I had a Singer many years ago and when I became too busy to sew, I gave it away. Huge mistake! But now I have time but only wanted a simple machine for hemming, repairing, etc and this definitely fit the bill. This is a great design and I would definitely recommend this to my family and friends. Thank you, Singer, for coming up with the perfect, simple and easy to use machine! And I loved the video showing how to wind the bobbin and thread the machine!