Summary: I bought this machine a month ago and am very pleased with it. It is easy to thread and the automatic threader option is neat for those days when my eyes have been open to long. It stitches like it says. I have hemmed several pairs of jeans, made family cloth and made some curtains so it does well with medium weighted fabrics.
Summary: I bought this machine because my other one gave up on me in the middle of a project. That's not the one I wanted, but still it was affordable and seem to be several features. Oh boy was I disappointed...and I will be returning it! The bobbin...zero! I had to use my "broken machine" to make them because they were too lose. After 4 days of use, the zigzag gave up...it keeps skipping stitches. I played with the tension, made sure it was threaded properly...to no avail!
Summary: I wanted to get back into sewing again, my old Singer some 20+ years old needed replacing and this new machine is exactly what I need. Not complicated, sturdy but lightweight. I would highly recommend for beginners and experienced, will sew most fabrics.
Summary: Have just bought this machine as my old one finally quit after 35 years (wonder if this one will last that long?). I spent the 15 or 20 minutes going through all the instructions, which are generally quite clear, except the part that explains the auto threader. This part of the sketch needs to be enlarged. It sews well (after the first foot or two - once the residue oil on the thread cleared ) and the stitches seem to be even and straight.
Summary: This machine is very affordable and provides the perfect basic sewing machine for beginners. I have never sewn in my life and was very confused as to what machine I should purchase. This machine is fairly easy to figure out, any other machine would have been too complicated for a beginner like myself. I have been using it for a few weeks now and I love it. Best purchase I could have made!
Summary: I purchased this as a beginner machine for my child. After just a few sample runs, we found that the bobbin kept jamming up. We followed the threading instructions to the letter, and it still kept jamming and ruining the fabric. Unfortunately, I hadn't read the reviews before purchasing it. I would have avoided it otherwise. I returned this after one week and got the Singer 7256 Fashion Mate to replace it. The new one is great, and has not jammed once.