This machine has 40 stitches, for a variety of applications. Direct stitch selection is available for 20 stitches and 20 are pictured on the easy access slide out stitch chart. When a stitch is selected the LCD screen shows, the selected stitch, recommended foot, default stitch width and length, which you can change to suit your requirements. The Sewist 740DC also offers a choice of 3 styles of one-step buttonholes.Special features include pattern elongation of up to 5 times normal length; easy set bobbin system; auto bobbin winder system no need to unthread the machine; built-in needle threader; needle up/down button; and an auto-lock stitch feature for precision locking off of stitches and patterns. The start/stop button allows you to sew without a foot control.