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1661 Botelho Drive, Ste 180
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Open Tuesday - Saturday 9-5
Questions? 925-937-7575



Bernina 480 has power, speed, perfection and ease. With one push the automatic thread cutter lifts your needle and cuts your thread leaving your hands free to keep on creating as easily and quickly as you like. Foot pressure can be individually adjusted, ensuring the ideal pressure is always used for whatever fabrics and materials you choose. The B480 has plenty of space with the extended freearm offering 7 inches right of the needle. The BERNINA Free Hand System lets you lift or lower the presser foot using only the knee lifter, keeping your hands free to guide your projects. The on-screen, there-when-you-need-it, Sewing Consultant helps you find the right settings. Make suggested adjustments quickly with the multi-function knobs.
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We are sewing machine professionals, not just another internet retailer. We do our best work when we can ask questions about the type of sewist you are, listen to your answers, and match you to a machine that fits your needs and budget. Please call 1-925-937-7575 to speak to a trained professional and learn about current promotions, interest-free financing, and our low price promise on this model and all the machines we sell.


  • Hook system: BERNINA Hook
  • Maximum sewing speed: 900 Stitches per minute
  • Sewing space to the right of the needle: 7"
  • 4.3" Color touch screen
  • Drag & Drop
  • LED Sewing Lights: 8
  • Multi-function knobs
  • Needle positions: 11
  • Sewing in each needle position
  • Number of spool holders: 2
  • Semi-automatic needle threader
  • Adjustable presser foot pressure
  • Manual thread cutter
  • Adaptive Thread Tension
  • BSR functionality, straight stitch and zigzag
  • BERNINA foot control with back-kick function
  • Memory (short-term/altered stitches)
  • Memory (long-term/altered stitches)
  • Start/stop button (stitching without foot control)
  • Slide speed control
  • Bobbin winding while sewing/embroidering
  • USB interface for PC connection
  • Changing stitch settings while sewing
  • Needle stop up/down
  • On-screen help
  • Creative consultant
  • Sewing tutorial
  • Embroidery tutorial
  • Setup program
  • Machine weight: 20.9 lb
  • Machine Size: 16.6" / 7.9" / 12.9"
  • Elongation
  • Stitch length maximum: 6mm
  • Maximum stitch width: 9mm
  • Pattern mirroring
  • Free hand system (FHS)
  • Number of stitch patterns (incl. alphabet):994
  • Utility stitches total: 29
  • Buttonholes (incl. eyelet): 11
  • Automatic buttonhole length measuring system
  • Automatic buttonhole
  • Manual multi-step buttonhole
  • Button sew-on program
  • Darning programs
  • Decorative stitches: 250
  • Quilting stitches 27
  • Cross-stitch programs: 21
  • Sewing Alphabets: 5
  • Reverse sewing

Standard Accessories for BERNINA 480
  • 4 Jumbo bobbins in the accessory, 1 bobbin in the bobbin case
  • 1 Foam pads
  • Selection of needles
  • Soft Cover with pocket
  • Accessory bag
  • Foot control
  • Power cable
  • Height compensation tool
  • Seam ripper
  • Screwdriver red
  • Angular Torx wrench
  • Brush
  • 3 Spool discs
  • Reverse Pattern Foot #1C
  • Overlock foot #2A
  • Buttonhole foot with slide #3A
  • Zipper Foot #4
  • Blindstitch Foot #5
  • Slide-on Table
  • Touchscreen Pen
  • Free Hand System (FHS) / Knee Lift
  • Sewing Machine Oil
  • Bernina Accessory Box