Bernette 70 Series: Bernette 70, Bernette 77 & Bernette 79 Sewing Machines

Comparison of the 70, 77 and 79 models in the Bernette 70 Sewing Machine Series

The the Bernette 70 series is an innovative blend of high-end features and affordability, brings the advanced technology of Bernina into the Bernette lineup. Designed for those who seek the advanced features of the Bernina machines but at a more accessible price point, the Bernette 70 series is a testament to affordability and performance.

This series presents three distinct models, each designed to cater to different aspects of sewing and embroidery. The Bernette 77 focuses exclusively on sewing, offering unparalleled performance for traditional sewing enthusiasts. For those devoted to embroidery, the Bernette 70 Deco is an embroidery-only machine packed with versatile designs and features. And for the ultimate all-rounder, the Bernette 79 combines the strengths of both sewing and embroidery into one robust, feature-rich machine. Each model in the Bernette 70 series embodies the perfect balance of quality and value, making advanced sewing technology accessible to a broader range of crafters.

Models in the Bernette 70 Series

Below is a brief overview of the models in the Bernette 70 range of sewing and embroidery machines. For a full list of the features on each machine, check the comparison table at the bottom of the post.

Bernette 70 Deco: Embroidery Excellence

Bernette 70 Deco Embroidery Machine
Bernette 70 Deco Embroidery Machine

The Bernette 70 Deco caters exclusively to embroidery enthusiasts. It does not perform regular sewing but excels in its specialized domain. Equipped with the same interface as its counterparts, it offers over 200 built-in designs, multiple language alphabets, and three hoop sizes, including a large six and a quarter by ten and a quarter inches hoop. This machine identifies the hoop size automatically, allowing you to focus solely on your embroidery.

Bernette 77: A Sewing Enthusiast’s Dream

Bernette 77 Sewing Machine
Bernette 77 Sewing Machine

The Bernette 77 stands out as a dedicated sewing machine, boasting a large workspace of nine inches to the right of the needle and a speed of up to 1,000 stitches per minute. This model excels with modern features like an integrated thread cutter, dual feed for enhanced fabric traction, and an automated foot lift-lower system. The intuitive interface, borrowed from Bernina’s advanced technology, ensures a seamless sewing experience. Every adjustment you make is remembered, making your return to a particular stitch as accurate as when you left it. The Bernette 77 comes equipped with an extension table, a high-quality soft cover with spacious pockets, and a foot control with back kick functionality for additional convenience.

Bernette 79: The All-In-One Marvel

Bernette 79 Sewing Embroidery Machine
Bernette 79 Sewing Embroidery Machine

The Bernette 79 Sewing and Embroidery Machine combines the best of both worlds, integrating the capabilities of the Bernette 77 and Bernette70 Deco. It not only includes all their features but also adds a stitch designer for customizing decorative stitches. Whether you’re sewing, embroidering, or both, the Bernette 79 is your comprehensive solution.

Key features of the Bernette 70 Series

Stitches and Designs: A World of Creativity

Both the sewing-capable Bernette 77 and Bernette 79 boast over 500 stitch options, while the Bernette 70 Deco and Bernette 79 come with 200 built-in embroidery designs. This extensive range caters to every creative need, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced crafter.

Accessories: Enhancing Your Sewing Experience

The Bernette 77 and Bernette 79 come with a variety of presser feet, an extension table, and a soft cover with functional pockets. For embroidery, the Bernette 70 Deco includes three standard hoops. Additionally, more than a dozen presser feet are available for purchase individually or as a kit.

Bernina Creator: Unleashing Your Creativity

The Bernette 70 and Bernette 79 models include the Bernina Creator embroidery software, valued at $1,199. This software is a creative powerhouse, allowing you to modify designs, add lettering, and much more.

Summary: Affordability Meets High-End Features

The Bernette 70 series redefines value in the world of sewing machines. It brings together top-end features from Bernina’s legacy in an affordable package, making it an irresistible choice for sewing and embroidery enthusiasts.

Comparison Table

Bernette B77 Computer Sewing MachineBernette B70 Deco Embroidery MachineBernette B79 Sewing and Embroidery Machine
General Functions
Machine typeSewing
Sewing and Em
broidery machine
Hook systemDrop-inDrop-inDrop-in
Color touch screen5 inches5 inches5 inches
Sewing space right of the needle9″ (230 mm)9″ (230 mm)9″ (230 mm)
Multi-function knobs
Slide speed control
Presser foot pressure adjustable on screen
Upper thread tension adjustable on screen
Manual thread cutter
Automatic thread cutter
Semi-automatic needle threader
Automatic threading position of presser foot
Needle stop up/down
Start/stop button (stitching without foot control)
Upper thread sensor
Lower thread sensor
Automatic presser foot lifter
Sewing light4 LEDs4 LEDs4 LEDs
Setup program
USB interface for USB data stick
Language selection
Eco mode
Maximum sewing speed (stitches per minute)1000 spm1000 spm
Maximum stitch width7 mm7 mm
Maximum stitch length5 mm5 mm
Total number of stitch patterns (incl. alphabet)500500
Utility stitches2222
Decorative stitches133133
Buttonholes (incl. eyelets)1717
Darning programs22
Quilting stitches3535
Sewing alphabets33
Dual Feed
Stitch Designer
Needle positions1515
Automatic securing function
Twin needle compatible
Stitch-by-stitch reverse sewing
Automatic foot pressure compensation
Retractable feed dog
Save own stitches or stitch combinations
Sewing tutorial
Creative consultant
Maximum embroidery speed (stitches per minute)850 spm850 spm
Maximum embroidery area10″x6″
(260×160 mm)
(260×160 mm)
Built-in embroidery designs208208
Embroidery alphabets (incl. Hebrew, Cyrillic and Arabic)77
Personal memory for saving own embroidery designs
Embroidery design formatsVP3, VIP, PEC, HUS, DST, EXP, JEF, PESVP3, VIP, PEC, HUS, DST, EXP, JEF, PES
On-screen design editing: mirror, rotate, scale, position, Word ART
Combine designs
Automatic optimization of color changes upon saving
Automatic hoop recognition
BERNINA CutWork Tool compatible
Embroidery tutorial
Standard Accessories
Presser foot soles included8210
Slide-on freearm extension table
Knee lever
Foot control with back-kick function
Embroidery module
Embroidery hoops (S,M,L)
BERNINA Toolbox Embroidery Software: Lettering module including 200 embroidery designs and 100 alphabets
BERNINA Toolbox Embroidery Software:
Editing module with 100 motives included
Dust cover
BERNINA needle set

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