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Who says a sewing machine always has to look the same? For the BERNINA 215, there’s a very special option available: with BERNINA DesignSkins®, you can turn your 215 into an unmistakeable, entirely individual one-off. To do this, you can either select your favorite design from the various designs available at BERNINA DesignSkins® , or use your own photos or graphics to lend an individual look to your BERNINA 215. Your design is printed on an easy-to-apply vinyl skin, enabling you to style your BERNINA 215 according to your wishes and preferences –it doesn’t get any more individual than that!
Right from the start, the BERNINA 215 lets you enjoy the optimum convenience of a Swiss precision sewing machine that’s revealed particularly in the details: for instance, its built-in needle threader which lets you rethread the machine when changing spools in the blink of an eye. This saves time and is a genuine help. The BERNINA 215 proves that even state-of-the-art sewing-machine technology needn’t be complicated, and leaves nothing to be desired as an easy-to-operate sewing machine. Ideal for beginners or occasional sewers!
At the touch of a button, the BERNINA 215 lets you set your needle to stop up or down in the fabric. What’s more, the sewing speed of the 215 can be reduced to half-tempo. You always maintain control over the sewing speed and the position of the needle when the sewing process is stopped. Since sewing speed can be adjusted to your personal abilities, even beginners can expect high-quality results.
The BERNINA 215 offers you a range of the most commonly used practical stitches which are simply set at the touch of a button. Large, clear icons next to the direct-selection keys display the stitch in question, so that you can change the stitch at the press of a button. Thanks to this simple direct stitch selection, the BERNINA 215 is a uniquely user-friendly machine – a combination of versatility and simple handling that will give you years of sewing enjoyment. All the more so, as the BERNINA 215 is a cinch to upgrade with additional special accessories, allowing its potential applications to grow along with your own skills and expectations.
BERNINA DesignSkins® lets your B 215 look as you wish. You can either select your favorite design from the given designs at BERNINA DesignSkins® or you can upload your own photos and graphics to make your B 215 unique.
|Maximum sewing speed (stitches per minute)||900|
|LED sewing lights||LED|
|Maximum stitch width||5.5|
|Maximum stitch length||5|
|Sewing in each needle position|
|Semi-automatic needle threader|
|Automatic thread cutter||-|
|Manual thread cutter||3|
|BERNINA Dual Feed||-|
|Memory (short-term/altered stitches)|
|Memory (long-term/altered stitches)||-|
|BSR functionality (straight stitch and zigzag)||-|
|Start/stop button (stitching without foot control)||Opt.|
|Slide speed control||Opt.|
|Upper thread indicator||-|
|Lower thread indicator||-|
|USB interface for PC connection||-|
|USB interface for USB data stick||-|
|Changing stitch settings while sewing|
|BERNINA foot control with back-kick function||Opt.|
|Needle stop up/down|
|Built-in needle threader|
|Bobbin winding while sewing/embroidering||-|
|History function (most-recently-used stitch patterns)||-|
|BERNINA freearm slide-on table|
|Accessories box / bag|
|Multiple spool holder||-|
|360° directional sewing||-|
|Free Hand System (FHS)||-|
|Sideways motion feed||-|
|Pattern start/end function||-|
|Security function program||-|
|Number of stitch patterns (incl. alphabet) total||11|
|Utility stitches total||10|
|Buttonholes (incl. eyelet) total||1|
|Automatic buttonhole length measuring system||-|
|Manual multi-step buttonhole|
|Button sew-on program|
|Decorative stitches total||-|
|Decorative sideways motion stitches||-|
|Quilting stitches total||-|
|Monograms (with sideways motion)||-|
|Built-in embroidery designs||-|
|Embroidery design format||-|
|Mega hoop functionality||-|
|Jumbo hoop functionality||-|
|Onscreen editing of designs: mirroring, rotating, scaling||-|
|Personal memory for embroidery designs||-|
|Standard embroidery hoops**||-|
|Importing stitch patterns||-|
|Cut jump stitches||-|
|BERNINA ArtLink embroidery software (downloadable from bernina.com)||-|
|Drag & Drop||-|
Reverse pattern foot # 1 is the ideal presser foot for sewing forward and reverse-feed utility and decorative stitches.
Four different versions of the BERNINA bobbin are available. The metal bobbins can be used on all BERNINA sewing machines apart from the 7 Series and 8 Series.
Overlock foot # 2 lets you neaten seams easily and sew high-quality hems, waistbands and overlock seams on knit fabrics.
Buttonhole foot # 3 is the natural choice for easy sewing of buttonholes with and without cording, and is also ideal for gathering with cord.
The Snap-on shank enables you to change snap-on soles in no time flat. Many different snap-on soles fit on this shank.
Thanks to its narrow, centrally positioned toe, Zipper foot # 4 can stitch very close to the zipper coils, allowing it to sew the zipper on neatly.
Blindstitch foot # 5 is suitable for sewing blind hems on all fabrics. When this foot is used, you can hardly see the stitching from the front.
The Slide-on free-arm table is a practical table-extension mechanism for free-arm sewing projects which won’t affect free-arm function when in place.