Bernina 380

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bernina 380

Bernina is top of the line sewing machine in Bernina's 3 series. It is expensive, stylish, heavy duty and has many features. Let's look at the main features:

Modern LCD Display

The illuminated high-contrast display provides information and settings at a glance: the selected stitch, stitch length and width, needle stop (up/down) and the recommended presser foot are clearly displayed on screen.
bernina 380 - LCD display

Threading system

Built-in automatic needle threader
Bernina 350 Patchwork Edition - threading system

Stitch length and width settings

Direct keys for changing stitch length/width and the needle position .All settings are clearly displayed on the screen.
bernina 380 - Stitch length and width settings

Direct stitch selection

The most common utility stitches and functions have a direct button for quick access.
Bernina 350 Patchwork Edition - Direct Stitch Selection

Other stitch patterns

bernina 380 - Stitch patterns

Automatic Buttonhole

Bernina 350 Patchwork Edition —  Automatic Buttonhole

Quick Reverse Button

Temporary or permanent sewing in reverse posibility. Plus Start/Stop button. An alternative to the traditional foot control.
bernina 380 - reverse button and start/stop function

Slide Speed control

Allows to adjust sewing speed from slow to fast.
Bernina 380 - speed control

Manual Thread Tension

Bernina 380 — thread tension

Two spool holders

Bernina 380 — two spool holders

Thread cutter

Manual built-in convenient thread cutter
Bernina 380 — thread cutter

LED Sewing Light

The extra-bright LED light provides optimum illumination of work area.
Bernina 350 Patchwork Edition — led light

Knee lifting lever

The time-saving Free Hand System raises and lowers the presser foot for hands-free convenience.
Bernina 350 Patchwork Edition — knee liftin lever

Extension table

Bernina 380 - extension table

Accessory box

Bernina 380 — accessories box

Heavy Duty Bernina 380 inside

Heavy Duty Bernina 380 inside

Conclusion: Bernina 380 is an ideal sewing machine for all kinds of sewing and for many years of using. It is very reliable, heavy duty and equipped with many convenient features. This model suitable for all kind of users from beginners to professionals because of easy to use interface and time saving features. So it is expensive, but it worth the money.

brand Bernina
category Quilting & Sewing machine
alternative names
release date 2010
rating 7
street price $1400.00
Type prosumer
Stitches 115
Letter Sewing Yes
Fonts of letter sewing 2
Mirror function Yes
Stitch Length Adjustable
Max Stitch Length 5
Stitch Width Adjustable
Max Stitch Width (mm) 5.5
Buttonhole Sewing Automatic
Styles of Buttonhole 4
Twin Needle Posibility Yes
Spool pins Horizontal + 1 extra
Needle Threader Built-in Needle Threader
Reverse Sewing Yes
Bobbing Type Vertical
Variations of Needle Position adjustable
Tension Control Manual
Feed Dog 3 points
Darning option Drop feed dog lever
Presser Foot Pressure Preset
Presser Foot Lifter Manual
Free Arm Yes
Wide Table Yes
Light Yes, white LED light
Maximum Sewing Speed (stitches per minute) 900 spm
Accessory Storage Accessory Box
Guide LCD Screen
Color Black
Knee-lifting lever Yes
Thread trimming Manual (built-in tread cutter)
Start-Stop Function Yes
Automatic Lock Stitch Yes
Needle Stop Up/Down Yes
Speed Control Yes, Slide
Memory Function Yes
Built-in Handle Yes
Included Accessory Feet Standard foot, Overlock foot, Automatic buttonhole foot with slide, Zipper foot, Blindstitch foot, Jeans foot, Open embroidery foo
Carying case Dust Cover
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