This machine is a strong workhorse which will serve you well for many years to come. Bernina are so confident of the longevity of this machine that it comes with a seven year guarantee.
The Bernina PE (Patchwork Edition) comes with a lot of extras making it especially good value.
As you might expect one of the many accessories which are included is a patchwork foot.
Also included is the totally invaluable walking foot and an extension table meaning you can get started on your project straight away.
The machine has a vast selection of inbuilt stitches with 20 utility stitches, 52 decorative stitches 11 quilting stitches Two memory buttonholes and a full range of automatic lettering and font.
It is incredibly easy to select each different stitch in the LCD screen but what really makes this machine so outstanding is its ease of use, smooth running and accuracy whether you are a beginner or experienced sewer.
Take a look at the machine on Jaycotts web site, and if you want more information or to try it out just give them a call, contact details are below Bernina 350PE at Jaycotts
The Bernina 350 PE comes with a whole range of accessories and features
• Dust cover
• Extension Table
• Foot control & power cord
• Foot: Automatic Buttonhole
• Foot: Blind Hem
• Foot: Even Feed - Walking Foot
• Foot: Overlock
• Foot: Patchwork
• Foot: Regular Zig Zag
• Foot: Zipper
• Knee Lifter
• Lint Brush
• Screw Drivers
• Seam Ripper
• Spool Caps
• Thick Fabric Compensator
The bobbins are extra large which comes in handy as one bobbin usually lasts through a project.
The instruction book is clear, concise and very easy to follow.There are plenty of accessories included with it including a walking foot which I use a lot. One small touch which I like is that there is a stitch pattern summary card which slots into the handle and which makes choosing a new stitch easy.
The walking foot has different soles for normal sewing, stitching in the ditch and quilting and comes with seam guides for accurate sewing.
The machine comes with a supply of tools and different feet, dependant on which model you choose. Extra feet can be purchased once you decide which ones you will actually use. I needed an invisible zipper foot and an overedge foot, which I find is a great alternative to the overlocker especially when you don't have overlock thread in the correct colour
The machine has many functions which many other machines do not have:-
• Auto needle stop up / down: ideal for pivoting fabric at corner points etc
• Automatic Memory Buttonhole
• Built-in carry handle
• Built-in needle threader
• Built-in sewing light
• Knee operated presser foot
• Large LCD screen
• Maximum sewing speed: 900 stitches per minute
• Memory function to recall frequently used stitch combinations
• Really easy touch button stitch selecting
• Sleeve arm facility to sew round trouser bottoms - sleeves - cuffs etc.
• Slide on/off Extension Table
• Smooth - low vibration running
• Solid metal chassis
• Speed limiter for more accurate control
• Stitch length and width are automatically selected for you - can be changed if required
• Stop/start button use with / without its foot control
• Supplied with Walking Foot
• Thread cutter conveniently positioned
• Twin needle facility
• Variable needle position for easier zip insertion piping etc
• Variable stitch length
• Variable stitch width
• Weight approx 10kg
I love the ease at which the machine does beautiful embroidery, there are never any snapped threads with this machine, even when sewing at speed. I do recommend using an embroidery needle though, and sewing with specialist embroidery threads,
You will need different needles for each type of sewing and Jaycotts have all you could ever need from twin needles to ball point and embroidery - and everything in between! Take a look at the selection Sewing Machine needles
And don't forget that you need thread too. Please don't spend a lot of money on your new machine and spoil your project with inferior thread, choose the best and you will be guaranteed good results. Gutterman is popular with most sewers . In these pages you will find all the threads you need Machine Threads
I use fabrics from Minerva crafts Fabrics and highly recommend them for all of your sewing projects
Choosing a sewing machine is very personal so take a look at the range of Bernina Sewing machines Bernina Sewing Machines and think about what sort of sewing you do. If you are a sewing newbie I would recommend choosing a machine you can grow into, one with some functions which you could see yourself using in the future. If you choose a very basic machine you will soon wish that you had purchased one which had more functions!
I do recommend contacting Jaycotts to discuss the best machine at the best price for you. There are lots of machines to choose from so If you have any queries give them a ring on 01244 394099 They are very friendly and knowledgeable. They will talk to you about the different machines on sale and help you to choose one which best suits your needs and your budget. They also sell overlockers and Horn cabinets which are to die for . I love to be organised and tidy so anything which stores things neatly really rocks my boat.
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