My old 1947 Singer with reliable button hole maker.
Everything about this old machine is simple and easy! From the way it threads and winds a bobbin to the way it goes forward and backward. Where did all the simplicity go with these new machines?
My top is finished and the plaid that came matches perfectly for the skirt so I'm on the way to cut that out. Here is my problem. I take a lot of time and trouble to finish a garment only to have holy hell raised when I try and put in the button holes using my 2007 Husqvarna made in Sweden machine (really nice) with two methods for button holes. I can truly tell you they are NOT reliable and will take off in the wrong direction on my beautiful and completed garment making it so I must rip button holes out NOT fun or good for the fabric. Today I resorted to actually opening up my Mom's old Singer I have always had and using the button hole maker which can make a nice button hole any day of the week. I might just stick with this method! The old Singer can't stitch very fast anymore after all it is old enough for Medicare.