All in all I gave this a sewing machine a really high rating because it works really well the stitches are nice and for me it rarely jams or gets stuck. I think if you sew a lot than you'll really like this machine. Stitch Performance The stitches went in really tight but not so much that it would hurt or tare the fabric. They all went in nice and neat. They also held up really nicely after sending it in the washer machine. Ease of Use Although I'm really familiar with sewing machines I'd say this one is really simple to operate. I let my little sister use it a couple of times to mend up her old clothes and she did pretty well after she read the directions and watched me a couple of times. Fabric Handling I really fell in love with the handling. I'd switch from denim to silk with ease and managing the tension wasn't even a problem. Versatility It was pretty easy to switch in-between stitches as I worked. Even while using elastic it held u pretty well. Design The design is a little bleak but overall user friendly. It's big buttons are great for people with seeing problems.