My husband purchased the Singer Curvy sewing machine for me as a gift. Previously, I had a very simple Singer machine and liked it just fine. The Singer Curvy has expanded my options. It took me awhile to figure out that I was not threading the upper thread correctly. Since overcoming that, it has been quite simple to use. I am enjoying the many decorative stitch options for my sewing projects. The bobbin is a drop-in type, not the type you put in from the front. On a positive side, there is a clear plastic window that enables you to see the bobbin, so if you're having issues with the stitching, it's plain to see if the thread is tangled or empty there. It is a pretty heavy machine, and larger than my simpler model. For me, that's not a problem. With my previous model, I struggled to feed heavier materials such as fleece and chenille through the machine. This one handles them very well and sews smoothly and quietly. I am still pretty novice as far as skill, but this has been a wonderful upgrade for me!
Fort Wayne, IN