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Understanding Bernina Sewing Machine Shanks

by Jeremy Kocourek

Bernina sewing machines are not your average machine when it comes to presser feet. Normally when picking out a new foot, you simply have to worry about High Shank, Low Shank, Slant Shank or snap on. Bernina decided to develop their own shank systems that are not compatible with any other brand of machine.

Old Style Feet – Manufactured between 1954 and 1998
Bernina started producing the 530 Record in 1954, this is the first model that had what we call old style feet. The top of the shank has a rounded back and there is no cut-out (see figure A). In the early days of old style feet, the foot number was actually stamped into the metal of the shank. Eventually, Bernina started putting the numbers on a white sticker with black lettering on the front of the shank. During the production of old style feet machines, Bernina increased the stitch width of these machines from 4.5mm (ie-930s) to 5.5mm (ie-1001). There are some incarnations in-between as well including the optical feet. Wherever possible, Bernina had tried to make their feet backward compatible. Tweaks were made to the shank design to ensure that you could not accidentally put 4.5mm wide foot on a 5.5mm machine.

Some people say that the change in foot design from the old style to new style came because of the built-in needle threader. The new style feet allows room for the needle threader to come down and function. I haven’t been able to confirm this though.


New Style Feet – Manufactured After 1996
New style feet have red lines on the sticker and the foot number is also red, unlike the old style feet that are black. The top of the shank is squared off and has a notch cut out on the top back of the shank (See figure B). These feet are between 5.5mm and 9mm for the stitch width. Since Bernina increased the cone size on the new style feet, you can’t put the wrong size foot on your machine. You may now be wondering how to tell if a specific foot is for the 5.5mm or the 9mm machines? Bernina solved this by numbering their feet and adding one or two additional versions with a letter that follows the number, such as Edgestitch Foot #10C.


No Letter after the Number
If your new style foot has a number without a letter, it will fit your Bernina models that have the patented CB Hook and a maximum stitch width of 5.5mm. These feet can also be used on 9mm stitch width machines when a 9mm width is not needed, such as when making pin tucks with a #31 foot.
The Letter C after the Number
This indicates that the foot was made for models that have rotary hook systems and a maximum stitch width of 9mm. The ‘C’ stands for coded and refers to the sensor on the foot that tells the machine to engage the wider stitch width (this is a nice safety feature). The sole of the ‘C’ feet foot is usually wider since the 9mm machine’s feed dogs are wider. There are 2 exceptions: The 2A and 16C do not have a sensor since these feet don’t require the wider stitching.
The Letter D after the Number
The presser feet that have a D after the number are designed to work with the 8-Series (models 830 and 820) Dual Feed feature. After attaching the foot, the dual feed mechanism is positioned in the cutout on the back of the foot which engages the Dual Feed system. Bernina advises against using these feet, unless you are using the Dual Feed Feature.

Using Standard Low Shank Feet
There are 2 different adaptors available that will allow you to use standard low shank presser feet and snap on feet. Some people prefer this method instead of forking out $20-$50 per Bernina presser foot. If you have other sewing machines, it may make sense financially to invest in more low shank or snap on feet that you can take from machine to machine. If you decide to go this route, I just want to remind you that if your machine uses the presser feet with the sensors, these adaptors will not trigger those sensors.

Use Snap On Presser Feet
This snap on presser foot adaptor is available in both old style and new style. When ordering your generic snap on feet for this shank adaptor, be sure you’re ordering the correct maximum stitch width that your machine has. This is a very convenient shank since you’re able to quickly switch between many different feet without having to remove the shank.
Use Low Shank Presser Feet
Chances are if you sew, you have low shank feet laying around (or 40). This low shank presser foot adaptor is available in both old style and new style. Simply install this shank like a normal Bernina foot, and then screw your low shank foot to the shank. If you install a low shank foot onto this adaptor, be sure to test with a wide zig zag to make sure the installed foot is wide enough to accommodate your machines maximum stitch width.

I know that’s a lot of information to handle but I hope we simplified it enough to make sense!

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Jeanne Gold June 26, 2019 - 10:25 am

Hi, Jeremy, I hope you can help me. I have an Aurora 440 QE and a Snap-On Presser Foot adaptor. When I use my Snap-On feet from either my Janome 4623LE Plus or Baby Lock Ellisimo (they are interchangeable), I find many of the feet do not align properly with the hole in the sole plate and therefore are not useable.

One example is the button-hole foot (it looks like the one you have in this picture: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/snap-on-presser-feet-set-low-shank-11-piece.aspx). If attached, the needle comes down on the blue plastic portion of the foot suggesting the sole is too far forward to be used. In other cases, the opening in the foot is off-center, being a bit to the left of the sole plate hole and not allowing penetration to the entire right side of the hole. An example: the pintuck feet (all of them).

Have you come across this problem before? If so, what do you recommend? I can not afford the Bernina feet and really want to find a solution to this problem. Thank you for any suggestions you may be able to provide.

CustomerService July 2, 2019 - 10:56 am

Hello Jeanne!
I am sorry to report, this scenario is very common. Bernina snap on feet are different from the more common snap on feet, such as the one in the 5011L kit. We do not currently offer snap on feet that work with the adapters. We do, however, carry a large variety of generic feet for Bernina machines. To view what we offer for your machine, click the following link: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/bernina-440-sewing-machine-parts.aspx?filter.ptype_gmcfeed_1=%20Presser%20Feet&sort.ss_cat_sort=desc&index=1 I hope this helps.

HELENE KIRALY October 2, 2019 - 8:01 am

Hi! I have the Bernina B 480 and I’m also looking for an alternative to the pricy Bernina feet. I was thinking of buying de Bernina snap on feet (or is the low shank presser foot adapter the one compatible with my machine?) so I could use my feet from my Emerald 118 Husqvarna Viking. But reading the problem Jeanne is having with this way of doing thing… Hum… I see that unfortunalely, it doesn’t work… Is it the case ALL the time ? So, there isn’t a solution when it comes to Bernina and we HAVE TO use there pricy feet ? Why then do they sell this snap on feet ? Thank a lot!

CustomerService October 7, 2019 - 10:22 am

Hello Helene,

We do offer some wonderful generic options for presser feet for your machine. They can be viewed via the link: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/bernina-b480-sewing-machine-parts.aspx?filter.ptype_gmcfeed_1=%20Presser%20Feet&sort.ss_cat_sort=desc&index=1

Charles swan April 13, 2019 - 1:05 pm

Hi sarah, I am Charles Swan and I have a question about the feet between the Bernina 1630 inspiration plus and the Bernina Artista 180, what feet are compatible between the two machines.

Elizabeth A Walker October 24, 2018 - 2:11 pm

I have a Bernina 1080 Special. I know it is considered an ‘Old Style” machine in terms of its feet. What adaptor would I need to be able to use the Westalee ruler and templates?


Jeremy Kocourek October 24, 2018 - 2:57 pm

Hi Elizabeth,
You would need to order this adaptor: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/presser-foot-adaptor-bernina-0019477000.aspx
You would also need to order this Westalee ruler foot: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/ruler-foot-w-3mm-arc-template-low-shank.aspx

Sarah Bridge March 20, 2019 - 2:38 pm

I have a Bernina 1020.would a presser foot from a 870 fit??? Thanks Sarah

Caralyn October 3, 2018 - 4:49 am

Hello. Old style feet question. I have an old 830 Record, the serial number begins 14, so I think it was manufactured in 1974, though I bought it in about 19192. All the feet have the stamped number, except the darning foot which has no number. Mostly, at the top they have just one lug at the top projecting to the left as you look from the front. some have a lug at both sides. Some have a white plastic ‘sticker on the front, and of these, some say Swiss Made. Others have no sticker and are just bare metal. Can anyone tell me what is the difference between these? I’d love to know. And as all the Old Style feet available on line seem to have the double lug configuration, can I assume that they are right for my lovely machine? Thanks

Melinda April 7, 2018 - 7:50 am

I have an 810.. whats shank is it. I need feeet to go with it, but would like to use for other machines.

Chell March 26, 2018 - 10:11 pm

Sarah, I have a Bernina 1130 for which my local Bernina dealer says there is no ruler foot. The Clarity website indicates that their ruler foot will work for the old style Bernina with an adapter. Would that be your Presser Foot Adapter, Bernina #0019477000? Thank you for your help. Chell

Kay March 3, 2018 - 3:45 pm

Does the knee lifter from the 830 also fit the 820?

Sarah March 6, 2018 - 11:30 am

Unfortunately, I do not know if the 830 knee lifter is compatible with the 820.

Gail May 30, 2019 - 3:09 pm

I have a bernina 830. Years ago I bought a 2 sole walking foot with seam guides part ch8266

I think they sold me the wrong one cause it won’t work correctly. Any cheap fixes?


CustomerService June 3, 2019 - 10:25 am

We do not offer replacement parts for walking feet; however, if you are in need of a new walking foot, we do offer a few options that are compatible with the Bernina 830 (Record): https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/bernina-830-sewing-machine-parts.aspx?sort.ss_cat_sort=desc&keywords=walking%20&index=1

Lynette February 25, 2018 - 2:43 pm

Hi I have a Bernina 910 and just ordered a P60446 walking foot for it as it said this would fit. Will this be okay? How does it differ from the P60445?

Sarah March 12, 2018 - 9:41 am

Hi! The difference is the compatibility. We can guarantee that the P60446 will work with your machine. We cannot guarantee that the P60445 will work with your machine.

Maria February 20, 2018 - 2:15 pm

I own a Bernina activa 135. I would like to do ruler work for free motion quilting. What do I need to be able to do so on my Bernina activa 135?
Thank you very much for your assistance.

Sarah March 2, 2018 - 4:14 pm

Hi! You would need to purchase a Bernina Ruler Foot from a local Bernina dealer.

Ann Way February 10, 2018 - 4:35 pm


I have a Bernina 1008 and am trying to attach the zipper foot. I do not see a way to attach the zipper foot toe the presser shaft. There is no way for it to latch on. Should I get a new presser foot?

Thank you for your help.

Ann Way

Sarah February 16, 2018 - 2:44 pm

Hi, Ann – are you trying to attach a snap on zipper foot?

Laura Elizabeth Voigt August 3, 2019 - 11:09 pm

Will this work on a bernina B790

Jennifer March 2, 2018 - 2:06 pm

Hi . I have a bernina 1001 and would like to start doing free motion embroidery . Is the number 24 foot compatible with this model. I also have a Bernina Record which I love would the 24 foot also fit this machine.
Many thanks

Sarah March 12, 2018 - 10:16 am

Hi! I don’t believe the #24 will fit your machine because your machine uses Old-Style feet. This Free-Motion foot is guaranteed to fit your machine: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/bernina-freehand-quilting-foot-29.aspx?variant_id=280537

Leslie Rozum February 9, 2018 - 1:35 pm

Hello! I have a Virtuoso 153 & I’m interested in doing quilting with the Westalee rulers. What number adapter from Bernina would I have to buy& what Westalee foot! I think my machine is a new style shank as my feet are numbered in red.

Sarah February 16, 2018 - 2:29 pm

Hi! Unfortunately, your machine needs to use a Bernina Ruler Foot. One should be available at your local Bernina dealer.

Pat Casado August 17, 2019 - 3:22 pm

I have been given 2 Berninas a 1090 and a 930. DO the feet interchage? And are there any other comparisons I should know about?

Jennifer Smith February 6, 2018 - 3:43 pm

Hi Sarah, I have a Bernina Artista 640 and am wonderinf if it is a low shank or high shank. I really want to start ruler work and don’t know what feet I would need.
Thsnks Jennifer

Sarah February 16, 2018 - 1:49 pm

Hi, Jennifer! Bernina feet are a little bit different – they aren’t high or low shank. Your Artista 640 machine is classified as “New Style”. Unfortunately, you would have to contact a local Bernina dealer to get a Ruler Foot for your machine. I apologize for the inconvenience.

Laura Bodkins January 30, 2018 - 7:53 pm


Hi Sarah I have a Bernina 1080 and would like to learn to quilt. What kind of quilting foot (feet) do I need to get and is my machine low or high shank?
Thank you so much for your help!!!

Sarah February 5, 2018 - 10:24 am

Hi! Bernina machines are a little different – your machine is neither high nor low shank – it’s the “Old-Style” shank. So, you can use (generally speaking) any Bernina foot labeled “Old Style”.
To start quilting, I recommend a 1/4″ Foot: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/bernina-quater-inch-guide-foot-57.aspx
and a Walking Foot: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/bernina-walking-foot-p60446.aspx
If you can afford it, it’s nice to have a Big Quilting Foot: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/bernina-freehand-quilting-foot-29.aspx
and an Edge Stitch Foot: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/bernina-edge-stitch-foot-10.aspx

cornelia January 25, 2018 - 11:54 am

Hello. I have a Bernina 765. It is a special edition manufactured in 2016/2017. Can I use a high or low or both adapter shanks? I would like to get this to reduce the cost of buying presser feet.

Sarah January 30, 2018 - 9:26 am

Hi! You can save money by using the snap on presser foot adapter: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/snap-on-foot-adapter-bernina-0060827300.aspx
The low shank presser foot adapter is not compatible with your machine.

Beth June 3, 2019 - 1:05 am

Hello. My mother gave me her old Bernina 830.(originally bought sometime in the 1970’s) Can you tell me what walking foot I need for this machine? Thank you.

Rosemary Kent January 24, 2018 - 2:14 pm

I have the newer 830 Bernina and I can’t figure out if it is a low or high shank! I’ve been looking at different quilting feet and possibly using the Westalee rulers. Thank you.

Sarah January 30, 2018 - 9:08 am

Hi! Your machine uses ‘New Style’ Bernina feet. You would use this Westalee Ruler Foot: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/ruler-foot-w-3mm-arc-template-medium-shank.aspx
You must have the adapter, as well: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/presser-foot-adaptor-bernina-0083677000.aspx

L Keith January 21, 2018 - 11:25 am

I have a bernina 220 and would like to purchase a ruler foot, i am not sure what size shank I need, can you advise? Thanks

Sarah January 23, 2018 - 1:50 pm

Hi! We do not sell a Bernina Ruler Foot guaranteed to be compatible with your machine. You would have to see your local Bernina dealer. However, we do have a Westalee Ruler Foot that may fit your machine: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/ruler-foot-w-3mm-arc-template-medium-shank.aspx
You would need to also get the adapter: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/presser-foot-adaptor-bernina-0083677000.aspx

Eileen Cole January 10, 2018 - 9:58 pm

Hi Sarah,
My mother had a Bernina she purchased in 1981 that I think was an 830 Record. I do have the serial number. Unfortunately, the machine was stolen (broke her heart) and now I am left with 10 feet, 1 adapter, an embroidery hoop and some other little things. I would like to sell them, but am not sure what machine they will fit. They are the old style (I know that, thanks to the great descriptive article) with the number stamped into the metal, and the rounded back. I was having trouble finding information about the models & their feet. Any help you can give me with the model(s) the feet will fit will be greatly appreciated. Thank you,

Sarah January 11, 2018 - 1:39 pm

Hi! The best you can do is tell a potential buyer that they need to have a machine that used old style feet. Otherwise, you can’t guarantee the feet you have will fit. I know that’s frustrating.

Susan January 19, 2018 - 12:24 am

I have an old 830 That I was given. It has no attachments. I do know that it uses the “old style”. If you still want to sale the attachments I would be interested in purchasing them. You can send a picture and the price to my email: wait_sb@hotmail.com

Wanda kelso-smith February 6, 2018 - 12:13 pm

Ellen I’m interested msg me

Susan G January 8, 2018 - 5:07 am

I have the bernina B 880 and am looking into purchasing some of the new rulers for machine quilting. I also have a ruler foot but don’t know what the shank is. High, low?

Sarah January 10, 2018 - 7:24 pm Reply
Melissa January 3, 2018 - 10:50 am

Hi, Pasha.. I have a Bernina 930 Record and just received a #2 foot for overlock stitching. What type of settings do I use with this? I thought it would help instead of zigzagging my seams since I don’t have a serger. Thanks– Melissa

Judi Creed December 31, 2017 - 2:12 pm

I have a Bernina 750. I want to purchase some quilting templets. Is my machine a high shank?

Sarah January 3, 2018 - 4:43 pm

Hi! I believe your machine uses the New Style Feet. In order to use the Westalee Sew Steady Rulers (https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/ruler-foot-w-3mm-arc-template-medium-shank.aspx), you need the #77 adapter: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/presser-foot-adaptor-bernina-0083677000.aspx

Karen December 29, 2017 - 10:51 am

Hi Sarah:
For Christmas I received a Bernina 570QE which came with 5 feet; #1Reverse pattern foot; buttonhole foot #3A; zipper foot #4; #5 blind stitch; open embroidery foot #20 and a BSR. I basically quilt (just new to it) and want to do stitch in the ditch and I presume I need a walking foot to do this?? what do I need?

Sarah December 29, 2017 - 2:23 pm

Hi, Karen! You can use a Walking Foot (https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/generic-bernina-walking-foot-50n.aspx), or you can use an Edge Stitching Foot to do stitch in the ditch work: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/bernina-edge-stitch-foot-10n.aspx

Trina December 21, 2017 - 9:08 am

Hi Sarah,
I recently purchased the Bernina 330. Will mainly sew with lycra. Can you please advise what presser foot is needed for this type fabric?

Sarah December 21, 2017 - 4:07 pm

Hi, Trina! I like to use a Walking Foot and I decrease my presser foot pressure. We have a Walking Foot for your machine here: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/generic-bernina-walking-foot-50n.aspx

Tanya Townsend December 14, 2017 - 1:44 pm

Hi, trying to buy a new walking foot for my Bernina B580E, could you tell me if it has a 9mm width opening? Thank you

Sarah December 18, 2017 - 12:28 pm

Hi! We do not currently have a 9mm Bernina Walking Foot guaranteed to fit your machine. I’m so sorry.

Christopher December 14, 2017 - 2:04 am

I’ve seen some old style feet for sale with 1 of the side tabs missing, pictures look like it was designed that way. It would be the right tab if installed in the machine. What is the story on these feet? They appear to have the numbers as part of the casting.

Sarah December 18, 2017 - 11:41 am

Hi! May I have the model of your Bernina?

Christopher December 19, 2017 - 11:55 pm

Model 817

Sarah December 20, 2017 - 9:16 am

I asked the original publisher of this post if he was familiar with what you described. Some of the “new style” feet have ‘1 tab’, like this: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/bernina-freehand-quilting-foot-29n.aspx

JEANETTE Polk December 26, 2017 - 11:56 am

I need to find a 1/4 inch foot for my bernia model 930

Sarah December 29, 2017 - 2:04 pm

Hi! This is the 1/4″ Foot for your Bernina 930: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/bernina-quater-inch-guide-foot-57.aspx

Ginna December 8, 2017 - 8:54 am

I have a bernina nova purchased in 1981. I cannot for the life of me figure out how to attach the walking foot. Help! Are there online instructions?

Sarah December 8, 2017 - 2:14 pm

Hi, Ginna! Do you know the full model number of your Bernina?

Riera Julie December 19, 2017 - 11:15 am

I have a Bernina Nova 900 also, I have the instructions for my walking foot and would be happy to pass along a copy.

Debra Kogler December 3, 2017 - 7:57 am

I have a Bernina 830 purchased in 1972. Is it considered a low shank machine?

Sarah December 4, 2017 - 10:25 am

Hi! Your Bernina is not low shank. Your Bernina uses “old style feet”. We have a list of the feet guaranteed to fit your machine here: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/bernina-830-sewing-machine-parts.aspx#filter:ptype_gmcfeed_1:$2520Presser$2520Feet

Whitney November 25, 2017 - 4:23 pm

Hello! My mom has a Bernina 807 and had asked for a walking foot for Christmas. I’m not sure which number she would be. Do you know which would be the correct for to her machine, or do you have a link to the right one? Any advice would help! Thanks!

Sarah November 27, 2017 - 5:03 pm

Hi, Whitney! This Walking Foot is compatible with your mom’s Bernina 807: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/bernina-walking-foot-p60445.aspx

Victoria Ridgeway Gillis November 21, 2017 - 8:42 am

I want to purchase snap-on adapter as well as a low shank adaptor for my Bernina 880. Could you provide a link or directions for how I might do this? Thanks!

Sarah November 21, 2017 - 10:30 am

Hi! Your machine uses the new style feet.
This is the shank for snap on feet: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/snap-on-foot-adapter-bernina-0060827300.aspx
We no longer carry the low shank adapter for new style machine. I’m so sorry.
Also, please note that the snap on feet adapter is finicky. Not all snap on feet are guaranteed to fit that adapter.

Karen November 14, 2017 - 10:19 am

Hi, can you tell me if there is a walking foot that will fit my 1630? I have an 830 and I have a walking foot that fits the 830 but it does not fit the 1630. I sometimes see people selling a walking foot and they say it fits the 830, 930, 1130, and 1630, but how can that be? My walking foot is genuine Bernina and as I said, it only fits my 830. Thank you for your help!

Sarah November 15, 2017 - 9:09 am

Hi, Karen! All the information I have says that the Bernina Walking Foot should fit both the 1630 and the 830. This is the one we sell: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/bernina-walking-foot-p60445.aspx

Karen November 15, 2017 - 12:16 pm

Thank you, Sarah! 🙂

Denise Hencmann November 6, 2017 - 11:03 am

Hello and thank you for your help, I have ordered from your company before. My issue is I have a Bernina inspiration 1630, which I have had all these years but as life gets in the way haven’t really started to use it fully until I retired three years ago. Of course I have forgotten any lessons I took originally. I am looking for the feet that would be useful to me like #23. Is that available for the satin stitch? I also would like to know more about the ‘plug in’ adaptor I have that looks like it offers more designs for the 1630. On line I have seen photos of more of these adaptors. Can I purchase them and where can I get information on how to use them?
I have a brand new grandbaby so I have been very excited and busy sewing so I can use remedial help.
Sincerely, Denise Hencmann

Sarah November 6, 2017 - 11:47 am

Hi, Denise! Thank you for being a customer and congratulations on your new grandbaby! You will definitely have many sewing projects to create for your new angel. I believe we can help you get all set up and ready to sew. The best way to find all the parts you need would be to call us at 1-888-824-1192. We will likely need to contact Bernina directly to get the adapter you need and the extra feet. Please call us anytime and we will gladly assist you. Our phone number is 888-824-1192. We look forward to speaking with you!

Liz Machin November 2, 2017 - 9:23 am

Hi. I have a Berninamatic 910. I am looking for a quilting foot and believe I can get an adaptor to make my machine compatible with the new style walking feet. What model adaptor must I look for? Many thanks. Ive read your blog with great interest. Regards, Liz South Africa

Sarah November 2, 2017 - 5:03 pm

Hi, Liz! Thank you for reading our blog! Unfortunately, you would have to contact Bernina directly for that part. I’m so sorry I couldn’t be of more help.

Glenda M Oliphant October 31, 2017 - 1:20 pm

I have a 930 and want to try quilting with rulers. Have read that the foot 72 does not work on the 930. Are there any options for quilting with rulers on the 930?

Sarah November 1, 2017 - 11:28 am

Hi! You are corrected. You would have to contact Bernina directly and buy a special ruler foot directly from them.

Catherine Middlemiss October 30, 2017 - 9:26 pm

Will the hook for a Bernina Artists 180 E fit my Bernina Virtuosa 150? Is the Virtuosa an oscillating hook?

Sarah November 1, 2017 - 11:27 am

Hi! I cannot guarantee it will fit your 180E. This is the hook for your Bernina 180: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/hook-bernina-0060767200.aspx

Abby October 26, 2017 - 10:55 pm

Hi, I dug out my mothers old sewing machine and it’s missing it’s foot (any foot). What would be ca ompatible and preferably cheapest foot for a Bernina Artista 200? Also where could I fond it? Thank you!

Sarah October 30, 2017 - 12:09 pm

Hi! We carry a large selection of presser feet for the Bernina Artista 200 here: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/bernina-200-sewing-machine-parts.aspx#filter:ptype_gmcfeed_1:$2520Presser$2520Feet

The most economical route is to buy the Snap On Presser Foot Adapter and just use snap-on presser feet: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/snap-on-foot-adapter-bernina-0060827300.aspx

Or you could just use the standard Zig-zag Foot until your ready to explore specialty feet: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/bernina-zig-zag-foot-1n.aspx

Christine Getz October 13, 2017 - 9:03 pm

Hi Sarah, I was recently lucky enough to purchase a Bernina 1130 at a local charity shop and after having it serviced, it runs like a dream. My problem is that it came without the accessories box so I only have the zig zag presser foot that was being used prior to donating. I do have a Bernina 1080 and am wondering if the feet from my 1080 will be compatible with the 1130. After reading several internet sites I am confused as to whether the 1130 is “old style” or “new style”. Also can I use snap on feet with the 1130. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

Sarah October 16, 2017 - 10:23 am

Hi! Both of those machines use the old style feet. You can use the snap on feet with your 1130 as long as you have the snap on adapter: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/shank-bernina-0062617000.aspx

Christine Getz October 29, 2017 - 11:10 pm

Thank you for your response. Can you also tell me whether the old style Bernina feet with the numbers engraved on the shank will fit my 1130? Thank you.

Sarah October 30, 2017 - 12:10 pm

Hi! Yes, they should fit.

Sam Curtis October 12, 2017 - 3:52 pm

I have a Bernina 1260 that lost bobbins, all but two feet, along with almost my complete stash of fabric (decades in the making) in a recent flood. The only remaining feet are #1 (white label, black number) which was on the machine at the time and an original Bernina walking foot that was stored upstairs with the machine. It appears from your photos that I have an older style shank. I would like to replace the lost feet, bobbins, etc. After scouring the internet and horrified at the cost to replace 10 feet (0, 2, 3, 3A, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9) I found your site. it would appear that in order to get back to sewing/quilting purchasing a fitting shank (search of your site came up with Presser Foot Adaptor, Bernina #0019477000) and then feet would be my best option. What would you recommend? Thank you.

Sarah October 12, 2017 - 9:04 pm

Hi! I’m so sorry to hear you lost so much to a flood. You are correct – buy an adapter is the most economical route. You can use the adapter you mentioned and a snap on adapter. Snap on feet are even less expensive. This is the snap on adapter for your machine: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/shank-bernina-0062617000.aspx

Geri Richardson October 5, 2017 - 4:51 pm

I have a Bernina 180E and am contemplating one of thw Clarity ruler feet which shank adaptor would I need to accommodate this foot? Thank you so much

Sarah October 9, 2017 - 4:33 pm

Hi! Unfortunately, there isn’t a Bernina shank adapter for that foot. You might have to try Bernina’s customer service center to find a ruler foot specifically for your machine.

Mitchell October 2, 2017 - 1:09 am

Can the bobbin of the 2014 model 330 be used on the bobbin of the 1985 model 830 record (vintage)? The new 330b bobbin systems seems to jam when sewing.

Sarah October 2, 2017 - 12:34 pm

Hi, Mitchell! These are the bobbins that work with your 830: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/bobbins-bernina-10-pack-0115367000.aspx
I do see the 330 listed, as well.

Maureen Green September 11, 2017 - 12:31 pm

Hi Sarah, I have just bought the ‘cut and sew’ attachment from a lady. I have no idea if it will fit my Bernina 730. I’m not even sure if it is an older style machine manufactured before 1990 as I got the machine almost new in 1992. I’m away at present so can’t check my machine or the shank. Do you think it will fit my model?
Thank you for your help in advance.

Ellen September 11, 2017 - 1:38 pm

Hi, Maureen. If you have the Bernina 730 Record, then you need to use old style feet with the round shank (see blog post for pictures). If the cut and sew foot you purchased has a rounded shank then it should work with your 730. If it has the squared shank (see blog post for pictures) then it will not work.

Sue September 15, 2017 - 6:25 pm

I just purchased what appears to be a generic ruffler foot for my Bernina 1080 machine (which was advertised as being compatible). When stitching using either the 6 stitch or 12 stitch the fabric will not feed so I am not getting 6 or 12 stitches between each gather, but rather the stitches stitch on top of one another . Do you know which #86 foot is compatible with the 1080 machine and where to purchase.

Thank you.

Sarah September 18, 2017 - 12:05 pm

Hi! This is the Ruffler Foot that is compatible with your machine: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/bernina-ruffler-foot-86.aspx

Linda Wenzel September 5, 2017 - 4:05 pm

I owned the Embroidery Bernina 730 Machine which would be 5.5 mm and then I purchased the Bernina 830 Embroidery
machine and before that I did have a Bernina 440. I no longer have any Bernina’s. My question is that I own alot of feet
that I need to sell. So, if I remember correctly the 730 feet also fit the 830 and the 830 feet should fit all the 8 series
of Bernina Machines? Are there any other machines the new 830 feet would work on? I want to represent them correctly. If
you can help me with any additional information I would appreciate it so very much. Thank you for your time.

Ellen September 6, 2017 - 11:33 am

The best way to explain it would be to look at the shank (the top of the presser foot where it plugs into the machine), on new style Bernina feet, the back part of the shank has two squares with a gap in between. With the old style feet, the shank is round. Your Bernina machines use new style feet. Follow this link and you’ll find a list of some other Bernina machines that use new style feet: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/bernina-quarter-inch-guide-foot-57n.aspx

Linda Wenzel September 6, 2017 - 11:44 am

Thank you for your response. Have a good day.

Gloria September 4, 2017 - 10:48 am

Hi Sarah, I have a Bernina Artista 630 can presser foot 46C be used on it or what other attachment I can used to able to use it.

Sarah September 5, 2017 - 8:52 am

Hi, Gloria! We have a list of all the feet that are compatible with your machine: https://goo.gl/bFsyYr

Jackie August 28, 2017 - 12:56 pm

Hi Sarah I have a Bernini Activa 130 is it high or low shank and would a shank adapter work.? Thanks

Sarah August 30, 2017 - 8:50 am

Hi, Jackie! Your machine shank is called “new style”. It uses this snap on adapter: https://goo.gl/gPRLPA

Clarice August 13, 2017 - 6:48 pm

Hi Sarah,

I have a Bernina 1530 Inspiration and I’m trying the Bernina Walking Foot CH-8266. when i use the walking foot the stitch puckers on the bottom. If I use the regular foot there is no puckering. I have changed the needle, changed the thread and bobbin, used a variety tension settings with no luck. The walking foot doesn’t seem to work. I’ve taken it apart and can’t find the problem. put it back together and it still doesn’t work. Does anyone repair the foot?

Any help you can give me would be appreciated

Sarah August 14, 2017 - 10:19 am

Hi, Clarice! Did you purchase that Walking Foot from a Bernina dealer?

nancy zeiler August 10, 2017 - 8:28 am

I have a 1530 model Bernina sewing machine. Currently I have the “old style” walking foot which makes it very difficult to see where you are sewing when sewing “in the ditch”. I recently heard there is a new “open” walking foor that doesn’t have a cross bar so you can see exactly where the needle is coming down on your fabric. Can you tell me if there is an open toe walking foot for my machine and if so, what is the cost and where can I find it to buy it??

Sarah August 10, 2017 - 9:08 am

Hi! We have the Walking Foot Set, which includes interchangeable soles. It includes the Open Toe Sole so you can see exactly where the needle punctures your fabric: https://goo.gl/yfiLUn

Barbara Minton August 6, 2017 - 3:55 pm

I have an 1130. There are 2 feet that Pfaff makes that I would like to have. Bilevel topstitch for binding and a perfect quarter inch (which has an edge guide). Does Bernina have comparable feet or can the Pfaff ones fit my machine?

Sarah August 7, 2017 - 10:10 am

Hi, Barbara! Yes, Bernina has similar feet.
Here is a link for a Bernina foot that is comparable to the Pfaff Bilevel Topstitch: https://goo.gl/vLasjh
Here is a link for a Bernina perfect quarter inch foot with guide: https://goo.gl/4g5xeM
This page has a list of all the feet compatible with your Bernina 1130: https://goo.gl/gf6Ce6

Cynthia July 31, 2017 - 8:45 pm

HI! I have a Bernette 46… just beginning to quilt. Is there a walking foot I could get for this? If so does it need an adapter? I named my machine “Magnolia”. 🙂

Sarah August 1, 2017 - 9:03 am

Hi, Cynthia! Your machine is a standard low shank. This Walking Foot will work with your machine: https://goo.gl/U4QHYB

Rachel Porter July 30, 2017 - 10:32 pm

Will the feet from an Artista 170 work on a Bernina 830? Thanks so much…

Sarah July 31, 2017 - 9:39 am

Hi, Rachel! I can’t guarantee that they are compatible.

Elisabet Cardona July 30, 2017 - 12:42 pm

Hi Sarah, I have a Bernina 830 record. If I purchase the snap on presser food adaptor (old style) will I be able to fit any snap on presser foot? And also, what walking foot would fit this machine. I’m also interested in getting a ruler foot for this machine. Thank you so much, I’m quite confused with all the options out there.

Sarah July 31, 2017 - 9:52 am

Hi, Elisabet! If you buy the snap on presser foot adapter, you will be able to fit standard snap on presser feet (which is most of the snap ons we sell). This is the walking foot for your machine: https://goo.gl/eWwsoL
Unfortunately, we do not have the ruler foot for Bernina machines. Bernina only wants those sold at brick and mortar Bernina dealers. Do you have a local Bernina dealer?

Judy Kemp July 19, 2017 - 5:14 pm

Hi Sarah,
Currently, I have a 1630 and am interested in the #72 foot and rulers for quilting. Unfortunately, I’ve been told that this foot will not work for my machine. Have considered an adapter and trying to use Westalee Rulers. Do you have any suggestions and/or resources?

Sarah July 20, 2017 - 9:56 am

The Westalee Ruler Foot and rulers are decent. They work pretty well. I would just make sure to buy extra ruler grips for them.

Mary Donovan February 10, 2018 - 2:12 pm

I have a Bernini 1230 machine and would like to do ruler work. Is my 1230 a low shank?

Sarah February 16, 2018 - 2:39 pm

Hi, Mary! Your machine is classified as having an “Old Style” shank. To do ruler work, you would need to purchase a Bernina Ruler Foot from your local Bernina Dealer.

Sylvia Gaudet July 11, 2017 - 5:52 am

Hi Sarah, I have a Bernina Virtuosa 150 that I purchased in 1998. Is this old style or new style pressed feet. I am looking for the hemmed foot and a foot for attaching bias tape. What is the price for these?

Sarah July 11, 2017 - 9:13 am

Hi, Sylvia! Your machine uses the “new style” presser feet. We have a list of them here: https://goo.gl/on1xR6
This is the Hemmer Foot: https://goo.gl/1Q1D73
To attach bias tape, you need this adapter: https://goo.gl/gPRLPA and this foot: https://goo.gl/kQyCjr

Nancy June 28, 2017 - 4:25 pm

I have a Bernina 440qe and need an open toe foot…which do I buy? Thank you

Sarah June 28, 2017 - 4:36 pm

Hi, Nancy! This Open Toe Foot is compatible with your machine: https://goo.gl/cZW5Lg

Elizabeth June 28, 2017 - 5:32 am

Hi Sarah

I have a Bernina 1020 sewing machine so it uses old style feet. I want to buy a foot that sewing double welting/piping. What number foot is an old style double welting/cording foot for my machine, and where can I buy one please? I live in New Zealand so need a business/person that can ship to New Zealand. I look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards – Elizabeth

Sarah June 28, 2017 - 9:10 am

Hi, Elizabeth! We ship to New Zealand. To use a Double Welting Foot on your machine, you need this snap on foot: https://goo.gl/bi78fi
And this snap on foot adapter: https://goo.gl/vLmL34

Colleen June 16, 2017 - 7:29 am

Hi, Sarah. Your knowledge is priceless. I don’t think I’ve seen anyone so knowledgeable and helpful as you. So thank you for helping so many of us with theses questions. I’ve bookmarked this guide for future reference.

I have a question regarding the Bernina Teflon feet. I see some that have green teflon covering and some that have white teflon covering. Yet I can’t find anywhere which describes the difference between the two or if there even IS a difference (besides the color, of course). I own a 153QE so I know it takes the NEW style feet. I’m interesting in getting the 52 (all purpose) and 54 (zipper) teflon feet. When I first started looking into the teflon feet, the videos all demonstrated using the green feet. But when I search to buy them, the majority are white. My initial thought was that maybe the white ones aren’t ‘genune Bernina’ but I think I’ve discredited that theory. Can you help clarify this for me? Thanks so much!

Sarah June 16, 2017 - 10:22 am

Hi, Collen! Thank you for your kind words! Bernina makes them in white and green. I’m not sure why they use the two different colors.

Colleen June 17, 2017 - 9:42 am

Thank you so much!!

Sarah June 19, 2017 - 11:30 am

My pleasure!

Dorothy Simpson June 10, 2017 - 5:33 pm

I have an Artista 180 machine and would like to know what Teflon zigzag foot I need for this machine.
Thank you.

Sarah June 12, 2017 - 9:51 am

Hi, Dorothy! The only Non-Stick (Teflon) Zig Zag Foot available for your machine is this snap-on foot: https://goo.gl/NtLNZx
It’s used via a snap-on adapter, which you may already have. If not, you can purchase it here: https://goo.gl/gPRLPA

Dayle June 10, 2017 - 12:06 pm

Can I use Bernina attachments from an 830 on my 930

Sarah June 12, 2017 - 9:41 am

Hi, Dayle! Yes, you should be able to use your 830 feet on your 930 machine.

John June 5, 2017 - 7:58 pm

Hi Sarah – -my wife has a Bernina Activa 140 that is probably 15-20 years old. She is looking to buy a walking foot to quilt for our new grandchildren but is not sure what style would fit the machine. Can you advise us? Thanks, John

Sarah June 6, 2017 - 10:15 am

Hi, John! This Walking Foot will fit your wife’s machine: https://goo.gl/lPMGfO
Her machine works with all the different feet listed here: https://goo.gl/761KTE
I hope she enjoys making the quilt and congratulations on the new grandchildren!

Ginny June 4, 2017 - 1:12 pm

Good morning, I bet you have answered this question a hundred times. Please me more time and I will print out your response and tape it to my Bernina 73o artista. Does it have a high or a low shank? I don’t have others to compare it to…….I’m looking for a #30 pintuck foot if you just happen to know if they exist for my machine. Thank you in advance.

Sarah June 5, 2017 - 9:27 am

Hi, Ginny! Bernina has their own special shank system. Instead of the high or low shank system, they use “old style” and “new style”. Your 730 Artista is the “New Style”. I don’t currently have a #30 Pintuck Foot, but I will see if I can find it for you. In the meantime, we have these presser feet for your machine: https://goo.gl/dcEGj2

Sarah June 5, 2017 - 10:53 am

Hi, Ginny – We looked into the #30 Pintuck Foot. Unfortunately, we are not able to obtain it from our suppliers. We only carry the Pintuck Feet listed on the link I shared with you earlier. I apologize for the inconvenience.

Patricia May 31, 2017 - 8:54 pm

I have a Bernina Record 730. Is there a Double Welting presser foot that would work with my machine? If so, would I need an adapter? Thanks for your help.

Sarah June 1, 2017 - 9:02 am

Hi, Patricia! Yes, you can use this Double Welting Foot: https://goo.gl/pNFCls as long as you have this snap-on adapter: https://goo.gl/L4pRI6

Jean May 26, 2017 - 11:03 pm

Hi Sarah. I have a Bernina Virtuosa 153QE and have recently purchased the ruler foot for it. I was of the understanding that my machine is considered low shank and so I purchased some Westalee rulers for low shank machines. My dilemma is that a few days ago, I read something that said to use only 1/4 inch thick rulers with Bernina. The Westalee rulers I bought are 3mm. Is it safe for me to use these rulers, or must I have the thicker ones? Your advice will be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!

Sarah May 30, 2017 - 9:01 am

Hi, Jean! Westalee makes rulers for long arm machines and home sewing machines. Home sewing machines are meant to use their 1/4″ rulers. That being said….as long as the ruler doesn’t slip under the ruler foot, you can use whatever you want. We were playing around with the Westalee ruler foot and used a coaster as a template and a thin acrylic ruler – just to see what would happen – and it totally worked. The big thing with the Westalee rulers and the ruler feet is just to make sure there is no risk of the ruler slipping under the foot. Thankfully, the Westalee foot is designed to be height-adjustable. But, if the ruler slips under the foot, not only will you damage your machine, but you could injure yourself. Safety first and good luck!

Angeline May 26, 2017 - 9:51 pm

Hi Sara , I just got my first Bernina it’s a Bernina 350 PE .My question is my machine a high shank or low shank ?

Sarah May 30, 2017 - 8:53 am

Hi, Angeline! Your machine uses the “new style” shanks. We have a list of all the feet compatible with your machine here: https://goo.gl/lhFh9p

melinda oliver May 16, 2017 - 2:10 am

Hi I just wanted to drop you a note regarding feet for Bernina. I have a circa 1970’s record 830, a 1230 from 1990 and a new 350. There are actually 3 kinds of feet. The feet on my 830 will not work on the 1230, some of the 1230’s will however work on the 830. They are referred to as really old style, old style and new style. I am not sure where the cutoff point is but I would guess with the ending of the 930 era. Hope this helps someone to keep them from buying the wrong thing. There are several places online that explain this with pics better than I just did.

Sarah May 16, 2017 - 8:47 am

Thank you so much for that information!

Sue May 2, 2017 - 11:29 am

My daughter has an old Bernina 530 Record with many, many presser feet. I just bought her a used 1005 with no extra presser feet. Can the old feet be adapted for her new machine?

Sarah May 3, 2017 - 9:19 am

Hi, Sue! Her 530 feet should work with her 1005 machine.

Christine Van Tassel April 27, 2017 - 9:15 pm

Hello, thank you for this informative site and your videos. I have a Bernina 125 and Bernina 145 and fortunately have the new style adapter to use snap on feet that came with one of them. I can tell by testing my Singer (7444)’s feet that the needle does not clear them even though the appear to snap on and “fit” nicely. What type of snap on feet should I look for to be sure they are a true fit with my Bernina low shank new style adapter? Another site mentioned that some Janome feet fit so long as they are not for oscillating rotary hook machines, but I’m still a little boggled because I’m not well-versed in Janome model numbers. I sure can tell I need to steer clear of Singer’s feet (unless I only want them to work with my Singer and even then my model # isn’t listed for many of them). I’d love to get an assortment of rolled hem feet for starters and prefer to use my Berninas. What feet do you carry that would fit and work well? My max stitch width as far as I can tell on these (oscillating hook) machines is 5.5mm. And if the news is bad (I hate to shell out for one foot just to learn/experiment) I would take a recommendation for the Singer 7444 instead.

Christine Van Tassel April 27, 2017 - 9:17 pm

Sorry, I meant to say I’d hate to shell out just to buy a single (quite expensive) Bernina foot for a rolled hem if I can use my adapter with a variety instead.

Sarah May 2, 2017 - 10:50 am

Hm…. Would you mind sending us a picture of your machine with the snap on presser foot in place so I can visualize where the needle is landing? Our email is info@sewingpartsonline.com

Diana April 24, 2017 - 7:10 am

Good morning Sarah, I have alot of presser feet from my old Bernina 1230. I recently bought the Bernina QE770. How can I fit my old feet onto the new machine? I have so many and I don’t want to waste them.

Sarah April 24, 2017 - 7:53 am

Hi, Diana! Unfortunately, from what I can tell, they are not compatible.

Hien May 24, 2017 - 9:37 am

Hi Sue,

I am looking a set of feet for my 1230 (got the machine from neighbor but they misplace), would you sell them to me?


Sue April 22, 2017 - 2:29 pm

Hi Sarah, I have the Bernina 630E and I wanted to play using different feet, for some reason I can not remember how to pop the foot off? Can you help?

Sarah April 24, 2017 - 7:44 am

Hi, Sue! Here is a video showing how to remove the foot. I hope it helps! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5v2NOCIGt8

Fern April 17, 2017 - 9:44 am

I have a model 802 – I can instal the old style zipper foot but I can’t remember how to with the needle fro side to side!

Sarah April 20, 2017 - 11:54 am

Hi! To move the needle position, try adjusting your stitch width. Good luck!

Gail April 14, 2017 - 8:23 pm

Hi. I have a Bernina q20 and want to buy some rulers. Is the shank considered low or high for this machine?

Sarah April 20, 2017 - 11:56 am

Hi, Gail! I don’t have much information on long arm machine. Would you mind giving our customer service team a call? They may be able to find more information from the manufacturer. Our number is 888-824-1192

Suze April 11, 2017 - 9:35 pm

Does genuine Bernina Walking Foot #008969.71.00 fits a Bernina Virtuosa 153QE? Please enlighten me. Thanks!

Sarah April 20, 2017 - 11:58 am

Hi, Suze! Yes, that walking foot does fit the Bernina Virtuosa 153QE.

Gail April 8, 2017 - 8:20 am

Hi, Thank you for being so helpful…I purchased some 2nd hand Bernina feet that have the white and black label. I own an Activa 240…after examining several of the feet that I have duplicates for and even after putting them on my machine…I can’t exactly figure out what the “real” difference is. I’ve read that the stitch width is slightly larger on the new and/or the auto threader will not work with the old. Any really clear information you can shed would be appreciated since I’d like to use one of the “black and white” style feet but am now afraid to do so. Thank you in advance for clarifying…

Sarah April 10, 2017 - 11:40 am

Hi, Gail! The “new style” feet have a cutout on the back.

Lee Sedam April 1, 2017 - 1:38 pm

I have a Bernina Artista 630. Is there a couching foot that will work with it?

Penny Semberski March 27, 2017 - 8:22 pm

Hi! I recently purchased the patchwork presser foot for the Bernina 1010. Is there a way to adjust the blade fabric guide? Mine is a wee bit off and sews a little bigger than 1/4inch. Thanks for your help.

Sarah March 28, 2017 - 9:59 am

Hi, Penny! Did you buy the foot from us? Is it this one: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/bernina-quater-inch-guide-foot-57.aspx

Bruce Swinton March 21, 2017 - 8:14 pm

Just found a 1980 Bernina 830 Record Electronic in exquisite condition! I won’t mention what $ I was able to get it for ( might get hate mail … Lol). It came with a generous assortment of presser feet, but I’m interested in a couple more and don’t know if new Bernina feet are backwards compatible. Here are the “original” numbers I’d like. 003/166 Hemmer, 179 Gatherer and 152 Button presser! Can you advise please? Bruce

Sarah March 22, 2017 - 10:25 am

Hi, Bruce! Bernina did try to make their feet backward compatible wherever possible. I don’t have any information on those presser feet – can you send us a picture to info@sewingpartsonline.com?

Sharron Branum March 16, 2017 - 8:09 pm

I have an older Bernina 1008. Does it have a long or short shank?

Sarah March 22, 2017 - 8:59 am

Hi, Sharron! Your machine uses the “Old Style” presser feet. We have a list of the feet your machine can use here: https://goo.gl/NguZKg

Nita March 13, 2017 - 4:53 pm

I just received my button hole foot
A 3 written in black for my Bernina
1230. It fits very well, but it is not making my
Button holes automatically. Can you email me some information or explain to me what I might do to have it work? Nita

Sarah March 16, 2017 - 1:18 pm

Hi, Nita! We have a video here detailing how to use the automatic buttonhole foot: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/blog/how-to-use-an-automatic-buttonhole-foot/

Jeanie Brown March 13, 2017 - 8:22 am

I recently purchased a Bernina 770QE and would like to buy a presser foot adaptor. However, I could not find my machine model listed for any of the adapters. Bare thre adapters for my machine.

Sarah March 13, 2017 - 10:22 am

Hi, Jeanie! I’m almost positive your machine uses this adapter: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/snap-on-foot-adapter-bernina-0060827300.aspx
However, I’m not 100% certain. I am checking with Bernina to verify. Thank you for your patience!

Joyce La Merrill August 28, 2017 - 9:50 pm

The adapter that the Bernina store recommended is #77

Ginger March 11, 2017 - 11:18 am

Hello Sarah…..I have a 820 Bernina and I am looking for a quilting foot for straight stitching (ie. stitch in the ditch) I see that you have the big foot but it does more free stitching. Can you suggest a foot that will accomplish just what I need? I am interested, however with the big foot. It would be nice to have both. Thank you……Ginger

Sarah March 13, 2017 - 10:11 am

Hi Ginger! We have many feet for your machine listed here: https://goo.gl/b0WW49
You’ll find the Big Foot, as well as many quilting feet. I hope that helps!

Frances Dianne March 2, 2017 - 8:32 am

Hi, I have a Bernina 440QE Aurora. What shank fits my machine?

Sarah March 3, 2017 - 4:05 pm

Hi, Frances! Your machines uses the new style shanks. We have a list of compatible feet here: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/bernina-440-sewing-machine-parts.aspx#filter:ptype_gmcfeed_1:$2520Presser$2520Feet

Ruth March 2, 2017 - 6:40 am

I have a Bernina 740 manufactured around 1968. It is an industrie. That means an industrial machine. What walkng foot is right for my machine? I think I will have to buy used since my Bernina shop says the foot is out of production.

Sarah March 2, 2017 - 9:15 am

Hi, Ruth! If you’re talking about the Bernina Bernette 740E, then this walking foot is compatible: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/walking-foot-low-shank-p60444.aspx

Ruth March 4, 2017 - 1:01 pm

My machine is Bernina 740 Industrie made in Switzerland prior to 1969. It is the industrial model. It takes a round shank needle. It is older than the “old style” by one generation. It is not a 740E. Will the walking foot fit? If not, is there an adapter? Ruth

Sarah March 6, 2017 - 1:03 pm

Hi, Ruth! According to Bernina, this presser foot will work: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/bernina-walking-foot-p60446.aspx

Judy Baker March 1, 2017 - 8:17 pm

I have an 830 Record I bought new in 1976. I dropped the slide on bed and the bottom adapter broke in two. Do you have that part and if you do what is the price?

Sarah March 2, 2017 - 8:37 am

Hi, Judy! Do any of these parts look like the adapter that broke? https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/bernina-830-sewing-machine-parts.aspx#

Yvonne bullard March 1, 2017 - 3:37 pm

Hi Sarah, I have a bernina 830 machine and need a walking foot. What do you suggest?

Sarah March 2, 2017 - 8:35 am

Hi, Yvonne! We have two available. If you plan to use your walking foot every day, I recommend the https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/bernina-walking-foot-p60446.aspx
Otherwise, this one will work fine: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/bernina-walking-foot-p60445.aspx

Gladys Dresner February 24, 2017 - 11:51 pm

I have a 1976 Bernini model 830. I need a 1/4 ” foot for sewing consistent size seams. Will this work? I also need a sewing table to fit it. Do you have one?

Sarah March 1, 2017 - 11:48 am

Hi, Gladys! We don’t have a sewing table guaranteed to fit your machine, but we do have a quarter inch foot here: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/bernina-quater-inch-guide-foot-57.aspx

Lois February 5, 2017 - 12:52 pm

Hi Sarah I need a walking foot and a 1/4″ foot for my Bernini model 1031 which one should I get. Is a walking foot better with the guide I am new at quilting

Sarah February 13, 2017 - 10:19 am

Hi, Lois! You should really have both for quilting. This is this the quarter inch foot: https://goo.gl/w92Zl9
And this is the walking foot: https://goo.gl/g51WbR

Joy Horvath February 2, 2017 - 9:55 am

I have a bernina Virtuosa .I need a new wire for the needle threader. Where can I buy one?

Sarah February 3, 2017 - 8:01 pm

Hi, Joy! We have many parts for your machine here: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/bernina-150-sewing-machine-parts.aspx#
If you don’t see the part you need, please give us a call at 888-824-1192 so we may send you a parts schematic.

ESTELLA LYONS February 2, 2017 - 7:29 am


Sarah February 2, 2017 - 4:14 pm

Hi, Estella! I looked up your order and the foot controller you ordered is guaranteed to fit your Bernina.

Elizabeth Brown February 2, 2017 - 12:58 am

You are a great site and the information you give is always and you can always find an item for any machine no matter how old they are like mine from the 1973/4 I wish I was able to buy mire from y
as they are perfect for my Janome New Home I bought in the 1970’s , but the getting the items in to the UK and having to pay so much import duty stopped me buying several I saw you do but I do like to see your Videos of how and what to do on my sewing machine, and how to use them properly So please keep Sewing parts part of our lives , as with out you I would be lost for information. I hope may me when UK leave EU maybe trade will become so much more easier between your country and ours. As think we both countries could do well together thank you best wishes Elizabeth

Judy Elkins February 1, 2017 - 8:23 pm

I have a Bernina 1230. What is the shank on that machine?

Sarah February 3, 2017 - 7:53 pm

Hi, Judy! Your machine uses the Old Style shanks. Here is a selection of some that fit your machine: https://goo.gl/bpmDe0

susan rowley February 1, 2017 - 8:18 pm

i have the bernina 1008 what walking foot do i need ?

Sarah February 3, 2017 - 7:50 pm

Hi, Susan! This walking foot is compatible with your machine: https://goo.gl/ZXZZyv

Mary February 1, 2017 - 8:08 pm

Hi Sarah, Some of my older feet have only one peg at the side of the shank top while others have two. What is the difference? Since they are both old style are they interchangeable? Thank you, Mary

Sarah March 3, 2017 - 4:07 pm

Hi, Mary! I’m having trouble visualizing your presser feet. Would you terribly mind sending me a picture to Sarah @ sewingpartsonline.com?

Brenda February 1, 2017 - 2:41 pm

I have the old 530 Record machine. Which walking foot would I need and do I need an adapter?

Sarah February 3, 2017 - 7:43 pm

Hi, Brenda! This walking foot is compatible with your machine: https://goo.gl/ZXZZyv and it does not need an adapter.

Judith February 1, 2017 - 1:26 pm

I have a Bernina Minimatic 807. What walking foot is available for this beauty?

Sarah February 3, 2017 - 7:41 pm

Hi, Judith! This walking foot is compatible with your machine: https://goo.gl/ZXZZyv
In addition, we have these feet available for your machine: https://goo.gl/SjsuKV

Sandra Affholter January 30, 2017 - 5:46 pm

I have a Bernini 1090 Quilter. What walking foot do I need.?

Sarah January 31, 2017 - 4:18 pm Reply
Pasha Smith January 30, 2017 - 8:46 am

Hi, I have a Bernina 932 that I bought around 1984. It is a great (though heavy) machine, and every time i’ve had it serviced over the last 15 years, the repair guy has said”If you ever want to sell this machine, I have a list of people who’d like to buy it!”. I have recently started quilting and I want to get a walking foot for my machine. On my presser feet the number is stamped into the metal, which I gather means old style.. Looking at your site, Which walking foot do you think I need: Walking Foot, Bernina #P60445 or Walking Foot w/Guide, Bernina #P60446. I gather these are not “genuine” Bernina parts, but are made by another supplier. It looks like the genuine Bernini walking foot you sell is for new style machines. Anyway, what’s the difference (other than $22) between the P60445 and the P60446? They don’t look much different in the pictures and the write-up is about the same. What is the difference? Do I need an Old Style Adaptor 006261700 for the walking feet? Thanks for your help, Pasha Smith

Sarah February 1, 2017 - 8:34 am

Hi, Pasha! The p60445 is generic brand and is thus less expensive. You would not need an adapter.


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