"You don't need to sew perfect, the machine will make it magic."
Tiffany Pratt, Designer and Maker
Talented. Energetic. Creative. Bold. A maker like Tiffany relies on the B 475 QE to be powerful, easy to handle, fast and magical. Day in and day out. And her BERNINA never fails to deliver. She loves it and you will too.
The Knee lifter/Free-Hand System (FHS) lets you raise the presser foot and lower the feed dog with your knee. Recommended particularly for appliqué or any project requiring pivoting and getting bulky projects under the presser foot easily.
Not all models and accessories are available in all countries. We reserve the right to make changes in both features and design.
Threading and getting started sewing with the B 475 QE
Touch screen and functions of the B 475 QE
Sewing buttonholes with the B 475 QE
Patchwork and quilting with the B 475 QE
Sewing decorative stitches and letters with the B 475 QE
Changing and saving stitches with the B 475 QE
Cleaning and oiling the B 475 QE
Frequently Asked Questions
We recommend to use only BERNINA quality bobbins because using off-brand bobbins can cause unsatisfying thread tension and other problems.
For attaching the seam guide.
The frequency of oiling depends on the number of the sewn stitches. We recommend to place a drop of oil onto the hook race before sewing for a longer period, but at least when the machine prompts you. When sewing bigger projects, you can oil the machine once a day.
For bobbin winding when the machine is threaded for sewing. The thread stands on the horizontal spool pin and is threaded first through the eyelet and then the pre-tension stud.
The "reverse sewing" function is active. This can be activated or deactivated under "Information".
Click on "Setup", "Machine settings" and "Select language" and select the desired language.
Activate the Eco mode under "Home" and by touching the "Eco" icon. Deactivate Eco mode by touching the Eco icon on the screen.
Combi mode is active ( "+" icon on the screen). Select Combi mode again in order to get back into Single mode.
Calibrate the buttonhole foot slide. Select "Setup", "Machine settings" and "Calibrate Buttonhole foot with slide 3A" and follow the instructions.
There may be several reasons for this:
The feed dog is down.
The stitch length is set very small.
The bobbin winder is activated.
Necessary when using a second thread for example sewing with the twin needle.
For stacked (parallel wound) threads, use the vertical spool pin to allow the thread to evenly feed off the spool.
Important: use the foam pad as base.
Both threads follow the usual threading path, but one passes to the right and the other to the left of the tension disc
Touch the appropriate icon to see what changes have been made. Most changes can be undone with "clr".
Yes, but only in combination with using the buttonhole foot with slide #3A.
Check the slide speed control on the front of the machine and move to the right. Here you can set the maximum speed setting when sewing with the foot control or use it to adjust the speed when working with the start/stop button.
For attaching BERNINA accessories such as the binder attachment, circular embroidery attachment, hosiery darning hoop, and much more.
Cut off the upper thread, raise the presser foot, carefully lift the fabric to cut off the lower thread and any twisted threads. Do not pull! Remove the fabric. Remove the bobbin case, open the hook to check whether any thread is tangled in the hook area and remove it. Also check whether there is any thread under the needle plate. Replace the hook, bobbin case, bobbin and needle plate. Check whether the upper thread is threaded correctly and rethread if necessary.
A Jumbo Bobbin holds approximately 100 m, depending on the thread. The lower thread sensor notifies you when there is 10% of the thread remaining. This means that there is still approximately 10 m of thread on the bobbin.
It makes threading using the semi-automatic threader easier, since the end of the thread no longer needs to be held manually. Instead, the thread is pulled over the thread cutter after it has been laid into the hook of the threader. The threader is then released and the thread is pulled through the eye of the needle. The cutter is available as an optional accessory for models where it is not included as standard.
Support for your BERNINA 475 QE
To ensure that you enjoy your BERNINA for as long as possible, we recommend that you read the detailed operating instructions. Further support information and firmware updates can be found on the support page.