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How do I adjust the presser foot shank on the Bernina 790

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Difficult to understand your question. Why would you need to adjust a presser foot shank? It should either work on your machine or not. If it is the wrong presser foot, then you should get the correct one. The only adjustments I've heard being made on Bernina presser feet is to adapt a presser foot for an older machine to a newer machine, or vice versa. That involves making a permanent modification to the latch apparatus.

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Does my artista 170 have a low shank or a high shank?


Your Artista takes the Bernina foot. A regular presser foot will not work on your Bernina because the attachment mechanism is specific. Be sure to check with your Bernina dealer because there are old style and new style presser feet, and you need to get the right ones for your Artista.

Presser feet for every purpose

Even if you purchase a generic presser foot, you need to be sure you get the Bernina shank(or adapter if it is a snap-on). http://www.nancysnotions.com/product/bernina+shank+adaptor+.do


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Mar 06, 2018 | Sewing Machines

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I have a Bernina 1030. When I put a presser foot #57 on the needle hits the presser foot. The presser foot covers the wide hole in the back.


Hm, I'm at a loss here unless the presser foot you have is not the correct one for your machine. I believe some presser feet for older Berninas may not work on the 1030-1230 machines. If you have the original #37 1/4" foot for your machine, you might compare the differences between the two feet and you might see where the problem lies.

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FWIW, I have both the #37 and #57. The #57 (or actually any of the 1/4" presser feet that are touted as "accurate 1/4") really does not solve the "scant 1/4" seam" for quilting because it still makes a 1/4" that is too wide. The best method I've found is to set a ruler under the presser foot. Set it so the needle tip rests lightly on the 1/4" mark and then mark the outside edge of the ruler with painter's tape on the needle plate. Then use the edge of the painter's tape as your 1/4" edge. If you find your 1/4" is still not "scant" enough, move the painter's tape a tinge until you get it where you want it.

https://www.connectingthreads.com/tutorials/How_to_Sew_an_Accurate_Quarter_Inch_Seam_Allowance__D95.html

Dec 08, 2017 | Bernina Sewing Machines

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Is bernina 930 a low shank or high shank machine


Bernina has feet that are specific to their machines only. They have old and new style feet depending when the machine was made. You cannot put generic low, high, slant or snap on feet on a Bernina sewing machine.

Jul 13, 2017 | Bernina Sewing Machines

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Is the Bernina 1230 a low shank or high shank machine?


BEWARE! Bernina machines take a special Bernina-only foot, and even the older Bernina mechanical feet will not fit the newer Berninas, and vice versa.

For the most part, your 1260 uses the old style presser foot--BUT be sure to check as there are some old style that will NOT work on your machine. (Be sure to CONFIRM whether it will work on your machine as I believe the 1260 has some specifics that will not take all old style.) Red marked presser feet are only new style (ie computerized machines). The difference is in how the presser foot is designed at the top where it attaches to the machine. Your Bernina dealer generally carries both the old and new style. BEFORE you buy, be sure to ask whether you are getting the right foot for the 1260!

Look at the top of these presser feet so you can recognize what you need. You are probably safe buying the presser feet that have the 2 pegs at the top (if it has solid peg across the top, it may not work):
http://www.sewingpartsonline.com/bernina-1260-sewing-machine-parts.aspx#filter:ptype_gmcfeed_1:$2520Presser$2520Feet

Bernina Presser Feet (presser foot guide)

You can use snap-on feet BUT you still need a Bernina Adapter in order to do so.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjY-NSbrLvUAhUr1oMKHVIDAsYQFghUMAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bernina.com%2Fen-US%2FProducts-US%2FBERNINA-products%2FAccessories%2FPresser-feet&usg=AFQjCNFMl-Fd3gweu5nM7Y9UqKmdz-fR7Q

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Jun 13, 2017 | Bernina Sewing Machines

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Which model old style cam type buttonhole attachment from Singer will fit on the Bernina 807 minimatic machine that is an equivalent to the singer featherweight that I can make keyhole buttonholes.


In my earlier response, you need a shank that is made for your Bernina 807 and Berninas made in that era. Only "Old Style" Bernina presser feet and adapters will fit your machine. No other brand will work, not Singer, not Janome, not Brother, nothing but Bernina Old Style. There are several Bernina old style presser feet. Look for presser feet with the number printed in black ink or presser feet that have the number stamped into the metal. Do not buy a Bernina presser foot with red numbers--will fit only newer Bernina machines.

If you want to use the Singer buttonholer attachment, it needs to be for a straight shank machine. You will need to have a Bernina shank adapter for your machine.
Bernina Presser Feet (down at the bottom of the page, click on the blue text that says "Bernina Shank Adapter" On the next page, scroll down to the last two items that indicate they are "Old Style." The first Old Style item is the shank adapter you would need to attach the Singer buttonholer attachment to your machine. (Am assuming it will work, no guarantees!) If it doesn't work, then you will probably not be able to use the Singer buttonholer with your Bernina machine.
This shank adapter would fit your machine:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Adapter-Low-Shank-Feet-Foot-Bernina-500-1630-Old-Style-/380397208368

If you are looking for a snap-on adapter, it needs to state that it will work with a Bernina Old Style machine, ie the old Record machines (930 Record, 830 Record, 730 Record, 707, 807 Mini, 630 Record, and 530 Record--or in other words, Berninas manufactured prior to probably 1996).

Bernina Presser Feet (down at the bottom of the page, click on the blue text that says "Bernina Shank Adapter" On the next page, scroll down to the last two items that indicate they are "Old Style." If you are looking for the snap-on, go to the very last item on the page (Old Style). This will fit your machine. Remember, if it says Old Style, it should work on your machine.

This snap-on shank will fit your machine:
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This presser foot will fit your machine:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BERNINA-ORIGINAL-20-SATIN-DECORATIVE-STITCH-FOOT-OLD-STYLE-830-1530-930-etc-/132055492681

This is an entire kit of snap-on feet with shank (included) that will work on your machine:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/20-Feet-Set-for-Bernina-Sewing-Machine-Old-Style-530-1630-Models-/381790565625

Here is a kit of snap-on feet with shank (included) as well as the buttonhole attachment you were asking about:
17 Feet Set for Bernina Sewing Machine Old Style eBay
Although, I believe you will be able to make only straight buttonholes with this buttonhole attachment.

Hope this helps.

Jan 07, 2017 | Singer Sewing Machines

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What model singer buttonhole attachment will fit a Bernina 807 minimatic machine. This question was asked but I can't find the answer.


Most likely a Singer presser foot will not attach to your Bernina. They are not interchangeable.

You can also probably use something like this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOImaKwv4fU
but you need to purchase a snap-on shank adapter for your Bernina, like this:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/PRESSER-FOOT-SNAP-ON-SHANK-ADAPTER-BERNINA-OLD-STYLE-530-1630-0062617000/282290526069?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D40807%26meid%3D4fe9a7b6fca84bb3adef4f466cc8776f%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D401187382421

Or, are you talking about the presser foot? Bernina #033? You can usually find a replacement through eBay, or even purchase a snap-on shank and pick up a snap-on buttonhole foot. But, if you have another zig-zag foot or open-toe presser foot, you can probably get by with using it as long as you can see your marks on the fabric when you stitch.

If you are actually referring to a buttonhole attachment like what is available for new machines, you may be out of luck. Probably not any available for this older model. The automatic buttonhole attachment usually has a sensor that your machine does not accommodate and the buttonhole attachments have a different shank that will not work on the older machines.

However, the buttonhole dial on your machine should work just fine. You just need to do more pre-work, ie measuring the button and marking the buttonholes on the fabric before stitching them. Even if the machine is only a zig-zag, buttonholes can still be done on them. Just be sure to practice a few buttonholes on scrap fabric before trying them on your garment. Get the stitch length so the zig-zag stitch has no gaps between threads but also does not overlap the thread next to it. Also, check that the tension does not cause the fabric to pucker (be sure to use a stabilizer between the fabric to prevent the fabric from stretching or distorting).

Button hole MPG (good tutorial)

807 Manual:
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0ahUKEwidgJqA1rDRAhVU7WMKHbfsAfUQFggcMAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bernina.com%2Fen-US%2FSupportData%2FOut-of-Print%2FBERNINA_807_810_817_manual&usg=AFQjCNFNJyvVESPeSjAOPQT2cX5Z3rclbw&cad=rja (pg 27-28)

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Model 60-7000M. All works except foot rest. It will not close. Help!


Not sure what you mean by foot "rest." If it is presser foot, then you may not have the correct presser foot for your machine (basically, there are 3 types--low shank, high shank, & slant shank). Usually, there is also a pressure adjustment for the presser foot that increases the amount of pressure applied to the fabric and feed dogs. Consult your owner manual. Pressure adjustment is usually either a dial, a plunger type on the top left of the machine (pushing down increases the pressure--push down on the outer ring to release it), or a screw at the very top of the presser foot bar (sometimes under the top lid).

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Dec 29, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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Can I use my Bernina Activa 145 walking foot on a Bernina Bernette715?


I'm guessing, but don't think they are interchangeable. From what I've read, the Bernette is actually made by Janome. It appears that the Bernette uses snap-on presser feet and also has a low-shank. The Bernina 145 uses a special peg-in-a-hole design to attach to the machine, although snap-on feet can be used on Bernina machines with a special snap-on adapter. But from the photos, I could locate on the internet, it appears the shank on the 145 is longer. If still in doubt, contact a Bernina dealer.

http://www.sewingpartsonline.com/bernina-145-sewing-machine-parts.aspx

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I have a Bernina Bernette serger 004D/004 and the presser foot has fallen off the machine can I fix this myself?


The presser foot is a 2 piece thing, remove the foot, then remove the top bit that the foot attaches to (the shank). Look at the bottom of the shank while pressing the little lever or button on the back of it, you will see how the foot attaches to the shank.

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