Bernina’s Bernette B79 Review: Sewing & Embroidery Machine


Most people want to have a combo (sewing + embroidery) machine and usually, combo sewing machines are not so features-enriched. But Bernette B79 is a special sewing machine that combines the features of an embroidering and sewing combo machine and it is the best choice for embroidery as well as sewing enthusiast. The Bernette B79 is a sewing and embroidery combo machine that combines the best of both worlds. It has all the features you need for traditional stitching but also makes it easy to create your own designs with its computerized design system. This feature-rich combination device can give you great satisfaction in sewing as well as embroidering, plus you can enjoy all the features that both worlds have to offer.

Bernette B79 has a great variety of stitch patterns and embroidery designs, which are among its most notable features. There are 500 stitches in total for sewing and 208 designs for embroidering. It offers over 208 different embroidery designs for embroidered flowers or motifs on clothing, accessories, or home décor in the same machine with an included database so that you can enjoy the same efficiency with embroidering as well. Bernette B79 is a sewing and embroidery combo device, which has more features than an ordinary machine. With the help of its touchscreen display, you can quickly and easily set up your machine for any embroidery task. Bernette B79 supports all common formats like EXP and ART as well as many more software programs that are available on the internet today.

The sewing speed is around 1000 SPM (Stitches Per Minute) while the embroidery speed is 850 SPM (Stitches Per Minute). Honestly, its sewing speed is not so fast because there are many sewing machine models which can easily offer 1,500 SPM sewing speed even at the lower price range. The sewing speed is an important factor because you can complete your projects on time. And, its embroidery speed is good enough and comparable to other embroidery combo machines.

The (fast) feeding system of the Bernette B79 makes it possible to feed the fabric through the machine in a fast and even way, which means that your embroideries come out perfect too. The Bernette B79 also comes with an automatic needle threader as well as a dual-feed system and back-kick foot control. These features are usually only found on more expensive sewing machines, but Bernette B79 offers them all for an affordable price. Bernette B79 is a reliable machine that can sew without problem as well as embroider the most intricate designs with ease.

Features of Bernette B79

  • Sewing speed of 1,000 SPM (Stitches Per Minute)
  • Embroidery speed of 850 SPM (Stitches Per Minute)
  • 500 Sewing stitch patterns
  • 208 Embroidery designs
  • Stitch width of 7mm
  • Vast sewing and embroider area
  • 3 Embroidery hoops
  • Touch color screen of 5 inches
  • Automatic thread cutter
  • Semi-automatic needle threader
  • 8 presser feet included


  • Fast embroidery speed
  • Automatic thread cutter
  • High quality stitches
  • Touch color screen

Fast embroidery speed

Bernette B79 comes with high embroidery speed which makes it one of the best sewing machines for embroidery. This machine has a maximum embroidery speed of 850 stitches per minute meaning that it can complete any job within the shortest time possible. Whether you are using it for personal purposes or business, time is the only thing that matters. And, with Bernette B79 you can embroidery different kinds of stuff in a very short time.

Automatic thread cutter

Bernette B79 comes with an automatic thread cutter which is a great feature for any sewing machine because it saves you time and effort of manually cutting the threads after completing a job. It also has an automatic needle threader, so if you are not used to doing things such as this then Bernette B79 can take care of this for you.

High quality stitches

Bernette B79 is a professional sewing machine and its stitching quality is just amazing. You do not need to be worried about its stitches quality because Bernette always takes care of quality. I know you are going to invest a reasonable amount of money to buy this sewing machine and you might be curious to know about its stitch quality. You can have peace of mind before and after buying this sewing machine because of its stitch quality.

Touch color screen

Bernette B79 comes with a touch display which is one of the most advanced features. The size of this screen is five inches and it provides clear visuals for you to work better without any problem whatsoever. You can do on-screen editing to your embroidery designs and also make adjustments to the machine’s settings.


  • A bit high priced
  • Slow sewing speed
  • No speed controller

High Price Tag

I added this just to remind the beginners that this might not be a right fit for you. Beginners usually do not have a lot of money to invest just to learn the basics of sewing and I also do not recommend buying a costly sewing machine as a beginner. Beginners usually do not need a bunch of advanced features in a sewing machine because they are more interested in basic things so you can just ignore this sewing machine if you can not afford it. And, I would also like to say it is a bit highly-priced and credit goes to Bernina :). Bernina sewing machines are always of high quality but come with a high price tag too.

Slow sewing speed

You might be confused when you saw fast speed in the list of PROS. Actually, its sewing speed is not so admirable but it does come with fast embroidery speed. There are some sewing machine models from other brands which can provide you sewing speed of up to 1,500 SPM even at a low price point than Bernette B79. Although, it is a combo sewing machine and it could be difficult to manage such high sewing speed along with the same high quality at a reasonable price. But, there are some sewers who are working professionally and consider their time as money. So, to work fast on the projects they need a high-speed sewing machine and here, unfortunately, Bernette B79 lacks.

No speed controller

Did not I mention, it does not come with a speed controller? Although its sewing and embroidery speed fit for both beginners and professionals still there should be a speed controller. Some beginners can not sew at the sewing speed of 1,000 SPM and some even can not embroidery stuff at 850 SPM. Do remember, there are some kinds of stuff where you need to slow down your sewing speed otherwise it might not be stitched properly, and in that case, you need a speed controller. Bernette B79 does not come with a speed controller.


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