bare bones machine vs. bells & whistles
I learned on an old New Home sewing machine. To this day, that machine is STILL working wonderfully. It goes forward and backward and that is all. It has the nicest straight stitch you’d ever want. So even and precise the stitches are. (talk like Yoda, I do.)
Then I bought myself a Sears Kenmore Zig Zag for $88.00 in eighth grade. I had that for ever, too.