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Rated 5 out of 5 by schoolruncyclingmum Well designed and simple to use!
Having run out of patience with my inherited 50+ year old Pfaff machine which needed constant coaxing and only stitched forward and backward, I just bought this.
It is fantastic - My son and daughter (aged 12 and 10) are similarly impressed. Even they can understand the instructions to thread it, change settings etc. and can start making simple things like cushion covers on their own.
I plan to buy a Janome zip footer when I can work out which one to get - tips welcome please!
26 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JenPup Brilliant machine
I used to have a child's sewing machine many years ago, and this is the first machine I've used since then. I am very, very pleased with it.
I consider myself to be a complete beginner when it comes to machine sewing, and this machine has been so easy to set up and use. I also bought some patterns from John Lewis to practice with, one of which was to make a toy puppy.
I have now made 9 puppies and taken in several items of clothing (which was my original reason for buying the machine as I've been losing weight and want to take clothes in rather than waste money buying all new). I hope next to make some baby clothes for a friend who is expecting her first child, and then to move on to clothing for myself.
I am sure that the machine will handle these tasks well, as it has performed excellently over the two months since I bought it. I would happily recommend this machine to anyone.
I'm also really happy that I was able to get it in the beautiful Retro Blue.
21 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Candle8 Excellent value sewing machine
This product is an excellent first starter sewing machine. It is easy to thread and the instructions are clear and easy to follow. It is very light to carry and comes with a handy storage cover to keep the dust out. Would recommend this to anyone starting to learn to sew.
19 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by KP98 Love it!
Purchased this for my daughter for GCSE Textiles and going on to A levels. Absolutely loves it! Easy to follow instructions and easy to use. Does exactly what she needs it for. She loves the colour (dusky pink) and uses it regularly to make a top or two.
05 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SewBettyButtons The best priced starter machine
I like this machine. It is a robust, solid machine suitable from 10 years and suitable for hobby sewers as it has pretty much all you need, in terms of stitch varieties, for an extremely competitive price.
We've tested the Ziz-zag stitch and it can achieve a decent satin stitch for it's price range. It also has a good selection of decorative stitches.
This is the ideal product for sewing groups and individuals alike. It can handle a variety of fabric weights but might struggle with heavyweight fabrics.
23 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by yummymummy2014 Excellent Machine
Easy to use and great colour. Great value for money.
21 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MBTH I love it!
My old Singer sewing machine of 40 years finally stopped, never to go again. I was so wary of a new, different, machine. But this one is so easy to use and suitable for all normal household type sewing. It will be getting plenty of use as we're moving to a new house very soon and bedlinen and curtains will be made on this
21 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by AS21 You just can't beat John Lewis-superb entry level machine
I have sewn in the past, but not for a long time so did not want to spend too much on a fancy machine.
This one fit the bill exactly-it is a reasonable price and has all the functions I need. It is heavy enough to feel substantial, and light enough to pack up and put away easily.
I found it easy to set up and it is quiet when running. All in all, it is a great little sewing machine and I would highly recommend it.
11 April 2015