|If you are new to sewing, the Brother CS6000I sewing machine may be worth checking out. This is because it is easy to use, has quite a few features and doesnt cost as much as some of the other sewing machines made by Brother. Priced at under 200USD, this machine is an affordable investment for the beginner. The CS6000I sewing machine is also a computerized model and has an LCD display screen that makes stitch selection simple. It features 60 built-in stitches, which can be programmed by width and length. This includes utility stitches for constructing or mending garments, decorative stitches, heirloom stitches, stitches for quilting, and one-step buttonhole capabilities with seven styles of button holes to choose from. Two of the sewing machines most important features include a quick set bobbin and easy needle threading. These are important if you are a first time sewer and have never threaded a sewing machine before. In addition there is an adjustable dial control to change the length of the stitches quickly and easily. You can also use either the built-in one-touch start/stop/reverse button to control the machine, or you can use the foot pedal. The presser pedal can be adjusted for pressure and height (although some consumers indicate that adjusting the pedal pressure effectively is not easy), and the machine can be adjusted electronically for sewing speed. This machine comes with an attached thread cutter, storage space on the machine, and a walking foot so that fabrics dont slip - even if you sew in multiple layers. More features include a walking foot that allows you to quilt in straight lines and lets you sew both traditional and free-form quilts. Novice sewers seem to like the machine because it comes with all of the parts and a how-to manual that lets them get started right away. They say that it is easy to thread and the LCD screen is helpful because it will give you information such as what foot you need to use while you are sewing. Some consumers have indicated, however, that the bobbin case is not well designed and prone to failure.