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Our most excellent, affordable sewing and embroidery machine
The b79 is our top of the line model. It offers everything a creator needs – this two-in-one machine combines all the sewing functions of the b77 with the embroidery perks of the b70 DECO. The b79 makes creating a unique and special handmade dress with delicate embroidered flower embellishments easy. Newbies, never fear, this machine is so simple to use, you’ll become the maker you’ve always wanted to be in no time. This attractively priced sewing and embroidery, computerized machine is perfect for everyone. It's incredibly easy to use, offers a wide range of functions and lets you be your most creative.
Multi-function knobs for quick operation
Extensive sewing and embroidery area
500 stitches and endless possibilities with Stitch Designer
Dual feed for fast, even fabric feed
Programmable foot control with back-kick function
Embroidery module with 3 hoops and embroidery hoop detection
5-inch color touchscreen for easy navigation
2 BERNINA Toolbox software modules included
Easy and quick navigation with touchscreen and multi-function knobs
Find the right stitch or embroidery design and optimize the thread tension by using the 5-inch color touch screen, which is optimally positioned in the center of the machine. Or quickly change the stich length or width or position your embroidery design via the multi-function knobs . Access the sewing or embroidery tutorials for tips on how to operate your machine or use the creative consultant for advice on the best stitch for your chosen fabric.
Bright and spacious for fast and accurate sewing
You won't be left in the dark with the four bright LEDs lighting up the sewing area, which offers you 230 mm of space right of the needle. The slide-on freearm extension table gives you extra space and comfort for large sewing or quilting projects.
Decorative and quilting stitches for magical embellishments
Of course, you can hem and zigzag stitch with the b79, sew stretchy t-shirt fabrics and even choose between 17 buttonholes. But there is much more than just the utility stitches: create truly exiting embellishments with 133 decorative and 35 quilting stitches. You want to modify included stitches or create your own ones? Everything is possible with the Stitch Designer. Your individual stitch settings are temporarily saved, and you can store them in your personal memory for future projects.
Tie-off function and automatic thread cutter
With the automatic tie-off function you no longer have to stitch backwards to prevent the seam from unravelling. Simply press the tie-off button at the end of the seam. Next, the automaticthread cutter button, the threads are cut, and your seam is finished! You want it even faster? Program these functions for your foot control with back-kick function – tap your heel once, the seam is automatically finished, and the threads cut off!
Even more convenient sewing
With the semi-automatic needle threader threading is a breeze – the presser foot is automatically lowered to the correct position and the additional thread cutter holds the thread in place. The knee lever for raising or lowering the presser foot will make your sewing even more comfortable, as your hands are free to guide the fabric. And the easy-to-engage, integrated Dual Feed makes sure that all kinds of materials are evenly fed from above and below.
Embroidery module with three different-sized hoops and hoop detection
With three hoops included, it is easy to find the right hoop for each size of your embroidery designs. You can embroider motifs with up to 260 x 160 mm without re-hooping. The hoops are easy to open and close with a quick release system . The automatic hoop detection ensures that you see the defined embroidery area of each hoop on the touch screen, so you can optimally adapt your embroidery design.
Creative possibilities with embroidery designs
With 208 embroidery designs and 7 embroidery alphabets installed, a wide selection of motifs is at your fingertips. The motifs can be edited on the touch screen, so you can easily rotate, flip, or combine design elements. Want something truly yours? Upload your own embroidery motifs or motifs you edited and combined in your BERNINA Toolbox software via USB flash drive. The b79 is compatible with most embroidery design formats – no need to convert files in a software program anymore.
BERNINA Toolbox, the easy-to-use embroidery software
Go creative with the Lettering and Editing modules and 300 additional embroidery designs and 100 additional fonts included. Each module has a large selection of embroidery motifs to download from the BERNINA Cloud. You can even edit the embroidery motifs directly in the cloud, using your tablet or laptop.
For best sewing and embroidery results
With the 7 mm stitch plate, you can sew beautiful decorative stitches with a stitch width of up to 7 mm. Also, the straight stitch plate comes as standard accessory with the b79 – for impeccable embroidery results. Your machine automatically detects the stitch plate used, shows you all the compatible needles and automatically adapts the stitch width range.
Sewing space right of the needle
260 x 160mm
Buttonholes incl. eyelets
Sewing speed (stitches/minute)
Embroidery speed (stitches/minute)
Selection of needles (2x)
Brush/ Seam ripper
Spool disc large (1x)
Spool disc middle (1x)
Spool discs small (2x)
Second spool pin
Embroidery Hoop L
The large embroidery hoop is an indispensable tool for creating large and detailed embroidery patterns. It has a maximum embroidery surface of 16.0 × 26.0 cm and provides enough space for larger, complex motif designs on home textiles and clothing.
Embroidery Hoop M
This embroidery hoop is ideal for medium-sized embroidery projects. It has a maximum em-broidery surface of 12.0 × 18.0 cm and provides enough space for interesting embroidery patterns and motif designs on home textiles and clothing.
Embroidery Hoop S
This embroidery hoop is ideal for embroidering small motifs. Its embroidery surface is 5.0 x 7.0 cm. The template (included) ensures precise positioning of the fabric.
More luxury with an extended sewing surface.
Straight Stitch Plate
The Straight stitch plate can be used for straightstitching and embroidery, as well as for CutWork projects. When straight-stitching, perfect stitch formation is achieved by using this stitch plate with a presser foot with a small opening.
For easy operation of the touchscreen on sewing and embroidery machines. Using the touchscreen pen helps to keep the screen clean.
The bernette bobbins always maintain the thread tension consistent. It enables you to produce accurate sewing and embroidery projects.
Free-Motion Embroidery Foot
The open embroidery sole offers a clear view of the embroidery area. Precise, creative free-motion works such as monogramming and Richelieu embroidery (‘cutwork’) as well as thread painting are simplicity itself with the free-motion embroidery foot.
Hopper Embroidery Foot
The hopper embroidery foot is the perfect choice when it comes to embroidering on pile and bulky fabrics, such as terrycloth. Thanks to the spring mechanism, the optimum pressure is applied to the embroidered material.
This foot is a true embroidery expert. The oval, slightly bent shape of the foot facilitates the stitch movement. This ensures a solid and proper stitch formation.
A true pro in terms of embroidering and embellishing, the Embroidery Foot is ideal for sewing satin stitches, appliqués and decorative stitches.
Blindstitch Foot for Dual Feed
This foot is most suitable to sew blindhems or to topstitch edges. The stitches only pierce the hem so that the stitch holes are hardly visible on the right side of the fabric.
Zipper Foot for Dual Feed
Due to the narrow shape, zippers in various versions can be sewn in easily. The fabric is fed evenly while you can sew along the coils very closely.
Overlock Foot for Dual Feed
The Overlock Foot for Dual Feed facilitates finishing edges professionally and sewing seams similar to overlocking. It is also particularly suitable to create decorative cuffs and seams in the most common knitware fabrics.
Button Sew-On Foot
With this presser foot not only buttons of different sizes can be sewn on but also rings or hooks. The Button sew-on foot provides a slip-resistant sole so that the button cannot slip away.
Buttonhole Foot with Slide
The buttonholes can be sewn easily in different versions and either with or without using cord. Any number of buttonholes can be sewn at exactly the same length.
Zigzag Foot for Dual Feed
The zigzag presser foot for Dual Feed is a true all-rounder and is suitable for all the common sewing works. It is also optimal for special sewing projects.