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Message Board > Sewing Machines > changing Bernina Presser Feet? ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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changing Bernina Presser Feet?
Since the Bernina Feet are not snap ons are they difficult to change?
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Date: 5/25/13 8:51 AM

I like the snap-on feet I have accumulated for my Brother SE 270 D. I've was thinking about getting a Bernina for my next machine, but heard their feet are not snap-ons. I hate to mess with the screwdriver on the few feet which do not snap-on my machine. Bernina owners please tell me about your experience changing feet.

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Date: 5/25/13 8:53 AM

Easy, easy, easy. (and I've owned some Janomes with snap-on feet...)

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Date: 5/25/13 8:59 AM

You do not need a screwdriver to attach Bernina one-piece feet to the machine. In fact, you can hold the foot and attach it with one hand. Bernina's superior one-piece feet are one of my favorite aspects of owning a Bernina sewing machine. I've owned Janomes, Elnas and Kenmores in the past and as far as I'm concerned, their feet can't even begin to compare. Bernina feet are pricey, though.

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Date: 5/25/13 9:00 AM

Nothing could be easier than changing feet on a Bernina (modern). The feet can be changed using only one hand.

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Date: 5/25/13 9:11 AM

I love my Bernina feet. They are very easy to change with one hand. There is a little lever to the left of the cone that holds the foot. You push up to take off the feet and push down to secure the foot on.

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Date: 5/25/13 9:18 AM

The feet are very easy to put on, and you really can't fail. There is a "cone shape" on the shank of the machine, and that seats down into the inverted cone shape drilled into the shank of the foot. Then you just swing a little latch down from the machine shank, to under a dimple in the side of the foot shank. The fit is very precise, solid and trustworthy. It is nothing to fear. I have owned a Singer, Kenmore, Janome, Babylock and have used Brother's-- and I have no difficulty or dismay with Bernina feet. And yes...it is nice to quit "screwing around"...LOL...

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Date: 5/25/13 10:06 AM

A video may show just how easy it is:

Attaching the foot

Speaking of screw drivers, the Bernina sewing plate clips on-- no screwdriver required.


The only thing that's remotely fiddly about a Bernina is the bobbin, which is particularly tricky to get installed when the sewing table is being used.

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Date: 5/25/13 10:45 AM

If you find you really need to use those snap-on feet, there are adapters for Bernina.

Here is a bit of an overview.

You can ask the dealer if there is such an adapter included with which ever model you are interested in. Expect them to discourage the use of another brand of snap-on foot.

Test drive a few other brands of machines as well to see what will best suit your needs and not necessarily just the ability to switch accessories.



-- Edited on 5/25/13 10:55 AM --

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Date: 5/26/13 10:48 PM

The biggest problem with Bernina feet is that they can be addictive. I look for excuses to buy a new style. I have a wish list for my husband (yes, they can be pricey) so he has ideas for birthdays, etc. Every so often I take the wish list, cross off a foot listed on it, and tell him, "I don't need that one any more." I don't tell him that that's because I just bought it myself.

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Date: 5/27/13 11:16 AM

EASIER than snap on, one-handed. I'm very right-handed, and I put most feet on with my left hand. I put the walking foot on with my right. Pops on and off fast, so I use it when I should.

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