Bernette 05 Academy Heavy Duty Sewing Machine

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With a powerful motor and a stainless steel sewing bed plate, this new Swiss design Bernette 05 Academy offers quilters and sewers an amazing range of functions. Choose from 30 stitches via direct stitch selection and each can be adjusted. It is ready to sew straight out from its box!
 Price £399.00  Today £349.00
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SAVE £50 + FREE £50 sewing pack + with Extension Table + Finger Guard + 6 presser feet worth £150!

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Top model of the new Swiss design Bernette B05 series. The new Bernette Academy uses the latest engineering to create a strong, robust sewing machine with electronic speed control and for a limited timescale, includes a bonus quilt/sew extension table and 12 presser foot package.

A strong machine with a wide and stable foot print, the Bernette 05 Academy is ready to tackle any stitching project. The added bonus is the extended table and extra sewing feet, which together make the b05 Academy the complete package.

It has many useful features as listed further below, but the forgotten functionality are simple things like, the handy quick access reverse lever just above the needle, the needle position adjustability option for getting a seem or rolled hem stitch just where you want it, or the option to change the stitch length while stitching.

Easy to use and thread by following the threading paths, use the built-in threader to help pass the thread through the needle eye. Drop the bobbin in from the top and a left and right and the excess thread end is cut off, leaving you ready to sew with out needing to have both threads under the presser foot.

With a huge array of presser feet you will need somewhere to store them, the Bernette 05 Academy offer such a place; the flip open sewing bed gives access to foot storage area. Remove the sewing bed to use the sleeve arm.

The bright LED lights illuminate the needle, foot and sewing bed. Read the Academy leaflet (opens in a new window)

Bonus kit worth £150 - Included with our new Bernette Academy is the large quilt/sew extension table rest to make larger projects more manageable, it even has guide lines to help keep your stitching straight and parallel.
The kit also includes a finger guard and 6 extra presser feet, which are:
Zigzag Foot with non stick sole. 
Button sew-on-foot. 
Edge Stitch Foot.
Hemmer Foot.
Open Embroidery Foot.
Free-Motion Darning & Embroidery Foot. 

The bobbin is loaded from the top and has a see-through cover. It has a full rotary hook unit with smooth fabric feed. Threading is simple thanks to the built-in needle threader, It really is a delight to use the Academy.

Helped by the powerful heavy duty motor unit and electronic foot speed controller, It sews pretty fast at 1100 spm, yet is very easy to control the speed thanks to clever electronics. It is one of the speediest domestic sewing machines around. You can set it to sew at half speed, and It also comes with a finger guard for the more cautious or younger beginner sewers. 

The 2-step presser foot lift is handy when needing to sew heavier or thicker type materials, this 2-step lifter is perfect for stitching through multiply layers like when sewing quilts.

This Bernette Academy can sew multi layers of denim with easy, yet can also sew stretch fabrics and fine organsa type materials. The Academy also offers a special Lycra stitch to use on super stretchy fabrics.

Main Features:

  • Stainless Steel Sewing Plate
  • Half Speed Limiter
  • 30 Stitches
  • 1 Step Buttonhole
  • 14 Utility Stitches
  • Adjustable Stitch Width
  • Adjustable Stitch Length
  • Adjustable Foot Pressure
  • Reverse Lever
  • Drop Feed For Free Motion Embroidery
  • Top Bobbin Loading
  • Built-in Carry Handle
  • Multiple Needle Positions
  • Automatic Bobbin Winder
  • 2 Step Foot Lifter
  • Twin Needle Capability
  • Needle Threader
  • 2 x LED Sewing Lights
  • Manual Thread Cutter
  • Maximum Speed 1100 SPM

The Standard Presser Feet Included:

  • Zigzag Foot
  • One-Step Buttonhole Foot
  • Zipper Foot
  • Blind Stitch Foot
  • Overlock Foot
  • Invisible Zipper Foot

Other Accessories Included In The Box:

  • Bernina assorted needles pack
  • Bobbins (4x)
  • Seam ripper (buttonhole opener)
  • Lint brush
  • Spool holder (2x)
  • Twin needle spool pin
  • Screwdriver (large)
  • Screwdriver (small)
  • Needle assortment
  • Electronic foot control
Manufacturer Bernette
Model Number B05 Academy
Type Sewing Machine
Promotion SAVE £50 + FREE £50 sewing pack + with Extension Table + Finger Guard + 6 presser feet worth £150!
Warranty Manufacturers 2 Year, Our 10 Year Extended Warranty Applies
Weight Kg 7.5
Size (Height, Width, Depth) H30cm x W39cm
Variable Electronic Speed Control No
Bobbin Access Top Loading
Transparent bobbin cover Bobbin Cover No
Hard Carrying or Storage Cover No
Automatically Tensions Thread No
Integrated Needle Threader Yes
Thread End Cutting Manual
Number of Stitch Selections 30
Popular Stitch Functions Straight, Zig-Zag, Multi Zigzag, Blind Hem, Stretch Blind Hem, Rolled Hem, Straight Stretch, Overlock Stretch, Scallop, Ric Rac, Gathering, Applique, Sew-On Buttons, Quilting Stitches, Closed Overedge
Formation of Buttonholes 1-Step Fully Automatic
Variety of Buttonholes 1
Twin Needle Optional
Maximum Speed Limit Adjustment No
Needle Up/Down Function No
Integrated Dual Feed System Yes
Integrated Fabric Feed Lowering Yes
Hook Movement Smooth Rotary Action
Needle Positions Left / Right / Centre
Tutorial CD / DVD No
Voltage 220-240 Volts

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  1. Overall rating
    Review by From
    Arrived on time, in perfect condition. No faults, Brilliant price for the quality of the machine. I've already sewn lots of stuff with it and it goes smoothly. I would recommend.

    Posted on February 7, 2022

  2. Overall rating
    Review by From
    I am a new sewer and was recommended this by a friend as a great machine to start with but one that I will have for years to come. So far I really like it, it feels sturdy, and simple. I love that it’s not computerised as it is easy to use and there is less to go wrong which I think means it’ll last or be easy to service at least. It’s a good size, and the extra space with the extender is good. I would definitely recommend.

    Posted on November 1, 2021

  3. Overall rating
    Review by From
    I’ve only been sewing on it for a week, but it seems solid and can do so many things my other machine couldn’t, like easy 1 step buttonhole, good blind hem, proper and fast edge stitch/seam finish, proper double needle sewing, great stretch stitch options, etc. And it has so many feet and the extension table. Great lighting and easy needle threader, too. The only thing I don’t like is the foot pedal, which can be tricky to control for a slow speed (even if set to the snail). But other than that, I absolutely love it! You just need to print out the 80+ page instruction manual yourself from online. It’s an excellent quality for the price, and I can’t imagine there is anything lacking for sewing clothes, which is what I use it for. And seems much less of a learning curve or maintenance hassle than computerised (currently I don’t need many decorative stitches or different types of buttonholes). Fantastic delivery, too! Arrived in perfect condition the next day!

    Posted on October 24, 2021

  4. Overall rating
    Review by From
    Very good quality sturdy machine. Stitches are good. Really bad booklet. Illustrations are poor. But one can always look at you tube videos. The needle threader is an issue. It is not as smooth as a Janome, Brother etc.
    I have to really struggle with it as the barb of my machine in particular is very smooth. But after many attempts I manage to thread the needle. No further elaboration as everything else is on the net.

    Posted on July 20, 2021

  5. Overall rating
    Review by From
    North East
    Always used a singer but hadn’t sewn for years read up on this and decided to go for it.
    Absolutely love it. Think it’s better online for instructions as booklet not great. But machine and value excellent arrived next day. Happy sewing!

    Posted on February 7, 2021

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