Bernina 480 Sewing Machine

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Bernina 480 Sewing Machine
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Highly sophisticated. Brilliantly simple. Expertly combines simple, easy-to-use features with innovative technology, ensuring that stitches are impeccable on everything from leather to delicate fabrics.

Automatic features save time

No more manual threading

Press a button to cut your thread

Save time for more creativity

Threads are cut automatically, or if you prefer, magically. Even the needle lifts leaving your hands free to keep on creating.

Keep your hands on the fabric

Hands-free sewing is reality
Hands are free to guide the fabric
Simultaneously raises/lowers presser foot and feed dog

The BERNINA Free Hand System lets you lift or lower the presser foot using only the knee lifter, allowing hands to guide your projects to bigger and better things.

Nice, easy perfect stitches

Sew perfect stitches with 9mm stitch width

Sew even longer with the jumbo bobbin

Conveniently, front-load bobbin

Perfect precision is achieved with each stitch thanks to the BERNINA Hook. Plus, projects are done faster with speeds up to 900 stitches per minute.

Adjustable Presser Foot Pressure

Sew any material perfectly with ease

Increase pressure for thin materials

Reduce pressure for thick materials

Individual adjustment is easy to make, ensuring the ideal pressure is achieved for any and all materials no matter how thick or delicate.

Easy to navigate touch screen

Modern color touch screen

Easy to use with simple navigation

On-screen support when needed

Always ready to be of assistance, the Sewing Consultant helps find the right settings. And suggested tips are easily made with the multi-function knobs.

  • Pattern start/end function
  • Automatic securing function
  • Pattern repeat (up to 9)
  • Free Hand System (FHS) 
  • Number of stitch patterns (incl. alphabet) total - 994
  • Utility stitches total - 29
  • Buttonholes (incl. eyelet) total - 11
  • Automatic buttonhole length measuring system
  • Automatic buttonhole
  • Manual multi-step buttonhole
  • Button sew-on program
  • Darning programs - 2
  • Decorative stitches total - 250
  • Quilting stitches total - 27
  • Cross-stitch programs - 21
  • Sewing alphabets - 5
  • Reverse sewing
  • Hook system - BERNINA Hook
  • Maximum sewing speed  900  (stitches per minute)
  • Length of freearm to the right of the needle - 7” / 177,7 mm
  • Color touch screen - 4.3” / 10 cm
  • 8 LED sewing lights
  • Multi-function knobs
  • Maximum stitch width - 9 mm
  • Maximum stitch length - 6 mm
  • Needle Positions - 11 
  • Number of spool holders - 2
  • Semi automatic needle threader
  • Adjustable presser foot pressure
  • Manual thread cutter 
  • Adaptive thread tension
  • Bernina stitch regulator (BSR) enabled (straight stitch and zigzag) 
  • Create and save stitch combinations 
  • Elongation
  • Memory (short-term / altered stitches) 
  • Memory (long-term / altered stitches) 
  • Start / Stop button (stitch without foot control) 
  • Slide speed control 
  • USB interface for PC connection 
  • Change stitch settings while sewing
  • Needle stop up/down
  • Drag and Drop 
  • Bobbin winding while sewing / embroidering 
  • On-screen help 
  • Sewing tutorial
  • Creative Consultant 
  • Setup program 
  • Bernina freearm slide-on table
  • Dust Cover 
  • Machine weight 9.5kg 
  • Machine Size 423 x 200 x 328mm  

• Bernina Free Hand System (FHS)
• Extension Table
• 4x Jumbo Bobbins 
• Bobbin Case 
• Sew Table
• Foot Control
• Pack of Bernina Needles 
• Quilting Guide 
• Spool Caps
• Height Compensation Tool 


Presser Feet 

• #1 Reverse Pattern Foot 
• #2 Overlock Foot 
• #3A Buttonhole Foot with Slide
• #4 Zipper Foot 
• #5 Blind Stitch Foot 

Operation and maintenance

• Dust Cover 
• Machine Oil 
• Screwdriver 
• Seam Ripper 
• Magnetic Accessory Case
• 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 £2.85 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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