I received this machine as a gift 15 years ago. It took me a while to learn how to properly load the bobbin (I'm not the direction reading kind). But once I did it was the easiest thing to use. I am a self taught sewer and have made my daughters clothes for years on this machine including her Communion gown. It is a basic machine but I have found it to be a pleasure...so much so that now being time to upgrade, I am finding it hard to find another. Such a shame Kenmore machines are no longer made.
Agua Dulce, CA