Works great for anything I have tried to sew with it ... crafts, jean hems, aprons, baby blankets. Need I say more? Stitch Performance I have not encountered any problems with stitching unless the needle has a burr or I have rotten thread. Ease of Use It is a basic machine so there is not much that could go wrong. Thread your needle and bobbin right then go to work. Fabric Handling Since it is a basic machine it will underfeed your material a bit but if you hold the proper tension on fingers as it slides through you will be able to hold most of that back. Versatility There are all sorts of attachments you can buy for it although I only have the ruffler so I can't speak much on that. Design I would say very good but the pedal will walk away from you so I try to remember to put some books behind as to keep it from going far. Durability I have had the machine for about 7 years and I have had no problems with it.