This type of stitch allows you to finish off garments without having the threads unravel when you don’t have a serger sewing machine.
This type of stitching works well on stretch fabric because it accommodates the stretching and won’t snap like a straight stitch would.
The zigzag can also be used decoratively if needed because it comes in different widths and even different patterns.
This stitch forms the basis of button holes and is an important feature to have on your basic home sewing machine.
Have a look at the three I will be reviewing to get an idea of the features you want to look out for in making your selection.
|Sewing Machine Model||Features||Pros||Cons|
|SINGER 7258 100-Stitch Computerized Sewing Machine for Zigzag Stitch||– 100 stitches, including various zigzag patterns
– Easy one-step buttonhole stitches
– Automatic needle threader
– Electronic auto pilot
– 10 included presser feet
|– Versatile for general sewing, quilting, and crafting
– Consumers Digest Award winner
– High-quality build and performance
– Convenient automated features
|– Higher price point
– May be overwhelming for beginners
|Brother cs6000i Computerized Sewing Machine for Zigzag Stitch||– 60 stitches, including zigzag options
– LCD display screen
– Hands-free operation
– 9 additional presser feet
– Durable hard cover
|– Computerized selection of stitches
– Suitable for sewing, quilting, and crafting
– Convenient storage compartment
– Additional accessories included
|– Limited number of stitches compared to other models
– LCD screen may be small for some users
|Reliable Barracuda 200ZW Zig-Zag Stitch Sewing Machine||– Zigzag and straight stitches
– Handles light to medium weight fabric
– Reverse lever and knee lifter for convenience
– Adjustable stitch length and width
|– Performs up to 800 stitches per minute
– Comes pre-oiled and fully assembled
– Includes accessories for immediate use
|– Not a fully industrial machine
– Limited to light to medium weight fabric
– No specific mention of automated features
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Best Sewing Machines for Zigzag Stitch
|Image||Sewing Machines for Zigzag Stitch||Rating|
|1. SINGER 7258 100-Stitch Computerized Sewing Machine||99%|
|2. Brother cs6000i 60-Stitch Computerized Sewing Machine||95%|
|3. Reliable Barracuda 200ZW Zig-Zag Sewing Machine||89%|
It is from the popular brand Singer and is the…
The Singer 7258 is a versatile home use sewing machine comes with a hundred stitches and many of them are different styles of zigzag stitches.
6 of these stitch patterns are easy one step buttonhole stitches.
The automatic needle threader allows for convenient threading and that is not the only automated feature.
The electronic auto pilot allows you to sew without having to use the foot pedal and go as slow or as fast as the machine allows.
This is an excellent all purpose machine for general sewing, quilting and craft projects, facilitated by the 10 included presser feet.
(Here’s some quilting fabric you may like)
The fact that this machine has won the Consumers Digest Award twice tells a lot about the quality of the machine.
The categories for which it was designated as Best Buy includes performance, features, quality of build, ease of use, efficiency, styling, warranty, and maintenance/service requirements.
No list is complete without a Brother for comparison so now we will look at the…
Used for sewing, quilting and crafting you can select your stitches at the touch of a button and view your selection on the LCD display screen.
You can also operate this machine hands free by just using the on or off button and can also control the speed at which you sew.
Along with the standard foot you get 9 other presser feet which give you the freedom to do monogramming and other specific functions.
These and other accessories may be stored in the compartment on the arm of the case.
While most domestic machines come with a soft cover, this one comes with a durable hard cover to protect your machine from more than just dust.
The oversized table is also included as a bonus add on accessory for when you take on those lager projects at home.
This machine comes with both zigzag and straight stitches and handles fabric from light to medium weight.
It comes with a conveniently placed reverse lever for back tacking and a knee lifter for hands free operation.
It is not a fully industrial machine, but can perform up to 800 stitches per minute, 4 stitches per inch.
The straight and zigzag stitch length and width can easily be adjusted via the dial on the front of the machine.
When shipped it comes fully assembled and doesn’t require you to summon a technician for setup.