I like this machine it is good for the basic stuff. there are no bells or whistles on it. But it is great I have made patch work blankets for my kids and dog also have made tops and dresses and even a Yugo bag. I have also used it on blue jeans and leather it helps if you get the seam tape . Along with other items. I have started to teach my 11 year old how to use it. It makes a great beginner machine. I like that it comes with a CD with the instructions on how to use. The dow side is there is no case for it. so it gets dusty and dirty.