This is my 3rd sewing machine, my previous one was a Sears , purchased about 40 years ago. My husband bought me the Brother after reading the positive recommendations. I will probably never use all of the features--all I really need is a reliable machine for occasional mending and simple sewing projects. I was rather frustrated with the set up instructions that came with the new machine--It took me several hours to figure out the simple bobbin winding, loading and threading. I thought some of the diagrams were misleading. Hopefully it will be easier in the future. My first project was to mend pair of pants. The machine was very easy to operate and I was very happy with the results. I only wish I was able to store it my old machine's cabinet. There was no way to attach it so my husband put a board under the lift up cove, making the height right for sewing. I purchased a case and am delighted to find the machine easy to carry because its so much lighter than the one it replaced.
Love this machine and having sew much fun
Easy to use, I like the compact size, and computer memory is added bonus
bought this item for my daughter as a Christmas present I not quite sure how good it is but was told that it is a good machine hopefully my daughter will like it and get a lot of use out of it
I bought this machine for my daughter-in-law, who has never sewed in her life. For over 40 years, I have been sewing on Kenmore machines, but they are no longer manufactured, so I did considerable online searching before selecting this particular model. Smaller, less expensive models did not have the specific features I wanted available to her, whether she used them or not: automatic buttonholes, feed dog control, length and width control. I was visiting and used this machine for over two weeks to sew curtains for her. I also tested and experimented with a number of the built in stitches. This is a great machine for both regular and specialized use, very much worth it's price. The only cautions are in respect to the foot pedal. It is lightweight and tends to slide on a bare floor and is very sensitive to pressure. It will benefit from a non-skid pad (mouse pad perhaps?) and pre-testing foot pressure on the pedal. I really enjoyed sewing with this machine!
So far I like the sewing machine that I purchased. However since this is the first computerized sewing machine that I have owned, it took a great deal of reading the manual. So I am very pleased that a good, comprehensive manual accompanied this Sewing Machine.
This is a good machine for just basic sewing. It boggs and "CLUNKS" when going through heavy material or multi layers. If your sewing like a stuff toy or something with bulk the needle treader gets in the way and the treader is not the easiest thing to use.
Love it , it is the best investment I have made in a longtime.