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  • Page 1 BERNINA 530 | 550 QE...
  • Page 2 Enjoy the creative sewing with BERNINA and find out about our varied range of acces- sory. Let yourself be inspired by new sewing projects and visit us at www.bernina.com.
  • Page 3: Safety Instructions

    This may deflect the needle, causing it to break. WarnInG! 10. Do not use bent needles. 11. Always use the original BERNINA stitch plate. The wrong stitch plate can cause needle To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electric shock or breakage.
  • Page 4 Safety Instructions SerVIcInG DouBLe- environmental protection InSuLateD proDuctS BERNINA is committed to the protection of the environment. We strive to minimize the environmental impact of In a double-insulated product, two systems of our products by continuously improving insulation are provided instead of grounding. No...
  • Page 5 notes notes 033471.52.04_2014-02_Manual_B530_550_EN...
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    contents accessory preparation Overview sewing computer █ Sewing preparation █ functions «Function»-buttons sewing computer Tutorial █ █ Overview Display Creative consultant █ █ Setup Program Balance █ █ Sewing stitches Practical stitches █ █ Buttonholes Alphabets █ █ Decorative stitches Combi mode █...
  • Page 7 Correcting abnormalities in stitch formation due to the fabric fabric fold Folded edge of material BERNINA Stitch Regulator. Quilting with consistent stitch length within certain speed Deleting settings or data Hook «Catches» the needle-thread loop, forming the stitch together with the lower thread...
  • Page 8: Standard Accessory

    accessory Standard accessory ̶ Carrier bag ̶ Accessories box ̶ Foot control ̶ Power cable ̶ Slide-on table ̶ Seam Guide ̶ Free Hand System (FHS) a 5 bobbins (one of them in the bobbin case) B Selection of needles c Seam guide, right D Height compensation tool e Seam ripper...
  • Page 9 (BernIna 530/550 Qe) Presser foot shank 2 No. 1 Reverse pattern sole 3 No. 2 Overlock sole ** 4 No. 3A Automatic buttonhole foot with slide 5 No. 4 Zipper sole 6 No. 5 Blindstitch sole 7 No.
  • Page 10: Accessory Box

    accessory accessory box Storing accessory on the back of the box, pull both extensions out until they click into place █ Storage example The box is equipped as standard with one small and one large drawer as well as a compartment for bobbin holders and presser feet D.
  • Page 11 preparation - overview sewing computer front view Detail view 033471.52.04_2014-02_Manual_B530_550_EN...
  • Page 12: Overview Sewing Computer

    preparation - overview sewing computer 1 Bobbin cover 37 Handwheel 2 Stitch plate 38 PC-Connection for 3 Attachment base for software update special accessories 39 Foot control socket 4 LED sewing light 40 Feed dog drop 5 «Quick reverse»-button 41 Power switch 6 «Pattern end/pattern On «I»/Off «0»...
  • Page 13: Sewing Preparation

    █ plug cable into D █ uSa/canada only: use only foot controller type LV-1 with sewing computer B 530 and B 550 Qe. Slide-on table turn the handwheel (see page 11) █ ► needle is raised raise presser foot lifter 1 up █...
  • Page 14: Vertical Spool Pin

    Sewing preparation free Hand System (fHS) The FHS raises and lowers the presser foot. attaching the lifter insert into the opening █ raising and lowering the presser foot with your knee push lever to the right █ You should be able to operate the FHS with your knee in your normal sitting position.
  • Page 15: Winding A Bobbin

    Sewing preparation Winding a bobbin turn power switch to «I» █ place empty bobbin on spindle █ place foam pad on the spool pin █ place thread on the spool pin █ attach appropriate spool disc █ following the direction of the arrow, take thread through the rear guide and █...
  • Page 16: Exchanging Bobbin Case

    Sewing preparation Inserting a bobbin/threading lower thread insert the bobbin so that the thread runs clockwise a █ pull the thread from the right into the slot █ pull the thread to the left under the spring █ until it lies in the T-shaped slit at the end of the spring █...
  • Page 17: Threading The Upper Thread

    Sewing preparation threading the upper thread raise the needle and presser foot █ turn power switch to «0» (off) █ place foam pad on pin base █ place spool on pin so that the thread unwinds clockwise █ attach appropriate spool disc █...
  • Page 18: Threading The Double Needle

    Sewing preparation threading the double needle threading the first thread turn power switch to «0» (off) █ insert double needle █ raise the needle and presser foot █ place foam pad on pin base █ place thread spool c on horizontal spool pin █...
  • Page 19: Thread Needle

    Sewing preparation thread needle Position the needle upper by pressing the foot control once (1 stitch). raise needle █ lower presser foot █ turn power switch to «0» (off) █ hold thread to the left and back █ press lever a down and hold it █...
  • Page 20: Changing The Presser Foot

    Sewing preparation changing the presser foot remove presser foot raise the needle and presser foot █ turn power switch to «0» (off) █ raise the clamping lever █ remove the presser foot █ attaching the presser foot guide the foot upwards over the cone █...
  • Page 21: Thread Tension

    Sewing preparation thread tension the upper thread tension is set optimally at the BernIna factory and the sewing computer has been tested. metrosene-/Seralon thread size 100/2 (company mettler, Switzerland) are used for upper and lower thread. In case of using other types of sewing or embroidery threads, the optimal tension may vary.
  • Page 22: Adjusting Presser Foot Pressure

    Sewing preparation adjusting presser foot pressure The presser foot pressure is adjusted by the presser foot pressure adjustment wheel a on the left side of the headframe. presser foot pressure Basic setting = 46 ► the basic setting is always visible ̶...
  • Page 23: Feed Dog

    Sewing preparation feed dog feed dog lowered/ready to sew «Feed dog»-button a flush with housing. ► feed dog is ready to sew «Feed dog»-button a pressed. ► feed dog is lowered For free-motion sewing (darning, embroidery, quilting, etc.). feed dog and fabric feed With each stitch the feed dog moves forward by one step.
  • Page 24 Sewing preparation Important facts about thread and needle thread The thread is chosen according to use. For a perfect sewing result, thread and fabric quality play an important role. It is recommended to use quality brands. cotton thread ̶ cotton thread has the advantage of being a natural fiber and therefore is especially suitable for sewing cotton fabrics ̶...
  • Page 25 Sewing preparation needles, threads correct needle/thread combination When sewing, the thread should travel smoothly down the long groove on the front of the needle. too thin thread or too thick needle The thread has too much clearance in the long groove. Skipped stitches and damage to the thread can occur.
  • Page 26: Overview Needles

    Sewing preparation overview needles universal metafil 130/705 H/60-100 130/705 H-MET/75-80 or H-SUK/90-100 Normal point, slightly rounded Large eye For nearly all natural and synthetic Sewing with metallic threads fabrics (woven and knitted) Jersey/Stretch cordonnet (topstitching) 130/705 H-S, H-SES, H-SUK/70-90 130/705 H-N/80-100 Ball point Small ball point, long eye Jersey, knit and stretch material...
  • Page 27: Functions

    functions - «function»-buttons sewing computer overview «function»-buttons sewing computer Stitch selection «Direct-selection»-buttons select the desired stitch pattern via the «Direct-selection»-buttons █ ► stitch pattern, stitch number, stitch length and width are all visible on the display The «Direct selection»-button 0 selects stitch number 51 (standard buttonhole). 033471.52.04_2014-02_Manual_B530_550_EN...
  • Page 28: Functions

    functions Stitch categories press «Home»-button █ choose the desired stitch category in the main menu via the █ «Navigation»-buttons (see page 29) confirm by pressing the «OK»-button █ adjusting individually altering stitch width press the left button █ ► narrows the stitch width press the right button █...
  • Page 29: Function»-buttons Sewing Computer

    functions «function»-buttons sewing computer overview «function»-buttons «Quick reverse»-button «Start/Stop»-button temporary: ̶ starts and stops the sewing computer when operating it with and without foot control press the button █ the sewing computer sews stitch pattern in ̶ starts and stops the BSR-Function if the BSR █...
  • Page 30: Functions

    functions «navigation»-buttons left/right/down/up «mirror image»-button (left/right) Chooses in the different menus. press the button █ ► keep button pressed = scrolls through the the active stitch is sewn mirrored █ menu scroll through the stitch patterns by pressing «pattern begin»-button █...
  • Page 31: Overview Display

    BSR-Modus 2 up 11 Service icon: visible if the sewing computer needs to be taken to a BERNINA dealer for servicing 12 Cleaning icon: visible if the sewing computer needs cleaning or lubrication 13 Presser foot pressure: indicates the presser foot pressure while adjusting...
  • Page 32: Main Menu

    overview Display main menu press «Home»-button █ a Selected menu is displayed B Practical stitches c Decorative stitches D Alphabets e Buttonholes f Combi mode G Setup Program H Tutorial Creative consultant select the desired menu via the «Navigation»-buttons █ press «OK»-button to confirm █...
  • Page 33: Setup Program

    Setup program System settings Setup program press «Home»-button █ select «Setup Program»-icon via «Navigation»-buttons █ press «OK»-button to confirm █ overview «Setup»-Display 1 Display settings 2 Information 3 Lubricate sewing computer 4 Basic Setting 5 Beeper for BSR Brightness and contrast select the desired icon via the «Navigation»-buttons down/up █...
  • Page 34 Setup program Software version The current software version of the sewing computer is visible. Lubricating the sewing computer ► the icon is displayed when the sewing computer has reached 360,000 stitches select the «?»-icon via the «Navigation»-buttons █ press «OK»-button █...
  • Page 35: Tutorial

    tutorial tutorial press «Home»-button █ select the «Tutorial»-icon via the «Navigation»-buttons █ 1 Lubricating sewing computer press «OK»-button to confirm █ An animation shows how the sewing computer has to be cleaned and lubricated. press the «Back»-button twice █ ► the main display appears 033471.52.04_2014-02_Manual_B530_550_EN...
  • Page 36: Creative Consultant

    creative consultant creative consultant The creative consultant provides information and help with various sewing techniques. After selecting the fabric and the desired sewing technique suggestions for stitch pattern, presser foot, presser foot pressure and thread tension are displayed. press «Home»-button █...
  • Page 37 The sewing computer is tested and optimally set before it leaves the BERNINA factory. Different fabrics, threads and stabilizers can affect programmed stitches so that they are not sewn out properly. These effects can be corrected with the electronic Balance so that the stitch formation can be adjusted where necessary to suit the material.
  • Page 38: Sewing Stitches

    Sewing stitches - practical stitches overview practical stitches Straight stitch Gathering stitch For non-elastic fabric; all straight stitch work, such Most types of fabric. Gathering with shirring elastic. as seams, topstitching, sewing zippers Butted seams = butting two pressed edges and sewing together, decorative stitches Zig-zag Stretch-overlock...
  • Page 39: Practical Stitches

    practical stitches Stitch pattern selection Via menu selection press «Home»-button █ select the desired main category 1-4 via the «Navigation»-buttons █ 1 Practical stitches 2 Decorative stitches 3 Alphabets 4 Buttonholes press «OK»-button to confirm █ ► the available stitch patterns are displayed All of the other stitch patterns can be selected by scrolling via the «Navigation»-buttons.
  • Page 40: Temporary Altered Stitch Memory

    practical stitches temporary altered stitch memory customizing stitch pattern individually According to material and purpose a stitch pattern can be altered individually. The alterations described here are applicable for all practical and many decorative stitches. Any stitch length or width alterations will be saved automatically. for example: ̶...
  • Page 41: Straight Stitch

    practical stitches examples of application Straight stitch reverse pattern foot/sole no. 1 Straight stitch no. 1 After turning on the sewing computer the straight stitch will appear. application Suitable for all fabrics. adjust the stitch length to suit the fabric For example, use a longer stitch length (approx.
  • Page 42 practical stitches triple zig-zag reverse pattern foot/sole no. 1 triple zig-zag no. 7 In firm materials, particularly for denim, deckchair covers, awnings. Seams on often washed items. Finish raw edges first. Use Jeans needle for very firm materials. 033471.52.04_2014-02_Manual_B530_550_EN...
  • Page 43 practical stitches Zipper Zipper foot/sole no. 4 Straight stitch no. 1 preparation close seam to the zipper beginning █ sew the securing stitches █ baste seam closed and clean █ finish the seam allowance █ iron the seam █ open the zipper █...
  • Page 44: Manual Darning

    practical stitches manual darning Darning foot no. 9 */** Straight stitch no. 1 Holes or worn areas «Replacing» threads along the lengthside and crosswise in every material. preparation lower the feed dog █ attach slide-on table █ hoop the sewing project plus stabilizer into the darning hoop (optional █...
  • Page 45: Automatic Darning

    practical stitches automatic darning reverse pattern foot/sole no. 1 automatic Buttonhole foot with slide no. 3a Darning program no. 22 Quick darning of holes or worn areas Replaces threads along the lengthwise grain in all materials. preparation hoop light-weight materials in the darning hoop (optional accessory) █...
  • Page 46: Double Overlock

    practical stitches Double overlock reverse pattern foot/sole no. 1 Double overlock no. 10 closed seam Double overlock seam in loose knits and cross seams in knits and jerseys. Knits and jersey ̶ use a new Jersey needle to prevent damaging the loops ̶...
  • Page 47: Top Stitching Edges

    practical stitches top stitching edges Blindstitch foot/sole no. 5 reverse pattern foot/sole no. 1 edge stitch foot no. 10 */** Straight stitch no. 1 narrow edgestitching outer edges place edge of fold left against the guide on the blindstitch foot/sole █...
  • Page 48: Blind Hem

    practical stitches Blind hem Blindstitch foot/sole no. 5 Blindstitch no. 9 For invisible hems in medium to heavy cotton, wool and blended materials. preparation finish raw edges █ fold and baste or pin the hem █ fold the fabric back over the right side of the fabric to expose the finsihed █...
  • Page 49: Securing Program

    practical stitches Securing program reverse pattern foot/sole no. 1 Securing program no. 5 ̶ for all fabrics ̶ secures beginning and end of seam Sewing long seams with straight stitch Even securing by defined stitch count. Sew begin press the foot control █...
  • Page 50: Flat Joining Seam

    practical stitches flat joining seam reverse pattern foot/sole no. 1 Stretch-overlock no. 13 Ideal for fluffy or thick materials such as terry cloth, felt and leather etc. Sewing overlap fabric edges █ sew stretch overlock along the fabric edge █ the stitch should sew over the edge of the top layer on the right side █...
  • Page 51: Height Compensation Of Uneven Layers

    practical stitches Height compensation of uneven layers The feed dog works accurately when the foot is level. If the foot is at an angle, e.g. when sewing over thick to thin or vice-versa, the feed dog cannot grip and feed the fabric. The fabric might jam. To solve this problem, place one, two or three compensating plates as required behind the needle under the presser foot to level it.
  • Page 52 Buttonholes overview Buttonhole Standard buttonhole Straight-stitch buttonhole For light to mediumweight fabrics; blouses, shirts, Program for staystitching buttonholes, for pocket trousers, bedlinens, etc. openings, reinforcing buttonholes; especially for buttonholes in leather and imitation leather narrow buttonhole Button sew-on program For light- to medium weight fabrics; blouses, For buttons with 2 and 4 holes dresses, children's and baby clothes, crafts Stretch buttonhole...
  • Page 53: Buttonholes

    Buttonholes thread tension for sewing buttonholes thread the bobbin thread through the finger a of the bobbin case █ ► the bobbin thread tension is a little tighter ► this gives the beads on the right side of the fabric a slightly rounded appearance An additional cord reinforces buttonholes and enhances their appearance (see page 54).
  • Page 54 Buttonholes Stabilizer and interfacing ̶ interfacing provides durability and stability to the buttonhole ̶ choose the interfacing according to the material being used ̶ when using thick or fluffy materials an embroidery stabilizer can be used ► therefore the fabric feeds better 033471.52.04_2014-02_Manual_B530_550_EN...
  • Page 55 Buttonholes cording General facts ̶ use cording to reinforce buttonholes and enhance their appearance ̶ the loop of the cord should be at the end of the buttonhole that is most subject to wear = where button is sewn on position the work accordingly █...
  • Page 56 Buttonholes Balance Balance for automatic and manual buttonholes Any balance alterations to the manual and auto-length buttonholes affect both beads identically because they are sewn in the same direction. The keyhole or eye is balanced as follows: sew straight stitches forward until █...
  • Page 57 Buttonholes Standard and stretch buttonhole with auto-length, automatically automatic buttonhole foot with slide no. 3a automatic standard and stretch buttonhole no. 51, 52, 53 The lens on automatic buttonhole foot No. 3A automatically registers the length of the buttonhole for exact duplication. preparation select the desired buttonhole █...
  • Page 58: Automatic Round And Keyhole Buttonhole

    Buttonholes automatic round and keyhole buttonhole automatic buttonhole foot with slide no. 3a automatic round and keyhole buttonhole no. 54, 56 preparation select the desired buttonhole █ Display shows: ► the number of the selected buttonhole ► Automatic buttonhole foot No. 3A The slide foot must lie perfectly flat on the fabric! If the slide foot rests on a seam allowance, the length cannot be measured accurately.
  • Page 59: Heirloom Buttonhole

    Buttonholes Heirloom buttonhole automatic buttonhole foot no. 3a Heirloom Buttonhole no. 63 preparation select buttonhole █ Display shows: ► the number of the selected buttonhole ► Automatic buttonhole foot No. 3A programming the buttonhole sew the first bead forwards █ stop the sewing computer █...
  • Page 60 Buttonholes manual buttonhole (all types) Sewing buttonholes manually is ideal if you only need to sew one; also for repairing existing buttonholes. The number of steps depends on the type of the selected buttonhole. Manual buttonholes cannot be saved. Buttonhole foot/sole no. 3 */** preparation select the desired buttonhole █...
  • Page 61 Buttonholes Button sew-on program Darning foot no. 9 */** Button sew-on foot no. 18 */** Button sew-on program no. 60 For buttons with 2 and 4 holes. Sewing on buttons Buttons sewn on for decorative purposes only are stitched without a thread shank.
  • Page 62: Eyelet Program

    Buttonholes eyelet program reverse pattern foot/sole no. 1 eyelet with small zig-zag no. 61 * Straight-stitch eyelet no. 62 Sewing eyelets select eyelet █ position fabric under the presser foot and sew eyelet program █ ► sewing computer stops automatically and is at the beginning of the eyelet program again punching eyelets use an awl, punch pliers or a hole punch to open the eyelet...
  • Page 63: Decorative Stitches

    Decorative stitches Selecting a decorative stitch press «Home»-button █ select «Decorative Stitches»-icon via the «Navigation»-buttons █ press «OK»-button to confirm █ ► display shows an overview of the categories select the desired category via the «Navigation»-buttons █ press «OK»-button to confirm █...
  • Page 64: Quilt Stitches

    Quilt stitches overview Quilt stitches Various stitch patterns are available which are used especially in quilting, for patchwork or for appliqué. press «Home»-button █ select «Decorative Stitches»-icon via the «Navigation»-buttons █ press the «OK»-button to confirm █ ► display shows an overview of the categories select category quilt stitches █...
  • Page 65: Balance

    Quilt stitches Handlook quilt stitch reverse pattern foot/sole no. 1 Handlook quilt stitch no. 1328, 1347 *, 1348 * Suitable for all fabrics and work which should look «hand sewn». thread ̶ Upper thread = Monofilament ̶ Lower thread = 30/2 cotton thread test-sewing ►...
  • Page 66 Quilt stitches free-motion quilting Darning foot no. 9 */** Straight stitch no. 1 free-motion quilting For all types of free motion quilting work. preparation pin top layer, batting and backing together, or baste if necessary █ attach slide-on table █ use the Free Hand System █...
  • Page 67: Bsr

    Quilting with BSr * BSr-function The BSR presser foot reacts to the movement of the fabric under the foot and controls the speed of the sewing computer up to the maximum speed possible. The following applies: the faster the fabric is moved, the higher the speed of the sewing computer.
  • Page 68 For an even sewing start (the first stitch) the foot control must be pressed and the fabric moved simultaneously. This also applies for sewing points and straight stitching within a round form. When resuming work with the BSR presser foot after exiting the function, the BSR mode that was active at the time of exiting the BSR function will be activated, even if the sewing computer was turned off in the meantime.
  • Page 69: Functions In The Bsr Mode

    functions in the BSr mode needle stop down (default) ► the arrow points down on the BSR-Display ► the sewing computer stops with needle down, when taking foot off foot control or engaging the «Start/Stop»-button needle stop up press the «Needle stop»-button █...
  • Page 70 activating the BSr Sewing function option 1: BSR-Function via the foot control plug in the foot control █ lower the presser foot █ press the foot control █ ► BSR mode starts ► a red light appears on the presser foot press foot control while sewing █...
  • Page 71: Alphabets

    alphabets alphabets press «Home»-button █ select the «Alphabet»-icon on the Main Display via the █ «Navigation»-buttons press the «OK»-button to confirm █ ► the Alphabet Display providing the following four alphabets appears: a Block alphabet B Double Block alphabet c Cyrillic alphabet D Hiragana select the desired alphabet via the «Navigation»-buttons █...
  • Page 72 combi mode combi mode/memory programming practical stitches/decorative stitches/alphabets 100 stitch patterns, lettering or numbers can be combined and saved in the combi mode/memory. The memory is long term. The contents are kept until they are deleted by the user. A power cut or switching off the sewing computer does not have any effect on the stored contents.
  • Page 73: Combi Mode

    combi mode ► the entered stitch patterns/letters are displayed in the Edit-area 1 ► the cursor indicates where the desired stitch pattern/letter is added ► to the right of the cursor you can add, to the left of the cursor you can delete ►...
  • Page 74 combi mode example a Continued sewing of the stitch pattern combination. select the «Combi mode», see page 71 █ select decorative stitches █ press the «OK»-button to confirm █ select the stitch pattern No. 711 in category 700 █ press the «OK»-button to confirm █...
  • Page 75: Correcting The Combination

    combi mode correcting the combination Delete the complete combination press «Home»-button █ select the «Combi mode»-icon via the «Navigation»-buttons █ press the «OK»-button to confirm █ ► the Combi-mode-Display appears select the «Delete»-icon █ press the «OK»-button to confirm █ ►...
  • Page 76 «0» (off) █ pull out plug from electrical outlet █ squeeze 1 or 2 drops of BERNINA oil into the hook race █ turn power switch to «I» (on) █ run the sewing computer for a short time (without thread) █...
  • Page 77 ̶ Upper thread too tight/too slack reduce/increase upper thread tension █ formation ̶ Needle blunt or bent use new BERNINA quality needles █ ̶ Poor quality needle use new BERNINA quality needles █ ̶ Poor quality thread use quality thread (Isacord, Mettler, Gütermann etc.) █...
  • Page 78 █ breaks ̶ Stitch hole in the stitch plate has been take the sewing computer to the nearest authorized █ damaged BERNINA dealer ̶ Needle blunt or bent use new needle █ needle breaks ̶ Needle not correctly inserted tighten the needle clamp screw █...
  • Page 79 Stitch pattern Stitch pattern Summary BernIna 530 practical stitches Buttonholes Decorative stitches floral stitches cross stitches 033471.52.04_2014-02_Manual_B530_550_EN...
  • Page 80 Stitch pattern Satin stitches ornamental stitches Heirloom stitches novelty stitches 033471.52.04_2014-02_Manual_B530_550_EN...
  • Page 81 Stitch pattern Quilt stitches alphabets Block alphabet Double Block alphabet 033471.52.04_2014-02_Manual_B530_550_EN...
  • Page 82 Stitch pattern cyrillic alphabet Hiragana 033471.52.04_2014-02_Manual_B530_550_EN...
  • Page 83 Stitch pattern BernIna 550 Qe practical stitches Buttonholes Decorative stitches floral stitches cross stitches 033471.52.04_2014-02_Manual_B530_550_EN...
  • Page 84 Stitch pattern Satin stitches ornamental stitches Heirloom stitches novelty stitches 033471.52.04_2014-02_Manual_B530_550_EN...
  • Page 85 Stitch pattern Quilt stitches alphabets Block alphabet Double Block alphabet 033471.52.04_2014-02_Manual_B530_550_EN...
  • Page 86 Stitch pattern cyrillic alphabet Hiragana 033471.52.04_2014-02_Manual_B530_550_EN...
  • Page 87 Index Index Bobbin case Bobbin finger █ accessories Changing █ Presser foot shank/sole Inserting █ █ Presser feet Removing █ █ Standard █ Bobbin cover accessory box Bobbin thread cutter Possible organization █ alphabets 70, 80-81, 84-85 Bobbin winder pre-tension 11, 14 altering Brightness and contrast...
  • Page 88: Contents

    Index creative consultant Overview █ cable Recommendations █ Plugging in Sewing techniques █ █ Unwinding/winding Types of fabrics █ █ carrying handle changing Darning Bobbin case Automatic █ █ Needle Manually █ █ Presser foot █ Darning hoop connection Presser foot shank █...
  • Page 89 Index foam pads Edges █ font Blind █ Jersey stitch █ foot control Visible █ Unwinding/winding the cable █ Connection 11, 12 Horizontal spool pin 11, 14, 16, 17 █ Plugging in █ Sewing speed control █ free Hand System Inserting Connection Bobbin...
  • Page 90 Index Opening █ Programming 71-72 █ Programming alphabets pattern begin █ Programming practical and decorative stitches █ Stitch pattern pattern end/pattern repeat █ Temporary altered stitch memory █ pc-connection mirror image polyester thread mirror image function power cable Connection █ navigation-buttons practical stitches 37-50...
  • Page 91 Index presser foot pressure Service symbol Increasing/reducing █ Setting presser foot pressure-adjusting wheel Balance █ Needle position █ presser foot sole Presser foot pressure █ Changing Thread tension █ █ presser foot system Setup program 32-33 Beeper for BSR █ Brightness and contrast █...
  • Page 92 Index Start/Stop button Buttonhole █ Stitch pattern █ Stipple quilting The basic setting █ Upper thread █ Stitch pattern Overview 78-85 threader █ Selecting 26, 38 █ Temporary altered stitch memory threading █ Lower thread █ Stitch pattern selection Double needle/triple needle █...
  • Page 93 Imprint Text Herbert Stolz/Susanne Ribi Graphics www.sculpt.ch Pictures Patrice Heilmann, CH-Winterthur Typesetting, Layout Susanne Ribi Copyright 2011 BERNINA International AG, CH-Steckborn 2014/02 EN 033471.51.04 033471.52.04_2014-02_Manual_B530_550_EN...
  • Page 94 In partnership with...

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