Rated 5 out of 5 by 3
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mollie2011 Useful product
I took the advise in store, the assistant was knowledgeable and patient , I have so far only used the machine for one set of curtains but it was great and handled thicker material well
17 November 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LisaB10 Great machine, great advice from John Lewis!
I wanted to upgrade from my grandmother's very old 1950's Singer machine (one stitch pattern and disconnect the wheel to go backwards) and so didn't have a clue where to start when faced with the range of modern machines. The haberdashery specialist at Welwyn Garden City was superb at guiding me through the decision-making process, really helpful and insightful without being pushy and I cannot speak highly enough of her.
I decided to go for this computerised model based on the reputation of the brand and the fact that the knobs on the manual one were quite stiff and, longer-term, I thought this would be easier to use. I have no regrets as it is so effortless and intuitive to use. The manual is very clear so the basics are easy to master and therefore I have yet to go back for my hour-long training session at the store - although I'm sure I will when I tackle more complicated projects.Great machine - thanks for the support, John Lewis.
15 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SWOFNORWICH Brilliant machine!
After a demonstration at the Norwich store I bought one of these machines. It is such a lovely machine to use and very quiet machine compared to my old machine. I have gone back to dressmaking after a 30 year lapse and particularly wanted something which would make doing button holes easier. This machine suited my needs and the automatic button hole feature is the answer to my prayers. In addition to this, I particular like the transparent feet which certainly enable you to see the fabric easier as you sew. The stitches are very fine and neat and the operation of the whole machine will certainly give me the additional confidence. The functions all seem pretty easy to use and I look forward to many years of creating with my new machine. I would certainly recommend this to anyone who would like a machine that does something other than basic sewing.
30 March 2015