Built-in Sewing Machine Stitches: Options Galore

April 21st, 2012 at 7:40 pm . Posted in Sewing Machine Talk .

S = Stitches

One of the neat features of my Brother CS-6000i sewing machine is that it offers 60 different stitches. That’s right — 60. And aside from playing around with a few different stitches while practicing, I’ve really only used one: just the basic single line.

As the sewing machine box colorfully displays, there are 27 garment stitches, 20 decorative stitches, six heirloom stitches and seven quilting stitches to choose from.




I’m really excited about the decorative stitches like the leafy-looking ones and the loop-de-loop. The Greek key pattern’s also very in style in design these days, and the asterisk-esque stitch could make a cool accent on something.

Now I just need to come up with projects for all of these! Which different sewing machine stitches have you used?

4 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Katherine
    Apr 21, 2012 @ 11:45 pm

    I’m a big fan of the “wave” stitches as I call them–In these photos, they’re in the Decorative Stitches section in green. The stitches seem to swell and ebb like waves. I use them when I need for something to be extra-secure but still attractive, like when I’m attaching hardware to dog collars or creating a dog treat bag that has to hold on to my jeans.


    • Kelly
      Apr 22, 2012 @ 10:57 am

      I’ll have to try that out!


  2. Debbie
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 11:32 am

    Wow, With all those stitches, you can keep yourself very busy for a very long time. Those heirloom stitches are cute. I especially like the stitch that looks like a row of astericks.


    • Kelly
      Apr 23, 2012 @ 7:49 pm

      I like that one too!


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