Excerpt: This is my first sewing machine, after years of sewing by hand finally got to be too painful. I admit I don't know much about sewing machines, which is ok because the Tradition is easy to use. You read the small instruction packet, which was super informative, and just follow the steps.
Excerpt: This is my first sewing machine. I am a beginner who has never used a sewing machine until now. I chose this one because it fit my budget, had good reviews, looked simple but not too simple, and was a recommended brand.I got home, took it out of the box, and started sewing that night.
Summary: Very straightforward machine to thread, fill bobbin and sew! I haven't explored other stitches, but had no problem with straight stitch. I am not an accomplished seamstress and haven't sewed with a machine in 20 years - but follow the directions and it's easy.
Summary: This was my first sewing machine and it is so easy for the beginner to learn to use and to make wonderful projects with. I made a beautiful set of curtains with it, and friends and family could not believe that I had made them myself. Very pleased with this machine...a Excellant Singer product!!!
Excerpt: This sewing machine is fine for the casual sewer. It does a good range of stitches effectively and comes with everything you need to get going. The only strangeness for me was the cotton reel loading mechanism - haven't seen one like that before!