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Bernina 540 Sewing Machine


Bernina 5 Series Embroidery Module

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The Bernina 540 with its extended free arm offers 8.5′ right of the needle. Perfect to handle large quilting projects with the greatest of ease.


  • Enough space for bigger projects
  • Handle big quilts with ease
  • Live up to your quilt creativity
  • Enough room for comfortable quilting
  • Keep your hands on the fabric
  • Adjust your quilt safely
  • Tiny adjustments can be done quickly
  • Rotate, turn & do appliques easily

Thanks to the Free Hand System (knee lifter), the needle can be programmed to stop down in the fabric, making it easy to manoeuvre and turn as you applique and quilt.

Automatic features save time
Thread is cut automatically
Save time for your creative ideas
More time to focus on your quilt

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Additional information

Optional Embroidery Module


  • Stitches per minute – 1000
  • 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
  • Maximum stitch width – 9mm
  • Maximum stitch length – 6mm
  • Needle positions – 11
  • Sewing in each needle position
  • Number of spool holders – 2
  • Automatic thread cutter
  • Semi-Automatic needle threader
  • Manual thread cutter – 4
  • Adaptive Thread Tension
  • Create & save stitch combinations
  • Memory (short-term/altered stitches)
  • Memory (long-term/altered stitches)
  • BSR functionality (straight stitch & zig-zag)
  • Start/Stop button (Stitching without foot control)
  • Slide Speed Control
  • Upper Thread Indicator
  • Lower Thread Indicator
  • USB interface for PC connections
  • Change stitch settings while sewing
  • Optional Bernina foot control with back-kick function
  • Needle stop up/down
  • Bobbin winding while sewing/embroidering
  • On-screen help
  • Sewing tutorial
  • Setup program
  • Dust Cover
  • Magnetic Accessory Box


Sewing Features

  • Pattern start/end function
  • Triple stitch
  • Pattern end programmable
  • Elongation
  • Security function program
  • Maximum sewing speed – 1000SPM
  • Number of sttich patterns (Inc Alphabet) – 1450
  • Utitility stitches – 34
  • Buttonholes – 16
  • Automatic buttonhole length measuring
  • Automatic buttonhole
  • Manual multi-step buttonhole
  • Button sew-on program
  • Darning programs
  • Decorative stitches – 300
  • Quilting stitches – 73
  • Cross-stitch programs – 34
  • Sewing alphabets – 5


Embroidery Features – (Embroidery Unit Optional)

  • Embroidery functionality
  • Embroidery module – Optional
  • Maximum embroidery area 15.7″ x 5.9″
  • Maximum embroidery speed – 1000SPM
  • Built in embroidery designs – 50
  • Embroidery alphabets – 4
  • Embroidery design format – EXP, DST, PES, PEC, JEF, SEW, PCS, XXX
  • Onscreen editing of designs; positioning, mirroring, rotating, scaling, combining
  • Import/Export of patterns via USB
  • Invisible secure
  • Smart secure
  • Thread-up command
  • Programmable jump stitch cutting
  • Midi hoop functionality (embroidery field 265 x 165mm)
  • Mega hoop functionality (embroidery field 400 x 150mm)
  • Freearm embroidery
  • Personal memory for embroidery
  • Lettering manipulation (WordArt)
  • Color Resequence
  • Basting
  • Position recall
  • Bernina ArtLink Embroidery Software – Downloadable
  • Embroidery tutorial
  • EAN: 7630043515679
  • #1C Reverse Pattern Foot (Zig Zag)
  • #2A Overlock Foot
  • #3A Buttonhole Foot with Sliding Sole
  • #4V Zipper Foot
  • #20C Open Toe Embroidery Foot
  • Bernina Free Hand System (FHS)
  • Extension table
  • Multifunction Foot Control
  • 4X Bobbins
  • Bobbin Case
  • Pack of Bernina Needles
  • Quilting Guide
  • Spool Caps
  • Height Compensation Tool
  • Canvas Slip Cover
  • Machine Oil
  • Screwdriver
  • Seam Ripper
  • Freestanding Accessory Wardrobe
  • Cleaning Brush
  • Instruction Manual

Exclusive 7 Year Warranty

BERNINA machines are designed to give you many years of happy and productive sewing. So for your complete peace of mind we are now offering a full 7 Years parts and labour warranty* on new BERNINA sewing machines purchased from an authorised BERNINA UK stockist.

All we require is that the machines are used and looked after according to the maintenance section of your manual and they are serviced by an authorised BERNINA service engineer either when your machine indicates that a service is required or every 3 years, whichever is sooner.

To receive the extended warranty you must return the completed Warranty registration card that comes with your machine, signed by your stockist. We will send a Certificate of Extended Warranty which specifies the conditions and includes a service record to be completed by the authorised service engineer.

The owner is responsible for the cost of freight and for any damage sustained in transit. You should retain the original packaging for the purposes of transporting your machine.


Accidental damage and wear and tear are excluded as are consumable parts including needles, bolts and bobbins. The extended warranty only applies to machines in normal domestic use. Machines used for teaching or commercial purposes have a one year warranty.



We have an in house servicing and repairs team that are on hand to help. Please see our Repairs & Servicing page for more details or get in touch on 0208 478 0669 or email to we can answer any queries and talk you through the servicing and repairs process.


A discount is available on this machine for educational establishments, such as Schools, Colleges, Universities registered with the Department of Education.  For details, please contact.

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