The machine I use, the only machine I have, and the only machine I have ever had is the Brother LS-2000.
|My Personal Machine|
It's a simple mechanized machine, it only has two options straight stitch and zig-zag stitch.
It has a vertical spool pin, vertical bobbin case, and a free arm.
|Tension disc and thread winding|
It's presser foot is clip on and it is considered a low shank machine.
It came with a zipper foot and a darning plate.
It does'nt do any fancy stitching, but it does do everything I need to do apparel sewing. Messing with the settings I can do a blind hem, a buttonhole, and attach a button.
This is a great starter machine, and cheap it can be bought for $60 at Wal-mart, which is good for a metal gear machine. I would even recommend this one for children because it's pretty easy to use and understand.
I love my machine, even though I dream of a fancy computerized machine, I don't think I would ever get rid of this one. I can't wait to pass it on to my daughters.