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 !!!!
I bought this for my great niece. We had a lot of fun one night setting it up and we made a pillow. The machine is a very good value. She's 8 years old and asked for a sewing machine for Christmas. I looked into a toy sewing machine, but for just a few more dollars, I got her a real one.
I ordered this machine for my granddaughter's 9th birthday based on reviews. The machine that arrived looked like new, but the needle bar would not engage. I believe the drive belt had come off, perhaps do to being dropped or bumped by UPS. I called Overstock, and a replacment arrive in 2 days. The machine worked fine, but was missing the accessories. I called Overstock customer care, and they immediately sent out the missing items. Though this was a bit of a hassle, Overstock's cusomer service was awesome. They kept me informed through emails to make sure I was satisfied. I will definitely continue to shop Overstock and will recommend them to others.
This was a great value for me as a beginner... I haven't sewed since 9th grade Home Ec and I am nowhere near the awesome seamstress my grandmother was, so this fit the bill for me! Easy to use. Even though it said refurbished it looks and runs like brand new! I would highly recommend it to anyone!
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.
She is over the moon to have this machine. She certainly has gotten back into sewing as using her old machine was such a battle. She says it sews beautifully. I'll have the opportunity to check it out for myself, as I will be reupholstering her sofa in her home.
I bought this sewing machine for my granddaughter for Christmas (from "Santa") and she has taken a few classes with it and it works perfectly. It was missing a few pieces/feet and Overstock corrected that immediately. Very happy with this machine.
Bought this for a 8 year old grand daughter and she is very happy with it. Also the daughter who is teaching her is pleased with it. Grand daughter is currently sewing the precut strips together with a quilt on her first list of things to make!