Bernina B540 Sewing Machine

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Bernina B540 Sewing Machine
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Enough space for bigger projects
Handle big quilts with ease
Live up to your quilt creativity
Enough room for comfortable quilting

The Bernina 540 with its extended free-arm offers 8.5' right of the needle. Perfect to handle large quilting projects with the greatest of ease.

Keep your hands on the fabric
Adjust your quilt safely
Tiny adjustments can be done quickly
Rotate, turn & do appliqués easily

Thanks to the Free Hand System (knee lifter), the needle can be programmed to stop down in the fabric, making it easy to manoeuvre and turn as you appliqué and quilt.

Automatic features save time
Thread is cut automatically
Save time for your creative ideas
More time to focus on your quilt

OPTIONAL Embroidery Module

• Easy to install, with a practical carrying handle
• Bigger embroidery area of 15.7" x 5.9" (400 x 150 mm)

Variable Sewing and Embroidery Speed
• Adjust with the slide speed control
• Maximum speed of 1,000 stitches per minute

Get the right pressure every time

  • Sew any material with ease
  • Increase pressure for thin materials
  • Reduce pressure for thick materials

Ensures that the ideal pressure is always used for the selected stitch. The basic setting can be individually adjusted.

Perfect tension for perfect stitches

  • Precise & powerful sewing
  • Just sew without any worries
  • Achieve beautiful stitch results

Thanks to the Adaptive Thread Tension you get optimal thread tension for perfect stitch quality on both sides of the fabric.

More space for creative freedom

  • Realise big projects with ease
  • Enough space for your creations
  • Embroidery module optional

The extended free-arm offers 8.5" right of the needle. Therefore you will enjoy a grand sewing area for grand ideas.

Ask your on-screen support

  • Modern colorful touch screen
  • Easy to use with simple navigation
  • On-screen support when needed

The Sewing Consultant helps you to find the right settings. Adjust suggested alterations quickly with the multifunction-knobs.

Sew quieter, faster, longer, better

  • Sew perfect stitches with 9 mm stitch width
  • Jumbo bobbin to sew longer
  • Frontload the bobbin with new thread

The BERNINA Hook keeps the stitches consistent and precise with a maximum speed of 1,000 stitches per minute.

Automatic features save time

  • No manual thread cutting
  • Press a button to cut your thread
  • Save time for your creativity

Thanks to the automatic thread cutter your threads are cut automatically and the needle will be lifted afterwards.

Main Features

  • BERNINA hook System

  • Sttitches per minute - 1000

  • Length of freearm to the right of the needle - 8.5 inches

  • Colour Touchscreen 4.3 Inches

  • LED sewing lights - 12 LED's

  • Multi Function Knobs

  • Maximum stitch width - 9mm

  • Maximum stitch length - 6mm

  • Needle positions - 11

  • Sewing in each needle position

  • Number of spool holders - 2

  • Automatic thread cutter

  • Semi-Automatic needle threader 

  • Manual thread cutter - 4

  • Adaptive Thread Tension

  • Create & save stitch combinations

  • Memory (short-term/altered stitches)

  • Memory (long-term/altered stitches)

  • BSR functionality (straight stitch & zig-zag)

  • Start/Stop button (Stitching without foot control)

  • Slide Speed Control

  • Upper Thread Indicator

  • Lower Thread Indicator

  • USB interface for PC connections

  • Change stitch settings while sewing

  • Optional Bernina foot control with back-kick function

  • Needle stop up/down

  • Bobbin winding while sewing/embroidering

  • On-screen help

  • Sewing tutorial

  • Setup program

  • Dust Cover

  • Magnetic Accessory Box

Sewing Features

  • Pattern start/end function

  • Triple stitch

  • Pattern end programmable

  • Elongation

  • Security function program

  • Maximum sewing speed - 1000SPM

  • Number of sttich patterns (Inc Alphabet) - 1450

  • Utitility stitches - 34

  • Buttonholes - 16

  • Automatic buttonhole length measuring

  • Automatic buttonhole

  • Manual multi-step buttonhole

  • Button sew-on program

  • Darning programs

  • Decorative stitches - 300

  • Quilting stitches - 73

  • Cross-stitch programs - 34

  • Sewing alphabets - 5

Embroidery Features
(Embroidery unit optional)

  • Embroidery functionality

  • Embroidery module - Optional

  • Maximum embroidery area 15.7" x 5.9"

  • Maximum embroidery speed - 1000SPM

  • Built in embroidery designs - 50

  • Embroidery alphabets - 4

  • Embroidery design format - EXP, DST, PES, PEC, JEF, SEW, PCS, XXX

  • Onscreen editing of designs; positioning, mirroring, rotating, scaling, combining

  • Import/Export of patterns via USB

  • Invisible secure

  • Smart secure

  • Thread-up command

  • Programmable jump stitch cutting

  • Midi hoop functionality (embroidery field 265 x 165mm)

  • Mega hoop functionality (embroidery field 400 x 150mm)

  • Freearm embroidery

  • Personal memory for embroidery

  • Lettering manipulation (WordArt)

  • Color Resequence

  • Basting

  • Position recall

  • Bernina ArtLink Embroidery Software - Downloadable

  • Embroidery tutorial

Presser Feet Included
• #1C Reverse Pattern Foot (Zig Zag)
• #2A Overlock Foot
• #3A Buttonhole Foot with Sliding Sole
• #4V Zipper Foot
• #20C Open Toe Embroidery Foot

Additional Sewing Accessories
• Bernina Free Hand System (FHS)
• Extension table
• Multifunction Foot Control
• 4X Bobbins
• Bobbin Case
• Pack of Bernina Needles
• Quilting Guide
• Spool Caps
• Height Compensation Tool

Operation and maintenance
• Canvas Slip Cover
• Machine Oil
• Screwdriver
• Seam Ripper
• Freestanding Accessory Wardrobe
• Cleaning Brush
• Instruction Manual



FREE DELIVERY For orders of £30 and above
(Applies to UK delivery)

  • FREE P&P when the value of items ordered is £30 and above

  • ONLY £2.35 for orders under £30

  • Small items are sent via standard Royal Mail and normally arrive in 2-4 business days.
    (United Kingdom)

  • Large parcels, machines, dressforms, etc and orders above £35 in value are sent via DHL courier and normally arrive in 1-2 business days.
    (United Kingdom)

  • Stock issues:
    occasionally, due to high demand or an inventory discrepancy, an item may go out of stock at the time an order is being placed. We will keep the item on back-order for you and email you with approximate ETA. However, you will be able to cancel the item should you not be prepared to wait.

  • HORN Sewing Cabinets do not apply to the above → Click here for info.

Shortages & errors:
Please advise us without delay of any items missing from your order, or if we have sent an item to you by mistake  - we will always do our best to resolve the issue by return post


Select local pickup at the checkout when shopping online, and then collect your order from us in Middlewich, Cheshire.

Returns & Refund Policy

14 day money back guarantee.

If for any reason you are not satisfied with a product purchased via our online store, you may return it for a refund. This does not apply to fabrics supplied in cut lengths and customised products (see below). Your statutory rights as a consumer remain unaffected. 

Fabrics - Cut Length and Customised Products

Only cut length or customised items that are found to be faulty or damaged on receipt can be returned for refund. We recommend that you order the total amount of fabric required for any given project as we are unable to guarantee that any additional order will be cut from the same dye lot. Customers must check any fabrics for faults prior to cutting out in preparation for the project at hand as we are unable to refund fabric that the customer has cut into.


Unless otherwise stated: Sewing Machines, Embroidery Machines, Combined Sewing & Embroidery machines, Overlockers, Dress Forms, Sewing Cabinets, etc. are only covered by our return for refund policy providing the purchase was intended for use in a household environment and used for normal domestic purposes.

Please let us know

The Customer must inform us of any intention to return the item / items within 14 days of receipt of the goods either by phone or email.

Where items have arrived damaged in transit, the customer must inform us about this within 48 hours from receipt of the goods.

Goods received damaged or faulty - Goods sent in error

We will pay the return carriage cost if: the item / items were found to be faulty, transit damaged or if the item was sent in error.

Unhappy with your purchase - Goods ordered in error

With the exception of goods found to be damaged or faulty on receipt of delivery.

The customer will pay the return carriage cost if the item was ordered in error, or if the customer simply does not want the goods. Where valuable items are being returned i.e. Sewing Machines, Overlockers, Cabinets, Software etc, we advise opting for insured shipping, as WeaverDee will not be held responsible for any loss or damage to goods returned for refund. Refunds will only be issued upon safe receipt of the goods being returned.

Items must be unused and in new condition.

With the exception of goods found to be damaged or faulty on receipt of delivery.

Items must be unused; returned in their original packaging and in new condition. Software, etc. must be unopened and any security seals and / or shrink-wrap must be intact.


Refund payments.

Where payment has been made by credit / debit card, the amount refunded can only be applied to the card which the customer used to make the original purchase.

We may need to contact the customer to verify details. Under normal circumstances refunds will be credited to the customer's account within two business days of returned items being safely received back at WeaverDee; but please note, this will depend on your bank or card service provider and it can take as long seven business days for your bank / card service provider to show the refund amount on your statement.

Goods returned incomplete

WeaverDee will advise the customer of any item/s found to be missing from orders that have been returned. It is up to the customer to check that all accessories, notions, peripheral devices and other items such as manuals, foot controls etc. that were included in the original order are not missing before being parceled up and returned. The customer will be advised of the cost of the missing item/s and the refund amount will be adjusted accordingly, should the missing item/s fail to be returned.


Pack Carefully

As the sender; the customer is responsible for the return carriage and we will not cover the cost of goods that get damaged in transit on their way back to us.


EU Distance Selling Regulations

Under current EU distance selling regulations, the above returns policy is applicable only to consumers.

Where supplies are made to businesses or organisations the above returns policy will be applicable at the discretion of WeaverDee 



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