Singer has some great Sewing Machines that are not very expensive and do a great job. I was just looking at some in Walmart the other day. Too many people buy expensive machines with functions they will rarely or never use. The basic functions that are most needed on a sewing machine are straight stitching, zizag stitching, buttholer and zipper functions. These functions are all included in very inexpensive good machines. Good luck and I hope this helps!