This sewing machine is providing just what I need at my experience level. This is my first machine and I find it very easy to operate. Having completed my first dress, I am feeling very proud of myself. Even though this machine is refurbished, it looks brand new. It sews at a speed that I am comfortable with. I am very happy that I made the purchase.
I belong to a small church quilting group. all of our machines are Brothers. this machine is our newest purchase and I am in the process of ordering another one to replace an old singer that just doesn't want to work anymore. just love those Brother's !!!!
The machine I received appeared practically brand new. It came with instruction manuals and all the parts indicated in the manual. It was easy to set up and use and I was quickly sewing. All the stitches worked well and I had no issues with the machine. I wasn't looking for a machine with tons of stitches, I just wanted a basic machine that would provide regular even stitches and get the job done. This machine does that as well as having a small number of built in stitches. The system was easy to understand and use. Threading was easy. Bobbin was easy. The machine is light weight, so it can be transported if needed. I don't expect this machine to be a high quality machine for professional sewing, because it isn't designed for that, but for light general sewing it works great and the price was quite reasonable.
I was a bit hesitant but ordered anyway and am glad I did! I got my machine quickly and while it's refurbished you would never know! It works great and is simple for even a beginner like myself to get up and going within minutes. I saved myself at least *** versus most local and online deals for the exact same machine.
This machine is a great value and functions very well. The DVD was handy and really helped me get (re)started. Overall a very sturdy and strong machine, that feels new. The quick start bobbin feature is also very helpful. The only down side is the top thread pops out of the needle too easily if I don't pay close enough attention when I start a new seam. This could be my own sloppiness - having not used a sewing machine in many years.
I was apprehensive about trying a refurbished machine, being a beginner to sewing. But this machine is great and works well so far (about a week) I have not given it 'excellent' because I am yet to use this exhaustively and have tried it only for straight stitches with light fabrics.