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Bernina 330 Instruction manual
BERNINA 330 | 350 PE | 380
Introduction
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 ergonomically 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
Owner
BERNINA International AG
CH-8266 Steckborn
www.bernina.com
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Safety Instructions
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
When using an electrical appliance, basic safety
precautions should always be followed, including
the following:
Read all instructions before using this sewing
computer.
When the sewing computer is not in use, it
should be disconnected from the electricity
supply by removing the plug from the outlet.
DANGER!
To reduce the risk of electrical shock:
1. The sewing computer should never be left
unattended when plugged in.
2. Always unplug the sewing computer from the
electrical outlet immediately after using and
before cleaning.
3. LED radiation. Do not view directly with
optical instruments. LED class 1M
WARNING!
To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electric shock or
injury to persons:
1. Use the sewing computer only for purposes
as described in this manual. Use only
attachments/accessory recommended by the
manufacturer as contained in this manual.
2. Do not allow the sewing computer to be
used as a toy. Close attention is necessary
when this sewing computer is used by or
near children and infirm persons. This
sewing computer is not intended for use by
persons (including children) with reduced
physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or
lack of experience and knowledge, unless
they have been given supervision or
instruction concerning use of the sewing
computer by a person responsible for their
safety. Children must be kept under
supervision to ensure that they do not play
with the sewing computer.
3. Never operate this sewing computer if:
it has a damaged cord or plug
it is not working properly
it has been dropped or damaged
it has fallen into water
Take the sewing computer to the nearest
authorized BERNINA dealer for examination,
repair, electrical or mechanical adjustment.
4. Never operate the sewing computer with any
air vents blocked. Keep ventilation openings
of the sewing computer free from lint, dust
and/or fabric bits.
5. Keep fingers away from all moving parts.
Special care is required in the needle area of
the sewing computer.
6. Never drop or insert any objects into any
opening on the sewing computer.
7. Do not use the sewing computer outdoors.
8. Do not operate the sewing computer where
aerosol products (spray) or oxygen is being
administered.
9. Do not pull or push the fabric while stitching.
This may deflect the needle, causing it to
break.
10.Do not use bent needles.
11.Always use the BERNINA original stitch
plate. The wrong stitch plate can cause
needle breakage.
12.To disconnect, turn power switch to «0» (off),
then remove the plug from the outlet. Do not
unplug by pulling the cord, instead grasp the
plug to pull it from the outlet.
13.Turn power switch to «0» (off) when making
any adjustments in the needle area, such as
changing the needle or the presser foot, etc.
14.Always unplug the sewing computer from the
electrical outlet when carrying out cleaning
or maintenance work or any other user
servicing adjustments mentioned in this
manual.
15.This sewing computer is provided with
double insulation (except USA and Canada).
Use only genuine replacement parts. Please
note the advice on the servicing of doubleinsulated products.
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Safety Instructions
SERVICING DOUBLE
INSULATED PRODUCTS
In a double-insulated product, two systems of
insulation are provided instead of grounding. No
grounding means is provided on a doubleinsulated product nor should a means for
grounded be added to the product. Servicing a
double-insulated product requires extreme care
and knowledge of the system and should only be
done by qualified service personnel. Replacement
parts for a double-insulated product must be
identical to the original parts in the product.
A double insulated product is marked with the
words: «Double-Insulation» or «double-insulated».
The symbol
product.
may also be marked on the
DISCLAIMER
No liability will be assumed for any possible
damage which
arises from misuse of this sewing computer.
This sewing computer is intended for household
use only.
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS!
Please find the latest version of
your instruction manual at
www.bernina.com
Environmental Protection
BERNINA is committed to the protection
of the environment. We strive to
minimize the environmental impact of our
products by continuously improving
product design and our technology of
manufacturing.
At end of life please dispose this product
in an environmentally responsible way
according to the national directive. Do
not throw away this product with your
household waste. In case of doubt,
please contact your dealer.
If the sewing computer is stored in a cold
room, it should be brought to a warm
room about one hour before use.
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Contents - Key to Signs
Accessory
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Preparation
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Details of the sewing computer
Preparation for sewing
Functions
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Function buttons on the sewing
computer Details of the screen
Sewing stitches
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Practical stitches
Examples of application
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Memory
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Buttonholes
Practical-/Quiltstitch 36
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Cleaning, maintenance
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Sewing computer and screen
Lubricating
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Troubleshooting
Stitch patterns
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Index
Glossary
Balance clr LED FHS mem Bartack Satin stitching
Fabric fold Hook Correcting abnormalities in stitch formation due to the fabric
Deleting settings or data
Sewing light system
Free-Hand System = Knee-operated presser-foot lifter
Memory = Longterm data store
Buttonhole-bead cross-connections
Dense zig-zag
Folded edge of material
«Catches» the needle-thread loop, forming
the seam together with the lower thread
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
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Accessory
Standard Accessory
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Fabric cover
Accessory box */**
Accessory case ***
Foot control
Power cable
Slide-on table*
Stitch pattern summary card
Free-Hand System FHS */**
1 5 bobbins (one of them in the bobbin case)
2 Selection of needles
3 Seam guide, right
4 Height compensating tool
5 Seam ripper
6 Screwdriver, red
7 Angular Torx button
8 Lint brush
9 Lubricator
10 2 foam pads
11 3 spool discs
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Accessory
Presser Feet/Snap-On Soles (BERNINA 330/350/350 PE/380)
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1 No. 1 Reverse pattern sole
2 No. 2 Overlock sole (without 350 PE)
3 No. 3A Automatic Buttonhole foot with
slide
4 No. 4 Zipper sole
5 No. 5 Blindstitch sole
6 No. 8 Jeans sole */**/(without
350 PE)
7 No. 20 Open embroidery sole *
8 No. 37 Patchwork sole (only 350 PE)
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Presser Feet - Standard (BERNINA 350/350 PE/380)
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1 No. 1 Reverse pattern foot
2 No. 2 Overlock foot (without 350 PE)
3 No. 3A Automatic Buttonhole foot with
slide
4 No. 4 Zipper foot
5 No. 5 Blindstitch foot
6 No. 8 Jeans foot **/(without 350 PE)
7 No. 20 Open embroidery foot
8 No. 37 Patchwork foot (only 350 PE)
More accessories you can
found on www.bernina.com
Presser Feet: can vary from country to country (Snap-On Soles or Standard).
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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.
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Front View
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Detail View
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1 Bobbin cover
2 Stitch plate
3 Attachment base for
special accessory
4 LED sewing light
5 Quick reverse button
6 Start/Stop button
7 Thread take-up cover
8 Thread take-up lever
9 Bobbin winder pre-tension
10 Speed control
11 Screen
12 Needle stop up/down
button
13 Pattern end button
14 Mirror image button */**
15 Stitch length buttons
16 Needle position buttons
17 Stitch width buttons
18 Bobbin winder device
19 Thread cutter on bobbin
winder
20 Memory buttons
21 Alphabet button
22 Stitch selection buttons
23 #-button (hash button)
24 «clr» (clear) button
25 Slide-on table socket
26 FHS (Free Hand System)
connection *
27 Thread tension adjustment
wheel
28 Rear thread guide
29 Carrying handle
30 Vertical spool pin
31 Horizontal spool pin
32 Eyelet
33 Handwheel
34 Balance adjuster
35 Foot control socket
36 Feed-dog drop
37 Power switch on/off
38 Power plug socket
39 Needle threader
40 Thread guide
41 Needle clamp
42 Presser Foot
43 Thread cutter in hook
opening
44 Feed dog
45 Thread cutter on head
frame (left)
46 Presser foot lifter
47 Darning hoop connection
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(USA/Canada only):
The sewing computer has a polarized plug (one
blade wider than the other). To reduce the risk of
electrical shock, this plug is intended to fit in a
polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not
fit fully in the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does
not fit, contact a qualified electrician to install the
proper outlet. Do not modify the plug in any way!
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Foot Control
Sewing speed control
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control the sewing speed by pressing the foot control
Self storing cord
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wind the cable around the spool
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insert the plug into the groove provided
While sewing
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unwind the cable
LED Sewing Light
The LED sewing light illuminates the sewing area and has a long product life.
Please note that a defective sewing light must ONLY be replaced 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.
Attaching the slide-on table
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raise needle and presser foot
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slide over free-arm to the right until it engages
Removing the slide-on table
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raise needle and presser foot
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press button down and pull off slide-on table to the left
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Presser Foot Lifter (FHS) */**
The FHS raises and lowers the presser foot.
Attaching the lifter
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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
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with your knee push lever to the right
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the presser foot is raised; the feed dog is lowered simultaneously. The
thread tension is released
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the feed dog is raised as soon as the first stitch is sewn
Your dealer can adjust the FHS if necessary.
Vertical Spool Pin
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the vertical spool pin is on the side behind the handwheel
it is an essential aid for sewing with more than one thread, i.e. double needle work
raise the pin until it clicks into its vertical position
when using large reels, add the foam pad A for stability
A
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Winding a Bobbin
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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
round the pre-tension stud
wind the thread two to three times around the empty bobbin and cut off any
excess thread on the thread cutter
push engaging lever against bobbin, the winder works automatically
the motor will stop automatically when the bobbin is full
Thread cutter
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pull thread over thread cutter when removing the bobbin
Bobbin winding while sewing
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place thread spool on vertical spool pin then, following the direction of the
arrow, take thread through the thread guide and around the pre-tension
stud
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then proceed as mentioned above
Inserting a Bobbin
Insert the bobbin so that the thread runs clockwise.
Laying the thread into the slot
Pull the thread counter clockwise into the slot.
Pulling the thread under the spring
Pull the thread to the left under the spring until it lies in the T-shaped slit at the
end of the spring. The bobbin must turn clockwise.
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Bobbin Case
To remove the bobbin case
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raise needle
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power switch to «0» (off)
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open the bobbin cover
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grasp the latch of the bobbin case
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remove bobbin case
To insert the bobbin case
hold the bobbin case latch
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the finger on the case should point upwards
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insert the case so that it clicks into place
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The bobbin thread does not have to be brought up as the loose end
is just the right length to start sewing.
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Bobbin thread cutter
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insert the bobbin case
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take the thread over cutter A and cut it
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close the bobbin cover
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Needle Threader
1 Press lever down
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raise needle
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lower the presser foot
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hold thread to the left and back
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press lever A down and simultaneously guide the thread around hook B to
the right to the needle
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2 Guide thread to front of the needle
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put the thread from the front into the guide C until it catches in the wire
hook
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C
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3 Release lever and thread
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release lever A and thread
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put the thread under the foot and pull the thread backwards or
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put the thread under the foot and pull it from front to back over the thread
cutter on left side of the head frame
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Threading the Upper Thread
Attaching the thread spool
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raise the needle and presser foot
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power switch to «0» (off)
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place foam pad on pin base
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place spool on pin (thread unwinds clockwise)
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attach appropriate spool disc - diameter of spool determines disc size, there
must be no clearance between the disc and the spool
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take thread through rear guide A
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then into slit of upper thread tension B
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pull thread down to the right of the take-up cover and around C
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take thread up to the left of the cover and around D, placing it in the
take-up lever
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take thread down and through guides E and F
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B
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Threading the Double Needle
Threading the First Thread
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place thread spool on horizontal spool pin and thread
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guide the thread to the front in the slit and past the tension disc A on the
right side
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thread sewing computer as usual and thread the right needle
Threading the Second Thread
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place thread spool on the vertical spool pin and thread
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guide the thread to the front in the slit and past the tension disc A on the
left side
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thread the left needle
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threads must not be twisted together
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Threading the Triple Needle
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two thread spools and one full bobbin are needed
place one thread spool on horizontal spool pin
place second thread spool and the bobbin, separated by a spool disc, on
vertical spool pin (both spools have to turn in the same direction)
thread as usual by guiding two threads on the left side of the tension disc A
and one thread on the right side of the disc
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Thread Cutter
On the left of the head frame
pull both threads from front to back over the cutter
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the threads release automatically as soon as the first stitch is sewn
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Changing the Needle
Removing the needle
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raise needle
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power switch to «0» (off)
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lower the presser foot
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loosen the needle clamp screw
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pull the needle down to remove
Inserting the needle
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flat side of needle to the back
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insert the needle as far as it will go
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tighten the needle clamp screw
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Changing the Presser-Foot Sole
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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
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place the presser-foot sole under the shaft so that the peg sits under the
opening of the shaft
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lower the presser-foot lifter and the foot sole will click into position
Changing the Presser Foot
Changing the Presser Foot
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raise the needle and presser foot
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power switch to «0» (off)
Raising the Lever
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raise the clamping lever
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remove the presser foot
Attaching the Presser Foot
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guide the foot upwards over the cone
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press the clamping lever down
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Stitch Plate
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A
Stitch Plate Markings
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the stitch plate is marked with vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines in mm
and inches
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the lines help to guide the fabric for sewing seams and precise topstitching,
etc.
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the horizontal markings are helpful for sewing corners and buttonholes, etc.
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the diagonal markings are useful for quilting
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the vertical measurements correspond to the distance between the needle
and the line
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needle insertion point is position 0 (center needle position)
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the measurements are marked to the right and left, measuring from the
center needle position
Removing the Stitch Plate
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raise the presser foot and needle
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power switch to «0» (off)
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press the stitch plate down at the right back corner B until it flips up
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remove the stitch plate
Replacing the Stitch Plate
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place the stitch plate over the opening A and press down until it clicks into
place
Thread Tension
Optimal upper thread tension is set in the factory. For this, Metrosene
threads 100/2 weight (Mettler, Switzerland) are used in the bobbin and
also in the upper thread.
The tension may vary when using other types of thread such as embroidery
thread, and it may therefore be necessary to adjust the tension to suit the fabric
and stitch type.
For example:
Metallic thread Monofilament A
Tension approx. 3 approx. 2-4 Needle
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The Basic Setting
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is indicated when the red line on the tension adjustment wheel is in line with
the marking A
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the tension does not need adjusting for normal sewing work
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for special sewing work, the tension can be adjusted to suit the fabric
Perfect Stitch Formation
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the interlooping of the threads is in the fabric
Upper thread tension too tight
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the lower thread is pulled more up, i.e. to the right side of the fabric
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to reduce the upper thread tension turn tension adjustment wheel to 3-1
Upper thread tension too loose
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the upper thread is pulled more down, i.e. to the wrong side of the fabric
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to increase the upper thread tension turn tension adjustment wheel to 5-10
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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.
Test-sewing
When using decorative stitches, we recommend to test-sew the
stitch pattern on a piece of the project fabric.
If the balance has been adjusted, return it to the normal setting once
sewing is completed!
Normal position
Denser stitch formation - pulling the stitch pattern closer together
(shorter stitch length)
Finer stitch formation - extending the stitch pattern
(longer stitch length)
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Feed Dog
Feed-Dog Drop
Button flush with housing = sewing position.
Button depressed = feed-dog is lowered.
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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.
With an extremely short stitch length, the steps are also very short. The fabric
moves under the foot quite slowly, even at full sewing speed. e.g. buttonholes,
satin stitch and decorative stitches are all sewn with a very short stitch length.
Let the fabric feed evenly.
Pulling, pushing or holding back the fabric will result in uneven stitches.
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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.
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To solve this problem, place one, two or three compensating plates as required
behind the needle under the presser foot to level it.
To correct the height in front of the foot, place one or more plates to the right of
the foot close to the needle. Sew until the foot is level again and remove the
plates.
Sewing Corners
When sewing corners only a small section of the fabric is actually on the feed
dog. Therefore it cannot grip the fabric well.
Correct this by placing one or more compensating plates as close as possible
to the edge of the fabric.
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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
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cotton thread has the advantage of being a natural fiber and therefore is
especially suitable for sewing cotton fabrics
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if cotton thread is mercerized, it has a slight sheen
Polyester thread
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it has a high tensile strength and is particularly colorfast
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polyester thread is more flexible and is recommended where a strong and
elastic seam is required
Needle, Thread and Fabric
Care must be taken when choosing needle and thread.
The correct needle size depends on the selected thread and fabric. The fabric
weight and type determine the thread weight, needle size and point form.
Checking the needle condition
The needle condition should be checked and the needle
replaced regularly. A defective needle not only damages the
fabric but also the sewing computer.
Follow these guidelines:
Always replace the needle when starting a new sewing project.
Needles, Threads
Correct needle/thread combination
When sewing, the thread should travel smoothly down the long groove on the
front of the needle.
Too thin thread or too thick needle
The thread has too much clearance in the groove. Skipped stitches and
damage to the thread can occur.
Too thick thread or too fine needle
The thread rubs on the edges of the groove and can get jammed. This can
break the thread.
Fabric/Thread
Needle size
Fine fabrics:
Fine thread (darning thread, embroidery thread) 70-75
Medium weight fabrics:
Normal thread 80-90
Heavy weight fabrics: 100, 110, 120
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Overview Needles
Universal
130/705 H/60­-100
Metafil
130/705 H-MET/75-90
Normal point, slightly rounded
Large eye
For nearly all natural and synthetic
fabrics (woven and knitted)
Sewing with metallic threads
Jersey/Stretch
130/705 H-S, H-SES, H-SUK/70-90
Cordonnet (Topstitching)
130/705 H-N/80-100
Ball point
Small ball point, long eye
Jersey, knits, stretch fabrics
Topstitching with thick thread
Leather
130/705 H-LL, H-LR/90-100
Wing needle (hemstitch needle)
130/705 HO/100-120
With cutting point
Wide needle (wing)
Natural and synthetic leather and plastic
films
Hemstitching
Jeans
130/705 H-J/80-110
Double wing needle
130/705 H-ZWI-HO/100
Very fine sharp point
Heavy weight fabrics such as jeans,
canvas, overalls
Special effects with hemstitch
embroidery
Microtex
130/705 H-M/60-90
Double needle
130/705 H-ZWI/70-100
Especially fine sharp point
Needle distance:
1.0/1.6/2.0/2.5/3.0/4.0
Micro fiber fabrics and silk
Visible hems in stretch fabrics, pintucks,
decorative sewing
Quilting
130/705 H-Q/75-90
Triple needle
130/705 H-DRI/80
Fine sharp point
Needle distance: 3.0
Straight and topstitching
For decorative sewing
Embroidery
130/705 H-SUK/75-90
Large eye, slight ball point
Embroidery on all natural and synthetic
fabrics
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Functions
Function Buttons on the Sewing Computer
Stitch Selection
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for stitch patterns 1-10:
press the number button of your choice; stitch number and default width
and length settings appear
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press «0» to select stitch number 10 (standard buttonhole)
for stitch patterns 11-99:
press #-button and enter desired stitch number
for stitch patterns 100 and beyond:
press #-button twice and enter desired stitch number
Customizing Stitch Settings
Altering stitch width
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left button = narrow the stitch width
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right button = widen the stitch width
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the basic settings of the chosen stitch blink constantly
Altering needle position
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left button = needle to the left
██
right button = needle to the right
Altering stitch length
██
left button = shortens the length
██
right button = elongates the length
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Functions
clr» (clear) button
██
press button = reverts to basic settings
██
other selected functions are cleared
Exception:
██
needle stop up/down
██
press «clr» button twice to clear altered basic
settings of the auto-length buttonhole
Quick reverse
temporary:
██
press the button
██
the sewing computer sews stitch pattern in
reverse until button is released (max. stitch
length 3mm)
Application:
██
programs buttonholes
██
programs darning length
██
for switching when in the straight stitch
securing program
██
manual securing (seam begin and end)
continous reverse:
██
press button quickly twice
██
the sewing computer sews the chosen stitch
in reverse
██
press button once to cancel
Letters, numbers and characters (330 only
Block alphabet)
██
press Alphabet button
██
one of the fonts will appear on the screen
██
select desired font by pressing the alphabet
button
██
press the right button to scroll letters and
numbers forwards (A B C ...)
██
press the left button to scroll letters and
numbers backwards (@ Ç ?...)
Start/Stop button
██
starts and stops the sewing computer when
operating it without foot control - the connected foot control is idle
Speed control
██
to infinitely adjust the speed control when
operating the sewing computer via start/stop
button
Needle stop
Basic setting is needle stop up (arrow points up).
██
press the button
██
arrow points down = sewing computer stops
with needle down (needle in the fabric)
██
press button again
██
arrow points up = sewing computer stops with
needle up
Press button a bit longer = the needle will go automatically up or down.
Pattern end
██
press the button
██
sewing computer stops at the end of a single
stitch pattern or stitch combination (in Memory)
Mirror image (right/left) */**
██
press the button
██
selected stitch pattern will be sewn in mirror
image
#-button
██
stitch selection button (see page 24)
Alphabet contents
A B C D E FGH IJK LMN OP QR S TU VWXYZ
Ä Ö Ü Å ÆŒØÑ È É Ê À Â
01234567890_-.’ & ? Ç @
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2
3
Memory
██
press the button 2
██
«mem» will appear on the display
██
the number of available memory spaces
(capacity of 30) and the cursor blink
██
use the left 1 and right arrow buttons 3 to
scroll patterns, letters and numbers
██
use the right arrow button 3 to save
Temporary altered stitch Memory
██
any stitch length or width alterations will be
saved automatically
For example:
██
sew an altered stitch, e.g. zig-zag
██
select and sew another stitch, e.g. straight
stitch
██
return to zig-zag, your alterations are still
active
Return to basic settings
██
individual stitch patterns can be reverted to
basic settings manually
██
all altered settings are lost when the «clr»button is pressed or when the sewing computer is turned off
Application:
██
for all stitch patterns
██
particularly useful for switching between
different applications
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Functions
Details of the Screen
1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
2
3
4
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
5
6
7
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Functions
Memory
1
2
3
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. The stitch lengths or widths and the needle position
can be changed at any time.
Individual stitch patterns, letters or numbers can be deleted or overwritten.
Memory buttons
██
use the left button 1 to scroll the memory contents backwards
██
use the center button 2 to open and close the memory
██
use the right button 3 for programming the memory and scrolling the
memory contents forwards
Programming Practical and Decorative Stitches
Opening the memory
██
press the button 2
██
the cursor and the available number of empty memory spaces (e.g. 30)
start to blink, and «mem» appears
██
select desired stitch pattern
██
the number of the stitch pattern appears on the display
██
press the button 3
██
the stitch is programmed
██
the number of available memory spaces appears
██
select the next stitch pattern and program as described, etc.
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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.5 No.10 No.11 No.16 Securing program
Buttonhole
Button sewing-on program
Darning program
350:
No.5
Securing program
No.10-11Buttonholes
No.12 Button sewing-on program
No.13 Eyelet
No.20 Darning program
No.21 Basting stitch
380:
No.5
Securing program
No.10-13Buttonholes
No.14 Button sewing-on program
No.15 Eyelet
No.22 Darning program
No.23 Basting stitch
Programming Alphabets and Numbers
4
5
6
Opening the memory
██
press the button 2
██
the cursor and the available number of empty memory spaces (e.g. 30)
start to blink, and «mem» appears
██
press the Alphabet button 5 to select the alphabet of your choice
██
the letter A in the alphabet of your choice appears on the display
██
use the arrow buttons 4 and 6 to scroll the alphabet
██
select letter/number
██
press the button 3 = letter/number is programmed
██
the number of available memory spaces appears
██
proceed as described to select and program more letters and/or numbers
██
when programming more than one word, select the underscore symbol (_)
to program a space between the words
If the stitch length and/or width of letters or numbers have been
altered, the alterations will affect all of them.
If you only want to alter single letters or numbers, this must be done
individually.
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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.
1
2
3
Overwriting individual stitch patterns, letters and numbers
██
scroll with the right 3 or left 1 button to find the stitch pattern you want to
overwrite
██
select new stitch number/letter/number, new stitch length/width or needle
position
██
press the right arrow button 3; the stitch pattern is overwritten
Deleting individual stitch patterns, letters and/or numbers
██
scroll with the right 3 or left 1 button to find the stitch pattern you want to
delete
██
press the «clr» button
██
stitch pattern/letter/number is deleted
Deleting complete Memory contents
██
██
██
██
press the «clr»-button, keep depressed and press the button 2
release both buttons
leave memory by pressing the button 2
Memory is now completely deleted
Leaving the Memory
██
██
██
press button 2 = contents are saved
Memory is closed
«mem» disappears from the display
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Sewing stitches - Practical stitches
Practical Stitches
Straight stitch
All non-stretch fabrics; all straight-stitch
work
Gathering stitch
Most types of fabric. Gathering with
shirring elastic. Butted seams = butting
two pressed edges and sewing together
Zig-zag stitch
Most fabric types; all simple zig-zag such
as overcasting edges. Sewing on elastic
and lace
Stretch overlock
Mediumweight knits, toweling and firm
wovens. Overlock seams, flat joining
seams
Vari-overlock
Primarily for fine jerseys, stretch overlock
seams and hems
Jersey stitch
Natural, blended or synthetic fabrics and
delicate knits. Visible seams and hems.
Mending jersey/interlock
Running stitch
Most types of fabric. Mending, patching,
reinforcing seams, etc.
Universal stitch
Firm fabrics such as felt and leather. Flat
joining seams, visible seams, attaching
elastic, decorative seams
Securing stitch
All types of fabric. Secures the beginning
and end of seams sewn with straight stitch
Lycra stitch
All two-way stretch fabrics, flat joining
seams and hems, reinforced seaming on
underwear
Triple straight and triple zig-zag
Reinforced seams in firm, heavy fabrics
Stretch stitch
All stretch fabrics; open seam in sportswear
Blindstitch
Most types of fabric. Blind hems; shell
edging on soft jerseys and fine fabrics;
decorative seams
Darning program
Automatic darning for fine and mediumweight fabrics
Double overlock
All types of knit; Overlock = sew and neaten
in one operation
Honeycomb stitch
Most types of interlock and smooth fabrics;
visible seams and hems
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Super stretch
For super-stretch fabrics; open seam in all
super-stretch fabrics
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Sewing stitches - Examples of application
Examples of Application
Zippers
Zipper foot/sole No. 4
Straight Stitch
Preparation
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baste seam closed and clean finish the seam allowance
██
baste or pin zipper in place so that fabric folded edges meet over the center
of the zipper
Sewing
██
open zipper a little
██
start sewing from top left
██
position the foot so the needle stitches along the edge of the zipper coils
██
stop in front of the pull (needle position down), raise the presser foot and
close zipper again
██
continue to sew to the base of the zipper (needle position down)
██
turn fabric and sew across the seam (needle position down)
██
turn fabric again and sew second side of the zipper from bottom to top
Variation: Sew both sides of zipper from bottom to top
██
suitable for all fabrics with nap or grain (e.g. velvet)
██
prepare zipper as described above
██
start sewing in the seam of the zipper end and sew first side from bottom to
top
██
sew the second side the same way from bottom to top
To sew around zipper pull
close the zipper and sew up to about 2” (5cm) away from the pull
██
stop with the needle down in the fabric, raise the presser foot.
Open zipper, pulling the tab below the needle; lower presser foot
and continue to sew
██
Seam begin
Hold thread firmly when starting to sew = pull fabric slightly to the
back (fewer stitches).
Zipper or fabric is thick or densely woven
For even stitch formation use a 90 -100 needle.
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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
██
sew the first vertical row and stop the sewing computer
██
press the Quick reverse button to program the length
██
complete Darning program; the sewing computer stops automatically
██
clear the program by pressing the «clr» button
Move project accordingly for a wider and/or longer darning area.
Darning with the Automatic buttonhole foot with slide No. 3A
██
use for small tears and damaged areas, not more than 3cm (1 1/4”) long
██
same procedure as with foot No. 1
Reinforcement
Use fine fabric or (adhesive) interlining as a backing.
Preparation
Hoop fabric into darning ring to prevent puckering.
Zig-zag
Reverse pattern foot/sole No. 1
██
██
██
██
for all fabrics
overcasting
elastic seams
decorate sewing
Overcasting edges
██
guide edge of fabric into the center of the presser foot
██
do not select too wide a width or too long a stitch
██
needle goes into fabric on one side and over the edge into the air on the
other side
██
the edge should lie flat and not roll
██
use a fine darning thread for lightweight fabric
A
B
Satin stitch
██
dense, short zig-zag stitch (stitch length 0.5-0.7mm, 1/5" to 1/3")
██
use satin stitch for appliqué, embroidery, etc
C
A Zig-zag stitch with altered stitch width
B Zig-zag stitch with altered stitch length
C Edge neatened with zig-zag stitch
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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.
Closed seam
Stretchy seam in fine, soft knits such as silk jersey and interlock.
Sewing
██
guide the open edge along the pin on the foot/sole
██
the stitch will form over the pin and over the edge of the fabric
Knits and jersey
Use a new Jersey needle to prevent damaging the loops.
Sewing stretch fabrics
If neccessary use a stretch needle (130/705H-S) = needle point
slides between the fibers.
Double Overlock
Overlock foot/sole No. 2
Reverse pattern foot/sole No. 1
Double overlock stitch
Closed seam
Overlock seam in loose knits and cross seams in knits and jerseys.
Sewing
Guide the open edge along the pin on the foot/sole.
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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.
Wrong side of fabric
Preparation
██
fold ribbing in half and press
██
with right sides together, pin and baste ribbing to neckline
Sewing
██
sew Vari-overlock over the raw edge
██
guide the open edge along the pin on the foot/sole
██
the stitch will form over the pin and over the edge of the fabric
Right side of fabric
Needle stop down
Needle stays in fabric when you stop to adjust the ribbing - great aid
when sewing curves (necklines/armholes).
Honeycomb Stitch Edges
Reverse pattern foot/sole No. 1
Honeycomb stitch
For all firm knits, especially cotton, wool, synthetic and mixed fiber jersey.
Preparation
Press (and baste if required) edge 1cm (3/8") to wrong side.
Sewing
██
sew from the right at a foot's width from the edge
██
trim surplus fabric (wrong side)
Needle stop down
Needle stays in fabric when you stop to adjust the ribbing - great aid
when sewing curves (necklines/armholes).
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Sewing stitches - Examples of application
Blind hem
Blindstitch foot/sole No. 5
Blindstitch
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
lower edge (see drawing)
██
place the work under the presser foot with the guide positioned against the
folded-back fabric
wrong side of
fabric
Sewing
██
the needle should just pierce the edge of the fold (as when hand blindstitching)
██
adjust the stitch width to suit the fabric thickness
██
after sewing about 4” (10cm), check both sides of fabric and adjust width
again if necessary
██
the metal guide on the sole of the blindstitch sole can be adjusted sideways
by turning the screw on the right
5
Fine stitch-width adjustment
Guide the folded edge evenly along the metal guide on the foot =
even depth.
wrong side of
fabric
right side of fabric
Securing Stitch
Reverse pattern foot/sole No. 1
Securing program
██
██
for all fabrics
secures beginning and end of seam
Sewing long seams
██
quicker securing at beginning and end of seam
██
even securing by defined stitch count
Sew begin
██
the sewing computer secures seam automatically (5 stitches forward,
5 stitches reverse)
██
then it continues with straight-stitch forward
Ending the seam
██
press the Quick reverse button on head frame; the sewing computer
secures automatically (5 stitches reverse, 5 stitches forward)
██
the sewing computer stops automatically when securing is complete
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Sewing stitches - Buttonholes
Buttonhole Summary
Standard buttonhole
Fine to mediumweight woven fabrics;
blouses, shirts, trousers, bedlinens,
etc.
Straight-stitch buttonhole
Stay-stitch program for bound buttonholes (foot
no. 3A) or pocket openings (foot no. 3)
Stretch buttonhole
All stretch fabrics made from cotton,
wool, silk and synthetic fibers
Button sewing-on program
For buttons with 2 and 4 holes
Keyhole buttonhole
Heavy weight, non-stretch fabrics.
Jackets, coats, trousers, leisure wear,
etc.
Straight-stitch eyelet
Openings for cords and narrow ribbons, decorative
work
Everything you need to know about buttonholes
Buttonholes are not only practical closures, they can also be used to
decorative effect
Select the buttonhole of your choice; the following appears on the screen:
1 Buttonhole number
2 Buttonhole symbol (blinks)
3 Presser foot indicator
2
1
3
A
Thread tension for sewing buttonholes
██
thread the bobbin thread through the finger A of the bobbin case = the
bobbin thread tension is a little tighter
██
this gives the beads on the right side of the fabric a slightly rounded
appearance
██
the buttonhole looks more attractive
██
gimp reinforces buttonholes and enhances their appearance (page 38)
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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
automatically programmed
██
mark only the beginning of all subsequent buttonholes
██
use Automatic buttonhole foot with slide no. 3A
Marking the length of keyhole buttonholes
██
mark the bead length only
██
the correct length eye will be added when the buttonhole is sewn
Test sewing
██
always sew a test sample on the fabric with stabilizer you intend to use
██
select the buttonhole type you intend to use
██
sew the buttonhole in the same direction on the fabric (horizontal or vertical,
with or against the grain)
██
cut the buttonhole open
██
push the button through
██
adjust the buttonhole length if necessary
To adjust the bead width
██
alter the stitch width
Altering the stitch length
██
stitch length adjustments affect both buttonhole beads (spacing between
the stitches)
██
reprogram the buttonhole length after changing the stitch length
Balance for automatic and manual buttonholes
Any balance alterations to the manual and auto-length buttonholes affect both
beads identically because they are sewn in the same direction.
If a buttonhole is sewn at right angles to the
fabric edge/fold, we recommend the use of
the height compensating plates for buttonholes (available as optional accessory).
Place the plates from the back between fabric
and bottom of slide foot up to the thick part of
the fabric and push to front.
When all buttonholes have been sewn,
return balance to the normal setting!
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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
Ideal cords
██
Perle cotton no. 8
██
strong hand-sewing thread
██
fine crochet yarn
Hooking the cord in the buttonhole foot with slide no. 3A
██
insert the needle at the beginning of the buttonhole
██
raise the presser foot
██
guide the cord under the foot to the right
██
hook the cord over the pin at the back of the foot
██
guide the cord back to the front under the foot to the left
██
pull the cord ends into the slits
Sewing
██
sew the buttonhole in the usual manner, do not hold the cord
██
the buttonhole will form over the cord, covering it
Hooking the cord onto presser foot no. 3 or buttonhole sole no. 3 */**/***
██
insert the needle at the beginning of the buttonhole
██
raise the presser foot
██
hook the cord over the center pin on the front of the foot
██
place both ends of the cord in their respective grooves on the sole of the
foot and pull them to the back
██
lower the presser foot
Sewing
██
sew the buttonhole in the usual manner, do not hold the cord
██
the buttonhole will form over the cord, covering it
Securing the cord
██
pull the cord through the buttonhole until the loop disappears into the end of
it
██
pull the ends of the cord through to wrong side of the fabric, using a hand
stitching-needle
██
knot or secure with stitches
It might be useful to secure the bartack with an extra pin when
working short buttonholes.
Cutting buttonholes open with the seam ripper
██
using the seam ripper, cut from the ends towards the middle
Buttonhole cutter and block (special accessory)
██
place the fabric on the wood
██
place the cutter in the centre of the buttonhole
██
press down on the cutter with your hand or a hammer
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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
When any automatic buttonhole is selected, presser foot no. 3 is
indicated on the screen.
The slide foot must lie perfectly flat on the fabric! If the slide
foot rests on a seam allowance, the length cannot be measured
accurately.
Programming the standard buttonhole
1. sew the first bead forwards, stop the sewing computer
██
press the Quick reverse button
«auto» and the presser foot no. 3A appear on the display = buttonhole length
is programmed.
1
2
3
4
5
the sewing computer sews the following automatically:
2. straight stitches in reverse
3. the first bartack
4. the second bead forwards
5. the second bartack and securing stitches
██
the sewing computer stops and returns automatically to buttonhole
begin
Auto-buttonhole
██
all subsequent buttonholes will be sewn to exactly the same length (no
need to press the Quick reverse button)
██
clear the program by pressing the «clr» button
██
the programmed buttonhole can be saved in the long-term memory (refer to
page 42)
Sewing speed
sew at moderate speed for best results
██
sew all buttonholes at the same speed for a consistent bead
density
██
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Sewing stitches - Buttonholes
Automatic Keyhole Buttonhole with Auto-Length
Automatic buttonhole foot with slide No. 3A
Automatic keyhole buttonhole
Programming the buttonhole
2
3
4
1
1. 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.
5
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
6
the sewing computer automatically sews the eye
the first bead in reverse
straight stitches forwards
the second bead in reverse
the bartack and securing stitches
██
the sewing computer stops and returns automatically to buttonhole
begin
Auto-buttonhole
██
all subsequent buttonholes will be sewn to exactly the same length (no
need to press the Quick reverse button)
██
clear the program by pressing the «clr» button
██
the programmed buttonhole can be saved in the long-term memory (refer to
page 42)
Exact duplicates
The auto function ensures that each buttonhole will be exactly the
same length as the previous one.
Double-sewn keyhole buttonholes
keyhole buttonholes can be sewn twice on thick fabrics - use a
longer stitch length for the first run
██
after sewing the first buttonhole, do not move the work
██
reduce the stitch length and tap the foot control once to begin
sewing again
██
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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. 3 */**/***
Preparation
██
select the desired buttonhole
██
display shows:
██
the number of the selected buttonhole
██
Buttonhole foot no. 3
██
the buttonhole symbol (the first step blinks on the display)
██
insert the lower thread in the finger of the bobbin case
Sewing a manual standard buttonhole
1. sew the bead up to the end of the length marking
██
stop the sewing computer
██
press the Quick reverse button
2. sew reverse straight-stitch, stop the sewing computer at the first stitch of
the bead (buttonhole begin)
██
press the Quick reverse button
3. sew the top bartack and the second bead, stop the sewing computer
██
press the Quick reverse button
4. sew the bottom bartack and securing stitches
2
1
4
3
1
2
3
4
5
Manual keyhole buttonhole
1. sew straight-stitch forwards, stop the sewing computer
██
press the Quick reverse button
2. sew the eye and the first bead in reverse, stop the sewing computer at the
first stitch of the bead (buttonhole begin)
██
press the Quick reverse button
3. sew straight-stitch forwards and stop the sewing computer at the keyhole
██
press the Quick reverse button
4. sew the second bead in reverse, stop the sewing computer at the first stitch
of the bead (buttonhole begin)
██
press the Quick reverse button
5. sew bartack and securing stitches
Sew both beads at the same speed.
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Sewing stitches - Buttonholes
Buttonhole in Long-Term Memory
Saving programmed buttonholes in long-term memory
██
after programming press the button 3
██
the buttonhole is now saved in long term memory
1
2
3
Recalling saved buttonhole
Programmed saved buttonholes can be opened for re-use even after the
sewing computer has been disconnected.
██
select the desired buttonhole type
██
press the button 2
██
sew the programmed buttonhole
██
only one length per buttonhole can be saved. Saving a new length with the
button 3 will overwrite the previously saved buttonhole length
Button Sewing-On Program
Darning foot No. 9 */**/***
Button sew-on foot No. 18 */**/***
Sews buttons with 2 or 4 holes.
Sewing on buttons
██
buttons sewn on for decorative purposes only are stitched without a thread
shank
██
the length of the shank (= thread between button and fabric) can be made
shorter or longer as required with foot no. 18
Sewing on buttons with Darning foot no. 9
██
select Button sew-on program
██
check distances between holes with the handwheel and adjust stitch width
if necessary
██
sew the securing stitches; hold the threads when starting to sew
██
sew program
██
sewing computer stops automatically when program is completed and is
ready for the next button
Beginning and ending threads
██
the threads are secured and can be trimmed
For secure results
██
pull both bobbin thread ends until the ends of the upper thread are visible
on the wrong side (knot if required)
██
trim thread ends
Sewing on buttons with foot no. 18
set the shank length with the screw on the foot
██
select Button sewing-on program and continue as with foot no. 9
██
Beginning and ending threads
██
the threads are secured and can be trimmed
For secure results
██
pull both bobbin thread ends until the ends of the upper thread are visible
on the wrong side (knot if required)
██
trim thread ends
Sewing 4-hole button
sew the front holes
██
carefully move the button forward
██
sew the back holes with the same program
██
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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
██
pin work at a right angle to basting direction to prevent the layers from
slipping
Basting
██
position work under the presser foot and sew one stitch; hold threads when
starting to sew
██
pull work from behind to the required length of the stitch
██
sew one stitch and repeat the procedure
Securing/fixing the thread
Sew a few short basting stitches at the beginning and end of a
seam.
Thread
Use a fine darning thread for basting as it is easier to remove.
Handlook Quilting Stitch
Reverse pattern foot/sole No. 1
Handlook quilting stitch
Suitable for all fabrics and work which should look «hand sewn».
Test sewing
██
the bobbin thread must come through to the right side
██
1 stitch is visible (bobbin thread)
██
1 stitch is invisible (monofilament) = hand-look effect
Upper thread tension
Depending on the fabric = increase the tension (6-9).
Balance
Adjust stitch with the Balance if necessary.
Perfect corners
activate Pattern end and Needle stop down and pivot the work
██
when pivoting make sure that the fabric does not become
distorted
██
Monofilament breaks
██
sew more slowly
██
reduce upper thread tension slightly
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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)
██
pull out plug from electrical outlet
██
remove presser foot and needle
██
open the free arm cover
██
press the stitch plate down at the back right corner, lift and remove
██
clean the area with the lint brush
██
replace the stitch plate
Cleaning the hook
██
power switch to «0» (off)
██
pull out plug from electrical outlet
██
remove the bobbin case
██
push the release lever to the left
██
let down the locking lever and the black hook race cover
██
remove the hook
██
clean the hook race with a cloth or brush, never use a sharp instrument
██
replace the hook, turning the handwheel if necessary until the hook driver is
on the left
██
close the hook race cover and secure with the locking lever, the locking pin
must engage
██
check by turning the handwheel
██
insert the bobbin case
Lubricating
██
power switch to «0» (off)
██
pull out plug from electrical outlet
██
squeeze 1 or 2 drops of oil into the hook race
██
run the sewing computer for a short time without thread to prevent oil
soiling your work
Disconnect plug from the socket before cleaning or lubricating!
Never use alcohol, petrol, white spirit or any type of solvent to
clean the sewing computer!
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
In most cases you will be able to identify and remedy faults by checking the following.
Check whether:
██ the upper and lower threads are threaded correctly
██ the needle is inserted correctly with the flat side to the back
██ the needle size is correct - check the needle/thread table page 22
██ the needle tip and shaft are undamaged
██ the sewing computer is clean - brush out any thread lint
██ the hook race is clean
██ any threads are trapped between the tension discs or under the bobbin case spring
Fault
Uneven stitch
formation
Cause
██
██
██
██
██
██
Skipped stitches
██
██
██
██
Upper thread breaks
██
██
██
██
Lower thread breaks
██
██
██
Needle breaks
██
██
██
██
Thread is caught in
the area of the
take-up lever
Faulty stitching
██
██
Upper thread too tight/too slack
Needle blunt or bent, poor-quality needle
Needle inserted incorrectly
Poor-quality thread
Needle/thread combination is incorrect
Incorrectly threaded
Incorrect needle system
Needle blunt or bent, poor-quality needle
Needle inserted incorrectly
Incorrect needle point
Upper thread tension too tight
Incorrectly threaded
Poor-quality or old thread
Stitch plate or hook tip damaged
Lower thread tension too tight
Stitch hole in the stitch plate has been
damaged
Needle blunt or bent
Needle not correctly inserted
Fabric was pulled
Fabric was pushed when thick material
used
Poor-quality thread, unevenly wound or
knotted
Upper thread breaks
Remnants of thread between the tension
discs
██
Incorrect threading
Remnants of thread under the bobbin case
spring
██
Sewing computer fails to run or runs slowly
██
Sewing computer
Repair
██
██
██
██
██
██
██
██
██
██
██
██
██
██
██
██
██
██
██
██
██
Reduce/increase upper thread tension
Use new, high-quality needle (BERNINA)
The flat side of the shank must be to the back
Use quality threads (Isacord, Mettler, Gütermann)
Match the needle to the thread size
Check upper thread threading path/lower thread threading path
Use needle system 130/705 H
Use new, good quality needles
Insert needle as far up as it will go
Match the needle type to the fabric
Reduce upper thread tension
Check upper thread threading path
Use high-quality thread
Have sewing computer checked by a specialized dealer
Reduce lower thread tension
Have sewing computer checked by a specialized dealer
Use new needle
Tighten the needle clamp screw
Do not pull the fabric during sewing
Use the correct presser foot for thick material (e.g. Jeans foot no. 8,
use height compensating tool when sewing over a thick seam
Use high-quality thread
If the lower thread breaks and the thread is trapped in the area of the
take-up lever, proceed as follows:
██
power switch to «0» (off)
██
remove the screw on the headframe with the angular Torx button
██
turn headframe cover slightly to the left, then slide it upwards
██
remove remnants of thread
██
attach headframe and retighten screw
██
██
██
██
██
██
Fold a piece of thin fabric and slide the folded edge (not the raw
edges) between the thread tension discs, moving the fabric back and
forth to clean the right and left side of the thread tension
Check upper and lower thread
Carefully remove any thread remnants from under the spring
Plug not properly inserted
Power switch to «0» (off)
Sewing computer has been standing in a cold room
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Stitch patterns
Stitch-Pattern Summary
BERNINA 330
11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18-37 38-40 Button sewing-on program
Gathering stitch
Stretch overlock
Universal stitch
Lycra stitch
Darning program
Honeycomb stitch
Decorative stitches
Quilting stitches
11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23-74 75-85 Keyhole buttonhole
Button sewing-on program
Straight-stitch eyelet
Gathering stitch
Stretch overlock
Jersey stitch
Universal stitch
Lycra stitch
Stretch stitch
Darning program
Basting stitch
Honeycomb stitch
Decorative stitches
Quilting stitches
BERNINA 350/350 Patchwork Edition
BERNINA 380
11 Stretch buttonhole
12 Keyhole buttonhole
13 Straight-stitch buttonhole
14 Button sewing-on program
15 Straight-stitch eyelet
16 Gathering stitch
17 Stretch overlock
18 Jersey stitch
19 Universal stitch
20 Lycra stitch
21 Stretch stitch
22 Darning program
23 Basting stitch
24 Honeycomb stitch
25-103 Decorative stitches
104-115Quilting stitches
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Index
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Index
A
Accessory5-7
Adjusting the stitch width/length
24
Alphabets/characters
██
Changing the size of lettering
28
██
Combining28
██
In long-term memory
42
██
Selecting
9, 25, 28
██
Sewing28
Automatic Buttonhole
██
Foot with slide 3A
6
██
Programming39-40
Automatic functions
██
Darning32
██
Needle stopp
9, 25
██
Pattern end
9, 25
B
Balance19
██
Buttonholes
19, 37
██
Decorative stitches
19
Basting43
Blind stitch
██
Practical stitch
30, 35
██
Presser foot
6
Bobbin
██
Removing/inserting the bobbin
12
██
Winding12
Bobbin case
██
Removing/inserting13
Button sew-on program
42
Buttonhole
██
4-steps41
██
5-steps41
██
Automatic39-40
██
Balance37
██
Buttonhole type
36
██
Cutting open
38
██
Important information
36-37
██
In long-term
42
██
Manual41
██
Presser feet
6
██
Programming39
██
Stabilizers38
C
Carrying handle
Change Letter size in alphabets
██
Programmed buttonhole
42
Sewing speed
10, 25
██
Stitch patterns
27
██
Stitch width and length
9, 24, 28
██
Thread tension
9, 18, 36
Cleaning44
██
9
██
Combining
██
Alphabets28
██
Correcting29
██
Deleting29
██
Practical-/decorative stitches
27
██
Saving 27-28
Contents4
D
Darning
30, 32
Decorative Stitch patterns
46
██
Summary46
Deleting
██
clr25
██
Combinations29
██
Stitches29
Details
██
Accessory5
██
Sewing computer
8-9
Display26
██
Overview26
Double and triple needles
██
For decorative stitching
██
Threading double and triple needles
23
15
E
External function buttons
9, 24-25
F
Fabric
██
Feed20
██
Needle and thread
22
Fabric feed
20
Feed-dog
██
Position ██
Raising/lowering the feed-dog
20
20
Foot control
██
Connection9
Free Hand System (FHS)
5, 9, 11
28
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Index
H
O
Handwheel9
Hem
Blind hem
██
High compensation tool
35
5, 21
I
Inserting a bobbin
Overlock
██
Overlock foot
6
██
Seam33-34
██
Stitches30
Overwriting29
P
12
L
LED sewing light
10
Lettering size
28
Mirror-image function
██
Left/right
25
Patchwork
██
Special Feet
Permanent reverse Sewing
6
25
Power cable
██
Connection9
Long Term Memory 27, 42
Practical stitches
██
Adjusting individual 24
██
Lubricating44
Brief Description
30
██
Overview30
M
Preparing and setting up
██
Main power switch
9
The sewing computer
8-23
Maintenance and troubleshooting
44-45
Presser foot
██
██
Cleaning44
Changing the presser foot
17
██
██
Maintenance44
Display26
██
██
Troubleshooting45
Presser feet summary
6
██
Raise/lower the presser foot
9, 11
Manual threading
██
Double and triple needles
15
Pre-tension9
██
Lower thread
12
██
Upper thread
14
Q
Memory
Quilting
██
██
Modifications29
Stitches
43, 46
██
Opening
27, 28
██
Stitch combinations
27
R
Reverse sewing
██
Button
██
Permanent reverse sewing
N
Needle
██
Altering the needle position
24
██
Changing the needle
16
██
Double and triple needles
15, 23
██
In standard accessory
5
██
Information22
██
Needle stop up/down
25
██
Needle summary
23
██
Needle/thread combination
22
██
Position button
24
██
Threading14
Needle clamp
9
Running stitch
9, 25
25
30
S
Safety instructions
2
Saving
██
Function button
25
██
Saving stitch pattern combinations
27, 28
Select
██
Alphabets
9, 25, 28
██
Buttonholes
36, 46
██
Practical stitches
30, 46
██
Quilting stitches
46
██
Stitch patterns
24, 46
Servicing44
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Index
Sewing
██
Accessory5
██
Balance19
██
Basic settings
26
██
Content4
██
Function buttons
24-25
██
Reverse sewing/Backstepping
25
██
Sewing corners
21
██
Sewing pattern combinations
28
██
Stitchcategory46
██
With height compensation plates
21
Sewing computer cover
Sewing light LED
Sewing speed
5
10
10, 25
Single pattern
██
Changing in pattern combination
29
██
Deleting29
██
Securing25
██
Selection by number
24
Slide on table
5, 9, 10
Speed control
Spool discs
9, 25
5
Spool holder
9, 11
Start-Stop Button
9, 25
Stitch pattern
██
Buttonholes
36, 46
██
Decorative stitches
46
██
Display26
██
Functions25
██
Overview46
██
Practical stitches
30, 46
██
Quilt stitches
46
Stitch pattern selection
██
By number
24
Stitch plate
██
Attaching/removing 18
Stitchcategory46
Straight stitch
Thread cutter
██
For bobbin thread
██
For bobbin winder
██
On Head Frame
Thread path/Thread guides
9
9, 14
Thread tension
9, 18
Triple Straight Stitch
15, 23
30
Troubleshooting45
U
Upper thread
██
Breaks45
██
Tension18
██
Threading14
W
Winder
██
Pre-tension9
██
Switching on/off
12
Z
Zig-zag stitch
Zipper
██
Inserting a zipper
██
Zipper foot
30
Summary
██
Screen26
██
Sewing computer
8-9
██
Sewing functions
25
██
Stitch patterns
46
T
Thread
██
General facts
██
Matching fabric, thread and needle
13
9, 12
9, 16
Thread take up cover
Triple Needle
49
22
22
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Imprint
Text
Herbert Stolz
Graphics
www.sculpt.ch
Fotos
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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