I am looking for a sewing machine that makes great buttonholes. Who has the best one? All I really require in a machine is straight stitch, zig-zag, and blind hem. I have a Viking 600 that is 29 years old and the buttonholes are a fright. Also the straight stitch is no longer consistant. It has been serviced on a yearly basis but may have just worn out. I am a costumer for community theatre so I use my machine constantly. I desperately need a machine that makes good buttonholes. SOON.
Thanks in advance to all how respond. Miss Pat
Re your question as to successful buttonholes,
the Husqvarna Designer 1,makes wonderful buttonholes, and is a fantastic sewing machine.
Good luck with making your decision,
My little Brother PC-2800 also makes lovely buttonholes.
Chris, I've tried that machine and was impressed with its good-looking and EASY buttonhole feature.
I also like the eyelets, which are easy to do.
I didn't want much in the machine I wanted to supplement my mechanical machine... I just wanted good looking buttonholes and eyelets.
On some machines you could not get eyelets unless you put in something like "Card G"... when the buttonholes were "Card A".
I had folks (usually sewing machine salefolk) ask my why I wanted eyelets... and why I didn't want to trade in my mechanical. Obviously they wanted me to give them a truly nice machine for a trade-in and sell me a super-duper souped up machine.
Nah!! I'm too cheap.
Anyway... I like having a machine set up for the eyelets with the other set up for straight stitching next to it. That way I could sew up these Christmas bags by stitching up the side... sewing in the eyelets, stitching in the casing:
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