I have wanted to purchase a sewing machine my entire life. I always saw it as a "luxury" item and not a necessity. I was so excited last year when I finally, after waiting 30 years, bought my own machine. The only problem. I hadn't used a machine in 15 years.
I purchased the Kenmore computerized sewing machine because I had read piositive reviews. I was able to figure out how to use it, and how to manipulate the different stiches of the machine. I did this with very little reading of the instruction manual. What can I say I am a bit lazy about that sort of thing.
This machine is easy to thread, and backstiching is simple. Everything about this machine is very self explanitory. The only thing I have not been about to figure out is the button hole stich.
I would say that this is a great machine for a beginner to intermediate seamstress.