My mother in law recently purchased this machine for me knowing that I would only be using it for small, simple projects. I was very pleased with the machine she picked out for me because it has plenty of options but is still simple enough that I am not overwhelmed trying to learn how to use it. I have completed a few projects using it and have found it to be a very user friendly machine. Stitch Performance I made some cloth wipes that have been laundered many times and none of the stitches have come out! Likewise the hemming I have done even on heavy fabric has stayed. Ease of Use This machine is very easy to use even for a beginner like myself. Fabric Handling So far every fabric I have put through the machine has done very well. Design This machine is very simple but still has all the features you need. I especially like the storage for bobbins, pins, and the spare feet. I also love that the storage section slides off to allow you to sew things like sleeves that don't fit well otherwise. Durability This machine is very durable and in addition comes with a nice lid.