This sewing machine is great for doing basic sewing. It makes good stitches and has a variety of decorative stitches to choose from, which is nice. It is easy to use and is quite intuitive. I would definitely recommend this machine to someone who wants to learn to sew. Fabric Handling This machine has a little bit of a difficult time sewing through thicker fabrics or multiple layers of fabric. However, that is not an issue the majority of the time. Also, it is not preferable for sewing something large for a quilt because there is not a a good place to put the excess fabric without it getting in the way of the needle. Design The design on this machine is, at least to me, rather intuitive.