Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 53
Rated 1 out of 5 by KAG72 Broken after very little use
I was given this as a Christmas present in 2014, but have only in the last couple of months started to use it. Have been using on light materials and doing very simple, basic stuff to make children's costumes for a school play, and it died on me, leaving me in somewhat of a tricky situation. I had trusted the John Lewis name would mean a reliable even if low-cost machine. Very, very disappointed, and in need of an urgent replacement.
25 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kjjc Excellent
Having already left a review (can't see it on here though) I stated that I hadn't tried sewing a zip with this machine.i have now made a zipped pencil case involving 2 layers of material, one of lofted interfacing and a doubled over zip.,went through without a hitch. Not saying I'd make clothes but for bags and pencil cases and other small items this machine is a dream.
13 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rosyclaire Lovely Starter Machine
I was amazed when waiting my turn to buy this sewing machine, yes there was a queue, to hear the assistant tell everyone that this machine was only for up to 12yrs of age!
As a professional sewer of over 48yrs I went ahead and bought it for my 27yr old daughter as she is a very basic beginner. It is more than adequate to make lightweight cushion covers, summer dresses, tops and skirts for the next few years. AND it only needs a small space to store it, a very good thing in a London flat.
You, John Lewis, are really missing a trick to try and sell the dearer version and dismiss this machine.
08 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by FenellaF Perfect beginners machine
I bought this yesterday after a few weeks of deliberation. Reviews were mixed, mainly around threading it. I'm a first time sewer, and it did take me a couple of hours and a youtube video to thread it - I didn't even know what a bobbin was - but once threaded, I couldn't be more pleased. I've already made my very first cushion. Yes, there were a few hitches when I started, mainly as it wasn't threaded properly, but I persisted. Am very pleased with the product, and if you're hesitating over this one, don't!
16 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CraftingLady2311 Great for first time sewer
I bought this sewing machine for my 9 year old daughter. She absolutely ADORES it. She was able to start using it within minutes of me showing her what to do and has not stopped since. My only comment is that there is only one speed, ie, on or off, you can not slow the machine down by pressing down the foot pedal less. That said, I would highly recommend it, as it is a fantastic product for a fantastic price.
13 February 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by dunk3 loved it
Bought it for my grandchild for her birthday. worked beautifully lovely gentle sewing action and she loved the bright colour. Would recommend it for anyone sewing with a machine for the first time
11 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by libwho All you need in a sewing machine!
After years of owning a heavy complicated machine that could stitch every combination under the sun, I decided that since I never use the fancy functions and need a crane to lift it. It was time for a change. This new machine is so light weight you could pick it up with just two fingers. Also its easy to control and runs at a beautiful speed allowing for accuracy. The combination of stitches is all you need for every day sewing. Fantastic Product and great value. One happy customer.
03 February 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Peanut68 Not sure yet....
Looks lovely & a great size for my 11 year old daughter.....only thing is, I am struggling to thread needle to know if it works well....Attempts so far have resulting in threads breaking, fabric jamming in feeder on plate. Am going to give it one last go with a friend who has much machine experience, otherwise it goes back & I look to invest in something more substantial for my daughter. Will re-review if things change!
27 January 2015