After the Brother incident, I was leery of buying another sewing machine. My mom has a Singer and my grandmother had a Singer – so I know that the older ones lasted forever. In hopes that I would have the same experience; I bought a Singer Simple sewing machine today. So far so good; I played around with all of the stitches and even made a button hole. The button hole feature is the greatest thing ever. I made a little pouch to hold all the goodies that came with it as my first project.