AURORA, IL--(Marketwired - Oct 30, 2013) - BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to introduce the BERNINA 560 (B 560) and BERNINA Embroidery Software 7. The newest addition to the 5 Series line of machines, the B 560 has an optional embroidery module and features that make it an excellent entry point for the creative sewist interested in embroidery, including compatibility with BERNINA's DesignWorks Software Suite. The latest version of BERNINA's powerful embroidery software is the new BERNINA Embroidery Software 7. With its Three-Dimensional (3-D) effects, Software 7 offers the chance for sewists to enjoy embroidery software on a whole new level.
Additionally, BERNINA is pleased to announce that the BERNINA 580 (B 580) now comes standard with the BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR). The patented and easy-to-use BSR helps maintain an even and consistent stitch length at any speed using sophisticated sensor technology that monitors the materials moving past the needle while regulating the length of the stitch.
"These latest additions to our 5 Series line are sure to please discerning sewists who are looking for expanded embroidery capabilities," said Paul Ashworth, President of BERNINA of America. "The B 560 provides creative sewists with a great set of tools and plenty of upgradable features as they pursue their passion for embroidery. With the addition of the BSR, the extremely versatile B 580 becomes an enhanced tool for the seasoned quilter or thread painter who is ready to unleash their creative freedom. The BERNINA Embroidery Software 7, with 3-D effects, allows the user to turn their original ideas into a reality."
B 560 (MSRP $4,599 with embroidery module, MSRP $3,399 without embroidery module)
The B 560 features a five-inch high-resolution color touch screen to navigate its wide range of features and functions. It features a simple yet classic design that sewists will appreciate, along with 476 total stitch patterns, an automatic thread cutter and a stitch width up to 9 mm. The B 560 also offers an optional embroidery module and is compatible with BERNINA's cutting edge software, DesignWorks. The DesignWorks Software Suite features the CutWork, PaintWork and CrystalWork components that can transform the B 560 from an embroidery machine into a mixed media tool. With CutWork, shapes, patterns and designs can be cut from multiple layers of fabric. PaintWork allows the application of pen drawings to fabric and textiles. CrystalWork gives the ability to create crystal appliqué patterns for textiles and garments. The B 560 is now available at authorized BERNINA Dealers nationwide.
B 580 (MSRP $7,199)
The B 580 is the most versatile of the 5 Series line and packed with features, that now include a BSR and an accessory box for presser feet as standard accessories. The B 580's embroidery function and 100 built-in embroidery designs that can be mirrored, rotated, combined and scaled in size on the machine's large color touch screen enhance any embroiderer's experience. The B 580 also features 838 stitch patterns, including 187 decorative stitches and seven alphabets each for sewing and embroidery. The B 580 with a standard BSR and accessories box is now available at authorized BERNINA Dealers nationwide.
BERNINA's 5 Series, which includes the B 580, the B 560, the BERNINA 550 QE (Quilter's Edition) and the BERNINA 530, offers the highest precision sewing, quilting and embroidery features and technology as a sewist's skills and requirements grow. With expanded stitch control and memory, a USB connection, BSR capability and the BERNINA Free Hand System for raising and lowering presser feet and lowering feed dogs, the 5 Series is designed to make sewing easier and more satisfying.
BERNINA Embroidery Software V7 (MSRP $1,999)
BERNINA Embroidery Software 7 places a host of powerful design tools at the fingertips of sewists, including 3-D effects like StumpWork, Trapunto and PunchWork, as well as advanced monogramming and lettering, autodigitizing and full manual digitizing functionality to complement the hundreds of built-in and ready-to-stitch designs. Software 7 also sports an easy-to-use interface that features larger icons and icon grouping, and easy-to-change outline stitches and fill stitches. Additionally, BERNINA has included the most requested enhancements to its embroidery software: easy-to-select colors; an artistic view of pattern fills, borders and stamps; a shortcut to insert a design or artwork; the ability to switch from inches to metrics; and a choice of options for the mouse wheel.
Software 7 is the latest version of BERNINA embroidery software that lets the user design, import, edit, manage and freely configure their embroidery designs, and much more. The powerful BERNINA embroidery software works in a manner similar to a graphics program, giving completely free rein in turning ideas into reality. From the very first stitch, users are able to visualize the result, select matching threads, print out designs and share them with others. BERNINA Embroidery Software 7 is the ideal tool for creating distinctive embroidery motifs. Software 7 is now available at authorized BERNINA Dealers nationwide.
Founded in Switzerland more than 100 years ago, BERNINA is the world's premier manufacturer with a proven reputation for offering state-of-the-art sewing and embroidery systems, sergers and embroidery software. BERNINA's leadership is marked by an impressive number of industry leaders, influencers and artisans who chose to partner with the company. BERNINA products are sold in the United States through a network of approximately 450 fully trained independent dealerships. In 2008, the company introduced the revolutionary BERNINA 830, a machine designed to change the home sewing industry. To learn more and to find a dealer, visit www.bernina.com or call (630)978-2500.