I am new to using sewing machines. My brother-in-law just bought it for my father-in-law for quick repairs and small sewing stuff. I became interested so I tried it. I was amazed since I didn't have experience yet in using this kind of machine but to my surprise, I immediately learned. And now I am enjoying doing small sewing projects, and quick repairs. I love that its lightweight, easy to use and most of all it has variations on kinds/types of stitches you can choose from. I feel like I'm already a PRO.