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Easy to use, good value for money.
on 22 February 2016
Great little sewing machine for the money. I bought this because I didn't want to spend too much money but wanted a machine that was going to be reliable and have enough settings to do basic craft and refashioning projects at home. I haven't been let down. I have been using this machine for over a year now and I really like it. It comes with a handy instruction booklet that is easy to understand so is great for a beginner or someone who hasn't sewn in a while like me. It also has a troubleshooting section and tips on things like getting the thread tension right, how to use the different stitches, how to wind and install the bobbin, etc. This is the first electric sewing machine I've had (I used to use the old hand-cranked ones), and I was a little worried about whether I would have enough control over the speed. I needn't have worried. It is easy enough to control as the foot pedal is nicely responsive to pressure. If you just want to do one or two stitches though you can turn the wheel by hand to get precision control. The sewing machine itself is heavy enough to feel good quality, but not too heavy meaning it's easy to take out and put away. It also has a really handy little space hidden inside the casing where you can keep spare feet, bobbins etc. The machine comes with a nice selection of basics like spare bobbins, a selection of feet, some oil, a cleaning brush and a stitch unpicker. This meant I didn't need to bother buying these things separately. The machine has a decent variety of stitches and is very easy to use. My only gripe is that the foot pedal feels like it's made from quite cheap plastic, and doesn't feel that sturdy. However it hasn't broken yet! The cable between the machine and the foot pedal is also not very long, so you can't use the machine on a high table. This is worth bearing in mind perhaps if you are tall. Overall good value for money and a nice quality, easy to use machine.