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For sale - Bernina edgestich foot for Activa, Virtuosa, Aurora, 3, 4, 5 series

Sewingforfun

For sale £15 including postage, the edgestitch foot (10) in the 008 series of feet for Bernina Activa, Virtuosa, Aurora, 3, 4, and 5 series machines. It has the narrow prongs and the notch at the back at the top. New and in its box.

This does not fit the 1008!
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So Chic

I have this foot and it's one I use constantly so can recommend it.
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Sewingforfun

Just giving this a bit of a boost with some pictures. I am assured by two separate dealers that despite not having the flat front plate or the red label, this really is a new-style fitting for the Activa, etc, with the notch at the back. I think it was a very early iteration of the new style before they added the plate (if you look inside the new style fittings, it still has the prongs, just covered by the plate). The leaflet is dated 96/6 (presumably June 1996).

It definitely does not work with the 1008. You can attach it, but the foot itself is the wrong shape, and the needle hits the "instep" of the foot on the 1008.  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]    [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]    [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  
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Gernella

I've got an Activa 215 and wouldn't mind it but could I check I don't have already.  Is it a No 10 foot.  I'm a bit vague because I bought quite a few feet when I bought  the machine based on whether I thought I'd need them and since it doesn't get used that often I don't know if that is one I bought.  If someone else wants it, let it go.
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Sewingforfun

I've got an Activa 215 and wouldn't mind it but could I check I don't have already.  Is it a No 10 foot.  I'm a bit vague because I bought quite a few feet when I bought  the machine based on whether I thought I'd need them and since it doesn't get used that often I don't know if that is one I bought.  If someone else wants it, let it go.

Yes it's the 10 and of course you can check!!
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Sewbusy


A couple of links which may be of help in determining if you have the correct Edgestitch foot for your Bernina 1008

https://www.franknutt.co.uk/machine-accessories/bernina-feet-accessories/bernina-sewing-machine-accessories

https://www.bernina.com/en-US/Accessories-US/Presser-Feet/Hems-and-topstitching/Edgestitch-foot-10

So, you need a 10 A foot.

Hope that helps.


Gernella

Had a look @Sewbusy  and yes I do have it.  I have to admit that until I saw a video on line last night, I had no idea how to use it or what it was for.  The machine I bought was an unwanted competition prize and they had taken all the feet that came with it other than the basic foot.  I went on a buying spree over a few months, instead of waiting until I actually wanted the foot.

£15 is a good price though, Bernina feet are a bit extortionate. 
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Sewingforfun

Just to be clear: the foot for sale is definitely the NEW style that fits Activa, etc. (even if it doesn't entirely look like it - see below for why this is). And @Gernella OK, I hope you enjoy it now that you know what it looks like!! I've ordered myself another from Frank Nutt that they promise will fit my 1008 for real.

@Sewbusy - thanks for the links, but it is a tad(!!) more complicated than that as I have discovered, not least as the "A" feet are not always labelled as such. I had long discussions about this particular foot with both the nice people at Frank Nutt and the people at Rona, a Bernina dealer in Waltham Cross. Handily it's in its original box, so they were able to look up the part number and tell me which machines it fits. It turns out it's quite unusual.

Broadly speaking there are three styles of Bernina feet, with the fittings changing to prevent you using the feet on an unsuitable machine. These are:

-- old old style with thick prongs (and often the number engraved on the foot) - these are the only feet that fit the really old (pre-1980s) models because these machines have a relatively narrow stitch width. Often seen on ebay.

-- newer old style with thin prongs and usually a stuck on white label - these fit more recent mechanical models like the 1008 and can also be used on the older mechanical models. These are the only "old" style feet you can buy new these days, rarer on ebay.

-- new style which have a notch at the back and a flat front panel, plus a yet wider stitch width. The C and D new style feet have an additional pad at the side of the fitting to take a computer sensor. The front plate means the new style feet will not physically go onto an older mechanical machine like the 830 or the 1008. The labels are generally red, but as you see in the picture, the "A" feet - the one in the middle - doesn't actually necessarily say A on the label.....

These pictures are  from the Bernina website shows them all, with from left to right: Old old, newer old, new, C, and D
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However, it seems that briefly, c.1996 when they first brought out the new style feet, the new style feet did not have the plate at the front, just the notch at the back, and the labels were still white. That's what this foot is - new style but with a white label and without the front plate.

That would have been ok except that they also changed the angle of the shank at the same time so that the actual foot bit of the new style feet projects much further forward than the older styles, meaning that if you put it on a 1008 or similar, the needle comes down on solid metal not into a hole.  You can see this very clearly in the photos below, which are the newer old style number 1 foot from my 1008 and the 10 foot I'm selling. And also why its confusing - the fitting and label are basically the same, the foot itself is decidedly not.
 
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I cannot have been the only person c.1996 who picked up a new foot and assumed it would work on my older machine, only to discover - as broken needle parts flew everywhere - that it didn't! I'm also sure that they added the plate to the new style feet as much to prevent you putting the new feet on older machines as to accommodate the needle threader, which is the usual reason given for the change.

Anyway, long story! There seemingly weren't many made like this because of the problems with people accidentally putting them on the wrong machines, but it definitely is a new style foot for Activa, etc. I'm now thinking of putting it on ebay with a higher price as a collector's item, but will leave it here in case anyone wants it to actually sew with.
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Sewbusy

@Sewingforfun It certainly can get complicated getting the right foot, for Bernina machines. I have been lucky, all the ones I have had have been older machines, all purchased used, couldn't justify the price of new models. From a 600 , through the 700/800 series and one 930, without exception, they all took the old style feet. Some I bought only had one foot! so over the years I acquired a great many feet. The only Bernina sewing machine I own now is an 830 Record for which I have I think a full set of feet plus a Griest Ruffler and a Bias Binder attachment. Basically they have a Bernina adaptor to fit the machines.

It's a slippery slope buying a new Bernina, although many feet come included as standard, the price to purchase that special 'must have' foot attachment can be a rude awakening.

I have a surplus quantity of old style feet if anyone is in need.
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Sewingforfun

@Sewbusy - if you have the newer old style feet (with the narrow prongs), i might be interested in buying a few. I have some, but by no means all. I’m also interested to know how you attach the Greist ruffler. I just bought a Greist buttonholer on fleabay, which hasn't arrived yet. I have a screw on attachment for the 1008. Will that work to attach it? Carolxx
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Sewbusy


@Sewingforfun If by screw attachment you mean the low shank adapter as depicted in this link, then yes it will work.  https://www.tysew.co.uk/parts-accessories/feet/bernina-ruffler-foot-86v?language=en&currency=GBP&gclid=CjwKCAjw98rpBRAuEiwALmo-yqFHCXgoiLo3_hV4Cj9SM-DWWSRqNR1ZwQkdWnh7tQmmytN0-YZZthoCPTMQAvD_BwE

Note the cost of this 'Bernina Ruffler Foot' £79.99 !.  A generic Ruffler attachment will cost less than £10 and will work with the Bernina Low Shank Adapter #75 which you have.

All the feet I have are old style, they will only fit machines up to and including the 1630.