So I’ve been playing around with the different stitches on the machine. Can you tell?
One of the very first things I decided to do was sew a sample of each of the 180 stitches it is capable of. Boy, that got old fast. But I got most of the way through until I ran out of room on my sample fabric and decided to give up. They’re all done using Mettler silk finish 100% cotton thread. Rumor has it polyester thread might make these things look prettier, but I’ll tell you now that this sampler won’t be getting done all over again!
A closeup of the button holes. One of them got quite wonky (the plain rectangular one, if that’s even a button hole…). Oops! I especially like the one that looks like a caterpillar on the right. Turns out buttonholes are quite easy to make on this machine, and you can program it to make them all uniform. Very slick.
Here’s a closeup of some of the decorative stitches. The honeycomb in the top left, and some of the flower ones are my faves, though.
Not sure when and where I’ll be using all of these decorative stitches, but I’m sure you’ll see them pop up in future projects. (Hmm… how to incorporate these into my latest work-in-progress Frenchy handbag?)
I’m glad now to at least have a reference that shows me what the actual stitches look like, besides what’s on the little card that came with the machine.Posted by robyn on July 4th, 2008 under bernina 440 qe, crafts, sewing, sewing machines, tutorials
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