Bernina Custom Stitch – 4 Leaf Clover

Download 4 Leaf Clover v1.0.exp

You can find the installation instructions in the Bernina Repository


Sample stitch out using default settings and Schmetz Microtex 70/10 needle.

  



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Bernina Custom Stitch – Bauhaus v1.0

Download Bauhaus v1.0.exp

You can find the installation instructions in the Bernina Repository


Sample stitch out using default settings and Schmetz Microtex 70/10 needle.



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Bernina Stitch Repository

I created this repository to encourage users to create and modify stitches on their Bernina sewing machines and to share them with their fellow Bernina owners 🙂

You don’t need a fancy TOL 790/790+/880 to use the built in Stitch Designer, you can download the Bernina 790 or 880 simulators (PC-only) and modify stitches directly on your PC. The custom stitches on the simulator can then be transferred to most 9mm Bernina sewing machines including the new 5 series (570/590) the 7 series (740/770/790), the 880 and even the new 4 series.

I’m working on an automated upload system but for now you can simply email them to me at :Please include your name and a brief description of the stitch, any specific hints or tips to make it sew out properly, and if possible a photo of the stitched out stitch.

 

Sashiko Roman v1.0 (7 stitch pack)

4 Leaf Clover v1.0

Bauhaus v1.0

Bernina 438 Special

Sheriff Star v1.0

Sashiko Classic (coming soon)

Sashiko Ranch (coming soon)

Installation Instructions :

  1. Download one of the stitch files or packs above to your computer.
  2. If the stitch is part of a pack, extract the individual .exp files from the compressed zip.
  3. Copy the .exp stitch file(s) to a USB key
  4. Turn on your Bernina sewing machine and plug in the USB key.
  5. Go to your Personal/Favorites/Hearts folder, then click the small left arrow to expand the dialog box :
  6. Select Open Pattern :
  7. Select the USB key option next to the sewing machine icon :
  8. Select the stitchyou want to load :
  9. After loading your stitch, the file is still on your USB key, it’s a good idea to same the stitch immediately to one of your 4 Personal Folders.
  10. You must repeat this process for each individual stitch, so if you are installing one of the stitch packs, you will have to repeat the process for each included .exp file.


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Sashiko Roman – Bernina custom stitches

This stitch pack for 9mm Bernina sewing machines contains the 7 classic Roman Numerals sewn as a triple run stitch with 0.5mm connecting stitches. These stitches are perfect for patching worn out jeans or adding a decorative “Sashiko look” and are best sewn using WHITE thread. The very short connecting stitches help them disappear into the fabric making the triple stitched Roman Numerals appear to be sewn individually. As a finishing touch you can use a dark blue fabric pen to make the connecting stitches disappear completely.

To use these stitches, first download the compressed zip file below and extract the 7 individual .exp stitch files to a USB key. Then transfer them to your Bernina sewing machine by saving the 7 stitches to one of your 4 Favorite/Heart folders.

These stitches are best used in Combi mode using the “+” button like shown below and can be combined with tie-downs between each stitch to make them even more secure.

Download stitch pack – Sashiko Roman V1



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How to modify Bernina stitches without the Stitch Designer

You don’t need a Bernina 790 or 880 to use the Stitch Designer on your 740/770/570/590 or other 9mm Bernina sewing machine with a USB port. Just download the 790 or 880 simulator and modify or create new stitches directly on your PC ! And you can even use your mouse instead of the stylus to draw your stitches ! When you’re done simply copy the stitches from your simulator’s “virtual” USB drive to your physical USB drive and transfer them to your sewing machine.

You can also do this in reverse and modify existing stitches on your machine (like a 570/590) : save the stitch on your machine to your USB key in the favorites heart folder, then copy the stitch file over to the simulator’s virtual usb drive. Modify the stitch in the simulator and copy it back to your sewing machine !

STEPS

  1. Download the Bernina simulator from the Bernina website
  2. Launch the simulator and create a new stitch, click the green “Save” check mark :

    Design Your Stitch
    Design Your Stitch
  3. Go to the Heart “favorites” and save the stitch to USB :

    Save Your Stitch to virtual USB
    Save Your Stitch to virtual USB
  4. Open the virtual USB drive by clicking the usb stick icon in the simulator.
  5. It will default to the virtual USB Embroidery directory (EBY_PC_CARD), so move up a level and go into the virtual USB sewing directory (SEW_PC_CARD) :

    Choose SEW_PC_CARD directory and copy your stitch file
    Choose SEW_PC_CARD directory and copy your stitch file
  6. Copy your new stitch file to your real USB drive and copy it over to your sewing machine !


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Bernina Custom Stitches

If you own a modern 9mm Bernina that allows you to import stitches from a USB key (740/770/790/880/570/590/480) make sure you read my previous article about modifying Bernina stitches without using the built-in Stitch Designer on the more expensive 790 and 880 machines.

The density of many Bernina satin stitches can be changed through the “i” menu, but many are FIXED and cannot be modified so I decided to improve on many of the built in stitches. I started with #438, which is a lovely stitch currently only available on the Bernina 590, but depending on the selected thread and fabric it can sew out a little thin. I increased the density by 40% to give the stitch a much richer feel; you can download both the original and improved versions below and use them on ANY 9mm Bernina machine with a USB port.

Original version
Original version
New and improved
New and improved

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Download stitch #438 Original

Download stitch #438 Improved



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