It had been a while since I had used a sewing machine and I experienced some problems with this machine getting started. All user error, not mechanical by the way. I was able to get it to work after buying the correct thread, oiling the inside bobbin case, and replacing the needle. The user manual and customer service number came in really handy. This machine does all the basic things you would expect, button holes, zipper, insertion, blind hem, act. Just understand this machine is WAY old school but still a good machine even though it doesn't do a machine basting stitch. Luckily a hand basting stitch is easy anyway so no big deal. Overall great value for beginner sewers or returning sewers like myself who want to refine their skills before investing in a more expensive machine.
I am not a sewer but I am a "fixer"! I didn't want anything extra on my sewing machine but just wanted something I could leave out on a table in the basement and fix things quickly when necessary. This was the perfect machine for my needs but I don't think someone who is wanting to sew a lot would like it.
four weeks ago I bought Brother LS2350 20 Stitch Function Sewing Machine (Refurbished) , I tried it and found it so perfect , it is an amazing machine ,especially that it has a CD which includes all necessary instructions, it is excellent .
set it up the day it arrived and have already used it to mend garments and do various little sewing tasks that had been put off. very happy with the size of the machine, the performance as well as the price. would definitely recommend it to a friend or relative and am considering buying another for second home so will not have to take back and forth. is a good machine for small tasks. everything i expected.