This sewing machine is great. It is easy to use, I love the fact that you can either use the foot pedal or the Start/Stop button and that it has a Low/Fast slide for speed. It is easy to thread and there's a needle threader which is fairly easy to use. It has loads of different stitches which still needs exploring. I am a novice sewer and loving every minute of it. This machine has made a big difference to me and my confidence in sewing is growing.
Had this some few weeks now to replace my John Lewis machine. I am not a professional but use it to make a few clothes and household items and for repairs. Overall it works very well. I have problems with the bobbin position though and find it very irritating and quite difficult to remove the sewing bed to access the bobbin. I'm always a bit worried the plastic locators will break off as it takes quite a bit of tugging to remove it. My previous machine just had a drop in bobbin which was really easily accessed. The selection of embroidery stitches is varied and simple to use but being a casual user I could do with a suggestion for optimum settings as my previous machine had. Obviously it's trial and error but I am impatient. It's fairly lightweight and easy to move around. A proper case would be nice but for now I am using the dust cover provided. Overall I am happy with my purchase and it's certainly very good value for money.
A brilliant buy. So far since purchasing the machine has not been switched off. A wvariety of choices for the sticth pattern and a self threading needle application. It is not very noisy when it sews and easy to use.
I love this machine. I haven't moved onto the pretty stitches yet but it's easy to set up, tells you there is a problem and has an easy selection system for the basics.