My daughter received this toy from her Nan for Christmas, it was the one thing she really wanted. She was eager to sew her fashion bag! The safety guard limited access to fabric, the foot raised itself, barely, one stomp on the foot pedal, and it would crumple. The machine came supplied with a plastic needle to finish off the sewing. The plastic needle does not penetrate the fabric. Stitches need to be secured at the beginning and end, to prevent them from coming undone. At the 10th attempt of sewing on a ribbon to the bag, and it coming loose, my daughter gave up, in tears, putting the machine away. "Whats the point" she said. I had to concur.