BERNINA 350 SE Best Friend

Stylish sewing from the first stitch to the last

Picture: BERNINA 350 SE Dandelion
Picture: BERNINA 350 SE Dandelion

BERNINA 350 SE Best Friend

Stylish sewing from the first stitch to the last

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BERNINA 350 SE Dandelion: smart and versatile

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B 350 SE Dandelion comes with Quilting foot #29

Quilting foot #29 is a special presser foot for easy free-motion, outline and stipple quilting.

The vertical spring presses the foot securely to your project, preventing the fabric from riding up with the needle (flagging). The material therefore lies flat while it is being sewn, allowing you to produce neat, consistent stitches. For even greater sewing ease, Quilting foot #29 features a clear sole, giving you a perfect view of both needle and stitching area at all times.

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A truly unique sewing experience


A BERNINA has always been something special – now it’s also something unique! The BERNINA 350 SE Dandelion is the sewing machine for individualists looking for a unique sewing experience. It sets new design standards in the sewing machine industry and features the latest technology. Standard accessories for the new sewing machine include the large slide-on extension table, the practical Free Hand System (FHS) with presser-foot lifter, the walking foot, a quilting foot, and a patchwork foot. The BERNINA 350 SE Dandelion sews and embellishes a variety of fabric types with ease. Supplied with two sewing alphabets as standard, it can be upgraded with a wide range of optional accessories as your requirements grow.

BERNINA Free Hand System

BERNINA Free Hand System

Offering ambitious sewers and quilters an amazing range of functions, the BERNINA 350 SE Best Friend will thrill you with its many innovative features. The 350 SE Best Friend’s ease of handling makes working with it a genuine pleasure, and allows even beginning sewers to produce precise, high-quality sewing projects. One of its cleverest features is the BERNINA Free Hand System (FHS), which ensures greater efficiency when sewing. Thanks to the BERNINA 350 SE Best Friend’s FHS knee lever, you can leave your hands on your project while you raise the presser foot and lower the feed-dog. This outstanding functionality is a genuine technical highlight allowing you more control over your fabric, especially when turning your project: your hands remain free to guide the fabric accurately and reliably, thereby preventing accidental slipping of the fabric when the presser foot is raised.
Precision Buttonholes – Over & Over

Precision Buttonholes – Over & Over

Sew buttonholes with accuracy with the Automatic Buttonhole foot. Program the buttonhole length and confidently add multiple buttonholes the same size throughout the project. Not only accurate, but beautifully formed buttonholes, too, with consistently stitched buttonhole sides because they are stitched in the same direction. New and seasoned sewers will appreciate the accuracy and ease at which buttonholes are sewn. Select from 2 styles of buttonholes to embellish your projects.
191 Stitches for every situation

191 Stitches for every situation

One of the most compelling considerations in favor of the BERNINA 350 SE Best Friend is its extensive stitch library: 85 pre-programmed stitches, making the 350 SE Best Friend a versatile precision tool. The direct-selection buttons and modern, bright LCD display allow you to switch between different stitch patterns in a matter of seconds. With 20 utility stitches, two buttonhole styles, 52 decorative stitches, and 11 quilting stitches, the BERNINA 350 SE Best Friend is an outstanding choice for everyday mending jobs and alterations, as well as creative sewing and quilting. The simple, intuitive handling, first-class functionality, and solid construction of the BERNINA 350 SE Best Friend ensure that you will continue to enjoy working with this machine for a long time to come – even when you make the transition from simple to more demanding projects.
Extension table for larger work area

Extension table for larger work area

The BERNINA 350 SE Best Friend counts among its features a free-arm extension table enabling you to increase your work area quickly, affording you greater ease when sewing, and allowing for optimum control in guiding your project. Together with the bright LED sewing light, this provides you with the perfect view of your project. Large-format projects in particular can be handled effortlessly – and once you are done, remove the BERNINA 350 SE Best Friend’s extension table with the push of a button to return to freearm sewing.
Benefits of a DC motor

Benefits of a DC motor

The benefits of a DC motor is uninterrupted power to the needle no matter the task – it doesn’t slow down to go over thicknesses, it maintains the power to go through.
Full shank BERNINA presser feet

Full shank BERNINA presser feet

The advantage to full shank presser feet is that one piece feet eliminate vibration in the foot caused at the joint or place of attachment. Reduced vibration produces a better stitch.

Features & Functions

  • General Features
  • Sewing & Quilting
  • Embroidery
Hook system CB
Maximum sewing speed (stitches per minute) 900
Sewing space to the right of the needle 6.3” / 160 mm
LED sewing lights LED
Multi-function knobs -
Maximum stitch width in mm 5.5
Maximum stitch length 5
Needle positions 9
Sewing in each needle position
Semi-automatic needle threader -
Automatic thread cutter -
Manual thread cutter 3
BERNINA Dual Feed (BDF) -
Memory (short-term/altered stitches)
Memory (long-term/altered stitches)
BSR enabled, straight stitch and zigzag (separate BSR foot required) -
Start/stop button (stitching without foot control)
Slide speed control
Upper thread indicator -
Lower thread indicator -
USB interface for PC connection -
USB interface for USB data stick -
Changing stitch settings while sewing
BERNINA foot control with back-kick function Opt.
Needle stop up/down
Drag & Drop -
Bobbin winding while sewing/embroidering
On-screen help -
Built-in needle threader
Sewing tutorial -
Embroidery tutorial -
Creative consultant -
Personal program -
History function (most-recently-used stitch patterns) -
Setup program -
Language selection -
Alarm clock -
Eco mode -
BERNINA freearm slide-on table
Dust cover
Accessories box / bag
Machine weight 8 kg
Machine size 492 / 376 / 434 mm 19.4″ / 14.8″ / 17.1″
Pattern start/end function
Elongation -
Programmable Securing Function -
Pattern mirroring -
360° directional sewing -
Free Hand System (FHS)
Sideways motion feed -
Number of stitch patterns (incl. alphabet) total 191
Connecting stitches -
Utility stitches total 18
Buttonholes (incl. eyelet) total 3
Automatic buttonhole length measuring system
Automatic buttonhole
Manual multi-step buttonhole
Button sew-on program
Darning programs 1
Decorative stitches total 63
Decorative sideways motion stitches -
Quilting stitches total 11
Cross-stitch programs 4
Tapering/skyline stitches -
Sewing alphabets 2
Monograms (with sideways motion) -
Reverse sewing
Maximum embroidery speed (stitches per minute) -
Built-in embroidery designs -
Embroidery alphabets -
Embroidery design formats -
Onscreen editing of designs: positioning, mirroring, rotating, scaling, combining -
Mega hoop functionality (embroidery field: 400 x 150 mm) -
Jumbo hoop functionality (limited embroidery field: 400 x 210 mm) -
Freearm embroidery -
Personal memory for embroidery designs -
Standard embroidery hoops** -
Lettering manipulation (WordArt) -
Importing stitch patterns -
Color resequence -
Cut jump stitches -
Sequence control -
Basting -
Endless embroidery -
Position recall -
BERNINA ArtLink embroidery software (downloadable from bernina.com) -

Accessories

Unleash your creativity with the included accessories and be prepared for any creative challenge with a huge variety of optional accessories

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  • Compatible
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Note:
Not all models and accessories are available in all countries. We reserve the right to make changes in both features and design.

Tutorials

  • BERNINA 330, 350 and 380 (3 Series) - style and convenience in sewing

    The entry-level series from which there is no holding back: the BERNINA 3 Series is just the beginning of something beautiful. Each model combines aesthetics and design with sophisticated technology. The selection of decorative stitches and sewing alphabets helps you create a lifetime of possibilities for individual creativity and inspiration. Learn more about the BERNINA 3 Series and download free patterns at www.bernina.com/3series.

  • BERNINA 3 Series Tutorial: Introduction

    Our BERNINA 3 Series tutorial will guide you through your first sewing project on your BERNINA 3 Series machine. Sarah is member of the the Education team at Bernina and shows you how to use BERNINA 3 Series machine to create your own garments with your personal style.

  • BERNINA 3 Series Tutorial: Machine / Sewing Setup

    Watch and learn how to set up your new BERNINA 380. We show you how to connect it and how to use the Freehand system, the presser foot and the thread spool.

  • BERNINA 3 Series Tutorial: Darning program / Construction

    Watch and learn how to use darning program of your BERNINA 380 sewing machine for decorative purposes as here attaching the handle to a bag. Normally the darning program is mainly used for mending but as you can see, it is able to fix fabrics in a creative way.

  • BERNINA 3 Series Tutorial: Buttonholes / Button sew on

    This tutorial shows you how to sew buttonholes by programming your BERNINA 380 sewing machine. Even the buttons can be sewn on with the activa. This is really time-saving and no need to find handsewing tools.

  • BERNINA 3 Series Tutorial: Memory / Alphabets

    Watch and learn how to personalize your sewing projects by name labels using the alphabet and memory of your BERNINA 380 sewing machine. The memory of the machine can store any combination of 30 stitches and letters enabling you to create your own labels.

  • BERNINA 3 Series Tutorial: Appliqué

    Sewing applique patterns requires a special preparation. This tutorial shows you how to sew an applique pattern with BERNINA 380 sewing machine. Step by step you will learn how to use fusible webbing, iron and your sewing machine to create a wonderful applique for bags or clothes.

  • BERNINA 3 Series Tutorial: zipper

    In this sewing tutorial we will use our BERNINA 380 sewing machine to sew in a zipper and attach an inner pocket to a tiny little shopping bag. You will learn how to fix the zipper before sewing it in.

  • BERNINA 330, 350 and 380 (3 Series) - style and convenience in sewing

    BERNINA 330, 350 and 380 (3 Series) - style and convenience in sewing

  • BERNINA 3 Series Tutorial: Introduction

    BERNINA 3 Series Tutorial: Introduction

  • BERNINA 3 Series Tutorial: Machine / Sewing Setup

    BERNINA 3 Series Tutorial: Machine / Sewing Setup

  • BERNINA 3 Series Tutorial: Darning program / Construction

    BERNINA 3 Series Tutorial: Darning program / Construction

  • BERNINA 3 Series Tutorial: Buttonholes / Button sew on

    BERNINA 3 Series Tutorial: Buttonholes / Button sew on

  • BERNINA 3 Series Tutorial: Memory / Alphabets

    BERNINA 3 Series Tutorial: Memory / Alphabets

  • BERNINA 3 Series Tutorial: Appliqué

    BERNINA 3 Series Tutorial: Appliqué

  • BERNINA 3 Series Tutorial: zipper

    BERNINA 3 Series Tutorial: zipper

Support for your BERNINA 350 SE Dandelion

To ensure that you enjoy your BERNINA for as long as possible, we recommend that you read the detailed operating instructions. Further support information and firmware updates can be found on the support page.

Download manual Support page BERNINA 350 SE

Personal advice at your Local BERNINA Store

Over 2,000 BERNINA Stores worldwide offer valuable services to all our customers. Your local BERNINA Store is there to proudly help you, with advice on machines and accessories that best suit your needs, selection of BERNINA Embroidery Software and also in servicing your BERNINA.