Old Style BERNINA Presser Feet
Old Style or Legacy BERNINA presser feet fit machines designed before 1990. These feet have a black number on the shaft.
They work with Sewing Machine Model numbers 730, 801, 811, 830, Nova 900, 910, 930, 931, 932, 933, 940, 950, 1000, 1001, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1008, 1010, 1011, 1015, 1020, 1021, 1030, 1031, 1050, 1070, 1080, 1090, 1091, 1120, 1130, 1230, 1240 1241, 1260, 1530, 1630
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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, they tried to make their Bernina presser 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. We can't 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.