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Bernina 535

By Bernina

MSRP: $3,799.00
SKU#: B535

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Do you tell stories with a quilt, or express yourself through hand-crafted clothes or make everything more beautiful with embroidery?

We know you. We get you. And we engineered our 5 Series line of machines expressly for you. It is perfectly sized, feature packed and ready to sew, quilt and embroider quieter, faster, better and with fewer stops and starts thanks to the BERNINA Hook. Interest piqued? We thought so.

Perfect tensions 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.

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.

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.

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 multifunction-knobs.

Sew quieter, faster, longer, better

  • Sew perfect stitches with 5.5 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.

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.


General Information

  • Bernina Hook system
  • Maximum sewing speed - 1000 Stitches per Minute
  • Length of freearm to the right of the needle - 8.5"
  • Color touch screen - 4.3 inches
  • LED sewing lights - 12 LEDs
  • Multi-function knobs
  • Maximum stitch width - 5.5mm
  • Maximum stitch length - 6mm
  • Needle positions - 11
  • Sewing in every needle position
  • Number of spool holders - 2
  • Semi-automatic needle threader
  • Automatic thread cutter
  • Manual presser foot pressure
  • Manual thread cutters - 4
  • BERNINA Dual Feed (BDF)
  • BERNINA Adaptive Thread Tension
  • BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR) functionality (straight stitch and zigzag)
  • Start / stop button
  • Slide speed control
  • Upper thread indicator
  • USB interface for PC connection
  • BERNINA foot control with needle up / down function
  • Needle stop up / down
  • Drag & Drop
  • Bobbin winding while sewing / embroidering
  • On-screen help
  • Setup program

Sewing & Quilting

  • Pattern start / end function
  • Programmable Securing Function
  • Total number of stitch patterns (incl. alphabet) - 1048
  • Memory (short-term/altered stitches)
  • Memory (long-term/altered stitches)
  • Create and save stitch combinations
  • Changing stitch settings while sewing
  • Utility stitches total - 30
  • Buttonholes (incl. eyelets) total - 14
  • Automatic buttonhole length measuring system
  • Automatic buttonhole
  • Manual multi-step buttonhole
  • Button sew-on program
  • Darning programs
  • Decorative stitches total - 300
  • Quilting stitches total - 44
  • Cross-stitch stitches - 31
  • Sewing alphabets - 5
  • Sewing tutorial
  • Creative sewing consultant


  • Embroidery functionality
  • Embroidery Module - Optional
  • Maximum embroidery field - 15.7" x 5.9" (400mm x 150mm)
  • Maximum embroidery speed (stitches per minute) - 1000
  • Built-in embroidery designs - 50
  • Embroidery alphabets - 4
  • Read Embroidery Design Formats - EXP, DST, PES, PEC, JEF, SEW, PCS, XXX
  • On-Screen Design editing: positioning, mirroring, rotating, scaling, combining
  • Invisible Secure
  • Smart Secure
  • Thread-up Command
  • Programmable jump stitch cutting
  • Word ART
  • Freearm embroidery
  • Color resequence
  • Sequence control
  • Embroidery tutorial
  • Import / Export of designs via USB
  • Midi Hoop functionality, embroidery field 10.4"×6.5"(265×165mm)
  • Mega Hoop functionality, embroidery field 15.7"×5.9"(400×150mm)
  • Personal memory for embroidery designs Basting
  • Position recall
  • BERNINA DesignWorks Tool compatible (except PunchWorks)


BERNINA International AG, Steckborn, Switzerland warrants the product identified below to be free of any defects in workmanship and materials under normal use upon the terms and conditions hereinafter set forth. This warranty is offered solely for the private, non-commercial use of the product.

This warranty will be in force only for the periods of warranty duration, specified herein when the product is owned by the original purchaser and is limited solely to the repair or replacement of original parts which, in the opinion of BERNINA International AG, are defective in workmanship or material and which are returned to the Dealer from whom the unit was purchased or to such other point as may be designated by BERNINA International AG.


This warranty shall extend for a period of:

  • 2 Years: in the case of electrical parts;
  • 5 Years: in the case of printed circuit boards, and;
  • 20 Years: in the case of mechanical parts from the date of purchase of the product.

The liability of BERNINA International AG, shall be limited solely to the cost of the affected part and does not include labor charges. All other costs, including the costs of shipment to the Dealer from whom the product was purchased or to such other point as may be designated by BERNINA International AG, for service or repair under this warranty, shall be those of the purchaser.

Each BERNINA product will be fully checked by an authorized BERNINA Dealer at the time of purchase and said product is to be returned to authorized Dealer or to such other point as may be designated by BERNINA International AG, for all repairs or replacements covered by this warranty. This limited warranty is given subject to the following additional terms and conditions:

  1. BERNINA International AG, shall be under no obligation to honor any claim under this warranty in the event that said product has been misused, neglected, damaged in transit or has been tampered with in any way or if the specifications supplied by BERNINA International AG, at the time of purchase with respect to proper maintenance and lubrication have not been observed or if the serial number affixed to the machine has been tampered with or defaced or if the original bill of sale, warranty certificate for the machine or other proof of purchase acceptable to BERNINA International AG, is not presented at the time service or repair is sought under this warranty.
  2. Within ninety (90) days after this warranty shall not be valid until and unless a warranty is completed and returned countersigned by an authorized BERNINA Dealer, or the product is registered via the BERNINA Customer Portal within thirty (30) days after the date of purchase of said product.
  3. Within ninety (90) days after the date of purchase of said product, the purchaser shall have received from the authorized BERNINA Dealer from whom the machine was purchased, any and all instructions in the use of the product which may be provided by such Dealer.
  4. The product must be unplugged from the power source when not in use.

The user assumes the risk of what this warranty does not cover and there is hereby excluded, liability for defects, failure, loss, deterioration, personal injury or damage which are due to (i) ordinary wear and tear or exposure, (ii) misuse, abuse, alteration, negligence, or (iii) the installation of parts other than genuine BERNINA parts or equivalents.

In no event shall BERNINA International AG be liable to the purchaser of said machine or to third parties for special or consequential damages, including, but not limited to death or personal injuries.

BERNINA International AG does not assume or authorize any person to assume on its behalf, any other obligation or liability other than set forth herein.

Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives the purchaser specific legal rights, and the purchaser may also have other rights which vary from State to State.

There are no implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose that extend beyond the express warranty described on the face hereof. To the extent, the laws of any state create or recognize any implied warranties for this product, the duration of those warranties shall not extend beyond the duration of the BERNINA limited warranty.

This warranty is not transferable and is in addition to any warranty by the Dealer. BERNINA International AG is not party to and shall not be bound by any other warranty given in connection with the product identified below.

Standard Sewing & Quilting Accessories

  • 5 BERNINA presser feet included
    • Reverse pattern foot #1/1C
    • Overlock foot #2/2A
    • Buttonhole foot with slide #3A
    • Zipper foot #4/4D
    • Open embroidery foot #20/20C
  • BERNINA slide-on freearm extension table
  • BERNINA Free Hand System (FHS)
  • Touch Pen
  • Dust cover
  • Magnetic Accessory box

Standard Embroidery Accessories (included with optional Embroidery Module)

  • Embroidery presser foot #26
  • Embroidery hoop large oval with template (10.0"×5.7"/255×145 mm)
  • Embroidery hoop medium oval with template (5.1”×3.9”/130×100 mm)
  • BERNINA embroidery software ArtLink (download at

First steps

Screen functions

Changing and saving stitches

Decorative stitches



Embroidery first steps

Editing embroidery designs

Cleaning and Oiling

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