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Bernette Chicago 7 Sewing and Embroidery Machine with 2 Year Warranty

Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 7 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by I'm loving it! I love the Bernette Chicago as a first time embroidery machine. It has made my first time attempting machine embroidery easier than expected. I saw the machine on air at a great reduced price. There was no time for a demo before it sold out, luckily I still had mine in the basket whilst deciding and doing a bit of research before I purchased. I have no regrets buying as it works perfectly it has inbuilt designs and comes with a Bernette customizer cd which I was not expecting. It also as a USB drive which enables me to download embroidery designs and use the bernette customizer to view and change size of designs. I'm still discovering what I can do with the customizer. 10 October 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Magic I bought this machine on the spur of the moment and just before it sold out and am I glad I did. I have been looking at dedicated embroidery machines as I already have a new sewing machine but when this came to air at such a good price I really couldn't resist. I have had a play with it and at first could not get the embroidery to work. It was clogging underneath the material but with a little adjustment with the tension it worked beautifully. I now need embroidery threads to get the full benefit but they are already on order and I can't wait to explore my machine further. I would recommend the Chicago 7 to everyone who wishes to expand their machine work. 25 September 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by best sewing machine i have ever owned! after much umming and ahhing i decided to take the plunge and buy this machine - and i am soooo glad i did - just as a sewing machine it is fantastic i have sewn through 6 layers of of webbing + 2 layers of denim all at the same time and it didn't even flinch!!! it's really quiet and has more stitch patterns than i will ever need as well as 2 different alphabets - then there is the additional embroidery side which is fantastic the in built designs are great and it is very easy to upload designs from the internet - i have not had a single problem with the machine - it took some working out when i first got it (it is quite a complicated machine) but well worth all the effort and practice stitching i only wish i had given in and brought this sooner! 15 May 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sews like a dream, Great item and would highly recommend I purchased this machine to learn to sew and embroider. I have found for sewing it is a great machine. I use the instruction manual a lot the directions and pictures are easy to understand. The embroidery part has been more difficult if I use the built in embroidery selections everything is easy and straight forward. The embroidery designs that I have downloaded are a little harder but perseverance, common sense and helpful tips from good sites like Youtube it ends up working well, you also need to make sure that you use embroidery thread for using the embroidery part of the machine and sewing machine thread for sewing. You do need to make sure I name the design in a way that I know exactly what each design is as the machine doesn't display the picture of any imported product, It is easier to make any change's via a software package on your computer as it makes it easier to get the correct design the way you want it to turn out. It is easier to embroider a badge to sew or iron on materiel that is thick, as like most embroidery machines the embroidery hoop doesn't close with the thick material as they are too thick for the hoop. This machine helps me to embroider lovely pictures on to cotton or any thin fabric. I would certainly purchase a Bernina machine and recommend it to people who love to sew and embroider but as with most technological items these days the more it can do the longer it will take to get used to and the way you want the design to come out, but patients is a vertude. I am very happy with this machine. Sews like a dream and the presser foot raises high enough when making a quilt so that you can sew three or four layers together at the same time. This machine comes highly recommended, it is a GREAT BUY. This machine has all the function for beginners or advance step buttonhole a great plus and the invisible zipper foot. The display screen is great especially when it tells you that your bobbin cotton is running low 12 February 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brilliant Dream come True I have always wanted a Bernina but could not afford it But now I can afford the Bernette Chicargo 7 I am in the clouds, practicing the stitches. thank you 07 February 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by I am still trying to get to grips with it, as it is so different from my sewing machine. The machine arrived within a few days of ordering, and I am still trying to get used to it. It is quite complicated not as straight forward as the programme would have you believe. 30 April 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by very diappointed in the product after setting the machine up discovered 1, bobbin winder did not work,2,set the embroidery model up used seemed ok reset machine to sew machine became very noisy turned machine off on turning the wheel on the machine discovered the machine workings had tightened , I have been using sewing machines since I was 10/11 year old this is the worst machine I have ever had experience with will not be recommending this make to any one , machine returned for refund 28 May 2016
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I know there will be lettering on the sewing machine but I would also like to know if there is lettering on the embroidery part of the machine as I would like to sew personalised items (monograms etc).

Also, cant see in the specifications whether or not there is an instruction book with it.
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The portable answer to high-end functionality - the Bernette Sublime Chicago 7 is the computerised combo machine that lets you switch between sewing and embroidering at the flick of a button.

Whilst the Chicago 7 comes with hundreds of in-built stitches (all easily accessed and adjusted through the LCD display chart), you're also at liberty to add your own, simply by plugging in your USB.

Once combined with the 7mm foot, 800spm speed, and semi-automatic threader, it becomes even harder to believe that this robust little machine is perfect for 'on-the-go' sewers/embroiders as well!

But it is. In fact, it has been manufactured with one eye on space economy, and at only 8.1kg, it's perfect for those who get creative all over the place, not just at home.

Click the 'Specifications' tab to find out what else the Chicago 7 can do!


  • 1 x Bernette Chicago 7 Sewing and Embroidery Machine - includes: 
    • 1 x Embroidery Unit
    • 1 x Power Plug
    • 1 x Foot Pedal
    • 1 x Zig Zag Foot (T)
    • 1 x Buttonhole Foot (D)
    • 1 x Blind Stitch Foot (F)
    • 1 x Button-Sew-On-Foot (H)
    • 1 x Overlock Foot
    • 1 x Embroidery Foot (A)
    • 1 x Zipper Foot (I)
    • 1 x Brush and Seam Ripper
    • 1 x Needle Set (3pcs)
    • 3 x Bobbin Cases
    • 1 x Screwdriver
    • 1 x Seam Guide
    • 1 x L-Screw Driver
    • 1 x Spool Pin Long (V)
    • 1 x Spool Pin Felt
    • 1 x Spool Holder (Small)
    • 1 x Dust Cover
    • 1 x Spool Net
    • 1 x Scissors
    • 1 x Simple Embroidery Foot
    • 1 x Darning/Embroidery Foot
    • 1 x Embroidery Hoop (L110mm x 170mm)
Machine Type: Computerised Combi Sewing & Embroidery Machine
Warranty: 2 Years
Screen: Clear & easy LCD stitch display
Lights: LED lit sewing area
Built-in Stitches: Over 150 decorative stitches, 20 quilting stitches, 2 alphabets, satin & stretch stitches, & 100 embroidery designs. A stitch chart providing a summary of all stitches is located inside the flip-top lid
Buttonholes: 1 automatic one-step buttonhole
Direct Stitch Selection: Buttons allow for quick access to basic stitches. Use the 'Scroll' buttons for easy selection of other stitches
Needle Positions: 5 - 2 x left, 1 x centre & 2 x right
Needle Threader? Yes - built into the machine
Loading Bobbin: Top-loading drop-in bobbin & hook system with quick bobbin winding
Stitch Speed: 800 stitches-per-minute
Maximum Stitch Sizes: 4.5mm maximum stitch length & 7mm maximum stitch width. Variable stitch length & width provides a smooth transition & adjustment, accommodating various thread & fabric types
Stitch Editing Functions: Length, width, mirroring, elongation & twin needle limiting
Automatic Securing: For selected stitch categories, the machine will sew three securing stitches at the beginning & end of a pattern, when auto-lock is engaged
Presser Foot: Two-level presser foot lifter for thicker fabrics & presser foot adjustment with the simple turn of a screw
Machine Power: As an alternative to the foot control, the machine can be powered using the start/stop button, with the speed regulated using the sliding speed control
Machine Motor: A strong motor provides quiet & precise power
Machine Memory: Long term memory of stitch combinations, allowing you to create & store your own lettering & patterns

Your order will be despatched within 3-5 working days. Most deliveries require someone to accept and sign for the delivery to ensure the goods are received correctly. To help you we can arrange for delivery to be made elsewhere.Click here for more information.

We hope you like your purchase, however, if you are not entirely satisfied, your item* may be sent back to us for a refund, provided it is returned within 14 days (unless otherwise specified) from the date of despatch. *Please note: Exceptions apply. Please click here for more information.

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