The bottom of the foot has a wedge shaped indentation, which allows even satin stitching to glide under the foot without dragging.
The angle in the indentation makes it possible to turn curves easily. The toes of the foot are shorter, compared to a regular zigzag foot, for greater maneuverability while sewing (you can turn the fabric more easily for smoother stitching lines, an important asset when embellishing fabric. There is a small hole in the metal bridge at the front of the foot which allows a narrow cord to be guided perfectly down the center of the stitching for raised edges and appliqué. In lighter weight fabrics, the metal bridge of Foot #6 provides additional fabric control and helps prevent tunneling. There is a notch on each side of the foot providing a reference mark for the needle. This makes it possible to easily position the fabric “on the mark” when stitching decorative work.
When purchasing feet, please select which version of foot which fits your machine. The ‘standard’ version of foot fits older machines from the Bernina 910-1630. The ‘v version’ fits the newer Bernina machine models from the Activa 125 upwards.