My daughter knocked my last sewing machine off the table, so I found myself buying another one. My previous machine was a Brother and I loved it, so I decided to go with the same brand, but more features. The machine is light, very easy to use and the stitches look beautiful. I was really surprised. I don't do tons of sewing, just heming pants, buttons and an occasional project for a Halloween costume or curtaines, so I am not writing as a very experienced seamstress, but I would recommend this highly. It even comes with an instructional DVD.