Unsure. Maybe 2003?Cost:
It was a gift but I believe it originally cost around $100How long have you had the machine?
Since maybe 2003.Is it a basic sewing machine, serger, or embroidery machine?
Pretty basic sewing machine.What are your favorite features?
I really like the stitch dial. What are some of the unique features it has?
It doesn't really have any unique features.
It's pretty basic. It does have buttonhole settings and a buttonhole foot which is nice but I don't think unique. It does zigzag and has a reverse button and has few "fancy" stitches... I think that's about it?How well does it run?
I think it runs really well but I have limited experience with other machines!Has it ever broken or needed maintenance you couldn't do yourself?
It's never broken or needed maintenance!What are your least favorite features?
I don't necessarily have least favorite features since the machine doesn't really have a ton of features! My complaint and the reason why I'll get a new machine is that it doesn't go through as many layers of fabric as I need. I'm trying to make some weekenders and my poor baby just CANNOT put together the outside, it's simply too much. (Just so you know the putting together the outside of a weekend entails 6 pieces of home dec weight fabric, folded bias tape, 6 pieces of interfacing, and heavy peltex and cording very, very close to where you're stitching sometimes getting caught up in your stitches unless you're amazing and perfect! It's a LOT to ask of a machine.)Would you recommend this machine to a friend?
This has been a GREAT first machine and it's been able to do pretty much everything I've needed. I know there are fancier and better machines but I really think this is a great basic machine that I would recommend to anyone starting out!
I feel like I didn't get everything in here that I needed so definitely feel free to ask any questions!