BERNINA 380

The perfect introduction for the discerning sewer and quilter

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BERNINA 380

BERNINA 380

The perfect introduction for the discerning sewer and quilter

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Sewing and quilting with the BERNINA 380

Sew more comfortably with the extension table

Sew more comfortably with the extension table

A spacious sewing surface is a top priority with the BERNINA 380. The easy-to-attach extension table extends the sewing machine’s work area, ensuring better control over your sewing project. This means that the BERNINA 380 always affords you a clear view of your fabric, even with larger sewing projects. And should you want to use the free arm, the extension table can be removed from the sewing machine as easily as it was attached.

The BERNINA Free Hand System for extra comfort

The BERNINA Free Hand System for extra comfort

Offering ambitious sewers and quilters an amazing range of functions, the BERNINA 380 will thrill you with its many innovative features. The 380’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 380’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.
Memory function for 30 stitch settings and combinations

Memory function for 30 stitch settings and combinations

The BERNINA 380’s internal memory boasts 30 free locations where you can permanently save your own stitches. Now, if your work is interrupted, your personal stitch combinations will no longer be lost: the next time you turn on your BERNINA 380 sewing machine, the programmed stitch patterns will be available once more at the touch of a button – exactly as you’ve saved them. This intelligent memory function of the BERNINA 380 makes jotting down notes unnecessary, and ensures that you can be sewing in no time flat, without first having to reset the machine. In this way, the 221 built-in stitch patterns can be effortlessly expanded by your own personal creative combinations or stitch settings. What’s more, the simple direct selection of the stitch programs ensures a quick switch between your own combinations and built-in stitch patterns, making for smooth transitions.
Creative plus: Mirror function at the touch of a button

Creative plus: Mirror function at the touch of a button

The BERNINA 380’s automatic mirror function significantly expands the already wide range of stitch patterns that come as standard. At the touch of a button, the built-in stitch patterns can also be sewn in mirror image. This wide variety of attractive stitch combinations is possible not only with practical sewing, but also with decorative stitching. In this way, the BERNINA 380 sewing machine offers a plus in functionality which leaves plenty of room for your individual creativity – further testimony to the outstanding price/performance ratio of the popular top model of the 3 Series.

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 221
Connecting stitches -
Utility stitches total 20
Buttonholes (incl. eyelet) total 5
Automatic buttonhole length measuring system
Automatic buttonhole
Manual multi-step buttonhole
Button sew-on program
Darning programs 1
Decorative stitches total 91
Decorative sideways motion stitches -
Quilting stitches total 12
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) -

Stitch pattern BERNINA 380

Accessories

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

  • Included
  • 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 380

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 380

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.