Love this machine! Great for the beginner or someone who just wants a basic sewing machine that still has lots of options on stitches, just less complicated. Stitch Performance I really like the different options and variety of stitches you have on this machine! I am a beginner sewer and I make mistakes! I love the baste stitch for this reason. If I make a mistake, I can easily take it out. When it's good, I use a smaller width stitch. I love the zig zag stitches! Ease of Use Very easy to use...only problem is the auto threader feature. It doesn't work, at least for me. I have tried several times, so I am a little displeased with that. The instructions are very thorough. It was pretty easy first time making a buttonhole. Threading the machine was easy, small arrows are printed on the machine in case you forget! Very easy to thread your bobbin. Fabric Handling I started making little outfits for my doggie. I have made her jackets made of heavy fleece and had no problems with the fabric not running through the machine. The machine has no problems with using jersey or silky fabric either. Versatility I love how I can sew just about everything on this machine. From thick pillow covers to delicate fabric, this machine does it all. I have had it for over a year now and have done so many different types of crafts with this machine. From making quilted wreaths to simple dresses. Design The design is simple, easy to use. All the adjustments in stitches, widths, everything you need is in front of you. The machine itself is pretty. Durability I have this machine sitting in my craft room for over a year now and use it almost every week. I have never had a problem, It is so easy to clean out the bobbin area. The light is good on it. Instructions are basic and easy to follow, which is great for me, a beginner.
Palm Springs, CA