I was a novice sewer when I received my Brother sewing machine as a Christmas gift from my husband, but the machine is pretty intuitive to use. With a brief read-through of the instruction manual, I was easily able to figure out how to fill a bobbin and thread the upper and lower parts of the machine. The bobbin is easy to load, and I was surprised when I saw the machine does not require a bobbin casing; rather, it has one that is just built in with little diagrams showing where the thread is supposed to wind. Stitch Performance There have been a couple times that my tension has gone all wonky, and no amount of playing with the tension dial could fix it. Eventually, I discovered that if I turned off the machine and rethreaded the whole thing, it sorted the problem out on its own. Ease of Use I found the machine easy and intuitive to use, even as someone who has never owned a sewing machine before. Fabric Handling I have sewed 3 layers of fleece and binding onto a quilt without any problems.
San Antonio, TX