I bought this as a Christmas gift for myself. I am constantly sewing pillows for my couches and pillow shams for my beds. This sewing machine is very easy to use and has 35 different stitch options. I like the ease of motion when sewing with this machine. It is a great product and I would highly recommend it to anyone that likes to sew with basic knowledge of sewing machines Stitch Performance I think this machine provides the user with a great variety of stitch choices. Ease of Use this machine is quite easy to use and I think it is designed for all skill levels. Fabric Handling The fabric glides very easily as you sew with this machine. Versatility This machine is quite versatile because I have used it to make pillow shams, curtains and have hemmed all of my kids pants! Design this machine is a basic design, but has quite a few nice stitch choices. Durability I have had it since Christmas 2013, so I have not had it a very long time, but it seems durable and able to withstand quite a bit of use.