation this too can be provided.
In addition to the help and support Quilt Direct provide to new Bernina owners, Bernina in London also offers free tuition day/s dependent upon the make and model of your New Bernina Machine at their London Tuition Centre. These are small classes and your own model of machine is provided for use on the day.
*£5 booking fee per Bernina Mastery Session, max number of 6 persons per session with priority given to most recent Bernina sewing machine purchases.

Please note that to qualify for free tuition you must take your course within a year of purchasing your machine.

Bernina Machines sold in the UK currently have a full 7 year warranty on the whole machine.

To qualify for the extended warranty you need to register the purchase of your machine by returning the completed warranty card to us to sign. We will then arrange for a certificate of extended warranty to be sent to you from Bogod Co.
In order to comply with the extended warranty you will need to maintain the machine and have it serviced within recommended periods. All Bernina sewing machines have electronic stitch counters*, which give an on screen message when it is necessary to have a service. However, even if a machine is only used occasionally and the stitch count for a service is not reached, it is still necessary to have the sewing machine serviced a minimum of every 3 years.

The extended warranty applies for normal domestic use only - not educational or commercial use - and to the first purchaser only.

*Except the 1008S

Upgrade your Bernina S500E with these Additonal Extras

Bernina Designer Plus Software Version 8.2


Bernina Hoop Midi For New 5, 7 & 8 Series


Bernina DesignWorks CrystalWork Tool


Bernina DesignWorks CutWork Tool

Bernina DesignWorks CutWork Tool


With the CutWork tool, you can cut out forms cleanly and precisely. Your imagination knows no limits. To achieve the desired results, you will need a BERNINA machine capable of embroidery and the CutWork tool, which you will insert in place of the needle. Break the mold and combine your embroideries with CutWork. You will be amazed at the gorgeous effects you can achieve – whether on garments, accessories, or quilts.
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The BERNINA DesignWorks Software Suite and the companion accessory tools are compatible with the following BERNINA embroidery machine models:
560, 580, 720, 750QE, 770QE 780, 790, 830 and 880.

The following BERNINA embroidery machines are compatible with the CutWork accessory and software only:
Artista 200, 730, 630, 640, Aurora 430/435/440/450.

Broderie anglaise, appliqués, or patchwork.

Whether beautiful broderie anglaise or an awesome 3D look with appliqués, the combination of creative technologies produces amazing effects. And when you are working on patchwork, CutWork helps you create individual or multiple layers in the desired form with just one operation. The result: perfect quilts.

Create your own motifs using the software.

The CutWork software offers numerous tools that make the individual editing or even the creation of your own motifs on the PC possible. Operating the software is simple and clear. A sequence manager indicates the orderof the motif areas to be cut. In just a few steps, your own cut design with amazing effects can be made out of your very own idea.

The CutWork tool package includes:
* CutWork tool complete with cutting blade
* 1 Spare CutWork blade
* CutWork presser foot #44C

Requires the appropriate Cutwork Needleplate for your machine.

Bernina DesignWorks PaintWork Tool


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