I have now had the Jeans Machine White sewing machine for *sixteen years*, and it is still going strong! It has wowed a few friends who've had to use it as well! I love using the standard stitch, but it also comes with an array of useful stitches, including a button stitch, several zig-zag stitches and many more! The instructions are extremely helpful and even a novice seamstress can figure this machine out. The removeable storage area allows for a skinny "arm" to slip smaller pieces onto for easier stitching. The price for this machine was outstanding, and I have never regretted getting it! It's easy to thread and I've never had it to the repair shop once!