I’m a happy ETSY seller and have been for years—
But when I needed a zipper foot for the vintage Bernina 830 Record I’ve been rehabbing, I never thought of shopping ETSY. It’s always been a craft site in my mind.
So I went to the local Bernina dealer, thinking I could just pick up a zipper foot in the shop.
Common part, means easy purchase right? Not right.
Next I went on-line and got very confused. They don’t make that part anymore. I wasn’t sure what I needed.
Frustrated with Google searching, I went back to the dealer route.
The second dealer I tried offer to order a compatible foot for $40. OK, Bernina machines are made in Switzerland, but that’s about 4 times what a zipper foot should cost.
Finally, a comment by of my sewing students sparked the ETSY search.
I typed “bernina 007 zipper foot” in the ETSY search box, and like magic one appeared. Price $10 (plus 2.95 shipping).
The order was placed on Thursday from a crafter called Toggle Toes. My zipper foot arrived on Monday in NC. And life is good. Very good.
Thanks Etsy. You rock!!