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.
After having this one for more than a couple of months, I would like to say it is surpassing my wants and needs in what I had first intended it to do for me. I am a novice beginner, and really have no idea for the most part of what I'm doing. I like the way it runs and from what I used to hear whenever my mom sowed, it runs quiet. The scale and selection of movement is pretty good. I have a little trouble with the speed control, but that will get better with time. The foot feed isn't well built, and one would think that that one piece would be built to withstand a lot of abuse. Everything else on the machine is what I would call well made and having this one to be my first, and hopefully my last, should last more than a life time. What can I say. This is my first machine. The stitch selector is good and the bobbin feed runs great. I don't know what else to say about it. For what short time I've had it, it runs well and does the job.
needed a machine quickly and had a great Brother previously. Machine arrived very quickly and was put to use immediately. The only problem I have with it (and I use it about 1-2 hours per day) is that the thread breaks often and the bobbin unthreads often which is irritating.