Some of the basic feet that came with my machine I never touch. The button, button hole, blind hem, and monogram never get used. I only recently fell in love with my overcast foot. So much so that I broke it! Nooooooo!
I have mastered all of the basic feet with the exception of the blind hem because my eyes cannot get past the diagram. I get it but it's the craziest looking illustration and the second I understand it I get confused again. That's okay. I don't need blind hems right now.
It's only been very recently that I purchased a concealed zipper foot. It's pretty amazing at getting invisible zippers in perfectly but I find I cannot sew fast or the coil shifts but that could be the foot I purchased. Perhaps the grooves are not deep enough.
I had also purchased a narrow hemmer foot. I also became quite frustrated with it deciding I would pick up a wide hemmer foot and work with that first (I just got it). Basically, this foot creates a rolled hem on the edge of the fabric. There is a coil in the foot that causes the seam allowance to turn twice prior to being sewn. This encases the raw edge inside the hem.
I just got a piping foot. This is for getting nice and close to cording and piping on projects. I picked this one up specifically for Jubilee. I am fully intending to create her body suit with the cording in the princess seams. Yup.
I am ready to purchase my clear open toe foot (for appliqué), bias binding foot, and felling foot. I can't wait to try these all out!
And my mild OCD kicked in today, I picked up a photo box and some small bags. I grabbed my labeler and now all my sewing machine feet are quite organized. Fancy schmancy!