BERNINA couching foot no. 43

The BERNINA couching foot 43 allows cords with a diameter of 1.5 to 2 millimetres to be freely appliquéd — a versatile and creative tool for a variety of decorations, quilts, household textiles, accessories or items of clothing. The BERNINA couching foot 43 foot allows you to feed cords, ribbons and braid directly under the needle, so that lines and shapes of any sort can be precisely guided and sewn on.

This Bernina video provides a step-by-step guide on how to thread the cord, attach the presser foot and, in a few simple manoeuvres, how to adjust the necessary settings on your BERNINA sewing machine. There are also some useful tips which will make working with the freehand cording foot easier. presser foot allows you to feed cords, ribbons and braid directly under the needle, so that lines and shapes of any sort can be precisely guided and sewn on.


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This is a lavishly illustrated 240 page full colour guide to the exclusive Bernina collection of presser feet.

It includes extensive details of how and when to use the feet and is an invaluable resource for all Bernina owners.

Bernina Big Book of Feet

The Big Book of Feet provides an extensive overview of the many different BERNINA presser feet and guides you as to how and where to use them.  This book is a handy reference guide with great illustrations of all the many uses of our Bernina Feet to guide you through any sewing project using the correct Presser Feet, Attachments, and Accessories by function and purpose.

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Bernina Braiding Presser Foot 21Bernina Braiding Presser Foot 21 and 21V are designed for couching braids and thicker yarn, also perfect for narrow ribbons and multiple strands of thin cords or yarns. The 21 or 21V can also be used to produce raised or padded satin stitch as well as passementerie, trimming, elastics and corded appliqué. The beveled cut-out accommodates cords of up to 3mm thickness.


This is our Bernina  Foot of the Month for May 2016 (get 20% off)

Foot BF21 is for older style machines 607 to 1630 including the current 1008S
Foot 21V is for all new models 125-145, 140-200, 220-240, 330- 380, 430-730, 710-790, 820-880

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 Bernina presser feet instructions: Attaching a presser foot A useful little video for Bernina newbies. This video shows how to attach and replace BERNINA presser feet. Bernina presser feet can be attached very easily with just one hand. The opening at the top of the shank fits the cone of the clamp like a glove. Slide the presser foot over the cone and fully up into the clamp. Then push the clamping lever down. The free-hand system enables you to produce the largest possible clearance in the needle area, providing extra space when attaching the presser foot

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Piece beautiful quilts, just like a pro! Our video tutorial shows you how to achieve expert results and precise, straight lines in no time at all with the BERNINA patchwork feet no 97 and 97D. The patchwork feet 97 and 97D are designed for BERNINA machines with 9 mm stitch width. They can be used to sew with seam allowances of ¼ inch, 1/8 inch or 7.5mm (as used in Europe). In this video, you will find out how to attach the patchwork foot and the seam guide, which stitch plate and settings to use, and how to sew with the desired seam allowance. The video also includes detailed step-by-step instructions on how to precisely sew a mitered corner. You can thus implement your creative ideas for perfectly pieced quilts and have your work under control at all times thanks to the high quality of this BERNINA presser foot.

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Bernina Foot 3V Manual Buttonhole from Quilt DirectUse the Bernina 3V Manual Buttonhole Foot whenever manual buttonholes are indicated such as for extra long or extra small buttonholes, or in difficult areas with uneven thicknesses of fabrics such as narrow collar stands. Use this foot to sew buttonholes with or without gimp. The sole of the foot has two grooves, which allow the fabric to move freely even as thread builds up to form the beads of the buttonhole. The guide between the grooves helps keep the beads of the buttonhole parallel, even when long buttonholes are sewn. The slight indentation in the front of the foot allows the free passage of the thread as the stitching reverses to complete the buttonhole. The center “toe” (prong) in the front of the foot can be used to hook gimp or cord. It is used for corded buttonholes, gathering with cord or sewing shirring elastic. This foot can also be used for whip-and-roll edges in fine fabrics like batiste (Swiss edge).

The buttonhole foot lets you sew individual buttonholes with or without cording and in any desired length. This presser foot is also suitable for gathering, corded or elastic-corded smocking, inserting mini-piping and other decorative applications. The grooves on the sole provide sufficient space to accommodate the sewn beads, enabling smooth forward and reverse feeding when sewing buttonholes.

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Bernina Foot 2V OverlockThe Bernina 2V Overlock Presser is suitable for overlock seams and machine-hemming. It can also be used to sew decorative hems, ribbing and satin stitching on most knits. The stitches are formed over the pin on the inside edge, giving extra thread to each stitch thus producing flexible, flat seams. The overlock pattern foot no. 2 fits the Bernina machine models with CB hook system and a maximum stitch width of 5.5mm. On models with rotary hook system and a maximum stitch width of 9mm presser foot no. 2A must be used.The stitches are formed over the pin, giving more thread to each stitch. The edge will not pucker.

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Bernina Foot 1V The Bernina 1V reverse-pattern foot is an all-purpose foot for straightstitching and ‘open’ decorative stitch patterns. This is a versatile foot, suitable for heavyweight fabrics like denim, wool and corduroy. It is also ideal for various utility and decorative stitch patterns, ribbing and hems. There is an indentation in front of and at the back of the needle opening to facilitate forward and reverse stitching. The reverse pattern foot no. 1 fits the Bernina machine models with CB hook system and a maximum stitch width of 5.5mm. On models with rotary hook system and a maximum stitch width of 9mm presser foot no. 1C must be used. The indentation in front and behind the needle opening allows for forward and reverse stitching.

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The Bernina Zig Zag Presser Foot 0V is an all-purpose presser foot suitable for various utility and decorative stitch patterns, particularly for straight or zig zag stitching. It can be used together with all needle types and for embroidery and leather projects.

This presser foot is great for sewing with straight stitch, zig zag and all forward feed stiches. The sole of the foot is flat in front of the needle, providing additional fabric control. This zig zag presser foot is especially useful to reduce flagging in fine fabrics, promoting perfect stitch formation. This zig zag foot is also suitable for gathering, shell-hemming and sewing-on stretchable fabrics.

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Seeing something being done is often so much more useful that just reading about it – especially if you’re a quilter.

There are so many fantastic quilting videos out there – instructions, handy hints, patterns, advice on machines – just about everything you could ever want to know. The tricky bit is finding them!

Quilt Direct have decided to catalogue all the videos we find into helpful groupings that will, hopefully, make things easier for you to find the quilting help you need.

We’ve added a Bernina Sewing Machine playlist to our youtube page.

6573789A list of useful videos ranging from simply how to clean your Bernina, comprehensive guides on using the variety of sewing machine feet and other great features in Bernina machines, and even a few to help you when things go wrong.

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