The Bernina 590e comes with a specialist embroidery module, Bernina Stitch Regulator, and Free Hand (knee lifter) system. Includes 1774 stitch patterns (inc 59 quilting & 500 decorative stitches) and 275 embroidery designs.
The powerful and versatile Bernina 590e gives great results on a huge range of fabrics. There’s a choice of 1774 stitch patterns including 59 quilting & 500 decorative stitches, and Bernina’s Stitch Regulator and Free Hand (knee lifter) are included.
The Bernina 590e is a versatile machine which gives great results in sewing, quilting and embroidery.
The B590e comprises the Bernina 590 machine plus the Bernina 5 series SDT (Smart Drive Technology) embroidery module. For a limited time while stocks last, the previous version of the series 5 embroidery module is available for half price when purchased with the 590e - select the option at checkout.
The embroidery module gives you a bigger embroidery area of 15.7" x 5.9" (400 x 150 mm), and comes with 2 embroidery hoops and embroidery presser foot #26, plus access to embroidery software. The new SDT version is up to 60% faster, with a quieter and smoother operation.
Th B590e is powerful, dealing with multiple layers and tough fabrics and materials with ease. It handles big projects, and gives the finest results in detailed embroidery. With a work space of 8.5” to the right of the needle large quilts and home décor projects can be handled with ease. There’s also a slide-on freearm extension table that adds room and support around the needle. Several full-shank metal Bernina presser feet (including the Blindstitch foot #5 for invisible hemming) come with the B590e giving you a wide range of sewing options. To keep these handy and organised, a well-designed magnetic accessory box is included.
The Bernina 590e has a total of 1774 stitch patterns, including 38 utility stitches, 59 quilting stitches, 500 decorative stitches, 40 cross stitch programmes, 9 alphabets and 18 buttonholes. It also comes with 275 embroidery designs. The 590e allows you to make all the decisions. You decide what the stitch length and width should be (the maximum stitch width of 9mm is ideal for creating decorative stitches). You can sew and embroider at up to 1000 stitches per minute. You choose the needle position, and whether the needle stays down when it stops. Stitches can be combined or edited, and saved in memory, and stitch settings can be changed while sewing. Triple stitch and stitch elongation are additional features of this machine, adding a wow factor to your creations. Specialised embroidery functions include pinpoint placement, undo/redo, endless embroidery, thread away, group/ungroup, invisible/smart secure and many more. Guidance is available via the Creative Embroidery Consultant software. All this control is close to hand and easy to use, with the large, intuitive touch screen and multi-function knobs on the front of the machine
The B590e comes with the Bernina Stitch Regulator (BSR) which brings amazing control and consistency to stitches in free-motion sewing and quilting, See this page for a description of what this amazing foot, included with this machine, can do.
The B590e has so many helpful features. The Bernina Free Hand System (FHS) capability is built in, with the knee lifter included in the accessory package. The programmable foot control also gives you more options. The automatic thread cutter is another useful function of the B590e, cutting the thread and raising the needle in an easy one-button operation. The Adjustable foot pressure functionality adjusts for thick or thin fabric to eliminate skipped stitches, and the Automatic Presser Foot Lifter raises and lowers the foot foot with the push of a button, giving precise guidance of the fabric without taking your hands off the fabric. Adaptive Thread Tension ensures high quality stitching with any fabrics. An automatic upper and lower thread indicator alerts you of a thread breakage. The practical Thread Away mode is a swift movement if the hoop that pulls most of the upper thread tails to the underside for clean embroidery results on the top.
Bernina Dual Feed ensures fabric is evenly fed from above and below, ensuring great results on smooth or fine materials. It is easy to engage, and tucks away when not in use. The Bernina Hook system keeps every stitch consistent and precise. It incorporates a jumbo bobbin that holds up to 70% more thread than standard bobbins, which means fewer stops and starts with your sewing. And since it is conveniently changed from the front, there’s no need to remove your project.
The Bernina 590e is the complete sewing, quilting and embroidery package!
Why buy a machine from us?
Exeter Sewing Machine Company is an independent, family-owned business based in the centre of Exeter, Devon which has been in business for over 70 years. We sell Brother, Janome, Bernina, Baby Lock and Husqvarna machines along with their accessories, with the full back-up and support you would expect from a local family business.
Our independence and experience mean we can provide an unbiased opinion and advice to help you choose the right machine for you. When the store is open we offer free machine demonstrations, meaning that you can see and even try the machines before making your decision.
See this Bernina video for a demonstration of what's possible using the embroidery module. (nb this video refers to the older, non SDT module. The new SDT module included with this machine is up to 60% faster, and more quiet and smooth in its operation)
1774 stitch patterns (including alphabets)
38 utility stitches
59 quilting stitches
275 embroidery designs
500 decorative stitches
40 cross-stitch programmes
Bernina 5 series embroidery module included (comes with 2x hoops and embroidery presser foot)
Bernina Stitch Regulator (BSR) included - for free motion quilting and sewing
Free Hand System (FHS) enabled (knee lift bar included)
Up to 1000 stitches per minute, sewing and embroidery
9mm maximum stitch width
Customise stitch length and width
Thread Away feature
Extended free arm - 8.5" / 215mm to right of needle
Frontloading Jumbo Bobbin with 70% more thread
Automatic presser foot pressure and lift
Bernina Dual Feed
Adaptive thread tension
Upper and bobbin thread monitor
Bobbin winding while sewing/embroidering
Free arm with slide on extension table
Automatic thread cutter
Pattern end programmable
Semi-automatic needle threader
Save and reuse stitches
Variable sewing speed
Sewing Consultant on-screen help
Creative Embroidery Consultant software link included
Smart Drive Technology The Bernina Smart Drive Technology (SDT) 5 series embroidery module turns an embroidery-capable Bernina sewing machine into an amazing embroidery machine, allowing precise and stunning embroidery results to be achieved in the blink of an eye.The new Smart Drive Technology gives an embroidery speed increased by up to 60%, with a smoother movement and less vibration and noise.
Bernina Stich Regulator (BSR) The BSR foot is more than just a presser foot; it produces neat, consistent stitching with stitches of precisely the same length while free-motion sewing. It reacts to the fabric's movement and adjusts the machine speed to match! It regulates perfect, equal-length straight and zigzag stitches at variable sewing speeds to give top quality results to your free-motion quilting.
Bernina Free Hand System (FHS) With FHS you can raise or lower the presser foot while simultaneously lowering the feed dog without having to take your hands off the fabric, ideal for quilting
Programmable foot control The foot control is programmable, allowing you to raise or lower the needle with a press of your heel.
Adaptive Thread Tension The Bernina Adaptive Thread Tension system ensures the ideal thread tension as you sew, helping you to achieve perfect stitch quality on both sides of the fabric. After you set the thread tension for the thread and fabric, your machine continuously checks it as you sew, adjusting it unobtrusively and automatically whenever necessary, resulting in the finest sewing and embroidery quality, with no need to even press a button.
Pinpoint Placement Placing embroidery perfectly is easy on the B590e. Simply select two points on the screen and match them with the markings on the hooped fabric. Your design is automatically aligned, rotated, resized and positioned to fit. Plus you have full visibility of the hooped fabric at all times.
Thread Away mode Thread Away mode is a swift movement of the hoop that pulls most of the upper thread tails to the underside for clean embroidery results on the top
Invisible Secure & Smart Secure Invisible Secure makes the perfected tie-on/off fomration completely invisible while Smart Secure adds tie-on/off stitches if none are pre-programmed. It's like having your own embroidery fairy!
On-screen design editing, with assistance The B590e allows design edits directly on the screen during embroidery. Rotate, mirror, combine and rearrange with a simple touch of the screen. The Undo/Redo lets you easily go single steps back or forward while Group & Ungroup lets you edit all at once or indidivually. The Embroidery Consultant provides help, tips and tricks