Lynn's Comments: I have a sewing machine - but I rarely use it. I would rather sew something by hand than have to fight with a machine that's bent on destroying my dignity. The make doesn't matter, nor how easy they say it is to use. Sewing machines and I do not get along. One reason is; I hate to follow a pattern. I also want things to go. Adjusting the tension makes me tense. I don't like to baby the bobbin, placate the presser foot or fumble with the feed dog. I want to turn it on, put the fabric under the needle thing, press the pedal and...DONE! But it's never like that. The machine "gets me" every time. So...if there's a rip, tear, hem or whatnot to repair and it can't be done with a hand held needle and thread, then it waits. Sometime for years! Mind you, this isn't such a bad thing. You have to look on the bright side...I recently took some stuff to the mall for repairs and now I have clothes that seem new to me and a 20 year old sewing machine that's as good as the day I bought it!