Funny, after decades I found that Brother made more than just typewriters. That played to my advantage. Now it was time to get busy. From simple to difficult, my ‘little' Brother is a terrific friend. Denim can be a challenge, especially at the seams. Not with this puppy. Zippers...always a challenge. No longer the case scenario. For me, this machine was a little bit intimidating at first. But now by going thru various steps I feel like the worst is behind me. Have accomplished some tough projects. This sewing machine, nor myself, are going to give up. Really like the portability and the weight. Seams (seems-ha) to me this machine durable to handle anything you throw it. Back to an easy task: baby blankets & throws. Piece of cake. Sign me awestruck.