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Sewing Machine/Buttonholes

MissPat | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

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


  1. AndyDD | | #1

    To Misspat,

    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,

  2. ChrisHaynes | | #2

    My little Brother PC-2800 also makes lovely buttonholes.

    1. carolfresia | | #3

      Chris, I've tried that machine and was impressed with its good-looking and EASY buttonhole feature.


      1. ChrisHaynes | | #4

        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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