I bought the Pixie Plus as a first sewing machine for my 9 y/o daughter. She loved it, the features were easy to use and setup was a breeze. It worked well for small projects, then we started working with fleece and then the problems started. Foot pedal was inconsistent, sometimes it would work and sometimes it wouldn't. Then the thread would get caught on itself and snap, so I was constantly rethreading the maching. Last night the bobbin stopped spinning mid project and we had to stop sewing. The best I can tell is the magnet (I didn't realize that there was one) came loose and the bobbin can no longer detect it. The internal bobbin tray is loose so I will have to open it up and get a better look. Long story short, great concept for a beginning sewer/crafter and the price *would have* been right except that mine only lasted for maybe ten projects, five sessions, over a period of four weeks.