This sewing machine is great for hobby sewers. It has everything you need, even threads the needle for you which is great when your eyesight is getting week or your eyes get tired after a while. The top loading bobbin is definitely a bonus. It works smoothly, is quiet and easy to store. The only thing that I am missing is the storage compartment that most sewing machines have.. probably only because I am used to it. The machine comes with a plastic cover which is good enough for storage. All in on a great machine for a good price.