Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: San Diego county, CA
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Besides the straight stitch and the zigzag, I use the 3-step zigzag. I bought the optional buttonhole attachment to my machine because it does rounded ended buttonholes. I hate the bartack ones that are built into the machine. I use the blind hem stitch for appliques not hemming. Occasionally, I've used the overlock stitch because I was too lazy to pull the serger over for a small mending job. So out of 33 stitchs, I use maybe 5. I have a Kenmore ($330 when bought new6-7 years ago, now discontinued).
For the sake of full disclosure, I own and use 2 sewing machines (the other one is a 19050-51 Singer Featherweight. It only does straight stitch), 2 sergers, and a blind hem machine.
Chris--extended breastfeeding, cloth diapering, babywearing, co-sleeping, APing, CLW, homeschooling before any of this was a trend mom to Joy (1/78), Erica (8/80), Angela (9/84), Dylan (2/98)