When I first received this from Wal-Mart.com at my door, I was impressed with just the shear size of the box. My husband was impressed with how much it weighed, and had a huge foot print!. lol
Well, I knew the machine would sew, but that's not my main reason for buying it. I bought it to embroider. So that's the first thing I checked to see how well it would work. Boy, was all my fears realized. I went through 10 (TEN) needles in just two days! And I didn't even get a whole project completed. Every time it was done with a color of thread, it would move back to the center position. When it did, the thread would not be given enough slack to do that. It's like it had the brakes on, and snap! would go another needle!
As if that wasn't enough, it did not like going around a scalloped curved edge. The thread would break all through out that whole agonizing feat, and get nests under the the hoop!
It was loud and clunky on the embroidery attachment.
I was looking forward to making large designs, but instead I was on the phone with Singer for about two hours going through all the steps that led me to call them in the first place. And yes, I made sure that I had the right bobbins, stabilizer, needles and thread. But in the end... even Singer told me to take it back and exchange it. Well, I couldn't do that because I must have bought the last one Wal-Mart had in stock. So, I ended up with a refund and no machine.
Do yourself a favor and buy a Brother! I have over a million stitches on my SE-400, and it's still going. I did end up ordering the Brother PE 770. It's an embroidery only machine, and only does up to 5x7 designs...but for the money, it's a better buy and less of a headache!
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