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This is a refundable deposit for the new BERNINA 990 Top of the Line Machine. This machine cannot be shipped and will ONLY be available for pick up at our retail location in Ponca City, Oklahoma when it launches. Place your deposit now to ensure you'll be the first in line to create your magic with the new BERNINA 990!

Imagine a sewing machine that can do it all: sew, quilt, and embroider with flawless precision, captivating speed and miraculous features. A machine that will help you transform any project into a masterpiece of art and craft. That sewing machine is the BERNINA 990, the ultimate expression of Swiss engineering, precision and innovation. This new BERNINA flagship sewing and embroidery machine offers you an amazing 14 inches of space to the right of the needle and innovative features you have always dreamed of.

The B990 is more intuitive than ever with easy, modern navigation and gestures. Tap into your inner artist customizing the 2,927 stitch patterns and 879 built-in embroidery designs. Precisely place and view directly on the screen in front of you with the help from the new BERNINA Placement Scanner, integrated Camera and BERNINA Pinpoint Laser. The new BERNINA Integrated Stitch Regulator (BISR) brings stitch regulation to all quilting applications — including Ruler Work. In addition, with WiFi Connectivity and the new Help Center at your side, you can access feature and technique information anytime and anywhere. This is the new BERNINA 990. Create your Magic!

The BERNINA 990 features extraordinary innovations to make embroidering even more precise and easier than ever. Go beyond normal embroidery editing with the numerous on-screen editing features. With just the touch of a finger quickly edit and design your embroidery masterpiece visualized in the embroidery hoop. Easy, accurate and intuitive — the world is now your embroidery canvas. Precisely position your embroidery on any project with the various placement options. The B 990 allows you to place a design down to a single stitch, even checking each stitch with the new BERNINA Pinpoint Laser. The new BERNINA Placement Scanner visualizes your hooped fabric directly on the screen as a background to preview design placement and colors. View the needle area on screen with the Camera and combine with the BERNINA Pinpoint Placement to accurately place your designs with ease, every time

The new high-end Embroidery Module XL with BERNINA Smart Drive Technology (SDT) and the new Giant Hoop come standard with the B 990. The Giant Hoop expands your embroidery horizon with the extra-large space and ability to embroider a 16.1” x 12” area, including a full 12-inch square. Save and organize your embroidery and stitch patterns directly on the machine or USB (type A or C) in the File Manager. Name saved files, create folders, cut, copy, paste and simply move entire folders of designs from the USB straight to your Personal Folder quickly and easily — just like magic!

This machine is only available to purchase at our Ponca City, OK retail location.
Call for More Information: (580)765-9999 

Main Features

More Space Than Ever BeforeStitch and Design Preview
Automatic Needle ThreaderPinpoint Laser
Built-in Stitch RegulationAutomatic Stitch Plate Recognition
Choose or Create Your StitchesHelpful On-screen Guide
Gigantic Embroidery AreaOrganize Stitches and Designs
Pinpoint PlacementCustomize Quilt Designs
WiFi Capability and BERNINA Stitchout AppBERNINA stitchprecision² Technology
New High-end Embroidery Module XLJumbo Bobbin

More Space Than Ever Before

  • 14" to the right of the needle
  • Large 10" touch screen
  • Giant embroidery with the Giant Hoop

The B 990 includes a meticulously engineered extended freearm with 14" (356 mm) of space to the right of the needle and the Giant Embroidery Hoop (16.1" x 12"), providing you with ample space for big, beautiful sewing, quilting and embroidery projects. The large interactive touch screen with gesture capabilities, icons with text descriptions, and intuitive interactions makes sewing and embroidery easier than ever. It can be operated with touch gestures, the included touch screen pen, or an optional computer mouse

Stitch and Design Preview

  • Scan and preview your designs
  • View the needle area on screen
  • BERNINA Placement Scanner and Camera

With the new BERNINA Placement Scanner and Camera, you can scan the embroidery hoop, and view the needle area on the screen in sewing and embroidery. This allows you to precisely position your designs and stitches. Scan to preview how your designs, the chosen thread color and size will look like when stitched. Also, you can transfer the scanned background to the optional BERNINA Embroidery Software 9.

Automatic Needle Threader

  • Simply push a button to thread
  • Watch the machine thread the needle
  • Ready to create in seconds

The Automatic Needle Threader helps you get started with a different thread conveniently and faster than ever before, every single time. Sewing and embroidery needles from size 70 can be automatically threaded by a simple press of a button.

Pinpoint Laser

  • Works in every needle position
  • Indicates the exact needle entry point
  • Next level precision

Enjoy pinpoint precision by seeing exactly where the needle will enter the fabric in every needle position. The BERNINA Pinpoint Laser marks your start and travel points as you sew and embroider.

Built-in Stitch Regulation

  • BERNINA Integrated Stitch Regulator
  • Use Stitch Regulation for Ruler Work
  • Works with all BERNINA quilting presser feet and accessories

Simply attach the included BERNINA 5.5 mm BISR Stitch Plate with Sensor, and the quilting foot of your choice to achieve perfect quilting stitches with the exact same length at variable sewing speeds. Automatic stitch regulation is now possible with all quilting applications including Ruler Work, thanks to the innovative BERNINA Integrated Stitch Regulator (BISR).

Automatic Stitch Plate Recognition

  • Insert stitch plate and sew!
  • Additional security function
  • Three included stitch plates

The B 990 automatically recognizes the stitch plate once it is attached to the machine. If the stitch plate is not compatible with the selected stitch pattern, needle or presser foot the machine will not sew as an additional security measure.

Choose or Create Your Stitches

  • Total of 2,927 stitch patterns
  • Resize any stitch from 25% to 500%
  • Design your individual stitch

With a touch, the B 990 transforms your design into a stitch pattern or alters existing stitches as you wish. Resize any stitch from 25% to 500% with the new Jumbo Stitch. Undo and redo steps in sewing and with the Stitch Designer create your own stitches by drawing your ideas right on the touch screen.

Helpful On-screen Guide

  • Instruction Manual, tutorials, etc.
  • Search within the Help Center
  • Connect with your tablet or smartphone

In the Help Center, you will find frequently requested instructions and information, the user manual and Creative Consultant for various techniques. You can even connect the Help Center to your personal device (tablet or smartphone) with WiFi connectivity by simply scanning the QR code on screen.

Gigantic Embroidery Area

  • Extra large 16.1” x 12” embroidery area
  • Giant Hoop with ergonomic twist lock
  • Perfect for large quilts

Take your embroidery to a gigantic level! With the new Giant Hoop and the extra large 16.1" x 12" embroidery field, you will be able to embroider a full 12-inch square. Thanks to the ergonomic twist lock closure, hooping and re-hooping is easy. The inner markings of the hoop and template allow you to easily align a 12-inch square.

Organize Stitches and Designs

  • Create and name folders
  • Save new or adjusted stitches
  • Move, copy and paste from the USB stick

Organize your stitch patterns with the File Manager: Save, name, and store new or adjusted stitch patterns and combinations in your personal folder. Easily create, move, copy and paste files and folder to keep your stitches and embroidery designs organized with the File Manager. Name your adjusted stitch patterns and combinations and move entire folders of designs from a USB straight to your folder on the machine.

Pinpoint Placement

  • 2-Point and 4-Point Placement
  • Place designs as they are or morph to fit
  • Perfect placement every time!

Place your designs with pinpoint precision to make suit your project. Pinpoint Placement with 2-Point and 4-Point placement options allows you to easily place designs with utmost precision. Simply define four points on the fabric with the new 4-Point Placement and morph or proportionally fit the design to the area. Use Virtual Positioning to verify exact stitch points for ultimate precision.

Customize Quilt Designs

  • Modify stitches per inch
  • Unlimited scaling possibilities
  • Compatible with BQM, HQF, PAT, PLI, QLI and TAP formats

The new Customizable Quilt Designs bring the functionality of professional longarm quilting to your embroidery machine. Unlimited scaling possibilities, the ability to modify the stitches per inch (SPI) and enhanced quilt securing functions enable you to achieve perfect computerized quilting on your embroidery machine.

WiFi Capability and BERNINA Stichout App

  • Design transfer from/to V9 Software
  • Monitor embroidery process via App
  • Real-time status updates remotely

Since WiFi is enabled on the BERNINA 990, you can transfer designs from your BERNINA Embroidery Software 9 (optional) directly to the machine, or vice versa. And thanks to the BERNINA Stitchout App, the embroidery process can be monitored on your smartphone remotely. The in-app notifications and real-time status updates will make your embroidery more convenient.

BERNINA stitchprecision² Technology

Experience next generation stitch precision, even faster embroidery, and superior stitch quality. The B 990 features the next generation BERNINA stitchprecision² Technology that makes your sewing quilting and embroidery experience quieter, more precise, and joyful.

New High-end Embroidery Module XL

The new high-end Embroidery Module XL with Smart Drive Technology (SDT) ensures flawless embroidery and superb stitch quality. Compatible with a large variety of premium BERNINA embroidery hoops.

Jumbo Bobbin

The front loading, easy access Jumbo Bobbin holds up to 70% more thread than standard bobbins, allowing you to sew and embroider longer and giving you more time for your creativity. Ideally suited for decorative stitches.

Basic Features

  • Multi Touch Gestures
  • USB Mouse compatible
  • Adjustable Display Brightness
  • Help Center
  • File Manager
  • 8000MB Total Memory
  • Multi-function Knobs
  • 4 Spool Holders
  • 90 LED Sewing Lights
  • Adjustable Light in Needle Area
  • Automatic Needle Threader
  • 3 Manual Thread Cutters
  • Camera
  • BERNINA Pinpoint Laser
  • WiFi Compatibility
  • BERNINA stitchprecision2 Technology
  • Total Stitch Control
  • BERNINA Adaptive Thread Tension
  • BERNINA Dual Feed
  • Product brochure – All information at a glance
  • Jumbo Bobbin with 70 % more Capacity
  • Bobbin Winding while Sewing/Embroidering
  • Powerful DC Motor
  • Hammer Mode
  • BERNINA Free Hand System (FHS)
  • Automatic Raise/Lower Feed Dog
  • Programmable BERNINA Foot Control
  • BERNINA Foot Control
  • Icon Description
  • Needle Stop Up/Down
  • Thread-up Command
  • Automatic Presser Foot Lifter
  • Automatic Thread Cutter
  • Adjustable Presser Foot Pressure
  • Needle Reminder
  • Lower Thread Sensor
  • Upper Thread Sensor
  • Clock/Alarm
  • Tutorial
  • On-screen Help
  • eco Mode
  • Retractable Feed Dog
  • Automatic Stitch Plate Detection
  • Slide speed control


  • 14" Sewing space to the right of the needle
  • 5" Workspace Height
  • 43.3 lb Machine Weight
  • 26.5” / 9.5” / 16.6” Machine Dimensions (W x H x D)
  • 10.1" / 25.4 cm" Centrally Located Color Touch Screen

Sewing and Quilting Features

  • Maximum Sewing Speed (stitches per minute) 1200
  • 9mm Maximum Stitch Width
  • 6mm Maximum Stitch Length
  • 11 Adjustable Needle Positions
  • Presser Foot Recommendation
  • Presser Foot Selection
  • Presser Foot Library
  • Customizable Stitch Altering Area
  • Security Function for Needle and Stitch Plate
  • Sideways Motion
  • Tapering
  • Automatic Buttonhole / Length Measuring System
  • Manual Multi-step Buttonhole
  • On-Screen Buttonhole Measuring
  • Adjustable Buttonhole Slit Width
  • Personal Folder
  • Import/Export Stitches via USB
  • Saving Settings of Stitch Patterns
  • Temporary Altered Stitch Memory
  • History Function (most recently used stitch patterns)
  • Stitch Designer
  • Creative Consultant Sewing
  • Fit to Screen
  • Swipe
  • Drag and Drop
  • Pattern Repeat 1-99
  • Pattern Begin
  • Pattern End
  • Mirror-image function
  • Elongation
  • Stop, Secure or Cut in Combi Mode
  • Duplicate Combination
  • Unify Stitch Width and Length in Combi Mode
  • Basting Stitch
  • Long Stitch
  • Jumbo Stitch
  • Triple Stitch
  • Undo/Redo in Sewing
  • Distortion
  • Continuous Reverse
  • Backstepping
  • Securing Stitches
  • Programmable Securing Function
  • BSR Enabled
  • BERNINA Integrated Stitch Regulator (BISR)
  • Adjustment of stitch lengths as stitches per inch (SPI) in BSR/BISR
  • KickStart Function
  • Start/Stop Button (stitching without foot control)
  • Hopper Mechanism
  • Presser Foot Hover Function
  • Freearm Sewing
  • Monograms (with sideways motion only)
  • 2927 Total Sewing Stitch Patterns (incl. alphabets)
  • 16/2 Alphabets / Monograms
  • 957 Decorative Stitches
  • Button Sew-On Program
  • 17 Buttonholes / 2 Eyelets
  • 40 Practical Stitches
  • 272 Sideways Motion Stitches
  • 124 Quilting Stitches
  • 44/36 Tassel/Tapering/Skyline Stitch Patterns 44/36
  • 2 Darning Programs
  • Balance Setting
  • Memory Stitch Combination

Embroidery Features

  • 1000 SPM Maximum Embroidery Speed (Stitches per minute)
  • 16.1” x 12” Embroidery Area
  • BERNINA Placement Scanner
  • Freearm Embroidery
  • 879 Built-in Embroidery Designs
  • 24 Embroidery Alphabets
  • 206 Customizable Quilt Designs (.bqm files)
  • On-screen Editing of Designs
  • Design Altering Area
  • Duplicate/Add Designs
  • Combine Designs
  • Change Design Size Proportionally
  • Change Design Size Non-Proportionally
  • Move, Rotate, and Mirror
  • Align/Distribute embroidery designs
  • Endless Embroidery
  • Shape Designer
  • Color Wheel
  • QWERTY Keyboard
  • Customizable Lettering
  • WordArt
  • Multi-line Lettering and Align
  • Drag & Drop
  • Start and Stop Editing
  • Virtual Positioning
  • Absolute Check Design Positioning
  • 4-Point Placement with Morphing
  • 2-Point Placement
  • Lock Scaling
  • Check Design Size
  • Group/Ungroup
  • Rearrange designs
  • Undo/Redo
  • Adjust Stitch Density
  • Change Stitch Type
  • Change Thread Brand
  • Basting
  • Margin Spacing in Basting
  • Color Resequence
  • Margin Spacing in Basting
  • Stitch Design as Single/Multi-Color
  • Personal Memory for Saving Embroidery Designs
  • Programmable Jump Stitch Cutting
  • Smart Secure
  • Invisible Secure
  • Centering the Embroidery Design
  • Thread Away Mode
  • Switch Unit of Measurement
  • Creative Consultant Embroidery
  • Embroider Sewing Stitches
  • Multi-format Design compatible
  • BQM Format Reading: BQM, HQF, PAT, PLI, QLI, TAP
  • Embroidery design formats: EXP, DST, PES, PEC, JEF, SEW, PCS, XXX
  • Adjust Stitches Per Inch (BQM)
  • Direct Design transfer to/from BERNINA Embroidery Software 9 via WiFi
  • Embroidery Design Import/Export via USB Interface
  • Automatic hoop recognition
  • View Stitch-out Time, Thread Colors, Size, Stitches
  • BERNINA Stitchout App compatible
  • Embroidery Sequence Control
  • Position Recall
  • Embroidery Module XL (SDT)
  • Jumbo Hoop Compatibility (embroidery area: 400×260 mm, 15.7”×10.2”)
  • Giant Hoop Compatibility (embroidery area: 410 x 305 mm, 16.1" x 12")

Included Accessories

Standard Accessories

Standard accessories for the BERNINA 990 including needles, bobbins, screwdriver, seam ripper, etc.

BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR)

The BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR) adapts precisely to your current sewing speed to produce absolutely consistent stitching.
  • Perfect for free-motion quilting with a controlled stitch length
  • The sewing speed adapts automatically to the speed of the moving fabric
  • Automatic control of the stitch length ensures absolutely even stitch formation

Reverse Pattern Foot #1C

Reverse Pattern Foot #1C is the ideal presesr foot for sewing forward and reverse-feed utility and decorative stitches.
  • For forward and reverse-feed stitches
  • For materials such as cord, denim and wool
  • Guarantees excellent fabric feed

Reverse Pattern Foot #1D

Reverse Pattern Foot #1D is the ideal presser foot for sewing forward and reverse-feed utiltity and decorative stitches.
  • For forward and reverse-feed stitches
  • For materials such as cord, denim and wool
  • Guarantees excellent fabric feed
  • Utilizes the BERNINA Dual Feed System

Overlock Foot #2A

Overlock Foot #2A lets you neaten seams easily and sew high-quality hems, waistbands, and overlock seams on knit fabrics.
  • Allows overcasting without a serger
  • For neatening edges
  • Creates a flat, elastic seam

Buttonhole Foot with Slide #3A

Buttonhole Foot with Slide #3A determines the desired buttonhole length for identical buttonholes either via sensor or manually.
  • For sewing any number of buttonholes of exactly the same length
  • Flexible choice of buttonhole length up to 30mm
  • With or without cording

Zipper Foot #4D

Thanks to its narrow, centrally positioned toe, Zipper Foot #4D can stitch very close to the zipper coils, allowing it to sew the zipper on neatly.
  • For accurately sewing in zippers of all sizes
  • Utilizes the BERNINA Dual Feed System

Blindstitch Foot #5

Blindstitch Foot #5 is designed for sewing blind hems on all fabric thicknesses for a barely-visible finish.
  • For sewing invisible hems
  • Barely visible stitching on the front

Button Sew-on Foot #18

Button Sew-on Foot #18 is the perfect tool for easy sewing of buttons, snap fasteners, eyelets and decorations.
  • For sewing on buttons and hooks
  • The rubberized sole holds the button firmly in place

Open Embroidery Foot #20C

Open Embroidery Foot #20C is ideal for embroidering with your sewing machine. The identation in the sole of the presser foot allows it to glide smoothly over dense stitches.
  • Perfect for sewing decorative stitches
  • Creation of attractive applique designs
  • Allow lines and patterns to be followed precisely
  • An open form for a clear view of the project

Embroidery Foot #26L

Used together with a straight-stitch plate, this embroidery foot is particularly suitable for tasks that use the embroidery module, as well as for darning fine fabrics. The drop-shaped needle opening and the shape of the presser-foot sole reduce damage to the upper thread, contributing to an attractive embroidery result.
  • For darning fine fabrics
  • For optimal results, use the straight-stitch needle plate
  • The shape of the presser-foot sole helps create an attractive embroidery result

Sideways Motion Foot #40C

Sieways Motion Foot #40C enables multi-directional sewing, and allows you to sew out large sideways motion stitch patterns.
  • For sewing sideways motion patterns and utility/decorative stitches

Straight and Cutwork Stitch Plate with Sensor

The Straight- and CutWork Stitch Plate is a professional tool for large and small straight stitch projects and is ideal for CutWork and CrystalWork projects. It guarantees precise stitch formation when sewing using straight stitch, thus ensuring clean, attractive sewing results.
  • Sensor for automatic Stitch Plate recognition
  • Ideal for straight stitch and embroidery work
  • For a superb stitching result for straight stitches

5.5mm BISR Stitch Plate with Sensor

BERNINA Stitch Regulation is now possible with all quilting applications – including Ruler Work! The machine recognizes the Stitch Plate automatically thanks to the sensor. It is also ideal for sewing decorative stitches with a width of up to 5.5 mm, because the narrow needle opening prevents thin or soft fabrics from being pulled through the hole while sewing.
  • Sensor for automatic Stitch Plate recognition
  • For precise sewing results on thin fabrics
  • For detailed quilting projects when using the Bernina Integrated Stitch Regulator
  • Reduced needle hole width of 5.5mm
  • Blue/purple mark for easy identification

Golden-yellow Bobbin Case

Sometimes you need more tension on the bobbin thread than usual for embroidery, free-motion sewing or free-motion quilting. And that’s why you need the golden-yellow bobbin case.
  • For embroidery, free-motion sewing, or free-motion quilting
  • Compatible with BERNINA Hook bobbins with high thread tension

Free Arm Slide-on Table

The BERNINA Free Arm Slide-on Table offers greater comfort thanks to an increased sewing area, without affectiong free arm function while sewing.
  • Increases the work area
  • Makes it easyer to work on complex projects
  • Special shape ensures freearm function

Seam Guide for Slide-on Table

The Seam Guide for Slide-on Table facilitates professional quality wide edgestitching while ensuring even distances between seams.
  • Useful tool for wide topstitching of edges and hems
  • Quick and easy attachment
  • To be used in combination with the included extension table

Free Hand System Knee Lifter

The Free Hand System Knee Lifter lets you raise the presser foot and lower the feed dog with your knee. Recommended particularly for applique or any project requiring pvioting and getting bulky projects under the presser foot easily.
  • Simultaneous lifting of the presser foot and lowering of the feed dog
  • Convenient operation with the knee
  • Hands remain free to work

Thread Lubrication Unit

High quality sewing with loosely twisted threads. The thread lubrication unit improves the gliding properties of metallic or loosely twisted threads with the aid of Silicone Fluid.
  • For sewing and embroidery of metallic and loosely twisted threads
  • Improved running due to silicone fluid
  • Prevents delicate yarns from tearing and breaking


This BERNINA USB stick enables fast and uncomplicated data exchange between the stick and the PC. It stores embroidery designs and data up to 16 GB.
  • For transferring data with ease
  • 16 GB Memory Capacity
  • Ideal for backups, updates, embroidery/quilting patterns, etc.

Touchscreen Pen

For easy operation of the touchscreen. Lightly tap the touch screen on this device to operate it. Using the touchscreen pen helps keep the screen clean.
  • For easy operation of the touch-sensitive screen
  • Keeps your screen clean - no fingerprints

BERNINA Sewing Machine Oil

Regular care ensures that your sewing machine runs smoothly. This also includes oiling.
  • For a smooth operating machine
  • Precise oiling of small areas via fine tip
  • 10ml resin-free sewing machine oil

BERNINA Accessory Storage Box

This practical accessory box can be used to store all of your sewing accessories, such as presesr feet, needles, and bobbins. The accessory box is supplied without contents.
  • Practical storage box for organizing accessories
  • Keep your accessories always at hand
  • Fits neatly on your sewing table

BERNINA Embroidery Module XL

The Embroidery Module XL with Smart Drive Technology (SDT) will allow you to achieve reliable and breathtaking embroidery results. All embroidery projects can be carried out comfortably using the generous embroidery area.
  • Smoother movement and less vibration
  • Quiet embroidery
  • Better stitch quality

Small Embroidery Hoop

This small embroidery hoop is a whiz at embroidering tubular items such as sleeves or pant legs.
  • Ideal size for free arm embroidery
  • For sleeves, trousers legs, or other small embroidery tasks
  • Template for exact placement included

Medium Embroidery Hoop

The medium embroidery hoop is a useful tool for the accurate embroidering of medium-sized projects.
  • Ideal for medium-sized embroidery projeccts
  • Template for exact placement included
  • Max embroidery area 100 x 130mm

Large Oval Embroidery Hoop

The large oval embroidery hoop is suitable for both design combinations and extensive embroiery designs. The template makes quick work of accurately positioning the project within the hoop.
  • For large scale embroidery and pattern combinations
  • Template for exact placement included
  • Max embroidery area 145 x 255mm

Giant Embroidery Hoop

The giant embroidery hoop is ideally suited for large embroidery designs, embroidery combinations or endless embroidery. A large ergonomic twist lock provides easy hooping and unhooping of the material. Thanks to the clamps, the fabric can be perfectly fixed in the frame. The template serves as a support for accurate positioning.
  • Capable of stitching a full 12-inch quilt block
  • Ergonomic twist lock for easy release and clamping
  • Clamps for perfect fixation in the frame
  • Template for accurate positioning included
  • Max embroidery area 305 x 410mm / 12" x 16.1"

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