It arrived!!!! I was able to pick up my Bernina 330 and it is beautiful! I took it out of the box and read through the manual so I could start sewing. But I will go into the sewing details in my next post.
The foot control has a self storing cord which is really nice for transportation. It has an LED sewing light as well as a vertical and horizontal spool pin. I purchased the slide-on table so that I would have more room for bigger projects but you would not need this. It has a front load bobbin as well as a bobbin thread cutter, a cutter by where the bobbin is wound, and a cutter by the table. In my few days of sewing, I have found all three of the cutters very beneficial. It also has a needle threader which was confusing at first but very neat now that I know how to use it (it only took probably 3 times of using it to get the hang of it).
It comes with the presser feet separate from the shaft which makes it easier to change the presser foot, but I am pretty sure that new feet that I purchase will be one whole piece. It has 40 different stitches, which includes one button hole, one alphabet, and 19 decorative stiches as well as the utility stitches. It has adjustable length and width for each stitch.
Some of the features I really like are the 9 needle positions and the needle stop up/down button. I’m sure many machines have these features, but considering the Kenmore did not, I am enjoying the luxury of them. It also has a speed control as well as a start/stop button. The memory will hold 30 characters and has a pattern end button so it will automatically stop sewing at the end of the pattern that you put into the memory.
There are arrows on the machine showing you exactly where to guide the fabric for winding the bobbin as well as threading the needle. The screen is very easy to read and just as easy to tell which stitch you are on. All of the basic stitches are on the machine and then you would just need the stitch pattern summary card or your manual for any stitches that are not displayed.