I am new to sewing. Last year, I purchased a sewing machine from Target for about $100. I didn't want to spend much as I didn't know if sewing would be something I would stick with. Well after about a year of being frustrated beyond belief and not being able to sew a proper straight stitch without the bobbin thread getting completely tangled in the machine, I decided to give it another try and purchase a new machine. I read the reviews for this machine and I liked what I saw. The price point was right but I was a little hesitant to buy a refurbished sewing machine- especially after my first experience! All I can say is I am SO glad I did. This machine sews beautifully. I love all of the different stitch options. The "serger" stitch is great- I have already made about three dresses and use the serger stitch to finish the inside seams. I am not quite sure what the difference is between an actual serger and a serger stitch, but I can say that the serger stitch on this machine gives the inside of the garment a nice finished look and keeps the fabric from fraying. I also like how easy it is to control the speed of the sewing with the switch at the top, rather than trying to keep your foot pressure steady all of the time. Regarding it being refurbished, my machine looks brand new- I could not tell that it was refurbished at all! It came with all of the promised parts and accessories and was just as shiny and new looking as it would be if I had purchased it from a store. It feels like it's a good quality machine- it's pretty heavy and sturdy. I am not experienced enough to comment on what level sewer this machine would be appropriate for, but as a beginner, it's very easy to use and I can tell that as I become more experienced, there are a lot of things to "grow into" with this machine. With so many stitching options and the quality of the stitches, I am sure I will have this machine for a long time. I would highly recommend it!
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Perfect match
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Product quality is excellent