I'm a beginner, and this machine is perfect for me!
I got this machine LAST Christmas as a gift and didn't even pull it out of the box until just recently because I was intimidated by the idea of even threading the needle for the first time. I had never really used a sewing machine before but I really wanted to learn. But with the help of the accompanying DVD, and the easy to use design, I am sewing Christmas gifts/crafts for people this year. Look at me, I'm CRAFTING! Yay! One thing I get irritated with though, and it may be just because I am so new and don't really know what I am doing yet, is that while I am finishing a line (reverse and forward motion) , the machine sometimes does this weird thing where it has four strings attached to the fabric instead of the two (top and bottom) threads and then it jams. It only happens sometimes and only when I try to finish a line of stitching with a reverse. Stitch Performance Great except for that little issue stated above. But otherwise, it does good strong stitching in whatever type of stitch I select. Ease of Use Not bad at all! I am a first-timer on using a machine and was able to begin sewingn without any prior training. My mom gave me a few pointers here and there but I'm mostly a self-study. Fabric Handling No complaints! It doesn't bunch too bad and feeds through very nicely. Versatility Its a sewing machine! You can do anything with it! Design Since I am new, I don't know if there is a better design out there. But I am not unsatisfied with this one. Durability Have not used this long, but it seems like it will last me a long time.
Oklahoma City, OK