Great little machine!
Its been years since I've sewn anything, and now that I've retired I decided to start sewing again. I wanted to start out with a simple but quality machine. I researched on-line for several weeks before purchasing this machine. I've had it for a month now and it is exactly that - very simple to operate. There are a variety of stitches available for the more experienced seamstress and you can't beat the price! The one feature I like best is the guided self-threader. With my less than perfect eyesight, it is a fantastic option that I didn't even know was on the machine. I am VERY happy with this machine and would recommend it to anyone.
i bought the brother ce4000 sewing machine because i was looking for something easy to use for a beginner at sewing. the machine is even better than i expected, with clear instructions and easy to use mechanics. so far i have mad ea dress and several pair of pajama pants, all of which came out quite nicely, thanks to the easy ability to change stitches and make buttonholes, etc. i wouldn't hesitate to buy another brother products or recommend this one to a friend.
Trendsetting on a budget
I've been sewing since I was 8 or 9 and I've sewn on every kind of machine out there, including my grandmother's old Singer Trundle that runs on foot pump power instead of electricity! I even have a Pfaff embroidery machine that I paid $3K for 10 years ago that needs a tune up and more up to date software. I bought this machine as a rescue from the Pfaff and boy, is it a DREAM!! It's amazing for a portable, lightweight (I have a back injury and lift heavy items) machine. It's straight forward to use, even the myriad of decorative stitches. I priced this machine everywhere and was actually able to purchase a better machine than I originally planned because the refurbished machine is so inexpensive. I love the oversized sewing table, though I haven't gotten it exactly level, yet. I look forward to getting to know it better, soon! This machine is a gem!! Buy it, use it -- thanks to Project Runway, sewing's back in style!Read full review
This was purchased as a gift and was a good value for the money. Has a lot of features and is very easy to use. It is also very light weight.
This machine is great for a newbee at sewing. It has easy to change settings. It is very life and compact. However it is on the smaller size so the opening is not very wide for a quilt to go through easyly. Im not saying it can't be done because i have made 3 quilts so far.