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Introduction
1
Dear Bernina Customer,
Congratulations!
You've decided on BERNINA, a reliable choice that will delight you for years to come.
For over 100 years, our family has placed the highest value on satisfied customers. For
myself, it is a matter of personal pride to offer you Swiss precision at the height of
perfection, future-oriented sewing technology, and a comprehensive customer service.
The BERNINA 330, 350 and 380 are primarily aimed at the occasional sewer who puts
great stock in design and customer benefit. These sewing computers are very ergonomi-
cally built and therefore even easier to operate, to help you, our esteemed customers,
on your journey to even greater sewing pleasure and perfect results.
Enjoy creative sewing with BERNINA:
Find out about our varied range of accessory and let yourself be inspired by new sewing
projects at www.bernina.com.
And don't forget to make use of service and maintenance offers from our highly trained
BERNINA dealers.
H.P. Ueltschi
H P U l
hi
Owner
BERNINA International AG
CH-8266 Steckborn
www.bernina.com
033301.70.04_1007_B330_B350_B380_EN

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  • Page 1 Dear Bernina Customer, Congratulations! You’ve decided on BERNINA, a reliable choice that will delight you for years to come. For over 100 years, our family has placed the highest value on satisfied customers. For myself, it is a matter of personal pride to offer you Swiss precision at the height of perfection, future-oriented sewing technology, and a comprehensive customer service.
  • Page 2: Environmental Protection

    Do not pull or push the fabric while stitching. This may deflect before use. the needle, causing it to break. Do not use bent needles. Always use the BERNINA original stitch plate. The wrong stitch plate can cause needle breakage. 033301.70.04_1007_B330_B350_B380_EN...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Accessory 8-23 Preparation Details of the sewing computer █ Preparation for sewing █ 24-29 Functions Function buttons on the sewing Memory █ █ computer Details of the screen █ 30-43 Sewing stitches Practical stitches Buttonholes █ █ Examples of application Practical-/Quiltstitch █...
  • Page 4 Very important! Risk of damage! Supplementary information! Not supplied as standard with the BERNINA 330 ** Not supplied as standard with the BERNINA 350 *** Not supplied as standard with the BERNINA 380 Glossary Balance Correcting abnormalities in stitch formation due to the fabric...
  • Page 5: Standard Accessory

    Accessory Standard Accessory Fabric cover █ Accessory box */** █ Accessory case *** █ Foot control █ Power cable █ Slide-on table* █ Stitch pattern summary card █ Free-Hand System FHS */** █ 5 bobbins (one of them in the bobbin case) Selection of needles Seam guide, right Height compensating tool...
  • Page 6 No. 8 Jeans sole */**/(without 350 PE) No. 20 Open embroidery sole * No. 37 Patchwork sole (only 350 PE) Presser Feet - Standard (BERNINA 350/350 PE/380) No. 1 Reverse pattern foot No. 2 Overlock foot (without 350 PE) No. 3A Automatic Buttonhole foot with slide No.
  • Page 7: Accessory Box

    Accessory Accessory Box */** Storing Accessory Standard accessory are supplied in a plastic bag. They can be stored as shown in the picture. Accessory Case *** Standard accessory for the models B330/350 can be carefully stored in the case. Buttonhole foot 3A is stored inside in a separate compartment. 033301.70.04_1007_B330_B350_B380_EN...
  • Page 8: Front View

    Preparation - Details of the sewing computer Front View Detail View 033301.70.04_1007_B330_B350_B380_EN...
  • Page 9 Preparation - Details of the sewing computer Bobbin cover FHS (Free Hand System) Stitch plate connection * Attachment base for Thread tension adjustment special accessory wheel LED sewing light Rear thread guide Quick reverse button Carrying handle Start/Stop button Vertical spool pin Thread take-up cover Horizontal spool pin Thread take-up lever...
  • Page 10: Foot Control

    The LED sewing light illuminates the sewing area and has a long product life. Please note that a defective sewing light must ONLY be re- placed by an authorized technician. The sewing computer must be taken to an authorized BERNINA dealer! Slide-on Table * The slide-on table increases the sewing surface.
  • Page 11: Vertical Spool Pin

    Preparation - Sewing Presser Foot Lifter (FHS) */** The FHS raises and lowers the presser foot. Attaching the lifter insert into the opening; you should be able to operate the FHS with your █ knee in your normal sitting position Raising and lowering the presser foot with your knee push lever to the right █...
  • Page 12: Winding A Bobbin

    Preparation - Sewing Winding a Bobbin turn power switch on (to «I») █ place empty bobbin on spindle █ place thread on spool pin █ attach appropriate spool disc; diameter of thread spool determines disc size █ following the direction of the arrow take thread through the rear guide and █...
  • Page 13: Bobbin Case

    Preparation - Sewing Bobbin Case To remove the bobbin case raise needle █ power switch to «0» (off) █ open the bobbin cover █ grasp the latch of the bobbin case █ remove bobbin case █ To insert the bobbin case hold the bobbin case latch █...
  • Page 14: Needle Threader

    Preparation - Sewing Needle Threader Press lever down raise needle █ lower the presser foot █ hold thread to the left and back █ press lever A down and simultaneously guide the thread around hook B to █ the right to the needle Guide thread to front of the needle put the thread from the front into the guide C until it catches in the wire...
  • Page 15: Threading The Double Needle

    Preparation - Sewing Threading the Double Needle Threading the First Thread place thread spool on horizontal spool pin and thread █ guide the thread to the front in the slit and past the tension disc A on the █ right side thread sewing computer as usual and thread the right needle █...
  • Page 16: Thread Cutter

    Preparation - Sewing Thread Cutter On the left of the head frame pull both threads from front to back over the cutter █ the threads release automatically as soon as the first stitch is sewn █ Changing the Needle Removing the needle raise needle █...
  • Page 17: Changing The Presser Foot

    Preparation - Sewing Changing the Presser-Foot Sole raise the needle and the presser foot shaft █ power switch to «0» (off) █ press the button on the shaft to release the sole █ Attaching the presser-foot sole place the presser-foot sole under the shaft so that the peg sits under the █...
  • Page 18: Stitch Plate

    Preparation - Sewing Stitch Plate Stitch Plate Markings the stitch plate is marked with vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines in mm █ and inches the lines help to guide the fabric for sewing seams and precise topstitching, █ etc. the horizontal markings are helpful for sewing corners and buttonholes, etc. █...
  • Page 19 Preparation - Sewing Balance Different fabrics, threads and stabilizers can naturally affect the stitch balance so that the stitch patterns are sewn too close together or not close enough. This can be remedied with Balance to suit the fabric and produce perfect results.
  • Page 20: Feed Dog

    Preparation - Sewing Feed Dog Feed-Dog Drop Button flush with housing = sewing position. Button depressed = feed-dog is lowered. for free-motion sewing (darning, embroidery, quilting, etc.) █ Feed-dog and fabric feed With each stitch the feed dog moves forward by one step. The length of this step is determined by the stitch length selected.
  • Page 21: Height Compensation Of Uneven Layers

    Preparation - Sewing Height Compensation of Uneven Layers The feed dog works accurately when the foot is level. If the foot is at an angle, e.g. when sewing over thick to thin or vice-versa, the feed dog cannot grip and feed the fabric. The fabric might jam. To solve this problem, place one, two or three compensating plates as required behind the needle under the presser foot to level it.
  • Page 22 Preparation - Sewing Important Facts about Sewing Needles Thread The thread is chosen according to use. For a perfect sewing result, thread and fabric quality play an important role. It is recommended to use quality brands. Cotton thread cotton thread has the advantage of being a natural fiber and therefore is █...
  • Page 23: Overview Needles

    Preparation - Sewing Overview Needles Universal Metafil 130/705 H/60 -100 130/705 H-MET/75-90 Normal point, slightly rounded Large eye For nearly all natural and synthetic Sewing with metallic threads fabrics (woven and knitted) Jersey/Stretch Cordonnet (Topstitching) 130/705 H-S, H-SES, H-SUK/70-90 130/705 H-N/80-100 Ball point Small ball point, long eye Jersey, knits, stretch fabrics...
  • Page 24: Computer

    Functions Function Buttons on the Sewing Computer Stitch Selection for stitch patterns 1-10: █ press the number button of your choice; stitch number and default width and length settings appear press «0» to select stitch number 10 (standard buttonhole) █ for stitch patterns 11-99: █...
  • Page 25 Functions Quick reverse clr» (clear) button temporary: press button = reverts to basic settings █ press the button other selected functions are cleared █ █ the sewing computer sews stitch pattern in Exception: █ reverse until button is released (max. stitch needle stop up/down █...
  • Page 26 Functions Details of the Screen Stitch width (basic setting always visible - blinks) Stitch length (basic setting always visible - blinks) Needle position (9 possibilities) Needle stop up/down Number of stitch pattern Number of presser foot (for selected stitch pattern) Satin stitch: dense, short zig-zag stitch 033301.70.04_1007_B330_B350_B380_EN...
  • Page 27 Functions Memory Stitch patterns, letters, and numbers can be combined and stored in memory (capacity of 30 spaces). It's a long-term memory. The contents remain saved until deleted by the user. Power cuts or switching off («0») the sewing computer for a longer time will not affect the saved program.
  • Page 28 Functions Starting to sew press the foot control = the sewing computer starts automatically at the █ beginning of a stitch pattern combination select Pattern End as well = the sewing computer stops automatically at the █ end of a stitch pattern combination The following special programs cannot be saved in memory: 330: No.
  • Page 29 Functions Corrections in Memory The contents of the Memory remain saved even when the sewing computer is disconnected from the electrical supply. They can be recalled at any time. The contents of the memory will be lost if the sewing computer is switched off without pressing the button 2 before closing the memory.
  • Page 30: Practical Stitches

    Sewing stitches - Practical stitches Practical Stitches Straight stitch Gathering stitch All non-stretch fabrics; all straight-stitch Most types of fabric. Gathering with work shirring elastic. Butted seams = butting two pressed edges and sewing together Zig-zag stitch Stretch overlock Most fabric types; all simple zig-zag such Mediumweight knits, toweling and firm as overcasting edges.
  • Page 31 Sewing stitches - Examples of application Examples of Application Zippers Zipper foot/sole No. 4 Straight Stitch Preparation baste seam closed and clean finish the seam allowance █ baste or pin zipper in place so that fabric folded edges meet over the center █...
  • Page 32 Sewing stitches - Examples of Application Darning Reverse pattern foot/sole No. 1 Automatic Buttonhole foot with slide No. 3A Darning program Quick darning of holes or worn areas Replaces threads along the lengthwise grain in all fabrics. Darning with Reverse pattern foot/sole No. 1 (auto stitch counter) insert the needle in the top left of the worn area █...
  • Page 33: Double Overlock

    Sewing stitches - Examples of application Vari-Overlock Overlock foot/sole No. 2 Reverse pattern foot/sole No. 1 Vari-overlock stitch The Overlock foot/sole No. 2 is specifically designed for overlock stitching. The pin on the foot allows for more thread in each stitch so that the elasticity of the seam is maintained.
  • Page 34 Sewing stitches - Examples of application Ribbing with Overlock Stitch Overlock foot/sole No. 2 Reverse pattern foot/sole No. 1 Vari-overlock stitch For all fine cotton, synthetic and mixed fiber jersey. Preparation fold ribbing in half and press █ Wrong side of fabric with right sides together, pin and baste ribbing to neckline █...
  • Page 35 Sewing stitches - Examples of application Blindstitch Blindstitch foot/sole No. 5 Blind hem For invisible hems in medium to heavy cotton, wool and blended fabrics. Preparation finish raw edges █ fold the hem and baste or pin in place █ fold the fabric back over the right side of the fabric to expose the finished █...
  • Page 36 Sewing stitches - Buttonholes Buttonhole Summary Standard buttonhole Straight-stitch buttonhole Fine to mediumweight woven fabrics; Stay-stitch program for bound buttonholes (foot blouses, shirts, trousers, bedlinens, no. 3A) or pocket openings (foot no. 3) etc. Stretch buttonhole Button sewing-on program All stretch fabrics made from cotton, For buttons with 2 and 4 holes wool, silk and synthetic fibers Keyhole buttonhole...
  • Page 37 Sewing stitches - Buttonholes Marking the length of manual buttonholes mark the buttonhole length in the desired position █ use Buttonhole foot/sole no. 3 */**/*** █ Marking the length of automatic buttonholes mark the length of just one buttonhole █ after sewing the first buttonhole, the length for all subsequent buttonholes is █...
  • Page 38: Corded Buttonhole

    Sewing stitches - Buttonholes Corded Buttonhole Cording use cording to reinforce buttonholes and enhance their appearance █ the loop of the cord should be at the end of the buttonhole that is most █ subject to wear = where button is sewn on position the work accordingly █...
  • Page 39 Sewing stitches - Buttonholes Automatic Standard Buttonhole with Auto-Length Automatic buttonhole foot with slide No. 3A Automatic standard buttonhole The lens on automatic buttonhole foot 3A automatically registers the length of the buttonhole for exact duplication. the active step blinks on the screen █...
  • Page 40 Sewing stitches - Buttonholes Automatic Keyhole Buttonhole with Auto-Length Automatic buttonhole foot with slide No. 3A Automatic keyhole buttonhole Programming the buttonhole sew the straight stitch forward, stop the sewing computer press the Quick reverse button █ «auto» and presser foot no. 3A appear on the screen = buttonhole length is programmed.
  • Page 41 Sewing stitches - Buttonholes Manual buttonhole (all types) Sewing buttonholes manually is ideal if you only need to sew one; also for repairing existing buttonholes. The number of steps depends on the type of buttonhole. Manual buttonholes cannot be saved. Buttonhole foot/sole No.
  • Page 42 Sewing stitches - Buttonholes Buttonhole in Long-Term Memory Saving programmed buttonholes in long-term memory after programming press the button █ the buttonhole is now saved in long term memory █ Recalling saved buttonhole Programmed saved buttonholes can be opened for re-use even after the sewing computer has been disconnected.
  • Page 43: Basting Stitch

    Sewing stitches - Practical-/Quiltstitch Basting Stitch Darning foot No. 9 */**/*** Basting stitch for all work which requires a very long stitch █ for basting seams, hems, quilts, etc. █ temporary joining █ easy to remove █ Preparation lower the feed-dog █...
  • Page 44: Cleaning, Maintenance

    Cleaning, maintenance Cleaning, Maintenance Cleaning the screen and the sewing computer Wipe with a damp cloth. Feed-dog area Clean the sewing computer after every use - remove any lint from under the stitch plate and in the hook area. power switch to «0» (off) █...
  • Page 45: Troubleshooting

    Upper thread too tight/too slack Reduce/increase upper thread tension █ █ formation Needle blunt or bent, poor-quality needle Use new, high-quality needle (BERNINA) █ █ Needle inserted incorrectly The flat side of the shank must be to the back █...
  • Page 46: Stitch Patterns

    Gathering stitch Stretch overlock Universal stitch Lycra stitch Darning program Honeycomb stitch 18-37 Decorative stitches 38-40 Quilting stitches BERNINA 350/350 Patchwork Edition Keyhole buttonhole Button sewing-on program Straight-stitch eyelet Gathering stitch Stretch overlock Jersey stitch Universal stitch Lycra stitch Stretch stitch...
  • Page 47: Index

    Index Index Programmed buttonhole █ Sewing speed 10, 25 █ Accessory Stitch patterns █ Stitch width and length 9, 24, 28 █ Adjusting the stitch width/length Thread tension 9, 18, 36 █ Alphabets/characters Cleaning Changing the size of lettering █ Combining Combining █...
  • Page 48 Index Handwheel Overlock Overlock foot █ Seam 33-34 █ Blind hem Stitches █ █ High compensation tool 5, 21 Overwriting Inserting a bobbin Patchwork Special Feet █ Permanent reverse Sewing LED sewing light Power cable Lettering size Connection █ Long Term Memory 27, 42 Practical stitches Adjusting individual...
  • Page 49: Index

    Index Sewing Thread cutter Accessory For bobbin thread █ █ Balance For bobbin winder 9, 12 █ █ Basic settings On Head Frame 9, 16 █ █ Content █ Function buttons 24-25 Thread path/Thread guides █ Reverse sewing/Backstepping █ Sewing corners Thread take up cover 9, 14 █...
  • Page 50 Patrice Heilmann, CH-Winterthur Typesetting, Layout Susanne Ribi/Erika Vollenweider-Czibulya Copyright 2009 BERNINA International AG, CH-Steckborn All rights reserved For technical and product improvement reasons, the sewing computer's features, parts and accessory are subject to unannounced changes and alterations at any time. The accessory included can differ from country to country.

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