Before purchasing this machine you should know two important things. First off this machine is an embroidery only machine-not a sewing machine. Second, it embroiders 4"x4" at a time. It's perfect for small logos, personalised polo shirts, onesies, hats, stockings, cloth napkins, etc.
With that said, it was PERFECT for me. Having zero experience in embroidery I was looking for something simple to start personalizing my kids things for the holidays and give myelf a hobby. I was able to use this relatively easy and without buying a ton of supplies. In fact, it came with an accessory kit that included almost everything you will need(even the hoop and scissors!). You will want to purchase various colors of embroidery thread and stabilizer and find items to practice on to get started.
I felt confident knowing Brother was there to back me up with their amazing techical support and info online as well as a warranty on my machine. I was able to watch embroidery videos online while waiting for this to arrive, and just dove in right away! Theres endless possibilities with being able to upload designs, but also comes preloaded with plenty to get you started. Im even thinking about blogging about some experiences and crafts. I successfully found myself a new hobby; and my kids love it. I would definitely recommend this to a friend. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]