When my daughter expressed an interest in buying a cheap sewing machine off Craig's List, I warned her that cheap, cranky old machines do not make sewing fun. I began looking at machines, brought some home, and was so disappointed in the quality, each one was returned. I stumbled on this machine on the Sear's website, and ordered one to be delivered to my local store (that was nice too!)
I've been sewing for about 50 years on all kinds of old Singers, and have been a quiltmaker for about 25 years.. For the last 5 years I've had a relatively inexpensive Brother and I've learned to love a few of the computerized features, like needle up or down position, the START button instead of a foot pedal, speed easily adjusted by sliding a lever, etc. So I was looking for some of those features if possible.
When I took the machine out of the box, my first thought was--"this is nicer than MY machine! I should keep this one and give her my old one." If I hadn't purchased it for Christmas, I might have done that, but was gracious enough to give it as planned. Within minutes she was proudly showing how through just the diagrams on the machine she had wound a bobbin, and threaded the machine. Soon she had a little finger puppet made for her toddler. She loves it. She's eager to begin experimenting with all those fancy stitches. I'm so happy--this is a wonderful bargain whether you are experienced or a novice.
Received it yesterday, all I get are computer error, it does not seem to do anything except light up. returning to the store today.
I have been very pleased with my new machine. The ease of use is amazing, and the documentation (including a DVD) is great. Size and weight are excellent for a portable machine. Definitely recommend!
I bought the sewing machine for my wife and she loves it. Purchased a Brother sewing machine 28 years ago and it was time to buy a new one, so we chose a Singer.
It was purchased for my 13 year. She loves all the amazing stiches it can do! It's easy to use and works well with all materials! My daughter is very picky about electronics/machines. This product has not recieved one negative comment from her. Which is rare! It has put a smile on my face!
i really like the easy use setting.bad thing can't get the hang of the string to go to nieedle set up
I love it! It has been 25 years since I bought a new one and I am happy with his one