complex stitches made up of smaller parts. Try sewing a decorative stitch withe the zigzag machine, then further embellishing with hand embroidery. I may have to try this some daywhen I get really adventurous-hope I can learn to do these stitches.
Even if you prefer to sew by machine, there will come times when hand stitching is your best option. Hand stitching is usually preferred for finishing waistbands, linings, and hems, when you want to achieve a flawless finish.