Mechanical machines offer limited stitch selection due to space limitations require by cams, trackers, and various levers. During the 1950s through 1970's, this seemed a non issue. The sewing machine could do so much, how could anyone want more. With the advent of computerized sewing machine, however, 100, 500, 1,000 unique stitches became real.
The creative machine offers so much, what could be next? Take a look at typical test sew for a mechanical machine and imagine all the possibilities today.