Ok For an Inexpensive Machine. Light is Terrible
Bought this machine a couple of years ago when my trusty forty year old Elna could no longer be serviced. Due to time constraints I was not doing a lot of sewing at the time so went for economy which I now know was a bit of a mistake. I am now doing much more sewing and find this machine very light weight wise which makes it move or bounce around if I get a bit of speed going and it also skips stiches. The light is absolutely abysmal so I have to use a lamp on my sewing table and it is quite noisy. It has lots of stiches which I must admit attr...acted me but I only use a handful of them. It is hard to do free quilting as the feed dogs do not lower. An ok basic machine if you just make repairs, perhaps for a beginner who does not know if they really enjoy sewing and does not want to spend a lot or someone who does not do much sewing. I am now shopping for a new machine. I will be looking at quality and will not be dazzled by lots of fancy stitches and a cheap price.
Purchased for $399.00.
I've had my 6160 model for about two and a half years and have had almost no problems with it. It see frequent (and probably harsh) use as I make three complete costumes with it per year. Super easy to use and adjust. It does jam if you use cheap threads, but all other problems are easily solved by checking the user manual or DVD that comes with it. I'm taking it in for its first service next month as the zigzag stitch has started to do funny things, but I love the machine.
Awesome sewing machine, great value.
Easy to use. Plenty of stitches to choose from. Great value for money at less than $200 from Costco. I've been using it for about 3 months now with no jamming or thread breakages. The instructional DVD was very simple but informative although the manual was a little too brief for my liking.
Automatic needle threader is a boon.
If I have to make a negative remark it would be that the machine is a bit 'plasticky'
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I have checked the bobbin thread and needle thread and all seems good however when I try to stitch the upper thread is sowing but the bobbin thread, although up is not connecting with the needle thread. Any thoughts?
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