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Bernina 540

Experience the effortless power and precision of the Bernina 540 sewing machine. With automatic thread cutting, perfect tension control, and a spacious sewing area, handle big projects with ease and achieve beautiful stitch results. The modern colorful touch screen provides on-screen support for easy navigation, while the jumbo bobbin allows for longer sewing sessions. Sew quieter, faster, and better with this embroidery compatible sewing machine.

Finance for $166.63* per month for 24 months at 0% interest.
*O.A.C. + sales tax where applicable, terms and conditions apply.
$3999

“Sailing or sewing – it’s all about speed and precision.”

Livia Naef & Nelia Puhze, Swiss Sailors and Sewing enthusiasts

Experience the effortless power and precision of the Bernina 540 sewing machine. With automatic thread cutting, perfect tension control, and a spacious sewing area, handle big projects with ease and achieve beautiful stitch results. The modern colorful touch screen provides on-screen support for easy navigation, while the jumbo bobbin allows for longer sewing sessions. Sew quieter, faster, and better with this embroidery compatible sewing machine.

Bernina 540 Features:

  • Powerful, fast & precise sewing
  • Handle big projects with ease
  • Perfect for decorative stitches
  • Your threads are cut automatically
  • Embroidery compatible
Bernina 540 with Embroidery Unit

20 Year Limited Warranty on Bernina Machines

Bernina warrants this product against defective workmanship and materials for a period of twenty (20) years in case of mechanical parts, five (5) years in case of printed circuit boards, and two (2) years in case of electrical parts from the date of original purchase FREE of charge.

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Perfect Tension For Perfect Stitches

  • Precise & powerful sewing
  • Just sew without any worries
  • Achieve beautiful stitch results

Thanks to the Adaptive Thread Tension you get optimal thread tension for perfect stitch quality on both sides of the fabric.

Bernina 540 Stitching Sample

More Space For Creative Freedom

  • Realize big projects with ease
  • Enough space for your creations
  • Embroidery module optional

The extended freearm offers 8.5″ right of the needle. Therefore you will enjoy a grand sewing area for grand ideas.

Bernina 540 Sewing Space

Get The Right Pressure Every Time

  • Sew any material with ease
  • Increase pressure for thin materials
  • Reduce pressure for thick materials

Ensures that the ideal pressure is always used for the selected stitch. The basic setting can be individually adjusted.

Bernina 540 Adjustable Presser Foot

Ask Your On-Screen Support

  • Modern colorful touch screen
  • Easy to use with simple navigation
  • On-screen support when needed

The Sewing Consultant helps you to find the right settings. Adjust suggested alterations quickly with the multi-function knobs.

Bernina 540 On-Screen Help

Sew Quieter, Faster, Longer, Better

  • Sew perfect stitches with 9 mm stitch width
  • Jumbo bobbin to sew 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.

Bernina 540 Jumbo Bobbin

Automatic Features Save Time

  • No manual thread cutting
  • Press a button to cut your thread
  • Save time for your creativity

Thanks to the automatic thread cutter your threads are cut automatically and the needle will be lifted afterwards.

Bernina 540

Bernina 540 Includes:

  • Reverse Pattern Foot #1
  • Reverse Pattern Foot #1C
  • Overlock Foot #2
  • Buttonhole Foot with Slide #3A
  • Zipper Foot #4
  • Zipper Foot #4D
  • Open Embroidery Foot #20C
  • Freearm Slide-on Table
  • Knee lifter/Free-Hand System (FHS)
  • Sewing Machine Oil
  • Bernina Accessory Box
  • Soft Cover with pocket
  • Spool discs (x 3)
  • Bobbins (x 5)
  • Foam pads (x 2)
  • Touchscreen Pen
  • Seam ripper
  • Height compensation tool
  • Selection of needles
  • Screwdriver (red)
  • Brush
  • Power cable
  • Foot control

Bernina 540 Specifications:

Bernina 540 Specifications
Adaptive thread tension
Adjustable presser foot pressure
Automatic buttonhole
Automatic thread cutter
Built-in buttonholes 14
Built-in cross-stitch programs 31
Built-in decorative stitches 300
Built-in quilting stitches 44
Built-in sewing alphabets 5
Built-in stitches 1048
Built-in utility stitches 30
Color touch screen 4.3″ (10 cm)
Dimensions 18.1″ (W) x 7.9″ (D) x 12.9″ (H)
Embroidery design formats EXP, DST, PES,
PEC, JEF, SEW,
PCS, XXX
Embroidery module Optional
Free hand system (FHS)
Freearm embroidery
Hook system Bernina Hook
LED sewing lights 12 LEDs
Maximum embroidery area 15.7″ x 5.9″
Maximum embroidery speed 1,000 spm
Maximum stitch length 6 mm
Maximum stitch width 9 mm
On-screen editing of designs
On-screen hep
Semi-automatic needle threader
Sewing space to the right of the needle 8.5″
Slide speed control
Start/stop button
USB interface
Weight 24.2 Lbs

All Bernina machines are backed by a warranty ensuring the mechanical and electrical components of the machine in case of any fault.

Learn more about the Bernina 540 and other Bernina sewing machines by visiting one of our locations. Bernina is a strongly trusted brand known and loved by the Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum community.

We are Colorado’s most trusted sewing machine experts, with stores located in the Denver-metro area, including Littleton, Aurora, Arvada and Colorado Springs. Our experts are happy to walk you through the specifics of this product. Find a location near you today!