BERNINA B 330 Tutorial

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17 Responses to “BERNINA B 330 Tutorial”

  1. Gina Perry October 22, 2014 at 2:06 pm #

    Thank you for making these available on YouTube I haven’t used my machine in quite some time and had forgot how to use it.

    • Sewing Mastery November 17, 2014 at 9:24 pm #


      Happy to help. Hope this makes your sewing just a bit more enjoyable.

  2. Joanne November 23, 2014 at 12:06 am #

    I have a Bernina 330 and I was disappointed to find out I can not save a satin stitch that I thought I had programmed into the memory and that it will not stay when I tun off the machine. My Bernina dealer states I have to set this stitch all the time when I want to do this satin stitch.

    • Sewing Mastery November 24, 2014 at 5:46 pm #

      A memory can hold 1 or up to 30 stitches or stitch combinations. If you want to keep a satin stitch with an altered length in memory, you can. Open the memory, select stitch #2 and adjust the length to desired length and press “mem enter” (the button with the MEM and arrow pointing to the left). Each time the memory is opened, this one stitch at its altered setting will be ready to stitch.

      Your Bernina dealer is also correct. If you just change the zig zag settings, it will be remembered while the machine it turned on even if you pick different stitches. Once the machine is turned off the settings will default back to the original settings.

      The Bernina 330 only has one memory. If you wish to use the memory for other items, the satin stitch would have to be erased and then re-entered at a later time.

  3. Polina Goranova November 24, 2014 at 11:39 pm #

    HI! LOVE your video tutorials! Just bought this beautiful machine and i am a TOTAL BEGINNER so I desperately needed some guidelines how to sew. Your videos are very clear!
    Do you have a video that gives some tips on what type of needles should be used for different fabrics? For instance, I would like to sew on chiffon or very thin silk and I was wondering if the standard needle is good enough? Or shall I get a thiner one?
    Thank you very much in advance!

  4. Marcene Powell December 4, 2014 at 4:31 am #

    Dear Gina:
    Thank you for the great tutorial on threading the Bernina 330!
    Do you know if Bernina has an actual hard copy diagram for threading the Bernina? I am having trouble actually seeing what you are discussing,
    Thank you for your help with this inquiry.

    • Sewing Mastery December 6, 2014 at 5:29 pm #


      In the users manual for the 3 series machine there is a basic threading diagram on page 14.

  5. MarleneDahlgren December 8, 2014 at 11:39 pm #

    I just purchased the bernina 330 and when I turn it on I get a very loud buzzing sound. Is this something I can fix from the comfort of my home or do I need to return it to the dealer?

    • Sewing Mastery December 10, 2014 at 4:13 pm #


      There is probably not a need to a trip to the dealer, simply turn off the bobbin winder. These machines have a separate motor to wind bobbins that is activated when the bobbin winder stop is pushed over and stops when the bobbin is full. However, if there is no bobbin…it never gets full. 99% sure that is what you are describing.

  6. Mary Ann January 21, 2015 at 10:19 pm #

    I have a 330 model. I continually have issues with the bobbin thread turning into knots on the reverse of the fabric when I sew. I’ve made sure it winds clockwise but it seems that the housing for the bobbin comes loose after a few stitches. I’ve cleaned it and replaced it many times today and still can’t get a stitch. Should it be looked at by the dealer–this happened while I was in a class there once and the teacher was surprised too. Many thanks.

    • Sewing Mastery January 24, 2015 at 4:07 pm #

      Mary Ann,

      We would definitely recommend that you have that looked at by a qualified BERNINA dealer. Sounds like there may be an adjustment needed.

  7. Stephanie Cloud February 2, 2016 at 12:59 am #

    I just bought the Bernina 330, took the class everything worked fine. Now can’t get the stop start button to work. What am I doing wrong?

    • Sewing Mastery February 4, 2016 at 9:11 pm #

      Hi Stephanie, As long as you are holding the start/stop button for just a sec it should work. If not you will want to check with your local Bernina dealer.

  8. Pat Doyle April 30, 2016 at 9:32 am #

    I too had the issue with the humming noise so thank you for this solution. I really think the user manual should address quite a few problems including this one. I have to say though I am delighted with the 330. It does everything I want and is a suitable replacement for my 1080 which developed a card fault after 15 years of constant use.

  9. Judy July 3, 2016 at 6:25 am #

    I’m almost 86 years old, and have difficulty with “Fast Speak” the girl who performs the tutorial talks so fast I can’t understand what she says. I have watched 3 videos tonight and still can’t understand how to select a STRETCH STITCH on my Bernina 330B and the 4 or 5 yr old manual is very hard to comprehend. I wish the contents had a page of instruction for each stitch. ie: straight stitch, stretch stitch satin stitch, etc. Frustrated.

    • Sewing Mastery July 5, 2016 at 2:44 pm #

      Hi Judy, The Bernina 330 has several stretch stitches. I would recommend visiting your local Bernina Dealer for a little hands on tutorial.

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