This was a gift for my granddaughter. She's a beginner and, with the stitches this machine has, her sewing looks professional. She's received many complements and they can't believe she made the items, dresses, skirts, pillow covers, curtains, etc
Living in the tropics, where absolutely everything rusts....didn't want to spend a lot on a new sewing machine. This one is solid and inexpensive enough that when it rusts out in 2 yrs, I won't feel bad about buying a new one...( no repair or service available on the island I live on)
It sews like a dream! I had an older machine that broke the needle and thread when I sewed This one is so smooth. I actually sewed a pillow without having to change the needle or rethread the machine. It's a basic with no frills, but it does the job! Just a straight stitch machine with a few variations.
My first impression of the machine was good; the item came in 3-4 days after I ordered which I was really pleased with. It is heavier than I thought it would be for "light weight" but not too difficult to lift for a young woman. :) The actual sewing machine was very clean, well packaged, and with all the little things that came with it intact. Some reviews said the instruction book was a little confusing but I find it very simple and straight forward. I'm fairly new to sewing machines (been hand sewing for over a decade though) and I like the simplicity and durability of the machine so far. It's been over a month and no problems. There are many types of stitches I can use but nothing too complicated for me. Just a note, I like to make clothes and costumes so I've been using thin or delicate material and it has been fine. My biggest complaint would probably be the thread cutter. It's not sharp enough so I struggle to cut the thread at the end. I just use my scissors. That and the bobbin gets tangled usually before I start something (but that might be my fault, not sure XP). Overall: Simple, easy to use, modern design. I catch my boyfriend on it too. So we like it. :)
I needed a sewing machine for a few projects, this one works perfectly. It is easy to set up and runs smoothly. I have used it to reupholstered a chair with heavy fabric and it worked fine. So smooth. Happy happy happy! Very easy machine.