I am a former textile worker of over 16 years and have used many different sewing machines. I had always wanted a serger of my own but never really felt it as a 'need'. BUT my husband got really tired of hearing me quote the specs of this wonderful little machine and bought it for me. Now I'm unstoppable lol. I have a rather small room for my sewing projects so I love that this little thing is only about 5 or so pounds. It sits on top of my grandmas old machine that I only break out for the heavy duty jobs. I am able to move this aside with ease no problems with loose cords falling out.