Yeah whatever fits, usually works! I had a heckuva time getting the Huskvarna stuff from the sewing center at Joann's though. THe woman kept asking me what sewing machine I had and I said Kenmore and she had a hissy fit saying "These CANNOT work with any other machine.!" SHe wouldnt even sell it to me!
I had to go back another day when she wasnt there so I can talk to someone nicer. Thank goodness Joann's is only a mile from my workplace so I am in there almost every week on my lunch hour.
I have the Kenmore 16231 (http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_02016231000P?vName=For+the+Home&cName=Sewing+Machines+%26+Accessories&sName=Conventional+Sewing+Machines
One of the reviews for it reads:
I'm glad I got this machine. My MIL purchased an expensive Janome for xmas and wondered at how similar our machines are. She learned from a Janome dealer that they are basically the same model both built by Brother. I think she was a little disappointed that hers cost so much more and she could have had a Kenmore!
So I guess it is a Brother? Either way, it has loads of good reviews so I am happy. I'm a beginner but since getting it I have done all types of things, I wouldnt dream of sewing. Even for my son's birthday this weekend i made all the goody bags out of coordinating fabric! Something I have NEVER even fathomed doing before when I could get the plastic bags easily. This machine makes me actually WANT to sew.