Lovedddd this machine. Basic Features that I absolutely loved are: - It was so SIMPLE to use. What I loved about it The Singer 7640 Confidence 200-stitch Sewing Machine is that it was easy to use even for a newbie like me. I made a coaster for myself in under 10 minutes with some guidance from the experts - EASE OF USE - Came naturally to me. Was very easy to understand - COMPACT unlike what my mom used in her days with a heavy pedal and wheels. - With AUTOMATIC NEEDLE STOP AT BOTTOM button to always have needle positioned to the bottom it was easy to align when stitching the edges -ABUNDANT Built In Beautiful Stitches - With the abundance of beautiful in-built stitch patterns and the ease of use, this device is exceptional - LONG BOARD - The long board helps a lot with beginners to position their stitching material appropriately. - SWITCH TO SLOW DOWN - You can sew slow or fast based on your convenience and experience to get it right. Amazing feature for a newbie like me I would most definitely recommend Singer 7640 Confidence 200-stitch Sewing Machine sewing machine to anyone who is starting as a beginner or is a Pro at sewing. I want to disclose that I am writing this review as part of a contest. But I would absolutely love to own one of the many Singer Sewing Machine's someday. And most definitely the Singer 7640 Confidence 200-stitch Sewing Machine.